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Worx MakerX Rotary Tool Kit

Worx MakerX Rotary Tool Kit
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By moving its battery to an outside dock, this portable rotary is slimmer than other units. It offers variable speed control, with a top speed of 35,000 RPM. Plus, its 20-volt Power Share base station can be used to power a variety of other tools, including a woodburner/soldering iron, an airbrush, a heat gun, and an angle grinder.

CRKT Deviation Knife

CRKT Deviation Knife

Designed by Terry Lee Renner for CRKT, the Deviation has a great hyper-modern look, with a blue and silver stainless steel handle. Its modified tanto blade has a two-tone mirrored / matte finish. It has a liner lock mechanism, and a ball-bearing pivot for quick opening. Measures 7.6″ overall, with a 3.1″ blade.

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GearPride Snowflake Pocket Multi-Tool

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This snowflake-shaped tool manages to pack in 20 features on your keychain. It’s made from stainless steel and includes multiple screwdrivers, hex wrenches, Allen wrenches, a bike wrench, box cutter, bottle opener, and more. Available in a natural or black finish.

Post-It Extreme Notes

Post-It Extreme Notes
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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. They just won’t stick to surfaces that are already wet.

Magpie VH-80SE Bilateral Laser Measure

Magpie VH-80SE Bilateral Laser Measure

Laser measuring devices can really come in handy when you need to measure a large space and don’t have someone to hold the other end of the tape. Magpie Tech’s laser measuring tool can project beams in both directions, so you can measure space by standing in the middle of it. It’s great for measuring heights too.

Acebeam X80-GT Flashlight

Acebeam X80-GT Flashlight
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Acebeam’s chunky handheld flashlight blasts out a retina-burning 32,500 lumens at its top setting. It’s machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, waterproof to IPX8 standards, and has a built in tripod mount. It’s so powerful at its highest settings that you need to wear gloves to protect from the heat it throws off.

Talon Nutgrip Titanium Cheeseborough Wrench

Talon Nutgrip Titanium Cheeseborough Wrench
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This specialized pocket tool from Titan Talon Tool Co. makes quick work of stuck wingnuts, and can also turn 9/16″ and 15/16″ regular nuts in its grip. It also has a built-in bottle opener and can hold 1/4″ hex bits as well. Small and light enough to keep on your belt loop. We also like their titanium key clip.

OGT Ultimate Survival Set

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This versatile set of tools includes Off Grid’s Survival Axe, which incorporates 31 functions including a saw, hammer, glass breaker, belt cutter, and wrenches, plus the Survival Companion, which combines a knife sharpener, emergency whistle, firestarter, compass, and thermometer. The bundle includes a nylon axe sheath.

Olight I5UV Ultraviolet Flashlight

Olight I5UV Ultraviolet Flashlight
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This pocket-sized flashlight emits a high-efficiency 365nm ultraviolet beam, perfect for charging up glow-in-the-dark items, as well as looking for dust, dirt, and other things not always visible to the naked eye. Features a waterproof body with a unique double-helix knurled texture. Note: Staring directly into UV light is not recommended.

The Cache River

The Cache River
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The James Brand’s pocket tool offers a smooth-spinning, magnetic hex-bit driver at one end, and a storage chamber at the other. Use it to hold bits when not in use, or use it as a cache for pills or rolled up cash. Made from aluminum with a black anodized finish, and includes Phillips, Torx, and slotted bits.

SOG Snarl Knife

SOG Snarl Knife
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SOG’s small, fixed-blade knife is perfect for carrying on your belt, boot, or around your neck. It has a 2.3″ satin-polished sheepsfoot blade, while its single-piece steel body has finger holes and a grip notch. Includes a snap-fit hard sheath and ball-chain lanyard. Great for cutting rope, opening boxes, and other everyday tasks.

Raven Utility Knife

Raven Utility Knife

This quick-deploying hobby knife opens in less than half a second, and its blade locks firmly in place. It features a durable, lightweight frame made from grade 5 titanium, and accepts replaceable CKB-2 utility blades. It can also be equipped with a “tactical” comb and has spots for two optional glow-in-the-dark tritium tubes.

TRING Phone Grip Multitool

TRING Phone Grip Multitool

Most ring-style phone grips do just one thing. The TRING not only improves your grip on your precious gadget, it adds five hexagonal wrenches, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, a bottle opener, box cutter, and seatbelt cutter. It holds to the back of your phone or case using a powerful magnet and doubles as a phone stand.

