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Opry Pro Titanium Multitool

Opry Pro Titanium Multitool
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This compact tool from Olight packs a prybar, whistle, bottle opener, hex wrench, and a 5cm ruler in one. Each one is machined from TC4 titanium alloy with a stonewashed finish. A sturdy clip lets you attach it to a pocket or a bag strap, and can be removed if you don’t need it. The tool measures 2.76″ long and weighs 1.64 oz.

Lumintop Frog Keychain Flashlight

Lumintop Frog Keychain Flashlight
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This tiny flashlight is impressively bright for its size. Despite being just 1.77″ long, it can crank out 570 lumens with the help of a powerful 10180 lithium-ion battery. It’s got a crisp Luminus SST20 light source which sits behind a quality TIR optic lens. It’s made from aluminum and is IPX8-rated weatherproof.

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Gear Up Survival Tool Kit

Gear Up Survival Tool Kit
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Always be prepared with this 60-piece survival kit. It includes card- and plier-style multitools, paracord, a tactical pen, a multi-purpose utensil, a compass, an emergency blanket, a wire saw, bandages, a tourniquet, screwdrivers, a pocket knife, and more. It’s all packed in a durable box that measures just 6.25″ x 4.75″.

HammerHelper Pro Nail Puller

HammerHelper Pro Nail Puller
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This aluminum accessory gives your hammer extra leverage when pulling nails or prying. It slips around the head of claw hammers or pry bars and holds in place using rare-earth magnets, effectively doubling the pulling power of hand tools. A magnetic groove makes nail setting easier, and also has a built-in bottle opener.

Xeter Spark Modular Flashlight

Xeter Spark Modular Flashlight

This versatile LED light can transform from a flashlight to a bike light, headlamp, or lantern using a set of snap-on holders. Its 1200-lumen core module connects magnetically and has an adjustable focus lens, stepless dimming, and an SOS/strobe function. It’s available with a single holder or as a full kit with all four holders.

MagMaster Magnetic Tool Holder

MagMaster Magnetic Tool Holder
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Holstery’s clip-on accessory attaches to your belt or bag, providing a strong magnetic holder for tools. Its made from durable Kydex and its internal magnet is powerful enough to hold hammers, pipe wrenches, pry bars, and other steel tools. It can also hold nuts and bolts so you don’t lose them while working on a project.

Vaughan RAGE Demolition Multitool

Vaughan RAGE Demolition Multitool
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This versatile hand tool facilitates several demolition tasks in one. Its uniquely-shaped head and handle can grab and yank out 2x4s, extract nails, chisel and punch holes in building materials, and more. It’s also got a built-in magnetic nail holder and a soft, injection-molded handle that provides a firm grip and absorbs shock.

Most Powerful Hammer

Most Powerful Hammer

You can run down to the Home Depot and pick up a tool that uses gunpowder or compressed air to drive nails. I Did a Thing tried his hand at building his own explosive-powered nail gun, but his looks like a hammer, plus, it’s much more dangerous than off-the shelf tools. Kids, don’t dance barefoot on your lathe.

Best Fixed-blade Knives 2022

Best Fixed-blade Knives 2022

Folding pocket knives are great for many tasks, but when it comes to hunting and meal prep, a fixed-blade knife is essential. Everyday Carry rounded up their 20 favorite fixed-blade knives, with blades ranging from 2.6″ to 6.25″ long – including a couple with cleaver-style blades, which are great for chopping.

Black Diamond Zip Lantern

Black Diamond Zip Lantern
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Black Diamond’s compact lantern is perfect for backpacking. Its top packs warm white LEDs beneath a diffuser for up to 150 lumens of smooth area light and a single LED on its other end for a directional flashlight beam. It runs on four AAA batteries and has a collapsible hook built-in for hanging.

Tiny-Torq Wrench

Tiny-Torq Wrench
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This minimal tool from TEC Accessories offers a quick and convenient way to turn driver bits right from your keychain. It has a knurled surface across its entire body for grip, along with a small split-ring attachment point on back. Available in aluminum, stainless steel, or titanium.

Spec Ops Pocket Level

Spec Ops Pocket Level
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These days, you can use your phone as a digital level. But we prefer the visual of a physical bubble level. This pocket-size 4″ level has accurate horizontal and vertical vials and a V-groove with magnets to grip pipe, conduit, and other metal surfaces. Includes a carabiner clip for attaching to a tool belt or bag.

Blackout Hardcore Hammer 2.0

Blackout Hardcore Hammer 2.0
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A murdered-out version of the tough-as-nails Hardcore Hammer 2.0. It has a hefty 21 oz. steel head with an 18″ American hickory handle. Its head is made with a Ferritic Nitro-Carburizing (FNC) process which makes it incredibly hard. It has dual magnets for holding nails, and its waffle face keeps nails from slipping when struck.

