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Claw 2.0 Multitool

Claw 2.0 Multitool

Malboro & Kane has updated their tiny Claw keychain multitool. Made from Grade 5 titanium and measuring less than 2″ long, the tool can open bottles and can lids, cut through packing tape, pull staples, and turn screws. It also has 1/4″ and 1/6″ hex drivers built into its handle this time.

Fun with Sheet Metal

Fun with Sheet Metal

Get your daily dose of engineering porn with this video from Uwe Krumm GmbH. The company makes precision tooling for manufacturing, including the press brake tools shown here. It’s a hypnotic and satisfying 6-minute sequence of sheet metal being bent into complex shapes through the simple application of force.

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Fenix E03R Keychain Flashlight

Fenix E03R Keychain Flashlight
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This palm-sized aluminum flashlight from Fenix cranks out an impressive 260 lumens on its brightest setting. In addition to its four-mode white LED, it has an auxiliary red LED that can be used as a warning or emergency light. It supports USB-C recharging and is IP66-rated waterproof.

Leatherman FREE T4 Multitool

Leatherman FREE T4 Multitool
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Leatherman’s take on the Swiss Army knife packs 12 functions, including a 420HC steel blade, scissors, screwdrivers, file, bottle opener, and a slide-out set of tweezers. The tools open smoothly, can be flicked open one hand, and lock firmly with magnets.

Best Made Rolling Footlocker

Best Made Rolling Footlocker
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This substantial storage bin is a big upgrade from plastic crates. It’s made from 22-gauge steel and rolls on heavy-duty casters. It’s great for tools, art supplies, or valuables you want out of sight. It has a large main compartment and a removable tray. It measures 20″w x 20″h x 15″d and comes in matte black and classic red.

Making a Double-bladed Saw

Making a Double-bladed Saw

The Q typically spends his time building things that aren’t particularly useful. But this time out, he came up with a design for a saw that can cut through tree limbs twice as fast as usual. The saw uses a pair of blades and a spring to clamp down against the wood to double cutting speed.

Microblade Pill Ti

Microblade Pill Ti

The tiny Microblade Pill Knife will soon arrive in a titanium variant. Small enough to carry on your keychain, the Pill Ti is perfect for opening packages, cutting paper, or removing stickers. Each one is CNC-machined from solid titanium and comes with a protective cap, a quick-release carabiner, and a cap holder.

Oceanus Brass Kraken Blade

Oceanus Brass Kraken Blade

From the makers of the Bosun’s Edge knife comes another beautiful, nautically-inspired tool. The Kraken Blade packages a sharp and replaceable utility blade into an elegant solid brass handle. It deploys with a quick snap action, then holds closed with a magnetic catch. An optional bow shackle can be used for attaching the knife.

ChargeHub V2: 3-in-1 Vehicle Emergency Tool

This dual-port USB charger doubles as an emergency tool. In case of an accident, yank it from your car’s DC outlet. Its hidden blade can cut through a seatbelt, while its tungsten tip can smash a window. Get 25% off with code LIMITLESS25 for a limited time in The Awesomer Shop.

Bibury Pocket Multitool

Bibury Pocket Multitool
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This bargain pocket tool features a similar blade setup to a Swiss Army knife but comes packaged in a rectangular handle. Its functions include a pocket knife, spring-action scissors, can opener, bottle opener, nail file, Phillips and flat screwdrivers, and a SIM card tool. It also has a loop so you can hang it from your keychain.

Steel Vision Precision Screwdriver Set

Steel Vision Precision Screwdriver Set
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This compact screwdriver set is perfect for working on electronics and other items with small screws. Its handle has a 30-tooth ratchet mechanism, and its magnetic tip accepts 1/4″ hex bits. The set comes with 20 precision bits, including slotted, Phillips, hex, and star. Available for a limited time from Touch of Modern.

Tacray Titanium Mini Knife

Tacray Titanium Mini Knife
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Tacray’s tiny utility knife is the perfect addition to any keychain and makes quick work of opening boxes, cutting paper and twine, and other everyday tasks. Its body is made from titanium in a blue-tint finish, while its replaceable knife blade is made from 440C stainless steel. Spare blades are available in a 10-pack.

Black Diamond Zip Lantern

Black Diamond Zip Lantern
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Black Diamond’s compact lantern is perfect for backpacking. Its top packs warm white LEDs beneath a diffuser for up to 150 lumens of smooth area light and a single LED on its other end for a directional flashlight beam. It runs on four AAA batteries and has a collapsible hook built-in for hanging.

