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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.

125dB EDC Tool Rolls

125dB EDC Tool Rolls
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Tel Aviv-based textile artist 125dB makes these great looking organizers for small tools like knives, pens, and flashlights. They come in a few different sizes and fabrics, but they all combine multiple skinny pockets with a larger compartment that can carry paper money, receipts, or other flexible items.

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CRKT Stickler Pocket Knife

CRKT Stickler Pocket Knife

Knife designer Jeff Park’s latest CRKT knife is a sleek folder that pays tribute to vintage produce knives. It features a cobalt blue aluminum handle with an art deco-inspired stairstep design. The 3.38″ blade has a thumb flipper and assistive opening tech for ease of deployment and a liner lock for stability.

Clip & Carry Mini-Tool Sheaths

Clip & Carry Mini-Tool Sheaths
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These tiny sheaths provides the perfect home for mini multitools like the Gerber Dime and Leatherman Squirt PS4. They’re made from the same durable Kydex material used for gun and knife holsters and come in black, carbon fiber black, and carbon fiber red patterns. A retention screw lets you tweak how tightly it holds.

CRKT 6-Bit Driver Tool

CRKT 6-Bit Driver Tool

Designed by Joe Wu for CRKT, this handy tool is perfect for maintaining knives or other items that use Torx screws. The compact aluminum driver fits comfortably in your hand, grips confidently, and stores six bits in its handle. It comes with T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, and T15 driver bits.

Alphanumeric Steel Stamps

Alphanumeric Steel Stamps
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Add your initials, a serial number, or other identifying text to your projects with these heavy-duty steel stamps. Hit them with a hammer to leave an impression in wood, leather, or soft metal. Each 36-piece set includes letters from A to Z, numbers 0 to 8 (9 is 6 upside-down), and an ampersand. Choose from 1/4″ or 5/16″ sizes.

TD Magnetic Drive + Pry Tool

TD Magnetic Drive + Pry Tool
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This sturdy pocket tool from EDC maker Teale Designs combines a substantial pry bar with vertical and 90º bit drivers. It’s made from 3/16″ grade 5 titanium and holds two bits in its center section using rubber O-rings. It also has a pocket clip and a built-in bottle opener. Includes T6 and T8 Torx bits.

Inflated Metal Axe

Inflated Metal Axe

We recently saw some unusual axes, but they didn’t include one made by inflating metal. Maker Connor Holland is back with another very cool project – a lightweight axe he created by welding pieces of sheet metal, then expanding them with air into a pillow-like axe and handle. He attached bent steel blades to give it a sharp edge.

Swiss+Tech 14-in-1 Multi-Pliers

Swiss+Tech 14-in-1 Multi-Pliers
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This versatile and well-priced pocket tool includes pliers and a wide variety of useful blades, including large and small knives, a saw blade, screwdrivers, a wire cutter and strippers, a bottle opener, and a can opener. Its blades are made from stone-washed stainless steel, while its handles are aluminum.

DIY Air Horn Gun

DIY Air Horn Gun

If you want a loud noisemaker, you could always buy one of those compressed air horns, but if you prefer something that you can reuse over and over, check out HABU’s build – which uses a modded cordless power drill and a small compressor pump to blow air through a pair of horns.

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.

Thor’s Hammer Toolbox Upgraded

Thor’s Hammer Toolbox Upgraded

There’s already a Mjolnir toolbox but it’s made from plastic and filled with junky tools. To celebrate the release of Thor: Love and Thunder, Jonathan at ShadowFoam built a much better version. He made the toolbox from a pair of metal cases, filled it with foam liners and quality tools and a sawed-off sledgehammer for its handle.

How Shovels are Made

How Shovels are Made

Mega Process takes us on a tour of Zion Industrial Co., which apparently is the last shovel factory in South Korea. The laborious process starts with freshly-cut oak trees, milling the timber into boards, sanding until round, trimming, then splitting, steaming, and bending the wood to hold the shape for its handle.

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Tool Chest Mini Fridge

Tool Chest Mini Fridge
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Hide your beer 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.

WrisTorch Wrist Flashlight

WrisTorch Wrist Flashlight
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The Sun Company’s WrisTorch puts an emergency flashlight on your arm. Its six COB LEDs output a smooth field of light at three brightness levels. With a max output of 35 lumens, it’s not super bright, but it could definitely come in handy when you’re left in the dark. Takes two CR2032 lithium batteries (included).

M1 Caliber Measurement Tool

M1 Caliber Measurement Tool

Reekon’s gadget makes measuring wood and other stock goods more accurate and more convenient than ever. It attaches to most saw fences and displays the exact cut length as you slide stock through its roller arm, positioning them without the need for marking. It works in metric and imperial units with an accuracy of +/- 0.02 in.

Pocket Bit Driver

Pocket Bit Driver
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Gato’s tiny screwdriver is as minimal as tools get. Its #2 Phillips head and 8mm flat head drivers stand at the ready on your key ring. Sure, you’re not going to get much leverage with this driver, but it could definitely come in handy in a pinch.

Zootility ST-2 Folding Knife

Zootility ST-2 Folding Knife
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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.

Incra Bend Rules

Incra Bend Rules
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If you work with wood, you know how even a single inaccurate cut can ripple through your entire project. Incremental Tools precision metal rulers ensure you have the same measurements on the top and side of materials, thanks to their 90º bend and micro-fine marking holes. Available in 6″, 12″, and 18″ lengths.

Gerber E-Tool Folding Spade

Gerber E-Tool Folding Spade
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Thanks to its ability to fold down to just 9.37″ long, this shovel is perfect for camping and hiking. Gerber Gear’s stainless steel shovel head has a serrated edge to help dig through tough ground, turf, and even ice. Its shaft is made from anodized aluminum to help cut down on weight, keeping it to about 2 pounds.

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Kobalt Tough Mechanic’s Tool Set

Kobalt Tough Mechanic’s Tool Set
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Lowe’s tool brand Kobalt is selling an updated 243-piece mechanic’s tool set that comes packed in this extra-tough molded toolbox. The locking lid box can withstand drops without denting or spilling tools, and has dedicated locations for each and every wrench, socket, hex key, and bit that it comes with.

Best Rechargeable Flashlights 2022

Best Rechargeable Flashlights 2022

Wherever your travels might take you, it’s good to know that you won’t need to buy batteries for your flashlight. There are lots of great flashlights you can juice up with the same USB charger you use for your phone. Everyday Carry shares 13 great rechargeable flashlights in a variety of sizes and styles for you to choose from.

MecArmy MOT10 Flashlight

MecArmy MOT10 Flashlight
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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.

Making Screwdrivers from Pallet Wood

Making Screwdrivers from Pallet Wood

Paul Jackman often makes things from reclaimed pallet wood. This time, he used the wood to craft 100 screwdrivers for his sponsor ISOTunes. He first milled the pieces down into sticks, cut and milled them into hexagons, then shaped them into their final form on a lathe. He also put a hidden compartment into each handle.

PRY-HEX Pocket Multitool

PRY-HEX Pocket Multitool
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This handy pocket tool from Trixie & Milo combines 18 functions in one piece of stainless steel. In addition to 10 hex wrenches, it has a pry bar, flat head and Phillips screwdrivers, a cutting tool, a nail puller, a short ruler, and the must-have of every multitool – a bottle opener. It also looks like it could be good for self-defense.

Knife Organizer + Display Case

Knife Organizer + Display Case
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Do you collect pocket knives? Keep them organized and easily accessible in this clamshell organizer case. It holds up to 64 knives in its four storage flaps, each lined with numerous elastic straps. You can also use it to store other kinds of pocket tools.

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