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Monday, February 23, 2015
$35 - $81 from Kickstarter »

The KeyBiner calls itself a more refined version of the carabiner, but you might recognize it as a more souped up version of the KeySmart. Both remove some of the bulk and all of the jangle of schlepping around a fat wad of...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
$7.99 - $38.99 from Amazon »

Schnelle Engineering fabricates far more keychain pocket tools than will ever fit in your pocket, but if you can pick just one of the company's curiously-shaped designs, you'll be golden and FAA-compliant for cracking open...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
$169 from Coolbox »

Hmmm, it appears that a certain cooler has started a trend. And while the Coolbox doesn't have a blender...yet...this so-called "toolbox of the future" does transcend all other toolboxes I've seen in terms of features, handiness, souped uppedness, and, yes, fine, coolness....

Saturday, February 8, 2014
$12.99 - $36.99 from Amazon »

The Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key is intended for use by trained law enforcement, military, and security professionals only. However, TIHK will sell a pair of them to anyone with a credit card and $13. Because that is the...

Monday, February 9, 2015
$90 from Iain Sinclair »

The Cardsharp4 from Iain Sinclair is the latest generation of his folding metal credit card knife. Originally designed as a last ditch, lightweight surgical knife that's easily disposable, the Cardsharp4 is CNC-machined from...

Thursday, July 31, 2014
$29 from Amazon »

Each of these Higo no Kami knives, traditional Japanese non-locking folding blades, are handmade and imported directly from Japan. And if you don't believe me, believe the superb English translation of their product description:...

Saturday, January 10, 2015
$199.99 from Amazon »

Sometimes it's kinda cool when the power goes out and you can pretend like you're camping in your own bedroom. Ha! Yeah, that's true for about 10 minutes once every 3 years, and only when it's between 65 and 72 degrees outside....

Thursday, March 12, 2015
$43.58 from Amazon »

One thing I am not so great at is measuring things to within 1/16". How tedious it is counting all those little hash marks. I think we should just round to the nearest foot. That's what I did in the online dating profile I...

Sunday, January 19, 2014
$350 from United Nuclear »

Whoa. The Supermagnet, a 4" diameter, 2" thick neodymium disc, comes with more red alerts than a limo filled with tequila, coke, condomless hookers with herpes, and a blind chauffeur. "WARNING - VERY POWERFUL." "EXTREMELY...

Saturday, December 6, 2014
$21.99 - $24.99 from Bondic »

The future of glue is...not a glue! That's Bondic's battle cry anyway. According to its creators, the world's first Liquid Plastic Welder works anywhere glue does, plus anywhere glue fails like a stoner playing Whac-A-Mole....

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
$195 - $215 from Boone Rings »

If Bruce Boone's Man Ring is too much Guido for your finger, have a look at his latest creation: the Man Tag. Incorporating all of its predecessor's multi-tool implements, plus a few more for acts of self-defense, the Man...

Saturday, June 23, 2012
$49.95 from Amazon »

Kinkajou. The word sounds like it applies to a precocious, yet cuddly, mammalian sidekick that sits on your shoulder and surreptitiously swipes peoples' two-bite brownies and tubes of lip gloss during walks through the park....

Friday, August 29, 2014

Triple Aught Design's Skeleton Key is a crafty piece of EDC with a versatile anatomical structure and bones US-made of solid 6AL-4V titanium billet. Not just a multi-tool but, in its attractive and svelte package, a mini-tool...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
$49.99 from Amazon »

I feel like giving men tool kits as gifts is sort of like giving women exercise equipment: it's the ultimate passive aggressive way to take a dig. In this case, "Hey, do some chores," instead of, "Hey, lose some weight." But...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
$5.86 from Amazon »

I'm sure there are stronger magnets out there, but these tiny, 1/2" x 1/8" neodymium discs carry instructions to keep them away from children and not to use them as toys, so I'd say they have some pretty serious sucking power....

Saturday, September 7, 2013
$143.29 from Amazon »

I was just sitting here picking my nose and it dawned on me: human hands are the original multi-tool. Then I started thinking about all of the varied tasks they can perform in their host of contortions, nose picking being...

