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.
You can ram the LadderLimb right into the rung hole. And with its tapered, rubberized coating, it’ll grip the little orifice tight while a gated ’biner allows you to hang your paint can, tools, or beer coozie safely and securely to the side of most ladders. Holds up to 22 pounds.
Handymen have been building their own truckbed storage systems forever but here’s an easier option that requires no powertool skills. The Decked system is a versatile, HDPE plastic setup that gives you massive bed-length lockable storage drawers, each capable of holding 200-pounds while still giving you full-time use of the truck bed.