These lighted pliers from Craftsman feature a super-bright LED light that helps you see clearly what you’re about cut or grab. Simple isn’t it? Better than holding a torch with your teeth. Dentists don’t recommend that.
If you can keep from lopping off one of your legs at the shin, you could hack your way through a jungle with this hardened steel machete tool. It’s American made and the exact same design our armed forces, firefighters, and forest rangers have been using since 1941.
If you knew your way around the workshop, you wouldn’t need to look at some website list of the Top 10 Tools. Then again, if you weren’t a do-it-yourself type guy, the only tool you’d really ever need was a smartphone to call in a pro. We’re just like you, so this list will steer us all towards toolbox essentials that will keep the household in tip-top shape. We tapped the tool experts at ToolGuyd.com for this list.
Dewalt Hickory Hammer ($28.58)
Leatherman Wave ($58.95)
GearWrench Combination Wrench Set ($74.95)
Wiha 7pc Precision Screwdriver Set ($20.99)
Petz PIXA 1 Headlamp ($37.99)
In the old days, hardcore outdoor guys would just pack a pinch of coffee grinds like a dip and hit the trail. Times have changed. Now you can bring a pocket-size titanium French bistro with you on your day hike. The Café Luxe kit includes a French press, a milk foamer, stacking mugs, and a wood cutting board that hides a stainless steel knife.
If these wooden wallets kind of remind you of that wooden one-hitter called a Dugout, you’re not alone. But instead of a brass bat and some heady nugs, these are made for carrying cards and cash. Made from a single piece of maple or walnut, they hold up to 8 credit cards and feature a leather strap magnetic closure.
That coffee cup full of plastic pens on your desk should be replaced with something more reflective of your professional goals. Something like a pewter monkey pen holder to cradle your fine writing implement. Desk art designer Jac Zagoory makes this and much more.
What we like about this bag is that it looks so streamlined and simple. But there’s a lot going on. It’s got five different compartments and pockets hidden inside. It can be carried like a pack or a briefcase, and it’s made of ballistic nylon with big, burly YKK zippers. Another plus, it’s American made.
Here’s proof that you’re getting old: you remember the PC game Minesweeper and you also know what a post card is. The next step is to get a few of these Minesweeper post cards and send them off to your old friends before the Post Office in your town goes out of business.
Stainless steel is pretty much indestructible, which is a perfect material for something that spends most of its life near your ass. In addition to being ass-proof, these wallets, made from smooth, stainless steel fabric and trimmed with ballistic nylon are constructed from 85% recycled materials.
Mophie exploded on the scene with their battery-life doubling Juice Pack case & now they’re offering a rugged upgrade. The Juice Pack Pro is a steroid-pimped case that’s splash, sand, and impact proof. It also comes with that cool belt clip you’ve been fiending for.