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!
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!)
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.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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