Olight’s small-but-mighty pocket flashlight features a water-resistant aluminum body with a unique knurled grip design. It offers 180 lumens of brightness from a single AAA battery, and has a TIR optic lens for a smooth beam. The zig-zag pocket clip offers carrying versatility. Available in desert tan and black.
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Weighing less than 15 pounds, Rockwell’s tabletop power saw is light enough to carry between workspaces. It makes quick work of wood, tile, plastics, and metal, and makes curves, cross, rip, and miter cuts. We recommend ponying up the extra 13 bucks and grabbing the version with the 10-blade set.
Stanley’s unique power strip is built into an industrial strength, spring-loaded clamp with rubberized claws. The design means you can securely place outlets without worry that they will shift when moving your power tool cords. It only has three outlets though, and you’ll still need an extension cord to reach your wall outlet.
An inexpensive, yet versatile little tool, Kershaw’s PT-1 packs a flathead screwdriver, pry bar, and bottle opener on your keychain. It’s made from durable 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a bead-blasted finish, and has a textured glass-filled nylon handle for grip.
Milwaukee Tool’s 2951-20 job site audio system features a rugged housing that’s water and dust resistant. It has AM and FM radio tuners, a backlit LCD clock, and Bluetooth connectivity for mobile devices. When plugged in, it doubles as a charger for M12 batteries for Milwaukee’s cordless power tools.
Trixie and Milo’s scorpion-shaped pocket multitool deftly combines form and function, packing in a pry bar, cord-cutter, wing nut key, bottle opener, letter opener, serrated blade, scraper blade, flat screwdriver, hex wrenches, phillips screwdriver, and a headphone wrap. Machined from sturdy stainless steel.
This palm-sized, aluminum alloy flashlight cranks out a peak 2800 lumens from a single 18650 battery. It has three Cree XP-L LEDs with optics engineered for a smooth and wide beam. It’s IP68 waterproof, and has a magnetic tail, and built-in multifunction clip for mounting versatility.
I Like to Make Stuff has another project that’s incredibly useful yet fairly easy to build. His take on the mechanic’s creeper is mainly made of plywood, casters and foam, though he did add a tray for tools on the side as well as small flashlights on flexible mounts.
If you often find yourself in need of lip balm, Screwpop’s accessory would be a great addition to your keychain. It features a stainless steel clip that firmly holds most standard tubes, while still providing access to its advancer knob. As a bonus, it has a flip-out bottle opener blade.
Designed by tool and knife expert Jesper Voxnaes for CRKT, the Pryma combines a pry bar, bottle opener, wrench, glass breaker, and multi-wrench on a single, ultracompact gadget. It’s made from stainless steel with a black stonewashed finish, and has a spring-loaded carabiner clip for carrying versatility.
Discommon’s bottle opener is the most expensive opener we’ve featured, but it’s a beautiful work of art for the everyday carry aficionado. Thanks to precision machining, they were able to perforate its grade 5 titanium body, then hand-stitched leather in place for an elegant grip. Choose from orange/satin or navy/shiny finishes.
Whether you need to open a package, slice up an apple, or tighten a screw, you’ll always be prepared with Higher Objects’ wristband, which packs a knife with a flat head screwdriver tip. It’s made from stainless steel and leather, and comes in black/black or stainless/brown color combos. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.
Builging on the design of the Suspension, Gerber’s folding tool has 17 functions, including cutters, screwdrivers, spring-loaded pliers, scissors, wire strippers, openers, saw, serrated, and fine-edge blades, among others. Tools lock firmly in place, and its girder-inspired handles are each made from a single piece of steel.
The cute-as-a-bug Mini Bugout is an everyday carry pocket knife small enough to pack inside an Altoids tin. Scaled down to a closed length of 3.7” and weighing in at just 1.5 ounces, Benchmade’s baby is made of CPM-S30V blade steel with a Grivory handle, making it tough enough for adventures big and small.
This compact tool packs a three useful survival items in a pen-sized package. It’s got a carbide-tipped glass breaker, a safety whistle, and a firestarter and steel wool tinder compartment inside its anodized aluminum shell. Includes a built in keyring for easy carrying.
United Cutlery’s long-handled, spiked stainless steel hammer will tear through just about anything you smack with it, making it the perfect tool for demolition work, or fending off the undead while keeping them at more than arm’s-length, making you far less susceptible to being turned.
There are lots of ways to keep tools organized, but there’s something very satisfying about custom-cut foam dividers that hold tools perfectly in place. The guys at Shadow Foam make that kind of dense foam, and recently used a huge sheet of it to create an epic wall for mounting and organizing all their Makita power tools.
This skinny, cordless light is designed to attach underneath a vehicle’s hood, providing bright and even illumination while you work. It has 202 LED lamps which output up to 1200 lumens. It adjusts from 47″ to 76″ wide to fit a variety of hoods, and its spring-loaded, padded clips reduce the risk of damaging paint.
Outdoor Edge’s ChowPal is a set of stainless steel utensils. You get a fork, a spoon and a knife that folds into the spoon. The fork is also a wrench, a flathead screwdriver, a can opener and a bottle opener. The fork and spoon can be locked into each other when not in use.
Gerber’s money clip is designed to hold cash and up to five cards, and packs a secret – a 1.75″ fine-edge stainless steel blade for everyday cutting or emergency needs. Its body is made from rust-proof titanium-coated steel with a G-10 front plate. Measures 3.6″ long when closed.
If you’ve ever been working on a repair project and dropped a screw into a tight, dark space, you know what a pain that can be. This flexible metal tool has both a flashlight and a strong magnet on its tip, eliminating frustrations when you lose hardware into the abyss. It measures 24″ long and its magnet can lift 4 lb.
Zippo’s specialized multitool is designed to help reliably start a fire. It’s got a wheel and flint to get sparks going, a grate to help make tinder, and comes with a length of fire paracord. It’s also got a knife, a saw blade, a bottle opener, and flathead screwdriver.
Handmade in Spain, Castillo Knives‘ Navaja model is notable for its beautiful wooden handle scales, crafted and polished from curly birch or olivewood. It features a lock-back style blade crafted from 14C28N stainless steel, and comes with a leather sheath and sharpening stone. Its blade measures 3″ long, with a 3.5″ handle.
Rather than metal, SureFire’s rugged G2X series flashlight is made from Nitrolon, a lightweight and extremely durable polymer that won’t dent, ding, or crack, and won’t freeze to your skin in cold weather. It has a nice bright 600 lumen LED light source, and a micro-textured reflector to ensure a smooth beam.
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