Recently we did an overview of the Lever Gear Toolcard (see it HERE). We were thrilled when Lever Gear sent us a Toolcard to review, and ultimately giveaway to one of you lucky readers. So after a month of carrying this tool everyday, in one capacity or another, we are here to give you the down and dirty on why you absolutely need this great EDC item.
To review, the Lever Gear Toolcard is advertised as a credit card sized multi-tool that can fit in your wallet, or with the included removable clip, it transforms into a slim wallet. The Toolcard is made out of 420C Stainless Steel, and constructed in the USA. The Toolcard comes in 2 finishes currently, black and bead blast silver. The Toolcard has an impressive amount of tools packed into a little package:
Our first impression of the LeverGear Toolcard was that it was a well designed EDC tool with some real thought about what features should be included, without having all the gimmicky tools. We have all seen the “survival wallet tools” that have a small saw and chisel ground blade. The size of each are too small to really benefit you, and they make using the card tough on your hands. The Toolcard sides are flat, blunt, and comfortable for the short term use your hands will see. The only sharp edge on the whole tool is the cord cutter, which works great, and it is protected by the lip of the can opener.
The tools on the Toolcard are very effective. The only draw back I could find is that the Toolcard can’t handle task in tight spaces due to its design. It is shaped like a credit card so its wide face can prevent you from getting to screws in tight corners. On the other hand, that same wide face gives you lots of leverage for turning bolts, prying, and opening bottles. The Toolcard has one of best bottle openers we have used in a slim, EDC type tool. When it comes to turning bolts, the sizes are correct and slippage is minimal. The pry end is a great feature that we used a lot for various task like large staples and getting batteries out of controllers. The can opener works well once you get the hang of it. It isn’t as good as one on a Leatherman, but in a pinch, it will get the job done.
As a wallet, the Toolcard’s additional money clip provides a very secure hold. We wanted to see if the LeverGear Toolcard could be a simple front pocket wallet for the minimal carry days, and it was great. We carried 7 cards around for a week without a single issue.
After testing the LeverGear Toolcard, I started to think about who would really benefit from such a great idea. If you work in an environment that doesn’t allow for multi-tool carry (due to the blade), like a teacher, or office worker, then this is perfect for you. The bladeless tool makes it ok to carry, it is even TSA compliant! Being able to have a few handy tools to fix small things around the office, or classroom, is a great benefit. The Toolcard is so slim that carrying it everyday, everywhere, is so simple to do. Infact, our favorite way to carry it was tucked into the slim Trayvax Summit wallet. For those who are not restricted by office rules, it is still a great option to compliment the full size blade of your pocket knife.
Overall, the Lever Gear Toolcard is a great EDC item that will earn its way into your pocket, or your wallet in no time. With a 60 day return policy, why not give the USA made Lever Gear Toolcard a try?