Launce Barber and Tom Stokes designed the patented* Zilla-Tool™ Jr. as part of our innovative I.D. Works™ line of tools. It is a slightly smaller and lighter version of the original Zilla-Tool, which makes it easy to carry while retaining high utility.
The pliers jaws are spring loaded, with a slight needle nose taper. They have both fine flat and circular toothed gripping surfaces. Near the base of the pliers, is a very useful wire cutter, and also a notch near the handle for wire stripping.
You can store the two screwdriver hex bits in the Zilla-Tool Jr.'s handle reliefs. It also accepts other standard hex bits with the help of an adapter.
To open the knife blade quickly, just press the little "flipper." It also acts as a blade guard when the blade is open.
Metallic surfaces are bead-blast, while the Zilla-Tool Jr.'s rugged scales are injection molded black glass filled nylon.
The custom stainless steel clip will hold the Zilla-Tool Jr. in your pocket or on gear, or it can be removed if you want to use the included nylon sheath with belt loop and snap closure.
The Zilla-Tool Jr. can open bottles too, using the end of its pliers handle.
I absolutely love this tool. I have the Zilla Jr on me everyday and use it several times a day consistently. There is nothing like it and Im sad to see that this model is now discontinued Im sure the full size Zilla is also a great tool, but I love how compact the Jr is.
There a lot of things that I love about this tool, but what blows me away the most is that it is insanely FAST- all of the tools are so quickly and easily accessible. I work in a machine/weld shop and even though there are tools all around me, I often find myself just reaching for the Zilla in my back pocket because it is so damn fast and convenient.
Great design, well done guys
2013-02-16 Debary, FL
Decent little tool. Prefer the Leatherman multitools. Screwdriver heads are much smaller than I expected. Good for small screw heads.