Bolts and nuts come in a myriad of sizes and having two systems, namely, imperial and metric, only bumps up the variety further. Depending on your level of expertise, so to speak, you may own a complete set of wrenches that covers many sizes of both systems, or you could, for the basic of basics, have an adjustable wrench. The former clutters your garage and latter is not exactly the not most trusted way do the job. If anything, adjustable wrench runs the risk of rounding the bolt or nut as having a two-sided grip is, like I said, not the most trusted way. Continue reading Aperture-inspired Wrench Could Be The Future Of Adjustable Wrench
with the advancement in electric motors and battery technology, it is a matter of time that all power tools head towards the cordless path. though it is obvious that having everything running on battery pack may pose another set of environmental problem, but that besides the point – the point is, being untethered offers the freedom of movement and lets us work within the constraint of space where cords and in the case of pneumatic-powered tools – hose, may not be able to and even allows us to work far away from power source, or again, in the case of pneumatic equipment, negate the need for cumbersome and noise generator. that said, the Metabo Brushless Impact Wrench (SSW 18 LTX 400 BL) is latest in such innovations that brings the traditionally power-hungry impact wrench into the cordless realm – thanks to the built-in brushless motor that provides the brute torque (up to a whopping 3,540 in-lbs or 295 ft. lbs) and a very capable Ultra-M 5.2 Ah 18V lithium-ion battery. Continue reading Metabo Introduces New Brushless Impact Wrench, Has 295 ft-lbs of Torque
seriously, if you are at the top of the ski slope, the last thing in your mind is to trek down to the pro shop to tweak a loose binding and yet, you won’t be lugging around basic ski or snowboard repair tools with you when you ski or snowboard, do you? the solution? the Click Carabiner Snowboard and Ski Binding Tool (officially, it is known as ‘Cl!ck Carabiner’) which has the snowboarding specific wrenches, screwdrivers, and even a bottle opener (well, maybe the bottle opener is not quite a ski or snowboard essential, but still…), all packed into a super handy carabiner form. derived from Click Carabiner’s skate carabiner tool, two models are available for seeing to your snow sports on-site repair needs: a Click Ski Carabiner and the Click Snowboard Carabiner. Continue reading Click Carabiner Snowboard and Ski Binding Tool
you have seen multi-tool with hammer functionality, but a multi-function hammer? that’s something new. the name The Cole-Bar Hammer does not quite justify what this cool-looking hammer is or can do. in fact, it should really be called The Cole-Bar Multi-function Hammer. it is the only hammer in the world that can transforms into a full crowbar. a patented locking gear mechanism allows the hammer to spread apart from zero to 180-degree with 15-degree increments, and effectively, making this the only crowbar with an adjustable angle of pry. though the latter might be advisable as we do not know the strength of the joint, but still, if you find yourself in a tight space, the ability to angle might be quite handy.
apart from being the obvious hammer and the said crowbar, it is an angle measurement tool, a ruler, a socket wrench with a standard 1/2″ drive, a nail plier, and with a “touch of a button”, you can split it up and it becomes a demolition tool instantly. the The Cole-Bar Hammer is easily one of the best hammer, both in terms of aesthetic and functionality, we have seen to date. as awesome as it is, this little wonder is yet to be reality, well at least not yet, until it gets your wholehearted support, which you can do by making a pledge of 65 bucks or more via its Kickstarter page. so, if de-cluttering your toolbox happens to be your resolution for 2013, The Cole-Bar Hammer might be a good start. check out a uber-cool pledge video below to learn more.
Craftsman Figure 8 Wrench | US$22.49 | www.craftsman.com
if cosmetics are girls best friend, then home improvement tools got to be men’s best buddy. particularly true if you love to get your hands dirty with home improvement works, which inevitably leads to accumulation of more tools than you require. not exactly a good thing cos’ it clutters your tool bag to a point where fishing out a single wrench would prove to be a mammoth task. trust me, i know how it feels – it’s no fun having to dig out all other tools just to get to one. Continue reading Craftsman Figure 8 Wrench
(photos: Brook & Hunter) Mo-Tool Wood Inlay Axe | US$49.99 | brookandhunter.com
we hate to flood your head with the ideas of an imminent apocalypse and the possibility of the undead walking among us, and snacking on our toes, hands and whatever parts that they find it tantalizing. it is indeed a pessimist’s thought but it won’t hurt a bit to be all prepared with something like this beautiful Mo-Tool Wood Inlay Axe for zombie-defense, as well as some handy camping duties during the still peace time. yes, it is an axe and a pretty pocketable one too. in fact, it is more than just a puny axe with a hammer contraption integrated into it. Continue reading Mo-Tool Wood Inlay Axe