Friday, September 27, 2013
Trucker's Friends, a Rugged Outdoor Tool
If you visit my blog regularly you have probably noticed we are a fairly outdoor family. Whether we are working in the garden, out camping, or even 4-wheeling we just love to be outside. So recently when I was given the chance to review The Trucker's Friend I was beyond excited. The Trucker's Friend is a a multi-use tool that can function as an axe,pry bar, hammer, tire chain hook, ice scraper, nail puller and wire twister. This really is the ultimate tool to fix issues with the car, camp site and more.
I decided to put this tool to the test, after all I had plenty of thing around the yard that needed done. Now I suppose this review is best done with pictures!
Since the most obviously use seemed to be as an ax I thought I'd try that first! We don't have a fire place so I don't have much wood around right now, but I did take a couple whacks at this old post that is seemingly stuck in the ground. With a good swing it plunged itself deep into the wood, if I had been splitting a piece it would have been very effective.
Next I tried it out as a hammer, I was quite surprised how well it sank in the nail. With just one hit it went very deep into the wood, probably about half way. Now I have to admit the only thing that was concerning to me is that the ax would be faced towards me when swinging.
Of course if you ware putting a nail in, you might need to take it out right?!? The crowbar side worked perfect for pulling nails out.
Lastly I used it to help tighten up my garden fence. I had already pulled it as tight as I could possibly pull it so I hooked it and pried back on it. It worked VERY WELL and I was able to tighten the fence nearly a whole other row. Now I also used it to tighten the fence but I forgot to get a picture.lol
I am really loving this tool, it could be used on a regular basis no doubt. We have actually added it to our RV, as many of you know in the next year we will be moving with hopes of living off the land. This tool will be a great help.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.