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PDW Benchtop Work Mat V2

PDW Benchtop Work Mat V2

Prometheus Design Werx’s specialized mat is perfect for working on watches, knives, and other EDC while keeping small parts organized. The 11″ x 17″ mat has various compartments for screws, straps, springs, and other easy-to-lose hardware. It’s made from BPA-free PVC selected for its minimal bounce, and has an anti-slip bottom.

Delta Pocket Tool

Delta Pocket Tool

Tactic Owl Gear’s unique 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. Machined in the USA from stainless steel.

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Dagr Micro Knife

Dagr Micro Knife

This teensy keychain knife is perfect for opening boxes, slicing paper, or cutting twine, and doubles as a touch tool for keeping your fingers from pushing buttons or switches. Its 0.5″ long blade is razor sharp, and stows securely inside of either a stainless steel or titanium capsule.

Woodpecker Pocket Compasses

Woodpecker Pocket Compasses

From Woodpeckers‘ useful OneTIME Tools collection comes a pair of pocket-sized beam compasses that ensure perfect circles every time with its locking carriage and sharp pivot point. They come in 1″ to 7″ and 2″ to 21″ sizes, sold individually or in a set with a case and a mechanical pencil. Last day to order is 6.7.20.

Dapper 150 Ultra Slim Knife

KeySmart’s nifty little pocket knife isn’t designed to intimidate. Instead, it’s just the perfect tool for everyday tasks, like opening boxes, cutting rope, and whittling wood. It’s got a 2.38” long 420 stainless steel blade, and a machined aluminum handle. Measures 6″ open / 3.5″ closed. Save 24% in The Awesomer Shop.

Granite Stash Bike Tools

Granite Stash Bike Tools

Granite’s stealthy bike tools eliminate the need for carrying a tool bag. The Stash Multi-Tool neatly contains a spoke key, hex, torx, and flathead drivers inside your bike’s steerer, while the Chain Tool and Tire Plug tools hide in the ends of your handlebars. Unlike similar tools, they can be installed without permanent modification.

Roxon Storm S801S Multitool

Roxon Storm S801S Multitool

Roxon’s 16-in-1 multitool packs a ton of functionality for a reasonable price. It includes pliers, a knife, saw blade, screwdrivers, wine, bottle, and can openers, wire cutters, a glass breaker, and more. Notably, its scissors aren’t the tiny kind that most pocket tools include.

Sharpal All-in-One Sharpener

Sharpal All-in-One Sharpener

This incredibly versatile sharpener can put a new edge on all kinds of garden and outdoor tools. Its double-beveled blades work on knives, mower blades, pruners, loppers, hedge shears, axes, machetes, hatchets, scissors, and other edged tools. Its oversized handle makes it easy to hold while wearing gloves.

Adventur 3.0 Multitool

Adventur 3.0 Multitool

MRF Multitools’ Adventur 3.0 is a card-sized multitool that gives you 40 tools in one compact package. You can use it as an axe, a spear, a shovel, a knife, a wrench, a screwdriver, a can opener and much more. It’s available in stainless, gunmetal, or patina steel, as well as titanium.

Savior Keychain Micro Tool

Savior Keychain Micro Tool

This titanium keychain accessory combines three useful functions in one tiny tool. It offers a bottle opener, flat and phillips screwdrivers, all in a tool that’s just under 2″ long and nestles neatly between your keys. Comes in raw titanium and a variety of anodized color finishes.

S.H.O.V.E.L. Spork

S.H.O.V.E.L. Spork

SparkFun’s titanium Semi-Horned Oblong Versatile Eating Ladle combines a spoon, fork, serrated knife, bottle opener, and paracord wrap in one. Best of all the S.H.O.V.E.L’s plans are open-source, so you can make your own, and even extend or modify the design.

Olight I3T Flashlight

Olight I3T Flashlight

Olight’s small-but-mighty pocket flashlight features a water-resistant aluminum body with a unique knurled grip design. It offers 180 lumens of brightness from a single AAA battery, and has a TIR optic lens for a smooth beam. The zig-zag pocket clip offers carrying versatility. Available in desert tan and black.

Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Saw

Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Saw

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 13 bucks and grabbing the version with the 10-blade set.

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Stanley FatMax Power Claw

Stanley FatMax Power Claw

Stanley’s unique power strip is built into an industrial strength, spring-loaded clamp with rubberized claws. The design means you can securely place outlets without worry that they will shift when moving your power tool cords. It only has three outlets though, and you’ll still need an extension cord to reach your wall outlet.

Kershaw PT-1 Keychain Tool

Kershaw PT-1 Keychain Tool

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.

Milwaukee M12 Bluetooth Radio

Milwaukee M12 Bluetooth Radio

Milwaukee Tool’s 2951-20 job site audio system features a rugged housing that’s water and dust resistant. It has AM and FM radio tuners, a backlit LCD clock, and Bluetooth connectivity for mobile devices. When plugged in, it doubles as a charger for M12 batteries for Milwaukee’s cordless power tools.

Lumintop EDC18 Flashlight

Lumintop EDC18 Flashlight

This palm-sized, aluminum alloy flashlight cranks out a peak 2800 lumens from a single 18650 battery. It has three Cree XP-L LEDs with optics engineered for a smooth and wide beam. It’s IP68 waterproof, and has a magnetic tail, and built-in multifunction clip for mounting versatility.

DIY Mechanic’s Creeper

DIY Mechanic’s Creeper

I Like to Make Stuff has another project that’s incredibly useful yet fairly easy to build. His take on the mechanic’s creeper is mainly made of plywood, casters and foam, though he did add a tray for tools on the side as well as small flashlights on flexible mounts.

The Bottle Opener 2

The Bottle Opener 2

Discommon’s bottle opener is the most expensive opener we’ve featured, but it’s a beautiful work of art for the everyday carry aficionado. Thanks to precision machining, they were able to perforate its grade 5 titanium body, then hand-stitched leather in place for an elegant grip. Choose from orange/satin or navy/shiny finishes.

The Sawyer Utility Bracelet

Whether you need to open a package, slice up an apple, or tighten a screw, you’ll always be prepared with Higher Objects’ wristband, which packs a knife with a flat head screwdriver tip. It’s made from stainless steel and leather, and comes in black/black or stainless/brown color combos. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.

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Benchmade Mini Bugout Knife

Benchmade Mini Bugout Knife

The cute-as-a-bug Mini Bugout is an everyday carry pocket knife small enough to pack inside an Altoids tin. Scaled down to a closed length of 3.7” and weighing in at just 1.5 ounces, Benchmade’s baby is made of CPM-S30V blade steel with a Grivory handle, making it tough enough for adventures big and small.

M48 Kommando Survival Hammer

M48 Kommando Survival Hammer

United Cutlery’s long-handled, spiked stainless steel hammer will tear through just about anything you smack with it, making it the perfect tool for demolition work, or fending off the undead while keeping them at more than arm’s-length, making you far less susceptible to being turned.

Shadow Foam Tool Wall

Shadow Foam Tool Wall

There are lots of ways to keep tools organized, but there’s something very satisfying about custom-cut foam dividers that hold tools perfectly in place. The guys at Shadow Foam make that kind of dense foam, and recently used a huge sheet of it to create an epic wall for mounting and organizing all their Makita power tools.

Neiko Car Work Light

Neiko Car Work Light

This skinny, cordless light is designed to attach underneath a vehicle’s hood, providing bright and even illumination while you work. It has 202 LED lamps which output up to 1200 lumens. It adjusts from 47″ to 76″ wide to fit a variety of hoods, and its spring-loaded, padded clips reduce the risk of damaging paint.

ChowPal Multitool & Utensil Set

ChowPal Multitool & Utensil Set

Outdoor Edge’s ChowPal is a set of stainless steel utensils. You get a fork, a spoon and a knife that folds into the spoon. The fork is also a wrench, a flathead screwdriver, a can opener and a bottle opener. The fork and spoon can be locked into each other when not in use.

Gerber GDC Money Clip

Gerber GDC Money Clip

Gerber’s money clip is designed to hold cash and up to five cards, and packs a secret – a 1.75″ fine-edge stainless steel blade for everyday cutting or emergency needs. Its body is made from rust-proof titanium-coated steel with a G-10 front plate. Measures 3.6″ long when closed.

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