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Tool Talk => Cheap and Cheerful (or otherwise!) => Topic started by: Yadda on July 25, 2018, 05:27:36 AM

Title: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: Yadda on July 25, 2018, 05:27:36 AM
This is a beast. Weighing in over 8 ounces (.555 lbs).  Solidly made.  The handles click into place.
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: Yadda on July 25, 2018, 05:29:11 AM
And more photos...
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: gerleatherberman on July 25, 2018, 05:37:24 AM
Thank you for posting that tool. It is quite unique for sure. I haven't seen a folding plier fixed- adjustable yet. I just ordered one. :facepalm:
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: Yadda on July 25, 2018, 05:38:58 AM
Thank you for posting that tool. It is quite unique for sure. I haven't seen a folding plier fixed- adjustable yet. I just ordered one. :facepalm:

 :tu: :cheers:
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: ThePeacent on July 25, 2018, 12:38:42 PM
where did you find them?  :think:
Looks like a worthy replacement for my Piranha  :tu:

(https://i.imgur.com/jokd8nb.jpg)

thanks  :tu:
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: Yadda on July 25, 2018, 01:47:35 PM
where did you find them?  :think:
Looks like a worthy replacement for my Piranha  :tu:

(https://i.imgur.com/jokd8nb.jpg)

thanks  :tu:

Amazon, $11.47
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: gerleatherberman on July 28, 2018, 04:58:46 AM
Thanks for posting this tool, Yadda!

It is very well constructed for the price point. Big blade, very nice plier head and decent wrench. The file leaves a lot to be desired, but works.
It almost feels like a $20+ tool. I'm happy. :like:
I would say it is a solid 8/10 for value. Well worth buying for the price point. :)

Edit: I weighedit in at 8.920oz. So, basically 9oz. It is still a good weight for what you get. :)

TP,
Let me know if you can't find one that will ship to you and I'll order one and send it your way. :tu:
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: Yadda on July 28, 2018, 05:19:56 AM
Thanks for posting this tool, Yadda!

It is very well constructed for the price point. Big blade, very nice plier head and decent wrench. The file leaves a lot to be desired, but works.
It almost feels like a $20+ tool. I'm happy. :like:
I would say it is a solid 8/10 for value. Well worth buying for the price point. :)

Edit: I weighedit in at 8.920oz. So, basically 9oz. It is still a good weight for what you get. :)

TP,
Let me know if you can't find one that will ship to you and I'll order one and send it your way. :tu:

 :cheers:

I attended Master classes at the Gregoz School for the Enabling and Proliferation of Multi Tools.  :D
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: gerleatherberman on July 28, 2018, 05:32:17 AM
 :rofl:
You learned well, Yadda! :cheers:
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: gerleatherberman on July 28, 2018, 06:57:03 AM
O.K. I know this is just an engineering mishap(forgot an extension stop) and doesn't hurt the tool as a whole, but I can't stop laughing.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: gregozedobe on July 28, 2018, 09:16:04 AM
I attended Master classes at the Gregoz School for the Enabling and Proliferation of Multi Tools.  :D

And graduated with honours (with a specialty of old and odd-ball MTs) I'm happy to say, thus joining a not very exclusive band of enablers that seem to lurk almost everywhere on MTo.   :rofl:
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: ThePeacent on July 28, 2018, 01:50:09 PM
O.K. I know this is just an engineering mishap(forgot an extension stop) and doesn't hurt the tool as a whole, but I can't stop laughing.  :rofl:

I think I am familiar with that "feature" myself  :facepalm:

(https://i.imgur.com/wsUbzRi.jpg)

I lost the wrench head on my bigger Piranha when it fell out  :oops:, and the one in the small model also fell out but I heard it hit the floor and rcovered it  :twak:
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: Yadda on July 28, 2018, 03:30:03 PM
I attended Master classes at the Gregoz School for the Enabling and Proliferation of Multi Tools.  :D

And graduated with honours (with a specialty of old and odd-ball MTs) I'm happy to say, thus joining a not very exclusive band of enablers that seem to lurk almost everywhere on MTo.   :rofl:

I'm very proud of my degree and especially my area of specialization.  >:D :cheers:
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: Yadda on July 28, 2018, 03:34:02 PM
O.K. I know this is just an engineering mishap(forgot an extension stop) and doesn't hurt the tool as a whole, but I can't stop laughing.  :rofl:

Yeah the jaw is definitely loose and has no stop.  I've see worse on cheap adjustable wrenches, but even those usually have a stop.  :facepalm:

I plan on testing it this weekend to see how well it works. 
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: gerleatherberman on July 28, 2018, 09:39:29 PM
Cool. It'll be interesting to see how your tests go. :popcorn:
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: ThePeacent on August 02, 2018, 11:23:16 AM
I am going to order one, just for the curiosity,
if you consider $16 a worthy price  ???
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: gerleatherberman on August 02, 2018, 02:42:38 PM
Definitely worth $16, TP! :cheers:

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. :)
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: ThePeacent on August 02, 2018, 05:09:32 PM
Definitely worth $16, TP! :cheers:

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. :)

Hopefully so!  :tu:

What I know for sure is that I'll keep both eyes on that pesky wrench head to avoid losing it like I did with my Piranha!  :twak: :facepalm:
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: BauerMobileToolSystems on August 09, 2018, 07:01:14 AM
It looks very cool. How much play is in the adjustable wrench? I bought a $10 clone of the Jeep MultiTool off ebay that has the adjustable wrench & was not too happy with it. The bit holder wouldn't come out unless pulled by pliers & the lower jaw of adjustable wrench was very loose. I like this design better, & the price,  how does it do loosening medium to large bolts? Can you post a video demonstration?
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: Yadda on August 09, 2018, 02:04:37 PM
It looks very cool. How much play is in the adjustable wrench? I bought a $10 clone of the Jeep MultiTool off ebay that has the adjustable wrench & was not too happy with it. The bit holder wouldn't come out unless pulled by pliers & the lower jaw of adjustable wrench was very loose. I like this design better, & the price,  how does it do loosening medium to large bolts? Can you post a video demonstration?

Not much on video demo's myself. :(. Maybe someone else can help. The adjustable wrench has a fair bit of play in it, but I haven't used it yet so no idea how well it works.  With the fairly short handle you will only get so much leverage so attacking highly torqued bolts is probably out.  There is no stop on the jaw so it has the potential of falling out if you run it to the outer useful limit and leave it.
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: King_Gorilla on August 12, 2018, 03:14:01 AM
 :D
Thanks for posting this! 
I just bought one on amazon.

I have been looking for a better design for a adjustable wrench multi tool for a long time.  I LOVE the cheap Chinese Jeep wrench (the guppy wrench) multi tool but it is way too small.  the wrench jaws do not open wide enough to do anything useful that you couldn't do with a set of pliers.

After reading your post and seeing the pictures, I am enthusiastic about the prospects of this one.
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: BauerMobileToolSystems on August 20, 2018, 09:22:56 PM
I got one, around $11 on Amazon and just used it to change my oil! Partially unfolding it when using adjustable wrench actually gives you more leverage= longer grip area; but only pulling from one side, pulling the wrong direction will make it fold back up- so just choose which side faces up depending on if your loosening or tightening.
        When I first got it the plyers made a light scratchy sound when using them like debri was caught inside of the spring load cavity or something but that went away after a couple uses. My 2ยข well worth $11 so far!
Title: Re: Boxtree Wrench Multi Tool
Post by: gerleatherberman on August 20, 2018, 11:11:18 PM
Thank you for the report, BMTS! :iagree: