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SteelAid Keychain Multitool

SteelAid Keychain Multitool

This hexagonal multitool measures just 38mm (1.49″) across but includes 10 useful functions. Among its tools are a bottle opener, hex wrenches, pry bar, nail puller, file, a metric ruler, a knife, seatbelt cutter, and a bit driver – though the latter takes only special flat bits that come with it.

Stanley FatMax Power Claw

Stanley FatMax Power Claw

Stanley’s unique power strip is built into an industrial strength, spring-loaded clamp with rubberized claws. The design means you can securely place outlets without worry that they will shift when moving your power tool cords. It only has three outlets though, and you’ll still need an extension cord to reach your wall outlet.

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Petzl Spatha Knife

Petzl Spatha Knife

Petzl’s knife is perfect for climbers or anyone who needs to cut rope, thanks to its carabiner-compatible center hole, and a dual-edged blade with smooth and serrated edges. The blade notch makes bare-handed opening easy, while the textured wheel is great for gloved use.

Orange Screw Ground Anchor

Orange Screw Ground Anchor

The Orange Screw has a patented helical shape that lets it securely hold a variety of items to the ground: tents, pets, tarps, shelters and more. Plus, it needs no mallet to install, and can be removed by twisting. It’s made of 100% recycled plastic and comes in two sizes.

Best Pocket Knives 2021

Best Pocket Knives 2021

A good pocket knife is a must for your daily loadout. You never know when you’ll need to open a package, cut a rope, defend yourself, or escape from a dangerous situation. Everyday Carry picked 14 useful and varied pocket knives, from basic classics like the Opinel No. 6 to modern models like the Kershaw Anso Fraxion.

Dapper Design KLIP

Dapper Design KLIP

This titanium clip is perfect for securely hanging a key ring from a belt loop or bag and also packs a fold-out hobby knife. Its sharp steel blade clicks firmly into place when in use, and has a finger notch for easy deployment.

GoSun SolarLight Flashlight

Like many flashlights, GoSun’s 280-lumen torch can be recharged via its USB port. But it can also harness energy from the sun, providing an ongoing source of light in the event of a power outage. It works as either a spotlight or lantern, and has a red light emergency strobe on its side. Save 12% in The Awesomer Shop.

Gerber Diesel Multi-Plier

Gerber Diesel Multi-Plier

This murdered-out multitool opens easily with one hand and packs a dozen industrial-strength tools. Among its functions are needlenose pliers, wire cutters, a saw, multiple flat blade drivers, a file, scissors, a can opener, a bottle opener, a cross-point screwdriver, and a partially-serrated knife blade.

Streamlight Work Light Series

Streamlight Work Light Series

Streamlight’s work lights are perfect for automotive work. The durable aluminum lights include the Syclone with its 360º rotating body, the adjustable Flipmate which cranks out up to 500 lumens, and the long and skinny Strion and top-of-the-line Stinger, which can squeeze into tight places and aim light where you need it.

Gerber Pack Hatchet

Gerber Pack Hatchet

Gerber’s compact chopping tool is small enough to toss in your pack whenever you head outdoors. It measures just 9.46″ long, while its sharp blade and ergonomic, rubberized grip make it great for prepping firewood and kindling, as well as cutting branches. Includes a nylon sheath for pack or belt mounting.

Hexagonal Ruler 2.0

Hexagonal Ruler 2.0

Three unique drawing tools made from metal. The Point includes a protractor and spirograph patterns. The Curve has corner rounders, circles, and a watch face template. The Polygon has straight lines and guides for creating shapes with 3 to 20 sides. Sold individually or in a set of three with a custom-made leather case.

Leatherman Style CS Keychain Multitool

Leatherman Style CS Keychain Multitool

Leatherman’s compact Style CS is perfect for everyday carry, putting eight useful functions on your keychain. It has a skeletonized frame like its big brother Skeletool and includes a straight-edged knife, spring-action scissors, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, tweezers, a nail file, and a bottle opener/carabiner clip.

Jeri-Rigg Anchor Strap

Jeri-Rigg Anchor Strap

Named after both its inventor and the term associated with makeshift work, this handy strap can be wrapped around roof rails, roll cages, bumpers, closet rods, bike frames, and more, providing a secure and scratch-free tie-down point that can hold up to 3,000 lbs. in its largest size.

