Pocket Tools by Melontools.
Where did the Pocket Tools from Melon Tools come from?
My hobby includes knives and like any guy I like toys. J
Many people know me as an internet MELONMELON, hence the name of the brand and the website.
Thanks to my education (Materials Engineering, Welding), several decades of experience in heavy industry (Czestochowa Steelworks) I manage steel, its processing, appropriate selection for a given application quite well.
In the second quarter of 2012 a friend from the forum “http://knives. pl” asked me to make the wrenches to the screws: small, strong, unusual.
I didn't have an active hobby at that time, moreover, as it happens with polish people, "I’m not gonna do it?!" approach kicked in and so I’ve agreed upon making those tools for him.
All in all, that’s the whole story, and it all just went on from there.
I produced my first keys in the 3rd quarter of 2012 and they are still working today.
It went on somehow:
First, a nicer execution,
the hexagon socket has been replaced by a specially designed multifunction hexagon socket (supports six types of screw heads)
a beer opener is the most important tool!
the crowbar for prying,
a nicer finish,
a nicer engraving,
the appearance of the tool associated with the given object (gun, car, etc. . . ),
etc. . .
And so it continues to this day! J
Unlike the trends followed by my competition, I do not make tools with the use of aluminium or soft and acid resistant steel (China), or titanium or its alloys (USA).
In my small tools, I use a specially selected chromium-molybdenum steel (Cr-Mo) 40HM with multiple heat treatment applied to it, or a specially heat treated stainless steel 420HC, thanks to which my tools are characterized by:
- high lasting time,
- light weight (tools made of titanium alloys would have to be 100-300% thicker to have similar lasting strength),
- High ductility/toughness performance - my tools simply don't crack.
Pocket Tools are made of 40HM class stainless steel and 420HC class stainless steel.
420HC is a stainless steel with a carbon content above 13%, the carbon content is sufficient to harden it up to high HRC values (above 50HRC). Specially selected heat treatment and manufacturing methods guarantee high strength, high ductility (impact strength), both of which guarantee the tool a long life.
The strength properties of the two steels are the same, but stainless steel offers greater corrosion resistance, and the tools are simply nicer looking. . . J
The Pocket Tools from Melontools are fully-fledged tools equipped with holes for screwing/unscrewing screws from M2 to M8 (typical hexagonal head screws from 4 to 15 mm). The strength of the steel is sufficient for tightening the bolts in class 8. 8. The tools are strong enough to be used for prying (crowbar-tipped models), all designs can be carried with your keys, some even have special clips helping with carrying them in the pockets.
I buy the steel used in my tools in Poland (it was produced in the European Union, unfortunately Polish steelworks producing steel in the appropriate type and thickness have been closed), subcontractors are Polish companies, with Polish capital, paying polish taxes. The O-rings used are produced in Poland, screwdriver bits are unfortunately not, the Polish manufacturer could not be found, currently I use German Wiha bits. Tools are marked with the help of laser technology, marking is long-lasting and visible even after years of use.