Gerber is dedicated to developing life-saving, mission-essential gear for those who serve.
As the #1 selling multi-tool platform to the US military, the MP600 series has been to hell and back. Serving those who serve, this tool is built to be tough and accessible. A one-hand opening design is crucial, as is the durable stainless body, the variety of 14 tools, and multiple versions that are specialized for any situation.
Gerber is dedicated to developing life-saving, mission-essential gear for those who serve.
We can think of about 600 reasons why this much-applauded multi-tool belongs on your belt. But don't worry, we'll just stick to the most important ones here. Like profound versatility, for example. And failsafe performance. And a level of rock-solid design and construction that pleases the eye and satisfies the soul.
It all begins with high quality stainless steel. Then we incorporated Gerber's patented one-handed opening pliers. Of the 6 models available, three feature the standard needlenose plier and the other three have our bluntnose configuration.
You'd be hard pressed to find a more rugged or more fearless multi-tool out there. But go ahead and look around a bit. See what you think. Then come on back to Gerber and pick the Multi-Plier 600 that truly suits your needs. We're building plenty.
I've not had my mp600 long, but so far I've really enjoyed it. I've had 4 SOG power-lock tools in various configurations and I liked them, but the lock for the tools was sub-par. The tools would randomly unlock under pressure. Exactly when you need the lock most. At first I figured it was my tool, but the subsequent tools continued to be unreliable. I had bought several for people at work (factory work), but I always noticed that maintenance carried Gerber tools. I figured mine was superior because it cost twice as much. You get what you pay for, right? Not in this case. As far as I'm concerned the Gerber tool is a true bargain. The fact that buying one puts dollars in American pockets means a great deal to me. I plan on trying another Gerber. One of their high end models just because I like these things (even if the 600 covers all of my actual needs). After all, taking money out of my pocket and putting it into the wallet of a fellow American is an easy decision. If you are on the fence about buying the mp600 I suggest you go ahead and try one. They are pretty inexpensive for what you get and I highly doubt you'll regret it. They work hard and the lock is excellent. I'd love to see a blade made from a super steel, but at this price that's probably not feasible. Buy one!
Used at work for over 20 years and it was worked hard. Went to use file and it snapped. Sent for warranty and because it had sentimental value they repaired it with only cost of shipping. Not only did they fix the file the wire cutters were replaced and the tool was reconditioned. That is true 100% USA customer service.
I am very young compares to all of you and I'm a boy scout I have used my 600 for 2 years and it hasn't failed me yet. This tool is a beast. worth every penny
Carry mine everywhere (work/play). I've had I the same one almost 10 years. The nylon sheath wore out but the tool fits perfectly in a single (pistol) mag pouch.
This is by far the best multi tool ive ever had. I would not suggest any other tool. It feels great to use, its easy to use, it fits into your pocket, its strong and trustworthy, you can not beat it.
I have had this multi tool now for 25 years and i can say its the most great tool to have and I carry it everywhere along with a Gerber folding pocket knife they are the best ive used it for everything you can imagine thanks Gerber!!!
I have used many models of MT and this one is by far the most practical and toughest model of all. A bit pricey but if you get one (and don't loose it xD) and take care of it it will last. I have buddies who have the exact same for almost a decade and still going.
I wore my multi-tool for 6 years when I was in the Army and another 4 as a civilian. It traveled the world with me including a 15 month tour in Iraq. It mended fences, hunted, took catfish off trot-lines, and a whole bunch of other tasks as a civilian.
Recently my wife and I discovered a box filled with my Grandfathers bayonet, watch, and other military memorabilia from his service in WW2 and Korean wars. We made a little shelf space for his stuff and put my stuff right next to it.
My 600 is now retired and proudly on the shelf next to my other items from my Iraq tour. My 600 is one of those things that will be passed down to my kids and grandkids.
Yes I replaced it with another Gerber and wear that everyday on my family farm. My original is now an heirloom.
I was issued this multi-tool when i was 19, i carried it all through my military term including a 12 month deployment to Afghanistan. Im 26 now and still use it everyday, for fixing fences and my children's bikes, very tough tool definitely recommend this.
This is a great multi tool I carry it everywhere and have used it countless times the only downside side is after all of its use my idiot friends broke the file off my only question is can gerber do anything about that without me have to buy another one
I have one of the tools with what appear to be carbide inserts in the pliers to cut and strip wire. Whatever they are made of they are excellent for this purpose. The lifetime warranty means just what it says. I returned mine to the factory after it was run over by a boat trailer. Not your typical materials or workmanship issue. They promptly replaced it with a new tool, even including a new sheath which I admitted I had lost. The decline in customer service and satisfaction that seems to be afflicting many of our institutions has not infected Gerber. I highly recommend this company and it's products.