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edcfans Carabiner Tool

edcfans Carabiner Tool
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This stonewashed stainless steel clip is easy to attach to a bag or belt loop, and packs a dozen functions, including flat and phillips screwdrivers, wrenches, a carbide glass breaker, hex drivers, keychain loops, and a bottle opener. It’s TSA-friendly too.

ToolFob

ToolFob
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Boone Titanium Rings‘ oval-shaped titanium multitool packs 21 functions into something small enough to keep on your keychain. Among its many tools are a package opener, wood saw, comb, pliers, wrenches, tweezers, flat screwdriver, knives, 1/4″ hex driver, bottle opener, and a ferrocerium firestarter rod.

Klarus XT21X Flashlight

Klarus XT21X Flashlight
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Thanks to its CREE XHP 70.2 P2 LED and a 5000mAh rechargeable battery, Klarus‘ tactical flashlight cranks out up to 4000 lumens of brightness, with a beam reach of over 1000 feet. It’s made from mil-spec hard-anodized aluminum alloy, and is IPX8 waterproof. Measures just 6.34″ long, so it goes anywhere.

Gerber Armbar Drive

Gerber Armbar Drive
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This pocketable multitool packs in several essential everyday functions, including a 2-1/2″ fine-edge blade, a 2-1/2″ bit driver with flat and Phillips tips, a pry bar, bottle opener, scissors, and an awl. Available in orange, onyx, or blue.

Table Saw Cake Cutter

Table Saw Cake Cutter
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Do you like your birthday cake with lots of layers? Then you need a proper tool to cut through all that cake and icing. Fred’s handsaw-shaped cake cutter should do the trick quite nicely while adding a fun new item to your kitchen toolbox. Its gently-serrated edge also makes quick work of heads of lettuce.

Ddiin Exlicon Drawing Tool

Ddiin Exlicon Drawing Tool

This unusual but versatile drawing tool from Hong Kong has a name that sounds like a character from The Mandalorian. It uses a set of modular bars that connect to a center wheel, allowing you to draw all kinds of shapes with ease, including circles, ellipses, pentagons, hexagons, golden ratio spirals, and more.

GrabOpener Bottle Opener

GrabOpener Bottle Opener
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The GrabOpener pops open bottles with one hand… and a flourish. The easy-to-use anodized aluminum tool removes caps without bending them. Its built-in magnet holds onto caps, and can stick the tool on your fridge. Comes in purple, green, gold, and orange.

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CRKT Septimo Multitool

CRKT Septimo Multitool
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Designed by Special Forces Green Beret Jeremy Valdez for CRKT, this pocket tool combines a knife with screwdrivers, a bottle opener, an adjustable wrench, and a glass breaker. Its liner lock blade can be opened and closed with one hand, and features a Veff serration which makes quick work of cutting ropes and straps.

Keychain Chapstick Holder

Keychain Chapstick Holder
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If you often find yourself in need of lip balm, Screwpop’s accessory would be a great addition to your keychain. It features a stainless steel clip that firmly holds most standard tubes, while still providing access to its advancer knob. As a bonus, it has a flip-out bottle opener blade.

Trending Gear October 2020

Trending Gear October 2020

Throughout the year, our pals over at Everyday Carry ask readers to submit their favorite products and show off their daily loadout. Click the link to check out their top 10 gear picks from October, including knives, multitools, carrying cases, and more. We’re particularly fond of the capacious Peak Design Tech Pouch.

Machairod K110 Fixed Blade Knife

Machairod K110 Fixed Blade Knife
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Honed from K110 steel by DH Custom Knives, this unique handmade knife features a razor-sharp 3.35″ blade and sturdy full-tang construction. Its micarta scales really set it apart, with sculpted edges that provide grip and expose topographical patterns. It comes in eight colors and includes a Kydex sheath.

MOLLE Sticks

MOLLE Sticks

Vanquest Gear’s useful accessories make it fast and easy to attach and detach packs from bags equipped with MOLLE-compatible webbing. They thread in and lock into place, then can unlock and slide out with a tug for quick removal. Available in Coyote Tan and Wolf Grey colors. Sold in 4-packs.

CTAX Multi-purpose Tactical Axe

CTAX Multi-purpose Tactical Axe

Designed for first responders, preppers, and campers, Stone Gryphon Tactical’s versatile tool combines an axe, hammer, pry bar, and gas valve wrench in one. It’s made from forged 4130 steel and features a lightweight, skeletonized handle. Made in the U.S.A. by a veteran-owned business.

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