No one debates the usefulness of a great multitool, but bulk can often prohibit comfortable everyday carry. Enter ATOM: A Tool of Multipurpose ($10), the key-shaped multitool made for pocket carry. It has just about everything you look for in a small tool: hex wrenches, a pry bar, a bottle opener, screwdrivers, files, a ripping tool, rulers, and a protractor. Heat-treated stainless steel construction means it will hold up to whatever you put it through, TSA compliance allows you to bring it on a plane, and its design lets you add it to your keychain. What more could you want? (Also available in black.)
When you need to cut through some serious stuff, don't settle for anything less than the Fiskars Shop Boss Hardware Snip ($30). The ideal tool for cutting aluminum siding, roof flashing, screens, light sheet metal, and wire, it features a serrated blade edge that holds onto any material you're cutting so you don't have to worry about slipping. The titanium blade coating resists corrosion, wear from heavy use, and scratching, while the asymmetrical, contoured handles are great for working with gloves and using either hand.
Tired of opening multiple drawers just to find a certain tool because you forgot which one it's in? The Craftsman Dry Erase Tool Chest ($350-$450) can make that a thing of the past. Built with the same robust I-Frame construction as the company's other chests, it features a white dry erase finish that lets you label the contents of each drawer, making it quick and painless to find the wrench, socket, or driver you're looking for. Other features include full-extension ball-bearing drawers, a keyed internal locking system, heavy-duty casters capable of supporting up to 600 lbs., and a total of 12,993 cubic inches of storage space when the top and bottom chests are used together. It's up for pre-order now, but since this is a limited edition, you might want to get in line sooner rather than later. [Scouted by Josh]
Trying to maximize the versatility of your pocket contents while maintaining a slim profile can be challenging. Stat EDC Multitools ($70-$110) are here to help. Available in four different models, each tool offers the ability to cut, measure, and pry, while keeping a low profile and offering a hole at one end for attaching to a keychain to clip. Made from knife-grade stainless steel and finished with a military-grade anticorrosive ceramic coating, they're ready for any job you throw at them.