You know those EDC key chain multi-tools that claim to have everything, but they’re nearly impossible to actually use? This isn’t that. Instead, Wolf Tooth Components has shrunk down their clever 8-Bit Pack Pliers into a key-chain sized tool that retains most of the functionality. And if you’re not one to carry much of a key chain, there’s also a new Axle Handle multi-tool as well.
6-Bit Hex Wrench Multi-Tool
The Six-Bit tool is pretty simple. Take their 8-Bit tool and drop two of the bits, and 6 of the 17 functions, and you end up with a tool that carries six bits with 11 functions. That includes magnetic storage for the 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm hex bits, a flat head #3.5 and Phillips #2 screwdrivers, and T10 & T25 Torx-compatible bits. Those bits fit inside the 8mm hex bit extension which is hinged to work as a straight tool, or 90º L-wrench.
The smaller design means it’s perfect for smaller tool wraps, pockets, or just use the optional keyring attachment to carry it on your keys–or anything you can attach a split ring to for that matter. The keyring attachment has a quick release feature so you can pop the tool off without removing the split ring. And when it’s attached to the quick release on the keyring, it prevents the bit storage area from opening, keeping your bits safe inside during transport.
Machined from 7075-T6 aluminum in Minnesota, the 6-Bit is priced at $39.95 for the multi-tool or $47.95 for the multi-tool+keyring attachment. Available now.
Axle Handle Multi-Tool
Rather let your bike do the carrying? The new WTC Axle Handle Multi-Tool will do just that. This little 7075-T6 aluminum lever requires a WTC axle but it functions as both a quick-release lever to unthread the axle, or as a stand-alone tool.
The tool includes four double-sided hex bits with 2, 2.5, 3, and 4mm hex, flat head #3.5 and Phillips #2 screwdrivers, and T10 & T25 Torx-compatible bits(these are the same bits found in other WTC multi-tools). The only catch is that the tool will only store two of the four bits. So you’ll have to choose which best suit your needs–or carry the other bits somewhere else on your bike or person.
The bits are stored inside the handle with strong magnets, and are removed by pushing down on one side, which pops up the other so you can pull them out.
The Axle Handle tool can then be used on either side–bits on one side, and the fixed 5mm/6mm stepped bit on the other.
This one is priced at $29.95 and is available in eight colors that will match other WTC anodized parts and accessories.
More Cerakote Cages
Last but not least, WTC has added another limited edition Morse Cage Ti with an Olive Cerakote finish. Only, these are a limited edition, and they’ve already sold out. WTC tells us that their limited edition colors often sell out in a few hours, so keep an eye out for future limited edition colors – and act fast if you want one!