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Zeus Handy Tool shrinks down the toolbox

Zeus Handy Tool shrinks down t...
The Zeus Handy Tool, open and ready for business
The Zeus Handy Tool, open and ready for business
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The Zeus Handy Tool, open and ready for business
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The Zeus Handy Tool, open and ready for business
The Zeus Handy Tool's detachable LED/spirit level unit
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The Zeus Handy Tool's detachable LED/spirit level unit
The Zeus Handy Tool's hammer in use
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The Zeus Handy Tool's hammer in use
The Zeus Handy Tool contains 16 interchangeable screwdriver bits
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The Zeus Handy Tool contains 16 interchangeable screwdriver bits
The Zeus Handy Tool, all folded up
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The Zeus Handy Tool, all folded up
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When most people think of a multitool, chances are that they'll picture something like a Leatherman or a Swiss Army knife. That said, lately we've been seeing some interesting departures from those designs. One of the latest is the Australian-designed Zeus Handy Tool, which packs a whopping 23 odds and ends.

The Zeus has a hardened aluminum shell, inside of which are the various rust-proofed steel tools.

These include a magnetic screwdriver shaft that can be locked at two angles, 16 interchangeable screwdriver bits, a detachable LED/spirit level unit, a knife/saw, triple-function pliers, a 1.4-m (4.6-ft) metric/imperial tape measure, and a flip-out hammer – that last one has a reinforcing metal plate mounted behind it, so the rest of the tools are protected when you're pounding on something.

The Zeus Handy Tool contains 16 interchangeable screwdriver bits
The Zeus Handy Tool contains 16 interchangeable screwdriver bits

As can be seen, the Zeus isn't as small as some multitools, but it's still a lot more compact than a full-size toolbox. If you're interested in getting one, it's currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of US$50 will get you one, assuming everything works out.

It comes with a 10-year warranty, and can be seen in use in the video below.

Sources: Zeus Handy Tool, Kickstarter

Zeus Handy Tool Final

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3 comments
Recon7
I am 100% sure this thing is total garbage and does none of the tasks outlines sufficiently. Really .. a hammer? Come on.
Lbrewer42
Amazing! A multitool with a hammer actually capable of pounding a nail into that notoriously high density material... plasterboard! It even pounded a small "tent stake" into soft ground they could have pushed the stake into the earth instead of wasting the time using their little tool! Has man finally isolated himself enough from hands-on do-it-yourself situations that a bulky, end-up-in-the-junk-dwrawer-after-2-days "tool" like this can actually be sold? Even the pliers look like the miniature, useless ones they used to sell to suckers for their keychains. Yes, it definitely holds more screwdriver bits than the a normal multitool has blades for...unless you get the adaptor kits for the normal multitool which allow for using more bits.
johnnnlynx
Looks like a copy of the Canadian Designed Kelvin.23 that has been around for at least 4 years, and costs less and is readily available, there's even a second model the Kelvin.36, check them out on YouTube.