Lightweight multi-spanner will fix your bike, open your beer
There's no shortage of options out there when it comes to portable multi-tools, but that doesn't mean there's no room for more. Wrenchit is a lightweight multi-spanner with 10 different interchangeable wrench bits - including spoke wrenches and a bottle opener - that's designed for making small-scale bolt adjustments on the go.
The Wrenchit consists of a 13.4 cm long and 2.3 cm wide (5.3 in x 0.9 in) stainless steel sleeve which houses the interchangeable wrench heads (which add 2 cm to the length when loaded). The combined weight of the sleeve and 10 wrench heads is just 100 grams (3.5 oz), making it lighter than your standard mobile phone. While it may lack a little in leverage, it shouldn't suffer from the slippage issues you get with a shifting spanner and should slide into hard to reach spaces, making it useful on small, fiddly jobs.
The tool includes 6-13 mm wrench bits and a wing nut wrench, along with specialized Shimano spoke wrenches. The chassis holds five wrench bits at a time, with the remainder riding along in the pouch. There's also a fitting for that ubiquitous and seemingly essential addition to all pocketable multi-tools – a bottle opener.
Following on from success with its Tool Pen and Tool Pen Mini, Mininch is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of the Wrenchit. Pledges begin at US$30 for the Bike Set, which includes five wrenches and the spoke wrenches, with the pledge for the full set at $38.
The campaign has reached 10 times its US$10,000 goal with 16 days remaining. If all goes to plan production is expected to kick off in June, with deliveries to begin in August.
To see the Wrenchit in use, check out the promotional video below.
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