Milwaukee’s new locking pliers make it easier to lockdown the grip. That big, red adjustment screw improves upon the standard thumb-wheel adjuster and the looped design also allows for tool-assisted tightening using a cheater bar like a screwdriver.
This lighter is smart. It links with the Quitbit app so you can track your smoking habits. The idea being that if you know when & how often you light up, you might be motivated to quit. But when you don’t, you’ll at least know your lighter isn’t burning gas or butane. It lights you up with a flameless heating coil. Much safer. A Kickstarter project.
This crack torch is actually a lighter for your barbecue. A refillable, air-driven fire lighter that jets out a 2600º 4-inch flame that will ignite your charcoal in 10 seconds & have your grill red-hot & ready to cook in just 5-6 minutes.
If you’re big on adventure but short on space, this compact card tool endorsed by TV adventure boy Bear Grylls & built by Gerber, will be a welcome addition to your EDC arsenal. Packed into a card-size package, it features a 1.5-inch fixed blade knife, an LED task light, plus a flat & Phillips head screwdriver and a fire-starting ferro rod.
This compact desktop CNC milling machine makes cutting out parts & building prototypes easier than its ever been. The Nomad 883 comes ready-to-run with everything you need: the machine itself, software for Mac or PC, cutters, cables, even a starter pack of material. And it’s also fully-enclosed for quiet, clean operation on your desktop turned workshop.
By now your keychain is getting crowded with all the EDC stuff, backup power supplies, etc. But a man has to eat. And this little rig makes scarfing on the fly as easy as pie. It’s a compact stainless steel fork, spoon, knife, & bottle opener that packs neatly into a little fob that’ll fit right in your pocket.
You can drop this tool box literally 1000 thousand times filled with 50-lbs. of tools & it’ll be just fine. Milwaukee has also loaded a ton of handy features into their new, lockable 26″ Work Box.To name just a few:a weather-sealed lid with recessed hatches and mounting points to attach battery chargers, corner pockets to hold cordless tools in place for transport, pass-through side handles, & a groove molded into the lid to hold materials like small-diameter pipe, for cutting. Available June 2014.
The MPV 7100S. It mows the grass, works as a generator with its on-board 7100-watt generator, and when you remove the mower deck, it’ll take you out into the wilderness as an off-road vehicle capable of towing 550-lbs; you can even switch into electronic mode to creep silently through the forest.
Hopbox makes complete, small-batch home brew kits that include everything you need to make your own craft beer. Each kit is one-of-a-kind and hand built with aromatic pine and rustic cedar and includes complete written instructions and diagrams, a brewers’ log, and more than 25 tasty recipes to try. They also offer multiple sizes, capable of brewing one to three gallons of beer in just two weeks.
If an aftermarket carbon-fiber hood for your car is too aggro, maybe start here: CarbonLite makes tools out of the carbon fiber. Their kits include combo metric & standard in sizes 5/8, 9/16,1/2, 7/16, 3/8, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, &15mm. They’re super light but strong & the teeth of the wrenches are made of hardened stainless.