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CRKT Pryma Multitool

CRKT Pryma Multitool
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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.

Olight Seeker 3 Pro Flashlight

Olight Seeker 3 Pro Flashlight
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Olight upgrades its Seeker Pro flashlight with more power and improved controls. Its four cool-white LEDs kick out 4200 lumens up to 250 meters. It has a grooved rotary knob with brightness and battery indicators, a smart lockout after 30 seconds of inactivity, and a lens obstruction proximity sensor.

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Hamans Titanium EDC Pry Tool

Hamans Titanium EDC Pry Tool
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This palm-sized tool provides leverage for prying objects apart or pulling small nails. Its milled titanium body provides grip and visual interest, and it has a built-in bottle opener and a lanyard hole. Its tip can also be used as a flat-blade screwdriver in a pinch. Available in stonewashed grey or patterned multi-color finishes.

Talon Nutgrip Titanium Cheeseborough Wrench

Talon Nutgrip Titanium Cheeseborough Wrench
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This specialized pocket tool from Titan Talon Tool Co. makes quick work of stuck wingnuts, and can also turn 9/16″ and 15/16″ regular nuts in its grip. It also has a built-in bottle opener and can hold 1/4″ hex bits as well. Small and light enough to keep on your belt loop. We also like their titanium key clip.

Worx MakerX Rotary Tool Kit

Worx MakerX Rotary Tool Kit
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By moving its battery to an outside dock, this portable rotary is slimmer than other units. It offers variable speed control, with a top speed of 35,000 RPM. Plus, its 20-volt Power Share base station can be used to power a variety of other tools, including a woodburner/soldering iron, an airbrush, a heat gun, and an angle grinder.

Raptor Rescue Shears

Raptor Rescue Shears
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This folding tool from Mitusmoto Sakari provides first responders or anyone in an emergency with critical life-saving abilities. In addition to its trauma scissors, it has a pocket knife, a wrench, a strap cutter, a ruler, a round cutter, a Philips screwdriver, a carbide glass breaker, and a travel key fob.

Rhinokey Multitool Key Organizer

Rhinokey Multitool Key Organizer

This Swiss Army-style key organizer features a full titanium body for durability. It can hold 1 to 10 keys and incorporates an LED light, bottle opener, flat blade screwdriver, four metric wrenches, ruler, file, and a 1/4″ hex bit holder. Available in a brushed or matte finish.

Paracord Mini Pry Bars

Paracord Mini Pry Bars
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These miniature pry bars make a great addition to any keychain or carabiner clip. The tiny tools are perfect for pulling nails and separating items, and come wrapped in a length of versatile 550 military paracord. Sold in a set of four stainless steel tools, with black, green, orange, and desert camo cords.

Fun with Sheet Metal

Fun with Sheet Metal

Get your daily dose of engineering porn with this video from Uwe Krumm GmbH. The company makes precision tooling for manufacturing, including the press brake tools shown here. It’s a hypnotic and satisfying 6-minute sequence of sheet metal being bent into complex shapes through the simple application of force.

Worx Multi-function Light

Worx Multi-function Light
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Powered by Worx’s interchangeable PowerShare battery packs, the WX027L is a versatile source of illumination. It combines an LED flashlight, a desk lamp, a 360º lantern, and an emergency light in one. Its top telescopes and is hinged so you can adjust its angle as well. Available with or without a battery pack.

edcfans Multifunction Utililty Knife

edcfans Multifunction Utililty Knife
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This larger-sized pocket knife combines a folding utility blade/box cutter with a saw blade, a general-purpose knife, and a 1/4″ hex bit driver. The tools are made from stainless steel, while the handle is aluminum alloy. It comes with a nylon sheath, ten spare blades, and a Philips/flat screwdriver bit.

uvBeast V3 Flashlight

uvBeast V3 Flashlight
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uvBeast makes the brightest ultraviolet flashlights we’ve seen. Their V3 light has three surface-mounted LEDs which can project a UV beam 70 feet or more. Its light can be used for finding covered-up repairs, leaks, curing UV resins, and making phosphorescents glow brightly. It’s powered by two 18650 li-ion batteries.

Klein Tools 10-Fold Screwdriver

Klein Tools 10-Fold Screwdriver
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This handy pocket tool has just about everything you’d need to take apart and reassemble a furnace, air conditioner, and many other things. It comes with 5/16″ and 1/4″ nut drivers, #1 and #2 Phillips, 1/4″ & 3/16″ flat, #1 and #2 square-recess drivers, and a Schrader valve core tool. Its arms lock into place for a confident grip.

