General M.010 FAQ
Find answers to your most burning questions about the M.010 Credit Card Tool.
Does the M.010 come with screwdriver bits?
No, the M.010 is a complete package by itself, and comes with no screwdriver bits. We have included a 1/4" hex slot on the side of the tool though, so if you do have any screwdriver bits laying around (or own another Tactica multitool), the M.010 can double as a handle.
What material is the M.010 made of?
We use heat-hardened 420-grade stainless steel for our card tools, giving the M.010 it's characteristic high strength and low weight.
Why is it called a "credit card multitool?"
The M.010 fits within the standard profile of a credit card - 3.375 x 2.125 inches - so it'll perfectly fit in your wallet.
M.010 Functions explained
In this section, we'll go into detail how each function of the M.010 works.
The M.010 is equipped with a full compliment of metric and imperial wrenches. Line up your bolt with the zig-zag pattern on either side of the tool, and find a slot that fits. Lower it in place, and twist away.
For spur-of-the-moment repairs, the M.010 has a small integrated flat screwdriver on it's tapered end. For the best grip, either hold and wrench from the side, or try to line up the screw along the screwdriver tip's axis.
Opposite the screwdriver tip of the M010 is a small slanted surface that doubles as a scraper and pry bar. If you ever need to loose a nail, remove paperclips or scratch away some gunk, the M.010's here for you. Keys everywhere can rejoice.
Used for cutting small rope, twine and fishing wire. Just make a loop where you want to cut, thread it through the hole in the center of the M.010, and saw it back and forth to cut.
Heavy-duty screwdriver socket (tool bit not included)
If you've got a spare tool bits laying around, the M.010 can double as a makeshift handle. Be aware the screwdriver bit is not secured when using it, so you'll need to brace it with your thumb or position it in a way where it won't fall out.
Just put your screwdriver bit into the hexagonal cutout and get to work.
Brace the rippled edge of the bottlecap against the wide edge of the cutout, and lever upwards for a clean open.