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.
THE BEST Tools
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.
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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!)
The Cybertool M is a 32-in-1 pocket tool comes from the leading maker of Swiss Army knives. It packs blades, bit wrenches, hex sockets, torx, hex, pozidriv bits, screwdrivers, pen, pliers, and wire tools, making it the perfect EDC for anyone who works on gadgets. Also has tweezers, a toothpick, and key ring.
Sicoli’s wallet-sized card is great for designers, architects, artists, and engineers. The solid brass card features rulers along its edges, as well as guides for drawing circles and arcs, as well as measuring angles, all presented in a design inspired by the Golden Spiral.
Keeping your bicycle chain properly lubricated is important for smooth riding and glitch-free shifts. But normal methods can make an oily mess. The Green Disc soaks up oil into a special biodegradable cartridge which glides along your bike’s chain for tidy, waste-free lube jobs.
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.
Is your garage or workshop filled with cans of spray paint, WD-40, or canned air? This specialized wall shelf is perfect for keeping cans organized. It’s got eight spaces for cans, along with a steel bar for paper towels, and metal hooks for hanging lightweight tools or brushes. Made from sturdy steel, powdercoated in bright red.
The Gerber Mullet is a tiny multitool that’s meant to be carried on a belt loop or clipped to a keychain. It functions as a wire stripper, a scraper, a nail puller, a pry bar, a small and a large flathead driver, a cross driver, a 1/4″ hex driver and the ubiquitous bottle opener.
This miniature screwdriver is small enough to fit into cramped spaces, and comes with seven precision-machined bits to handle a variety of assembly and disassembly tasks. It includes P00, P0, 2mm slot, 3mm slot, T5, T6, and T8 bits. Picquic also sells a 3-tool set with two larger multi-drivers.
Inspired by Japanese Kiridashi blades, Origin Handcrafted Goods‘ compact knife has a great look that blends ancient and modern aesthetics. It’s crafted from 1095 carbon steel, with a razor-sharp micro-beveled edge. In addition to its cutting abilities, it has a bottle opener, and comes with a fitted leather sheath.
Made from premium Latigo leather, Allegory Goods‘ tool roll is the perfect place to organize tools, pens, knives, or other small items. Its thoughtful design allows you to adjust the spacing of items by looping its cord through its slots, like a shoelace. Available in charcoal, coffee, or saddle. A limited time deal from Drop.
While you’re working from home, you might not be thinking too much about the gear you’ll need when you eventually head back out into the world. But Everyday Carry has some great ideas for items that are useful both at home and in the field, along with some great productivity tips for WFH living.