As you may have already heard, the much anticipated Mutlitasker Tools Series 3 multitools are finally available for purchase and we were lucky enough to get our hands on one. The Series 3, much like its predecessors, is much more than just a multitool. Its designed from the ground up as a “pocket toolbox” for your AR15. As we did with the Series 2X, a full review is in the works. For now I wanted to give you a nice photographic overview of the features found on the new Multitasker Tools Series 3 which you will find below.
When I opened the package I received in the mail and saw this beautiful box, I thought Shane (the Multitasker Tools genius) had bought me a new watch or something. But this is just the first of many things that will show you that there were no corners cut with the Series 3.
I’ll give you a second to gather yourself and stop drooling. 🙂 Once you remove the Series 3 from the box you’ll get to see it in all its glory with those awesome looking G10 scales. You’ll also notice the neatly organized hex bit set. You might be thinking “What is a hex bit set doing in there?” We’ll get to that in a second.
One of the first things that caught my eye was the fact that the Series 3 has a pocket clip. This is something that is a much needed feature. In the past the Multitasker’s have come with pouches but I don’t know of many people who actually used them. I think this is a great upgrade over past models for sure as it makes it easier to carry in your pocket instead of just throwing it in your range bag, etc.
As I alluded to before, the Series 3 Multitasker is what you might call “AR-Centric”. Many of its features are specifically designed to aid in the maintenance and cleaning of an AR15. For instance, the Front Sight Adjuster (shown below) is something that comes in extremely handy whether you’re in the field or at the range.
The Front Sight Adjustment tool is held in place by a pretty strong magnet. Once removed it reveals a 1/4″ Bit Driver which is where the nifty little Hex Bit set comes into play. The Hex Bit set includes ten very commonly used bits that snap into place and held there by the magnet. This also makes it easier to keep small screws on the bits as well. The bits included are: TORX: T10 and T15; HEX: 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 3/16 and 3/32; Std Screwdriver: 3/32 and 3/16; Phillips Screwdriver: No. 1
Another very “AR-Centric” feature is the availability of a 3/8″ and 1/2″ Hex Wrench which are common bolt sizes found on LaRue mounts and other scope rings.
Perhaps the most “AR-Centric” feature of all is the Castle Nut Wrench. Multitasker Tools is the only manufacturer to incorporate a Castle Nut Wrench into their product. They have studied their end user, listened to feedback and understand exactly what their customers want and need.
One thing that always seems to be missing on multitools is a good blade. Well, Mutlitasker Tools set out to make that a thing of the past this time around and they’ve done just that. The Series 3 features a full size blade with a thumb assist for easy opening.
It also features a very crisp/solid Liner Lock to keep the blade in place. When you want to fold it just press the safety tab to the left and it folds with ease.
Another nice feature which can be used for many different uses is the 3/32 Pin Punch. I tend to use mine for pushing Hammer and Trigger Pins out. I’ve also seen it used on handguns during tear down as well. Once again, not wanting to waste any space, there is another little surprise waiting for you.
Simply unscrew the 3/32 Pin Punch to reveal a 8-32 male thread. This allow you to attach your Series 3 to different cleaning accessories, especially those found in the OTIS cleaning kits.
The Multitasker Tools feature one of the best Carbon Scraper tools I’ve used. It works fantastic at scraping the carbon off of AR15 bolts and bolt carriers but can be used for a wide variety of other tasks as well.
Now on to the business end. The Series 3 has one serious set of teeth and its not afraid to use them. The Pliers on the Seris 3 are made of D2 Tool Steel and feature a super smooth hybrid bearing. As with the rest of the major components on the Series 3, the Pliers are wireEDM/CNC machined giving it a strength and precision that is unmatched. Another new feature for the Series 3 is the user replaceable cutting blades (one on each side of the plier).
I can tell you just from messing around with it over the past week or so that Multitasker Tools went all in on this tool. The quality and workmanship is unreal. I’m really looking forward to using the Series 3 Multitasker over the next few months and really get some good use out of it. If you would like to purchase one for yourself right now I have included a few links below to retailers that have them in-stock including our good friends at Weapon Outfitters and TacStrike.
The Series3 MULTITASKER is approx. 140 (plus S&H), and currently available from: