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Reapr Versa TAC Wrecking Bar

Reapr Versa TAC Wrecking Bar
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This mid-sized pry tool offers greater leverage than pocket-sized pry bars, but at 10″ long, it’s still small enough to toss in a backpack. It includes a sharp cutting and prying blade, ripper hook, multi-wrench, and nail puller, all set into a full tang stainless steel bar with 6″ textured handles for maximum grip.

WESN MT Multitool

WESN MT Multitool
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WESN’s lightweight pocket tool is about as minimal as you can get. Milled from titanium, its open-loop body can hang from a keychain or carabiner and provides four functions: flathead screwdriver, scraper, pry bar, and bottle opener. It’s available in natural titanium or black finishes.

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World’s Largest Thor’s Hammer

World’s Largest Thor’s Hammer

The Hacksmith spent more than the cost of Tesla Model S to make the world’s largest Thor’s hammer. His team fabricated the enormous Mjolnir by painstakingly welding numerous sheets of steel. It measures more than 15 feet tall when standing on its head. Watching it get dipped into the galvanizing tanks was amazing.

3D-Printed Fractal Vise

3D-Printed Fractal Vise

Inspired by the antique fractal jaw vise that Hand Tool Rescue restored, Teaching Tech created a 3D-printed version of the fascinating workbench tool. Like the original, it can hold irregularly-shaped objects with its rotating grippers. Grab the STL files to print your own at Thingiverse, or play with the CAD file at OnShape.

ThruNite T1 Flashlight

ThruNite T1 Flashlight
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Despite being just 2.7″ long, this pocket-size flashlight manages to crank out an impressive 1500 lumens in its maximum power mode. It has a CREE XHP50 LED light source, Firefly, Turbo, Strobe, and stepless dimming modes, and recharges via a USB cable. Available in neutral white or cool white LED color temperatures.

Making a Tiny Drill Press

Making a Tiny Drill Press

A drill press is a large piece of workshop equipment mounted to a heavy base to provide a steady work surface for drilling through objects. Hands on Table thought it might be fun to make a miniature replica of a drill press and did an outstanding job building the tiny, working tool from scrap metal and some old motorcycle parts.

Screw Biter Screw Extractor Drivers

Screw Biter Screw Extractor Drivers
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Removing an old, rusty, or damaged screw can be a massive pain. Crescent Tools aims to solve that problem these special drivers, designed to be struck with a hammer to dig into the heads of stuck screws, improving grip and the likelihood you can extract them properly. The 2pc. set includes 1/4″ flat and #2 Phillips drivers.

Rokit Rider Fishing Tool Holder

Rokit Rider Fishing Tool Holder
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Keep your fishing gear organized with this patented tool holder from Bits Mfg Co. It attaches to rocket-style fishing rod holders and is perfect for holding needle nose pliers for extracting hooks and small scissors for cutting line. Pairs perfectly with Bubba shears (not included.)

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.

Leatherman Curl Multitool

Leatherman Curl Multitool

The Curl takes much of what users love about Leatherman’s Wave multitool, and makes it more affordable. Packed with 15 useful tools, including needlenose and regular pliers, spring-loaded scissors, a bit driver, and a one-hand-deploy knife. It’s also got wire cutters/strippers, bottle and can openers, a file, and an awl.

ATECH 9-in-1 Pen

ATECH 9-in-1 Pen
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This enhanced version of ATECH’s multi pen has nine functions instead of seven. In addition to a ballpoint pen and stylus, it has flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, a nail file, a metric/imperial ruler, a bubble level, a bottle opener, and a box cutter. It’s made from a durable mix of metals and is TSA-compliant.

STB Combo Survival Tool

STB Combo Survival Tool
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This handy bit of kit puts a fork, knife, and multitool inside a convenient pocket-size holder. The knife blade has both straight and serrated sections, along with a built-in bottle opener and wrenches. Choose from blue, black, or red cases. Orders include a bonus STB pen light.

ToughBuilt Scraper Utility Tool

ToughBuilt Scraper Utility Tool
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This multi-purpose bladed tool provides two main functions. It works as a five-blade retractable utility knife for opening packages and scoring drywall, but can also hold blades sideways for scraping stickers and adhesives off of glass, tile, or mirrors. It also has a paint can opener at its rear.

