Portland Design Works 3wrencho Coated
The Portland Design Works 3wrencho is a simple design done well, a heat treated steel 15mm wrench on one end and a tire lever on the other each providing enough leverage and a reasonably comfortable grip to get the job done. The pictured $25 coated version has a hard plastic shell to protect your rim when working a stubborn tire off, a welcome addition as the bare metal version could leave some marks behind. When I need a tire lever, I need a tire lever—this one works great, but people should be careful not to put too much pressure on the tire bead or rim itself, a big metal lever like this can be dangerous in a gorilla’s hands. The 15mm box-end wrench is offset just enough, and the tire lever itself provides a good grip to break a stubborn axle nut loose. All told it’s 4.5″ inches long and weighs a solid feeling 95g, which may be the one drawback to carrying this in the tool bag. Then again, I don’t get the feeling the wrench is going to break or round out anytime soon.