THE BEST Tools

Tiny Table Saw

Tiny Table Saw

A table saw is one of the most useful tools in the shop when it comes to cutting long pieces of wood. Maker KJDOT decided to see if he could build a working model of one in miniature, and the result is impressive enough that we’d love one for our workbench. It turns out that MicroMark sells something similar, but it’s very pricey.

Sharknight Survival Knife

Sharknight Survival Knife

This versatile pocket knife combines a drop-point, partially serrated AUS-8 hardened steel blade with four other tools – an LED light, a firestarter wand, a seatbelt cutter, and a glass breaker. It’s got fiberglass-reinforced nylon scales with a great grippy shape, and a reassuring liner lock mechanism.

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D-Cache Storage Container

D-Cache Storage Container

TEC Accessories‘ watertight aluminum storage capsule isn’t quite TSA-friendly, but as long as nobody thinks it’s an actual stick of TNT, we think it’s dynamite, since it looks cool and holds more than most. Optional bottom caps include a compass, glow light, a tripod thread, and a glass breaker.

Canku C13 Carabiner Tool

Canku C13 Carabiner Tool

This folding carabiner-style clip packs a dozen tools, including phillips and slotted screwdrivers, metric and spoke wrenches, a wire cutter, and bottle opener. It’s made from stainless steel, and also comes in a curved variant.

DOER Tool Kit

DOER Tool Kit

Stellen’s DOER kit packs a dozen power tools inside a single, compact storage box. It includes a hammer drill, drill press, jigsaw, scroll saw, circular saw. table saw, hotwire cutter, table sander, mini lathe, work light, and lantern. Its tools are powered by an interchangeable battery pack, or optional AC/DC adapter.

Go-Comb Wallet Comb

Go-Comb Wallet Comb

Keep your hair neatly groomed on a moment’s notice with this handy wallet-size metal comb. Its made from durable stainless steel, and has a built-in bottle opener too. Available in silver or black finishes. (Wallet not included.)

HyperWhistle

HyperWhistle

This extremely loud whistle pushes out an ear-splitting 143db at full volume, making it great as a survival or emergency tool for drawing attention quickly and from a distance. It even works when wet. Keep in mind, it’s so loud, you’ll want to wear the included earplugs when blowing it.

Leviathan Axe Bottle Opener

Leviathan Axe Bottle Opener

Axeadelphia’s keychain bottle opener was inspired by the design of Kratos’ primary weapon in the PlayStation 4 game God of War. It’s made from antique silver-plated steel, with enamel details. Measures appx. 4″ long and makes a great pendant too. It’s too bad you can’t open a beer with Blades of Chaos without breaking the bottle.

SOG PowerAssist Multitool

SOG PowerAssist Multitool

SOG’s B66N is a plier-style multitool with a pocket knife designed for one-handed opening. It packs 16 tools including screwdrivers, bottle and can openers, string cutter, wire cutter, and even a blasting cap crimper, each with a locking mechanism. Made from sturdy 420 stainless steel with a black oxide finish.

Leatherman OHT

Leatherman OHT

A stainless steel multitool designed to be operable by one hand, the Leatherman OHT has 16 tools, including spring-loaded pliers and wire cutters, knives, strap cutters, screwdrivers and can and bottle openers. Available in black or coyote tan, and comes with a matching MOLLE-compatible sheath.

Great Assisted Opening Knives

Great Assisted Opening Knives

It’s always great to have a pocket knife at the ready. But some knives can be challenging to open quickly – especially with one hand. Everyday Carry has cataloged up their choices for the best models that give you a hand with an assisted-opening mechanism.

GPCA Carabiner

GPCA Carabiner

This rugged and substantial carabiner has a few useful tricks up its sleeve. It has a flip-out boxcutter blade, Phillips and flat-blade screwdrivers, a pry tool, bottle opener, and a secret cache capsule built into its spring-loaded gate. Available in aluminum, stainless steel, or titanium.

MRF Extreme 3.0 Multitool

MRF Extreme 3.0 Multitool

MRF’s latest multitool has so many cutouts that it packs in 50 tools on one wallet-size card. It includes numerous wrenches, a 1/4″ bit driver, screwdrivers, spoke wrenches, a line cutter, firestarter, can opener, bottle opener, and much more. An optional handle increase torque. Available in steel or titanium, and TSA-friendly.

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Amenitee Angular Ruler

Amenitee Angular Ruler

Amenitee’s aluminum ruler is designed to make it easy to measure and mark unusual layouts. With its locking bolts, you can mark the position of angles and repeating patterns, making templates for complicated placements such as matching holes for pipes in cabinets and walls. Available in six-sided and 12-sided versions.

Benchmade 496 Vector Flipper Knife

Benchmade 496 Vector Flipper Knife

Hand-built in Oregon, the 496 Vector is a versatile, no-BS knife with strength and style. Benchmade’s first compound grind blade is crafted from CPM-20CV and uses the AXIS Assist flipper mechanism for one-handed open and close. 3.6” blade length, 8.42” open length. Includes’s Benchmade’s lifetime warranty and Lifesharp service.

K1 Utility Knife

K1 Utility Knife

Edcfans’ compact knife combines a removable boxcutter blade, a bottle opener, pry tab, 1/4″ hex driver, wrenches, and a scraper into a supremely compact tool. It’s made from durable stainless steel, and comes with a pair of driver tips which can be kept on your keychain as well. Available in silver or black.

Post-It Extreme Notes

Post-It Extreme Notes

A durable variant of the ubiquitous sticky note. 3M’s Post-It Extreme Notes will stay whole and stick even when they get hot, cold or wet. Use them in the kitchen, the garage and more. However, they won’t stick to surfaces that are already wet.

Beer Break & Brake Adjuster Tool

Beer Break & Brake Adjuster Tool

The perfect EDC for bicyclists, Paul Component Engineering’s tool works as a 15mm brake adjuster and rotor tuner on one end, and a bottle opener on the other. It’s made from durable 6061 anodized aluminum, and comes in four colors.

TekFire Lighter/Battery

TekFire Lighter/Battery

UST’s rugged gadget is the perfect addition to any adventurer’s kit. Not only does it contain a plasma arc lighter for starting campfires without butane, but also doubles as a 3000mAh emergency charger for your USB-A or USB-C powered devices. Comes with a paracord lanyard with a red core that doubles as tinder.

Acebeam L30 Tactical Flashlight

Acebeam L30 Tactical Flashlight

Acebeam’s substantial L30 Gen. II flashlight cranks out up to 4000 lumens of bright white light, thanks to a Cree XHP70.2 LED. It offers USB recharging, five brightness modes, and a strobe mode. It’s IPX8 waterproof, and has two switches – one on the side for all modes, and one on its tail for quick turbo mode access.

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HUNT23 Microtool

HUNT23 Microtool

While its extensive list of functions basically boil down to a flashlight and flat blade variants, the HUNT23 still looks like a great keychain addition. Measuring just 34mm (~1.34″) long and weighing only 0.24 oz., this tiny titanium tool is waterproof, and can be had with either a 100 lumen white light or a UV LED.

CRKT Snap Lock Knife

CRKT Snap Lock Knife

It was off the market for a while, but Ed Van Hoy’s awesome pocket knife is back. The stainless steel knife features a slick open frame design. When released, the blade flips out sideways, then locks into position. Available with a smooth or serrated blade.

Rugged Material Ranger Wallet

Rugged Material Ranger Wallet

Rugged Material’s sturdy and compact wallet won’t fall apart. Its body is made from powder-coated steel, in either tan or black, and has enough room for 8 cards and cash. Its elastic strap is as sturdy as they come, and it includes a tool card with various wrenches, a 1/4″ hex driver, and a bottle opener.

Trending Gear August 2019

Trending Gear August 2019

Whether you’re in the market for a knife, pocket tool, wallet, flashlight, or watch, our friends at Everyday Carry have you covered with their readers’ most popular gear during the month of August. We’re particularly fond of the metal and leather Dango T01 tactical wallet.

MyAntenna KIWI P1s Laser Measure

MyAntenna KIWI P1s Laser Measure

This useful pocket-size gadget uses a laser to accurately measure distances up to 130 feet away. It can automatically do the math to calculate distance, area, volume, horizon, and more. The included right-angle mirror makes measuring table heights a snap, and its built-in 6-axis sensor allows it to measure angles too.

DMOS Collective Delta Shovel

DMOS Collective Delta Shovel

We’re digging the compact, foldable design of the Delta adventure shovel from DMOS Collective. Built with the off-road and overland community in mind this tough tool was designed for the backcountry, whether to plant a tree, repair a trail, or dig out a stuck vehicle. Available with an aluminum or cold-rolled steel blade.

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