We always enjoy watching rusty old things made to look like new. In this video from KILO Restoration, they take the process to the extreme, scrubbing off caked-on rust from a mid-20th-century socket wrench, then painstakingly polishing it back to an amazing mirror chrome finish.
As part of its 2021 Art Event, IKEA is selling this playful flashlight which pays tribute to the humble Allen wrench, the tiny tool required to assemble much the company’s furniture. The flashlight measures 7-3/4″ long and comes in either shiny silver or blue finishes.
This versatile hand tool is basically a complete set of socket wrenches. Its dual rotating heads can turn both metric and standard hex bolts in 16 different sizes, as well as 12-point, round hex, square, spline, and Torx bolts. It can even dig in and turn damaged bolt heads.
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.
Builder Hassan Abu-Izmero had a little time on his hands and decided to build himself a piece of furniture that celebrates his craft. He made the rustic wooden table from rough pieces of timber and steel, then used a Shaper Tools Origin handheld CNC to route out precise insets for five wrenches embedded in its tabletop.
This palm-sized ratcheting socket wrench helps you turn bolts in tight spaces. Its center has a gimbal design which allows it to pivot on two axes, so you can squeeze into traditionally tricky locations and still turn it. Available in a 1/4″ or 3/8″ drive to fit a variety of standard sockets.
If you ever have to access a screw or bolt in a really tight spot, Powerbuilt’s low-profile driver could be a big timesaver. Its ratcheting design and thumb notches increase leverage and minimize hand cramps. Comes in 1/4″ and 3/8″ socket sizes, with a 1/4″ hex driver on its opposite side. A great addition to any toolbox.
This beautifully constructed, stainless steel adjustable wrench is as eye-catching as it is useful. When not being used to tighten or loosen bolts, or to clamp objects together, it doubles as a fidget toy and a desktop conversation piece. Its design is inspired by a classic monkey wrench, but using modern manufacturing techniques.
Loggerhead’s multitool packs in 34 functions in one, with its self-adjusting “bionic wrench” that covers 14 different metric and Imperial sizes, along with a 1/4 driver and 20 bits that stow inside of its handle grips. Its handles are designed to maximize torque, allowing for confident turning of even stubborn nuts and bolts.
This puck-shaped tool lets you carry a set of socket wrenches anywhere. Its universal Cr-Mo steel sockets fit 15 different SAE and Metric socket sizes, and can turn hexagonal, Torx, spline, square, and even damaged bolt heads. It also can hold hex driver bits with its magnetic 1/4″ holder.
Unlike regular adjustable wrenches, there’s no fumbling around with that spinny dial with these. Instead, this wrench adjusts to the size of nuts and bolts from 1/16-inch to 1-1/8 with a squeeze of its handle. Simply push the release button to pop it back open.