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Ringtool might be the world's smallest multitool

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July 4, 2013

The Ringtool comes with tons of options and is easy to carry

The Ringtool comes with tons of options and is easy to carry

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Ringtool from Reductivist might just be the smallest multitool we've ever seen. The creator came up with the idea because he wanted a tool small enough to carry with him on his bicycle commute, but reasoned that it could be used by almost anyone.

The device is made of hardened and tempered stainless steel, which is commonly seen in the manufacture of multitools, as it is durable enough to handle the torque. In the case of the Ringtool, the material also works well because it is lightweight, with the total weight of the device coming in at about 1 oz (28.35 g). This allows it to be carried on a keyring (or almost anywhere else for that matter).

The device comes with all tools needed for those quick repairs. Here's the complete list:

  • Bottle opener
  • 3mm Hexhead
  • 4mm Hexhead
  • 5mm Hexhead
  • 6mm Hexhead
  • 8mm Hexhead
  • Flathead Driver
  • Phillips Driver
  • Torxhead T25 Driver
  • 0.127" (3.23 mm) Spoke wrench
  • 0.127" (3.23 mm) Spoke wrench

The creators point out that the Ringtool is TSA approved, so users should not have an issue getting on a plane while carrying one.

Reductivist is seeking funding for its tiny multitool on Kickstarter. Backers have already propelled it past its US$10,000 goal, and can pick one up for $30 from the first batch, which will ship in October. For $25, backers can elect to receive one in December.

Source: Kickstarter

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5 Comments

Wheelchair users may find the tool useful as well.

Layne Nelson
5th July, 2013 @ 01:11 am PDT

There is a problem with the basic design. Just like this tool http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41vroU19qSL.jpg&imgrefurl=http://home-improvementtools.blogspot.com/2012/03/products-pocket-size-puck-wrench-7.html&h=365&w=437&sz=17&tbnid=ZLYjmBrYukvmvM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=108&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dpuck%2Bwrench%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=puck+wrench&usg=__nIXVKrd319meldNdkeNZeeCxyO4=&docid=aihZuFVqgT3mxM&sa=X&ei=vxLXUaTaIJP-4AOg0oGQBg&ved=0CDgQ9QEwAg&dur=438 which I have in my tool box, there are few places with enough room to use it. Only fasteners out in the open, have room to turn these devices, and they can not reach ANYTHING below grade level. I bought the puck wrench for use as a back-up wrench with an active wrench or socket in the other hand. It doesn't work. The sockets, or bits simply do not have enough reach to be useful.

kellory
5th July, 2013 @ 11:44 am PDT

The "utili-key" can be bought for about $5 shiping included.

12 grams

6 in 1 tools with a blade

Key size and shape (won't get blocked at airports)

I rest my case...

Majdave
5th July, 2013 @ 11:54 am PDT

Like many other "multi-tools", this one caters to a special audience and in that group it probably makes sense. Much harder to please everyone! Also, for those with plenty of money to burn it may be more about having the latest "gizmo" but that's sure not me. I took my OLD Leatherman Wave in to the factory here in Portland, Oregon to get it tuned up. I guess it was too old as they just gave me a new one with all the latest improvements! I like companies that stand behind their products 8-)

Will, the tink
5th July, 2013 @ 06:48 pm PDT

I think they could make more money if the "tools" were retractable. They could make a lot more heads than listed here, be more customizable. A 1 1/2" extension bar wouldn't be a bad idea either. If they would fold it in half, I'd like it even better.

noteugene
18th July, 2013 @ 11:00 am PDT
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