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Shadow Foam Tool Wall

Shadow Foam Tool Wall

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.

TTool Keychain Multitool

TTool Keychain Multitool

This stainless steel keychain tool offers up 19 functions in a very compact form factor. It’ll fit in your small jean pocket, and includes pry tools, wrenches, a nail file, flat screwdriver, bottle opener, saw blade, firestarter, box opener, and more.

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CRKT Deviation Knife

CRKT Deviation Knife

Designed by Terry Lee Renner for CRKT, the Deviation has a great hyper-modern look, with a blue and silver stainless steel handle. Its modified tanto blade has a two-tone mirrored / matte finish. It has a liner lock mechanism, and a ball-bearing pivot for quick opening. Measures 7.6″ overall, with a 3.1″ blade.

Foursevens Mini Turbo MKIII Flashlight

Foursevens Mini Turbo MKIII Flashlight

This stubby little flashlight is small, but mighty, pushing out up to 900 lumens of brightness, while measuring in at 2.36″ long. Its CREE XPL-HI LED offers clean and bright light, and its Neodymium magnetic tail means you can stick it to metal surfaces.

Carhartt Legacy Tool Bags

Carhartt Legacy Tool Bags

Keep your hand tools organized and at the ready with Carhartt’s series of durable tool bags. They feature a metal structure to keep from collapsing, quick-access exterior pockets, and an enormous center section with even more pockets. Available in 14″, 16″ and 18″ sizes, with the larger sizes offering a rigid molded base option.

CRKT Pryma Multitool

CRKT Pryma Multitool

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.

HDX Plumbers Multitool

HDX Plumbers Multitool

It may be designed for plumbers, but this versatile tool belongs in far more toolboxes than just those. At its heart are 1/2″ tube-cutting pliers, but it also includes flat and phillips screwdrivers, stepped hex and square seat wrenches, a knife, a saw, a flashlight, and more. Plus, it folds down to just the length of its handles.

Paracord Survival Kit Grenade

Paracord Survival Kit Grenade

Holtzman’s survival kit looks like an explosive device, but this grenade is packed with tools to help you survive in the event of an emergency. It includes 48 items, including a fire starter, LED flashlight, razor blade, fishing line and hooks, needle, thread, pocket knife, compass and more, all wrapped up in about 45 feet of versatile 550 paracord.

StatGear SuperVizor XT

StatGear SuperVizor XT

StatGear’s smartly-designed stainless steel tool belongs in every vehicle. It includes two essential safety functions – a seatbelt cutter, and a carbide glassbreaker tip. It also comes with a visor-mounted carrying case for quick access in an emergency. Sold in a pack of two, so you can keep one on each visor or in two cars.

Leatherman FREE T4 Multitool

Leatherman FREE T4 Multitool

Leatherman’s take on the Swiss Army knife packs 12 functions, including a 420HC steel blade, scissors, screwdrivers, file, bottle opener, and a slide-out set of tweezers. The tools open smoothly, can be flicked open one hand, and lock firmly with magnets.

Lever Gear BitVault

Lever Gear BitVault

This aluminum and zinc alloy bit driver can carry up to six hex bits. Its interior compartment is waterproof, and its magnetic tip securely holds a bit for driving. You can also adjust its dividers to hold other items like pills, toothpicks, or emergency cash. It’s got a belt clip and a keychain loop for carrying versatility.

16-Pocket Tool Rolls

16-Pocket Tool Rolls

Montana artist Hbar N Craftworks makes these sturdy and substantial tool rolls from Martexin “Gridwax” Army Duck waxed canvas. They come in 8″, 10″, 12″, 15″, 18″ and 24″ wide versions, each with 16 tool pockets and two spacers. They’re also available in a heavy-duty olive drab canvas.

Defiance Tools Utility Knife

Defiance Tools Utility Knife

While its primary purpose may be as a box cutter and utility blade, Defiance Tools’ little red gadget offers a few more handy features. It’s also got a saw blade, a jack knife blade, a 1/4′ hex drive with two screwdriver bits, and an LED flashlight.

