Tools

FLUX beamo CO2 laser cutter/engraver review

REVIEW – Crafters, makers, and DIYers will be excited about the beamo CO2 laser cutter/engraver from FLUX which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Let’s take it for a test drive. What’s is it? beamo is an easy to use small tabletop unit that will allow you to cut and/or engrave a variety of materials …

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EGO POWER + 18 in. battery powered chain saw review

REVIEW – It began with a blower. Three years ago, I reviewed the EGO 530 CFM Blower. It wasn’t something I looked forward to because hey—it’s a blower. As it turns out, I could not have been more wrong. That blower began a love affair with all things EGO. Since then, I’ve used and reviewed …

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686 turns your belt buckle into your EDC toolkit

NEWS – Many people have a multi-tool as part of their EDC. I like to carry a Leatherman Squirt as part of my EDC, but for those of you who don’t like to carry a gear bag or are limited on pockets, here’s another idea for carrying a toolkit. It’s a belt buckle toolkit. Specifically, …

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Tidashi is a wearable Titanium utility knife

NEWS – EDC fans will no doubt be interested in the Tidashi knife from SplinterSeed. This mini lightweight utility knife is made of solid Grade 5 titanium and is available with a brushed or polished finish in a variety of anodized colors. The wearable knife features a silicone cap that has two functions. It protects …

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PockeTool mini multi-tool review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – When you are choosing EDC gear, what criteria do you use? Does the tool have to be small enough to fit your pocket? Multi-use functionality? Rugged? Easy to use? Today I want to show you the PockeTool which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. This little tool ticks all those boxes. Let’s …

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OLFA Professional 18mm Heavy-Duty Aluminum Utility Knife (MXP-AL) review

REVIEW – If you are like me, you are always looking for the utility knife that you just saw yesterday, and then when you find it, the knife blade is dull. Sometimes I end up just hunting down one of the snap-blade knives that I keep in my junk drawer for emergencies and half the …

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Level up your DIY game with LumiLevel

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Are you a DIYer that needs to keep things on the level?  This can mean hanging things, building things, installing plumbing lines and so on.  Lots of things are simply better if they are straight side-to-side or up-down.  Kickstarter project LumiLevel looks to level up your game with their new digital level. …

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Level up your DIY game with the Shaper Tools Origin router

NEWS – Hobbists, makers, and wood crafters will want to check out the Shaper Tools Origin router. It uses computer-guided technology to make sure the shapes that you want to cut out are as precise as possible. This router uses a special tape that orients the router bit so that it can cut inlays like …

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RZMask M2 reusable air filtration mask review

REVIEW – One of my ongoing quests has been to find a air filtration mask for routine home improvement / hobby activities. I have several criteria, including easy to use comfortable effective versatile cost-efficient don’t cause my glasses to fog up My specific use cases are filtering dust from machining wood, outdoor spray painting, clearing …

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Keyport Anywhere Tools modular EDC system review

REVIEW – I love seeing how my favorite companies evolve over time. For example, Keyport started out making unique key organizers but now their product line has turned modular to include a system of EDC pocket tools. Let’s take a closer look at Keyport’s Anywhere Tools. What is it? Keyport Anywhere Tools is an EDC …

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