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Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack

Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack

Klein Tools’ Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack lets you carry and organize numerous tools in a convenient and portable package. It has 48 pockets, including ones in a removable caddy with a carrying handle, as well as a D-ring and metal hook for easy hanging.

Acebeam E-70 AL Flashlight

Acebeam E-70 AL Flashlight
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We really dig the dual-layered black and blue construction of Acebeam’s compact aluminum flashlight. The 5″ long light cranks out a max brightness of 4600 lumens in turbo mode, with a throw distance up to 787 feet. It’s rated IP68 dust and waterproof, and its built-in clip can attach to a pocket or backpack strap.

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Tool Chest Mini Fridge

Tool Chest Mini Fridge
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Hide your brewskis in plain sight with this mini fridge disguised as a tool chest. The red exterior and drawer handles will blend right into your garage or workshop while providing a cool spot to store drinks and snacks. In addition to the locking fridge compartment, it has two working drawers for storing small tools and accessories.

Arrowmax SES PRO Smart Electric Screwdriver

Arrowmax SES PRO Smart Electric Screwdriver

This compact screwdriver is perfect for working on electronics and other small projects. It has a 200 RPM variable-speed drive which can stop when it reaches the proper torque. An OLED screen displays drilling direction, torque, and battery levels, while multiple LED lights reduce shadows. Comes with 34 magnetic bits.

Worx SD Semi-Auto Screwdriver

Worx SD Semi-Auto Screwdriver
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Worx’s WX255L SD Semi-Automatic Power Screwdriver makes it easy to loosen and tighten screws with one hand. Its chamber-loading mechanism lets you quickly rotate between six different bits, while its screw holder attachment replaces the need for you to hold screws with your fingertips. Accepts standard 1/4″ hex shank bits.

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.

Nitecore P20iX Flashlight

Nitecore P20iX Flashlight

This super-bright tactical flashlight from Nitecore packs four CREE XP-L2 V6 LEDs and a rechargeable 5000 mAh 21700 battery, which enable it to blast out 4000 lumens in Turbo mode. It’s rated IPX68 waterproof and comes with a MOLLE-compatible belt holster.

How Wrenches Are Made

How Wrenches Are Made

Go inside of Italy’s Beta Utensili factory, where they take pieces of raw steel, heat them, hot roll, and machine hammer them into their rough shapes, before cutting them out, sand blasting, grinding, tumbling, and refining their openings before hardening and plating each piece into a finished combination wrench.

The Pocket Scientist Wallet Card

The Pocket Scientist Wallet Card
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This laser-engraved stainless steel card is packed with reference information for scientists and engineers. Its front side has the periodic table of the elements, along with rulers and a protractor, while its back offers up quick access to important constants, formulae, and conversions. There’s also a version for chemistry.

Topeak Alien III Bike Tool

Topeak Alien III Bike Tool
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Topeak’s versatile multi-tool is like a Swiss Army knife for bicyclists. It includes 25 useful functions, including a variety of wrenches, hex keys, and screwdrivers, as well as specialized tools for spokes, valves, tires, and chains. It also packs a knife and a bottle opener.

How a Tape Measure Works

How a Tape Measure Works

When you think about it, it’s pretty impressive how a tape measure can neatly coil up 15 or more feet of metal into a case you can clip onto your belt loop. Science Channel’s Machines: How They Work dissects the modern tape measure to show us its inner workings.

Gerber Truss Multitool

Gerber Truss Multitool

Building on the design of the Suspension, Gerber’s folding tool has 17 functions, including cutters, screwdrivers, spring-loaded pliers, scissors, wire strippers, openers, saw, serrated, and fine-edge blades, among others. Tools lock firmly in place, and its girder-inspired handles are each made from a single piece of steel.

Swiss Army Rescue Knife

Swiss Army Rescue Knife

Victorinox’s hefty survival and emergency rescue knife packs in 15 tools, including a serrated locking blade, window breaker, Philips screwdriver, wire stripper, seat belt cutter, disc saw, and more. It’s available in black or fluorescent yellow. Comes with a nylon belt pouch.

