The factory-installed tie-down loops in your pickup truck bed don’t give you many options for lashing down your cargo. Lee Valley has a solution. They make a clamp style tie-down anchor you can position anywhere you want. They clamp right on to the bed rail with jaws that open up to 1-3/4″ wide & 1″ deep, to fit most trucks as well as your trailer. via
Oregon-based CRKT Knives recruited knife designer Russ Kommer to create the sleek, carbon-handled Fulcrum 2. Its 3-inch blade features a Titanium Nitride finish & at just over 4-inches in length when closed, this locking folder is an ideal everyday pocket knife.
You might need a big, burly Sawzall or other industrial cutting tool for the heavy work, but when it comes to the more detailed side of the remodel, Dremel’s new 7-amp Velocity VC60 oscillating multi-tool will get into the tight spots and cut quickly. Features like 2-position cutting head, locking control foot & vertical grip mean precision cuts in all kinds of material.
A flat, lightweight design and interchangeable wrench heads that slide into position make this stainless steel multi-tool functional & super portable. It comes standard with metric heads from 7-13mm, spoke wrenches, and a bottle opener. A funded Kickstarter.
Machined from a chunk of bronze, this America-made keychain wrench will tighten & loosen nuts & bolts in SAE sizes: 9/16″, 1/2″, 7/16″, 3/8″, 5/16″ & 1/4″ plus metric 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm & 11mm in addition to carrying your keys.
With four pivot points that allow the saw to fold flat with the blade safely guarded, the Freescape Camp Saw will slide right into your backpack for easy portability & quick re-assembly to cut larger diameter wood. It uses a 12” blade and features a grippy padded handle.
The skull-shaped MacV tool from SOG Knives is made of 3Cr13 stainless steel & features twelve components for performing a ton of tasks: tightening screws, sharpening a blade, cutting cord, pulling nails, opening beers, and more.
Most impact drivers are painfully loud but by comparison, Ridgid’s 18-volt, 3-speed Stealth Force is practically silent; producing less than half the noise of its competitors while being twice as fast. The internal impact mechanism is housed in an oil bath, which reduces noise while running for 2 full hours on its 18V Lithium-Ion battery.
All exceptional EDC is compact and offers function that exceeds expectations. The TPT looks capable of exactly that. It’s a keychain size multi-tool made of grade 5 Ti-Alloy that offers a universal wrench, a fork, a hex slot, bottle opener & more. A funded Kickstarter.
Instead of stacking stuff on the roof, SeatRack mounts inside your SUV, allowing you to transport lumber, ladders, your surfboard, and all sorts of other long or cumbersome cargo. 2 brackets mount in your passenger & rear headrest slots, with adjustable posts to fit most vehicles. The cargo bars feature tie-down straps and hold up to 50 pounds.