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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.