Daysaver Release Essential8 Multi-Tool

Apr 17, 2023 at 7:31
by daysaver  
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The new Daysaver Multitool Essential8

PRESS RELEASE: Daysaver

The successor to the multitool 'Original9' is even better and, at 33 grams, even lighter than before.

The Swiss start-up got off to a flying start in 2020 and 2021 with the launch of the 'Original9' multitool and the 'Coworking5' extension. Inspired by the extraordinarily successful Kickstarter campaigns and the enthusiastic community, the team worked on the further development of the multitool and the extension of the product range last year. The modular product line has now launched with the multitool 'Essential8' as the core product and is available on daysaver.fun.

Portable workshop quality

Proven features have been retained. Of course, the form factor of a classic Allen key, which ensures ideal accessibility and with which - via the two different lever lengths - you can apply the right torque. And of course the innovation of the nested bits. Two on each side, which can be turned around and inserted into each other. This makes the 'Essential8' a multi-talent with HEX 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and Torx 25 - everything it takes to save the day in an emergency.


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With nested bits, the 'Essential8' multitool offers eight tools at only 33 grams.



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Functionality and usability: perfect accessibility to all screws, use power where it is needed and screw with feeling where it is delicate.



Optimised accessibility and even lighter
In keeping with the tradition of Swiss obsession with quality and functionality, the Daysaver team was not fully satisfied with the already exceptionally high standard of the 'Original9' multitool. Accessibility, especially with SRAM rear derailleurs, is now optimised by the rounded end of the long lever. The torques, which were already beyond what a person can apply by hand, have been further improved. Better safe than sorry. At the same time, the weight of the multitool made of corrosion-resistant and hardened steel has been reduced to an unbelievable 33 grams - a tool/weight ratio that is without comparison on the market.

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Optimised accessibility for all screws in any place. 8 tools, very high torques and yet weighing only 33 grams - the Daysaver multitool 'Essential8'.


Unbeatable value for money
The innovation that will probably excite the most is most likely the price. At CHF/EUR 45, the Daysaver 'Essential8' offers a price/performance ratio that is hard to beat for a tool in this function and weight class that deserves its name and offers real workshop quality on the trail.

The perfect companion: the Multitool Extension Coworking5
The multitool is still accompanied by the 'Coworking5' extension. With this combination, not only are the screws on the bike well taken care of, but also tire levers, chain breaker, valve tools and spoke spanners. In addition, the 'Coworking5' offers a chain link holder. The chain breaker is made of corrosion-resistant and hardened steel and can be used with a Hex3 for 9-12-speed chains (including SRAM Flat Top chains). The tire lever is made of glass-fibre reinforced polyamide, which offers the best possible balance between flexibility and stability for this application.


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Tire lever, chain breaker, valve tool, spoke spanner and chain link holder. Together with the Essential8 the perfect combination.


Various options to take along - on the bike or in the pocket
As before, the Daysaver range is modular so that customers have complete freedom in the composition of their solution. For those bikers who like to mount their tools on the bike, the mounts 'Carrier' for the multitool or the 'Cradle' for the combination with the 'Coworking5' are still available.

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The 'Carrier' mount, which holds the 'Essential8' multitool on the bottle cage.


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The 'Cradle' mount, which attaches the Essential8/Coworking5 combination to the bike together with, for example, a spare tube. Securely held by the 'Whip', the new strap from Daysaver.


To ensure that riders who like their bikes clean can also carry their tools well protected in their trouser or jersey pocket or even in their backpack, the new multitool protective cover 'Hug' and the protective case 'Guard' are now available.

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The 'Guard' keeps the Essential8/Coworking5 combination well protected and still offers space for important small items, e.g. cash for the after-ride beer, repair kit or similar.

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The 'Hug' protects the Essential8 and bikers who prefer to carry the multitool in their trouser/ jersey pocket or backpack.


With the 'Whip', Daysaver will also launch a strap that replaces the one that was previously included with the 'Cradle' mount. The Daysaver team was not happy with the quality of this mount. In addition, the 'Whip' is available individually so that all those who like to attach equipment to the bike have a wide and high-quality strap at their disposal.


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The 'Whip', the new high-end strap from Daysaver that attaches everything securely and quickly to the bike, leaving no scratches on your beloved bike.


Consistent modularity
Although the multitool 'Original9' is no longer offered, Daysaver has of course not forgotten its existing customers. That would have been a serious violation of the modularity credo. Therefore, all products are compatible with both the 'Essential8' and the 'Original9' multitool.

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77 Comments
  • 65 1
 “Those who prefer to Carry a multi-tool in their trousers” is hilarious.
  • 41 0
 I was in college and needed the money!
  • 7 17
flag Linc (Apr 18, 2023 at 2:35) (Below Threshold)
 I really don’t understand why people add all this stuff to their bikes, especially those that spend big money on lighter components.
  • 19 0
 "use power where it is needed and screw with feeling where it is delicate"
  • 6 0
 Edit. I quoted that wrong.

