Launce Barber and Tom Stokes designed the patented* Zilla-Tool™ as part of our innovative I.D. Works™ line of tools. It really is the monster tool, with a comfortable ergonomic handle that lets you get a lot of work done.
The pliers jaws are spring loaded, with a slight needle nose taper. They have both fine flat and circular toothed gripping surfaces. Near the base of the pliers, is a very useful wire cutter and also a notch near the handle for wire stripping.
You can store the two screwdriver hex bits in the Zilla-Tool's handle reliefs. It also accepts other standard hex bits.
To open the knife blade quickly, just press the little "flipper." It also acts as a blade guard when the blade is open.
Metallic surfaces are bead-blast, while the Zilla-Tool's rugged scales are injection molded black glass filled nylon.
The custom stainless steel clip will hold the Zilla-Tool in your pocket or on gear, or it can be removed if you want to use the included nylon sheath with belt loop and snap closure.
The Zilla-Tool can open bottles too, using the end of its pliers handle.
Great tool. Highly recommended. I keep this in my EDC.
2011-12-13 Dodge Center, MN
Very nice tool. It seem a little long at first but I'm starting to enjoy the size. Still don't understand how the bottle opener works. Phillips bit was difficult to fully insert into the tool. After a couple insertions, pressing bit on hard surface and removal with a vice, it worked fine.
2011-11-15 Buena Vista, CO
Especially like the spring-loaded pliers. Good, substantial knife blade with a solid locking mechanism. This has become my go-to multi tool in my jeep.
2011-06-16 Omaha, NE
Excellent tool except for the bottle opener.
2011-04-05 Auburn, WA
Very versatile with many uses that are more ergonomic than the leatherman, and able to apply more pressure with the screwdriver bits.