SKIL iXO Vivo: My New Favourite Multi-Tool

There’s really something fabulous about relaxing with a good book and a glass or two of good wine. Usually, I’m pretty good at getting the cork out of a bottle, especially now that most wineries have started using synthetic rather than real cork. But sometimes I just can’t get it, and my nice, relaxing evening goes out the window as I strain and sometimes curse, denied access to my favourite Gewurztraminer.

SKIL is a company with which I am very familiar, since in my non-relaxation life I use a great number of tools on a regular basis. So when I ran across the SKIL iXO Vivo, it definitely caught my eye. What could be more perfect than a small, handheld, battery-operated screw gun that comes with a corkscrew attachment? It even comes with a foil cutter and a wine stopper! No more struggling, no more cutting myself when the knife slips while removing the foil; just good wine breathing in an open bottle, ready to grace my glass. It’s perfect!

Granted, you’re not going to use this particular screw gun for anything remotely resembling work. It’s more for small home projects like hanging pictures or shelves or something. It has a 4v battery (which is almost 1/4 the size of my work drill motor), and it’s very compact and lightweight. But you probably shouldn’t be opening a whole lot of wine while you’re using power tools at work anyway, right? The SKIL iXO Vivo has a lithium-ion battery that will hold its charge for up to 18 months (without use, obviously), and it’s got an LED work light so you don’t have to spoil the mood by turning on the overheads to open your next bottle if you’re entertaining.

SKIL iXO Vivo: My New Favourite Multi-Tool

You know what I truly love? In addition to the wine accessories, it comes with a full complement of bits for various Phillips and flat-head screws. And of course it also has a charger and a box in which to store everything. All that, and the SKIL iXO Vivo only costs about $50.00 US.

Source: Oh Gizmo

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