Tools

Did you know there is a tool designed specifically for opening split rings? You know, the rings you use to hold your keys? I didn't either till I read about it on one of my favorite sites: EDC Forums. The Xuron 496 Split Ring Plier will save you from pinched finger tips and broken nails. [...]

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Worx SD Screwdriver

One of the biggest pains with using drills and power screwdrivers is having to change bits all the time, however Worx has come up with a neat solution.  The Worx SD Power screwdriver is powered by a 4V Li-Ion battery and comes with a handy LED work light.  It's big selling point is the six [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home, Kitchen, News
fastcap_hod-1

I am extremely skeptical of the "as seen on TV" items you find in the stores these days. But I was in need of something to help me carry and install many very heavy and awkward sheets of glass. The professionals use specially designed, relatively expensive suction cups to lift glass panels and stone slabs. [...]

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The All-In-One Laser Level (BDL100AV) from Black & Decker makes it easier than ever to hang pictures, paintings, shelves, or mirrors.  It can also be used to space any items evenly apart on a variety of surfaces.  Let's give it a closer look. To use the Black & Decker All-In-One Laser Level, attach it to [...]

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Dremel Saw-Max (SM20-02) Review

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Along with gadgets and tech-toys, I like nice tools. Over the decades I have done countless home-improvement and construction projects,accumulating many very capable tools along the way. I have definitely learned that the 'right tool for the job' can save you huge amounts of time, money, and effort....safer too. Always looking to increase my arsenal [...]

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Dremel 3000 1

We have reviewed Dremel tools before- the 300 series, the Trio, and a cordless tool, however the company just keeps making a good thing better. The new Dremel 3000 power rotary tool incorporates a lot of smaller changes, and one big one- the nose cap now acts as a wrench for loosening tools. The new [...]

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Gerber Splice Mini-tool Review

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I love multi-tools! They are even my 'go to' idea for gifts for most people,. Even the non-'everyday carry' types often appreciate a pocketable device that has several handy tools built into it. A work buddy pulled out a Gerber Splice to do a repair the other day and I instantly fell in love with [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
oregon-chainsaw

I live in the woods of Southern Indiana and often find that I need to trim low hanging limbs on the trees in my yard. I've resorted to using a saw before, but most of the time, we'll wait till we have a lot of limbs to trim and will ask Jeanne's brother to come [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
dual-voltage-meter-iphone

This Digital Voltage Meter for iPhone from ThinkGeek doesn't reduce the number of gadgets you carry, so it doesn't lighten your load.  It does add to your feature set, though, because the free app from the iTunes store lets you capture data in a variety of ways and display it, email or post it to [...]

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wallet-tools

Wallets were designed to carry cash, but who knew they'd make a great 'toolbox' too. Check out all these stainless steel credit card sized tools from Touch of Ginger. Priced from $8-$16, there are lots of different tools to choose from. Need a comb? Guitar picks? Dice? I guess they aren't really tools, but they [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Wallets
kelvin-23-1

I am sure all of you have had a moment where you've been in a pinch to find tools to hang a picture, tap in a nail that has stuck out on a piece of trim, or needed to get a quick measurement.  These are some of the projects the Kelvin.23 can help with. The [...]

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kelvin23

The Kelvin 23 is a toolbox for your hand. It includes a hammer, level, measuring tape, LED light, and even a 16 bit magnetic screwdriver. It's available in Black or Pink and is priced at $29.99

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  I know you have one.   Those clunky, metal, red toolboxes.  That iconic American symbol of craftsmen, workmen, and Do It Yourself-ers everywhere.   Those expensive, heavy, red-paint-chipping, heavier-than-cement-crack -your-shin-on-it dead weights that holds a mish mash of tools and accessories that, once in, you can never find again. Throw it out.  Seriously.  Throw [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews
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Fish Finders, to those who don't know, are these electronic mechanisms that either assist greatly in not having to stop by the fish shop on the way home or are a blasphemy on the sacrosanct sport of fishing. Depends on who you talk to. Electronic gardening equipment quite possibly could be seen in the same [...]

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piranha-pocket-tool

The PIRANHA from PocketToolX looks like a great addition to your EDC gear. It made from a single piece of stainless steel and is able to perform several jobs. It has a bottle opener, pry tips, scraper tip, open and box wrenches, and includes a full sized double-ended Phillips/flathead bit. The PIRANHA is available for [...]

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swiss-army-rescue-tool-knife

This Swiss Army knife was developed over a five-year period in conjunction with emergency medical and rescue services personnel.  The Victorinox RescueTool has a window breaker and a seat belt cutter in addition to the more traditional Swiss Army tools.  Luminescent, bright yellow grip shells make it easy to see, and the nylon cord allows [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear
pocketweez

They may look like an alien instrument of torture, but they are really a pair of stainless steel tweezers for your EDC (Every Day Carry) gear. PockeTweez tweezers are precision made and super sharp. They fold up into a small 2.5 inch long package that makes them perfect for your keychain, gear bag or pocket. [...]

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blackanddecker-ratchetingreadywrench

Socket sets: good.  Hauling around a bunch of parts: bad.  The Racheting ReadyWrench from Black & Decker combined 16 of the most popular standard (SAE) and metric (MM) socket sizes into a single wrench.  Just spin the rotating head to the socket size you want and ratchet away!  $35.

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When In Rome……!

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Now this is cool.  I've been to Italy several times and the ingenuity of the ancients is truly remarkable.  Colosseums, aqueducts, and now this.  I dental colleague of mine had a post on his dental blog about this awesome gadget, yes, GADGET, found in the Mediterranean area, dating from the Middle Roman period, that's 200-300AD! [...]

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stanley-tape-measure-watch

I've seen watches with all sorts of gadgets hidden inside, but I've never seen one with construction tools hidden inside.  This Stanley Tape Measure Watch is sold by Brando.  You'll find the expected watch functions - a daily alarm, hourly chime, calendar, 1/100 stop watch with split function, and an electrolumniesent backlight.  The back side of the watch [...]

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Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks