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Tools

Bob Smith Insta-set Glue Accelerator

Bob Smith Insta-set Glue Accelerator

If you love building models and want your glue to hold instantly, check out this stuff. It works with cyanoacrylate-based “super” glue and accelerates its bonding so you can move on quickly without clamping, and won’t craze plastics or foams. Glue combo pack here.

Cutting Edge Magnetic Hammer

Cutting Edge Magnetic Hammer

JC Hammer’s Cutting Edge Magnetic Hammer is designed to be used with metal or plastic cap nails, roofing nails and drawing nails. It has a built-in utility knife with an easily replaceable blade, while its magnetic hammer head has an integrated claw.

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Gerber Devour Multi-Fork

Gerber Devour Multi-Fork

Gerber’s upcoming camping utensil gives you nine different tools in a form that weighs less than an ounce. The full size utensil is a fork, spoon and knife in one, and it comes with a detachable kickstand that adds six more tools, including a bottle opener. Drops 2019.

Casting a Hammer

Casting a Hammer

Fabricator Brian Oltrogge walks us thorough a truly modern process for casting a custom hammer. He used a 3D printer to generate patterns, hand-sanded and smoothed the parts, then used them to make sand molds for its aluminum handle and lead head.

Magic Creeper

Magic Creeper

Unlike other garage creepers, the Magic Creeper doesn’t have wheels or bearings. Instead, the entire mat lets you slide up to 5 ft horizontally and a couple of feet on either side. It’s resistant to water, oil and puncturing and works on nearly any surface.

Knnox Lighter

Knnox Lighter

The Knnox lighter is more than a tool – though it’s good at its job too. The elegantly designed lighter is sure to be a conversation piece, thanks to the way its fire comes up from its side. Each lighter is made from a solid block of brass and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Deal: Spakr Mini Lighter

Deal: Spakr Mini Lighter

The Sparkr Mini Lighter doubles as a flashlight. It’s USB-rechargeable, and its plasma beams don’t rely on flame or butane so it will work in any weather. Grab it for 33% off the normal price in The Awesomer Shop.

Everyday Blade

Everyday Blade

This keychain-sized retractable knife allows you to carry a razor-sharp hobby and craft blade anywhere. It works with 12 different types of blades for carving, slicing, whittling, and more. Pop the blade off, and it’s TSA-compliant – just buy more blades at your destination.

Quickloader Rubber Tie-Down Straps

Quickloader Rubber Tie-Down Straps

Quickloader’s small tie-down strap is made entirely out of rubber, which means there’s no metal or any other hard material that can risk damage or injuries. It’s perfect for small tie-down jobs, with a maximum load of 55 lb. Each pack comes with two straps.

ItzaGasCan Emergency Gas Can

ItzaGasCan Emergency Gas Can

Be prepared when you run out of gas without cluttering your car with the ItzaGasCan emergency gas can. It’s a one-time use bag-in-a-box with a one gallon capacity. It’s collapsed by default so it won’t take up much space. It can be safely used with gasoline, E85, and diesel.

Bosch FlexiClick 5-in-1 Drill/Driver

Bosch FlexiClick 5-in-1 Drill/Driver

Bosch’s new FlexiClick 12V Drill/Driver System is compact yet incredibly versatile, thanks to its modular nature. It has two speed settings, a built-in LED light and comes with a keyless chuck, a locking bit holder, a right angle attachment and an offset angle attachment.

Amazon Part Finder

Amazon Part Finder

Amazon’s mobile app has a new augmented reality feature called Part Finder. It’s meant to identify screws, nuts, bolts or other types of fasteners to make shopping for them easier. Take a photo of the fastener and the app will try to identify it with links to purchase the item.

10 New Flipper Knives

10 New Flipper Knives

Looking for a knife that opens with minimal effort? Then you want a flipper-style blade. These knives deploy with a flick of a tab, and offer smooth and easy operation. The fine folks at Everyday Carry picked 10 recently-released flipper knives for your perusal.

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Inventery Pocket Fountain Pen

Inventery Pocket Fountain Pen

From personal to digital, Inventery’s compact and versatile pen has your writing needs covered. Aside from its namesake tool, it also has an interchangeable ballpoint pen head. Its clipped cap can also be swapped with a stylus tip, a clip-less cap and a keychain cap.

Leatherman: Made of Mettle

Leatherman: Made of Mettle

“This idea would prove more complicated than I initially imagined.” This documentary about  founder Tim Leatherman looks at the inspiration behind the first Leatherman tool, Tim’s years of experimentation, failure, and rejection, and testimonials from satisfied Leatherman owners.

Warrior Axe Straight Razor

Warrior Axe Straight Razor

Shave like a Viking – a silly Viking, but still – with Magic Ethnics’ warrior axe straight razor. The blade is made of tempered steel while its handle is made of beech wood with handsome carving. It comes with an equally rustic wooden case.

