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Follow Hollow Performance Alpaca Socks

Alpaca fiber has some excellent qualities even over fibers like Merino wool. It wicks, resists funk, and insulates with less bulk while staying extremely soft. Those attributes make it attractive for socks but there are few examples of readily available alpaca fiber socks on the market and those that are available often have little actual fiber content. Enter Follow Hollow.

Follow Hollow, founded by Brian Davis of Fix It Sticks, is attempting to launch a sock line that is designed from the ground up to leverage the qualities of alpaca fiber all while not skimping on the alpaca fiber content (at least 80%) and offering the socks at a price similar to premium wool socks.

The Performance Alpaca Socks have been launched on Kickstarter. There is a week remaining and the project is nearly fully funded.

Follow Hollow on Kickstarter

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New All-in-One Torque Driver from Fix It Sticks

Fix it Sticks’ compact torque limiting sockets is one of the things that sets their firearm tool kits apart from others. Previously, the Torque Drivers that they offered were compact but could only provide one torque setting per driver so the kits must contain several of them to get proper coverage. Now they have a new All-in-One Torque Driver that covers many of the most common torque settings in one unit while remaining quite compact. This allows for even smaller tool kits with the same coverage.

The new All-in-One Torque Driver can be set to 65, 45, 25, and 15 inch pounds by rotating the end so that the indicator aligns with the desired setting. It is available separately (fits in any standard 1/4″ driver) or in kit form.

The EDC Tool Roll: Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition with Bracket

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.


If you have been following The EDC Tool Roll for a while, you know that the Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition has been one of my favorite drivers reviewed to date. It has good reach while also being quite compact, holds 4 bits on board in a way that each one is accessible, is able to apply a lot of torque, and is made in the USA. There is a lot to like. It was hard to imagine how they could make it better…

Then they released a new version with a ridiculously clever bracket.  This review will be mostly about the bracket since the tool itself hasn’t changed.

The bracket is molded from a semi rigid rubber-like material. It is about 4.25 long, 1.5″ wide (with tools installed), and about 1″ thick. It can hold both halves of the Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition, one on each side, along with a whopping 18 bits. The bracket has exterior slots for 12 bits, 4 bits are stored in the tool halves, and 2 more bits can be stored in either end of the bracket.

The entire package is far more compact than you would think a driver set this full featured can be. The bits are also amazingly well organized, visible, secure and accessible considering how compact it is. Each of the 12 bit slots on the broad sides of the bracket tightly grips the bit while still allowing you to read the size marking etched on the bits. The bits only slide out in one direction which further increases their security.

This bracket adds so much to the functionality of the Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition as an EDC or range bag addition. It carries so many bits in such a small package and can be so easily customized to suit your needs by swapping or adding bits. It is extremely compact yet still long enough to access an AR-15 grip screw or Glock magazine release spring. You can even leave the bracket behind if you need it to be ultra-compact and still be able to carry 4 bits!

Where to Buy:

There is a chance you may be able to find these in your local gun store or possible a bike shop. Fix It Sticks caters to both markets. However, I have never found them in a brick and mortar store. I’ve purchased my previous Fix It Sticks products from Amazon: Fix It Sticks Replaceable with Bracket on Amazon

These would make incredible stocking stuffers.

Alternatives:

Victorinox Swisstool Plus Replacement Wrench

Wera Kraftform Kompakt 10

Engineer DR-07 Twin Wrench Driver

Tekton 14-in-1 Offset Screwdriver (2945)

Replaceable Edition Fix It Sticks

Doc Allen’s VersaTool

Wera Kraftform Kompact 25


See all the reviews for previous tools: The EDC Tool Roll

Do you have bot ratchet that you prefer or another tool recommendation that fits The EDC Tool Roll? Tell us about it in the comments below or drop us a line on the Contact page.

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Fix It Sticks Universal Choke Tube Wrench

The Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition just took another step toward being a universal gun tool (and possibly world domination). Their new Universal Choke Tube Wrench allows shotgun shooters to install or uninstall just about any brand or size choke tube. It attaches to the Fix It Sticks Replaceable Edition like any other 1/4″ shank bit which means it can also be used with other bit drivers.

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New Bits from Fix It Sticks: Bottle Opener, Mini Pry Bar, and 1911 Bushing Wrench

Fix It Sticks just rolled out three new bits for use with their tools or any other tool that accepts standard 1/4″ shank bits. The new bottle opener bit is relatively straight forward and self-explanatory. The 1911 bushing wrench is designed to depress the plunger and allow the user to rotate the barrel bushing for removal. The Mini Pry-Bar can be used for light prying, removing nails, and more. It also features cutouts that allow it to be used as a wrench for 1/4″, 5/16”, and 3/8” nuts.

