The TrakBelt360 is a tool belt that rotates around your waist, allowing builders, electricians, photographers—anyone with lots of tools and equipment on their waist—to spin the belt and quickly access and deploy the next tool. A fully funded Kickstarter project. via
Best Made brand teamed up with H. Gerstner & Sons, makers of finely crafted wooden tool chests for the creation of a special edition of their classic 41D chest. The 41D is made of American cherry wood & features solid brass hardware & felt-lined compartments.
This folding LED worklight puts out a bright 800 lumens and features a sturdy, protective case with a carrying handle plus additional plug outlets for powering the other tools for your project.
For precision, one-pass cuts on the big diameter stuff like timbers, beams, & railroad ties, a standard circular saw just won’t do but German powertool wizards Festool created a saw that will do. The Sword Saw is a combination circular saw and chainsaw that offers a nearly 8-inch cutting depth, and a guide rail system that makes precision mitre cuts up to 60º.
We supposedly put a man on the moon over 40 years ago but amazingly it’s taken ’til exactly right now to figure out the old “where’s the end of the f#&king tape?” conundrum. Turns out the solution was pretty easy. They put stripes on it.
These high-quality classic tool sets from Moulin Roty are child-size and fully functional and could turn your kids into DIY adults. There are 2 sets. The Small set includes a ruler, saw, hammer, Philips & flat head screwdrivers, & a pencil. The Large set includes the same plus a gimlet, sanding block, plane, pliers, mallet, chisel, c-clamp, ruler, square ruler, and a spirit level. Both are stored in a beautiful wooden toolbox.
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.