$2 Challenge- Contender #4
« on: September 10, 2015, 11:37:54 PM »
This tool is one I was looking forward to as it looks like a sea horse and therefore could appeal to a lot of people who wouldn’t ordinarily carry/use tools like this. It looks nice, and on paper it has some seemingly good functions, but how good is it really?
I started with the bottle opener, because, well, bottle openers are the most common multitool functions, and is perhaps the most enjoyable to test! Contender #4 swiped off the cap from an adult oriented beverage in one lift, as you would expect from a larger type bottle opener. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it is at least tied for best bottle opener in this challenge with Contender #7
Going beyond the bottle opener, there are a series of wrench cutouts, a strap cutter and a flathead screwdriver which actually are arranged in logical fashion and gives Contender #4 its distinctive shape. Each of these seems well formed and functional.
There’s one other function on this one that I was kind of wondering about- the round hole that functions as the bottle opener also has radiant lines that could potentially function as a protractor or inclinometer. I’m not overly certain where this would come in handy, but I really like the idea of having it, especially since it doesn’t add weight, components or cost.
All told this unit cost me a total of $1.97, making it one of the more expensive tools in the $2 Challenge, but I have to say, it is so far perhaps the best tool I have received. I would actually consider paying much more than $2 for this tool, although I am certainly glad that I don’t have to!