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FIX 3-in-1 Cycling Minitool

FIX 3-in-1 Cycling Minitool
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This aluminum multitool from Canyon Bicycles helps you make quick adjustments, perform tubeless repairs, and fix flats. It incorporates a 90º ratcheting bit holder, a Dynaplug tubeless tire repair tool, and a CO₂ inflator for Presta or Schrader valves. Includes four double-headed driver bits with Torx and Allen tips.

Turning a Screwdriver into a Bolt-Action Pen

Turning a Screwdriver into a Bolt-Action Pen

Random Hands dug into their toolbox in search of the right screwdriver – not for loosening screws, but for remaking into a flashy gold-plated bolt-action pen. Rather than melting down the driver’s shaft, they drilled out its solid center, making way for the pen’s refill and mechanism, then followed that with texturing and plating.

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Massive Mouth Tool Bags

Massive Mouth Tool Bags
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ToughBuilt’s heavy-duty tool bags feature a lightweight yet structured design, and a cavernous interior compartment which can be accessed via a wide-mouth zipper top. There are tool pouches and loops inside, and exterior pockets, and their main section can be locked. They come in sizes from 12″ to 30″ wide.

HDX Plumbers Multitool

HDX Plumbers Multitool
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It may be designed for plumbers, but this versatile tool belongs in far more toolboxes than just those. At its heart are 1/2″ tube-cutting pliers, but it also includes flat and Phillips screwdrivers, stepped hex and square seat wrenches, a knife, a saw, a flashlight, and more. Plus, it folds down to just the length of its handles.

MyKee 2.0 Keychain Multitool

MyKee 2.0 Keychain Multitool
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This updated version of the MyKee keychain multitool now offers 20 functions, including a bottle opener, pill-splitter, box opener, staple remover, tag popper, letter opener, four metric hex-head wrenches, a small bit holder, and a flathead screwdriver. It’s made out of grade 5 titanium for long life and light weight.

MetMo Driver

MetMo Driver

MetMo’s unique hand tool features a design inspired by a classic 1950s ratchet driver. Like its muse, the MetMo Driver features an exposed ratchet mechanism, upgraded with modern engineering to maximize power. A flip-down handle provides added leverage, especially when working in tight spots.

BBQ Grill Spatula Multitool

BBQ Grill Spatula Multitool
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This 5-in-1 BBQ tool is a great gift for grill fanatics. In addition to working as a spatula, this stainless steel tool has straight and serrated cutting edges, a flipping fork, a kebab separator tool, and a bottle opener built-in. It has a handsome wooden handle that provides an 18″ reach.

Snap Pocket Utility Knife

Snap Pocket Utility Knife
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FidgetThings created this unique variant of the everyday utility knife which allows for its blade to be used for cutting in either direction or scraping. Its blade stows securely in its handle using magnets, then flips into place when you need it. It’s available in aluminum, copper, or brass. Blades not included.

Whack-It Brass Mini Hammer

Whack-It Brass Mini Hammer
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This brass mini hammer from Barnett Prototyping is designed for tapping in nails in tight places where an ordinary hammer and handle won’t fit. It’s especially useful for things like pushing in cable staples along a baseboard, and also works as a nutcracker. Comes in 1.5″ long x 3/4″ diameter and 2″ long x 1″ diameter sizes.

Gerber Dual-Force Multitool

Gerber Dual-Force Multitool

Gerber’s versatile Dual-Force multitool offers a dozen useful functions including a 3.25″ knife, a saw, wire cutter, wire stripper, and more. But its real highlights are its center-axis bit driver and a pair of pliers with a two-size slip joint jaw.

LEGO Technic Table Saw

LEGO Technic Table Saw

It’s possible to make saw blades out of materials other than metal. GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines not only built a saw blade out of LEGO Technic parts, but an entire working table saw. It uses 14 motors to cut through objects and is definitely not something you’d want to stick your finger into. Here it is using a skinnier blade.

Pentagon Pocket Tool

Pentagon Pocket Tool
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Measuring just 2.28″ across, this pentagonal stainless steel tool manages to incorporate 23 different functions. It packs a variety of metric hex and Allen wrenches, as well as spoke wrenches, Phillips and slotted screwdrivers, as well as a bottle opener. It’s keyring friendly as well and comes in raw stainless or black finishes.

