Screwpop Toolkey review – 15-in-1 multi-tool on your keyring

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REVIEW – We sure do love our multi-tools around here, but sometimes you don’t want or need to carry a full-sized Leatherman multi-tool on your belt. For those times, the Screwpop Toolkey might be a reasonable alternative. Let’s find out.

What is it?

The Screwpop Toolkey is a 15-in-1 multi-tool that is designed to hang on your keychain or carabiner.

Design and features

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Although the 420 stainless steel Screwpop Toolkey has the word “key” in its name, it’s significantly larger than a traditional key as you can see above.

15 tools in 1

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  • Flat screwdriver/Philips screwdriver
  • Serrated edge
  • File
  • Box wrench
  • Bottle opener
  • English and Metric rulers
  • Bike spoke key
  • Box scoring tip
  • Protractor
  • Prybar
  • 1/4″ bit driver
  • Tag buster
  • Rod bender
  • Wire stripper
  • Magnet

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When I first held the Screwpop Toolkey, I was surprised by the exposed serrated blade. I was worried that it would cut me if I wasn’t careful, but that hasn’t happened yet. The blade isn’t really sharp enough to slice your fingers if you touch it. I think it’s supposed to be more of a saw than a knife but the size makes it a little awkward to saw through something with it.

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On the other side of the blade is a file. It’s too bad that it’s not cross-hatched so it could work better as a nail file. But it does work in a pinch.

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The head of the Screwpop Toolkey has open box wrenches that double as a slot that you can use to attach the multi-tool to your keyring.

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The slot at the top of the Toolkey can be used as a bike spoke key and a wire bender. You’ll also notice the embedded magnet on each side that you can use to attach the key to a steel surface or use it to test of a metallic object is ferrous. The little tick marks around the edge let you use the Toolkey as a makeshift protractor to find an angle. And there’s the all-important bottle opener too.

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On the other end of the Screwpop Toolkey has the combo flat and Philips screwdriver that you can also use to open boxes or use as a tiny pry tool. There is also a 1/4 bit driver and a wire stripper.

Notice how I’m holding the Toolkey in the 2 images above. My fingers are wrapped around the shaft of the Toolkey and pressed against the serrated blade. To use the Toolkey as a screwdriver or wrench will require this grip and it isn’t super comfortable as you would guess. But again, it didn’t cut me using the tool this way.

What I like

  • Inexpensive multi-function tool
  • TSA friendly

What I’d change

  • Include a cover for the blade/saw

Final thoughts

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Although the Screwpop Toolkey has 15 tools/functions, I mainly used it as a screwdriver, pseudo nail file, and box opener during my review period. I don’t ride a bike or have many opportunities to tighten bolts, so I am not sure the other tools would get much use from me. But for only $20, the TSA friendly Toolkey offers basic functions that could be useful for people who don’t want to carry a full-sized multi-tool. Can you tell that I mixed feelings about this one?

Price: $19.95
Where to buy: Screwpop and Amazon
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Screwpop.

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