It’s a cinch to fix with a Pinch multi-tool

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Pinch multi-tool

Pocket tools come in many sizes and shapes these days, and are made of many exotic materials. So, what makes a pocket tool different? To me lately it has been size and weight. I have my fair share of “pocket tools” that are usually around the size of a credit card. That is great if you want to carry them in a wallet but what about if you want to carry a tool on a key chain? The Pinch multi-tool is a Kickstarter project by Jeff Morin. It is truly a keychain multi-tool measuring 1.5″ x 0.5″. The Pinch is listed to have 11+ functions and will be made of either Stainless steel or Titanium. The Pinch has the following functions listed:

  • Box cutter
  • Hex wrench (6mm)
  • Wire stripper notch
  • Nail puller
  • Flat screwdriver
  • 1″ mini scraper
  • Hex bit holder (1/4″)
  • Keychain hole
  • 1″ mini ruler
  • Mini pry bar
  • Bottle opener

There are many pledge points for this project with a $19 pledge getting you one Stainless steel Pinch. This project is seeking funding until May 12, 2015 and if successful will ship in the June 2015 time frame.

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  • EWY April 24, 2015, 10:50 am

    When gadgets like this get so small, I doubt if they can be used at all. It does not appear that there is leverage to be used as a pry bar or a bottle opener. This is a bit too wide to be used as a screw driver when access is limited. I think, I’ll pass on this one.

  • Andrew Baker April 24, 2015, 12:36 pm

    Too small, I’m more likely to “pinch” my hand/fingers trying to use it.

  • meistervu April 24, 2015, 2:59 pm

    Yes, too small. Other than box cutter and screw driver (width the same as a typical screw driver diameter, so same leverage), the rest are not practical. I guess if it is the only tool you have with you, then it is the best tool.

    • Julie Strietelmeier April 24, 2015, 4:48 pm

      There needs to be a way to attach a makeshift handle…

      • meistervu April 24, 2015, 5:14 pm

        I got it! Make it a bifold tool, the way a folding knife would fold. When opened, the handle is twice as long. The handle would lock in one direction. To have it locked in the opposite direction, just turn the thing up side down and use it. This handle is essentially a flat piece of metal and it also serves the purpose of protecting the sharp part of the tool.

  • Norm April 25, 2015, 4:33 pm

    Watch out for this guy. I bought a tool a year or so ago on Kickstarter and told a friend who also bought one. Both were defective. After several emails from my friend he had a replacement that was OK. I contacted him several times, had an email from an assistant who promised a replacement-never happened.

  • nickie April 27, 2015, 4:26 am

    that is cute….. but gives ZERO torque 😀

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