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Toler Tools UNION Modular Multi-tool

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Toler Tools UNION Modular Multi-tool

When it comes time to pick an EDC multi-tool, there's usually a tight trade-off between features and portability. Minimalist tools tend to lack that one key feature you need, or sometimes cram so many tools into a package so small they're uncomfortable to actually use. On the flip side, tools that try to pack everything under the sun can end up being unwieldy and impractical to carry every day. But with the truly modular design of the Toler Tools UNION, you get a set of full-size quality tools in a package that's remarkably small for what it has to offer. And the best part is that it's designed to come apart: giving you the option to use, and carry, each half of the tool independent from the other.

The secret to the UNION's smart modular design is its unique ability to unfold and separate at the center joint. This allows you to take a feature set that normally requires you to lug around a tool box, and place it in a pants pocket or in a belt sheath instead. The UNION come with a serious set of tools, starting with its stand-out accessory: a self-adjusting, ratcheting OMNILOCK wrench. It's ready to take on large tasks with the ability to accommodate ¼”-¾” hex bolts.

That full-size competency extends to the rest of the tools on the UNION, like the integral spring-loaded pliers on the other side. Then there's the locking 3.125” D2 steel drop-point blade with a large eye-hole for easy one-handed opening in just about any configuration of the larger overall UNION assembly. Thanks to the Union’s multiple hex openings throughout the body of the tool, you can mount the bit driver in multiple orientations depending on the task: a right angle for tight spaces, three different screwdriver configurations, and two positions in the T-handle for extra leverage. Of course, the OMNILOCK wrench lets you conveniently ratchet the bit extender for all those longer jobs. A set of four bits (large and small Phillips, slotted, and hex) come standard with the Union, neatly stowed away in the handle itself. The UNION also comes with two dedicated, locking, pistol-grip saws that'll let you cut through wood and metal with ease. Finally, a locking diamond file and awl for finishing work on your projects rounds out the set.

Despite its rich feature set, it's still manageable in your pocket and even more so when separated. It's especially easy to carry thanks to built-in pocket clips, too. You can reserve a UNION of your own right now at Toler Tools' fully-funded Indiegogo page at the link below.

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Discussion (14 total)

They have received 232% of $15,000 fixed goal. Which makes me wonder why the December release date. I’ll wait til Jan 2020. Other than that, it seems like a nice piece. I don’t know of any other multi tools with that many functions.
Michael Newman ·
Hi, JAS. I happen to be the creator. Thanks. As a lot of these features are brand new, we'll need to produce tooling and do a trial production run to ensure the tooling is producing spec parts. This accounts for the December ship. See you in January. -Mike N
Brandon Libby ·
I agree. Someone went through a lot of effort to make a new multitool that doesn’t do anything new.
Maximus Steel ·
I thought the omnilock thing was new? It also separates. It reminds me of videos of the byrdrench/spyderench multitool that is impossible to find anymore. A friend of mine last year bought me a pocketknife as a gift and I was surprised over the ensuing months as to how much use I got out of it, especially when I was willing to abuse the blade. Recently, I upgraded to one of those cheap chinese multitools that has a plier on one side and an adjustable wrench on the other. I may just have to check out the union myself ...
Joseph ·
where can i get this? it looks like the kickstarter is over and i would like to add this to my edc.
Paul Dalton ·
Wonderful design! Just a few questions:
1. How much does it weigh (total & each side)?
2. What are its challenges for left-handers? (All multitools seem to have some.)
3. Is it designed to be user-serviceable/upgradeable? Here, I'm wondering about two particular issues: (a) The obvious is user substitution or replacement of blades; and (b) a less-obvious issue is replacement of the pliers when (not if) the cutter blades are worn or damaged. And, as others have mentioned, I'd REALLY prefer a modification of the pliers to use replaceable cutters. Can't happen now, of course, but I'd be more interested in buying now if I knew that, if/when the pliers module on a later model comes with replaceable cutters, I'll be able to buy that module & substitute it onto the version I bought "early".

This is incredible invention, and is the multitool I’ve always wanted. I’m really looking foward to purchasing it. Where will it be manufactured? In future upgrades I’d recommend removable wire cutters and an option for an S30V blade. Is there a wire stripper as well? I couldn’t see one.

Well done on creating the concept and getting it into production.
UpCycleEngineer ·
honestly, I was in the army for 17 years and I have been waiting for something like this, I have owned sog, leathermen and Gerber, all good in their own right but not quite right, the separating feature is perfect, finally having a way to tighten Swagelok without damaging it and being able to carry that tool everywhere. and as an EDC. every tool on it I will use. my only suggestion is removable wire cutters in the pliers, I destroy those things.
Goldthunder ·
If it’s called union, will it be union made?
Goldthunder ·
Leatherman. Classic, American made. Or the other 100’s of brands that are established. Never would doubt a dream, but this may be a hard sell.
andrew ·
Unfortunately it has a knife blade on it which a) is redundant as we all carry a separate blade and b) prevents it from being taken on a plane :(
Michael Newman ·
The knife blade removes with one screw, but I'm not sure that helps with two saw blades on board. Perhaps a TSA compliant module for the future. Thanks.
Maximus Steel ·
Okay, we don't all carry a separate blade. Maybe you do but I don't. I like to carry one thing. And how often does one need a multitool on a plane anyway? If it is so important to have your multitool, then you can always pack it with your luggage ...