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ToughBuilt Modular Tool Bag

ToughBuilt Modular Tool Bag
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ToughBuilt’s 30″ long tool bag can be configured to hold just the tools you need. Its center bin has three removable dividers with pockets and elastic loops, while its ends each hold a removable, soft-sided case. The bag has multiple pockets on its exterior and is built to last. We wish it included the shoulder strap, though.

Pit Command Talons Fire Pit Tool

Pit Command Talons Fire Pit Tool

These 24″ long log grabbers are designed specifically for smokeless fire pits. They’re made from high-strength carbon steel with a heat-resistant powder-coat finish. Their 135º pincers have claw-like tips that grab securely into wood, while molded grips keep your hands from touching the hot metal. Made in the USA.

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E-one Pocket EDC Tool

E-one Pocket EDC Tool

Ant Design’s pocket-sized multitool combines a pry bar, a nail file, a bottle opener, horizontal and vertical bit drivers, and a short ruler in one. It has a hidden compartment inside which holds a single screwdriver bit, as well as a removable pocket clip. Choose from CNC machined brass or titanium versions.

Ryker Bag Tool Roll

Ryker Bag Tool Roll
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Keep hand tools organized with The Ryker Bag. This tool roll is made from water- and grease-resistant fabric and has four zipper compartments for screwdrivers, knives, pliers, and wrenches, along with two small, detachable zipper cases. It hangs from built-in grommets, and its center can carry longer tools when rolled up.

Worx 20V Leafjet Cordless Leaf Blower

Worx 20V Leafjet Cordless Leaf Blower
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This small but powerful leaf blower has a 20V, 4.0Ah battery pack for longer runtimes than other cordless models. Its turbine fan can push out air at speeds up to 125 mph, and a variable air control nozzle lets you choose between high-volume or high-speed air. Includes a standard Worx Power Share battery and charger.

Klein Tools iOS Thermal Imager

Klein Tools iOS Thermal Imager
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This gadget plugs into the bottom of your iPhone or iPad’s lightning port to capture thermal images. It’s designed primarily for construction and inspection tasks but could also be used for science experiments. Its 10800-pixel sensor is accurate to 0.1ºF and can measure temperatures from -40ºF to 752ºF (-20ºC to 400ºC).

DMOS Delta Collapsible Shovel

DMOS Delta Collapsible Shovel
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This steel and aluminum shovel collapses down to 24″ x 11″ x 2.75″, and opens up to support up to 1000 pounds. It adjusts between 24″, 37″, 51″ length and its spade-style blade digs through the toughest dirt. At 6 lb. 5 oz. it’s pretty light, but if you’re looking to minimize pack weight, check out DMOS’ all-aluminum Delta Pro.

Titaner Titanium EDC Ruler

Titaner Titanium EDC Ruler
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This high-end metric ruler features a caliper design with a sliding pointer and a lock wheel. Its center is decorated with a tactile brass grille which provides grip when sliding. Thanks to its durable titanium construction, its caliper can also be used as an open-ended wrench.

BK Skeleton Skinner Knife

BK Skeleton Skinner Knife

A lightweight, skeletonized knife from Belnap Custom Knives. The expert blade maker has been making a custom version of this ulu-style knife that sells for $175 and is ramping up for a more affordable production model. Each is made from D2 tool steel and comes with a fitted Kydex sheath. View a 3D model of the knife here.

Reapr Versa TAC Wrecking Bar

Reapr Versa TAC Wrecking Bar
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This mid-sized pry tool offers greater leverage than pocket-sized pry bars, but at 10″ long, it’s still small enough to toss in a backpack. It includes a sharp cutting and prying blade, ripper hook, multi-wrench, and nail puller, all set into a full tang stainless steel bar with 6″ textured handles for maximum grip.

WESN MT Multitool

WESN MT Multitool
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WESN’s lightweight pocket tool is about as minimal as you can get. Milled from titanium, its open-loop body can hang from a keychain or carabiner and provides four functions: flathead screwdriver, scraper, pry bar, and bottle opener. It’s available in natural titanium or black finishes.

World’s Largest Thor’s Hammer

World’s Largest Thor’s Hammer

The Hacksmith spent more than the cost of Tesla Model S to make the world’s largest Thor’s hammer. His team fabricated the enormous Mjolnir by painstakingly welding numerous sheets of steel. It measures more than 15 feet tall when standing on its head. Watching it get dipped into the galvanizing tanks was amazing.

