By itself, Doc Allen’s Versatool is a handy and easy-to-carry tool kit that costs $13. It comes with 11 hex bits and a 2″ extension adapter. Its 1/4″ hex adapter slides around the ring so you can find a suitable torque position, and the adapter can be removed and used as a finger driver. But you can beef up the versatility by adding a few items that conveniently fit in its small 3″ x 4″ zippered pouch with belt loop. For example, I have added a stainless Pocketwrench™ (an older “original”; the newer Pocketwrench II™, shown below, is available for $10 – $11 from Lee Valley or McFeely’s), a Swiss Tech Micro-Tech™ 8-in-1 tool that I had gotten as a trade show gift ($10 from Amazon), a pair of pin-point tweezers ($5 for Uncle Bill’s from Amazon or $8 from A.G. Russell), a Leatherman Micra ($15 from Amazon), and there’s still some room left.
Because the Versatool uses standard hex bits, you can add a few more bits of your choice.
What do you think — is this combination preferable, or easier to carry, than one of the big multi-tools?
Doc Allen’s Versatool
Uncle Bill’s Tweezers [What’s This?]
Pocketwrench II™ [Corporate Site]
Swiss Tech 8-in-1 [What’s This?]
Leatherman Micra [What’s This?]
A.G. Russell [Corporate Site]
McFeely’s [Corporate Site]