New Fix It Sticks
New Fix It Sticks
New Fix It Sticks – the Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition and the T-Way Wrench.
The original Fix It Sticks that we have in on review consist of two separate high-strength aluminum rods with four tool bits of various sizes and types fixed at each end that combine to form a user friendly T-handle tool. Our set are in pretty much constant use and we rarely ride without them. Now Fix It Sticks is returning to Kickstarter for a 30-day campaign to fund the launch of two new products, the Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition and the all-new T-Way Wrench.
The Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition offers the same functionality, durability and packability as the original Fix It Sticks but allows you to swap or replace individual bits depending on their specific repair needs.
The second product, the Fix It Sticks T-Way Wrench, is a fixed T-wrench with replaceable bits on each of the three ends. The two short sides offer improved leverage over the traditional 3-way wrenches found on most workbenches and the longer end provides greater range for those hard to reach places.
“Each of these tools essentially combines a 3-way wrench, T-wrench, multi-tool and screwdriver all in one small, tough, portable package,” said Brian Davis, founder of Fix It Sticks. “Our new tools easily replace a few hundred dollars worth of shop tools and will free up shop storage space. Besides the bits we provide, the design accepts driver bits found at any hardware store. Virtually any bit can be used; sockets, Torx, hex, and Pozidriv.”
Currently the new Fix It Sticks offerings are constructed of precision machined 4140 CroMoly steel and utilize rare earth magnets to retain the bits. Both are corrosion resistant and will be offered in a high-luster nickel finish and eight different powder-coated colors. Each tool plus four bits weighs 115g. Davis has plans for an even lighter weight titanium version of the “Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition” for later in 2014. All Fix It Sticks products are manufactured and assembled in the USA.
“These new tools are truly unique and offer cyclists the ability to have shop quality tools with them on the road or at home,” remarked Davis.
The Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition includes a recycled inner tube case and eight bits, and will have an MSRP of $36, but through Kickstarter can be had for $30. The T-Way Wrench comes with seven different tool bits and an aluminum spinner for $30, or $25 through the Kickstarter campaign. Interestingly the funding goal of the original Fix It Sticks Kickstarter campaign in February 2013 was $18,000 but raised $45,000 in 30 days, providing the 963 backers with tools and covering a significant amount of the initial set up costs. For 2014, the goal is $14,000 to fund upfront material costs for the new tools.
If you are in the market for some new tools, then it may well be worth getting involved. For more information about Fix It Sticks, visit www.facebook.com/fixitsticks. To visit the Kickstarter campaign, visit www.fixitsticks.com.