DIY Air Horn Gun

DIY Air Horn Gun

If you want a loud noisemaker, you could always buy one of those compressed air horns, but if you prefer something that you can reuse over and over, check out HABU’s build – which uses a modded cordless power drill and a small compressor pump to blow air through a pair of horns.

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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.

iFixit Manta Driver Kit

iFixit Manta Driver Kit

With this 112-bit driver kit from iFixit, you’ll never be caught without the proper tool for opening gadgets. It comes with 1/4″ and 4mm bit driver handles with magnetic bit sockets, knurled grips, swivel tops, and high-quality bits made from S2 and 6150 steel. And if anything ever breaks, it’s covered by iFixit’s lifetime warranty.

Ti-Pry Titanium Pry Tool

Ti-Pry Titanium Pry Tool
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TEC Accessories’ pocket-sized tool is machined from solid 6Al-4V titanium. It features a durable pry tip at one end and a tungsten carbide glass breaker at the other. The pry tool doubles as a straight screwdriver, while the glass breaker works as a scribe tool. There’s also a keychain version, minus the glass breaker.

OCTO Carabiner Multitool

OCTO Carabiner Multitool

Mono+Mono’s carabiner clip packs in 18 functions in one. Available in aluminum, steel, or titanium, the tool has a bottle opener, wire stripper, glass breaker, screwdrivers, bit holder, box cutter, pry tool, and more – all quickly accessible from your backpack or belt loop.

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.

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.

NEBO Luxtreme SL100 Spotlight

NEBO Luxtreme SL100 Spotlight
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NEBO’s SL100 spotlight can cast a beam up that’s visible from up to 1 mile away. It combines a white/red COB LED light with a laser-excited phosphor (LEP) module to achieve its impressive beam distance. Its aluminum case is wrapped in PA66 nylon and rubber for grip and has magnet, belt clip, and tripod mounting options.

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Nite Ize Financial Tool

Nite Ize Financial Tool
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This slim stainless steel tool serves multiple purposes, serving as a minimal money clip and credit card holder, as well as flat and Phillips screwdrivers, hex wrenches, a mini ruler, scraper, and a bottle opener in one. It’s TSA-friendly, and available in black or stainless finishes.

Zachary Fowler Survival Card Gen. 2

Zachary Fowler Survival Card Gen. 2

Grim Workshop’s latest stainless steel tool card is loaded with useful functions. Despite being the size of a credit card, it packs fishing hooks, a metal lure, a file, an awl, a needle, emergency sutures, a tick remover, spring snare triggers, and even has a sharpened knife. It also has a sticky backing to hold tools in place after use.

Q-Beam Blue Max Midnight Flashlight

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This hefty D-battery-powered flashlight uses a 5-watt Cree XPE LED to cranks out up to 590 lumens, visible at a distance up to 420 meters (~1377 feet). It’s made from aluminum and ABS plastic and is waterproof up to 1 meter. It has low, high, and strobe modes and can run for up to 18 hours between battery swaps.

Boosteady Grimlock Rings

Boosteady Grimlock Rings
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A cheap and versatile alternative to metal carabiners, these lightweight plastic clips are designed to slide through MOLLE webbing or belt loops, offering a way to hang small accessories like pouches, hats, gloves, and more. Snaps closed securely, and won’t ever rust like metal clips.

The James Brand Ellis Pocket Tool

The James Brand Ellis Pocket Tool
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The James Brand has updated their handsome and refined Ellis pocket knife with a new slip-joint construction, along with a scraper, a flat-head screwdriver, a pry tool, and scissors. Its 2.6″ drop-point blade is partially serrated and made from Sandvik 12C27 steel, wrapped in Micarta handle scales.

Trending Gear: February 2022

Trending Gear: February 2022

Everyday Carry looks back at the most popular gear with their users from the last month, and the collection includes several great pocket knives, sunglasses, a gear pouch, multi-tool, and a flashlight. We’re particularly taken by the Spyderco Para Military 2 folding knife – a powerhouse cutting tool in a compact package.

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