07 October 2016

WRENCHit - Kickstarter

WRENCHit - Turing Smart
Another great idea, another great product from mininch.  This is the third product from mininch and I am proud to have back this via their Kickstarter campaign.  The campaign was backed by over 2200 backers and pledged over $150,000, well exceed their goal of $10,000.  In the past three years, I have backed their Tool Pen, Tool Pen Mini, and now their WRECHit.

Their campaign was launched earlier this year in March.  Since I was a previous backer, I was on their mailing list and received information prior to launch.  I was immediately sold on the thought of having a wrench with a 'Pop-A-Point' system.  The feeling was same with many other as it reached its goal five times over within 24 hours.

Outer box
I ordered the full set and just received the set.

Awesome packaging
The full set includes the main body, which holds five wrench bits, and an additional five bits to interchange.  All beautifully packed in mininch's standard box.  Also included is a pouch for the main body and the five bits.

Bits included in the full set of 10 wrenches:
  • 6mm (with 3.2mm, 3.4mm, 3,5mm spoke wrenches)
  • 7mm
  • 8mm
  • 9mm
  • 10mm
  • 11mm
  • 12mm
  • 13mm
  • Wing Nut (with Shimano® 4.3mm, 4.4mm spoke wrenches)
  • Bottle Opener
  • Main body
  • Pouch
The 'Pop-A-Point' system is a little different on the WRENCHit.  Most other have you loading bits from the rear, allowing you to apply vertical force on the tool, like a screwdriver.  If a bit you need is not in the chamber, you will need to load from back and continue to shift until the desired bit is positioned.

On the WRENCHit, you push the bits in and load from the front.  This allows pull and torque force to be applied.   If a bit needed is not in the chamber, you can just load to the front.  Otherwise, a chambered bit will need to be shifted until it is free and can be loaded to the front.

Bits and bits
Of course it has a bottle opener, it would not be a Kickstarter campaign without a bottle opener...even though most bottles now have twist caps.

If you have noticed, some of the wrenches are designed specifically for bicycle repair and maintenance.  A full wrench set that can fit either in your seat bag or jersey pocket.  This is a great tool to bring along on rides.

I hope to get good use of this along with the other two tools in the mininch trilogy.  Speaking of trilogy, this is the opening statement of their Kickstarter campaign:

Many great movie trilogies had ever brought happiness to our lives (The Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Back to the Future, The Matrix…). Thanks to these unforgettable films, we think it would be a good idea to make our Tool Pen series an excellent trilogy as well. No more screwdrivers, but there’s another utility tool to make your collection complete – WRENCHit!
Ha!  They mentioned Back to the Future.

If you want this or any of their tool sets, visit their website at mininch.com

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