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SlideWinder Utility Knife

SlideWinder Utility Knife
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This ultra-compact pocket tool from Outdoor Edge is perfect for opening all those Amazon boxes that get delivered to your house. Its retractable holder accepts standard utility blades, while its handle incorporates flat head and Phillips screwdrivers, a pry tool, and a bottle opener. Comes in black, orange, or blue.

Gerber Curve Multitool

Gerber Curve Multitool
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This basic multitool is the perfect addition to your keychain. It features a main knife blade, a file, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. Each tool locks securely in place, and the whole thing attaches with an integrated carabiner clip. It’s available with a grey or blue handle.

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World’s Smallest Power Tools

World’s Smallest Power Tools

Model maker Enos Camare created two incredibly teensy power tools that actually work. He made the 1/12-scale Makita circular saw and impact driver using 3D printed shapes he hand-finished and outfitted with tiny motors. They include cases, accessories, and manuals and need tweezers to power them on.

Ultimate Screwdriver Bit Set

Ultimate Screwdriver Bit Set
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With this 208-piece set from Jackson Palmer, you’ll never be caught without the right screwdriver bit again. The 1/4″ hex bit kit includes nut drivers, security bits, Torx, slotted, Phillips, and other specialty bits, each made from high-grade carbon steel. The set also includes a quick-change bit holder.

Black + Decker Lopper Chainsaw

Black + Decker Lopper Chainsaw
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This alligator-jawed power garden tool makes quick work of cutting branches and logs, while minimizing the safety risks of working with a chainsaw. The LP1000 is a 4.5-amp corded version, while the LLP120 is a cordless version that runs on a 20V MAX rechargeable battery. Both can saw through branches up to 4″ in diameter.

Yeti LoadOut GoBox

Yeti LoadOut GoBox

Yeti takes on Pelican and other rugged container makers with the LoadOut GoBox. Like Yeti’s coolers, it’s nearly indestructible, dustproof, and 100% waterproof. Inside is a mesh organizer with three pockets, as well as a removable caddy and divider for flexibility.

SGS PRO Mini Engraving + Polishing Pen

SGS PRO Mini Engraving + Polishing Pen

This cordless hobby tool engraves, polishes, and shapes objects with a high-speed motor. It can achieve speeds from 10,000 to 20,000 RPM and comes with bits for working with plastic, wood, stone, metal, and even glass. You can tweak its settings via a smartphone app or directly from its buttons and OLED screen.

LathePro Modular Machining System

LathePro Modular Machining System

This modular tabletop machine gives makers the tools they need to drill, grind, saw, turn, mill, and lathe objects. Its tools work with wood, metal, and engineering plastics and is ideal for DIYers. The base kit includes sawing, grinding, and drilling modules, while milling, lathing, and wood-turning are add-ons.

CRKT Pry Cutter Bottle Opener Tool

CRKT Pry Cutter Bottle Opener Tool
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This compact steel multitool was designed by Joe Wu for CRKT. It packs in a pry bar, a bottle opener, a hex wrench, and an O-ring secured PH1 hex bit. It also has a wheel-style blade that’s ideal for cutting cord. It measures just 2.61″ long and weighs exactly 1 oz.

Making Patterned Plywood Tool Handles

Making Patterned Plywood Tool Handles

Woodworker Michael Alm previously showed us how he makes beautiful patterns from pieces of plywood. In this video, he shows how the technique can be used to create some truly extraordinary handle scales for axes and knives. We wonder if you could make a baseball bat using this method.

5-in-1 Emergency Car Tool

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If you’re ever in a car accident and can’t open your door, smashing the window may be the only way to escape. This emergency tool can easily shatter a window and cut through seat belt webbing. It also packs a white LED flashlight, a red SOS light, and a 2200 mAh battery pack. Save an extra 15% through 1.19.2022 with code JAN15.

Spyderco Stovepipe Knife

Spyderco Stovepipe Knife

Based on David Rydbom’s “Bill the Butcher” custom knife, Spyderco’s Stovepipe has a hefty 2.78″ cleaver blade made from 20CV steel. Its handle is made from two pieces of durable, lightweight titanium in a rugged stonewashed finish. A large fingerhole in the blade makes for easy deployment.

Torque Multiplier Lug Nut Wrench

Torque Multiplier Lug Nut Wrench

Getting lug nuts off of a wheel can be hard work. This ingenious gadget makes easy work of the job using a crank and gearing that amplify your input by a 15:1 ratio to turn stubborn lug nuts without power tools. Just be careful not to overtighten them going the other direction. The set includes 17mm, 19mm, and 21 mm sockets.

