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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.

Swiss Army Wine Master Wood Knife

Swiss Army Wine Master Wood Knife
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Victorinox’s special-purpose knife is a great everyday carry for wine lovers. It’s got a 5-coil corkscrew that’s long enough to cleanly extract corks, a straight-edged locking blade, bottle opener, and a foil cutter. Its wooden handles are available in olive or walnut, and can also be engraved.

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NEBO Mycro Keychain Flashlight

NEBO Mycro Keychain Flashlight
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NEBO’s diminutive keychain flashlight cranks out 400 lumens in Turbo mode, casting a beam as far as 269 feet away. It has 15, 50, and 150-lumen modes, as well as green and red LEDs. It’s made from anodized aluminum and is water- and impact-resistant. Comes with a wrist lanyard and a stainless steel necklace.

One-Handed Mini Chainsaw

One-Handed Mini Chainsaw

Because of their size and weight, chainsaws typically require both hands for safe operation. Make It Extreme shows how it’s possible to engineer and construct a compact chainsaw small enough to be held with one hand, yet capable of sawing through thick branches and making very rough cuts of lumber.

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.

Mini Miter Square

Mini Miter Square
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Bridge City Tool Works’ tiny triangle is a great addition to any craftsperson’s arsenal. The anodized aluminum tool makes 90º and 45º marks and is also great for squaring tight corners, like inside of a drawer. Its detachable foot is held on with three strong magnets and can be adjusted for left- or right-handed markings.

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 on a regular basis. 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.

Universal 48-in-1 Socket Wrench

Universal 48-in-1 Socket Wrench
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This versatile hand tool is basically a complete set of socket wrenches. Its dual rotating heads can turn both metric and standard hex bolts in 16 different sizes, as well as 12-point, round hex, square, spline, and Torx bolts. It can even dig in and turn damaged bolt heads.

Trending EDC Gear: June 2021

Trending EDC Gear: June 2021

Everyday Carry looks back at the past month to see what kind of gear its readers clicked on the most. The top 10 items feature a great assortment that includes CRKT’s Techliner pen, Seiko’s SNE331 Solar military watch, along with some sweet pocket tools, a compact accessory bag, and more.

Zootility ST-2 Folding Knife

Zootility ST-2 Folding Knife
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This slimline folding pocket knife features a screwless design and is small enough to fit in the coin/condom pocket in your jeans. Its 2.2″ blade is protected by dual blade guards and is replaceable. The stainless steel tool also functions as a bottle opener and can tab opener.

Slidekick EDC Tool

Slidekick EDC Tool

Novel Carry’s pocket tool packs 12 functions, including a 4mm magnetic bit driver, a 1/4″ hex wrench, rulers, a pry bar, and a bottle opener. An internal storage compartment holds three micro bits, and it has a built-in pocket clip. Comes in stainless steel or titanium, plus blackwash titanium when they hit 500 backers.

Drilling with Paper

Drilling with Paper

We’ve broken our share of metal drill bits, so the idea of making one out of paper seems ludicrous. Mr. Hacker shows how a densely packed cone of paper can be used to drill through various materials. It’s definitely clumsy and inefficient, but we’re impressed it held up as well as it did.

Mossy Oak Mini Folding Knife

Mossy Oak Mini Folding Knife
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Despite its bargain price, Mossy Oak’s pocket knife is handsome, versatile, and durable. It features a stainless steel drop-point blade, along with a built-in bottle opener, glass breaker, and pocket clip. Its stonewashed finish and wooden handle scales give it a great look too.

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Making Clamps from Scratch

Making Clamps from Scratch

Clamps are readily available at your local hardware store, but if you’re industrious, you could always make your own. Pask Makes shows off a square clamp he made from steel, and walks through the process of building one with handheld tools, then ramping up production with professional workbench tools.

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife
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SOG’s keychain-size knife is perfect for everyday needs, like cutting twine, opening boxes, or slicing packing tape. It measures just 3.5″ long when closed, and has a built in bottle opener and a smart keylatch ring for easy addition and removal of keys.

