Friday, January 29, 2010

New Projects: BrewDriver

I'm still working on the new BrewDriver tools but they are very close to done. I should have the first ones finished by tomorrow. These are simple keyfob tools, turned from solid 1/2" bars of titanium and they measure 3.25" long. They feature a bottle opener and screwdriver/prytip on a diamond knurled shaft with a flat for my name stamp. The bottle opener is a two pry popper meaning it takes two shots to get the cap off but it does work fine. The screwdriver tip is the standard 1/4 wide size. A large lug style end with 1/4" hole makes getting the tool on and off the keys a very simple proposition.

I will be doing the first wave as plain pieces, no anodized colors. They look pretty cool both with and without the o-ring bumpers so I will include the o-rings and let users decide if they want them on the tool or not.

The price on these will be $70 plus shipping. I'll post a sale in the morning but right now I'm back to the grindstone, literally, for the afternoon. ;)





28 comments:

Noonan for Selectman: said...

so cruel, I've been mashing F5 all day and we get a pre-sale post! These look VERY nice Peter.

vegassprky said...

Nice tool, great looking!!!! Maybe when I get a job!!?? But right now out of my reach! Good job as always Peter!! Gary :>( :>)

Gatorbud said...

LMAO I just went crazy looking for a sale link

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Chris said...

I must agree. These are nice indeed. Fingers crossed there are enough for everone

Nathan said...

I saw the pic, and no link, and thought that I'd missed them.

Also, Peter, I still can't click on the purchase links or even the list of entrants link for the Atwrench sale, for some reason. Anyone else having problems?

Works from my phone, so luckily I was able to score an ABC that way. But it's so much slower.

Jerry said...

Nice...

davecmoc said...

Wow.....thus might be my favorite yet! Hope I'm able to grab one.

Rick said...

Thanks Peter! Will the plain ones be blasted?

sharkytm said...

I hate to be the naysayer in the group, but I'm not a huge fan of this design. The cap-lifter isn't great (2-lifts), and the slotted screwdriver is nice, but not as useful as, say a 1/4" hex opening (with bonus double-ended bit storage inside). I understand these features would make the cost higher, but I'd rather pay for a useful tool than a pretty keychain.

I DO like the O-ring bumpers, I bet they make the tool very easy to grip.

Tmad, Lmad, and Dmad said...

+1 sharkytm

Very pretty looking tool, just not the "do-all" I expect from an atwood.

Jessica said...

hmm, i wonder if you could cut a slot in the side for a bit, held in by the o-rings, and then make the hole in the lug a hex opening?

Jessica said...

btw, o-ring bumpers are great cushioning for key-chain carry. they work great on my superbug...

Bryan said...

I'm with sharkytm - $70 for a bottle opener you have to use twice per bottle? I might pay $20 or $30 for a steel one, but $70 is pushing the envelope a bit too much for me.

Wil said...

Peter-
Given the lack of a SUS, is the plan to have a ton of these so that everyone that wants one will be able to purchase one?

Peter Atwood said...

I made quite a few of them. I probably will do a bunch with a light bead blast finish and anodize the others. I have a second wave on the way next week that will be a pendant version.

Matt said...

What do you mean pendant version peter?

Indy Fab fan said...

I guess I can't call out dibs on the rainbow or pink one . . . these look really nice. Great job, Peter.

DB said...

Great job on this new design, Peter. I'm looking forward to using mine religiously once it gets here. :)

Mark said...

Wow, a few people that don't like this design, great more for us that do! Peter, what is the length on the pendant?

Peter Atwood said...

I don't have one in front of me but the pendant version is shorter. :)

YouTube Games! said...

Hey Peter,

Any update on when these will go up? I've been waiting since 4:00 a.m. Pacific time here in the north west:)

Peter Atwood said...

this afternoon

Carrie said...

Peter,
How about combining the new brewdriver and a whistle called the Breathalyzer ! Sweet

Indy Fab fan said...

Bummer. Headed out for the weekly training ride so i'm off line for the next nine hours or so.

hybernaut said...

Nice looking design, Peter. Solid looking design and the colors are stunning as always.

milltools said...

Very simple effective design. Thanks!

Liam said...

Any chance this design will morph into one with a whistle on it? Or pill fob?