Tools

Rock'n'Roller Multicarts

$69 - $299.99 from Amazon »

Even though the name is cheesy, there's really no better way to describe these 8-in-1 multi-carts than Rock'n'Roller. Whether you're moving luggage, sound equipment, a new refrigerator, or all of your personal belongings...

Readyman Hostage Escape Credit Card

$12.95 from Amazon »

This is all of course presuming you get to keep your wallet after you've been taken hostage. And that you can maneuver your cuffed, roped, or zip-tied hands inside it to grab Readyman's credit card of escape tools. Oh...

THOR Hammer Tool Kit

Utilitarian cosplay. How many occasions do you have to use those two words together in a sentence? (And can you say them 5 times fast?) Ever since I got the ix-nay on wearing my "formal and "functional" Mongol armor suit...

Keter Adjustable Folding Work Station

$89.75 from Amazon »

DIY anywhere with Keter's work station in a suitcase. The adjustable bench sets up sturdy on steel legs in about two seconds with instant-release latches, and has a 1,000-pound weight-bearing capacity for use as anything...

MBI Mini Flashlight Matchbook

$32 from indiegogo »

Strike a MatchLight. Actually, just press its head lightly against any hard surface to set this little flame ablaze. The MBI MatchBook is an 8-strong set of tiny LED flashlights lined up and packaged just like their fire-summoning...

UpCart - All-Terrain Stair-Climbing Cart

$95.99 from Amazon »

I wish someone would make a suitcase with these UpCart kind of wheels on it. I just got back from Mexico, a land of many stairs and no elevators, and now me and She-Ra: Princess of Power's so-called "roller bags" are...

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Wear-N-Write Wearable Dry Erase Board

$14.95 from Amazon »

May I present to you the latest breakthrough in wearable technology: the Wear-N-Write Dry Erase Board! No Bluetooth, no app, and no recharging required for use!...

Custom LeatherCraft 75-Pocket Tool Backpack

$92.99 from Amazon »

A tool bag for your favorite tool mule. Custom LeatherCraft has overhauled this traditional backpack into the handyman's ultimate companion. The heavy-duty bag is made of ballistic poly fabric and divided into 5 zippered...

BlueFire Waterproof Smartphone Endoscope

$22.99 - $30.99 from Amazon »

How many times would you have performed your own throat endoscopy if only you'd had a smartphone-compatible snake tube camera system? I'm guessing close to a thousand. But if not, maybe there have been other times a 10-meter...

Dremel Versa Tip Butane Soldering Torch

$39.99 from Amazon »

Dremel knows that bigger isn't always better, and sometimes all you need is the tip. Their Versa Tip butane soldering torch kit is a portable tool for makers, craftsmen, and handymen that comes stocked with accessories...

Custom Leathercraft Carpenter's Tool Bag

$34.99 from Amazon »

Tools come in all shapes and sizes, and Custom Leathercraft's Carpenter's Bag is sturdy and pliable enough to hold any of them but the ones measuring 5'10" long and answering to the name "Cornelius." The heavy-duty waist...

Winbag Air Wedge Alignment Tool

Sold Out from Amazon »

The Winbag is an inflatable cushion and alignment tool designed to replace shims and wedges. Suitable for both home and professional use, the place-and-pump pillow assists with leveling and installing windows, doors...

Ka-Bar Snody Crisis Card

$39.03 from Amazon »

The Snody Crisis Card is punched and jagged for a strong grip and maximal impact when you need to defend yourself. And it's finished in a rich anodized blue with gold edge accents for a slick look and flash of intimidation...

Millennium Falcon Multi-tool

$15.59 from Firebox.com »

Alright little Coors, get ready to open up. Here comes the airplane Millennium Falcon multi-tool. Since there are way too many multi-tools, and way, way too much Star Wars merch out there, enterprising (wait, that's Trek...

