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Innovation Factory IF-221 Trucker's Friend USA Made All-Purpose and Survival Tool

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  • Handy all-purpose hand tool designed for professional truck drivers
  • Cut branches, pry loose nails, chip away hard-packed ice, and more
  • Includes curved axe, spanner, hammer, nail puller, tire chain hook, pry bar and lever
  • Shock-absorbing power grip and fiberglass handle
  • Made in the USA
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandInnovation Factory
ModelIF 221
Item Weight2.3 pounds
Product Dimensions19.2 x 2 x 5.5 inches
Item model number221
Manufacturer Part Number221
  
Additional Information
ASINB005HAT9SM
Best Sellers Rank #1,246 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 14, 2011
  
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Warranty, Labor: lifetime replacement guarantee
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Product Description

Product Description

The Trucker's Friend from Innovation Factory is an all-purpose tool, built tough and specifically designed to meet the needs of professional truck drivers. In any situation that requires hacking, prying, pulling or pounding, you will feel real peace of mind with this serious tool on board. It includes curved axe, spanner, hammer, nail puller, tire chain hook, pry bar and lever.

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The USA-made Trucker's Friend is an all-purpose tool, built tough and specifically designed to meet the needs of professional truck drivers. But it's so much more. In any situation that requires hacking, prying, pulling or pounding, you will feel real peace of mind with this serious tool on board. The Trucker’s Friend is backed by a no-hassle Lifetime Replacement Guarantee.

A durable, powerful multitool

The Trucker's Friend features a Shock-Absorbing PowerGrip on the non-conducting fiberglass handle for easy handling. The head is a cast alloy steel blade and shank that's been heat-treated for extra strength, with a rust-resistant matte finish.

Wide Array of Uses

Truckers

This professional-grade tool is truly the trucker's best friend. Whether removing objects embedded in tires, repairing (or dismantling) pallets or chopping away ice and debris, you'll feel real peace of mind with this serious tool in the cab beside you.

Emergency

Whether breaking your way out of a burning vehicle, prying up debris to free a trapped victim, or for aggressive self-defense; in any situation that requires hacking, prying, pulling or pounding, the Trucker's Friend can be a true lifesaver. Used by Search-and-Rescue professionals.

Outdoors

The Trucker's Friend replaces many tools to make your hiking, hunting, camping or other off-road experience safe and enjoyable. Whether chopping kindling, pounding tent stakes or even for protection from wild animals, you'll be glad for this strong companion on your next trip 'out there'.

Job Site

The Trucker's Friend is an indispensable addition to every tool kit - both for professionals as well as DIYers. Whether on the job site, in your home workshop, around the farm on in the trunk of your vehicle, you'll be glad for the company of this unique and versatile multi-tool.

Zombies

The Trucker's Friend, aka the Zombinator, is a must-have should there be a Zombie Apocalypse. You can hack, pound, pull or pry just about anything into submission. Definitely won't fly at an airport security checkpoint.


Customer Reviews

This is very well made, very light and easy to use.
madhatter
Overall, the Trucker's Friend is lighter, makes a better hammer and axe, and easier on the hands than the Annihilator.
William Spillman
Over all I would suggest this tool to anyone that camps, is an EMT, Police officer, Firefighter or survivalist.
Kmuckle

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By William Spillman on August 15, 2013
This is a handy tool for lots of things as other reviews will tell you, but with all the FUBARs and Annihilators and other multi-use hammer/prybar combo tools out there, how does it compare? As owner of one of the best of these tools, the 18-inch Dead-On Annihilator, I can tell you.
(Note that my review of the Annihilator will tell you the difference between the 14-inch and 18-inch versions of that tool, if you're comparing those.)

Feel: The Trucker's Friend is lighter than the Annihilator thanks to its fiberglass handle where the Annihilator is all steel with a hard plastic sleeve around the grip. The Friend's actual grip is shock-absorbing rubber designed to provide an extremely good grip even if you have on thick gloves. The ridges are set to keep it from sliding out of your hand. The Annihilator's grip is hard plastic and does not aid grip or absorb shock at all, and was my main complaint about that tool. Using the Annihilator as a hammer without padded gloves is painful.