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Wera Bicycle Set 3 Driver Set

Wera Bicycle Set 3 Driver Set
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Wera’s 39-piece compact tool set is packed with 1/4″ bits, handles, a ratcheting driver, and sockets for on-the-go repairs. It has color-coded pieces for easy identification and a smaller tool holder for just the pieces you need when you want to travel light. Includes metric sockets and flat, Phillips, Torx, and metric hex driver bits.

Drill-Powered Circular Saw

Drill-Powered Circular Saw

At the end of the day, most power tools require one consistent element – a motor. In this video from KJDOT, they show how they redirected a drill’s rotational energy 90-degrees to create a compact circular saw. We imagine there’s some drivetrain loss here, but it still seems to get the job done.

SOG Kilowatt Electrician’s Knife

SOG Kilowatt Electrician’s Knife
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The SOG Kilowatt is great for electricians, homeowners, or anyone who works with wires. In addition to its 3.4″ clip-point blade, it has a built-in stripper with openings for wires from 10-gauge to 22-gauge. It’s also got a spring-loaded UTP stripper for cable jackets and a durable glass-reinforced nylon handle.

Ronin Raze SE Craft Knife

Ronin Raze SE Craft Knife
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Saskatoon, Canada shop Ronin Energetics makes cool EDC gear with real carbon fiber. Among their wares is this palm-sized craft knife which is ideal for opening packages and cutting paper or foam board. It has a magnetic slide action for its snap-off utility blades, and its body is made from G10 fiber composite with carbon fiber twill trim.

TOPS Muley Hunting Saw

TOPS Muley Hunting Saw
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Made in Idaho by TOPS, this rough-serrated saw helps hunters process game, but can also be used as an emergency wood saw. Its full-tang blade is made from 154CM stainless steel with a sharp gut hook built into its tip. Black-orange-tan G-10 handle scales give it a topographical look. Comes with a matching Kydex sheath.

Tacray Titanium Mini Knife

Tacray Titanium Mini Knife
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Tacray’s tiny utility knife is the perfect addition to any keychain and makes quick work of opening boxes, cutting paper and twine, and other everyday tasks. Its body is made from titanium in a blue-tint finish, while its replaceable knife blade is made from 440C stainless steel. Spare blades are available in a 10-pack.

Making a Damascus Steel Blade from Staples

Making a Damascus Steel Blade from Staples

Ukraine-based blacksmith Shurap has made Damascus steel from a variety of unusual items. For his latest blade-making experiment, he took stacks of staples, nested them into star-shaped clusters, added steel flux powder, then forged and hammered them to create a pattern we’ve not seen on a knife before.

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Viperade PJ16 EDC Tool Sheath

Viperade PJ16 EDC Tool Sheath
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Keep your EDC tools organized and ready to deploy with this leather belt sheath from Viperade. It has holders for common tools like knives, flashlights, and pens and comes with a 360º swivel hook for hanging a keychain. Available in black, brown, or camoshark patterns.

T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool

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StatGear’s T3 tool has everything you need to escape a car wreck, including a 3.25″ stainless serrated blade, a seatbelt cutter, a spring-loaded window punch, and an LED flashlight. Comes with a belt clip and nylon sheath. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.

Chowlite Mealtime Multitool

Chowlite Mealtime Multitool
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This lightweight tool is the perfect utensil for dining while in the great outdoors. The folding, stainless steel gadget incorporates a fork, spoon, bottle opener, can opener, a dull serrated edge, and a flat head screwdriver in one. Measures 4.5″ long closed and 7.75″ long opened.

Lexivon V10 Camping Hatchet

Lexivon V10 Camping Hatchet
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The V10 is a compact, 10″ long axe that’s perfect for carrying in or on your backpack. It weighs just 1.27 pounds, and its high-carbon steel blade is good for chopping branches, small logs, and kindling. Its handle is made from reinforced fiberglass with an ergonomic TPR grip. Includes two kinds of blade protectors.

Gato Short Stubby Screwdriver

Gato Short Stubby Screwdriver
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This palm-sized screwdriver from Gato Tools is great for getting into tight spaces. It has both flat and Phillips drivers set into a stainless steel holder with a knurled grip. It’s compact and inexpensive enough that you can keep one each in your backpack, toolbox, junk drawer, and glovebox.

Screwpop Toolkey Multitool

Screwpop Toolkey Multitool

Screwpop’s keychain multitool packs 15 useful functions. Tools include screwdrivers, wrenches, a serrated edge, file, spoke key, rod bender, prybar/scoring tip, tag buster, wire stripper, hex driver, rulers, ferrous tester, protractor, and a bottle opener. It’s also magnetic so that you can stick it on your fridge or toolbox.

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