Crescent’s new Odd Job tool (model CMT1000) packs 11 useful features and functions in a compact package. The Odd Job is equipped with a hammer, ratcheting screwdriver, and removable utility knife, which seems perfect for homeowners, college students, and ready to assemble furniture enthusiasts who have few tools.
Odd Job Features:
- steel hammer face (for driving small nails)
- soft mallet (for tapping surfaces and dowels)
- utility knife that stows away into the tool handle
- small nail puller
- ratcheting T-handle screwdriver (reversible)
- 6-bit storage (1 Phillips, 2 slotted, 3 hex, but you can swap in bits of your choosing)
- flexible shaft bit extension a “bonus”
We only count 7 tools, not 11, but apparently the flex shaft is a “bonus” and the 6 1/4″ hex screwdriver bits each count as separate tools. Overall, the Odd Job multi-tool seems to be quite versatile and will strongly appeal to those with small or non-existent tool sets.
Priced at around $20, the Odd Job seems to be one of the more useful and less gimmicky all-in-one household tools we’ve seen in a while. Our only major complaint about the design is the bright and almost toy-like color scheme. But on the upside the bright colors will make the Odd Job tool easier to spot in a cluttered drawer or cabinet.
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Go back to a time before you had many tools. Would you use something like this?