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 genesis of this series, The EDC Tool Roll, was my frustration at my multi-tools for never quite being the right tool. Sure, they will do a lot, but sometimes you just need a real tool which started my quest to build a pocketable tool kit. My search for a screw driver that was both a real tool and yet still compact enough to work in this pocketable kit lead me to Fix It Sticks.
The Replaceable Fix It Sticks are comprised of two separate sections that can be used individually as a small driver for tight spaces or together to form a t-handle driver. Each of the two sections can hold a standard 1/4″ bit at each end meaning I can keep 4 bits of my choosing on the tool, ready to use. I also carry a small assortment of bits for the fasteners that I am likely to encounter.
I tried several other drivers before settling on the Fix It Sticks. Most interchangable bit drivers were too large. Others were pocketable but lacked reach or were too small to apply a decent amount of torque comfortably. The Fix It Sticks, with their take-down format split that difference beautifully. They pack small but function much like a full size tool.
Fix It Sticks are made in the USA and available in a number of configurations. I like the Replacables for EDC and purchased mine from Amazon.
They also makes these in kit form specifically for shooters with slick options like in-line torque limiters. Those kits are available at Tactical Works.
Of all the tools I added to my kit, the screwdriver was the hardest to finally settle on so I will be interested to hear what you carry. If you have an EDC worth driver that you prefer, comment below.
I haven’t gotten around to purchasing the items yet, but I’ve been planning to build a small kit like the one shown here:
Looks like a pretty neat package, with all the basics you could need. I especially like the ability to have the ratchet with you, since driving long screws by hand can be tedious.
I prefer the SwissTool bit wrench paired with a Latherman bit extender and full set of the Leatherman bits. To me this is about the most versatile of all in minimal amount of space.
I’ll look at those. Thanks Michael.
Have owned a set of these for 2-3yrs for bicycle gear setups on the fly (original purpose for these)
I don’t think I’d skip away from my 50-whatever piece screwdriver kit despite this. When going out shooting, it comes with me, and when I work on things at home, it is right in my range bag.