Construction: The Trucker's Friend is well-made. It has enough steel below the blade and hammer poll to protect the handle from overstrikes, and the steel is good axe-steel, probably drop-forged. The fiberglass handle is stronger than most people could break. The Annihilator stood up to two days of demolishing a fence for me, but reviews for it show that others aren't so lucky, so there may be quality-control issues with that tool. The Friend doesn't appear to have that problem. Since MY Annihilator is fine, I'll call this a tie.

Power: The heavier weight of the Annihilator should make strikes with it more powerful than the Friend, but it doesn't because too much of the weight is in the shaft.
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66 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Tom Beardmore on December 30, 2011
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The Trucker's Friend (aka the Handy/Rescue Tool) came to my attention following the May 2011 tornado in Joplin. I served as a search-and-rescue volunteer following the tornado that devastated the city. Search-and-Rescue (SAR) teams are self-equipped, and need to carry appropriate supplies, gear and tools for the mission. Weight and efficiency are big considerations. The Trucker's Friend is an ideal tool because it does so much, and conserves weight by not having to carry several tools. The Trucker's Friend is a versatile, lightweight and affordable tool.

Even if you are not part of a SAR team, this is a tool that any home-owner or construction worker would appreciate.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By TeamCaffee on October 5, 2011
The Truckers Friend and the exceptional quality of the product can be used for many things around the house, while camping or hiking it is not a tool to only be carried on a truck. Well worth the price.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Kmuckle on March 28, 2012
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Just got this tool yesterday and I am very happy with my purchase! I did a lot of research on this product and loved that it is made of heat treated steel. NOT COLD STEEL. It also has a life time replacement Guarantee. My only complaints are the sheath is junk and the edge on the ax was not sharp at all. I mean it literally has a 1-2 mill edge. But that was an easy fix with a bench grinder and a wet stone. The weight is good and it feels good in your hand too. The only weakness maybe the shaft. Im not sure if there is a metal bar through it or if its just fiberglass. but either way if it ever breaks they will replace it for free. and if its during the Apocalypse I will just through a wood shaft and handle on it with a bolt. Over all I would suggest this tool to anyone that camps, is an EMT, Police officer, Firefighter or survivalist. GREAT TOOL, VERY STRONG, AND MADE IN AMERICA WITH PA STEEL! Shipping was great.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Patty in Texas on March 23, 2012
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I am generally pleased with my new 'Friend' but the picture is a little deceiving about its size. The picture makes the the head look a little bigger than it is. From the tip of the front blade to the back hammer is about 5.25" and from the top to the point at which it meets the yellow part of the handle is about 7.5". The overall length is about 19". The picture makes it look like the head is about half of the overall length, when, in fact, its about one-third. BUT, it feels very sturdy and high quality.
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32 of 40 people found the following review helpful By S. Kosloske on April 4, 2012
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From the picture on this product page, it looks like the "blade" is larger than the handle. In reality, the blade is fairly small in proportion to the entire package. The firs thing I thought when I opened it was that it didn't look right, so I re-checked the page here and saw that the product was "on hold". I'm guessing for this reason???

Anyway, it's a nice destruction tool. Good weight, fiberglass handle with a heavy rubber grip. I tested it pulling nails, and there's little to no flex in the handle when pulling regular nails. You can really get it to move if you're pulling the old, heavy nails out of larger posts. But that's normal for any hammer.

The blade isn't super sharp, could use a good run over a sharpening wheel. But out of the box it can do some serious damage to walls/boards. I used it to smack up some fiber-board pieces from an old desk kit. Worked great.

Overall, a nice tool, and face it, it looks cool. I'm sure that's one reason these are popular.

But take a look at the OTHER product page on Amazon, it shows another angle of the tool and you can see the oversize much more clearly.
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