Tag Archives: tools

  • The Beer Peen Hammer Hybrid Bottle Opener

    The Beer Peen Hammer Hybrid Bottle Opener

    If you’ve ever been in a hardware store or tool shed while craving an ice cold beer, the thought of opening one up with a ball peen hammer has probably occurred to you. But even though it seems like it should work, the fact of the matter is that ball peen hammers are built to […]

  • EDC Ink Pens: Never Be Without a Pen

    EDC Ink Pens: Never Be Without a Pen

    Back in the pre-digital era, it was more commonplace to see pens in every pocket, just in case. Now, that habit has probably dropped down a bit statistically, but there are still plenty of occasions when you might need a pen. If you want to be prepared for just those occasions, there are the EDC […]

  • EDC Retrieval Tool: The Next Best Thing to a Grappling Hook

    EDC Retrieval Tool: The Next Best Thing to a Grappling Hook

    The grappling hook would have to be one of the most coveted pieces of adventure gear, all the more so because it’s not like you can go down to Target and pick one up for yourself. And even though that hasn’t changed, you can pick up an EDC Retrieval Tool from the Cool Material shop, […]

  • Six Mile Pencil Measures Your Drawing In Miles (Photos)

    Six Mile Pencil Measures Your Drawing In Miles (Photos)

    When you become prolific in any creative field, it becomes natural to be obsessed by questions of quantity. A writer might wonder how many words he’s written in a year, or a painter might think in terms of gallons of paint or number of brushstrokes. For an artist who works in pencil, one way to […]

  • 9 Unconventional Tool Boxes and Belts

    9 Unconventional Tool Boxes and Belts

    So you need something to hold your tools in, but you don’t want to look like a tool about it. Understandable, given that there are few groups more fashion-conscientious than handymen. But how can you lug your tools from job to job without doing it like everyone else? That question is ultimately up to you […]

  • Patchnride: Fix Busted Bike Tires On the Move (Video)

    Patchnride: Fix Busted Bike Tires On the Move (Video)

    One of the perennial problems with being a bike rider is flat tires. Once they happen, you tend to be stuck, unless you just happen to be near a bicycle repair shop or you have a spare tire handy. But there’s a new product that’s designed to make flat tires an easily solved problem: Patchnride. […]

  • Makita LXT Cordless Autofeed Screwdriver: Drive Screws Like Schwarzenegger

    Makita LXT Cordless Autofeed Screwdriver: Drive Screws Like Schwarzenegger

    If you’re concerned that your home toolkit isn’t badass enough, then the Makita LXT Cordless Autofeed Screwdriver will scratch you right where you itch (not literally, or you might hurt yourself). As you can see in the above photo, the Makita LXT takes all of the boring parts out of screwdriving, opting instead for an […]