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    Check out this multitool I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    BTW it opens bottles too..

    Let me know what you guys think: Ringtool - The World's Most Useful and Compact Multi-tool by Reductivist — Kickstarter

    I will try to implement suggestions into future designs. Thanks for your feedback.

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    Wow. Great concept, very well done. That's the first thing I've seen on Kickstarter that I actually like, and I would definitely buy one if it makes it to production, especially since I ride to class every day. If I have any spare money before the campaign ends, I'll make sure to leave a contribution.
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    Awesome, thanks I'm glad you like it!

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    How are you going to manufacture the production tools?

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    When do you expect the tools to be on the market? Do you have an idea of a price yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    When do you expect the tools to be on the market? Do you have an idea of a price yet?
    I will have parts ready this fall. I am thinking $24.99. Slightly higher than I would like but it is more expensive to make things here in the states as I was determined to do.The tools will be investment cast in the same hardened/tempered stainless steel Leatherman uses to make their multitools.

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    Great idea!! Its always amazing that the greatest ideas are a very simple concept!! I am definitely going to order one.

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    Thanks Kryptoroxx

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    Looks great, noticed you said you were having issues with the 2mm wrench, ever think to consider putting a 2.5mm wrench on there? It's the common size for lockon grips, pedal pins, and some reach adjust screws on brake levers.

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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    And with the ring being so small....you could make another ring pretty easily for an expanded capability. It is only a ring

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    I had considered the 2.5mm wrench. After removing the 2mm I rather liked the symmetry of the 8 tools around the outside. The spacing of the heads seemed optimum for function as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptoroxx View Post
    And with the ring being so small....you could make another ring pretty easily for an expanded capability. It is only a ring
    That's true. I had been toying with the idea of making a ringtool for other professions i.e. IT guys, or automotive related.

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    T30 torx chain ring bolts are so common now, all multi-tools should have this (but few do).
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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    Camping or outdoor type toolset might work? Maybe a riggers or diving tool ring...??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline35 View Post
    T30 torx chain ring bolts are so common now, all multi-tools should have this (but few do).
    Noted. What do you guys think about a larger diameter tool that had more heads? To me, anything much larger doesn't work on a keychain.

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    [QUOTE=Kryptoroxx;10480318]Camping or outdoor type toolset might work? Maybe a riggers or diving tool ring...??

    Yes the possibilities are kind of endless... and I am only one guy! I'm sure Asia will beat me to it..

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    I like having one thats a mix for a commuter tool, but maybe make one that's all hex heads and another that had a couple different sized flat head, Phillips and torxs heads. T10, T25 and T30 would be nice to see. I wonder if you could find a way to incorporate a spoke wrench or two between some heads.
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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    Patent? Its a great idea to bring to market man. Then Asia can make them for you

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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    And patent the ring concept....not the specific toolset. You can get to that later. Its your idea and protection is #1. Now if someone says we want to make these or whatever....take your cut off the top....that's how you retire. Just tell me you will refuse it if its a Chinese company....they always make cheap stuff.

    This is reminding me of the "jump to conclusions map" from Office Space lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptoroxx View Post
    Patent? Its a great idea to bring to market man. Then Asia can make them for you
    Can't afford a patent right now. Also don't think Patent law means much over there: The bizarre copycat architecture of China


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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    I like having one thats a mix for a commuter tool, but maybe make one that's all hex heads and another that had a couple different sized flat head, Phillips and torxs heads. T10, T25 and T30 would be nice to see. I wonder if you could find a way to incorporate a spoke wrench or two between some heads.
    There will be a spoke wrench on V2 for sure.

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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reductivist View Post
    Can't afford a patent right now. Also don't think Patent law means much over there: The bizarre copycat architecture of China

    You've got a point....but maybe if you sell a few you can get it patented soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptoroxx View Post
    And patent the ring concept....not the specific toolset. You can get to that later. Its your idea and protection is #1. Now if someone says we want to make these or whatever....take your cut off the top....that's how you retire. Just tell me you will refuse it if its a Chinese company....they always make cheap stuff.

    This is reminding me of the "jump to conclusions map" from Office Space lol

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    It's up to the patent holder to enforce said patent. Unless the idea is going to gross a fair bit annually (~1million plus) It's probably not worth patenting. Especially if your concern is chinese ripoffs that are harder and more expensive to shut down.

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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    It's up to the patent holder to enforce said patent. Unless the idea is going to gross a fair bit annually (~1million plus) It's probably not worth patenting. Especially if your concern is chinese ripoffs that are harder and more expensive to shut down.
    Hmmm I did not realize that. Thanks for the info. I guess op can decide whether it will gross enough. I wouldn't know what it takes to get that many sold but its a swell idea especially if it isn't a poorly made piece.

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    Looks like a great idea.

    One bit of feedback: I find that the 6 and 8mm sizes are commonly used with pedals. The short length on the ring tool would render them unable to be used for that task- think about making those heads longer?

    Though given that pedals might need a fair bit of torque, not sure the ringtool is designed for that application in mind.

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