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A pocket keychain wrench the size of a standard house key... with endless uses and EDC essentials -- FREE screwdriver with pledge!
A pocket keychain wrench the size of a standard house key... with endless uses and EDC essentials -- FREE screwdriver with pledge!
274 backers pledged $6,937 to help bring this project to life.

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"...seriously loving this Pocket Wrench idea".
"...seriously loving this Pocket Wrench idea".
"...an ingenious little contraption that packs a whole lot of handyman wallop".
"...an ingenious little contraption that packs a whole lot of handyman wallop".
"...give this latest creation some serious consideration".
"...give this latest creation some serious consideration".
"...a wrench that can save the day and crack a beer".
"...a wrench that can save the day and crack a beer".
"...this Pocket Wrench design that comes in at the size of a key may be the smallest".
"...this Pocket Wrench design that comes in at the size of a key may be the smallest".
Pocket Wrench - SAE/Metric
Pocket Wrench - SAE/Metric
Pocket Wrench is a compact tool for many everyday situations, including a cozy after-work beer.
Pocket Wrench is a compact tool for many everyday situations, including a cozy after-work beer.
Pocket Wrench - SAE/Metric
Pocket Wrench - SAE/Metric
"What the Pocket Wrench ($25+) lacks in size, it more than makes up for in functionality."
"What the Pocket Wrench ($25+) lacks in size, it more than makes up for in functionality."
"Having a couple of commonly used tools in your pocket, ready to go at a moment’s notice, is never a bad thing..."
"Having a couple of commonly used tools in your pocket, ready to go at a moment’s notice, is never a bad thing..."
From the creators of the Screwpop Screwdriver, Brett & Christi Fischer are at it once again on Kickstarter with their newest in ‘clipable’ keychain tools - “Pocket Wrench”.
From the creators of the Screwpop Screwdriver, Brett & Christi Fischer are at it once again on Kickstarter with their newest in ‘clipable’ keychain tools - “Pocket Wrench”.
"A wrench that can save the day and crack a beer..."
"A wrench that can save the day and crack a beer..."
"We love bottle openers."
"We love bottle openers."
"Pocket Wrench is a small pocket tool, which is provided in the function opener, scraper, screwdriver, ruler ..."
"Pocket Wrench is a small pocket tool, which is provided in the function opener, scraper, screwdriver, ruler ..."
"Pocket Wrench is quite possibly the most compact, lightweight and functionally diverse wrench design in the arena of portable keychain tools."
"Pocket Wrench is quite possibly the most compact, lightweight and functionally diverse wrench design in the arena of portable keychain tools."
"...we are suckers for a cool looking gadget, and being men we can´t turn away from a wrench either."
"...we are suckers for a cool looking gadget, and being men we can´t turn away from a wrench either."
"The literal size of your house key and the metaphorical size of your house, the Screwpop Pocket Wrench is just about the cleverest, most versatile little tool we’ve seen."
"The literal size of your house key and the metaphorical size of your house, the Screwpop Pocket Wrench is just about the cleverest, most versatile little tool we’ve seen."
Pocket Wrenches!
Pocket Wrenches!

Hi Kickstarter:

First off... what is Krench(TM)? 

Krench(TM) is a pocket "wrench" that is basically the size of a standard house "key".  Better yet... it can be customized with any type of patterns and layout combinations as these are cutout with a laser. 

The possibilities are endless!!!

My wife and I find ourselves obsessing over the idea of making things compact, simple and functional... and to a large degree - Universal.

Our challenge was to create an ultra-compact Wrench that could ride in your pocket and fit a broad spectrum of needs and that could be easily modified for anyone type of function. 

In doing so, we kept our wrench concept simple and fluid... steering clear of incorporating too many details (ones that wouldn't function to a reasonable capacity within our design).  Instead, we opted to focus on maximizing the potential of each tool within our Pocket Wrench for function and portability... to free up real-estate in your pocket.  

Over the course of months and countless ideas, we've explored several Pocket Wrench versions (had them cut-out by laser)... only to find ourselves coming back to the principles of "timeless" design -- Form & Function.

