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Worx WG320 Jaw Saw

Conventional power saws typically have their cutting teeth exposed on the edges that one wrong swing can lead to massive injuries. With the Worx Jawsaw, the cutting teeth are positioned inside its jaw-like design so you get a much safer tool for cutting limbs and branches off of trees. The secret to the Jawsaw is its auto-tension feature that allows it to maintain the correct tension so you…

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InstruMMents 01 Dimensioning Instrument

Engineers, CAD professionals, and tinkerers as well as any other individual who happens to have a knack for measuring the dimensions of 3D objects, the InstruMMents 01 is just for you. The 01 is the first of its kind dimensioning instrument that goes where no ordinary tape measure or even high-tech laser measurements dare venture. It comes in a minimalist body that houses its unique measuring infrastructure. It…

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Spike + Bar

The Spike + Bar is a lightweight yet tough tool that’s perfect for everyday carry. It’s a spike and pry tool that will help save your knife’s tip from getting damaged. The Spike + Bar marries a heavy duty and super-tough titanium spike and an elegantly finished premium grade aluminum. The titanium spike can be easily inserted through the aluminum casing for added security. To use, one simply…

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Workhard Anywhere Ruler Bracelet

Find yourself conflicted when it comes to wearing accessories that aren’t, in some way or another, functional? At least it’s a non-issue with the Ruler Bracelet, a collaborative project between Work Hard Anywhere and LA-based leather brand The Goods. Available in both 14-inch and 16-inch versions, the Ruler Bracelet is handmade of leather in the USA and features an imperial ruler on one side as well as a metric one on the other….

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Gerber Strap Cutter

Designed especially for use in emergency situations, the Gerber Strap Cutter is a nifty survivalist tool that can help save lives when it comes down to it. It has a unique and innovative design that effectively shields its 420HC steel cutting edge for safety. When fully deployed, the blade easily cuts through anything. Its rubber grip has been molded to fit any-size hand while its finger hole further adds…

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Qbit Precision Measurement System

Qbit prides itself of being able to transform an otherwise aging, ancient tool into something that is more functional and noteworthy in the 21st century. The Qbit system is comprised of measuring artifacts that are precision machined from high quality stainless steel and brass. Each tool comes with precision turned measurement scales either in Metric or Standard units. The laser-etched graphics mean you don’t have to worry about…

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The BitzBlade 2.0

Instead of rummaging through your box-load of tools, you may want to simply pull out the BitzBlade 2.0 from your pocket and perform quick fixes, complex repairs, and even routine maintenance work. The BitzBlade 2.0’s revolutionary design allows it to incorporate 26 different tools to get you on the go. The device comes with 9 pieces of double-sided S2 steel bits, a window breaker, a stainless steel knife,…

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Gransfors Scandinavian Forest Axe

Whether it is for felling trees, chopping firewood, or even cutting off tree limbs, you’ll find the Granfors Scandinavian Forest Axe to be more than capable of pulling off a professionally executed task. The 25-inch long wooden handle is slightly curved and quite thicker towards the base of the axe, giving it exceptional balance as you swing it to cut into the fresh and resinous wood. Its length…

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Victorinox SwissTool BS

Stainless steel won’t oxidize in normal working conditions. But if you operate in the extremes, the Victorinox SwissTool BS multitool is for you. Its eponymous burnished — or black oxide — steel is even better protected against corrosion than standard stainless. While that mightn’t matter if it wasn’t packed with functionality, it is: the tool includes flip-out pliers, two blades (one straight, one serrated), wood and metal saws, a…

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SOG Sync I Multitool

Not unlike their belt-appropriate Sync II, SOG’s Sync I Multitool is ready on a moment’s notice, only it’s smaller and thus more appropriate for attaching to a backpack strap, boot, or even a smaller belt. One hand’s all that’s needed for release from its clip mount, though you’ll need both to pry the handles apart to reveal pliers with an integrated bolt gripper, a wire cutter, crimper, a ruler, a bottle…

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AutoXscape Car Emergency Tool

The AutoXscape Car Emergency Tool is one of those products you’ll buy, throw in your glovebox, and hopefully forget about. Until the day you need to use it, which, with any luck, will never come. The tool’s three functions include an IPX7 waterproof 135 lumen flashlight, a SK2 high-carbon steel seatbelt cutter (which is particularly useful when you’re hanging upside down in a flipped car with your full weight on the belt),…

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Stanley Model 1 3D Printer

Stanley has been making tools and hardware for upwards of a century and a half. Their latest is a bit more high-tech than average. The Stanley Model 1 3D Printer, created in partnership with Sindoh, is built with reliability, quality of prints, and (especially) ease of use, in mind, with a cube-shaped, desktop-sized design, auto-loading filament system compatible with PLA and ABS printing materials, and a 5-inch touchscreen display. Run it plugged straight…

