If you’ve ever been working on a repair project and dropped a screw into a tight, dark space, you know what a pain that can be. This flexible metal tool has both a flashlight and a strong magnet on its tip, eliminating frustrations when you lose hardware into the abyss. It measures 24″ long and its magnet can lift 4 lb.
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Zippo’s specialized multitool is designed to help reliably start a fire. It’s got a wheel and flint to get sparks going, a grate to help make tinder, and comes with a length of fire paracord. It’s also got a knife, a saw blade, a bottle opener, and flathead screwdriver.
Handmade in Spain, Castillo Knives‘ Navaja model is notable for its beautiful wooden handle scales, crafted and polished from curly birch or olivewood. It features a lock-back style blade crafted from 14C28N stainless steel, and comes with a leather sheath and sharpening stone. Its blade measures 3″ long, with a 3.5″ handle.
Rather than metal, SureFire’s rugged G2X series flashlight is made from Nitrolon, a lightweight and extremely durable polymer that won’t dent, ding, or crack, and won’t freeze to your skin in cold weather. It has a nice bright 600 lumen LED light source, and a micro-textured reflector to ensure a smooth beam.
Sick of digging around your overcrowded kitchen drawer for that one thing you need? Check out this handy kitchen tool with 12 folding culinary utensils, including zester, can opener, multiple knives, and more. Separates down the middle so you can use a tool in each hand too.
This compact dolly is perfect for moving around furniture, boxes, and other heavy items without taking up lots of space. It weighs less than 5 pounds, and folds up small enough to store in your car trunk or on a bookshelf. It rolls on smooth-gliding rubber skate wheels, and can carry up to 250 pounds.
Extend the life of your gadgets with iFixit’s toolkit. It comes with an extendable 4mm driver and 64 steel screwdriver bits that fit even the most unusual screwheads, along with tweezers, spudgers, a suction handle, and other tools that will help you disassemble and fix most laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
KeySmart hops on the personal safety bandwagon with their version of a remote touch tool. The Cleankey puts distance between your fingertips and public surfaces using germ-resistant brass. It can push buttons, pull levers, and open door handles without touching them. Save 33% on this 3-pack in The Awesomer Shop.
This unique multitool is designed for making life in the garden easier. Its main tool is a pair of stainless steel pruning shears, complemented three other useful tools: a utility knife, a wood saw, and a bark remover. The shears fold inside so you can carry it like a pocket knife. Cuts twigs up to 0.25″ thick.
Petzl’s knife is perfect for climbers or anyone who needs to cut rope, thanks to its carabiner-compatible center hole, and a dual-edged blade with smooth and serrated edges. The blade notch makes bare-handed opening easy, while the textured wheel is great for gloved use.
Bora’s lightweight, folding workstands provide a stable structure when open, but fold up small for carrying. They work with the included clamps and clips to secure plywood or 2x4s to its top. Available in 4×4, 4×8, 2×4, and 2×2 variants, each including a carrying bag. If there’s any question about how strong they are, watch this.
Like the Hygiene Hand, the bomb-shaped Safe Nuke is designed to put a little distance between your fingertips and public surfaces. The tiny tool is made from antimicrobial copper, and features a touchscreen-compatible stylus on its tip. Plus, its attached paracord can be looped around door handles.
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.
This study aluminum tool is great for making precise angular measurements. Simply adjust its angle to match the desired location, and it can measure from 0 to 225º with a precision of ±0.5. It measures 16″ long and has both horizontal and vertical angle bubbles for ensuring a true baseline.
Armour Supply Co’s lightweight, minimal wallet can hold up to 12 cards inside, and 5 folded bills in its money clip. It comes in aluminum, brass, carbon fiber, or bamboo, blocks RFID scanning, and is bundled with both a card-style multitool and a key organizer.
Thanks to our friends at Fenix and GearforLife, one lucky Awesomer reader will win a bundle of four awesome lights, valued at $329. The set includes a PD36R 1600-lumen tactical flashlight, an HM65R 1400-lumen headlamp, a BC21R 1000-lumen bike light, and a CL26R high performance lantern. (Ends 4/16/20)
Gerber’s specialty scissors are optimized for cutting braided fishing line without fraying. Their micro-serrated blades cut with precision, and full tang construction means durability. Their finger holes and squared-off shape offer comfort, and they have a built-in bottle opener and lanyard hole for carrying.
StatGear’s pocketable tool offers up 26 different functions in one. It features a black aluminum body with a knurled grip, and interchangeable tips for cutting, prying, and opening items, along with a variety of driver bits, a flashlight, and a window breaker tool. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.
Strong Hand Tools‘ unique reverse-action pliers are design to press objects in opposite directions, making them great for tasks like separating pieces that are stuck together, unbending, fitting tight parts, or bracing objects in place while glue dries. Available in 6.5″ and 10″ sizes.
Next time you have to work on your knees, protect your body with these specialized knee pads. Instead of having to crawl around or constantly stand up, Milescraft’s Knee Blades let you smoothly glide to your next spot. They feature detachable gel pad cushions, non-marring casters, and can easily spin 360º. (Thanks Warren!)
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