“…those that like their bikes clean can also carry their tools well protected in their trousers…”

Still hilarious.
  • 8 1
 @Linc: Just like all trends they come and go. Right now we are raging against backpacks, because they are telling us that we can have a free-er feeling on the bike. In a couple of years we will be raging against overladen bikes. "ditch your frame bags and cargo straps" they'll say, "your bike will handle better without all that extra weight on it." It's just trends and standards, they've always been changing them on us.

I agree with you though, all this stuff could be neatly stuffed in a pack, but some people have tubes, tools, rain jackets, and snacks strapped on top, under, and stuffed inside their bikes.
  • 5 0
 @Rexuis-Twin: Well it will either be that or the MTB industry will reinvent the idea of having pockets on jerseys: "Our new Tactical Pocket System is a convenient way to carry a snack, a mini-pump, your phone, and tire plugs without the weight of a pack or all the frame straps."
  • 4 0
 @jmd07aa: You are absolutely right. Have you seen the cargo helmet?

www.cyclingnews.com/news/forget-cargo-bibs-cargo-helmets-are-the-hottest-new-gravel-tech-trend

Part of the beauty if MTB is that everyone can do it in their own way (and what works for them), but when the marketing side of the business tries to capitalize on it, its just gross.
  • 4 0
 Diggler’s Daysaver
  • 7 1
 @Linc: Because walking long distances pushing your bike if you can't fix something is a bad way to spend your day in the woods.
  • 2 0
 @bbeak: Pockets exist
  • 1 0
 @Linc: Aha! I see now. I thought you were referring to the tools themselves.
  • 34 3
 It's never a good sign for how much it costs when they don't include the price in the press release.
  • 12 4
 $45… for some bits you’ll need to replace after the first emergency repair
  • 15 5
 @somebody-else: They collaborated with PB Swiss Tools for the development of these "bits," I think they were in good hands to make a worthwhile kit. Should check out the story on the process, pretty enlightening on how trick it really is.
  • 6 0
 "Unbeatable value for money
The innovation that will probably excite the most is most likely the price. At CHF/EUR 45, the Daysaver 'Essential8' offers a price/performance ratio that is hard to beat for a tool in this function and weight class that deserves its name and offers real workshop quality on the trail."
  • 4 11
flag somebody-else (Apr 17, 2023 at 18:59) (Below Threshold)
 @abueno: it’s a L handle with interchangeable bits. People make mistakes, drop stuff, forget things etc. Considering that this press release doesn’t include pricing of the various items or a link to their website, I would have to assume if you lose a bit you would have to buy a complete new tool.
  • 8 1
 @abueno: I don't think it was the quality he was commenting about. Those bits are gonna get lost quick.
  • 27 0
 @somebody-else: L handle? That’s no good for me, I’m R handed
  • 2 8
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Apr 18, 2023 at 8:10) (Below Threshold)
 No JIS bits so this tool will damage your Shimano derailleur screws. Most bike mechanics don't care about this cause they are completely uneducated hacks. Better off going with quality Japanese tools than anything from highly overrated PBSwiss.
bikex.org/welcome/past-articles/20-blog/211-bicycle-exchange-tech-tip-jis-screws-and-phillips-screwdrivers-don-t-do-it
  • 3 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Shimano has removed the cross head screw from pretty much all of their lineup above mid-level. Where have you been? The Original 9 has a DIN cross head, which JIS has merged with...
For the record, I don't think this is made by PB Swiss anymore, hence the price cut.
  • 1 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: I mean I’d counter to say the user would damage the Philips screw head by using the wrong bit. Is that Philips also a flat head? Perhaps a straight edge would be best suited in that situation instead of the incorrect bit.
  • 15 0
 Hang on, "use power where it is needed and screw with feeling where it is delicate" is this a bike tool or something more... versatile?
  • 2 0
 'may improve your relationship (or give you one)'
  • 20 4
 Wow, an allen wrench.
  • 11 0
 Does this use normal 1/4" bits? So if I need a bit type not provided I can use my own?
  • 2 0
 Great question!
  • 7 0
 Looking at the 5mm bit that fits directly I’d doubt it. 1/4 = 6.35mm
  • 1 0
 No. Every bit is reversible, so it's 'major' size -and the size of the 'socket' that accepts it- is going to be metric.
  • 8 0
 Had a fella in our group sometime back, he spazzed out on a wee drop, his bike did a cartwheel before hitting a tree,
the shrapnel from his bike was awsome, all the shit strapped to his bike just went all directions, water bottle,
tube, phone, tools, just amazing to watch, could only find his phone after someone called it.
Leatherman Wave amongst other shit in a pack for me : )
  • 6 1
 Maybe nice for someone who really wants to save weight but otherwise I see no advantage over a regular folding tool (which you probably have already). And they mention it is good for SRAM rear mechs in particular as they clearly didn't include the flat blade or Phillips bit for the H and L screws of a Shimano rear mech. And as mentioned a few times here, not great if you'd be bothered by rendering the product useless when losing one of these specific bits. For those who aren't bothered by any of this, this tool is perfect!
  • 6 0
 i'll take it!
  • 3 0
 That looks superb; I do like the fact that they also offer a range of well thought out options to actually carry the thing, from the top tube mount to the little pocket case.
  • 2 0
 Straps to carry tubes/tools is ridiculous if you ride in the mud/dirt. How about some type of protective “thingie” to put the stuff in to protect it and prevent it from falling off?
Some type of bag would be sweet.
  • 6 0
 I strap one of these to
My bike and it works well to keep crap off my tube
76projects.com/collections/shop-on-bike-storage/products/zipcase
  • 7 1
 Stop saddlebagsplaining.
  • 3 0
 Handy, until you drop the "bits" in the long grass. I don't quite understand what this replaces apart from a bit of (limited) leverage on the 8mm. Weight saving I guess?
  • 3 0
 Got on the bus with my day saver
Smoked the reefer in the corner
Laid low
Did a Grand Theft Auto
In a ‘05 V6 Clio Twin Turbo
  • 1 0
 I inventioneered this same tool dang it! Of course I never followed up with it. I’m behind the times. My biggest concern is that it would end up with every 10 in 1 screw driver. Lost bits or stuck together with grit and impatience.
  • 4 3
 Looks great, but why is it so expensive? This costs way more then much more complex multitools from reputable manufacturers. At this price point I'll rather wait for an Aliexpress knockoff.
  • 7 0
 Agreed about more decent and more affordable options being available, but I personally would never use the AliExpress stuff. Some of it might be totally fine, while another offer or batch might strip your aluminium bolts the second time you use it. There's no reliable way to discern the difference beforehand, so I avoid them altogether. I want reliable, dependable and reasonable quality.
  • 1 0
 @Mac1987:


