At less than 3-inches, it’s a small one, but the index finger choil gives the stainless steel Dragonfly knife a big blade feel in the hand. And it’s so light—just over an ounce—that you’ll always bring it along. It features a locking blade and the bright orange handles are made of tough fiberglass reinforced nylon. If you can’t stand orange, it’s available in other colors, too.
This thing will turn your garage into a service station. The space-saving, ceiling-mounted unit offers a retractable 25-foot utility cord, an on-demand air pump, and a hands-free 100-watt LED work light for tackling all those weekend projects.
Finnish people know how to keep warm. First they invented the sauna, now they’ve redesigned the axe to make splitting firewood a cinch. When you strike the log, the unique design of the axe head automatically detaches the chopped portion of wood. End result: you’ll actually look like you’ve done this before.
It’ll take you approximately 127 hours to cut your own arm off with its one-inch sawblade, but the other tools on the stainless steel ATOM keyring multi-tool, like the hex wrenches and beer opener, will come in handy once you have to start doing everything with that one remaining hand.
Never fails. You have a set of twenty-odd different wrenches but the one you really need can never be found. Solution: The Folding Ratcheting Wrench Set. These guys flip open & feature adjustable, spring-loaded jaws for easy action. Sold as a pair, with a 6-inch & an 8-inch wrench, they’ll clamp on to any nut from ¼-inch up to ¾-inch; perfect for all kinds of household jobs.
Works like a box-cutter, folds like a pocket knife. When open, the blade is automatically locked. Seems safer, right? They use standard utility blades which are stored in the handle and their performance is backed by a lifetime warranty.
When it comes to cordless tools, they don’t get much better or beefier than Milwaukee Tools’ M12 Lithium-Ion system. Soon-to-be-released, the new 200-lumen LED Stick Light runs 4 hours on a charge, working both as a handheld light or a hanging work light thanks to the fold-away stainless hook for hanging it in hard-to-reach places.
For some reason, nobody ever tries to reinvent the wheel but as you can see here, some dudes tried their hand at reinventing the hammer. The Cole-Bar Hammer is 7 tools in 1: hammer, crow bar, demolition tool, angle measurement tool, ruler, socket wrench and nail pliers.
Save your muscles for the gym. The 10-Amp SDS-Max demolition hammer will breeze through brutal grunt work like cutting masonry & concrete, ripping up floor tiles, separating blocks & bricks and other destructive tasks of all sorts. An adjustable Vario-Lock head gives you 12 positions for the chisel mechanism, so you can always get the perfect angle for ripping it up.
When it comes to buying a big boy toolbox, there’s really only one choice: Craftsman. But now in addition to classic red and the more recent limited edition Darth Vader black, Craftsman is offering up another color choice. This time it’s bright white with a dry erase finish. In addition to its clean look, the finish on this Stormtrooper version of their 4-drawer ball bearing combo box lets you label the drawers if you’re so inclined.