Paul Chen Multi Tasker

Paul Chen Multi Tool The Multi Tasker is not produced by Paul Chen Hanwei Knives, it is simply marketed by them. The same tool was originally imported and marketed by Fiskars as the Excalibur Multi-Snip. It was produced under the Gerber patent for sliding plier jaws. Quality of construction is excellent for a Chinese built tool.

Paul Chen Multi Tool
Pliers tool
Paul Chen Multi Tool
Removeable file
Paul Chen Multi Tool
Back side
Paul Chen Multi Tool
Low angle

Unique Features

Small side-mounted folding pliers tool, removeable file blade, one-hand liner-locking knife blade, spring loaded shear jaws and belt clip. See below for more details.


  • Multi Tasker jaws are tight enough to cut paper, yet built strongly enough to handle more demanding cutting jobs like cardstock, plastic blister pack material, and thin sheet metal.
  • There is also a wire cutter notch located in near the pivot.
  • Jaws are spring loaded.
  • Using the patented Gerber system of sliding jaws, simply depress the two buttons on the handles and the jaws slide out and lock into position.
  • Finish on the jaws is black oxide.


Each handle is comprised of stainless steel sheet bent into an S shape. This allows the tool to have both outside-opening and inside-opening blades.
The word PROFESSIONAL is etched into one handle. Finish is highly polished stainless steel.

Blades and Tools

  • Small folding pliers, spring loaded. 3" long (75mm)
  • Plain edge knife blade, with:
    • Drop point profile
    • Outside opening (able to be used without extending the pliers)
    • Thumb stud for one-hand opening
    • Liner lock
    • Measures 2-1/2" long (65mm)
  • Combination can opener/small flathead screwdriver
  • Combination bottle opener/medium flathead screwdriver
  • Three-sided file blade (removeable)
  • Saw blade
  • Phillips screwdriver with square shank

Locking Mechanism

Only the knife blade locks open, utilizing a standard liner lock.

Other Features

A sturdy belt clip is mounted onto one side.




  • Length open= 6-1/2" (165mm)
  • Length closed = 4-3/4" (120mm)
  • Width closed = 1-3/8" (34mm)
  • Thickness = 7/8" (22mm)
  • Weight = 8.9 oz (251g)
Made in Dalian China. Originally imported by Fiskars as the Excalibur Multi-Snip.


The Excalibur tool differs from the Paul Chen only in the markings etched on the handles, and the finish on the small folding plier tool. (Paul Chen = black pliers, Excalibur = zinc plated pliers)

Off The Record

The shear heads from the Multi-Tasker and the Multi-Snip will fit into the Gerber MP600 frame in place of the plier jaws.

Created by Bob. Last Modification: Thursday 05 of May, 2016 19:07:35 CEST by sLaughterMed.