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Egor Leather Tool Rolls

Egor Leather Tool Rolls
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Belarus-based leather shop Egor Store makes these handsome and functional rolls for storing pocket knives or other small tools. They come in various sizes, ranging from 6 pockets all the way up to 24 pockets, which we imagine would be quite heavy once full. Available in black, dark brown, or caramel.

5.11 Tactical EDT Multitool

5.11 Tactical EDT Multitool
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5.11’s stainless steel pocket tool might be small, but it’s quite useful, incorporating a nail puller/pry bar, hex wrench, flat head screwdrivers, bottle opener, wire stripper, and metric and imperial rulers. It clips easily onto your bag, belt loop, or keychain, and comes with a tiny Kydex sheath.

Leatherman Crunch Multitool

Leatherman Crunch Multitool

This folding steel multitool features a pair of sturdy locking pliers, a pin vice, wire cutters, a wire stripper, a file, ruler, serrated knife, a hex-bit driver, various screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. It also comes with Leatherman’s legendary quality and a 25 year warranty.

CIZOR Cutting Tool

CIZOR Cutting Tool

This unique cutting tool is made from incredibly hard tungsten carbide, typically used for industrial machining. The skinny CIZOR can be gripped like a pen and offers a razor-sharp cutting edge and a pointy rear that can break glass. They come in two sizes with a silicone cap on paracord, with an optional aluminum desk stand.

Making a Drill Into a Jigsaw

Making a Drill Into a Jigsaw

While he could have just bought a cheap jigsaw, Hassan Abu-Izmero enjoys a challenge, so he got to building himself a fully-functional jigsaw that’s driven by the rotating action of a power drill. It took a simple yet clever bit of engineering to convert the drill’s circular motion into the saw’s longitudinal motion.

Bamboo Bike Multitool

Bamboo Bike Multitool
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This compact bike tool from Bristol, UK outfit Temple Cycles features an array of useful bits, wrapped up in a handsome bamboo wood handle. It includes a variety of metric Allen wrenches up to 8mm, as well as flat, Phillips, and Torx T25 drivers.

Everyday Carry Staff Picks 2020

Everyday Carry Staff Picks 2020

Shortly before last year came to an end, the editorial staff at Everyday Carry picked out a handful of items they hoped to get in their stockings for the holidays, and there’s some pretty sweet gear on the list. We’re particularly fond of the heat-tinged Kaweco Liliput Fireblue fountain pen.

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Tuflug Tool Organizer Bag

Tuflug Tool Organizer Bag
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This soft-sided tool bag is made from durable 1000D PVC, which resists tears, punctures, water, and UV damage. Inside, you’ll find a large main compartment and eight small tool pouches, along with two pockets on front. Its high-visibility orange design is easy to spot, and has reflective stripes on its shoulder strap.

Hydraulic Press vs. Axes

Hydraulic Press vs. Axes

Industrial hydraulic presses are designed to compress metals, so we’re not surprised that HPC’s 150-ton press was able to make quick work of these steel axes. Place your bets now as to how much pressure will be needed to bend or break these normally sturdy hand tools.

Milwaukee Rover Flood Light

Milwaukee Rover Flood Light
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Milwaukee Tools‘ portable, rechargeable light uses ten LEDs to provide a smooth and bright light for your projects. It has 100, 250, and 550 lumen modes, and can pivot 210º to direct light where you need it. It’s got a built in carabiner clip for carrying, and a magnetic base for attaching to car hoods and other metal surfaces.

EDC Gifts Under $15

EDC Gifts Under $15

Forgot a Christmas gift for someone? Looking for something useful but inexpensive? Look no further than Everyday Carry for their list of 15 great little gifts that cost less than 15 bucks. We were surprised to find some great little flashlights, knives, organizers, and even a watch on the list.

NEBO Big Poppy Lantern

NEBO Big Poppy Lantern
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Nebo’s versatile USB-rechargeable light offers three modes: 300-lumen lantern, 120-lumen spotlight, and 10-lumen mode that emulates flickering candlelight. It also doubles as a power bank for charging up USB devices.

Gearwrench Gimbal Ratchet

Gearwrench Gimbal Ratchet
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This palm-sized ratcheting socket wrench helps you turn bolts in tight spaces. Its center has a gimbal design which allows it to pivot on two axes, so you can squeeze into traditionally tricky locations and still turn it. Available in a 1/4″ or 3/8″ drive to fit a variety of standard sockets.

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