One of the main features of this tool is that it features a driver that uses standard bits and is aligned along the center line of the tool.
Other features of this tool are:
- a full size, outboard knife that is said to be 30% longer than the Leatherman OHT. There is a thumb support on the multitool to give you better cutting power with the knife. This blade has a plain edge.
- spring loaded pliers. This is a feature that I really like. I’ve had multiple multitools and have always found that non-spring loaded pliers can be a bit of a pain to work with.
- thumb opening for main tools. The driver, knife and pliers are all deployed with a quick flick of the thumb, making them as easy to access as a common knife.
In addition to the knife, driver and pliers, the Center-Drive also has the following tools built in:
- serrated blade
- wire strippers (part of the pliers)
- pry bar
- bottle opener
The driver also comes with a flathead bit and a Phillips bit. Gerber sells a bit set to supplement the tool if you want one. The tool will be available for purchase on November 1. Gerber states the MSRP will be $89.