Phone Works is a new line of smartphone-connected testing and layout tools from Ryobi. The Phone Works modules connect to your iOS or Android phone through the headphone jack and can be controlled through the free app. Modules include a plumbing scope camera, a moisture meter, stud finder, laser level, laser distance measurer, IR thermometer, and a laser pointer.
Bosch is introducing wireless inductive charging for their power tools. A new battery pack and charger is all it takes to convert current tools to their Power Ready wireless charging system. No more plugging in or fumbling with backup batteries. Just drop it on the charger every time you need to set the tool down.
For screwing in low clearance areas, Snap-on has created a line of super low profile screwdrivers with Japan’s Anex tool brand. With bit heights of just 10mm, these drivers will fit into really tight spots.
Two new butane-powered mini-torches from Dremel will make household jobs and workshop projects like soldering and heat shrinking easier and more precise. The 2200 Versa is the multi-function model and the 2000 Versa is made for soldering and designed for smaller, more detailed heating applications.
Each of these 10 new single-piece mini pry bar multi-tools from Leatherman are a bit different from the next, allowing you to choose exactly what you need from an assortment of screwdrivers, metric & Imperial box wrenches, they’re all made of corrosion-resistant 420 stainless steel.
If you’ve ever had to drop your trusty Leatherman into the bin at Security, you’ll appreciate the Kilimanjaro Ascend. It’s a TSA-compliant multi-tool containing: long nose pliers, wire stripper, bottle opener, scissors, slotted & phillips screwdrivers, a file, tweezers, & a keychain.
In the long, protracted war for dominance in the world of oscillating multi-tools, Rockwell has just decimated its opponents. Designed with a lethal 5º oscillating angle, a 4-amp motor & delivering a max cutting load of 35-pounds, it cuts 5-times faster than its best-equipped adversaries.
There are a lot of multi-tools out there that are conveniently pocket-size but pretty much useless. This is not one of them. The Tool Pen is made of aluminum with a hexagonal body for good grip and features pop-out bits that are stored inside the pen shaft: screwdrivers, hex heds, & allen attachments right there at your fingertips. And no surprise, this is another fully-funded Kickstarter project.
A packable high performance saw comes in handy when your camping missions take you out beyond the relative convenience of coin-op showers and the “camp store.” Folded up it fits easily into your backpack, once deployed the saw features a 21-inch blade available in 3 different styles for cutting up all the firewood you need in quick, powerful strokes. A Kickstarter project.
Finding your tool should be easy. And that’s precisely the thinking that brought about this rolling 52” tool cabinet from Husky. It’s got see-though glass-front drawers and inside each drawer is a rear-mounted LED light that makes everything easier to find.