Southwire S5N1 5-N-1 MULTI TOOL PLIERS Review
Best Fishing Pliers and Wire Tool

Editor: Mike

Basic Description of Item:
Multi-functional pliers: grips, strips, crimps, reams, and cuts
Comfortable grips help reduce hand wear and fatigue
Durable forged construction for lasting performance
Easily strips 10-14 AWG solid wire
Crimps common size wire ferrules
Reams and smoothes thin-wall conduit ends

Just the Facts:

Included Functions: Cable cutter, crimper, plier, & wire stripper
Weight: 5.6 oz
Height: 8.25 inches
Width: 2.5 inches
Wire Stripping Range: 10-14 AWG Solid or 12-16 AWG Stranded

You can read the facts listed above, but I wanted to get to the real facts:
I bought this tool to use in my small fishing boat. I am regularly crimping sinkers, cutting line, pulling out hooks, bending hooks, fixing the motor, and clamping onto small items, while fishing.
I could have bought several items, a knife, a hook puller, a pair of pliers, etc, to meet the needs I regularly find while fishing.
I chose to grab this great tool from Southwire so I had a multi function tool for fishing, and a tool I could use at home.

southwire multi tool

It does not take long to recognize that this is a finely crafted tool. The plier is so well built that you can use it to pull hairs. The wire strippers are top notch and can strip the finest or the toughest of wires.
The large cutting area hammers through 120 volt wire, or cuts 8 pound test fishing line.

The rubber grips make the handle very comfortable, and keeps it gripped in your hand while pulling out a hook.

Southwire is a great company that makes a wide variety of products. The high quality of this Multi Tool make me a believer in the company, and anxious to try other products.

Well done Southwire! I have a tool that I can use in the field and at home or on the job. This is a truly Multi Function tool, that can be applied to sporting or working.

What they could do better?

They nailed it!

Southwire S5N1 5-N-1 MULTI TOOL PLIERS Review
  • Functionality
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