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KDG Fix It Sticks SCAR Tool Kit

Kinetic Development Group worked with Fix It Sticks to create a kit specifically for the SCAR.

We asked FIX IT STICKS to make us a one-stop tool kit for maintaining the FHN SCAR, and here is the result: A highly modular, multitool system that features a variety of specialty tools for maintaining and servicing your favorite firearms! The kit comes with standard 1/4” bits and two torque limiters for precise adjustments. These kits are designed for tightening down scope rings, mounts, action screws, M-LOK accessories, SCAR Barrel Change Screws, etc. in the field or at the range. The trademark FIX IT T-handle provides several modes of use, to gain leverage and reach hard to access parts like AR type pistol grip screws. Combine shop level function with the lightweight and portability of this field kit, and never find yourself wishing for a tool left back on the work bench when issues arise at the range. The entire kit comes organized in a black zippered ballistic nylon case, with enough room to add additional tools, lube, thread locker, etc.

TECH SPECS:

Allen head Bits:

  • 0.05
  • 1/16
  • 5/64
  • 3/32
  • 7/64
  • 1/8
  • 9/64
  • 5/32
  • 1/4
  • 2.5 mm

TORX: 

  • T10
  • T15
  • T20
  • T25 (SCAR Barrel screws size)
  • T27

Also Includes:

  • Flat Head wide Screwdriver bit
  • Flathead narrow screwdriver bit
  • 16.5 Inch pound Miniature Torque Head Limiter for Scope rings/small screws
  • 62 Inch pound Miniature Torque Head Limiter for SCAR Barrel screws
  • Set of Replaceable Fix It Sticks driver

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Fix It Sticks Glock Tools

Fix It Sticks is now offering Glock specific bits for use with their tools (or any other tool that accepts 1/4″ shank bits). They are offering two different bits include a punch for disassembly and a front sight nut driver. The front sight tool is particularly interesting because it is magnetic and has a ledge to prevent the bolt from dropping into the tool.

Fix It Sticks Glock Tools

Fix It Sticks Magnetic Patch

Fix It Sticks’ Magnetic Patch is just what it sounds like… a magnetic patch. It can be attached via hook and loop to several of the cases that Fix It Sticks offers for their tool sets or to your own case/matte/range bag if you have a loop material field.

The idea behind the patch is simple and handy. If you are working with screw driver bits and small parts, you want those parts to stay put as opposed to migrating off of whatever surface that is serving as your mobile gunsmithing bench in the middle of a carbine course/range trip/hunting excursion. The Magnetic Patch serves to hold those bits and parts while you work.

Fix It Sticks also cleverly only applied the hook material around the perimeter of the back of the patch. This creates a lip around the back of the patch so that it can serve as a small tray if that is a more convenient way for you to work.

Fix It Sticks Magnetic Patch

Fix It Sticks AR-15 Tools

Fix It Sticks just rolled out a suite of AR-15 specific tools and bits. They are offering two kits are based around their Fix It Stick Replaceable tools which feature two separate bit drivers than can be combined to form a single t-handle driver. The only difference between the two kits is your choice of a hard case or MOLLE compatible soft case.

The kits include:

  • Set of Fix It Sticks
  • Bolt Carrier Group Scraper
  • Metal Pin Punch
  • Castle Nut Wrench
  • Bronze Scraper
  • Steel Pick
  • Non-Marring Plastic Pin Punch
  • Cleaning Brush Bit
  • A2 Front Sight Adjustment Bit
  • Set of Brass Cleaning Rods (can accept 8-32 threaded attachments)
  • Set of two bit adapters to allow for 8-32 threaded components
  • 12 Chrome Plated 1/4″ Bits
  • Carrying Case (choice of hard or soft)

Several of the items in the kit are AR-15 specific tools developed by Fix It Sticks for use with their tools or any tool that accepts 1/4″ shank bits. If you already own a set of Fix It Sticks or another driver you can order the AR-15 specific bits separately.

Check out the AR-15 Products at Fix It Sticks.

Fix It Sticks Replaceable Version – Shooting & Hunting Edition w/ Bracket

If you follow our regular feature, The EDC Tool Roll, you’ve seen the Fix It Stick Replaceable Version before. It is one of my all time favorite EDC-worthy tools and a mainstay in my range bag. I didn’t think I needed another one until I saw the new version that comes with a slick holder.

The original Fix It Sticks Replaceable comes in a very nice nylon pouch but this new version comes with a newly designed bracket that holds the tool and up to 18 bits (14 on the bracket, 4 on the tool sections) in a compact package. It would be perfect for dropping in your EDC or range bag.

Fix It Sticks are already a great, American made tool. This new bracket makes them even more attractive.

Fix It Sticks Replaceable Version – Shooting & Hunting Edition w/ Bracket

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