Mayhew is a professional and industrial toolmaker, and is well known for their cold chisels, punches, pry bars, and other such tools. Because of their somewhat specialized product catalog, I am quite surprised to find that they offer an LED multi-tool.
At first glance, the Mayhew multi-tool looks somewhat generic, but I could find no other existing models that it could be based on. Perhaps it’s a unique offering?
Its design is certainly unique, and more interesting than I had initially realized.
The Mayhew multi-tool has a bunch of standard features – fold-out pliers with wire cutter, a knife blade, saw, rope cutter, and screwdriver bits.
The multi-tool has a built-in screwdriver bit holder, and a hidden compartment with space for the 4 included bits. It is unclear as to whether this is a 1/4″ hex bit screwdriver system, or 4mm.
Given the bit sizes – PH 1, Slotted 3/16″, T15, 3/32″|2.5mm hex, I’m inclined to assume it’s a smaller size “mini” bit holder, such as 4mm hex.
It also has a built-in rechargeable LED light, delivering 8 lumens for up to 1.5 hours.
Also, the entire tool comes apart, so that you can leave the pliers and bit holder behind to carry the knife, saw, rope cutter, and LED components separately.
All of these things – the built-in light, bit holder, and detachable folding knife section – make the Mayhew multi-tool far more interesting than I had originally judged.
This doesn’t suit my particular needs very well, and so I’m not about to rush out and buy one for testing, but it at least seemed interesting for a quick post.
I’m still not convinced this isn’t just a Mayhew-branded version of an existing multi-tool design, but I can’t find anything else like this at online marketplaces.
The multi-tool comes with a nylon pouch.