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Diesel Multi-Plier Black, Sheath

This is one of the biggest, toughest multi-tools that also features the ease and convenience of wrist-flick deployment. That's the story behind the Diesel Multi-Plier.


Were talking about an industrial-strength tool here. The kind that pulls no punches and shrinks for no task...regardless of how tough it might be. The individual stainless steel tools are bigger than average, and more rugged than normal. And each one locks into place for maximum safety and security with the Saf.T.Plus system.


Maybe you could get by with a lesser tool. But why run the risk of all the cussing and fuming when you can own the multi-tool that rules the road? Diesel. The one tool you need when you can only carry one tool.

Item # 22-01545 NSN # 5110-01-540-0186
  • Overall Length: 6.61"
  • Closed Length: 4.92"
  • Weight: 8.6 oz.


  • One-handed opening
  • Inboard tools
  • Components:
    • Needlenose Pliers
    • Wire Cutters
    • Partially Serrated Knife Blade
    • Cross Point Screwdriver
    • Small, Medium and Large Flat Blade Screwdrivers
    • Can Opener
    • Bottle Opener
    • File
    • Saw
    • Scissors
  • Fully locking blades
4 Lighting Engineer Kurt Morgan - JUN 16, 2016

I'm pretty rough on tools. So rough that I recently broke the tip off the knife, but it's a good blade so I'm living with it. Love the quality of the tools (save for the scissors) and one-handed opening. Working at heights I also appreciate the safety cord loop. Good tool that's *almost* theatre-proof. I'd recommend it.

4 Small Ranch Owner KCotton - DEC 14, 2015

This was one of my favorite pieces of EDC gear when I work on the ranch. The tools locking out makes me feel secure when I am using them in tough situations, and the finish stays intact for the most part, even under hard use.

I say that it "was" one of my favorites, because the sheath tore off of my belt while I was tractoring, and now I cannot find a replacement. There is not even a "contact us" or customer support link on this site, so my Gerber Diesel is just an ornament on my nightstand now.

4 EDC master Eaglescout18 - DEC 4, 2015

Got this tool in the mail off of amazon about a month ago. Love it! I haven't had much time to test the pliers, but all of the other tools on it are great and perform well. I would definitely recommend this tool. Way to go Gerber!

5 Soldier Warren - NOV 27, 2015

Bought mine when I got to my first duty station. Had a little play in the pliers, but after 5 years of use it was still going strong enough that someone else decided they needed it more than I did.

5 Dr. Baller - NOV 15, 2015

But worth it!!
I'm not actually in the hood!
I'm white.

5 Shop teacher Jstephens - OCT 20, 2015

Diesel multi-plier is the best tool ever in my a arsenal of tools. The students think it's a part of me. I have it everyday and I use it.

3 analyst SD - AUG 19, 2015

Very useful, but would be better if it had a belt clip built on instead on the sheath. The pliers are a lot more wobbly than other tools I have had. When I first got this one the black finish started coming off easily and made my hands look like I was handling charcoal. I had to wipe it down a few times with a damp clothe for it to stop. The finish stayed on and looks perfect.

5 Military Contractor Contractor - APR 25, 2015

This tool is so useful and handy to have. It has been a great investment and partner - a perfect match in the tool world..
This is not the first Gerber mutil-tool I have had however its been the most loyal one as it has stayed with me for several years; the others have "walked" away. Maybe there's a reason that been so reliable they are a temptation.
Do not regret buying it.

3 USCG lemaverick21 - MAR 29, 2015

This is a decent multi-tool. It gets the job done but it would be much better if it were spring loaded. Also the pliers are a little "wobbly".

5 Cable tech Andy B - MAR 21, 2015

So many uses for this tool. Not always the uses Gerber intended, but it gets the job done. I carry 50% less tools with me because of the Diesel. Rock solid, and indispensable.

5 Don`t leave Home without it Kevin P - MAR 1, 2015

going on 10 yrs with mine still works like new a beautiful all around multi tool use it every day for something only problem the sheath wears out but contacted gerber and they sent me another No Charge

4 Plant Operator Chris P - DEC 17, 2014

I have had a few of these little jewels. If I didn't lose them I would still have my first. The only problem I have had is breaking the Philips bit on rusty screws. GREAT TOOLS!

5 New Zealand Dairy Farmer Jeremy - MAY 30, 2014

I've been using a Gerber multitool for around 15 years and let me tell you, I do not spare it. I use it many times every day for jobs which you would think would require a much bigger tool. It is Very Tough and very useful. I have broken the pliers twice, once trying to open a corroded 90mm camlock and once trying to tear 30mm steel strapping around a bundle of poles, both jobs which I think you will agree are a bit outside the scope of a pair of pocket pliers but which I do think they would have been able to do if I had been a little bit more careful. Gerber repaired them for me, no problems at all.
Anyway, a brilliantly designed finest quality product.

