Remember the Tool Pen? That was one clever design, turning the pop-a-point pencil form factor into a terrific multi-bit screwdriver. This time around, the same outfit behind the tool is repurposing the design for a wrench tool they’re calling WRENCHit.
No, it doesn’t look like a pen. Instead, it looks more like a ruler, but with holes and tips that are shaped to function as wrenches. It employs the same pop-a-point design, however, allowing the tool to carry several different wrenches at a time, each of which you can easily use by moving the one you want out front.
WRENCHit has a handle made from stainless steel, with a length that can accommodate up to five wrench inserts along its body, so you can have your most frequently used ones on tap while keeping the rest on a pouch on standby. They currently have 10 of those inserts available, totaling to 14 different wrenches (some inserts have more than one) and one bottle opener (of course). It measures 5.2 x 0.9 x 0.15 inches, which is about the size of a small ruler, so you can slip it into a pants’ back pocket with no problem.
Construction is SUS 420 stainless steel with a sandblasted finish for both the handle and the inserts, which should make for one durable multi-tool. While we’re not sure how much torque you can apply from a ruler form factor, creators Mininch claims it offers enough to make it suitable for routine repairs and maintenance.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for WRENCHit. Pledges to reserve a unit (handle plus five inserts) start at $30.