I wasn’t going to do that evaluate.
I didn’t really feel I wanted to. I wasn’t requested to. I imply, the Wolf Tooth 6-Bit Hex Wrench is a superb little software, and I’ve had it on my keychain since I obtained it, however I haven’t had to make use of it but whereas on the bike, and I work for a bicycle publication, so I simply chalked it up that I wasn’t going to evaluate it. On the identical time, after having it for just a few months, the software has change into a kind of issues that I felt I would wish the second I didn’t have it. So, I all the time have it.
After just a few emergency wants, whereas transferring over the past three weeks, I’ve determined that perhaps a evaluate of this little software was so as. So right here ya go!
I acquired the 6-Bit Hex Wrench from Dan and Kurt of Wolf Tooth Elements whereas visiting them on the Sea Otter Basic final April. It was a slim, compact, well-thought-out, and high-quality software, as you’d count on from Wolf Tooth. I assumed it could be a superb addition to my keychain.
As talked about above, whereas transferring to a brand new place, this software legit saved my butt a minimum of 3 occasions…. not from dying or something tremendous critical, simply from losing time and vitality. Belief me, it felt like an enormous deal when it occurred.
On the primary day of transferring, I discovered myself caught on the backside of my new stairway with an enormous, heavy fridge. I had three further folks taking outing of their day to assist me take this beast up the steps. It finally ends up being a really tight match just one″ away from the wall on all sides. We have been going to wish to take away the handles from the fridge and the banisters from the stairway wall to make this work. I didn’t have my instruments moved over but…so, I used this little software’s T10 Torx bit to take away and substitute the fridge handles. Then I used the #2 Phillips head from the software to take away and substitute the banisters. Growth, downside solved!
When the software was within the “L” configuration (as within the picture above), it had loads of leverage to tighten the banisters again onto the wall… I didn’t want to return later with a full-sized screwdriver to tighten the screws additional.
On this specific state of affairs, if I didn’t have that software, I’d’ve needed to have all the folks serving to with the fridge, wait on the new home, whereas I drove again to the previous home to choose up a screwdriver and Torx driver, squandering precious time.
This time, I wanted to tug a set screw from an merchandise so I may take it with me to the brand new home. Once more, I used to be sans instruments (you’d suppose I’d discovered by now) as they have been on the new home whereas I used to be on the previous. The set screw was a tiny hex head. I pulled the multitool off of the non-obligatory keychain attachment and pulled the smallest hex bit that was in there out…voila, it match! Once more, a small disaster was averted.
This subsequent butt saver didn’t really feel fairly as pressing because the fridge second however was nonetheless a time saver. This time, I used to be on the previous home (now my instruments are on the new home) and wanted to take away some candle holders and the drywall anchors from the wall. I used the Phillips #2 bit once more and within the “L” configuration had loads of leverage to get the job completed.
Once more, not as dire of a state of affairs because the fridge, however nonetheless saved me a good period of time and saved me from driving backwards and forwards.
Some Extra Particulars
This software is a slim, and seemingly very robust multi-tool. It has 11 features (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm hex; flat head #3.5 and Phillips #2 screwdrivers; and T10 and T25 Torx-compatible bits). These features are good for the frequent bike restore in addition to some on a regular basis makes use of away from the bike as sampled on this evaluate.
It has six hex bits which might be saved contained in the deal with. These hex bits match into the tip of a swivel head that makes use of a ball detent. Wolf Tooth claims that the ball detent swivel head was examined to over 40Nm of torque. Additionally, based on Wolf Tooth, the bits are ED-coated and corrosion-resistant. This software is fairly small, making it straightforward to suit right into a software wrap, jersey pocket, or in your common ol’ trouser pocket should you don’t need it danglin’ out of your waist space.
As talked about above, the software has an non-obligatory keyring attachment to suit on any keychain to be used away from the bike. The 6-Bit Hex Bit Wrench is locked shut whereas the keyring is connected. In line with Wolf Tooth, this prevents it from opening whilst you’re on the go. Up to now that has labored… it’s been on my hip since early April with no points.
You simply press the tip of the keyring attachment separating it from the keyring. Once I completed with it, the deal with cowl rotates closed with a satisfying, stable magnetized really feel to it. Then you possibly can simply click on it again onto the keyring attachment to lock it shut whereas dangling out of your keys.
The Wolf tooth 6-bit Multi-Instrument has been a little bit of a life saver for me as of late. I discover it important, together with my pocket knife, as an everyday-carry merchandise. It has been at my aspect day-after-day since April. It appears to be like to be sturdy and has plenty of “bang-for-your-buck” worth. It’s obtained the standard and well-thought design I’ve come to count on from the peeps at Wolf Tooth Elements.
If you’re searching for an EDC multi-tool that’s properly designed, properly constructed, that’s mild, and has simply the necessities with no fluff or gimmicks, then I’d for certain advocate choosing one up.
To not point out it’s made within the US of A.
Weight: 53g | 62g with Keychain
Materials: 7075-T6 aluminum
Retail: $47.95 (with keychain), $39.95 (with out keychain)
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