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TOLER TOOLSBy TOLER TOOLS
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TOLER TOOLSBy TOLER TOOLS
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$39,810
pledged of $80,000pledged of $80,000 goal
343
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 19 2018

About

Together or separated, the capability of the UNION™ will make it a valued travel partner.
Together or separated, the capability of the UNION™ will make it a valued travel partner.

 Toler Tools is proud to introduce the UNION™, a pocket tool family of unprecedented range and ability. 

1/4"-3/4", standard or metric, you don't even need to know the size with the ultra user friendly OMNILOCK™ wrench. Notice it grabs the face, not the corner. You know why that's important.

With patent pending features such as exclusive self-adjusting, ratcheting OMNILOCK™ wrench technology and a modular, reconfigurable architecture allowing the use of the expected tools in unexpected, useful ways, we think it is a whole new class of pocket tool. 

Nice things people are saying- 

“Some multitools focus on doing a few things right, while others aim to be more a Jack of all trades. The modular Toler Union is the latter on steroids…”-Nick Lavars, New Atlas

“Talking with Michael from Toler Tools he really pointed out a lot of (multi-tool) features that would be super useful…what’s a mechanical engineer left to do but invest a few years of time, lots of savings and build it right!”-Jay Amstutz, COPTOOL

“…here and there, one finds something really innovative, something interesting. And Toler UNION OMNILOCK Pocket Multi Tool certainly falls among them.”- Uredništvo,T3tech

“…that wrench design is super cool.”-Reddit user

“…what really caught my eye is the inventiveness of it.”-Reddit user

“…this looks like Toler could really be the go to company. I really look forward to seeing what other amazing tools you have in store.”-one of our awesome backers

“I’m tagging myself because I want this so bad.”-Facebook user

“I need that.”-multiple denizens of the internet

 The OMNILOCK™ wrench is ratcheting, self-adjusting, ¼”-¾”, standard and metric, and grips tight. UNION™ architecture allows the tool to unfold to full wrench length or be separated easily at the hinge, leaving you with tools in each hand. Both the plier and wrench halves provide multiple driver options, delivering a set from your pocket that can handle complex driving scenarios. Lock the hinge to provide an ergonomic pistol style grip for the locking saws and the file/awl. More modules and accessories are planned for the future, so you can tailor your carry to your day.    

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New Atlas

Make48

Coptool

In line hoses and fittings are no problem for the open end OMNILOCK™ wrench design.
In line hoses and fittings are no problem for the open end OMNILOCK™ wrench design.
My most used wire snip was the one in my pocket when I was a fabricator.-Mike N.
My most used wire snip was the one in my pocket when I was a fabricator.-Mike N.
UNION™ shown with prototype leather pouch.
UNION™ shown with prototype leather pouch.
The UNION™ can be carried in a pocket, separated in two pockets, or in the optional leather pouch.
The UNION™ can be carried in a pocket, separated in two pockets, or in the optional leather pouch.

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WHERE ARE WE?

All the capability you see in the video is the first iteration design. But we're aiming to set the new world standard in multi-tools, so we're moving the bar even higher. Second iteration samples are already on order.

WHERE HAVE WE BEEN?

The first OMNILOCK™ wrench in action. Acrylic laser cut at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
The first OMNILOCK™ wrench in action. Acrylic laser cut at the Columbus Idea Foundry.

Luckily, being a founding member of the Idea Foundry has its perks. Multiple versions of the wrench were cut to find the optimal dimensions for smooth and secure operation. First protos arrived in the spring and the marketing planning began, leading to now.

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

The UNION™ is a family of tools. More modules and accessories are in the works to extend your carry options. You'll pair two halves for the day you expect. Headed to the woods, the workplace, a weekend motorcycle getaway, or a night on the town? Carry the tools you need and none you don't. 

SPECS

  • Heat treated martensitic stainless steel and aluminum construction
  • UNION™ Pliers-8.5 oz       
  • OMNILOCK™ Wrench-6.25oz
  • 5" x 1-5/8" x 1", joined and folded for carry
  • Lifetime warranty against material and manufacturing defects 

OUR STORY 

“My wife was running her food truck, The Coop, while I was finishing my degree in mechanical engineering. I had to go and fix things for her regularly, so I began to carry more tools on me, trying to make quick fixes and get back to studying. One day, under the counter working on a leak, frustrated with the nut and bolt prowess of the multi-tool I always carried, the idea for the Omnilock began to take shape in my head. I decided to try and design my dream multi-tool, one that could take advantage of the new wrench design to the fullest. I’m very happy with the results, and I’ve not carried another tool since the first Union prototypes were built.”-Michael Newman

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Risks and challenges

I'm calling on my experience as an engineering manager delivering product to big box retail to aid me in staffing and establishing supply chains to carry me through and past the Kickstarter campaign.

All businesses need a solid team and defined infrastructure to insure their customers receive prompt and professional delivery and service. I've been fortunate that my personal network includes all the pro level talent I've needed to this point. They've appeared just as I've needed them, and they've served the project very well. Warehousing and distribution agreements are in place. I will continue surrounding the project with the best people I can find to insure timely delivery of your new favorite tool.

The tool has been developed with an eye to manufacture and a back and forth dialogue with potential suppliers. Due in part to this approach, all the intended functionality is represented in the first full prototype you see in the video. I intend to further refine fit and finish so I can present my customers with a premium tool they will value for years to come. My suppliers are eager to please and I have no reason to doubt we will achieve this goal.

As in any business, there is risk, but there are few unknowns to me in the process. I intend to launch more tools in the line, and I hope to win you as a customer for life with how you are treated as a customer today. I will bring all my energy and experience to bear to do so.

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