Friday, August 16, 2013
$29.97 from Amazon »

One time I knew this girl who was a regular blood donor, and apparently if you're a regular blood donor the blood bank pesters you to donate even more blood, and so whenever they would call she'd look at her caller ID and...

Monday, January 21, 2013
$101.95 from Amazon »

Hey kids, not only will Bushnell's Torch flashlight illuminate the bogeyman and monsters under your bed, its blast of a 165-lumen, perfectly square HD beam of light will probably blind them long enough for you to grab your...

Thursday, September 11, 2014
$320 - $350 from indiegogo »

Having recently returned from a trip to Tornado Alley, during which I was ripped from my slumber one night and told to get the hell out of bed and down to the basement, I can sympathize with Steven Anderson's life in Joplin...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
$20 - $75 from Pearce Knives »

I was going to call Logan Pearce's handmade knives, which seem to grow seamlessly out of manly implements such as wrenches, bolts, rebars, and tire irons, "Tool Man Knives". But "tool" has such a negative connotation anymore...

Monday, December 22, 2014
$9.75 from Unikia »

Sure you could use a knife to clean the caked dirt and gunk out of the crevices of your shoes. You could also use a knife to clean the caked dirt and gunk out from under your fingernails. But it's probably not the best idea....

Friday, September 12, 2014
$43.50 from Amazon »

Re-soldering the backyard gutters and then lighting up the sugar on a creme brulee until it melts into a delectably crisp shell. That's the kind of stuff around the house I really enjoy...having my mama do. And now with Dremel's...

Sunday, May 11, 2014
$139.95 from CarbonLite Tools »

Who wants the same kind of carbon fiber used to build F1 race cars and spaceships also used to build the tools used to build carbon fiber F1 race cars and spaceships? CarbonLite calls its carbon fiber wrenches "the next generation...

Saturday, May 11, 2013
$79 from Cole-Bar »

Although I enjoy calling people tools, I don't really understand how the term came to be an insult. Aren't tools generally helpful and beneficial to the cause of man, as opposed to the burdens of dead-weight idiocy implied...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
$20 from Amazon »

The RADTriage Radiation Detector is a U.S. Military-grade personal dosimeter, which I need because the homeless guy outside my office is always warning me about how the government is secretly allowing high levels of radiation...

Monday, November 25, 2013
$500 from Huzza »

A carbon fiber handle holsters 120 layers of Swedish rose stainless damascus steel in this folding pocket knife fit for a pretty, pretty princess, or a male with extraordinarily refined and luxurious tastes. Like myself....

Saturday, March 29, 2014
$22 from Amazon »

One time when I was a young boy I, like all young boys, wanted to hang a Tawny Kitaen poster on my wall. But I didn't have any poster putty on hand, so as an alternative I licked its 4 corners and stuck Tawny to my closet...

Thursday, July 24, 2014
$128.23 from Amazon »

Did you know there's a Hall of Fame for knife makers? Well there is. And Ken Onion is in it. And when he's not fulfilling his Hall of Fame knife-making duties, he's collaborating with Work Sharp to design this Knife & Tool...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
$8.60 from Amazon »

I wouldn't typically brag about something I have that's only 1.47" long, but when it comes to a powerful flashlight I want to attach to my keychain or dangle from my belt loop Streamlight's Nano Light actually gets points...

Friday, September 27, 2013
$69.50 from Garrett Wade »

The Yankee Push Drill does not plug into the wall, which means its successful use is dependent entirely upon the well-oiled machine that is its handler's body. I bet my right arm and shoulder would be sore for 3 days if I...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
$49.99 from Amazon »

I guess if you're going to call yourself the most beautiful something in the world, being a flashlight is a pretty safe bet. What other flashlight is going to challenge you? A Maglight? One of those chunky neon yellow monstrosities?...

