This heavy duty set includes a 28″ x 14″ roll with 22 pockets for wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers and such, along with another 10 dedicated pockets for varying sizes of sockets. The smaller 12″ x 8.5″ six-pocket pouch holds drill bits, allen wrenches and other small items.
THE BEST Tools
Nitecore’s keychain flashlight is smaller than a car key fob, but in turbo mode it can kick out up to 720 lumens, projecting a beam up to 100 yards. It’s rechargeable via USB, and IP67-rated waterproof to 1m, and includes a detachable clip for belt carrying or hands-free use.
This crazy looking gadget is perfect for working on small items like electronic circuits or jewelry. Four of its gooseneck arms have alligator clips for holding objects, while the other two offer a flashlight and a magnifying glass. Its base can be easily attached to a workbench for stability.
Metalsmith Koss walks us through the process of taking an old, worn file and transforming it into a shiny new knife. The finished tool uses reshaped and sharpened steel from the file, with the addition of new G10 scales for its handle. We love how he preserved the texture of the file as part of the blade design.
Give yourself a fighting chance of starting a fire when you’re out camping. This 4-piece kit packs an all-weather magnesium bar and friction tool for getting a clean spark, then gives it some extra oxygen with a collapsible bellows tube. You’ll also get an aluminum alloy whistle that can produce 120db, and a zippered carrying case.
This folding steel multitool features a pair of sturdy locking pliers, a pin vice, wire cutters, a wire stripper, a file, ruler, serrated knife, a hex-bit driver, various screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. It also comes with Leatherman’s legendary quality and a 25 year warranty.
An inexpensive, yet versatile little tool, Kershaw’s PT-1 packs a flathead screwdriver, pry bar, and bottle opener on your keychain. It’s made from durable 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a bead-blasted finish, and has a textured glass-filled nylon handle for grip.
A 32-in-1 pocket tool from the leading maker of Swiss Army knives. The Cybertool M packs blades, bit wrenches, hex sockets, torx, hex, pozidriv bits, screwdrivers, pen, pliers, and wire tools, making it the perfect EDC for anyone who works on gadgets. Also has tweezers, a toothpick, and key ring.
Real Engineering talks about the history of screws to explain why there are so many kinds of them these days. Initially, various screw heads arose to improve upon previous designs. However, starting in the 20th century, different heads were made to stop consumers from fiddling with products.
This collapsible carbon steel and aluminum shovel fits inside of a compact carrying bag, yet offers 16 functions. In addition to shoveling, it works as a saw, hammer, axe, wire cutter, screwdriver, hacksaw, knife, hook, hoe, ice pick, firestarter, whistle, disgorger, ruler, and even a bottle opener. A must-have in every car trunk.
It may have been made by IronMan Forge, but the ZigZag Cowboy is definitely worthy of the god of thunder. This hunting knife features a unique lightning bolt construction, made doubly attractive by its damascus patterns. It’s on sale at Touch of Modern until 6/13/19 only.
This compact tool packs a three useful survival items in a pen-sized package. It’s got a carbide-tipped glass breaker, a safety whistle, and a firestarter and steel wool tinder compartment inside its anodized aluminum shell. Includes a built in keyring for easy carrying.
Horizon Knives’ Lyra is only 2″ long when fully folded. Yet it becomes nearly 6″ long and provides a full-size handle when expanded, thanks to its unique design. It has a D2 knife steel blade with a thumb rest and titanium handle and linkages. Available in black or silver.
This hefty, military-style compass provides a floating dial with a 360º scale, an azimuth viewing window, and an inclinometer that flips out form its side. It can also help you calculate distances, and has a built-in bubble level and a luminescent outer ring. Made from die-cast zinc.
Depending on the knife you carry, it can be one of the heavier items you carry with you. If you’re looking for something lighter, check out Everyday Carry’s selection of eight great blades that weigh 3 ounces or less. We really dig the design of the Kershaw Reverb.
Looking to give a college or high school grad something truly useful for as a graduation gift? Everyday Carry has picked out an assortment of 10 great items, including pocket tools, tech gadgets, organizers, an elegant wristwatch, and a really sweet bolt-action pen.
This versatile steel tool packs 20 functions, including hex and Torx keys, screwdrivers, and a few tools specifically for bicycling, including a spoke wrench, valve core remover, and two chain breakers. The secondary tool attaches magnetically so you won’t lose it.