I own daysaver 8 and the highly touted “swiss” quality is so disappointing, especially considering the tool’s price. Bits have marks even after gentle use, and philips bit has large dents.

Guess it’s a hundred bucks emergency “daysaver” that you can use only once Smile
  • 1 0
 @ORAORA: then I would just get a compact Wera or Wiha set for less money.
  • 3 0
 looks good. more than I'd pay. But very handy.
  • 3 0
 I have had one since kickerstarter. Great little tool.
  • 4 0
 No headset routing?
  • 4 0
 Cool whhhip!
  • 3 0
 This is a cool way of doing it
  • 3 0
 The right torque without a measure
  • 1 0
 Milkit released a near identical product last week. I'm guessing an Asian supplier designed it and sold it to more than one customer?
  • 5 0
 Actually scratch that, there's a slight difference.
  • 2 0
 They say they developed it with PB Swiss. If PB makes the bits, there's your difference.
  • 3 0
 I have the Milkit toolkit. This is the identical tool included with the Milkit toolkit.
  • 3 0
 Their website says it's literally this tool:

milkit.bike/eu/product/milkit-hassleoff

"1x Tubeless Plug Tool, 1x Essential8 Multitool, 1x Chain Breaker, ..."
  • 1 0
 If you're on a long ride, you are taking water with you, which I feel like pretty much nullifies any 10g savings from a tool for normal riders.
  • 2 0
 No compartment to hold snacks? Meh.
  • 3 0
 I love origin8
  • 1 0
 I'd buy it if my LBS carried it. Probably won't bother to pay for shipping.
  • 1 0
 Might be the perfect tool for your hot lap saddle bag That's right. I said "saddle bag"...shots fired.
  • 1 0
 @CustardCountry: that's why u can attach it to your water bottle bit
  • 2 0
 This thing is NOT removing a pedal.
  • 1 0
 Have a crankbrothers 17 in the bottom of my bag for about 10 years. Never needed anything else. Looking at this, still don't
  • 2 1
 It doesn't have a pipe in it but I'd still but it
  • 1 0
 68g with chain tool and tyre lever. Is that the lightest out there?
  • 1 0
 I would lose those bits in my garage,let alone on the side of the trail.
  • 1 1
 Negligible extra grams, cheaper, way more useful. www.topeak.com/global/en/product/1160-NINJA-16
  • 1 0
 Ok I changed my mind, I want this. But nowhere in Canada sells it?
  • 1 0
 Lots of tiny bits to be lost in the forest
  • 1 0
 wer hat's erfunden?
  • 1 0
 J&B house brand ?!?
  • 1 0
 I'm guessing they don't have j&b in Switzerland
  • 2 1
 One Up EDC for me
  • 1 0
 Fantastic design. Bravo.
  • 2 3
 Hmmmmm, yes
  • 2 4
 Meh
  • 2 0
 the multitool market is so saturated, especially since most people have the same tool they have had for years. All these newfangled ideas and concepts are just silly.







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