After several preliminary concept mock-ups, it was eventually decided that our Pocket Wrench would separated into two different tools (SAE / Metric).  By doing so... the Tools can be carried together or independently (based on the needs and preferences of each user). 

We come so far and learned a lot... finally, arriving at our destination!!!

Kickstarter -- Help make the first manufacturing run of our Pocket Wrench possible by pledging your support for our project!

FUND US!

Pocket Wrench - Diagram of Functions
Pocket Wrench - Diagram of Functions
Pocket Wrench - The Size of a Standard House Key
Pocket Wrench - The Size of a Standard House Key
Pocket Wrench - SAE & Metric
Pocket Wrench - SAE & Metric
Pocket Wrench - Fits Sockets and Bits... (1/2" socket pictured above)
Pocket Wrench - Fits Sockets and Bits... (1/2" socket pictured above)
Pocket Wrench - Mini Prybar, Scraper and Flathead #2... (8oz can pictured above)
Pocket Wrench - Mini Prybar, Scraper and Flathead #2... (8oz can pictured above)
Pocket Wrench - Bottle and Tin Can Opener
Pocket Wrench - Bottle and Tin Can Opener
Pocket Wrench - Finger Grips Dub as 1" Ruler... (1/8" spacing between nubs)
Pocket Wrench - Finger Grips Dub as 1" Ruler... (1/8" spacing between nubs)
Pocket Wrench - Ergonomic, Lightweight and Compact
Pocket Wrench - Ergonomic, Lightweight and Compact
Pocket Wrench - Smooth Laser Cut with Accuracy
Pocket Wrench - Smooth Laser Cut with Accuracy
Pocket Wrench - Clips to Carabiners
Pocket Wrench - Clips to Carabiners
Pocket Wrench - Fits on Keyrings
Pocket Wrench - Fits on Keyrings
Pocket Wrench - Affix to Cords
Pocket Wrench - Affix to Cords

Specifications

Pocket Wrench - SAE

  • Size  .1875" x .85" x 2.6
  • Weight   0.8oz
  • Material   Stainless Steel - 304

Pocket Wrench - Metric

  • Size  .1875" x .95" x 2.75
  • Weight   0.9oz
  • Material   Stainless Steel - 304

***********MADE IN AMERICA***********


Stretch Goal (freebie!)

Screwpop - Screwdriver (magnetic)
Screwpop - Screwdriver (magnetic)

As part of reaching our "Goal"... we are giving away a free Screwpop - Screwdriver (magnetic) with every pledge. 

Each Screwdriver comes with a custom reversible phillips/flathead bit... but also works with any standard 1" single-tip bit should the original bit get lost or to customize it for a specific use.

Manufacturing Plan

It is our plan to have our Pocket Wrench manufactured locally by a state-of-the-art laser cutting company.  Each unit will be cut from 3/16" sheets of solid Stainless Steel 304 and then a secondary finish will be achieve via vibratory polishing.

The Wrenches will be picked-up by us, cleaned, packaged in little bags and then shipped to each "Backer".

It is our plan to mail each package via USPS (tracking included).  This method of shipping ensures we can ship to PO Boxes, businesses and residential addresses. 

The packages are small and should fit easily in your mail box... so, no waiting in line for an oversize package!

Risks and challenges

Every project has challenges... and the best thing is to be prepared!

In order to minimize risk, we've sourced two laser cutting manufacturers from our state of Missouri. One factory is local and the other is just 1 hour away.

Another great advantage to being so close to our manufacturers is face-to-face communication. I find a project goes much more smoothly when I can actually meet people in person to discuss details, clarify unknowns and address any concerns.

Since my background is in manufacturing... I like communicating with these Factories to gain a great understanding of their facility, machinery and manufacturing processes.

This prevents future issues and makes things smooth!

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    Lucky Bird Special: SAE & Metric (1 set) stainless steel Pocket Wrenches... all you pay is shipping!

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    Kickstarter Special: SAE & Metric (1 set) stainless steel Pocket Wrenches (***shipping included)... Awesome stocking-stuffer and just-in-time for the Holidays!

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Funding period

- (30 days)