Traditional waterjets are huge, expensive, and a pain to maintain. The Wazer Waterjet Cutter is none of those. Able to sit on most desktops or work areas, this self-contained unit uses a high-pressure water stream and tiny sand-like abrasive particles to cut through nearly any material, including aluminum, glass, steel, carbon fiber, and even marble. It has integrated storage for the abrasive, simple onboard controls, and easy height adjustment, and cleans up quickly after you're done cutting. It supports standard DXF and SVG files from common software like Illustrator, Solidworks, or SketchUp, and can make cuts as precise as 0.003", letting you create everything from simple shapes to intricate designs.
Even the most novice DIY'er knows the hassle of switching back and forth between a drill bit and a driver. The Worx Switchdriver makes the process easier than ever. It has a rotating head with two 1/4 inch chucks — one for your bit, and one for your driver. Since neither bit has to be removed, you can drill a hole, rotate the head, and sink the screw in a single step. Its 20V lithium battery provides roughly two hours of use per charge, and the integrated LED light lets you work anytime, day or night.
Most CNC machines are huge. The Shaper Origin CNC Machine is small enough to fit in a cabinet. The world's first hand-held CNC machine, it uses an innovative interface to let you make precise cuts without robotic assistance. You simply move the machine, following the shape outlines on the display, and it does the rest. It will automatically retract if you go off course and gently auto-corrects when you wander, resulting in cuts that are within 1/100 inch of your intended path. On-board drawing tools let you work computer-free, a dust extraction port makes cleanup a breeze, and since it's a hand tool, it can work on nearly any size of material, something normal CNC's can't claim.
When the weekend hits, you never know what kind of jobs will demand your attention around the house. The Slide Cartridge Screwdriver from Craftsman can stand up to most of those tasks, featuring a Twist and Go Cartridge that holds 6 bits. The litium-ion battery charges in 3-5 hours but there is no self-discharge when you aren't using it, so it's ready to go when you need it. You also get a easy-to-hold, rubbery handle grip and an LED sight light for visibility in dark places.
Not every jobsite has ample lighting. Make sure you can get your task done with the DeWalt 20V MAX Handheld LED Light. This compact tool runs for up to 11 hours using the same 20V MAX 2.0Ah Lithium Ion battery as the company's drills, drivers, and saws, and outputs a consistent 160 lumens from the time you turn it on until it runs out of juice. It also has a pivoting head so you can aim it directly on your work area, and thanks to a kickstand, beltclip, and integrated magnets, it's easy to mount no matter what the situation.
Unless you're a geologist, odds are you won't have a serious need for the Brunton Axis Pocket Transit — but that doesn't mean you won't want it. With a rare earth magnet mounted on a sapphire jewel suspension, the built-in compass is no joke, and would be handy for any outdoorsman. But its the dual 360-degree axis, hollow hinge design that makes it useful for scientists, letting them accurately measure planes, lines, and vertical angles with ease. It also packs an on-board level, a needle locking mechanism, a hollow sighting tube, and has a waterproof, rugged anodized aluminum build.