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Gerber Multi Tool

Discussion in 'Knives & Cutting Tools' started by SULLIVAN2049, May 16, 2010.

  1. SULLIVAN2049

    SULLIVAN2049 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Owensboro Kentucky
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    Does anyone know if a Gerber Multi tool will rust in fresh water? I have thought about taking it diving in one of my BCD pockets, but I think it would rust. Anyone tried this before? Thx John
     
  2. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Kentucky
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    I don't know much about these kind of tools. I would think yes, they may tend to rust (lots of joints usually). Why do you want so many tools down there any way? You won't be doing any regulator or BC repairs down there. Why take something bulky like that? A simple, small, blunt tip dive knife or EMT sheers will do fine. You only need something to cut yourself free from entanglement or to pry something up, not an "all- in- one tool box".
     
  3. fire_diver

    fire_diver Solo Diver

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    Location: NW Oklahoma, USA
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    Yes, they will rust.
     
  4. SULLIVAN2049

    SULLIVAN2049 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Owensboro Kentucky
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    I was afraid they would and perhaps the are a bit much for diving. Just had them and thought they might come in handy but if they rust and are too overboard then they can stay in the dive kit I am making. Thx for the replies. John
     
  5. Dr Wu

    Dr Wu Regular of the Pub

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    It will rust quickly and make a fine dive weight.
     
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern California, USA
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    A simple rinse after the dive and then spray it down with WD-40 will make the Gerber tool; or any multitool from any manufacturer, lasts a lifetime. WD-40 is like $4/can in Wal-Mart.
     

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