Much like most parts of the astroneer backpack, the base multitool should be detatchable and craftable.
This creates an efficient venue in the future for the introduction of more powerful or specialized variants on the tool, for the purposes of resource gathering, terraforming, potentially combat, etc, that may be attached, detatched, or stored at will.
In addition, this could lead to implementation of multiple applications to the multitool, including allowing for the player to attach the tool to their vehicle for mobile resource gathering, much like what partially exists in the form of the drill.
As a preventative method for the player losing their starting multitool without means of creating a new one, upon a player without a multitool returning to their habitat pod, their old multitool, if still existent, will automatically reattach to their suit. Should the tool somehow be nonexistent, they will recieve a new basic multitool.
Future uses for a modular detatchable multitool include:
-upgradeability and interchangeability
-attachment to vehicles or to crane arms for efficient mining and terraforming purposes
-attachment of the multitool to tethers near renewable veins, allowing for establishment of resource pipelines
-potential for future expansion of the tools functionality as the game receives further content