bitTender | A multifunctional bit extender for your pocket
Ultra compact multi-tool for daily and professional use as a screwdriver, tool extender, and bit holder - also available in black!
"We don't want just to replace tools, we want to extend them and their uses." - the bitTender-Team
You know what a screwdriver is and what you can use it for. And you probably have many of them in your toolbox - in different sizes and types. Probably you also have a box with many different screwdriving bits. What you don't have, is the one screwdriver you can have always with you, small as a pen or keychain and contains multiple bits with more functions and combination possibilities than you first can think of. It is not designed to replace screwdrivers, it extends them as also other tools too.
THE BIGGEST BENEFIT? Portability! Its simple design allows the smallest size for all what it can be used for. No useless parts which makes it bulky or complicated in using it. Still, if you need more force for screwing, combine it through the sideways hole to get a longer shaft. Also you can attach a wrench or ratchet at the backside 10mm (3/8") hex part to get more lever force. Or combine it with a screwdriver handle. Or extend your bit at your electrical screwdriver. Or extend your ratchet. ...
It is important to use the right screwdriver type. WHY? If you don't use the right type you easily damage the screw. It may work to get a screw in or out, but then you mostly need to screw with more force. And the good news for you is, the bitTender is designed to work with (mostly) all standard screwdriver bits - that means that you don't have to buy expensive, special modeled bits with no guarantee for getting a replacement. So, think of all these possibilities what even one bitTender can offer you. One bitTender is able to store two bits in once and can be used as a standard bit holder. Use a single bitTender on your keychain, backpack, or jacket with your favorite bit to have both always with you.
Furthermore you can combine it in (nearly) limitless different combinations with additional bitTender as with other common tools out of your toolbox for extended functionalities, better handling, longer shaft, higher force, and more. Even "double headed" bits fits in, so you can even use those with for example your electrical screwdriver - no standard bit holder can do so!
The bitTender will also be available in black now!
Choose later in the survey which color you would prefer.
AND every clip will contain a laser engrave with a measurement indicator in mm and inch!
Every Metal-Clip will contain a laser engrave with a mm and inch indicator as shown at the first prototype in the upper picture. This will be part of all kits with included clip and every backer will receive this without additional costs.
SCREW, COMBINE, EXTEND
- Screw with more force by forming a L or T shape using the sideways bit insertion hole
- Combine more bitTender, longer bits or a standard bit holder for a longer shaft
- Extend it with your ratchet and wrench using the outside 10mm (3/8") hex part
STORE YOUR MOST NEEDED BITS AT ONE PLACE AND STAY ORGANIZED
LIGHTWEIGHT AND STRONG FOR DAILY CARRYING AND USE
- Made of tooling steel
- Coated with chrome
- Clip for carrying - from clothes, bags, key rings, notepads,...
- Inside of a bitTender is a neodymium magnet, holding the bits at their place and all combinations together.
The minimal design without any useless parts results in the its low weight and small size. Therefore is the bitTender in its "Pen" setup probably the only screwdriver with multiple bits which fits in a spiral notepad.
Be creative with it...
We discovered so many different possibilities to "upgrade" the bitTender about its look and ways to carrying it. But there are for sure many more things you can do with them - so be creative!
Why is it different to other Multi-Tools?
Most of the existing gears for your pocket have a bunch of different functionalities, good to have with you in an emergency case or just when you have no other tools at hand. Those who offer you a screwdriver often have fixed sizes or non-standard bits. Besides the benefits of having many tools in once, they are designed to be practical in carrying, less to be handy in their using. That’s why you probably will use “real” tools if you have them with you - doesn’t matter if you build a new shelter or just fix a broken bicycle tire. These are the reasons, why the bitTender was designed to fit also into a professional working environment – with advanced possibilities and also for using it as an everyday carrying tool.
Note: If we are talking about bitTender, we are talking about ONE piece - so one body part. The "Pen Triple" kit contains 3 bitTender (which means 3 body pieces and not 3 Pens), who can be connected together to form a pen.
- 1x bitTender
- 2x High-Qualtity Screwdriver Bits (PH 2 + Slot 4mm)
- 1x Metal-Clip
Pen Triple Kit
- 3x bitTender
- 4x High-Qualtity Screwdriver Bits (PH 1+2 + Slot 4+5,5mm OR Hex 3+4+5+6mm - choose later in the survey)
- 1x Socket Adapter 1/4” hex to 1/4” square
- 1x Socket 10mm
- 1x Metal-Clip
Friends and Big Packs:
Friends Pack Pen Triple - 50 € (14% off), contains 2x Pen Triple, each with 3x bitTender including accessories.
Big Pack Pen Triple - 116 € (buy 4 get 5), contains 5x Pen Triple, each with 3x bitTender including accessories
Big Pack Individual - 70 € (just 7 € each), contains 10x bitTender without any accessories (no bits, no clips)
Made in Slovenia | EU!
We want to produce the bitTender locally. In our mind, for a new product and a start-up it is best to stay local as much as possible. Working with close located companies has many advantages – like personal contact, better quality control, short shipment ways without shipment costs. Thanks to the good contact and support of those companies, we will be able to offer you the best product we can provide.
How the story began..
Like probably every idea, all started with an easy, scrawled sketch. With this we went to a local company to get the first prototypes:
The first prototype, the one on the left in the upper picture, was realized already in February this year. The side hole and outer hex part was not included yet, but got added in the second prototype. Starting from this time, it was used by us whenever possible to test it and look for improvements. Now, we have finally the perfect one - the one we want to share with you!
THANK YOU for your support!!!
Risks and challenges
Challenges exists - like in every business, doesn't matter if it is a new one or an existing huge one. The question is, how they will be managed. And I think, I have worked out a good plan the last months.
I developed and optimized the bitTender together with the help of my team for nearly one year. After I got my first prototypes, I used them when ever I needed a screwdriver to test it in its "real" environment.
My supplier is a local company here in Slovenia. I have a good contact with them and I don't expect any problems in the production. Even tough while looking for a supplier, I contacted different companies which are in a kind of my "backup-list". Also, for the additional parts (bits, clip, case,..) I got in contact with more than one company too.
If you still have any concerns, just contact me!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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