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.
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.
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.
A brushless motor means the M18 FUEL cordless bandsaw from Milwaukee will live a long, trouble-free life & deliver serious power. It also offers the largest cut capacity in its class: 5-by-5 inches. And most importantly – no cord.
Like all their tools, Dremel’s new Ultra-Saw is versatile. It’ uses 3.5 & 4-inch blades to cut metal, make flush cuts in wood, and even works as a grinder/surfacer. It will definitely go through a finger like butter, too, so be careful.
In this age of craftsmen and ’makers, showing off your tools is right up there with beard grooming. But if you prefer to keep your tools out of sight until you really need one, Strelka’s Toolbook will keep a set of 4 screwdrivers and 6 hex wrenches hidden on your bookshelf in the form of a slim, book-like box that will blend right in with the actual books. via
The ice is out and fishing season is on. Time to make some upgrades to your tacklebox and the Splizzors multi-purpose tool from Buck will be a go-to this season. 10X stronger than regular scissors with blades designed for easy cutting of braided and high performance line plus trimming, shearing, bending, crimping, and hook removal all with one tool. Would also make a nice multi-tool for the garage if fishing isn’t your thing.
That dream of building your little cabin in the woods will be a lot easier when you’re milling the lumber right there on site using the trees growing on the lot. The Logosol M8 is a portable sawmill system that uses a chainsaw to accurately square logs for making beams and boards up to 17 feet long. The system comes with all the instructions needed for easy set-up and getting your mill operational plus Logosol offers all sorts of accessories for processing timber on your one-man mill.
The Rhino blurs the line between tool and destruction device but then again, sometimes destruction is part of the job. It’s made of D2 tool steel and designed for fun activities such as: prying, digging, chopping, hammering, cutting, smashing rock, lock removal, & smashing out windows.
Reciprocating saws need lots of juice because they move back & forth as well as up & down. Unfortunately most cordless ones are underpowered. Not anymore: Milwaukee’s new M12 Fuel Hackzall is the fastest cutting and most powerful saw in its class, delivering over 4X more battery life & up to 70% faster cutting than the competition. Available May 2014.