One year after introducing the full-sized Zilla-Tool, Columbia River scaled it down by precisely 82% and named their new creation the Zilla-Tool Jr. Why an 82% reduction? Because that amount shorter and narrower was what CRKT calculated would result in the Jr. model weighing exactly half of what the full-sized Zilla does. Note that even the screwdriver bits are scaled down in size.
Pliers are spring loaded with a hidden spring, and they lock in the closed position via an ambidextrous slide switch located in the center of the frame.
Frame construction is complex, consisting of two halves of cast stainless steel. Contoured plastic grips along the outside are held in place by torx fasteners. Housed within the grips on both sides are spare hex driver bits.
A pocket clip is secured to the end opposite the plier jaws.
CRKT claims that the Zilla can be employed as a cap lifter by using the gap between the end of the plier handle to pry under the rim of the bottle cap.
- Length = 5-1/4" (133mm)
- Width = 1" (26mm)
- Thickness = 5/8" (15mm)
- Weight = 3.7 oz (104g)
There is also a black/black variation produced, with black teflon coated metal combined with black handles.
Zilla-Tool is virtually the same only bigger. The Get A Way Driver also includes an adaptor allowing the Zilla-Tool Jr to use standard sized screwdriver bits.
- CRKT Zilla-Tool Jr instructions
- Zilla-Tool Jr Review - at Multitool.org
- Patent #D557,100 - for a Multi-purpose tool