3D-Printed Fractal Vise

3D-Printed Fractal Vise

Inspired by the antique fractal jaw vise that Hand Tool Rescue restored, Teaching Tech created a 3D-printed version of the fascinating workbench tool. Like the original, it can hold irregularly-shaped objects with its rotating grippers. Grab the STL files to print your own at Thingiverse, or play with the CAD file at OnShape.

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ThruNite T1 Flashlight

ThruNite T1 Flashlight
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Despite being just 2.7″ long, this pocket-size flashlight manages to crank out an impressive 1500 lumens in its maximum power mode. It has a CREE XHP50 LED light source, Firefly, Turbo, Strobe, and stepless dimming modes, and recharges via a USB cable. Available in neutral white or cool white LED color temperatures.

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.

Screw Biter Screw Extractor Drivers

Screw Biter Screw Extractor Drivers
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Removing an old, rusty, or damaged screw can be a massive pain. Crescent Tools aims to solve that problem these special drivers, designed to be struck with a hammer to dig into the heads of stuck screws, improving grip and the likelihood you can extract them properly. The 2pc. set includes 1/4″ flat and #2 Phillips drivers.

Rokit Rider Fishing Tool Holder

Rokit Rider Fishing Tool Holder
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Keep your fishing gear organized with this patented tool holder from Bits Mfg Co. It attaches to rocket-style fishing rod holders and is perfect for holding needle nose pliers for extracting hooks and small scissors for cutting line. Pairs perfectly with Bubba shears (not included.)

Making a Double-bladed Saw

Making a Double-bladed Saw

The Q typically spends his time building things that aren’t particularly useful. But this time out, he came up with a design for a saw that can cut through tree limbs twice as fast as usual. The saw uses a pair of blades and a spring to clamp down against the wood to double cutting speed.

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.

ATECH 9-in-1 Pen

ATECH 9-in-1 Pen
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This enhanced version of ATECH’s multi pen has nine functions instead of seven. In addition to a ballpoint pen and stylus, it has flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, a nail file, a metric/imperial ruler, a bubble level, a bottle opener, and a box cutter. It’s made from a durable mix of metals and is TSA-compliant.

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ToughBuilt Scraper Utility Tool

ToughBuilt Scraper Utility Tool
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This multi-purpose bladed tool provides two main functions. It works as a five-blade retractable utility knife for opening packages and scoring drywall, but can also hold blades sideways for scraping stickers and adhesives off of glass, tile, or mirrors. It also has a paint can opener at its rear.

Making a Steel Hammer from Washers

Making a Steel Hammer from Washers

Hammers typically have a solid metal or wood handle and a solid metal head. But this unique hand tool by Hassan Abu-Izmero (with the help of his trainee Damian) conceals that structure under dozens of stainless steel washers welded together. The washers appear to be purely aesthetic, but they sure look cool.

SpongeBob SawPants

SpongeBob SawPants

Musician Grégoire Blanc busted out his musical saw and bow to perform a cover version of the song Hawaiian Theremin from the SpongeBob SquarePants episode Love That Squid. It sounds just right played on the saw, but it’s ironic that Grégoire actually knows how to play the theremin.

Topeak Ninja 16+ Multitool

Topeak Ninja 16+ Multitool
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This versatile tool is perfect for your bike bag, packing in several useful functions for repairing and tuning your bicycle on the go. It packs in Philips and flat screwdrivers, multiple hex, Torx, and spoke wrenches, as well as a chain tool and chain hook. They all fold up into a durable polycarbonate handle which provides leverage.

Knipex Cobra XS Mini Pliers

Knipex Cobra XS Mini Pliers

Made in Germany, these 4″ long slip-joint pliers Knipex are small enough to carry in your pants pocket but strong enough for serious work in the field. They offer one-handed adjustment and lock firmly onto pipes, nuts, and other objects you need to grab up to 1″ in diameter. For bigger jobs, they come in sizes from 5″ to 22″.

Shark EDC Tool

Shark EDC Tool
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This unique multitool features a design reminiscent of a shark’s profile. It combines a pry bar with a bottle opener, box cutter, and bit driver. It’s made from TC4 titanium alloy, and its handle has a shiny blue finish. Rubber O-rings keep the driver bit securely in place when not in use.

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