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.
Original Swiss Army knife makers Victorinox know a thing or two about portable, multipurpose tools. Their latest offering will please the pedalers. The Bike Tool is 5 tools in one that weighs only 3.5 oz. & includes allen wrenches, tire irons, and multiple drivers.
Astonished by the sky-high Nielsen ratings for the show Doomsday Preppers, the crew of tactical experts at Lansky Knife & Tool realized it was high time to assemble some of their best survival tools into a kit. The T.A.S.K. Apocalypse Survival Kit is a pack that includes a battle ax, a 20-function multi-tool, blade sharpeners plus a LifeStraw™ water purification system, LED flashlight, compass, and more.
Gerber makes some of the world’s best knives and multitools, so we’re sure these little rigs from their Daily Carry collection will be just as badass. They’re just way smaller & easier to carry. They’ve got blades, multi-drivers, and one that’s a bottle opener/LED light and each weighs just 1 ounce. Clip them to your zipper or keychain and you’ll have the tool you need within reach.
Looking in the rearview mirror to see the canoe you just lashed to the roof flying above the freeway like a fiberglass Scud missile is a crappy feeling. And it’s one you could avoid if you could tie a legit knot but you can’t, so you need a LoopAlien. It’s a lightweight, easy-to-use aluminum cord attachment & tensioner with a versatile design that makes it easy to secure loads of all kinds.
Until that inevitable day when the YOLO Multi-tool is launched, we’ll keep ourselves in the game with the WTF keychain. This pocket-size titanium tool has the soul of a throwing star but it’s really a wrench that fits standard 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, & 1/2″ heads plus metrics in 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, & 13mm.
Obviously multi-tools are better than mono-tools, considering they save you trips back & forth to the toolbox. The key-ring size Rhino multi-tool for example features 4 different types of screwdrivers, 3 wrenches, & a beer opener.