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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.

Transforming Flashlight + Utility Knife

Transforming Flashlight + Utility Knife

Smart & Savior’s compact tool features a main module with a flashlight at one end and a sharp hobby knife at the other. It’s made from stainless steel with a titanium surface and holds closed firmly with magnets. Plus, it has a cutout on its cap so that you can hang it from a keychain or lanyard.

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Nite Ize HookLock Bungee

Nite Ize HookLock Bungee

Bungee cords are handy for tying things down, but their open hooks can come loose easily, especially without enough tension. Nite Ize’s smart HookLock bungees have locking hooks, ensuring secure and reliable attachment at both ends. Available in color-coded 24″, 36″, and 48″ lengths.

Leatherman Rebar Muiltitool

Leatherman Rebar Muiltitool
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Inspired by the original Leatherman PST, the Rebar includes 17 tools, all of which lock firmly into place. The stainless steel multitool includes knives, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, an electrical crimper, a wire stripper, bottle and can openers, a file, a saw, an awl, and a ruler. It’s also comes in a knifeless edition.

Makers Cabinet Iris

Makers Cabinet Iris
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This elegant drawing tool deserves a place on your desktop, not hidden away in a drawer. The brass and steel tool adjusts to create and measure circles from 3 to 70 mm in diameter and includes a walnut insert for centering. We also love their brass Stria folding ruler. (Thanks Richard!)

IKEA Giant Allen Wrench Flashlight

IKEA Giant Allen Wrench Flashlight
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As part of its 2021 Art Event, IKEA is selling this playful flashlight which pays tribute to the humble Allen wrench, the tiny tool required to assemble much the company’s furniture. The flashlight measures 7-3/4″ long and comes in either shiny silver or blue finishes.

Trending Gear: July 2021

Trending Gear: July 2021

Craving some new gear for your pocket? Everyday Carry presents their monthly recap of the 10 products their readers loved the most. This month’s list includes an assortment of great knives, multitools, a zipper wallet, a retro calculator watch, and a tiny heavy-duty flashlight.

Keycadets Aluminum Screw Trays

Keycadets Aluminum Screw Trays
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These anodized aluminum trays are designed for holding screws, springs, keycaps, and other mechanical keyboard parts, but they’re great for any project where you’re dealing with small parts. They come in square or circular versions and measure 7cm (~2.75″) across.

Best EDC Multitools 2021

Best EDC Multitools 2021

There are so many multi-functional pocket tools out there it’s hard to decide which one to buy. Fortunately, our pals at Everyday Carry have done the hard work and whittled that list down to the top 20 multitools. Whether you want something you can hang from your keychain or a full-featured folding tool, it’s on their list.

Roxon Spark Multitool

Roxon Spark Multitool
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Roxon’s economical multitool has just about everything you could need. Functions include a saw, knife, can opener, bottle opener, flat screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, needlenose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutters, flint stone, whistle, reamer, scraper, and awl. It has stainless steel blades and a nylon/fiberglass handle.

RovyVon U4 Carabiner Tool

RovyVon U4 Carabiner Tool
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At first glance, RovyVon’s carabiner looks like it’s just for holding keys. But look closer, and you’ll see that the titanium tool has a pocket knife built into its edge. It takes standard #11 scalpel blades, which are great for opening boxes, cutting twine, or hobby projects.

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.

5PK Pocket Utility Knife

5PK Pocket Utility Knife

The 5PK is a compact utility knife that’s small enough to carry in the fifth pocket of your jeans. Each one is precision-machined from aluminum with a brass alloy lock button. Its slider design enables easy blade changes without tools, using off-the-shelf utility blades.

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KeySmart AllTul Vulture Multitool

KeySmart AllTul Vulture Multitool
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KeySmart’s inexpensive keychain multitool incorporates a bottle opener, wrench, ruler, cutter, spoke wrench, flat- and Phillips-head screwdrivers, and a wire cutter. Its built-in carabiner clip attaches easily to a belt loop or bag too. They sell versions in other animal-inspired shapes, but they include fewer tools.

Lever Gear Toolcard Pro

Lever Gear Toolcard Pro

This TSA-compliant multitool packs 40 functions into a credit card form. It includes metric and imperial wrenches, rulers, an angle gauge, screwdrivers, a cord cutter, 1/4″ hex bit holder, can and bottle openers, and an optional money clip. It’s made from stainless steel, and comes in bead-blasted silver or black finishes.

AnySharp CHEF Pro Sharpener + Smart Scissors Set

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Keep all your knives, scissors, and other bladed tools sharp with this tabletop tungsten carbide sharpener. The bundle includes a pair of versatile curved-edge scissors that can cut through everything from blister packs to chicken bones. Save $14 with code SHARP14 at checkout in The Awesomer Shop.

Machining a Miniature Vise

Machining a Miniature Vise

We can’t think of a practical use for a vise you can fit between your fingertips, but that doesn’t make this tiny vise any less impressive. W&M Levsha created the micro tool by milling shapes from a small block of metal, drilling holes for its mechanism, then fitting it together with a teensy threaded rod and handle to make it work.

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.

CRKT Snap Lock Knife

CRKT Snap Lock Knife

It was off the market for a while, but Ed Van Hoy’s awesome pocket knife is back. The stainless steel knife features a slick open frame design. When released, the blade flips out sideways, then locks into position. Available with a smooth or serrated blade.

Bibury Garden Multitool

Bibury Garden Multitool
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Bibury’s folding pruning shears have three additional functions in their handles: a wood saw, a bark shovel, and a knife. The tool blades are made from 420 stainless steel for long life, and its textured handles provide grip. They also have a fold-out hook blade for hanging them from a belt loop or bag with a carabiner or paracord.

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Stuff Made Here’s Shop Tour

Stuff Made Here’s Shop Tour

Shane at Stuff Made Here is the engineer behind creations like the haircutting robot and the unmissable basketball hoop. In his past videos, you may have noticed that he has quite the assortment of tools in his shop. To show off his collection, he used each of his machines to make a different kind of ball bearing catapult.

NEBO Inspector 500+ Flashlight

NEBO Inspector 500+ Flashlight
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The NEBO Inspector 500+ is ideal for mechanics. Its area light and spotlight modes offer versatility, while a magnetic base lets you use it hands-free on a steel surface like under a car hood. The penlight kicks out up to 500 lumens, while the area light can do 400. It runs on either rechargeable or AAA batteries.

MBT3 Compact BBQ Tool Set

MBT3 Compact BBQ Tool Set

Roxon’s compact but versatile BBQ tool offers up six useful features for outdoor cooking: a fork, spatula, knife, tongs, bottle opener, and wine corkscrew. It’s made from food-grade 430 stainless steel and comes with a nylon carrying pouch. It measures about 11″ long when folded.

Bomber & Co B-2 Dog Tag Knife

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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 inside when not in use, and holds tight when you need it. Made from jet black 440C stainless steel for durability.

Beard Comb Multitool

Beard Comb Multitool
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Bearded men, your wallet is incomplete if it doesn’t have this tool in it. This credit card-sized multitool helps tame your beard while offering up five other functions: a butterfly wrench, a letter opener, a flat-head screwdriver, a bottle opener, and a five-position wrench hex-head wrench. Comb your beard, then open a brewski.

3D-Printed Fractal Vise

3D-Printed Fractal Vise

Inspired by the antique fractal jaw vise that Hand Tool Rescue restored, Teaching Tech created a 3D-printed version of the fascinating workbench tool. Like the original, it can hold irregularly-shaped objects with its rotating grippers. Grab the STL files to print your own at Thingiverse, or play with the CAD file at OnShape.

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