Archive for Tools

Gerber Steady multi-tool includes a tripod

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

We’ve seen our share of multi-tools around here, but none of them have a tripod. The Gerber Steady has one, making this multi-tool great for both adventurers and photographers. It has a pair of legs on one side and a folding tripod screw on the other.

In addition it also has the usual 12 tools for your other needs as well. This pocket tool will arrive next year for $65 and should come in very handy for you.

Eatensil Multitool

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2011

Here’s a tool for people who seriously like to eat. It’s called the Eatensil. It’s like a Swiss Army Knife, but with several utensils instead of tools. This gadget comes from fast food company Just Eat and it will handle everything from Chinese take out to pepperoni pizza.

Just Eat is an online delivery service where customers can place orders for their favorite restaurants. This device is aimed at those who are always eating on the go. Should come in handy if you are rarely home.

Duct Tape Sheets are like giant stickers that hold things together

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on April 17th, 2011

Duct tape has saved the world many times and has mended more things than we could possible count. But sometimes it is not ideal for certain jobs, so we need Duct Tape Sheets. With these new sheets from Duck Tape, you can do pretty much whatever you want.

These sheets are just a few centimeters short of bond paper width. They are basically giant stickers that you can play with for all of your odd job needs. They come in bright colors too. Each sheet costs less than $2 and you can get six for just $9. Awesome stuff.

Space Intruder Multi-Tool

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2011

If you love Space Invaders and are a fan of carrying a multi-tool with you, then looky here. This Space Intruder Multi-tool is for you. With both Phillips and flathead screwdriver blades, this thing is barely a multi-tool. You won’t be repairing much with this thing.

But it is awesome and retro. Most importantly it looks like a Space Invader, regardless of it’s name. Now we just need to get Pac-Man in on the multi-tool business. Maybe Donkey Kong.

Recoil Saw bounces through wood

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2010

The hand saw is one of oldest tools we still use. You can get quite a workout cutting wood with one. There must be a better way though. Well, John Zimmerman, a software developer, has come up with the Recoil Saw which has spring-loaded impact bars attached to the blade.

What that means is that at the end of each stroke, the spring will compress as the bar hits the material being sawed, followed by a release of energy flowing back into the following return stroke. It enables you to ‘bounce’ through wood, so you won’t get as tired.

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver that really works

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on November 24th, 2010

We’ve seen many versions of the Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver, but this one is one of the best because it actually works. It’s an actual screwdriver that you can use to do odd jobs around the house.

Doctor Who’s 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver is a solid metal die-cast and includes 3 different sized Philips or flat-head tips. Of course it also makes noises and lights up. The Doctor Who 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver will cost you just $39.95.

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Bionic Wrench does it all

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on November 3rd, 2010

We love tools that serve multiple purposes and act as many tools in one. The Bionic Wrench is just that. It solves a number of problems when using adjustable spanners and box-wrenches. It uses six hardened-steel blocks in a circular enclosure that actually become the jaws of the wrench and close down onto the six edges of the bolt no matter the size.

It will tighten on the bolt as you push whether tightening or loosening, making it easy to fit any sized bolt head and handling all sizes in one tool. The Bionic Wrench is available in several different sizes from $19.95.

Laser guided scissors

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2010

Unless you’re Martha Stewart, it can be hard to cut in a straight line. Forget the ruler and pencil, just buy a pair of these awesome laser guided scissors. They will give you straight lines every time.

This must be what it looks like when the Borg do arts and crafts. Of course their lasers would cut the paper by itself. They’ll only cost you $20. I am Locutus of Borg. I will assimilate wrapping paper and cut straight.

The Alligator Lopper is one mean power tool

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2010

Chances are you won’t ever need a tool this badass in your daily life, unless you cut down tree limbs every day. But if you do, Black & Decker’s new Alligator Lopper is the tool for you. It’s scary even to look at. Think of it as a piranha that eats trees.

It’s just over $100 and has a gator’s face painted on it. So basically, if you are a real man, you’ll have already stopped reading and are on the order page. Your trees will be trimmed and you will frighten everyone of your neighbors.

Bosch Rotary Hammer drills walls and vacuums up the dust

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on May 4th, 2010

No, this isn’t the new ghostbusting gun from the latest Ghostbusters movie. This $356 Bosch 11221DVS Rotary Hammer can drill and suck dust at the same time, which should help you live longer since you won’t be sucking up all that dust.

It does this using a dedicated fan and extendable collar around the drill hole, dust is collected and stored in an easy-to empty, high capacity cloth bag. If you do happen to catch Slimer himself, that’s just a bonus.

Final Cut saw blade does two things at once

Posted in Tools by Shane McGlaun on March 12th, 2010

I’m not cut out for building things out of wood. I once built a deck and it leaned enough that you felt drunk before the party even started. I used to know a dude that was a cabinet maker and did lots of cutting and sanding during his day. Sometimes I see products, I wonder why it took so long for someone to come out with. The Final Cut saw blade is one of those products.

This Final Cut saw blade is so cool. It features a normal saw blade that has sandpaper discs that stick to the side. The sandpaper sands the rough edges down as you cut the wood.

Guppie Multi-Tool will kill, fix things

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2010

Awhile back we told you about the Lil Guppie. Well, now it’s back and not “Lil” anymore. Made by Columbia River Knife & Tools, the Guppie will give you an adjustable wrench, screw driver with multiple magnetic heads, knife, LED flashlight, and a beer bottle opener. It can also open other bottles and jars for your girlly hands, making you feel like a real man.

The design is made so that everything is ready to use in the shortest time possible, whether you are killing or fixing things.

Office Mini Tool: A Swiss Army Knife for the office

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on December 23rd, 2009

Do you need a survival tool for your cubicle? This one may be for you. Instead of knives, what you get is a calculator, a stapler, scissors and measuring tape.

Having all of this stuff in one place should help you free up some desk space. It’s pretty ridiculous and you may get laughed at, but this thing will make you king of all cubicles. Use your power wisely. Don’t stab yourself.

Pocket Tool X Piranha multitool

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2009

Pocket Tool X Piranha multitoolMultitools can come in very handy for all kinds of daily jobs and it seems that you can never have enough tools in a compact pocket form. The Piranha by Pocket Tool X is a good one.

Aside from looking like a Piranha, this tool boasts a double-ended bit holder, open and box wrenches, a bottle opener, a nail puller, a scraper, and pry ends. It’s made from heat-treated S30V Stainless Steel, so it is built solid. You can pre-order it now and they should ship in December.

Motorcycle Grip Bottle Opener

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on October 26th, 2009

Motorcycle Grip Bottle OpenerStop opening bottles like a sissy with your prissy and boring bottle opener. Instead get all vroom vroom on those bottle caps with this Motorcycle bottle opener. This is the manliest way to open a cool beer.

Plus this motorcycle grip bottle opener not only opens your favorite beer, it also revs up every time. Now how can you beat that? Only $7.