Faradeus Self-charging Flashlight

Faradeus Self-charging Flashlight

The Faradeus flashlight doesn’t have any batteries. Instead, you simply shake it to charge it up. Shaking it for 10 seconds gives you a minute of light. It’s also waterproof and shockproof. While its 20-lumen LED isn’t super bright, it’ll never run out of power.

Open-Close Bottle Capper

Open-Close Bottle Capper

Uncommon Goods‘ Open-Close Bottle Capper looks like a normal bottle opener. But its other end actually allows you to recap bottles. It won’t be as tight as when you first popped the cap, but it does the job.

Tactica M100 Cycling Multitool

Tactica M100 Cycling Multitool

The Tactica M100 is a compact multitool for cyclists and other people who often use hex bits and small wrenches. It comes with two bits, which you can store on the tool itself, and there’s an optional 12-bit pack. It also has a bottle opener, a package opener and a ruler.

3D Compass

3D Compass

Grand Illusions‘ 3D compass points to the magnetic North Pole – and the magnetic South Pole – in a unique and fun way. The magnet inside the housing has two opposite bearings. North points down and South points up. It even doubles as a fidget toy.

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Zero Tolerance Black Folding Knife

Zero Tolerance Black Folding Knife

This beautiful frame lock knife features a blackwash finish on both its sturdy S35VN steel blade and its titanium handle. Both have a Tungsten DLC coating for wear resistance, and it packs a KVT ball bearing for smooth manual opening. Blade measures 3.6″ long.

Slughaus NanoPen

Slughaus NanoPen

Slughaus claims that its NanoPen is the world’s smallest and lightest pen. It’s as small as a key and is even lighter. But don’t think that it’s fragile. It’s waterproof, fireproof and tough as nails. Its tungsten carbide tip can even be used to slice and puncture.

Coin Claw Pocket Knife

Coin Claw Pocket Knife

If you’re looking for the smallest blade outside of the ones in multi tools, check out Serge Knives‘ Coin Claw Gen2. It’s a 1 5/8″ disc with a 1″ knife that swings out from it. It weighs only 1.5oz. It will be available Fall 2018 in several designs.

ParaClaw CQD Watch

ParaClaw CQD Watch

Outdoor Edge’s ParaClaw Close Quarter Defense Watch combines the company’s bestselling bracelet with a water-resistant watch. The bracelet hides a 1.5″ stainless steel hawkbill blade that you can release in a pinch. It’s available in zinc alloy or stainless steel.

Invis Mx2 Invisible Joinery System

Invis Mx2 Invisible Joinery System

Lamello’s Invis Mx2 is a system of connectors and a magnetic drill drive that lets you create invisible joints without using glues, screws or clamps. The system also makes it easy to disassemble the joints. The Mx2 has a 60% higher clamping force than its predecessor.

Wemo Wearable Notepad

Wemo Wearable Notepad

If you find yourself often needing to jot down notes in a pinch, check out Wemo. It’s notepad in the form of a bracelet that slaps on to your wrist. It’s waterproof, and it’s made to be erasable when used with oil-based pens. It comes in four colors.

How to Make a Tool Cabinet

How to Make a Tool Cabinet

Get Hands Dirty had a surplus of plywood, so she decided to use them to make a relatively simple tool cabinet. You’ll still need a variety of power tools to complete the project, but it doesn’t use any fancy joinery, only glue, nails and screws.

MecArmy FL10 Flashlight Carabiner

MecArmy FL10 Flashlight Carabiner

MecArmy’s FL10 gives you a lightweight and compact flashlight that you can easily take with you. It’s made of titanium and has a corrosion- and scratch-resistant finish. The carabiner also doubles as a bottle opener, a pry bar, and a screwdriver.

Zerohour Apex Bolt Action Pen

Zerohour Apex Bolt Action Pen

Zerohour’s Apex Bolt is a titanium ballpoint bolt action pen. It uses Fisher Space pen cartridges, so it can write underwater and upside down. It also has a ceramic tip for breaking glass, and a hidden magnetic hex bit socket. It’s available in three finishes.

Titanium EDC Pry Bars

Titanium EDC Pry Bars

We love the alt-camo anodized pattern on these rugged and compact titanium tools. They feature a ridged pry tip that provides great leverage, a cutout for hanging from a cord or small carabiner, and a 1/4″ bit driver socket. Also available in a hollow pattern.

SmartRuler 2.1 & 3.0

SmartRuler 2.1 & 3.0

Updated versions of MRF’s excellent credit-card size multitool, packing guides for drawing, measuring, and designing, along with everyday tools like wrenches and a bottle opener. Available in aluminum, steel, or titanium, and two slightly different configurations.

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