This stubby little flashlight is small, but mighty, pushing out up to 900 lumens of brightness, while measuring in at 2.36″ long. Its CREE XPL-HI LED offers clean and bright light, and its Neodymium magnetic tail means you can stick it to metal surfaces.
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It may be designed for plumbers, but this versatile tool belongs in far more toolboxes than just those. At its heart are 1/2″ tube-cutting pliers, but it also includes flat and phillips screwdrivers, stepped hex and square seat wrenches, a knife, a saw, a flashlight, and more. Plus, it folds down to just the length of its handles.
The versatile Dremel Ultra Saw is one of our go-to power tools. Now it comes in a cordless version, so you can use it anywhere. It runs on a rechargeable 20V battery pack and can make quick and easy cuts through wood, metal, PVC, masonry, tile, and more. It can even do plunge cuts in the middle of materials.
Holtzman’s survival kit looks like an explosive device, but this grenade is packed with tools to help you survive in the event of an emergency. It includes 48 items, including a fire starter, LED flashlight, razor blade, fishing line and hooks, needle, thread, pocket knife, compass and more, all wrapped up in about 45 feet of versatile 550 paracord.
This aluminum and zinc alloy bit driver can carry up to six hex bits. Its interior compartment is waterproof, and its magnetic tip securely holds a bit for driving. You can also adjust its dividers to hold other items like pills, toothpicks, or emergency cash. It’s got a belt clip and a keychain loop for carrying versatility.
Montana artist Hbar N Craftworks makes these sturdy and substantial tool rolls from Martexin “Gridwax” Army Duck waxed canvas. They come in 8″, 10″, 12″, 15″, 18″ and 24″ wide versions, each with 16 tool pockets and two spacers. They’re also available in a heavy-duty olive drab canvas.
This handsome gift set from Wild and Wolf’s Gentlemen’s Hardware collection contains titanium-coated steel tools including a hammer, tape measure, wooden ruler, pliers, and a multi-ratchet screwdriver. They all come packaged in a handsome wood carrying box, along with a carpenter’s pencil for marking measurements.
This version of Leatherman’s versatile multitool is designed for military use. It has tools for everyday tasks, along with firearm maintenance including pliers, wire cutters, a blade, screwdriver, pry tools, a carbon scraper, and a front sight adjuster. Its has Cerakote handles, and comes with a MOLLE-compatible sheath.
This portable hand tool uses human power to slice quickly through tree limbs, cutting through a 3-inch branch in as little as 15 seconds. Its flexibility means you can get it into places that a conventional chainsaw won’t reach, requires no fuel, emits no harmful exhaust, and packs up small. Save 23% in The Awesomer Shop.
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.
This compact handheld power tool makes quick work of metal, wood, PVC, concrete, and even tile. Plus, its handy laser guide helps make sure you make straight cuts. It’s light enough to guide up a wall, can slice through 2″ boards, and can even make plunge cuts in the middle of sheet goods.
Prometheus Lights’ compact flashlight has a reliable and reassuring keychain quick release, and is equipped with a clean, natural light source that produces a 92+ CRI (Color Rendering Index) for optimal image viewing. They come in a variety of metal case colors, as well as a variant with a 635nm red light.
Multitool maker Leatherman is offering up limited edition variants of four of its best tools, in a special black-and-silver combination, rather than the standard monochrome variants. Choose from the 19-tool Signal, 7-tool Skeletool, 21-tool Surge, or the 18-tool Wave+. You can also now customize colors on the Leatherman site.
The Prylobite is a keychain knife with a unique profile. Its blade is machined from S35VN steel, while its handles are made from black G10 or stonewashed titanium. In addition to its snub-nosed 1.7″ long blade, it has a suspension clip, bottle opener, pry bar, screwdriver, and hex driver built in.
This compact pocket tool’s main function is a retractable utility blade. But it also can be used to drive flathead screws, strip wires, pry nails, cut cord, and of course, open bottles. It features a lanyard hole for easy hanging from paracord, but we wish it had a pocket clip. Measures 4.25″ L x 1.25″ W, and comes in grey or green.
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.
DeWalt’s hammer tacker features a structure made from carbon fiber composite. This reduces weight by up to 45%, and its rubberized handle and ergonomic shape are designed to reduce vibration and impact on its user. It drives 5/16″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ heavy duty staples, and has an anti-jam mechanism.
SOG’s stainless steel chopping axe is perfect for camping and survival needs. It’s weighs just 16.1 oz. and measures 11.5″ long, so it’s an easy backpack carry, and its head serves double duty as a wood hatchet and a hammer. Comes with a protective sheath and a lifetime warranty.
Wild Willies‘ useful gift set includes a variety of tools for everyday tasks while on the road. The 12-piece set includes a razor, nail clippers, hair brush, toothbrush, sewing kit, a card style multitool, carabiner multitool, corkscrew/bottle opener, and more, all in one easy-to-carry case.
In addition to its twist-action ballpoint pen, this hexagonal aluminum tool packs six other useful functions. It’s got metric and inch rulers, a removable touchscreen stylus, mini flat and Phillips screwdrivers, and its back end doubles as a phone stand and a bottle opener.
These alligator-jawed power garden tools make quick work of cutting branches and logs, while minimizing the safety risks of working with a chainsaw. The LP1000 is a 4.5-amp corded version, while the LLP120 is a cordless version that runs on a 20V MAX rechargeable battery. Both can saw through branches up to 4″ in diameter.
Topeak’s versatile multi-tool is like a Swiss Army knife for bicyclists. It includes 25 useful functions, including a variety of wrenches, hex keys, and screwdrivers, as well as specialized tools for spokes, valves, tires, and chains. It also packs a knife and a bottle opener.