Having a multi-tool with you to help you with any situation is simply cool – also check the Gerber Shard and the Skeleton Multi-Tool Key.
The real issue with multi-tools is that they’re either too bulky to always be on you, or they’re slim, small and pocket friendly … but they lack the functions variety to be of real help.
The Atom is a such multipurpose tool that tries to walk the thin line of giving a wide range of portable tools in a small package you can always carry with you. Do they achieve the objective? Let’s check it out …
First, the Atom is a Kickstarter project which in the first 6 days got an impressive number of 685 backers, so there are bunch of people out-there thinking that this might be the ultra-portable multi-tool they were looking for.
The Atom Multipurpose tool is made of high grade stainless steel and offers not less than 16 tools in the compact format of a key. Simply hook it to your keychain and have it ready for any emergency situation … Here are the included tools (check the above diagram for the exact placement on the Atom):
- 1. Bottle opener
- 2-4. Hex bolt wrench set (3/8″, 5/16″ and 1/4″)
- 5-6. Ruler set (imperial and metric)
- 7-8. Flat head screw driver set (1/8″ and 3/16″)
- 9-10. Philips head screw driver set (#1 and #2)
- 11. Pry Bar
- 12. Hex bit driver (1/4″)
- 13. Protractor (45° increments)
- 14. Cross-cut course file
- 15. Single-cut fine file
- 16. Ripping tool
You can reserve you Atom Multipurpose Tool at an Early Bird price of $16 (shipping included) by backing up the project on Kickstarer.
Let’s hear you in the comments – What’s you favorite multi-tool you always carry with you?