Over the years I’ve scratched my head while trying to assemble a compact and lightweight tool kit. Sure, I have a rollaway or two stuffed with this and that for jobs around the shop. What I desired though was a very lightweight and easy to carry kit I could stuff into a pack when on the go. Something which took up little space yet remained very practical and useful. Recently I came across an item which would fit nicely in just such a kit, the WRENCHit. This is a very thin and ultra-light wrench system. The heart of the WRENCHit design is a ‘wrench channel’ or ‘sleeve’ manufactured from high-grade SUS 420 Stainless Steel. Into this slide 5 wrench heads. The bottom wrench is ready for use. To access a different size wrench head you simply pull the bottom one out and slide it into the top of the wrench channel and press down. This pushes the next wrench head in line out making it available for use. The system is simple and easy to use.
The wrench channel and wrench heads feature a practical yet good looking sandblasted finish. Like the wrench channel the wrench heads are manufactured from robust SUS 420 Stainless Steel. Each head is clearly engraved with its size and spec to make finding the correct size easy. The wrench channel is very slim in nature but offers a sturdy platform for applying torque on stubborn fasteners. Wrench options consist of 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm and 13mm closed head wrenches. Plus a 6mm Allen wrench with 3.2, 3.4 and 3.5 spoke wrenches and a wing nut wrench with 4.3mm and 4.4mm spoke wrenches along with a bottle opener. A pouch is included for neatly storing the WRENCHit and spare wrench heads.
Is this something you are going to use to bust loose badly rusted suspension bolts on your F350? No, but it could be useful for many mundane light duty chores which frequently crop up. Keep in mind, a light duty wrench in hand is better than no wrench at all. If you’d like more information visit the WRENCHit Kickstarter page at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2054052511/wrenchit-turning-smart. Pricing starts at $30 for a partial kit and $38 for a full kit. SAE sizes will be offered as well. The company behind the WRENCHit is Mininch, and they’ve successfully brought two previous Kickerstarter projects to market. I like the concept and look forward to putting a WRENCHit to use when they ship in August.