I've owned a Gerber multi-tool for 20 years and use it many times every day. It takes some pretty good abuse and holds up for years. I use it as a welding pliers and it is sturdy enough to cut through metal banding on pipe bundles. Nothing compares to this tool. It's in a class of its own.
The only bad thing I can say about this tool is that the lanyard ring seems like a wasted tool slot.
It is a very comfortable tool to hold and to use, and the pliers are strong enough to cut through mettle strapping, wires and chaining fence with no problems.
Compared to multi tools like the Flik, the screw drivers are not only easier to use but actually useful by comparison, i.e. the Philips for example actually grips into the screw, and the small flathead can bemused to on most glasses sized screws I have needed it for.
I also like the sturdiness of the new knife blade compared to the older models. It's solid build makes the old bad look quite flimsy by comparison.
Nothing better!! I just received my new 600.
After wearing out my old one, it only took 15 years and 6 deployments and countless small exercises to wear it out. I cant even start to describe what all this tool will excel at doing, lets just say it's the only tool that goes with me EVERYWHERE I go.
Can't go to work with out it. I owned a previous version of this one for 14 years. I got my first one while in the Marines back in 2000. While at work it was stolen off my tool bag. The knives are razor sharp and and the phillips head screwdriver is better then craftsmen. It's my first goto tool. I was the only one at my company with a Gerber when i started, now 5 years later 3/4 of my maintenance crew own a Gerber.
This is much ligher, but just as strong as a leatherman. I have given up on leathermans since I've used these extensively.
I have use this tool at work and love it , have the people I work with use it they like it too and mite get one.
Just need wire cutters replacement for this one.
My 600 has been to Afghanistan a few times and is now in my pocket as my EDC tool of choice. Today, though, was a sad day as I accidentally broke the file off trying to fix the dryer. It was my fault. It's built like a beast. I love it and will never part with it. Broken or not, everything else on her still works and never disappoints. Get one!
Very resilient and corrosion resistant -- Clean it, lube it up and put it back to work.
Found one of these out in grass field while working near Fort Luis, Military Base. The tool had obviously been out in the wet environment for quit some time; most its folding tools were either too hard to open or now failed to lock into place.
All it needed was some WD40 and a towel to wipe it down and break loose all the dirt and gripe gumming up everything. Next I worked in some Bramec, general purpose Zoom Spout oil and this Gerber Multi tool is back to good as new again!
FYI: I made every attempt to find the original owner, but I had zero information to go off of.
Sent in my old 600 multi pliers to repair/replace broken knife blade. Gerber sent me a new model 600 . I'm with Gerber for life, love their knives and tools.
Have had it for at least 10 years and use it from work to recreation. Don't leave home without keys,money,cellphone,and my multi-tool! Blade broke after a decade of use so i sent it in to get repaired and they sent me a new one with sheath! Whatever yall do don't start making them cheap and stay out of china!
I've owned my 600 since the 90's. I've taken it hunting, fishing, camping, mountain biking, work, etc.... It is by far the best multi-tool I've owned. I purchased a higher priced competitor's tool once thinking it would be better. Turned out it was heavier, bulkier, and not as simple to use. I think I'm going to buy 4 more just to keep around (one for the wife, one for the kiddo, one in the family car, and one in my patrol car).
I sent my 14 year old Multi-tool in for repair. Gerber sent me a new 600 Basic. My first day with it on the job it proved just as handy and useful as the old one. Love it. Thanks Gerber!
I bought a 600 over 12 years ago while serving in the Army as a tank crewman. Used it for everything and even some maintenance on the behemoth, used it for camping, hunting and is the only tool I won't leave the house without. I finally need a new one...I lost mine. :(
Old faithful . Ive been using my tool for over . 15 yrs for cutting fiber and even copper up to 6 gauge wire . and still reliable to get the job done . and to top that off i had broke one of the blades of the wire cutter .and call just to see what type of warranty it had because i had lost the receipt over the years . i was told to send the tool back and give a explanation of what was wrong with it . not only did they send me a brand new replacement but included a new case . I'm sold i will be a Gerber user for life . thanks Gerber team
This tool has given faithful service since 1999 day in and day out. I use it so often that I find myself reaching for it when I'm not at work and not wearing it. The one hand opening is the only way to go.