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Vibrelli V19 Bike Multitool

Vibrelli V19 Bike Multitool
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Made from high-tensile Cr-V steel, Vibrelli’s 19-in-1 multitool is a lifesaver when your bike breaks down on the road. It’s got hex wrenches, spoke wrenches, open wrenches, Phillips, flat, and Torx drivers, along with a universal chain-breaker tool. It packs up small too, measuring just 3″ x 2″ x 0.5″ when not in use.

Rusty Bolt into Tiny Hammer

Rusty Bolt into Tiny Hammer

Artist Bobby Duke has been known to make little things out of other things. This time out, he took a big rusty bolt and worked away at it until it turned into the head of a miniature hammer. He got the wood from the handle of a full-size hammer for added realism.

Bigsun Q953 Flashlight

Bigsun Q953 Flashlight
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This bright gun-style flashlight can crank out 6000 lumens of brightness in its max setting, projecting a spotlight beam that’s visible up to 1/2-mile away. In addition, it has a side-mounted flood light, red and blue warning lights, and includes a folding tripod stand. Its 10000 mAh battery can also be used as an emergency charger.

Meazor Digital Measurement Device

Meazor Digital Measurement Device

Need to measure floorplans? Skip the ruler and check out Meazor. This gadget is designed to capture detailed digital floorplans by rolling it over a printed document. It can also convert scale distances from maps, and measure irregularly-shaped objects. It even has a built-in laser measure and bubble level.

Worx ZipSnip Cutting Tool

Worx ZipSnip Cutting Tool
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This motorized rotary tool is better than scissors, especially when it comes to cutting materials like plastics, leather, carpeting, cardboard, and vinyl up to 1/4″ thick. It features a self-sharpening blade and ensures a clean, smooth cut in straight lines or curves. Aproca makes a custom-fit carrying case as an accessory.

Air Wrangler Air Tool Holder

Air Wrangler Air Tool Holder

Do you use pneumatic tools in your workshop or garage? This clever storage system keeps all of your air tool heads organized and at the ready. Each tool head locks securely in place in any orientation, thanks to universal quick-connectors. Sold in packs of five, they include mounting hardware for wood or metal installations.

Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Saw

Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Saw
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Weighing less than 15 pounds, Rockwell’s tabletop power saw is light enough to carry between workspaces. It makes quick work of wood, tile, plastics, and metal, and makes curves, cross, rip, and miter cuts. We recommend ponying up the extra few bucks and grabbing the version with the 10-blade set.

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TekFire Lighter/Battery

TekFire Lighter/Battery
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UST’s rugged gadget is the perfect addition to any adventurer’s kit. Not only does it contain a plasma arc lighter for starting campfires without butane, but it also doubles as a 3000mAh emergency charger for your USB-A or USB-C powered devices. It comes with a paracord lanyard with a red core that doubles as tinder.

ToughBuilt Large Tool Tote

ToughBuilt Large Tool Tote

This durable tool bag will never fail you, thanks to its hard-bodied PP+HDPE plastic shell. It’s covered with riveted pocket panels to keep tools handy and has a multitude of dividers, loops, and clips for organization. Its built-in ClipTech hub and bar system lets you easily attach ToughBuilt’s clip-on tool pouches too.

Kershaw PT-2 Pry Tool

Kershaw PT-2 Pry Tool
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Kershaw’s compact multitool combines eight useful functions in one keychain tool: a bottle opener, flathead and Philips screwdriver tips, wire scraper, a pry bar, and three hex head drivers. It’s made from sturdy 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a textured glass-filled nylon grip.

ThruNite TN36 Flashlight

ThruNite TN36 Flashlight
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This thick and stubby flashlight uses a trio of CREE XHP70B LEDs to blast out a max brightness of 11000 lumens and a beam distance of 1158 feet. Its made from durable aluminum and is IPX8-rated waterproof. The light comes in black or desert tan and with or without the four required 18650 batteries.

Making Mora Knives

Making Mora Knives

We’ve seen how individual blacksmiths and blademakers painstakingly handcraft knives one at a time. This factory footage from Sweden’s Morakniv shows us the opposite – how robots and other machines crank out thousands of knives each day. Humans are still involved in the assembly and quality assurance processes.

Worx Switchdriver

Worx Switchdriver

This clever power tool lets you rapidly switch between drilling pilot holes and driving screws thanks to its rotating double head. Mix and match any two bits that fit a 1/4″ chuck. It has a variable-speed motor and 20V battery for plenty of power, and a built-in LED light.

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