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Gerber Lockdown Multitool

Gerber Lockdown Multitool

This compact tool combines versatility with a pocket-friendly form factor. It comes in two versions, both with a 2.5″ liner lock knife, a #11 utility blade, and a file with a chisel edge. The Drive adds a 1/4″ driver with a double sided bit and an awl, and the Pry has a pry bar, nail puller, scissors, flathead drivers, and a bottle opener.

Pathfinder+ Keychain Multitool

Pathfinder+ Keychain Multitool

Ant Design’s latest pocket tool puts an adjustable utility knife, pry bar, nail puller, screwdriver, ruler, file, and bottle opener on your keychain. Its clever bit driver arrangement lets you use bits straight-on or at a 90º angle and has 1/4″ and 1/6″ bit openings. Available in brass or titanium, both with glow markings.

KeyUnity KU02 Titanium Carabiner

KeyUnity KU02 Titanium Carabiner

KeyUnity makes various carabiner key clips out of titanium alloy. The KU02 packs the most functions, with a 1/4″ hex bit driver, M4 wrenches, a slotted screwdriver, a can/bottle opener, a pry bar/scraper, and a glass breaker/self-defense tool. The copper inlay is a nice touch. They also make a version without the glass breaker.

Making a Kinetic Axe

Making a Kinetic Axe

DiesInEveryFilm saw a video of workers swinging sledgehammers with a flexible handle that are supposed to optimize kinetic energy. Inspired by the unusual tools, he decided to apply the same idea to an axe to see how well it would work to chop wood. His version uses a piece of thick aircraft cable for the handle.

Stanley Pro Black Chrome Mechanics Tool Set

Stanley Pro Black Chrome Mechanics Tool Set
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Is your toolbox filled with a mish-mash of random sockets and wrenches you’ve picked up over the years? Perhaps it’s time to hit the reset switch and grab this pro-grade mechanics tool set from Stanley. It comes loaded with 229 SAE and Metric sockets, socket wrenches, screwdriver bits, and hex keys, all in black chrome.

SATA Folding Nut Driver Set

SATA Folding Nut Driver Set
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This compact tool lets you carry six sizes of nut drivers in one convenient handle. The SAE sizes include 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″, 11/32″, 3/8″, and 7/16″, while the Metric set includes 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, and 12mm wrenches. SATA also makes a matching folding hex key set in SAE, Metric, and Torx sizes.

Enigma Titanium Pocket Tool

Enigma Titanium Pocket Tool
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Pangea Designs‘ keychain tool can open both twist-off and pry-off bottle caps with ease, and also packs a stepped hex wrench in SAE or metric sizes. Made from sturdy 6al4v titanium alloy with a stonewashed finish.

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Topeak Ninja 16+ Multitool

Topeak Ninja 16+ Multitool
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This versatile tool is perfect for your bike bag, packing in several useful functions for repairing and tuning your bicycle on the go. It packs in Philips and flat screwdrivers, multiple hex, Torx, and spoke wrenches, as well as a chain tool and chain hook. They all fold up into a durable polycarbonate handle which provides leverage.

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.

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.

Diamond Plate Garage Organizers

Diamond Plate Garage Organizers
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We’ve seen lots of organizers for tools, but they’re mostly pretty boring to look at. Garage Junky Store sells storage units handcrafted from diamond plate aluminum for a shiny and substantial look. They make cordless drill holders, shop towel holders, trash cans, broom holders, document holders, and more.

Knipex Cobra XS Mini Pliers

Knipex Cobra XS Mini Pliers

Made in Germany, these 4″ long slip-joint pliers Knipex are small enough to carry in your pants pocket but strong enough for serious work in the field. They offer one-handed adjustment and lock firmly onto pipes, nuts, and other objects you need to grab up to 1″ in diameter. For bigger jobs, they come in sizes from 5″ to 22″.

Gerber Armbar Cork Multitool

Gerber Armbar Cork Multitool
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The capable Armbar Cork from Gerber is a neat, pocket-sized multitool to handle all sorts of small tasks. It has a 2 ½” blade that opens with one hand, scissors, hammer, pry bar, foil cutter, and can/package opener, plus a corkscrew and bottle opener to wet your whistle. Comes in three colors.

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