The Zeus Handy Tool, open and ready for business (Credit: Zeus Handy Tool)
When most people think of a multitool, chances are that they’ll picture something like a Leatherman or a Swiss Army knife. That said, lately we’ve been seeing some interesting departures from those designs. One of the latest is the Australian-designed Zeus Handy Tool, which packs a whopping 23 odds and ends.
The Zeus has a hardened aluminum shell, inside of which are the various rust-proofed steel tools.
These include a magnetic screwdriver shaft that can be locked at two angles, 16 interchangeable screwdriver bits, a detachable LED/spirit level unit, a knife/saw, triple-function pliers, a 1.4-m (4.6-ft) metric/imperial tape measure, and a flip-out hammer – that last one has a reinforcing metal plate mounted behind it, so the rest of the tools are protected when you’re pounding on something.