Often times, I find myself needing various tools to fix certain things. It’s a great feeling when you get to experience turning what no longer works into something functional once again. Or perhaps you might have just created or built something from scratch which is even more amazing! Tools are essential things to have and they just make our lives so much easier. Unfortunately, we might not always be around them when we need them the most.
When we are at home, we have access to ALL of our tools like screwdrivers, knives, and rulers just to name a few. But when we are out and about doing our casual and social things, events may occur where we may need tools. It would not be wise to drive all the way home or go to the nearest home improvement store to buy the desired tool. True that one can keep some emergency tools in the trunk of car, but it can be a bit of a hassle if the car is parked far away.
Is there a more convenient way to have access to quick tools in ANY situation? You bet there are some and you can keep them ALL in your wallet!
Tools that Can Be Carried in Your Wallet
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One of my favorite tools that I carry is a wallet multi tool. It is a unique tool that is about the shape and size of a credit card. The tool is designed in a manner where there are slots and holes that imitate your usual tools. Here are some of the functions it can have:
- Cable bender
- Letter/Box cutter
- Nail puller
- Hex wrench
- Cord Cutter
- Can Opener
- Bottle Opener
Another but less versatile tool I carry is the foldable card knife. Similar to the wallet multi tool, this tool can also fit right in your wallet. It is also about the size of a credit card. When in need, you just need to release the safety lock and convert the tool into the knife. This is beneficial when you are away from your collection of tools (at home) and need an immediate cutting tool at hand.
The wallet multi tool is a much more durable and it just one flat piece. Therefore, you will most likely need just one to get by.
On the other hand, the foldable card knife is a bit more flimsy since the steel knife is implanted onto plastic. Every now and then, the plastic portion can break off when overused so it would be good to get them in bulk. Plus, it is cheaper to get them bulk compared to just one.
Situations Where These Tools Came in Handy For Me
These two tools have come in handy many times for me. Here are just some of the events where they have helped. It might even give you some new ideas!
- Opening of packages, boxes, and products
- Lens from glasses popped out
- Thread is sticking from my clothing
- Opening of canned goods such as when working in my car (Click here to read about various car accessories to help with being productive).
- Changing the battery of my car key
- Repairing of toys for nephews
- Prying certain objects open
Tools are just such amazing creations. They make our lives a lot easier. We may even have a large, beautiful collection of them at home for every emergency need. But there may be times when we may need them and not have immediate access to them.
Fortunately, there are tools like the wallet multi tool which has many functions to help us during a time of need. In addition to that is the foldable card knife which may not be as versatile but will still be helpful with cutting things. Both of these tools can fit all in your wallet. Hopefully these tools will be all that you need when you are out and about!
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