Friday, December 26, 2014
$18 from Amazon »

Magwear has created a Magnetic Wristband for handymen, seamstresses, tinkerers, and people digging lost assembly parts from Christmas morning out of the carpet to use in their maker/builder/cleaner upper pursuits. The top...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
$39.97 from Amazon »

Vampire Professional Tools, first of Vampliers screw pliers and now of the Super Combo Scissors, should have hired the same person to name the latter who they did to coin the former. Or they should have hired me. I would have...

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's like a cordless drill, except desirable for use on a tire. That is, when applied the automatic inflator will shoot air into the tire instead of puncturing it and letting air out. Though using a cordless drill for the...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
$6.60 from Amazon »

Slice makes kinder, gentler tools in soothing hues to perform some of life's rigorous and thankless tasks. Such as opening boxes and impossibly-sealed packages. Hacking through shrink-wrap. Clipping coupons. At least those...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Sold Out from Amazon »

The thing I remember most about last month is suction. Thanks to the Mighty Mug, I have never been more impressed by this simple method of sticking things to other things. No joke. After passing a couple of Mighty Mugs around...

Saturday, July 12, 2014
$88.95 from Amazon »

The Wagner Smart Power Roller System makes the incredibly sucky job of painting walls slightly less sucky. Insert your 1- or 5-gallon can into the Wagner base and then choose the speed (1 to 9) at which you'd like the electric...

Thursday, October 3, 2013
$419 from Amazon »

The Makita 18V Cordless Autofeed Screwdriver powerfully delivers screw after screw with a 4-pole motor capable of 4,000 RPMs. It is ideal for decking and sub-floor applications. And also for quickly bolting The Big Coloring...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
$6.79 from Amazon »

Hey, it's a lock back Key Knife for all of my knifely pursuits, such as opening my fan mail, defending myself against my neighbor's deceptively aggressive Havanese, and slicing through vacuum packs of PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter...

Monday, March 10, 2014
$8.13 from Amazon »

That Striker Hand Tools' hands-free Magnetic Light Mine looks like an Everlasting Gobstopper is just the cherry on top of this cherry-sized task light. For illumination in tight spaces during repairs, tinkering, and upgrades...

Monday, June 10, 2013
$79.95 from WickedLasers.com »

For the times you'd rather use the World's Most Powerful Laser to shed light on a situation instead of to incinerate its components, Wicked Lasers' Phosforce flashlight adapter for their Arctic 1W handheld laser pointer will...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
$22.50 from Amazon »

Let's face it, even though we're adults now (sort of), we're still very damn scared a little bit scared of the dark. Rather than walk this path alone, why not carry a known Jedi weapon at your side? It provides a sense of...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My friend DeAndre ran with the bulls in Pamplona once, and he assures me that the expression "strong like bull" is no, well, no bullshit. People get impaled and tossed and stampeded and DeAndre saw one guy take a horn to the...

Sunday, February 12, 2012
Sold Out from Amazon »

Grab a PIRANHA pocket tool, and become a hero of life. With just this palm-sized, multi-purpose nugget of brilliance you'll be able to swoop through town popping bottles of Bud, tightening the bolts of leaky plumbing fixtures...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Almost a year ago Patrick Lehoux's Kinkajou Bottle Cutter found funding success on Kickstarter as an efficient glass slicer that bypasses the bulk and unattractiveness of standard models. It transforms beer, wine, liquor...

Sunday, September 9, 2012
$109.99 from Amazon »

WORX's JawSaw endeavors to make limbing and trimming efforts--which help the arrival of fall suck even more--slightly less of a pain in the ass. Part pruner, part chainsaw, the JawSaw's extendable handle and electrical powering...

Monday, November 18, 2013
$15.43 from Amazon »

That's a pretty sweet neck on that Zippo. If I had what they're calling the "Flex Neck" I bet I could bend over and...um...look at the back of my knees. The utility lighter's slim nozzle was designed to slip through grill...

Friday, August 24, 2012
$42.99 from Amazon »

A Drill Gun Power Screwdriver. That's kind of ridiculous. I want one. I'd be like part Bob Villa and part James Bond. Or part Tim "the Tool Man" Taylor and part Super Trooper. Or part Dwayne Schneider (you young'uns will just...

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