In a vast sea of pipe tools FireDog has hit a home run. I found this while searching the internet and decided to give it a shot. Sometimes it is worth it and sometime snot so much. Below you will find my review of the pipe multi-tool.
Item: Pipe Multi-Tool
Material: Leather and Metal
Function: Stand, Tamper, Scraper, and Needle
Tamper Size: 3.3 x 0.5 inches
Scraper Size: 3 x 0.55 inches
1.4 x 0.4 inches
Needle Size: 1 x 0.06 inches
See photo to the right for size
I was very impressed when I opened the package. For the price I was expecting something flimsy and cheap. This what not the case at all. A thick leather holder/stand with quality metal tools was what i had found. I was slightly blown away to be honest.
The first use of any item is not really a true test of the item. I will say that the tools are very easy to access. The bolt that holds them is removable and adjustable but that was not needed. The tamper was not cheap and did not bend. The scraper was able to take away all the debris post smoking. The needle is hard to mess up but this one also did its job. The stand itself was great. It is adjustable as well so there should not be an issue with most pipes. Very happy on initial use.
After One Month Of Use:
To my surprise this tool is holding up. The metal tools are not burnt or damaged. The leather looks brand new even with heavy use. Everything is working as expected. A compact tool that is worth triple its value.
Is this an expensive luxury tool? Not at all. Does it do the job the same as a luxury tool? Yes it does 100%. I am hard on the items that I purchase. i am even harder on the ones I review on purpose. i can say that this tool is worth every penny plus many extra pennies.