3 first experience raf cal - FEB 21, 2014

it's my first gerber tool. in general terms is good, seems to be very well built, so I think that is a drawback is the way to make the implements ... the openness of the tools is uncomfortable. in particular had a problem with scissors. on first use, the spring deflection and scissors are not working properly. I hope to have better luck next time, for now my old leatherman is better. regards

4 Every Day Tool Braidn223 - NOV 17, 2013

SN Johnson: I use this tool everyday at work and it has never let me down. A bit flimsy in the pliers but it never has casued a real issue for me great all around tool.

5 Senior Engineer Rizzo - OCT 29, 2013

Perfect tool. Hard wearing, solid, all round tool. Never leaves my side! Good work Gerber!

5 Cool air man Ben - OCT 27, 2013

Best multi tool on market have used for 20 years broken under normal wear ten years ago sent in sent me brand new one no question

5 Set Dec Burton - OCT 17, 2013

I've lived with a Gerber multi-plier on my belt for 20 years. I've made one warranty claim in those 20 years and , even though the failed part was due to operator error, Gerber fixed my tool without hesitation. Always reliable, always helpful .

5 carpetman all around handyman lloyd a - JUL 19, 2013

ive gerber for last 20 years I would not take for them I just lost my last pair trring to find me somewhere close to get me some more looks like a 140 mile trip 5 stars for me better than everybody elses

4 scrapper tony - APR 18, 2013

love it... use it daily and will always have it on me.. no problems and although its a little loose with the pliers it gets the job done. buy it. use it. love it.

1 GS Jeremy - MAR 9, 2013

Very disappointed. I bought this to replace a broke Leatherman. Saw this at our FOB. Way too much play in the pliers, feels flimsy, loose and unable to hold a grip. knife, not sharp as I would like, tools not long enough. Spend the money and get yourself a S.O.G.

2 meh... SplatterPunk6 - JAN 22, 2013

Just got it in the mail and I'm a little disappointed. The pliers are skinny and have a lot of wiggle room, it doesn't feel solid, just loose. The knife and the saw are pretty nice, the other tools are ok I guess.

4 CW2 Chief WO - AUG 13, 2012

My favorite multi tool...but why there isnt a lanyard loop is a complete mystery to me...add the lanyard loop!

5 Admiral Richard Albritton - MAY 17, 2012

Givent o me as a gift and i find this to be a very useful tool and would not be caught dead without it. one handed operation is very nice to have at my disposal and cannot concieve of using a traditional multitool again.

5 Mr. Thomas - MAR 14, 2012

This is my favorite of all the Gerber tools, although the scissors are not as nice as the set on my Gerber 600 Pro scout which is my next favorite, but while the pliers are noticeably more beefy on the Diesel I can't help but feel it could be more solid and resist the overlap twist at the point of the pliers. Still, I carry this tool daily and it never fails me.


Awesome multi-tool. Had mine for a few years. Used in Iraq and now in Afghanistan. Only issue I am now having is the pliers are a little loose when extended and wiggle back and forth. Solid product.

5 Retired military police Lyne Del Testa - FEB 8, 2012

I've owned Gerber equipments for three decades and they've served me faithfully. My husband has 35 years of Military under his belt also and Gerber has been a household name following us everywhere from war time to the bush passing by survival and rescuing stranger to giving a helping hand and every day chores.

Thank you Gerber for making this world a safe place by helping us fulfill our duties wich do not stop the day we retired but keep on going till the day we die...
God bless you, Lyne and Mario from Canada

5 0621 USMC LCPL Dan - JAN 7, 2012

The only problem that I have with this tool is that I have lost it too many times (3). But great tool to have while setting up comms gear and general military use.

5 dod mark bennett - DEC 19, 2011

great tool ,been used and abuse. thank you

5 3rd Assistant Engineer Robert - DEC 16, 2011

Took this tool around the world as an engineer cadet on a ship. Great tool - I recommend it.

5 Canadian sound tech studio1178 - DEC 9, 2011

Love this tool. One handed operation is a feature that I could not live without, especially when the tool is required and one hand is holding onto scaffolding high above a stage.
Many huge improvements over older models.
Now if I could just stop misplacing them...!

5 Great Fpsrussia - NOV 13, 2011

Tool is durable

1 PFC 342 EN BN ARMY NG Martinez - AUG 23, 2011

$49 is not much of a discount considering they sell these at sears for $48.48.

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