This compact tool for bicyclists packs in 11 functions, including a variety of hex and star drivers, Phillips and flat head screwdrivers, and an aluminum inflator valve that lets you easily connect CO2 refill cartridges to Schrader or Presta valves.
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Westwell’s modern belts incorporate interchangeable tools into their buckles. The Voyager packs flat-blade and phillips screwdrivers on the tips of its fastener bars, as well as wrenches and a bottle opener on its main section. The minimal Clicker incorporates a magnetic hex bit holder and a bottle opener.
The CarAIDE is a versatile all-in-one tool to keep in your car’s trunk. In addition to being able to jumpstart a dead car battery and charge other gadgets via USB, it packs a flashlight, compass, thermometer, hook, emergency rope, emergency alarm, window breaker, seat belt cutter, and an industrial-strength magnet.
Nitecore’s palm-size flashlight is an impressive little light source, punching out up to 1000 lumens, and offering USB recharging. It’s made from aerospace-grade aluminum, and is rated IPX8 waterproof. It has three brightness modes, and its brightest beam can be seen from up to 585 feet away.
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.
Milwaukee Tool’s rugged crate is perfect for holding and carrying power tools and accessories. The impact resistant crate can carry up to 50 lb, is stackable, or can be hung on the wall with an optional mounting plate. Locking points ensure stable stacking, and it’s compatible with other PackOUT storage components.
Keep all your tools organized and easily accessible with DiamondLife’s 6-foot-tall rolling pegboard rack. It’s made from sturdy metal, and offers up thousands of pegboard holes for hanging tools, along with a pair of shelves with lips to keep gear from falling. Available in various finishes, in 2-foot and 4-foot-wide versions.
A table saw is one of the most useful tools in the shop when it comes to cutting long pieces of wood. Maker KJDOT decided to see if he could build a working model of one in miniature, and the result is impressive enough that we’d love one for our workbench. It turns out that MicroMark sells something similar, but it’s very pricey.
This versatile pocket knife combines a drop-point, partially serrated AUS-8 hardened steel blade with four other tools – an LED light, a firestarter wand, a seatbelt cutter, and a glass breaker. It’s got fiberglass-reinforced nylon scales with a great grippy shape, and a reassuring liner lock mechanism.
TEC Accessories‘ watertight aluminum storage capsule isn’t quite TSA-friendly, but as long as nobody thinks it’s an actual stick of TNT, we think it’s dynamite, since it looks cool and holds more than most. Optional bottom caps include a compass, glow light, a tripod thread, and a glass breaker.
Stellen’s DOER kit packs a dozen power tools inside a single, compact storage box. It includes a hammer drill, drill press, jigsaw, scroll saw, circular saw. table saw, hotwire cutter, table sander, mini lathe, work light, and lantern. Its tools are powered by an interchangeable battery pack, or optional AC/DC adapter.
This extremely loud whistle pushes out an ear-splitting 143db at full volume, making it great as a survival or emergency tool for drawing attention quickly and from a distance. It even works when wet. Keep in mind, it’s so loud, you’ll want to wear the included earplugs when blowing it.
Axeadelphia’s keychain bottle opener was inspired by the design of Kratos’ primary weapon in the PlayStation 4 game God of War. It’s made from antique silver-plated steel, with enamel details. Measures appx. 4″ long and makes a great pendant too. It’s too bad you can’t open a beer with Blades of Chaos without breaking the bottle.
Despite being just a bit larger than normal keys, the Geekey packs 16 functions. It can be used as a slotted, Philips, square and combo screwdriver, a closed and an open wrench, a scorer, a file, a bottle opener and more. You can even use it as a smoking pipe. Grab one now in The Awesomer Shop.
SOG’s B66N is a plier-style multitool with a pocket knife designed for one-handed opening. It packs 16 tools including screwdrivers, bottle and can openers, string cutter, wire cutter, and even a blasting cap crimper, each with a locking mechanism. Made from sturdy 420 stainless steel with a black oxide finish.
A stainless steel multitool designed to be operable by one hand, the Leatherman OHT has 16 tools, including spring-loaded pliers and wire cutters, knives, strap cutters, screwdrivers and can and bottle openers. Available in black or coyote tan, and comes with a matching MOLLE-compatible sheath.
This rugged and substantial carabiner has a few useful tricks up its sleeve. It has a flip-out boxcutter blade, Phillips and flat-blade screwdrivers, a pry tool, bottle opener, and a secret cache capsule built into its spring-loaded gate. Available in aluminum, stainless steel, or titanium.
MRF’s latest multitool has so many cutouts that it packs in 50 tools on one wallet-size card. It includes numerous wrenches, a 1/4″ bit driver, screwdrivers, spoke wrenches, a line cutter, firestarter, can opener, bottle opener, and much more. An optional handle increase torque. Available in steel or titanium, and TSA-friendly.
Bomber & Company’s lightweight pendant sheath conceals a compact version of their B-2 Nano Blade. Its key-shaped 1″ blade locks in firmly and discreetly when not in use, and grips in tight when locked into place. Made from jet black 440C stainless steel for durability.
Amenitee’s aluminum ruler is designed to make it easy to measure and mark unusual layouts. With its locking bolts, you can mark the position of angles and repeating patterns, making quick templates for complicated placements such as matching holes for pipes in cabinets and walls. Available in six-sided and 12-sided versions.