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Leatherman Surge Multitool

Leatherman Surge Multitool

Leatherman’s 21-in-1 tool includes knives, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, a crimper, a wire stripper, scissors, bottle and can openers, files, a saw with blade exchanger, an awl, and a ruler. Leatherman is throwing in a free 21-bit, double-headed driver kit for a limited time. Available in black, silver, or a combo color scheme.

Wallet Ninja Pro

Wallet Ninja Pro

This “pro” version of the popular Wallet Ninja tool card crams 26 functions into a wallet-friendly EDC. Tools include a bottle opener, nail puller, metric square, protractor, ruler, hex head wrenches, and hex bolt and drill bit guides. Though it is missing a couple of features from the Wallet Ninja 2.0.

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Gerber Jukebox Knife

Gerber Jukebox Knife

The highlight of Gerber’s straight edge flipper blade is its marbled acrylic handle scales inspired by barbershop razors. It has a 2.7″ satin finished sheepsfoot blade with a liner lock for safe and secure storage. It also comes in a tortoise shell pattern.

Adam Savage on Hammers

Adam Savage on Hammers

Unless you spend a lot of time making things, you might think a hammer is a hammer. But as expert builder Adam Savage explains, a properly-equipped workshop needs several very different kinds of hammers. We also recommend Adam’s book Every Tool’s a Hammer.

Multigear Titanium Utility Tool

Multigear Titanium Utility Tool

This disc-shaped multitool is small enough to carry on your keychain or in your wallet. It packs in 14 functions, including a bottle opener, multi-fit driver, closed wrenches, can opener, box cutter, wire stripper, and biking tool. Made from Grade 5 titanium for durability.

Victorinox Swiss Tool Spirit XC Plus Ratchet

Victorinox Swiss Tool Spirit XC Plus Ratchet

Packing an impressive 36 functions, Victorinox’s full-featured multitool is still small enough to carry all the time. It has the usual array of bladed tools, but it also includes a mini ratchet driver which can improve speed and leverage when working with 1/4″ hex bits. Includes a handsome leather carrying case.

Forging a Hammer from Screws

Forging a Hammer from Screws

As we’ve seen before, blacksmith Dmitry Shevchenko (aka Shurap) loves to make things by melting down metal hardware. While he usually forges knives, this time he turned his attention to making a uniquely-textured hammer out of a bunch of screws.

Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack

Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack

Klein Tools’ Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack lets you carry and organize numerous tools in a convenient and portable package. It has 48 pockets, including ones in a removable caddy with a carrying handle, as well as a D-ring and metal hook for easy hanging.

Acebeam E-70 AL Flashlight

Acebeam E-70 AL Flashlight

We really dig the dual-layered black and blue construction of Acebeam’s compact aluminum flashlight. The 5″ long light cranks out a max brightness of 4600 lumens in turbo mode, with a throw distance up to 787 feet. It’s rated IP68 dust and waterproof, and its built-in clip can attach to a pocket or backpack strap.

Tool Chest Mini Fridge

Tool Chest Mini Fridge

Hide your brewskis in plain sight with this mini fridge disguised as a tool chest. The red exterior and drawer handles will blend right into your garage or workshop while providing a cool spot to store drinks and snacks. In addition to the locking fridge compartment, it has two working drawers for storing small tools and accessories.

Arrowmax SES PRO Smart Electric Screwdriver

Arrowmax SES PRO Smart Electric Screwdriver

This compact screwdriver is perfect for working on electronics and other small projects. It has a 200 RPM variable-speed drive which can stop when it reaches the proper torque. An OLED screen displays drilling direction, torque, and battery levels, while multiple LED lights reduce shadows. Comes with 34 magnetic bits.

Worx SD Semi-Auto Screwdriver

Worx SD Semi-Auto Screwdriver

Worx’s WX255L SD Semi-Automatic Power Screwdriver makes it easy to loosen and tighten screws with one hand. Its chamber-loading mechanism lets you quickly rotate between six different bits, while its screw holder attachment replaces the need for you to hold screws with your fingertips. Accepts standard 1/4″ hex shank bits.

Gerber Curve Multitool

Gerber Curve Multitool

This basic multitool is the perfect addition to your keychain. It features a main knife blade, a file, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. Each tool locks securely in place, and the whole thing attaches with an integrated carabiner clip. It’s available with a grey or blue handle.

