Gerber E-Tool Shovel Review

The Gerber E-Tool is an important outdoor tool especially for military personnel; it can be used for digging, scooping and sawing through hard materials. It is multi-functional as it can also be used for various outdoor activities like hunting, camping, and other more tactical requirements.The spade can be carried very easily due to its collapsible design. It is made from excellent materials and can take a serious beating.

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Construction

This device is constructed from a powdered alloy of carbon and boron. This construction is well formulated to ensure the spade suits heavy duty usage. Its strong glass-filled nylon handle makes gripping comfortable, easing its usage and maneuverability. The anodized shaft made of aluminum gives this stunning instrument more strength therefore enhances its lifespan.

Choosing a durable tool like this one from Gerber saves on the costs that could be incurred from buying new brands yearly. Additionally, the handle is of comfortable length, about 23.4 inches. This reduces energy expenditure, and less straining and leverage is required.

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Portability and Design

As outlined above, the Gerber E-Tool is constructed from aluminum and nylon. These materials are very light yet strong. The shovel weighs in at 2.7 pounds and measures 9.4 inches when folded. This makes the shovel very portable, and makes this spade perfect for outdoor activities. In hiking, camping, or even survival situations where weight must be kept to a minimum to reduce energy consumption.

Versatility

On its blade, one side is serrated. This feature makes the spade a powerful tool for chopping tough bush or timber for your fire. The serrated edge can be used to saw various grass, undergrowth, or even rope. It can also be used to crack ice and stubborn dirt.

Locking Mechanism

Any time you open the spade, the lock system that is incorporated into the design will keep it in place. This ensures maximum stability when digging. Furthermore, this protects the user since high pressure is applied in shoveling. It is very easy to secure simply by turning the ridged knob that surrounds the shaft.

Every tool has strengths and weaknesses. Lets look at a couple of those now:

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Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Incorporated locking mechanism
  • Strong, durable materials
  • Multi-purpose
  • Compact design for easy storage

Cons

  • Assembly a bit difficult for some users
  • Aluminum instead of steel shaft

Some prefer steel versus aluminum but bear in mind the weight is reduced as a result of improving portability.

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The above video features 10 great uses for the Gerber E-tool, some we didn’t even think of during our own testing.

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