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Klarus XT21X Flashlight

Klarus XT21X Flashlight

Thanks to its CREE XHP 70.2 P2 LED and a 5000mAh rechargeable battery, Klarus‘ tactical flashlight cranks out up to 4000 lumens of brightness, with a beam reach of over 1000 feet. It’s made from mil-spec hard-anodized aluminum alloy, and is IPX8 waterproof. Measures just 6.34″ long, so it goes anywhere.

Handyman Tool Kit

Handyman Tool Kit

This handsome gift set from Wild and Wolf’s Gentlemen’s Hardware collection contains titanium-coated steel tools including a hammer, tape measure, wooden ruler, pliers, and a multi-ratchet screwdriver. They all come packaged in a handsome wood carrying box, along with a carpenter’s pencil for marking measurements.

Leatherman Super Tool 300M

Leatherman Super Tool 300M

This version of Leatherman’s versatile multitool is designed for military use. It has tools for everyday tasks, along with firearm maintenance including pliers, wire cutters, a blade, screwdriver, pry tools, a carbon scraper, and a front sight adjuster. Its has Cerakote handles, and comes with a MOLLE-compatible sheath.

Pocket Chainsaw

This portable hand tool uses human power to slice quickly through tree limbs, cutting through a 3-inch branch in as little as 15 seconds. Its flexibility means you can get it into places that a conventional chainsaw won’t reach, requires no fuel, emits no harmful exhaust, and packs up small. Save 23% in The Awesomer Shop.

Kershaw Barricade Rescue Knife

Kershaw Barricade Rescue Knife

This value-priced pocket knife from Kershaw features a SpeedSafe assisted-opening mechanism for quick, one-handed deployment, and a liner lock for securing it once its blade is open. In addition to its 3.5″ stainless steel blade, it has a carbide glass breaker and a seatbelt cutter built in, making it a great tool for emergencies.

Rockwell VersaCut Circular Saw

Rockwell VersaCut Circular Saw

This compact handheld power tool makes quick work of metal, wood, PVC, concrete, and even tile. Plus, its handy laser guide helps make sure you make straight cuts. It’s light enough to guide up a wall, can slice through 2″ boards, and can even make plunge cuts in the middle of sheet goods.

Prometheus Lights QR V2 Flashlight

Prometheus Lights QR V2 Flashlight

Prometheus Lights’ compact flashlight has a reliable and reassuring keychain quick release, and is equipped with a clean, natural light source that produces a 92+ CRI (Color Rendering Index) for optimal image viewing. They come in a variety of metal case colors, as well as a variant with a 635nm red light.

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Leatherman Black and Silver

Leatherman Black and Silver

Multitool maker Leatherman is offering up limited edition variants of four of its best tools, in a special black-and-silver combination, rather than the standard monochrome variants. Choose from the 19-tool Signal, 7-tool Skeletool, 21-tool Surge, or the 18-tool Wave+. You can also now customize colors on the Leatherman site.

edcfans Carabiner Tool

edcfans Carabiner Tool

This stonewashed stainless steel clip is easy to attach to a bag or belt loop, and packs a dozen functions, including flat and phillips screwdrivers, wrenches, a carbide glass breaker, hex drivers, keychain loops, and a bottle opener. It’s TSA-friendly too.

Bottle Opener Rod

Bottle Opener Rod

We love the simplicity of FutureRelic’s rod-shaped bottle opener. Its shape reminds us of keychain flashlights, but this tool is perfect for opening a cold brew. Available in copper-finish bronze or brass, with a knurled grip. Measured 2.25″ long.

Prylobyte EDC Knife

Prylobyte EDC Knife

The Prylobite is a keychain knife with a unique profile. Its blade is machined from S35VN steel, while its handles are made from black G10 or stonewashed titanium. In addition to its snub-nosed 1.7″ long blade, it has a suspension clip, bottle opener, pry bar, screwdriver, and hex driver built in.

Gerber Prybrid Utility Knife

Gerber Prybrid Utility Knife

This compact pocket tool’s main function is a retractable utility blade. But it also can be used to drive flathead screws, strip wires, pry nails, cut cord, and of course, open bottles. It features a lanyard hole for easy hanging from paracord, but we wish it had a pocket clip. Measures 4.25″ L x 1.25″ W, and comes in grey or green.

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