Adam Savage’s company Savage Industries teamed up with Bay Area bag maker Mafia to create the ideal tool apron. It’s made from 18oz cotton canvas with oil-tanned leather, nylon webbing and plastic buckles, and has easy-access pockets for pens, pencils, and hand tools. The leather under the hammer holders is a nice touch.
A great gift for campers, the Base Camp kit packs some of Gerber Gear’s most useful camping tools. It includes a tactical pack hatchet, a Compleat utensil set, and a Freeman fixed blade knife. The hatchet and knife feature full-tang construction, and the utensils include a fork, spoon, spatula, tongs, and 4-function kitchen tool.
Need to tighten or loosen screws in a tight place? This patented ratcheting driver can start at any angle, an improvement over the standard “click” spots on most ratchets. Its 12 bits store inside of its handle, so it’s perfect for your bike bag too. Plus, its head can be used without its handle for really cramped locations.
This teensy lantern from Ledlenser measures less than 4″ tall but produces up to 300 lumens of glare-free lighting. It has a built-in hanging hook, and three white light modes, and two red light modes. It comes with a rechargeable battery but can also run on a AA battery. Available in cool or warm white versions.
MRF is back with their most versatile multitool card yet. The EDC tool card packs more than 80 tools with its swappable urban, military, garage, utility, and wrench modules. The card has wrenches, pry tools, screwdrivers, drawing tools, and much more. Choose from stainless steel, Cerakote, or titanium versions.
Lost & Restored got their hands on a vintage pilot’s knife that dates back to the Vietnam War. It landed on their workbench in terrible shape, caked with rust and its stacked leather handle weathered and distressed. But after disassembly, grinding, cleaning, and replacing the leather, the completed knife looks amazing.
Clamps are usually made from metal for a good reason. After all, they need to be able to withstand a decent amount of stress as they’re tightened. While it might not be the most practical of workbench tools, we do love the craft and engineering of this plywood vise grip clamp built by carpenter John Heisz.
We always enjoy watching rusty old things made to look like new. In this video from KILO Restoration, they take the process to the extreme, scrubbing off caked-on rust from a mid-20th-century socket wrench, then painstakingly polishing it back to an amazing mirror chrome finish.
Removing an old, rusty, or damaged screw can be a massive pain. Crescent Tools aims to solve that problem these special drivers, designed to be struck with a hammer to dig into the heads of stuck screws, improving grip and the likelihood you can extract them properly. The 2pc. set includes 1/4″ flat and #2 Phillips drivers.
Ever been working on a repair or assembly project and dropped a screw into a spot where you can’t reach it? This unique tool is perfect for the recovery job, with its flexible telescoping head, a super-strong magnetic tip, and a built-in LED flashlight. Extends from 6.69″ to 21.65″.
This everyday version of the Leatherman Raptor emergency response shears has slimmer and more comfortable handles. They fold up to protect other items from their stainless steel blades and incorporate a ring cutter, a ruler, and an oxygen tank wrench. Available with grey, crimson, or navy handles.
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.
Gutting a freshly-caught fish isn’t the most pleasant of tasks, but if you have to do it, you want the right tool for the job. The Gutsy incorporates a serrated scaler, a gutting hook, a scoop hook for clearing out veins, plus a bottle opener for celebrating a job well done with the day’s catch.
Despite being just 2.7″ long, this pocket-size flashlight manages to crank out an impressive 1500 lumens in its maximum power mode. It has a CREE XHP50 LED light source, Firefly, Turbo, Strobe, and stepless dimming modes, and recharges via a USB cable. Available in neutral white or cool white LED color temperatures.
This set of reference cards is a great addition to a toolbox or workbench. Card 1 includes a wire gauge, nail gauge, hole gauges, and a pipe gauge; Card 2 has a compass and shape stencils, and Card 3 has equations, conversion charts, abbreviations, and more. Made from durable plastic with a protective coating.
Every month, our friends at Everyday Carry tally up the most popular gear featured on their site, based on viewership. The selection from August 2021 includes some great tools like the Leatherman Skeletool CX, the CRKT Pilar pocket knife, and the Olight i3T EOS Ti flashlight, each of which we’d be happy to have in our daily loadout.
This easily pocketable tool from SmallRig packs in seven of the most useful drivers for photographer’s gear like tripods and other rigging equipment. It’s got Allen wrenches, slotted and Phillips drivers, and a Torx T25 driver, along with threaded holes on its body for storing screws. Made from aluminum alloy and stainless steel.
You’ll never work in the dark with this supremely bright LED light from Stanley. Its three heads combine to crank out 5000 lumens, or can be dimmed to 50%. The main light can be angled up or down, while the side units can rotate as well. It also packs a USB port and a 120VAC outlet on front, and it’s safe for damp locations.
Rotary tool maker Dremel applies its experience with rapidly-spinning motors to a cleaning tool. The rechargeable Versa can clean the toughest jobs by spinning at up to 2200 rpm. Comes with pads for scrubbing, removing scuffs, non-scratch surfaces, and heavy-duty jobs.
Fall means cooler weather and wearing jackets and hoodies with more pockets. And if you’re wondering what to fill those pockets with, Everyday Carry has the buying guide for you. It’s filled with a dozen great items, including wallets, pocket knives, flashlights, pens, and more. We love those wallets made from recycled fire hose.
Musician Grégoire Blanc previously impressed us with his cover of The Great Gig in the Sky. This video isn’t quite as melodic, but it’s just as entertaining. Enjoy as Blanc demonstrates 10 ways to make interesting and captivating sounds by playing a saw and a violin bow in concert with effects pedals and synthesizers.
A while back, Shadow Foam built a custom-cut foam tool organizer for their Makita power tools. After moving to a new workshop, they built an upgraded version using their new and improved foam, and incorporating feedback from followers. You can purchase Shadow Foam for your own projects here.
This mid-sized pry tool offers greater leverage than pocket-sized pry bars, but at 10″ long, it’s still small enough to toss in a backpack. It includes a sharp cutting and prying blade, ripper hook, multi-wrench, and nail puller, all set into a full tang stainless steel bar with 6″ textured handles for maximum grip.
The FLEXiT pocket light has a head that can bend and twist to aim light just where you need it. It’s got both spot and floodlight modes which combine for up to 650 lumens of output. Its versatile mounting system includes a hanging hook, a magnetic tail, and a dual-hinged belt clip for attaching to thicker objects.
Amsler Knives makes this compact pry bar that’s a great addition to any keychain. Each one is handmade from titanium and makes quick work of wedging items apart or pulling small nails and staples. Available in a variety of colors, with or without a carbidized pry tip.