The EDC Tool Roll is a feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various every day carry worthy tools. The tools shown aren’t multi-tools but rather real tools, that by virtue of their compact size, light weight, usefulness, or unique functionality, can find a place in any range kit, emergency kit, or every day carry bag.
Feel free to comment on the tools that you carry so we can all learn! The discussion on these posts has been very valuable so far.
The Victorinox Swisstool Plus Replacement Wrench (VSPRW) is sold as a “replacement” part for the Swisstool Multi-tool but it works just fine as a standalone tool. It is a “L” wrench style driver that accepts standard 1/4″ shank bits at both ends. It is functionally similar to the previously reviewed Engineer DR-07 and Tekton 14-in-1 Offset Driver. However, there are two key differences in the VSPRW’s lack of included bits and lack of overmolded handle.
Neither of those differences are really short comings. You likely already have bits and the lack of overmolded handle means the VPSPRW is trimmer and lighter than almost all the other drivers reviewed so far. It still offers good reach and great torque. Yes, this tool is simple compared to some but it is also extremely well made (of course, it’s Victorinox) from solid metal, offers captive bit sockets, and costs less than pretty much any other driver we have profiled in the series.
It will hold any 1/4″ shape bit including those without the retention notches though bit with the notches will be slightly more secure. Retention is very good with just a bit of wobble. No amount of shaking or jarring will cause the bits to drop out on their own. The bits are easy to change with no active locking mechanism.
If space is at a premium in your EDC Tool Roll, I think it will be hard to beat the Victorinox Swisstool Plus Replacement Wrench.
Where to Buy: You are not likely to find these at any brick and mortar store since very few of them carry Victorinox replacement parts. There are various online retailers that offer them. I just added mine to an Amazon order: Victorinox Swisstool Plus Replacement Wrench on Amazon (affiliate link)
This wrench is also available with bits, a bit holder, and a sheath (the sheath is larger than necessary for the wrench to accomodate a Swisstool Multi-Tool). I find the wrench to be a better value on its own: Wrench with Bits, Holder, and Sheath on Amazon
Alternatives from Previous Reviews:
See all the reviews for previous tools: The EDC Tool Roll
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