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EGO Power+ 14" Cordless Chainsaw

By: on August 30, 2016
$249 - $319.99
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Yeah, this will power my ego alright. The EGO Power+ Chainsaw claims its 14" bar and chain, and smooth, high-efficiency brushless motor will provide Power Beyond Belief. They even capitalize "Power Beyond Belief" because it's apparently so unbelievable that even its description is worthy of a proper noun. The chainsaw's owners, at least those who have weighed in on Amazon, seem to agree.

A 56V, 2.0Ah rechargeable li-ion battery drives the standard EGO Power+, with an option to upgrade to a 2.5Ah battery kit for longer use. The company says the former can handle up to 100 cuts per charge. Additional chainsaw specs include: 6300RPM motor; reversible bar; chain kickback brake; chain tension adjustment; and water-resistant construction.

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QuadHands Soldering Tool & Vise

$59.95 from Amazon »

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AvoSeedo - Grow an Avocado Tree

$9.95 from Amazon »

Hit the guacamole jackpot with the AvoSeedo. This plastic tool serves as a base for growing your own avocado tree at home. The best part: true to nature's form, it takes an avocado to make an avocado, so you'll need to...

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Vipukirves Leveraxe

$265 from Amazon »

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Zombie Hammer Survival Tools

$79.95 - $139.95 from Zombie Hammer »

"Zombie Hammer survival tools are designed to last longer than cockroaches." Longer than cockroaches! Now that's a sell. This knuckle dustered cache of apocalyptic weapons must have a collective immune system of steel!...

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The Cache Belt

$25 - $95 from Wazoo Survival Gear »

Sometimes you need a fishing hook in the middle of Denali. Sometimes you need a bottle opener in the middle of a Monday morning meeting. The Cache Belt can help you out with both lifesavers in both spots. Plus a needle...

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The Illuminator - Instant Light Projector

$39.99 - $49.99 from Amazon »

Thousands of decorative lights from the palm of my hand to the branches of my trees, or spans of my walls in minutes. Minutes. Without the hassle of knotted wires. Without the danger of ladders. Without the frustration...

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The Fusion Wallet

$82 - $99 from The Fusion Wallet »

Twenty-five-year-old Thomas Johnson fabricates his cool, modern industrial Fusion Wallet from 12 separate CNC-machined aluminum and hardwood components. Gee. I'm almost a decade older than Johnson and I can hardly fabricate...

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Origami Pocket Knife

$480 from Bre & Co. »

You won't be able to fold the Origami Pocket Knife into a crane, but you will be able to use Bre & Co.'s 440C stainless blade to slice out the perfect neck and wings from the crane you're struggling to make from origami...

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Zebra Electric Wooden Boat

It's seafaring time. The Zebra Boat from designer Dimitri Bez motors through the water with the elegance of a Chris-Craft, but its criss-crossing slats of solid wood laid on the bias create what is, to me, an even more...

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US State 3D Wood Topographic Maps

$75 - $125 from Etsy »

And if you go with Florida, you can use your 3D Wood Topographic Map as a perfectly level cutting board! Haha, Florida's flatter than piss on a plate. I've always wanted to ride a Schwinn 10 Speed top-to-bottom through...

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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...

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Bernzomatic High Intensity Trigger Start Torch

$39.67 from Amazon »

Oh it Bernz! It Bernzomatic! says the jalapeno. But as the hottest burning torch in the Bernzomatic line, this high intensity torch head not only delivers the perfect char to your peppers, it serves them right. Gives...