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Lindlund Ruler

Bridging the gap between our physical and digital worlds isn’t quite as easy as it should be. Since app, magazine, and web designs often starts as sketches on paper, the Lindlund Ruler — the first to do the above — becomes indispensable. It unifies several units of measurement that modern designers need on its four edges (including 2 internal), spanning centimetres to inches and picas to pixels, the latter divvied up…

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Bit Bar EDC Screwdriver

Finding a pocket-worthy screwdriver isn’t particularly hard. But few have ever actually simplified carrying bits, which means you’re stuck with one or maybe two bit types in your multitool. Big Idea Design’s Bit Bar EDC Screwdriver handles your bits first and foremost thanks to a magnetic push bar that ejects the eight contained bit heads out of hex-sized holes with a press of your thumb and that retracts immediately when…

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Cha-O-Ha Cyclist Card Multitool

Multitools save space when compared to their individual single-tool counterparts, but despite this most are rather bulky. Not the Cha-O-Ha Cyclist Card Multi tool which is theoretically small enough to fit into a wallet (we say it like this because it’s heavy-duty thick-cut metal isn’t the thinnest) and definitely compact enough to slip away incognito in your saddle bag, jersey pocket, or small messenger bag. The two-part card is made of the same…

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Ryobi Whole Stud Detector

Stud detectors are not user friendly devices since they’re usually just equipped with a light or two and a speaker, emitting an annoying beep that vaguely lets you know where a stud is hiding. Ryobi’s Whole Stud Detector leaves less to chance thanks to Auto Deep Scan technology and a series of seven lights that illuminate to show you the entire length of the stud as you pass over it, leaving less to luck…

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Milwaukee Redstick Level

You might not think much about spirit levels, but Milwaukee does. And the fruit of their labor is the Redstick Level. It’s first of all precise, with a guaranteed accuracy of just 0.029 degrees provided by highly readable, high-contrast (and replaceable, in the event that one breaks or ceases to be accurate) magnified vials. Moreover its red aluminum frame isn’t completely hollow but is instead reinforced by a metal backbone at the…

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SOG Sync II Belt Buckle Multitool

The best multitool is the one you’ll have on your person when it’s really needed. And most of the time that means we’ve out of luck and need to slice open boxes with a key or tighten a screw with a paperclip. But entrust a SOG Sync II Belt Buckle Multitool to your pant-holding duties and you’ll never be without a tool that detaches with a single hand and handles…

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All In Bike Multitool

The All In Bike Multitool is built for cyclists, but it won’t take up any space in your bike bag. Nor can you forget it at home because it slips into the [otherwise completely useless] hollow space in your bike’s crankshaft (that is, in the axle between the pedals), locking in place thanks to seven powerful neodymium magnets. If you need a hand, yank it out; the Italian-made tool comes…

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SOG Baton Q1 Multitool Pen

Remember PowerPenz? The SOG Baton Q1 Multitool Pen is a bit like those, but actually useful (and also, you know, not a cheap plastic toy). Part of SOG’s new Baton collection, the TSA-friendly Q1 thrives in office and work settings, functioning as an ordinary ballpoint pen, albeit one with a pressurized ink cartridge. Split it in two and it transforms into a spring-assisted scissor. Its two other functions (totalling four in all)…

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Grypmat Tool Mat

You don’t need to work on airplane engines to appreciate the versatility of the Grypmat Tool Mat. This bright orange polymer-silicone mat is non-magnetic, chemical resistant, and anti-static, but most of all it’s flexible and, as hinted by its name, highly grippy, sticking to a variety of uneven work surfaces to keep your tools in close proximity. Its non-absorbent material won’t suck in grease or dirt so cleaning is…

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit

The Millennium Falcon isn’t in the best of shape. Short of having an R2 droid onboard to handle repairs, the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit should do nicely. The die-cast zinc alloy Falcon replica stashes two carbon steel screwdrivers — one a flathead and the other a Phillips — in its escape pods, four hex keys that stash away in its cargo bay (and that are accessible via…

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Titanium Little Pinch More

It’s downright tiny, yet the Titanium Little Pinch More is completely packed with features that you wouldn’t expect from a tool of its stature. Functions include scissors, tweezers, a flathead screwdriver as well as a Phillips, a small knife, a bottle opener (though you’ll need a loop, like a keyring, for leverage), a wire stripper, and can also be used as a lever or even as a can opener…

GET IT: ~$60

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Key-Bit Keychain Tool

Don’t expect it to help much with larger, more daunting projects, but if you need a particular screwdriver on your keychain the Key-Bit Keychain Tool is the one with which to carry it. The pill-shaped Key-Bit is made of either knurled copper or aluminum and fits most standard 1/4-inch bits. It won’t come apart in your pocket since two neodymium magnets hold the halves together with a separation force of over 6…

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