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Most Popular EDC Gear of 2021

Most Popular EDC Gear of 2021

Everyday Carry looks back at the past year for the ten most popular tools, knives, flashlights, and gadgets, based on reader interest. Among them are the Leatherman FREE T4 multitool, the CRK Pilar knife, and the Nitecore TIP SE flashlight, all of which would make great additions to any pocket tool collection.

Making a Tiny Drill Press

Making a Tiny Drill Press

A drill press is a large piece of workshop equipment mounted to a heavy base to provide a steady work surface for drilling through objects. Hands on Table thought it might be fun to make a miniature replica of a drill press and did an outstanding job building the tiny, working tool from scrap metal and some old motorcycle parts.

Leatherman Curl Multitool

Leatherman Curl Multitool

The Curl takes much of what users love about Leatherman’s Wave multitool, and makes it more affordable. Packed with 15 useful tools, including needlenose and regular pliers, spring-loaded scissors, a bit driver, and a one-hand-deploy knife. It’s also got wire cutters/strippers, bottle and can openers, a file, and an awl.

Steelman 10-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver

Steelman 10-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver
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Steelman’s folding screwdriver is small enough to stash in your pocket, but its fold-out shaft provides much more leverage than other pocket tools. Its magnetic holder accepts standard 1/4″ hex bits, and the set includes eight bits that store inside its handle, which can also open bottles.

The Million Dollar Workshop

The Million Dollar Workshop

For those of us who dabble in building and repairing things, our workbenches of often relegated to a corner of the basement or a garage. And then there’s Doug, a Houston-based commercial contractor whose workshop is better equipped than a Home Depot store. Bauforum24 visited from Germany to tour this amazing workshop.

Low Profile Ratchet Driver

Low Profile Ratchet Driver
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Need to tighten or loosen screws in a tight space? MulWark’s 4″ long ratcheting wrench is just 20mm (~.79″) thick with its bits in place, so it can fit into tricky areas where you can’t use a long driver. Its 1/4″ drive socket magnetically holds bits, which are made from durable CRV6150 steel, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Turbulent Bike Tool

Turbulent Bike Tool
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Turbulent’s versatile bike tool combines 23 useful functions, including numerous metric hex wrenches, Torx, Phillips, and flat screwdrivers, a spoke wrench, spline, brake pad spreader, open wrenches, and more. Like most good multitools, it has a bottle opener to crack open a cold one to celebrate a repair well done.

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True Utility Dual Cutter Tool

True Utility Dual Cutter Tool
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This pocket tool combines a 2.625″ Tanto blade with spring-loaded scissors. The scissors are more useful than those on other pocket tools thanks to their larger size, along with their micro-serrated edge. The knife features a fine-edge sandblasted blade, a liner lock, and deploys with one hand from its anodized aluminum handle.

CRKT Triple Play Pocket Knife

CRKT Triple Play Pocket Knife

Designed by Philip Booth for CRKT, this versatile pocket knife is ideal for bartending and picnicking. It packs a 2.51″ drop-point blade for everyday tasks, a foil knife for wine bottles, a corkscrew, and a bottle opener, all set into a smooth Pakkawood handle.

Forging an Arrowhead Extractor

Forging an Arrowhead Extractor

Let’s face it. You never want to get stuck in the face with an arrow. Blacksmith Alec Steele replicated the Bradmore Extraction Tool, a medieval device that was used to remove an arrow from 16-year-old Prince Henry’s skull back in the 15th century. As awful as it sounds, it saved the future King Henry V’s life.

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, and hobby projects.

Lumintop EDC01 Flashlight

Lumintop EDC01 Flashlight
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This bright keychain flashlight packs a 120-lumen Osram LED with a 50000-hour lifespan. It’s IPX8 waterproof, and has an anodized aluminum case with a grippy handle and a knurled head that doubles as its mode switch. It also includes a diffuser cap. In addition to black, it comes in ocean blue and metallic pink variants.

MagClip Bit Holder

MagClip Bit Holder

Jarl AB’s clip-on holster provides easy access to up to 15 hex bits and packs a powerful magnet that can grab onto hardware and other metal items. A stiff pocket clip ensures it won’t pop off of your belt or tool pouch. UK-based TF Tools offers worldwide shipping.

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