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Smallrig Folding Tool Set

Smallrig Folding Tool Set
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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.

Stanley 5000LM LED Worklight

Stanley 5000LM LED Worklight
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You’ll never work in the dark with this supremely bright LED light from Stanley. Its three heads combine to crank out 5000 lumens, or can be dimmed to 50%. The main light can be angled up or down, while the side units can rotate as well. It also packs a USB port and a 120VAC outlet on front, and it’s safe for damp locations.

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Black + Decker Lopper Chainsaw

Black + Decker Lopper Chainsaw
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This alligator-jawed power garden tool makes 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.

Dremel Versa Power Cleaner

Dremel Versa Power Cleaner
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Rotary tool maker Dremel applies its experience with rapidly-spinning motors to a cleaning tool. The rechargeable Versa can clean the toughest jobs by spinning at up to 2200 rpm. Comes with pads for scrubbing, removing scuffs, non-scratch surfaces, and heavy-duty jobs.

Fall 2021 EDC Buying Guide

Fall 2021 EDC Buying Guide

Fall means cooler weather and wearing jackets and hoodies with more pockets. And if you’re wondering what to fill those pockets with, Everyday Carry has the buying guide for you. It’s filled with a dozen great items, including wallets, pocket knives, flashlights, pens, and more. We love those wallets made from recycled fire hose.

Creative Musical Saw Sounds

Creative Musical Saw Sounds

Musician Grégoire Blanc previously impressed us with his cover of The Great Gig in the Sky. This video isn’t quite as melodic, but it’s just as entertaining. Enjoy as Blanc demonstrates 10 ways to make interesting and captivating sounds by playing a saw and a violin bow in concert with effects pedals and synthesizers.

Leatherman Free K2 EDC Pocket Knife

Leatherman Free K2 EDC Pocket Knife
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The Free K2 incorporates a 3.3″ 420HC steel blade with 7 additional tools. The multipurpose EDC has a pry tool, multiple flat drivers, a Phillips driver, a bottle opener, a package opener, and an awl that can be deployed from its aluminum body. Each tool is designed for one-handed access, and its blade locks magnetically.

Gerber E-Tool Folding Spade

Gerber E-Tool Folding Spade
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Thanks to its ability to fold down to just 9.37″ long, this shovel is perfect for camping and hiking. Gerber Gear’s stainless steel shovel head has a serrated edge to help dig through tough ground, turf, and even ice. Its shaft is made from anodized aluminum to help cut down on weight, keeping it to about 2 pounds.

Steelman 10-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver

Steelman 10-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver
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Steelman’s folding screwdriver is small enough to stash in your pocket, but its fold-out shaft provides much more leverage than other pocket tools. Its magnetic holder accepts standard 1/4″ hex bits, and the set includes eight bits that store inside its handle, which can also open bottles.

Shadow Foam Tool Wall V2.0

Shadow Foam Tool Wall V2.0

A while back, Shadow Foam built a custom-cut foam tool organizer for their Makita power tools. After moving to a new workshop, they built an upgraded version using their new and improved foam, and incorporating feedback from followers. You can purchase Shadow Foam for your own projects here.

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.

STKR FLEXiT Pocket Light

STKR FLEXiT Pocket Light

The FLEXiT pocket light has a head that can bend and twist to aim light just where you need it. It’s got both spot and floodlight modes which combine for up to 650 lumens of output. Its versatile mounting system includes a hanging hook, a magnetic tail, and a dual-hinged belt clip for attaching to thicker objects.

Titanium HR Micro Pry Bar

Titanium HR Micro Pry Bar
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Amsler Knives makes this compact pry bar that’s a great addition to any keychain. Each one is handmade from titanium and makes quick work of wedging items apart or pulling small nails and staples. Available in a variety of colors, with or without a carbidized pry tip.

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Zippo SureFire Multitool

Zippo SureFire Multitool

Zippo’s specialized multitool is designed to help reliably start a fire. It’s got a wheel and flint to get sparks going, a wood grater to help make tinder, and comes with a length of fire paracord to get things started. It’s also got a knife, a saw, a bottle opener, and a flathead screwdriver.

