Wenger, makers of genuine Swiss Army knives for over 100 years has introduced a new line of precision multi-purpose tools and blades. Their HypeX Pendants are survival tools you can wear. There’s a handful of different models in this line of lightweight “toolery”, & they’re all designed for action. We’re not sure who’s really going to need a flint and a knife sharpener hanging from their neck, but the Wyss model features a bottle opener & that’s one tool that always makes sense. Available June 2012.
Lightweight and perfectly packable, the folding aluminum Sven Saw will come in handy on your next mission into the wilderness. Its unique design unfolds into a bow saw featuring a razor sharp Swedish blade, perfect for zipping through firewood, clearing a campsite or the speedy removal of a gangrenous arm or leg.
The classic Swiss Army knife is cool and all but here’s a new multi-tool from CRKT that does a whole helluva lot with minimal bulk. Designed by Custom knife makers Ed Van Hoy & Tom Stokes, this efficient little weapon features a utility blade, a sawtooth blade, multi-fit box wrench, wire stripper, Phillips & flat screwdrivers plus driver bits, and the essential bottle opener.
You’ve really got to be into some heavy construction to need the torque offered in this new ½-inch Hammer Drill from Milwaukee Tools. With a burly 650-lbs. of torque this thing will bore through wood, steel, and concrete like it’s going through microwaved margarine. Its brushless motor lasts longer and works harder while a Red Lithium battery extends run time by 50%.
The Drill Sergeant Pro Bit Holder does more than just mount to your tool and hold your bits in place. It also keeps the rest of your junk snug. That’s right Handyman. With magnetized sleeves to hold 8 drill bits plus another magnetic catch all for screwing hardware this little accessory will really help you with the countersinking, if you catch our drift.
Anyone buying an axe this pretty is going to be using it as decoration. With its hickory handle and polished, 2 lb. drop-forged alloy steel head, this thing will look great leaning against the fireplace. But it really will chop wood. Just please, before you lop off your big toe or put a divet in the hardwood floor, watch a youtube video on how woodchopping is actually done.
Aside from measuring your bosses package, there would seem to be very few uses for a 3-inch ruler. Nonetheless, you can slap one of these little ruler-stickers on the back of a credit card and know the true length or thickness or whatever you need to measure in both U.S. and metric units up to 3 inches.
Some guys just call a contractor. Other guys save an amazing amount of money by doing the job themselves. If you fall into the latter, you might deserve Ryobi’s badass 18-Volt cordless multi-tool kit. A whole range of adapter heads snap on to this unit for chopping, drilling, cutting, sanding … get that DIY done right.
You’ve gotten pretty good at tackling big jobs with a small tool but these guys might have you beat. Kaufmann Mercantile makes a set of lightweight mini tools that all attach to your keychain. A pocket-sized pry bar, screwdrivers, and waterproof lighter are just a few of their small yet powerful instruments. California made.
If you need to get the barn hot enough to breed sheep, this compact, cordless propane heater will do the trick. Just remember the thing is burning propane at 35K BTUs, so never, ever bring it into the bedroom or other enclosed space where you’re trying to do the breeding thing.