BullseyeBore Laser Drill Guide

BullseyeBore or not, as someone who often has trouble even walking straight, there's close to a 0% chance I'm ever going to be able to cut, saw, or drill straight. But for the rest of you, the handy ones who only catch...

The Aperture Wrench

Wrenches and camera lenses: together at last. As it turns out, the seeming odd couple industrial designer Jordan Steranka paired up to create his Aperture Wrench concept is a completely logical and elegantly handy pair....

GearWrench Gimbal Ratchet

$15.64 from Amazon »

GearWrench is all about ratcheting innovation. And given the company's success since the release of its original 5-degree ratcheting wrench in 1996, I think we have just proven that in today's world, being "all about"...

WohnGeist Tool Set

$3,100 from The Conran Shop »

These here are some fiiine tools. At least I hope they are because German manufacturer WohnGeist's 24-piece set and case cost upwards of $3 grand. Making them one of those stunning collections of highly functional and...

Visible Cutaway Handcuff

$15.95 from Amazon »

This visible cutaway handcuff is similar to the cutaway practice padlock, but instead of using a transparent interface to teach you how to pick a padlock, it uses a transparent interface to teach you how to pick a pair...

Cutaway Practice Padlock & Lock Pick Set

$11.99 from Amazon »

You can pick your nose, but you can't pick your lock. At least not until you've had proper training from Ehdching's cutaway practice padlock and lock pick set. This complete DIY package includes a transparent cutaway...

Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

$3k - $3,500 from Tesla Motors »

Basically if I could be anyone else on earth, living or dead*, I would be Elon Musk of Tesla Motors (and SpaceX). He's incredibly rich, he's had 2 hot wives (#1, <a class="magnific-copy" href="http://media.tumblr.com/57abc65432c9f83fe01ef6515d055444/tumblr_inline_n6qvxw1Dp

Hydro-Turf Engine Oil Extractor

$54.67 from Amazon »

Getting ready for summer means getting ready to haul out your boat. Your jet ski. Your ATV. Your Ducati. Your pimp-mo-convertible. And your Hydro-Turf Oil Extractor to change their oil. While the company's contraption...

Lockpick School in a Box

$99.99 from Maker Shed »

Obviously it's necessary to pick a lock only when you are a locksmith or have been kidnapped and held hostage in a locked room. Or, I guess, when you need to break into your ex-girlfriend's (aka Heart of Blackness) apartment...

Clippa Hair Clip Multi-Tool

$8.90 from Amazon »

Sweet, now instead of asking my mama to carry my multi-tool in her purse, I can act like it's a fashion statement and have her carry it in her hair. The Clippa, like most women, is an accessory of many moods and dispositions....

Digital Tape Measure

$27.68 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...

KeyBiner Carabiner Multi-Tool

$35 - $70 from Fortius Arms »

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...

Cardsharp4

Discontinued

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...

Coolbox Toolbox

$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...

Schnelle Keychain Pocket Tools

$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...

Yeti 150 Solar Generator

$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...

Magnetic Wristband

$16.80 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...

MudBlade Shoe Scraper

$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...

Nano Light Mini LED Flashlight Keychain

$6.94 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...

Denali 115-Piece Home Repair Tool Kit

Sold Out 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."...

Personal Radiation Detector

$24.99 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...

Bondic Instant Liquid Plastic Adhesive

$19.95 from Amazon »

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....

The Man Tag

$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...

Dimond Knife Sharpener

$29.74 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...

Dremel Multi-Function Butane Torch

$42.99 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...

Tuuli Armor Tornado Shield

$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...

Skeleton Key Mini-Tool

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...

Trioh Beauteous Flashlight

$44.99 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...

Handmade in Japan Higo no Kami Knife

$28.49 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:...

Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener

$129.95 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 &...

Super Combo Scissors

$29.97 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...

Wagner Smart Power Roller System

$92.07 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...

CarbonLite Carbon Fiber Wrenches

$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...

Slice Ceramic Safety Cutter

$6.23 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...