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CRKT Razel GT Knife

CRKT Razel GT Knife

Designed by blade maker Jon Graham for CRKT, the Razel GT features a snub-nosed straight blade with a chiseled tip that’s great for push-cutting and scraping. It has a smooth-opening ball-bearing pivot and supports easy one-handed closing. Its 3″ long blade is made from 8Cr13MoV steel, while its handle is 6061 aluminum.

DanForce G1 Modular Flashlight

This versatile, rechargeable flashlight works in a variety of configurations, including 1-cell or 2-cell battery modes, as a diffuse area light or a concentrated beam, with white, green, or red light. It also incorporates a power bank, glass breaker, and compass. The G1 Pro model adds a rifle mount. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.

Kershaw PT-2 Pry Tool

Kershaw PT-2 Pry Tool

Kershaw’s compact multitool combines eight useful functions in one keychain tool: a bottle opener, flathead and Philips screwdriver tips, wire scraper, a pry bar, and three hex head drivers. It’s made from sturdy 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a textured glass-filled nylon grip.

KIMO Cordless Impact Drill

KIMO Cordless Impact Drill

This cordless drill has a stubby body that lets it fit into tight spaces, while its powerful brushless motor can hit speeds up to 3500 RPM. Its 2.0Ah lithium battery pack can be used with other KIMO 20V power tools, and it comes with six driver bits and four metric impact sockets.

Nitecore MH25S Flashlight

Nitecore MH25S Flashlight

This long-throw tactical flashlight cranks out power with a peak 1800-lumen output and 551+ yard beam distance. It offers five brightness levels, strobe, beacon, and SOS modes. It’s got a durable aluminum shell, and is IP68 waterproof, which means it’s submersible up to 2 meters.

Making an Industrial Wrench Table

Making an Industrial Wrench Table

Builder Hassan Abu-Izmero had a little time on his hands and decided to build himself a piece of furniture that celebrates his craft. He made the rustic wooden table from rough pieces of timber and steel, then used a Shaper Tools Origin handheld CNC to route out precise insets for five wrenches embedded in its tabletop.

Keter Folding Workbench

Keter Folding Workbench

Keter’s workbench folds up small enough to hide behind your couch, but is incredibly useful. Its work surface has built-in slots for holding its removable clamps, and is made from heavy duty resin. When opened, its lower section offers shelves for small tools and accessories. Includes two 12″ clamps.

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AlpsWolf Multifunction Flashlight

AlpsWolf Multifunction Flashlight

This barbell-shaped flashlight incorporates lights on both of its two ends, with a parabolic reflector one side and an array of COB LEDs on the other. It offers multiple brightness levels up to 1200 lumens, a strobe mode, and a red/blue emergency flasher. Its 10000 mAh battery pack offers up to 20 hours of runtime on a charge.

Fiskars PowerArc Tin Snips

Fiskars PowerArc Tin Snips

When it comes to cutting a range of heavy-duty materials – aluminum siding to soffit, fascia, gutters, tin, and more – the Fiskars PowerArc Easy Action Aluminum Tin Snips are the right tool for the job. The design of the curved blades give you 40% more power, and the ergonomic, spring-assisted handle reduces hand fatigue.

Heikio Stubby Hammer

Heikio Stubby Hammer

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.

MultiRuler

MultiRuler

This compact multitool is made from durable, long-lasting titanium and packs a variety of useful functions, including rulers, wrenches, a bottle opener, pry bar, a drill guide, a wire stripper, flathead screwdriver, a hex bit driver, a bit holder, and more. It’s also got a keychain hole for easy everyday carrying.

CRKT Pryma Multitool

CRKT Pryma Multitool

Designed by tool and knife expert Jesper Voxnaes for CRKT, the Pryma combines a pry bar, bottle opener, wrench, glass breaker, and multi-wrench on a single, ultracompact gadget. It’s made from stainless steel with a black stonewashed finish, and has a spring-loaded carabiner clip for carrying versatility.

Making Tools from Resin

Making Tools from Resin

As we’ve seen before, Peter Brown is a fan of making things out of resin. He recently had a dream about making a resin drill bit and decided to see if he could create that and some other tools and hardware out of clear epoxy resin. They might look cool, but they’re not exactly practical.

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