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Nitecore P20iX Flashlight

Nitecore P20iX Flashlight

This super-bright tactical flashlight from Nitecore packs four CREE XP-L2 V6 LEDs and a rechargeable 5000 mAh 21700 battery, which enable it to blast out 4000 lumens in Turbo mode. It’s rated IPX68 waterproof and comes with a MOLLE-compatible belt holster.

How Wrenches Are Made

How Wrenches Are Made

Go inside of Italy’s Beta Utensili factory, where they take pieces of raw steel, heat them, hot roll, and machine hammer them into their rough shapes, before cutting them out, sand blasting, grinding, tumbling, and refining their openings before hardening and plating each piece into a finished combination wrench.

The Pocket Scientist Wallet Card

The Pocket Scientist Wallet Card

This laser-engraved stainless steel card is packed with reference information for scientists and engineers. Its front side has the periodic table of the elements, along with rulers and a protractor, while its back offers up quick access to important constants, formulae, and conversions. There’s also a version for chemistry.

Topeak Alien III Bike Tool

Topeak Alien III Bike Tool

Topeak’s versatile multi-tool is like a Swiss Army knife for bicyclists. It includes 25 useful functions, including a variety of wrenches, hex keys, and screwdrivers, as well as specialized tools for spokes, valves, tires, and chains. It also packs a knife and a bottle opener.

How a Tape Measure Works

How a Tape Measure Works

When you think about it, it’s pretty impressive how a tape measure can neatly coil up 15 or more feet of metal into a case you can clip onto your belt loop. Science Channel’s Machines: How They Work dissects the modern tape measure to show us its inner workings.

Gerber Truss Multitool

Gerber Truss Multitool

Building 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.

Swiss Army Rescue Knife

Swiss Army Rescue Knife

Victorinox’s hefty survival and emergency rescue knife packs in 15 tools, including a serrated locking blade, window breaker, Philips screwdriver, wire stripper, seat belt cutter, disc saw, and more. It’s available in black or fluorescent yellow. Comes with a nylon belt pouch.

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Vibrelli V19 Bike Multitool

Vibrelli V19 Bike Multitool

Made from high-tensile Cr-V steel, Vibrelli’s 19-in-1 multitool is a lifesaver when your bike breaks down on the road. It’s got hex wrenches, spoke wrenches, open wrenches, Phillips, flat, and Torx drivers, along with a universal chain-breaker tool. It packs up small too, measuring just 3″ x 2″ x 0.5″ when not in use.

Rusty Bolt into Tiny Hammer

Rusty Bolt into Tiny Hammer

Artist Bobby Duke has been known to make little things out of other things. This time out, he took a big rusty bolt and worked away at it until it turned into the head of a miniature hammer. He got the wood from the handle of a full-size hammer for added realism.

Bigsun Q953 Flashlight

Bigsun Q953 Flashlight

This bright gun-style flashlight can crank out 6000 lumens of brightness in its max setting, projecting a spotlight beam that’s visible up to 1/2-mile away. In addition, it has a side-mounted flood light, red and blue warning lights, and includes a folding tripod stand. Its 10000 mAh battery can also be used as an emergency charger.

S-Biner Ahhh Bottle Opener Carabiner

S-Biner Ahhh Bottle Opener Carabiner

The Nite Ize S-Biner Ahhh is a heavy-duty S-shaped carabiner perfect for carrying keys, or hanging lightweight outdoor gear. It doubles as a bottle opener so you can reward yourself with a cold brew once you’ve set up camp. It comes in five colors: stainless, black, red, blue, and green.

Meazor Digital Measurement Device

Meazor Digital Measurement Device

Need to measure floorplans? Skip the ruler and check out Meazor. This gadget is designed to capture detailed digital floorplans by rolling it over a printed document. It can also convert scale distances from maps, and measure irregularly-shaped objects. It even has a built-in laser measure and bubble level.

Worx ZipSnip Cutting Tool

Worx ZipSnip Cutting Tool

This motorized rotary tool is better than scissors, especially when it comes to cutting materials like plastics, leather, carpeting, cardboard, and vinyl up to 1/4″ thick. It features a self-sharpening blade and ensures a clean, smooth cut in straight lines or curves. Aproca makes a custom-fit carrying case as an accessory.

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