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Victorinox Swiss Army RescueTool Knife

on Monday, March 28th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear

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 Read More…

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PockeTweez – Splinters and eyebrows should be afraid

on Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

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. Read More…

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Racheting ReadyWrench Combines 16 Socket Sizes

on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

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……!

By: Don Zelazny
on Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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! Read More…

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Stanley Tape Measure Watch

on Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

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 Read More…

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An Alligator for your Keyring

on Friday, September 24th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

The MyArk Ti-6Al-4V Alligator Wrench is a key ring multi-tool made from Ti-6Al-4V, which is an alpha-beta titanium alloy with medium to high strength. The tool features a bottle opener, a ratchet wrench for nut sizes from 3/8”- 3/16” on one end and metric 10mm- 4mm on the opposite end (perfect for car battery terminal Read More…

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Bosch PS41-2A 12V Lithium Ion Impact Driver Review

on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

I have wanted an impact hammer/driver for a long time now….for years, if not decades. Several of my construction buddies have them and I have marveled at how effective they are at driving screws and bolts into very dense materials. I have used a standard cordless drill on MANY projects, fighting/stripping countless screws in the Read More…

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Ditch your Router, Jigsaw and Sander for the Dremel Trio

on Friday, September 10th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Crafty geeks will appreciate the new Dremel Trio multi-tool. It can sand, cut and rout materials including wood, plastic, drywall, sheet metal, wall tile and more without switching tools. It has a non-marring base and is capable of a speed range of 10,000 – 20,000 rpm. I think this tool might come in handy for Read More…

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Leatherman MUT – A Specialized Multi-tool for Soldiers

on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

We’ve all seen Leatherman tools with a wide variety of useful blades and tools, but did you know that they also offer a multi-tool designed specially for soldiers? It’s the Leatherman MUT and has tools to help a soldier (or civilian gun enthusiast) work on his/her firearm. Some of the tools include a replaceable firearm Read More…

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Another keychain tool – You know you want one

on Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

The Key Tool and Shackle Set from I want one of those is a small tool kit that fits over a standard sized key. It is constructed of stainless steel and offers 8 different tools including three screwdrivers (small, medium and large), a file, bottle cap lifter, nail cleaner, tweezers and a wire cutter. Price Read More…

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Gerber Strata Multi-Tool Review

By: Don Zelazny
on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

I suppose for many of us who write for or read this fine blog our fascination with ‘gadgets’ probably started with our first “Swiss Army Knife”.  My  ‘junk box’ still has most of the ones I’ve owned over the years, but my answer to the question “How many gadgets is enough” will always be the Read More…

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PocketToolX Piranha packs a lot into a keyring tool

on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

I’m starting to become an ECD (Every Day Carry) enthusiast.  While tons of items fit into this category, one that caught my eye is the Piranha from PocketToolX, which specializes in what I call keychain multitools.  It’s a single-piece, stainless steel, multi-purpose pocket tool with a built-in neoprene bit holder that secures up to 1.5″ Read More…

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Inchworm – A Ruler on your Keychain

on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

The Inchworm is an EDC (Every Day Carry) tool from TEC Accessories that you keep on your keychain. It’s a 3 inch long 6Al-4V grade titanium rod of 3/16″ diameter with grooves cut at 1/8″, 1/2″ and 1 inch increments with a bead blasted matte finish surface. Having a small ruler always at your fingertips Read More…

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MagnoGrip Magnetic Wristband

on Monday, May 24th, 2010

Have you seen A Christmas Story?  Remember the “oh fudge!” scene when Ralphie is helping his dad change the flat tire and dropped all the lug nuts in traffic?  Ralphie could have been spared having his mouth washed out with soap if only his dad had owned a MagnoGrip wristband!  The MagnoGrip wristband from ThinkGeek Read More…

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Doc Allen’s Versatool Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Friday, May 21st, 2010

Not only do I love pocket tool kits, I have a real need to carry a variety of tools with me at work. Not just the pliers and screwdrivers common on most multi-tools, but other tools as well. I was pleasantly surprised by Doc Allen’s Versatool.

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Bosch DLR165 Digital Laser Rangefinder Review

on Sunday, April 11th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Many things we review here at The Gadgeteer are devices somewhere between tech-toy and tech-gadget or accessories meant to protect, carry or power those devices. All perfectly well and good, mind you….most of those (still) make my tech-geek heart a flutter. But, other than iPod speakers or noise isolation earbuds, few assist me in my Read More…

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Carry a Toolbox in Your Wallet

on Sunday, March 7th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News, Wallets

ThinkGeek has some handy, credit-card sized tools that you can carry with you in your wallet.  These wallet tools are made of stainless steel, and as ThinkGeek says, are “perfect for your inner MacGyver.”   ThinkGeek has the hex-head spanner wrench for metric bolts 6-14 mm, guitar plectrums, ice scraper, and a bottle opener.  Prices are $6.99 Read More…

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Veto Pro Pac LT-XL Laptop Toolbag Review

on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

I wouldn’t consider myself someone who collects lots of tools.  But I do have enough tools that it has gotten a little out of control in our garage.  It has reached a point where I have to question myself about where that tool is that I am looking for.  So I jumped at the chance Read More…

Modern version of the skeleton key from TAD Gear

on Sunday, December 6th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, News

You’ve no doubt heard of skeleton keys. They were keys from many years ago that were made to open any lock regardless of the make or model. The TAD Gear Skeleton Key won’t open any lock, but it does have a skeleton engraved on it. It’s a titanium keychain tool that has a built in Read More…

Screwpop 4-in-1 Keychain Tool

on Monday, November 30th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, News

Everyday carry fans will love the Screwpop tool. It’s a 4 in 1 keychain tool shaped like a key, that has a Phillips screwdriver tip #2, flathead screwdriver tip #2, 1/4” hex. nut driver, and a bottle opener. At only $4.95, it would make a great little stocking stuffer.

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Dremel 300 Series 1/24 Kit, with EZ Lock Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Friday, October 30th, 2009

Dremel. My all-time favorite power tool, just the name gets my creative juices flowing. I have owned several of these tools and was excited to be offered the chance to review this edition along with their EZ Lock mandrel system.

Screwdriver and Torx driver sets for your pocket

on Sunday, October 25th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, News

Columbia River Knive and Tool offer two carbiner sets that have interchangeable hext bits. The Get-A-Way Driver includes four standard flat and Phillips bits and the Get-A-Way Driver Torx set offers four standard Torx sizes, T5, T6, T8 and T10. Both tools have an oxygen bottle wrench on the underside, which makes it useful for Read More…

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Cartridge based utility knife – Clauss SpeedPak

on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

This looks like the ultimate utility knife. The SpeedPak from Clauss, uses replacement blade cartridges. Carry a cartridge in your pocket and when needed, just pop it into the knife. This seems easier and safer than messing with individual blades. Each cartridge holds 10 Titanium Bonded double-edged blades that are 3x harder than steel and Read More…

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Ratcheting Hex Wrench

on Monday, August 24th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Every once in a while, I stumble upon a product that makes me say to myself, “Yeah!  Why didn’t somebody think of that a long time ago?”  The Ratcheting Hex Wrench from ProTool Manufacturing is one such product.  Each tool contains a full set of either standard or metric hex wrenches that can be folded Read More…

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Combination pocket knife and ruler

on Monday, August 17th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Here’s a nice looking pocket knife from Garrett Wade that combines 2 stainless steel blades with a 6″ folding precision rule graduated in 64ths, as well as a metric scale. It’s 3/8″ thick, weighs 0.8 oz. and folds to a length of 3″.