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Caranut Tool
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Caranut Tool


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Caranut Tool

Manufacturer: Omega Pacific

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Page By: Alan Ellis

Created/Edited: Jan 30, 2003 / Jan 30, 2003

Object ID: 9324

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The Caranut Tool is an Omega nut tool which is designed to remove nut and hexes from tight spots. The Caranut Tool has an accessory carabiner for easy cliping to gear loop. Stamped from 4130 Chrome-Moly.

Omega Mountaineering has mated the ever-present nut tool and a carabiner. Save weight, save space and it's just flat cool. The cleaning tool is stamped from 4130 CrMo so you won't bend it while you crank on that stuck nut and it has all the needed hooks and holes to retrieve cams that have decided to take a walk on you. Add a lite aluminum carabiner gate and a large opening for easy clipping and unclipping and you have the coolest cleaning tools on the market today.


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Alan EllisUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

This tool is great. Of course the built in 'biner is the reason I picked this one over others. I'm always looking for a reason to save weight. I've beat the end of this thing with a rock several times trying to get stoppers and hexes out. This only thing I did was add a very small runner as a wrist loop. I found that it pays to have both the leader and the 2nd carry a nut tool.
Posted Jan 30, 2003 8:04 pm

bbenseUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

This tools strengths are also it's weakness, it's light, small and very handy. I've been using it for a couple years and have found that has two major drawbacks.

1. It's thin and painful to bang on with your hand if you need a bit of extra force.

2. It's sometimes a bit too short.

I've replaced it with the Metolius version which is longer and has a rounded end for convient banging.

However, even with these two short comings, the tool works really well and the 'biner in the handle makes it very convient. If your rack is mostly cams and you don't need the extra beef, then this tool might be just the thing.
Posted Jul 16, 2003 8:12 am

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