Just In: Full Windsor’s Nutter Multi-Tool Will Get You Out of a Jam

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Leave it to a company that created Oragami inspired fenders to rethink the multi tool. Normally a brick shaped object like a Swiss Army knife on steroids, most multi tools offer a number of different tools, but whether they’re useful or not is another story. Rather than building all of the features into one tool, Full Windsor started with the basics and went from there. Essentially a tire lever or 15mm box end wrench with upgrades, the Nutter proves to be every bit as good in reality as it did on paper.

Crack the nut after the break.

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Offered for ¬£39.99 (~$63.50 + $11-$20 shipping to the US), the Nutter includes the tool, a number of bits including an extension, and the carrying pouch which is made from leather and recycled inner tubes. Using the included bits you’ll be able to adjust 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm hex bolts, T25 Torx, and phillips and flat head screws. Keeping everything nice and snug, the well made carrying pouch is a tight fit for all of the parts but that might keep you from losing them in the long run. Brown not your style? The case is available in black as well.

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You have two options when it comes to using the bits – either with the extension or without. The bit socket in the tool is magnetized which keeps the bits or extension in place quite well, though it does create slight play in the tool with everything assembled. The Nutter also includes two magnetized bit holders in the body of the tool if you want to go without the pouch. Again, the magnets hold quite well but will break loose with a big enough jolt – just make sure your bag is zipped and you’ll be fine.

While it is possible to run into some interference issues (certain seat post saddle clamps come to mind), the Nutter is much better than most multi tools when it comes to actually using the tool. The long extension lets you reach tight places, and the handle provides plenty of leverage. Maybe too much Рif you find yourself towards the ham-fisted side of the mechanic scale be careful when using it on carbon parts.

The spoke wrench is similar to a Red Park .136 spoke wrench, but not quite as precise. It will get you out of a jam, but I wouldn’t go truing your wheels with it on a regular basis.

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One of the biggest selling points of the Nutter is the 15mm box end wrench for axle nuts, hence the name. One of the more common sizes for both front and rear axle nuts, this feature could prove invaluable if you get a flat.

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Once you get the wheel off, turn the Nutter around and use the nylon plastic tipped tire lever to fix the damage. The shape and design of the lever is quite good, and provided you only need one lever to remove your tire you’re golden. If you need two levers (or three) you can always carry an additional lever. Again, the large handle provides great leverage for removing stubborn tires and the plastic tip won’t hurt your rims.

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Obviously, you can stash the pouch in your bag or jersey pocket, but it’s also designed to hang nicely from your saddle or top tube. When mounting to the saddle you can either use the rails, or bag slots like the Brooks B17 here if you have them.

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The full package weighs in at 225g. If you want to go minimalistic, the lever body and three bits like a 4,5, and 6mm here weigh 125g.

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Before anyone starts to worry that someone made a multi tool without a bottle opener – don’t worry. They have that covered too.

So the Nutter seems like a winner, any downsides? Well, if you’re prone to dropping things we can easily see bits getting lost in the woods or down a sewer, and the whole package is certainly bigger than your standard multi tool. However, the improvements in functionality seem like they are well worth any draw backs. Furthermore, since the bits are a standard size you can find replacements at most hardware stores and even customize the bits you carry if needed. Ultimately, the Nutter comes highly recommended – especially if you need a 15mm wrench.

Comments

NASH - 11/13/13 - 11:16am

Brilliant, loads of little parts for me to choke-on or lose. Nice if you ride a Brooks but otherwise Ill pass.

Ryan - 11/13/13 - 12:14pm

About time. I like this, and I can customize what bits I want or need to carry. Just give me a different mounting option and I’ll order. In fact, a non-leather version with different mounting options would be ideal.

Slow Joe Crow - 11/13/13 - 12:28pm

The leather case is a bit foppish but overall it seems like a good idea. However I will take some convincing to believe that this is more convenient or elegant than a minimalist tool like the PDW 3wrencho or a fixed configuration like the Park MT-1 or Pedro’s Trixie.
Also do they realize that nutter is British slang for batshit crazy?

JoeNomad - 11/13/13 - 12:31pm

Target audience is obviously the guy or gal riding around with a full size floor pump in their messenger bag.

hermies - 11/13/13 - 12:31pm

Hell yeah to that New Glarus!

Tandumb - 11/13/13 - 12:37pm

Whuuuuuuat? Hipster-cool bike tool, and NOT via Kickstarter? I don’t believe it.

peter - 11/13/13 - 12:41pm

I bought one, and like it. I’m a roadie and carry almost no tools, so this went on my fixie cruiser for family rides. Does the job, looks great, and comes with enough parts to fix and adjust the family bikes.

mudrock - 11/13/13 - 12:44pm

I ordered the Ringtool, which is one solid piece of stainless steel, no bits to lose. And much lighter. No 15mm box wrench. For that I bring the Campy wrench (when I ride the ss).

K11 - 11/13/13 - 1:16pm

@nash – i’m with you on all those little parts.

i would drop it in the leaves or mud and it would be gone forever.
(if you ride with a metal detector strapped to your frame, i guess you would be ok.)

Eric - 11/13/13 - 5:56pm

@hermies

For real though, their beer is AWESOME. Whatever else is going on in this article is alright as well.

Ajax - 11/13/13 - 8:32pm

I like it. I suppose some people don’t like all the extra bits, but I don’t see how they are going to fall out of that leather pouch. This tool looks way better than all the other ones because it includes so many bits, like the less-common T-25 torx bits that you use on many disc brake calipers. The per big brand mini tools don’t have enough leverage to adjust the calipers of disc brakes. To me, the only real competitors that do offer enough leverage would be this tool, the Fix-it sticks, Park’s MT-1 tool, and maybe the mini ratchet tool made by Topeak. I like this one over the rest because it has replaceable bits. If I lose one, or if the bit wears out, I just head to Home Depot and pick up another bit. Easy. So, that is the advantage of having replaceable bits.

Jake - 11/13/13 - 8:36pm

Way too many tools! As for as a beer opener, my SPDs work just fine.

gringo - 11/14/13 - 7:49am

I wanted to be critical, because thats the cool thing in the bike biz these days, but this would actually be a nice tool for someone who rides and Alfine bolt-on hub

WV Cycling - 11/14/13 - 7:21pm

I would like an econo-version of this without the leather pouch. Give me the bits and tool, and call it a day.

Noddy - 11/18/13 - 4:04pm

I got mine a few weeks back, never ride without it. Fits perfectly under my saddle, but could equally attach to top tube. I wouldn’t give it to any kids to use as probably lose one or two of the attachments. However, perfect in the hands of any adult…with half a brain and a little savvy!!

Joe - 12/05/13 - 2:10am

Typo in paragraph 1 “Oragami” should be “Origami”. Cool tool.

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