With Handibot ($2,000), every DIY enthusiast now has access to a portable CNC (computer numerically controlled) mill. For those not familiar with CNC equipment, this industrial technology lets you programmatically, repeatably, and precisely cut, carve, or drill various materials. The Handibot lets you do all this at the job site or your home workshop, instead of a big shop, and removes the need for in-depth technological know-how using task-specific apps, controlled on your tablet or smart phone. All you need to do to cut that perfect notch, pocket, hole, or curve, is cue up an app and press the start button — pretty easy.
We have a hard time coming up with a more natural outdoor activity than gathering around a fire, and the Decahedron Fire Pit ($750) takes the classic fire pit and turns it into a functional art piece, making it a great place to come together. Naturally finished, and made from 4mm CNC engineered plate steel, each of the 10 pentagon pieces join to form a spherical shape. The removable and adjustable grill lets you cook while you relax by the fire, so now all you need for the perfect summer hangout spot is a cooler with a built-in stereo.
Since 1857, Klein Tools has been making American gems like this Klein Leather Tool Bag ($98). Made entirely of thick, tanned leather, this rugged, pocketless bag sports a large compartment for gear, reinforced ends, a double-ply base with steel studs, and triple-riveted rolled loop handles. Use it to tote your hand tools for the next 50 years or just use it to store your magazines in the living room.