By March 5, 2021 / / //
REVIEW – We all need tools from time to time. Little fixes around the house require the right tool. Multitools aim to be the go-to solution for a lot of these types of jobs by including a slew of tools in an easy-to-carry package. For many, multitools are an everyday carry (EDC) thing. Bibury offers several different tools, including this 18-in-1 multitool that looks to help you solve a bunch of your daily problems. Let’s take a look and see if this deserves a place in your EDC kit.
What is it?
The Bibury BBY-MT08 is an 18-in-1 multitool that interestingly enough comes with only 16 functions per the description on the box. They don’t count the ruler as another tool and only count one of the two screwdriver bits, so I guess that we’re actually at 18. Anyway, it’s a multitool.
What’s in the box?
- The multitool
- Belt sheath
- Dimensions: 4.1L x 1.8W x 0.8H inches
- Weight: 10.7 ounces
- Materials: steel with titanium-coated handles
Design and features
This hefty tool fits nicely in the hand. It is designed to be carried in its included canvas sheath.
The back of the sheath has a nice belt clip that is attached only at the top. This makes for easy slipping over your belt. The clip has a lip on the bottom to keep it securely attached to your belt.
The tool fits snugly and the flap snaps securely.
As for the tool itself, it packs a lot of tools into a compact package.
Rather than describe them, I’ll let the back of the box do it for me, spelling errors and all.
I have to admit, I just can’t figure out what #4 – safety knob is.
Unsheathing the tool reveals the compact form.
Folding out both sides quickly transforms the tool into full-sized pliers.
The plier tip has three functions – long-nosed plier, standard plier, and wire cutter
Nice touches are included, like a ruler engraved on the back of the file.
The main blade offers a nice sharp edge along with a small serrated section.
All of the long fold-out tools lock into place. Folding them requires pushing a small, labeled lock release at the base of each tool.
The ends of the handles even contain several functions.
On the left, we find an emergency glass-breaking tool. On the right, we see the receptacle for the screwdriver bits.
The two dual-ended bits are housed in a fold-out holder in the handle. One is dual flat blades and the other is dual Phillips tips.
For a multitool, performance comes down to whether the thing is usable. This tool is. The blade is sharp. The rope cutter is sharp. The saw is sharp. There are three flat and two Phillips screwdriver options I’m not a fan of multitool wrenches that are just holes in a blade, but that is what it is in multitools. The file is appropriately abrasive. The ruler is handy. The glass-breaking tool is a great addition for automotive emergency use. The bottle and can openers are handy. The pliers are as sturdy and usable as individual tools, as is the wire cutter. The long tools snap into place securely and release easily. The bottom line is this is a nice tool to have with you whenever the need for any of them arises. Clipping it on a belt as an EDC tool isn’t out of the realm of reasonableness.
What I like
- Lots of built-in tools and functions
- Solid build quality
- Ten-year warranty
- Sheath belt clip allows for putting on/taking off without removing your belt
What I’d change
- More clear descriptions of the tools
- What the heck is “Safety Knob”?
All in all, this is a very nice multitool. With its wide variety of tools, this could be at home in a variety of environments. For me, the perfect place for this is in the console of my SUV, and that’s where it will find a home.