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Prepared4X Carabiner Multitool

Prepared4X Carabiner Multitool
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This versatile stainless steel carabiner clip from Prepared4X hangs from your keychain, belt loop, or bag, and packs in 10 useful tools. Functions include Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers, a bottle opener, wrenches, a box cutter, a wire cutter, a hex wrench, and a short ruler.

NHDT Mini Utility Knife

NHDT Mini Utility Knife
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This teensy tool measures 1.2″ long when closed and 1.69″ long when opened. Its utility blade is ideal for opening packages and other light-duty cutting tasks. It has a sliding mechanism with a locking thumbscrew and is made from titanium with a stainless steel blade – a great addition to any keychain.

Making a Steel Hammer from Washers

Making a Steel Hammer from Washers

Hammers typically have a solid metal or wood handle and a solid metal head. But this unique hand tool by Hassan Abu-Izmero (with the help of his trainee Damian) conceals that structure under dozens of stainless steel washers welded together. The washers appear to be purely aesthetic, but they sure look cool.

SpongeBob SawPants

SpongeBob SawPants

Musician Grégoire Blanc busted out his musical saw and bow to perform a cover version of the song Hawaiian Theremin from the SpongeBob SquarePants episode Love That Squid. It sounds just right played on the saw, but it’s ironic that Grégoire actually knows how to play the theremin.

Topeak Ninja 16+ Multitool

Topeak Ninja 16+ Multitool
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This versatile tool is perfect for your bike bag, packing in several useful functions for repairing and tuning your bicycle on the go. It packs in Philips and flat screwdrivers, multiple hex, Torx, and spoke wrenches, as well as a chain tool and chain hook. They all fold up into a durable polycarbonate handle which provides leverage.

Knipex Cobra XS Mini Pliers

Knipex Cobra XS Mini Pliers

Made in Germany, these 4″ long slip-joint pliers Knipex are small enough to carry in your pants pocket but strong enough for serious work in the field. They offer one-handed adjustment and lock firmly onto pipes, nuts, and other objects you need to grab up to 1″ in diameter. For bigger jobs, they come in sizes from 5″ to 22″.

Shark EDC Tool

Shark EDC Tool
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This unique multitool features a design reminiscent of a shark’s profile. It combines a pry bar with a bottle opener, box cutter, and bit driver. It’s made from TC4 titanium alloy, and its handle has a shiny blue finish. Rubber O-rings keep the driver bit securely in place when not in use.

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Mossy Oak Mini Folding Knife

Mossy Oak Mini Folding Knife
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Despite its bargain price, Mossy Oak’s pocket knife is handsome, versatile, and durable. It features a stainless steel drop-point blade, along with a built-in bottle opener, glass breaker, and pocket clip. Its stonewashed finish and wooden handle scales give it a great look too.

Heikio Stubby Hammer

Heikio Stubby Hammer
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These compact claw hammers might not have the leverage or heft of traditional hand tools, but they’re great for working in tight spaces and small enough to carry in a pocket. Measuring just 4.7″ long and weighing only 8oz., you can even keep one in your EDC pack. Sold in sets of two.

Maxam Sailor’s Tool

Maxam Sailor’s Tool
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This spartan and inexpensive pocket tool is ideal for sailing and fishing, but it’s also useful for camping and hunting. It combines a honed knife blade, marlinspike, shackle key, and bottle opener. Its stainless steel handle has a 2″ imperial ruler on one side, and a 5cm metric ruler on the other.

NEBO Mycro Keychain Flashlight

NEBO Mycro Keychain Flashlight
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NEBO’s diminutive keychain flashlight cranks out 400 lumens in Turbo mode, casting a beam as far as 269 feet away. It has 15, 50, and 150-lumen modes, as well as green and red LEDs. It’s made from anodized aluminum and is water- and impact-resistant. Comes with a wrist lanyard and a stainless steel necklace.

Best Multitools 2022

Best Multitools 2022

We don’t go anywhere without a multitool in our pocket or bag. These versatile, multifunctional gadgets can open boxes, tighten screws, loosen bolts, and can really get you out of a jam. Everyday Carry researched the best multitools you can buy today, and shares their top 19 picks.

MagBlade Magnetic Titanium Knife

MagBlade Magnetic Titanium Knife
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Daily Carry Company’s modern knife features a slick butterfly hinge design and a magnetic locking mechanism. Its blade is made from premium M390 chromium steel, while its body is machined from grade 5 titanium. It measures just 11mm thick, so it’s an easy everyday carry.

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