Terrain 365 Otter Slip Flip-AT Knife

Terrain 365 Otter Slip Flip-AT Knife
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Terrain 365’s sleek and modern flipper knife features an easy-to-operate detent-type slipjoint for opening. Its 3″ blade is made using the company’s rustproof, edge-holding Terravantium blade alloy and features titanium hardware and ceramic bearings for durability. Available with a titanium billet or carbon fiber handle.

Twisted Goat Industrial Twist Ties

Twisted Goat Industrial Twist Ties

These reusable heavy-duty ties can be used to bundle, strap, and carry items. Inside of their 1″ wide high-grip exterior is a three-wire braid which is both flexible and strong. Each one provides offer a tensile strength of 500 pounds. Available in 3-foot, 6-foot, and 10-foot lengths.

The Amazing Air Shim

The Amazing Air Shim

Every once in a while, we come across a tool that we’ve never heard of, but that belongs in every toolbox. Case in point: the Air Shim. YouTuber Silver Cymbal shows off this simple but useful tool which you can fill in gaps, lift appliances, open stuck windows, and even pry open car doors in an emergency.

Lightoller Damascus Steel EDC Folding Knife

Lightoller Damascus Steel EDC Folding Knife
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This unique knife is named for Charles Lightoller, who helped women and children onto lifeboats on the Titanic and later rescued 127 men at Dunkirk. The compact EDC knife has a 1.9″ Damascus steel blade with a twist pattern. Its handle combines Damascus steel and rosewood. Includes a full-grain leather sheath.

Defiance Tools Utility Knife

Defiance Tools Utility Knife
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While its primary purpose may be as a box cutter and utility blade, Defiance Tools’ little red gadget packs a few more handy features. It’s also got a saw blade, a jack knife blade, a 1/4″ hex drive with two screwdriver bits, and an LED flashlight.

One80 H2 Headlamp + Headband

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One80’s second-gen headlamp uses 16 LEDs to output 360 lumens wherever you aim your face. It weighs just 4oz, including its battery pack, and can run for 3 to 7 hours, depending on brightness. It’s waterproof and dustproof too. The set includes a non-slip headband for use on helmets. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.

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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.

Tactica M.110 Bike Multitool

Tactica M.110 Bike Multitool
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Tactica’s unusual-looking multitool packs 17 tools for fixing bicycles. It fits snugly in your hand, and its tools include tire levers, wrenches, allen keys, hex sockets, and a Phillips driver bit. It also has useful everyday tools like a bottle opener and package opener. Available in bright orange or stealthy black.

Gerber Gutsy Fishing Tool

Gerber Gutsy Fishing Tool

Gutting a freshly-caught fish isn’t the most pleasant of tasks, but if you have to do it, you want the right tool for the job. The Gusty incorporates a serrated scaler, a gutting hook, a scoop hook for clearing out veins, plus a bottle opener for celebrating a job well done with the day’s catch.

Klarus XT21C Tactical Flashlight

Klarus XT21C Tactical Flashlight
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This high brightness tactical flashlight cranks out up to 3200 lumens with a beam distance of 324 meters (appx. 1062 feet). It has a substantial aluminum alloy body with a 1″ grip diameter and is IPX8 waterproof. It comes with a 5000 mAh high capacity 21700 rechargeable battery.

Sven Saw Camping Saw

Sven Saw Camping Saw
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This smartly designed all-metal bow saw is perfect for clearing thick branches or cutting firewood while camping. It folds up to fit in your pack, with its blade safely tucked away inside when not in use. Available in 15″ and 21″ sizes. The smaller model weighs just over 11 oz. while the larger one weighs less than 14 oz.

B.A.T. Tri-Tool Keychain Multitool

B.A.T. Tri-Tool Keychain Multitool

This unique keychain multitool features a design that looks like some kind of alien technology. The triangular, stainless steel tool packs a sharp utility tip, a scraper, Phillips and flat screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. You can also use its backside for emergency signaling with the included SOLAS reflective sticker.

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