Learn About Our Project:
The B102T Micro Tool
Have you ever found yourself in need of a screwdriver or bottle opener when you're away from home? Are you tired of mass-produced look-alike pocket tools? Are you looking for the sleekest 4-in-1 keychain tool available? Then we've got the tool for you! The B102T micro tool offers you the best functionality of much larger tools but without the heft and bulk, ensuring it will never be a pain to carry.
The B102T is the newest version of our popular B102 tool. Currently, the B102 is offered only in 17-4PH, but due to customer requests, we've decided to release a Titanium version right here on Kickstarter. As a result of the material change to Titanium-6Al-4V, the B102T is 40% lighter than the already featherweight steel B102, making it less than half the weight of an average brass house key! With this material change, this tool becomes almost unnoticeable on your keychain.
The B102T features four functions - a bottle opener, a package opener, a flathead screwdriver, and a pry tip. Aesthetically speaking, we wanted something that looked different from the dozens of mass-produced pocket tools available, so we've designed this model to minimize the number of straight edges, creating a sleek design that will make you the envy of all your friends next time you have occasion to use it!
Note the package opener is chamfered but not sharpened, so this tool is still safe to carry in your pocket. Also note how the bottle opener lies flat to the top of the bottle cap - this necessitates a little extra force to lift the cap but results in less damage to the cap, making this a perfect tool for cap collectors!
We bring this project to Kickstarter because advance funding the B102T will allow us to dramatically increase our initial order quantities, which helps us drive down costs. By buying material in bulk, we can access discounted material vendors, and we spread set-up labor costs over a greater quantity of parts. Furthermore, buying larger lots makes multi-piece CNC fixturing an economical option, and our machining vendors can utilize long-run programs on oversize material sheets to minimize operator labor. These all work to drive down our costs, enabling us to make precision-machined Grade 5 Ti-6-4 tools available to you for under $20! All manufacturing operations are performed right here in the USA.
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One final note
Since this tool is designed for pocket carry, none of the edges are sharpened to a knife edge; the thinnest edge, the package opener, measures .010" nominally at its thinnest immediately after CNC machining and prior to tumbling. Even so, this tool is not a toy, so please use caution when handling it, and keep it out of the hands of children. In an effort to continuously improve our tool designs and our business, we actively seek your input. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please contact us! Feel free to visit our website at www.SchnelleEngineering.com, and be sure to 'Like' us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SchnelleEngineering and follow us on Instagram (@schnelle_engineering)!
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