There is a multitude of multi-tools on the market that promise to put a screwdriver, bottle opener, bookmark, penlight, laser pointer, GPS tracker, and a bunch of other things right into your pocket. The majority are made out of titanium or stainless steel, and they work quite well for a whole list of odd jobs you might need them to do. But they’re not as universal as you’d think. Recently we needed to scrape film off a piece of glass without scratching the glass, we had a lot of metal scrapers and pointy objects but none could get the job done. That task brought about the idea for the wedgie; a multi-tool that could do some of those same jobs a metal tool could, but could also do some of the more delicate work that needs doing.
The Wedgie is machined from Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). “Polyethylene terephthalate (or poly(ethylene terephthalate), PET, PETE, or the obsolete PETP or PET-P), is the most common thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family and is used in fibres for clothing, containers for liquids and foods, and thermoforming for manufacturing, and in combination with glass fibre for engineering resins.” – source Wikipedia. Designed by Josh, our shop foreman, then machined on our CNC mills, the Wedgie is a powerful little tool meant for delicate operations that can also be used for some pretty big tasks. Primarily built around the shaped tip as a scraper/pry bar, the use of PET makes the Wedgie perfect for removing items from delicate surfaces but strong enough to pry up heavy objects. The tip is sharp enough to open taped boxes but won’t cut skin or cloth. Don’t worry about the tip being marred during use, it quickly shapes back up on a piece of sandpaper. Hook it to your belt loop or toss a key ring on it. The possibilities are endless.
The Wedgie is available in two sizes: Wedgie and Wedgie XL. The Wedgie measures 3.5 inches (88.9mm) in length by 0.63 inches (16.03mm) in width and 0.36 inches (9.36mm) in height and weighs 0.38 oz/11.1g. The Wedgie XL measures 4.48 inches (113.8mm) in length by 0.63 inches (16.03mm) in width and 0.36 inches (9.36mm) in height and weighs 0.53 oz/15.3g.
Check out a short video of the Wedgie in use HERE.