Silca is introducing mini tools, and they’ve taken to Kickstarter to get them unto your hands. The campaign has just launched and is already fully funded. but that won’t stop you from wrenching a deal outta the crowdfunded launch…

The collection’s foundation is the 100mm long T-Handle wrench with interchangeable bits and a 72-tooth ratcheting mechanism for ultra fine adjustments.

It’s joined by a titanium torque wrench extension able to measure from 0-8 Nm of resistance. The torque measurement is based on a 6/4 titanium torsion beam and dial design.

Check the Kickstarter campaign here. Pledge as litte as $40 and you’ll get a kit with the following:

Kit Includes:

  • 1x T-Ratchet with 72 Tooth Ratchet Mechanism
  • 10x Hardened Steel Bits (2,2.5,3,4,5,6,T10,T20,T25,PH2)
  • 1x Hard Steel Magnetic Bit Extender
  • 1x Waxed Canvas T-Ratchet Bag w/Magnetic Closure

Bigger packages get you both items, some include a shop apron, too.

Silca.cc

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therealgreenplease
5 years ago

I backed them on Kickstarter. This is exactly the sort of product I’ve been looking for when I travel.

Greg
Greg
5 years ago

Backed.

edi
edi
5 years ago

hi the link you providet to silca goes to silca.com not to silca.cc

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Kristi Benedict(@kristibee)
5 years ago
Reply to  edi

Thanks, we changed it.

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

That’s an awesome idea!

ZeGerman
ZeGerman
5 years ago

Does it cost the same as their Pump, if so does it come in Gold plated 18k. packaging?

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

they claim 30gr for the tool (without bits) if thats right.. yeah thats the on the go tool i was looking for. already got the bits even, just couldnt find a T driver that was nice enough 😉

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

I guess I’m just an old man yelling “get off my lawn” but seriously…even established companies chickening out and using KS to launch new products? I thought KS was for the guys inventing bombs to strap to your bike and paper mache TRON bikes?! No one can just do the hard work and find their own funding anymore huh? Just be lazy and throw stuff against the wall, see what sticks? Suckers with money to burn are born every day it seems, and ripe for the picking these days. Even for a company like Silca? SMH, whatever, I’ll be over here telling stories about “the war” and previous generations’ awesomeness. I just don’t get it.

Charles
Charles
5 years ago
Reply to  Charles

And BTW, this seems like a great idea, and should have no problem selling. If you have an actual good idea, people will buy it, and you’ll make up whatever costs it takes to get something into production. Just man up and fund it yourself. Stop asking for handouts. ‘murica!

xxx
xxx
5 years ago
Reply to  Charles

kickstarter is used for marketing

the biz
the biz
5 years ago
Reply to  xxx

strange that a guy who uses “murica” doesnt understand stuff

NoNeWs
NoNeWs
5 years ago

I guess I could go either way on this. At least with companies like Silca, and Knog it’s not likely to be vaporware since they have a reputation to protect. I suspect we see more, not less in the future.

Joshua Poertner
Joshua Poertner
5 years ago

2 years ago I quit my job, took out a second mortgage AND a home equity loan, bought the SILCA brand and re-started it in my living room. We’ve now grown to 8 employees, launched over a dozen products and have completely self funded the whole way…generally living on the razor’s edge of cashflow so commonly experienced by rapidly growing small businesses. We can literally only grow our company up to the edge of our available cash, which generally has meant 1 large and 2 small projects underway at any given time…the success of each one funding the next.

On this project we used Kickstarter as it allows us to both add a second large project to the list and change our manufacturing model from CNC to Forged in order to hit a lower retail price. I can fully CNC this assembly and it would have a ~$150 retail, but if I forge 4 of the components I can get all of it to $100..and it’s a stronger part. So here’s the problem, forge tooling for those 4 components and minimum order quantities from the forging vendor will set us back more than that new Audi S4 wagon, up front..and I still have to finish machine, chrome plate, and assemble parts which takes 30+ days and involve other suppliers who need to be paid..then on average, we ship these parts to paying customers like distributors, shops or consumers and on average we end up getting paid about 20 days after shipment.

So, for our small, rapidly growing company, KS was an awesome way to interact with customers, gauge people’s reaction to the project, estimate quantities, and best of all, it allowed us to take this project on as an additional project which could be treated almost as a stand alone business within our business, and all without disrupting or cash draining our other active developments. Without Kickstarter we can’t forge as the tooling cost alone would cost enough that we have to kill off or postpone another project. So Kickstarter allowed us to take an either/or decision and choose Both.

Ultimately, I’d call this a win for everybody, consumers get a better (forged) tool at a lower cost (~33% lower, 46% lower if you buy on Kickstarter). We get to make and sell those better tools, and sell more of them because of the more attainable price. Our company grows faster than it would have because we can do more projects, and hires more people (we will already have to hire 1 additional just to handle this product)..and the only loser is the bank who will not be receiving additional interest of fees associated with us taking out any additional loans..).

David
David
5 years ago

Joshua, good answers. I was considering backing but after your response, you can now have my money.

Dan S.
Dan S.
5 years ago

If I had not already ponied up for 3 sets, that response would have pushed me to purchase one. Thanks Josh for pushing for quality products over the usual junk this industry generally accepts as good ’nuff.

John Santoro
5 years ago

what’s the difference between $80 (sold out) and $85?

Bike Fanatic
5 years ago

I just backed it fo $80. Beautiful piece of engineering. Fully aheres to the Keep It Simple Stupid (Kiss) engineering principle. Bonus of being light, strong, beautiful and compact. Win, win, win……

jeffs
jeffs
5 years ago
Reply to  Bike Fanatic

Awesome response from Josh. I really like what you are doing. This will be my 3rd new Silca product.

Eric OB
Eric OB
5 years ago

Will buy Silca!