05 October 2015

Tool Pen Mini - Kickstarter

Tool Pen Mini - Precision Bits
Last year, I backed the Tool Pen by mininch.  Earlier this year, the gang at mininch launched another Kickstarter campaign for their Tool Pen Mini.  Their new campaign was equally successful, generating over $350,000 for their $15,000 goal.

Familiar packaging
As with the original, the compact design makes this tool easy to carry and ready to use.  The Mini uses the same 'Pop-A-Point' system to cycle through the bits.  There are five bits in the chamber.

Inside the box, with extra bit carrying case
Included in the kit I ordered was an additional sixteen bits.  This was the 'most complete kit' for this Kickstarter campaign.  The bits include:

  •  Slotted Bits: SL1.5, SL2, SL2.5, SL3
  •  Phillips Bits: PH00, PH0, PH1
  •  Hexagon Bits: H0.9, H1.3, H1.5, H2 
  •  Torx Bits: T6, T7
  •  Torx Security Bits: TR8, TR9, TR10
  •  Square Bits: S1
  •  SIM Eject Tool: 0.8
  •  Pentalobe Bits: P2, P5, P6

Tool Pen Mini and bits
Like the larger Tool Pen, the cap of the Mini is magnetic.  They made one improvement to the cap, as it fits on the end of the pen, making it hard to lose.  There is also a clip on the cap, making it even harder to lose.

Size of original and mini bits
Note that the Tool Pen Mini and Minibits are not compatible with the original Tool Pen and its bits.  

Want one of these or the original Tool Pen?  Missed out on the Kickstarter campaign?  Well, you can order the original Tool Pen from the mininch website.  The Tool Pen Mini should be available soon.

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