The Tool Taxi

Reported By: Lauren Meader

The Tool Taxi…

What is it? It’s 6 tools in one; made by Fiskars.

What you get…you get this pink tool that has clear glue with applicator, a rubber adhesive eraser, tweezer attachment, hobby blade, embossing stylus, and a rub on stylus.

I took it apart to give you a visual of the pieces. The double ended attachment-easily twists on and off for easy exchange of tools.

Why is it called a tool taxi? Well, I honestly have NO idea. I think the name is strange considering its use, but hey, it works right?

How much did it cost? I got mine at Target for $7.99. A pretty good deal for ALL that in one item.

If you break down the “possible” cost of these items separately (averaged from my past purchases, not exact quotes)

embossing stylus-about $3+

adhesive eraser – $2 +

rub on stylus- HMMMM, never seen one to buy, but I guess a Popsicle stick is just about free.

hobby blade- can run $2-$8 depending on how fancy shmancy you go.

tweezers-again not entirely sure- we will go with $2

glue- again say $2

Bottom line-getting it all in one-PRICELESS! You could save a considerable amount of money I suppose.

Why did I decide to get one? because I’m all about consolidation. Plus it looked cool. If I can get 6 tools in one then it was worth trying out. It saves a lot of space and searching for what tool I need.

How does it work? Well it’s kind of cool. The attachments twist on and off and store in the cap. It’s a neat little gadget.

What else do I like about it? Well, I LOVE the stylus. I have the cheapo $2.50 wood stylus from Stampin Up! and have always liked it better than the Empressor stylus that costs about $10. I think the smaller head allows you to get into smaller spaces when dry embossing and gives a crisper embossed image.

Hobby Blade-I absolutely LOVE this part of the tool, because again the handle style on this gives me the control I need when using this. (No Photo cause I really didn’t feel like slicing anything today! LOL) Plus we all know how to use a hobby blade-um right??

Tweezers-these work really well. Especially for placing the little rhinestones on things. These are however, not the type of tweezers you’d use to hold an image you are heat embossing because you have to pinch them closed. I don’t generally use tweezers a lot anyhow.

Adhesive eraser- I like this one because it’s smaller than the other honkin-huge erasers I have. When you have that little bit of runover, it gets right into that small area much easier. Again that contoured handle is great.

Rub on stylus-HOLY MOLY! Let me tell you once you use this thing you will NEVER use a Popsicle stick again. My rub-ons just went on so easy using this stylus. I’m in love!!!! Usually after applying rub-ons (an item I’m getting more into), my fingers would kill from rubbing with the Popsicle stick-no longer my friend.

Glue-OK I could do without the glue! Honestly haven’t even tried it. Id rather stick with my Tombow mono-multi and other things like that. I’m sure it could be cool in some way.

So, this tool sells me because I like the way it handles for use with all the attachments. I like the all-in-one feature, and feel it’s reasonably priced!

If you decide to get one I’d love your feedback on it.

Here is a submission REJECT I’ll share using my stylus…

So there you have it. My take on this super cute and cool tool with a lot of uses for a great price. Plus who can resist anything PINK? Not me 😀

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5 Responses to The Tool Taxi

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    Ticia September 2, 2007 at 5:59 pm #

    Thanks for the very informative information. (Was that redundant?)
    Anyway I loved all the pictures and info.


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    Taylor Design September 2, 2007 at 11:20 pm #

    I bought one of these a few months ago and love love love it. I use the rub on tool to score as well. I haven’t splurged on a Scor-Pal yet but plan to but in the meantime I line my paper up on my paper cutter and use the edge of the rub-on tool to score down the side of my cutter, it works perfectly. Thanks for the review!

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    Mo Moss September 3, 2007 at 12:40 pm #

    I can’t wait to purchase one of these. You make it sound as if I can’t be without it. You have such great ideas. Taylor needs to splurge on the Scor-Pal it is the greatest. Thanks for showing us this new tool. I travel a lot and I love the idea of tools all in one. I will take to Maine with the SU tool kit. Thanks again, the pictures were great.

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    dasimonds September 3, 2007 at 9:31 pm #

    Thanks for sharing all the information and pictures. I would definately buy one of these…looks very handy.

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    Jean September 10, 2007 at 8:03 pm #

    GREAT INFO!!! I’d never even heard of this tool, now I might need it.