Delta Pocket Tool

Delta Pocket Tool
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Tactik Owl Gear’s triangular pocket tool combines a bottle opener, pry wedge, box cutter, and a 1/4″ hex driver. Finger dents on its sides improve grip and ergonomics, and it hangs easily from a keychain or belt loop. Each one is machined in the USA from stainless steel.

Fractal Jaw Vise

Fractal Jaw Vise

Hand Tool Rescue shows off an amazing workbench vice that can hold oddly-shaped objects. Made by Mantle & Co. in the early 20th century, the vice uses a series of rotating semi-circlular jaws to hold items firmly in place. See the fully-restored vice at 34:00, then check out the original patent for the design.

Tuflug Heavy Duty Tool Pouches

Tuflug Heavy Duty Tool Pouches
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These durable tool pouches are perfect for organizing small hand tools, writing instruments, and other small loose accessories while keeping them dry and clean. They’re made from waterproof 1000D PVC with nylon zippers and reinforced stitching, and measure 13″ x 7″ long. Sold as a set of four.

MecArmy MOT10 Flashlight

MecArmy MOT10 Flashlight
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This durable aluminum alloy flashlight offers a peak brightness of 1000 lumens with a max beam distance of 945 feet. Its IPX-8 waterproof body offers a tactile pineapple texture for grip and an anti-roll design. Using its included 18650 battery it can also recharge gadgets in a pinch.

Best Prime Day EDC Deals 2021

Best Prime Day EDC Deals 2021

Celebrate Amazon Prime Day 2021 by with an upgrade of your gear collection. Our buddies at Everyday Carry have rounded up a bunch of great deals on knives, multitools, backpacks, flashlights, gadgets, pens, and more, all offering big savings on 6.21 and 6.22.2021.

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Leatherman Surge Multitool

Leatherman Surge Multitool

Leatherman’s 21-in-1 tool includes knives, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, a crimper, a wire stripper, scissors, bottle and can openers, files, a saw with blade exchanger, an awl, and a ruler. Leatherman is throwing in a free 21-bit, double-headed driver kit for a limited time. Available in black, silver, or a combo color scheme.

Wallet Ninja Pro

Wallet Ninja Pro
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This “pro” version of the popular Wallet Ninja tool card crams 26 functions into a wallet-friendly EDC. Tools include a bottle opener, nail puller, metric square, protractor, ruler, hex head wrenches, and hex bolt and drill bit guides. Though it is missing a couple of features from the Wallet Ninja 2.0.

Gerber Jukebox Knife

Gerber Jukebox Knife
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The highlight of Gerber’s straight edge flipper blade is its marbled acrylic handle scales inspired by barbershop razors. It has a 2.7″ satin finished sheepsfoot blade with a liner lock for safe and secure storage. It also comes in a tortoise shell pattern.

Adam Savage on Hammers

Adam Savage on Hammers

Unless you spend a lot of time making things, you might think a hammer is a hammer. But as expert builder Adam Savage explains, a properly-equipped workshop needs several very different kinds of hammers. We also recommend Adam’s book Every Tool’s a Hammer.

Multigear Titanium Utility Tool

Multigear Titanium Utility Tool

This disc-shaped multitool is small enough to carry on your keychain or in your wallet. It packs in 14 functions, including a bottle opener, multi-fit driver, closed wrenches, can opener, box cutter, wire stripper, and biking tool. Made from Grade 5 titanium for durability.

Victorinox Swiss Tool Spirit XC Plus Ratchet

Victorinox Swiss Tool Spirit XC Plus Ratchet
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Packing an impressive 36 functions, Victorinox’s full-featured multitool is still small enough to carry all the time. It has the usual array of bladed tools, but it also includes a mini ratchet driver which can improve speed and leverage when working with 1/4″ hex bits. Includes a handsome leather carrying case.

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