As a lifelong handyman, I’ve seen my fair share of “multi-tools”.
Some are excellent lifelong tools… but most are gimmicky garbage. They’re either completely worthless (none of the “functionalities” work), or they fall apart after a few weeks of mild use. Bah.
So, when my friend gifted me a new multi-tool called Kelvin17 that claims to “put an entire toolbox in the palm of your hand”, I was naturally skeptical…
However, my friend insisted it could handle all of my daily tasks in a pinch. He said he picked up a couple to test out after discovering them on Facebook. First, he was going to give one to his son, but after trying it, he thought someone like me would appreciate it even more…
So I dropped it in my job site tool bag – mostly to please my buddy. (It’s the same reason I’ll be wearing an ugly lime green sweater this Christmas, and NOT ironically… you’re welcome, mom.)
But after a few weeks of using it, I have to admit: He was right.
The Kelvin17 doesn’t just look cool – it’s a very well-made everyday tool.
I’m not easy to impress, either… but I’ve been shocked by how useful it is. Not only is it made with high-quality materials, I use at least one of the 17 built-in tools every day – and all of them perform extremely well. So don’t be fooled by its compact size!
While I’m not about to throw away my entire tool bag, I have noticed that Kelvin17 includes pretty much all of the essential tools I use on a daily basis. It’s very useful when you’re in a pinch – it’s sort of like having your toolbelt with you wherever you go. Let me explain…
What is Kelvin17?
Kelvin17 is a compact multi-tool that includes 17 functionalities:
- Carbon steel hammer
- Liquid level
- LED flashlight
- 3ft flexible tape measure
- Flip-action screwdriver with 90º locking
- 12 Extra hardened alloy driver bits
- 4 (3 Extra) Philips head bits
- 3 Flathead bits
- 3 Allen key bits
- 3 Torx bits
- All packaged in its own ingenious carry case
No question: This is the most useful multi-tool I’ve ever tried.
Kelvin17 is made from a mix of steel alloy and military-grade ABS plastics, so it’s the perfect mix of lightweight and durable. After all, what’s the point of tools that can’t take a beating, am I right?
Unlike cheap gimmicks, I’m not ashamed to bust out my Kelvin17 in a pinch – and I’ve even received compliments from my contractor buddies!
Most importantly, all the tools function the same as (or better than) the “real deal”. Don’t get fooled by the clever design – the Kelvin17 holds its own even during tough projects.
How I use Kelvin17 to do pretty much everything
Let’s get into the details here, shall we? I’ll start with the functionalities I use most.
First off, the flip-action screwdriver is my favorite part – it really surprised me. Just press a button and BOOM! The drive swings out and locks into place. It’s like the switchblade of multi-tools!
The 12 extra bits all nest neatly inside the handle, which means you’ll always have the perfect screwdriver for the job!
No more wasting time rummaging through the tool bag.
No other tool has been able to combine so many essential tools into such a functional design… it’s genius!
A built-in magnet holds on all alloy bits, both on the end of the screwdriver and inside the case, so you never have to worry about losing your bits.
To be honest, I didn’t expect to be able to get much torque with it, but the 90-degree drive option actually gives me way more leverage than a standard screwdriver, making it ideal for breaking loose the most stubborn screws. It’s also great for getting into those really tight spaces without busting up your knuckles.
Naturally, it won’t replace a power drill… but I’ve found myself reaching for my Kelvin17 instead of heading back to the van multiple times. It’s a huge time-saver!
Next, the built-in LED light comes in extremely handy.
I’m constantly working in dark areas like in closets, under sinks, and even under houses. Now I simply press the button and it lights up the tip of the screwdriver so I can see what I’m doing. No more trying to hold a flashlight with one hand while struggling to work with the other.
I was shocked at how much I used the measuring tape.
I now realize that most of the measurements I make on a day-to-day basis are only a few feet. My standard 25’ tape is actually bigger and heavier than the entire Kelvin tool and only does one thing! Now that I have my Kelvin17 I haven’t touched my conventional measuring tape in weeks.
The carbon steel hammering surface is perfect for quickly pounding in nails and “persuading” things back into place like stubborn paint can lids and those wooden dowels you use when putting together flat-pack furniture.
For me, it’s just instinctual to quickly knock something into place using whatever tool I have in my hand at the time. With the Kelvin17 it’s nice to know it’s actually designed to do that (and it works like a charm).
When mounting TVs (a job I do at least twice a week) having the built-in level is a total game-changer (or should I say teeth saver!).
Before owning the Kelvin17 hanging a TV meant juggling between 3 different tools (screwdriver, measuring tape and level). I would always end up holding my nasty screwdriver in my mouth to free up a spare hand while switching tools.
Now I have everything I need in one tool, no more juggling! To be honest… I never want to mount another TV without my Kelvin17.
Who is Kelvin17 ideal for?
As you can imagine, contractors and handymen are going to love Kelvin17… but that’s just the beginning.
Anyone that needs a go-to tool that covers all their household needs is going to love this – and DIYers, college students, motorcycle riders, and even ladies are already raving about it.
Honestly, I think anyone who’s somewhat handy will get plenty of use out of it. It’s a great utility tool to keep in your kitchen drawer, toolbox or glove compartment.
To me, the most important proof comes from the thousands of others who use it too… and since writing this, the Kelvin 17 has sold over $1.2 Million of these in just 1 year with a near-perfect 5-star rating of 4.8/5. Clearly, I’m not alone!
Bottom line: Kelvin17 passes this handyman’s “usefulness test” (with flying colors)!
Simply put, the Kelvin17 packs in a TON of “usable versatility” – which is crazy, considering the fact that fits in the palm of your hand.
So, yeah… I’m definitely impressed by this compact, yet strong and well-built multi-tool. It’s earned its spot in my tool bag. It’s really a no-brainer and it’s already saved my ass a few times!
Thank you for your responses – clearly, some of you want to surprise that DIYer in your life (or want a catch-all solution in your own pocket)! We’re happy to point you in the right direction.
The creators of Kelvin17 are currently running a special promotion – for a limited time, you’ll get 2 FREE Kelvin17 when you buy 3. We don’t know how long this will last, so definitely act now to take advantage of it!
Note: They’ve been hit by heavy demand lately, so it’s a bit difficult to find – but if you get the chance, I highly recommend trying the Kelvin17 for yourself.