Standard notebooks don't always work for visual thinkers, and that's what makes Grids and Guides stand out. Featuring 144 pages of graph paper and eight repeating designs, it's a great choice for doodlers, or anyone that thinks in diagrams or patterns. Inspired by vintage laboratory notebooks and ideal for a unique stocking stuffer this year.
Crafted with the same care as their watches and leather goods, the Shinola Screwdriver Set is ready to help you tackle your next project. The set includes three Phillips (#0, #1, #2) and three slotted-tipped (1/8", 3/16", and 1/4") tools, each of which feature USA 8650 Chromium-Vanadium steel alloy blades. Of course, you want something that works well and looks good, so they also boast Maine hardwood handles with hand-painted black finishes and black oxide-finished steel ferules, giving them a great vintage all-black look.
It's hard to beat the convenience of K-Cup coffee packs — but they're limited to at home use. Until now. The Oxx Coffeeboxx is a rugged, on-the-go system designed to give you a great cup of coffee in less than 90 seconds, thanks to compatibility with the K-Cup. The brewer itself is housed in a dust-proof, water- and impact-resistant shell that can withstand loads of up to 500 lbs. A 3-foot retractable cord and built-in handle make it easy to tote around, a 2.5L water reservoir lasts all day, and three brewing size options ensure you get just the right amount of joe for your favorite mug.
Unfortunately, not everything is put together like it will be taken apart. As a result, it's not uncommon to run into bolts and screws at seemingly impossible angles. Impossible, that is, unless you have a Gearwrench Gimbal Ratchet. Available in 1/4" and 3/8" varieties, it allows your tool to pivot in two directions with a five degree swing arc, while meeting or exceeding ASME performance requirements with an anodized aluminum finish.
When Leatherman introduced the world's first multi-tool in 1983, it helped solve a multitude of problems--one being the perennial drama over what to give that outdoorsman or DIYer on your list. The Wave, for example, is our best-selling tool. It packs 17 handy tools into a pocket-sized, stainless steel package: regular and needlenose pliers, wire cutters, a wire stripper, regular and serrated knives, a saw, spring-action scissors, a wood/metal file, a diamond-coated file, regular and Phillips screwdrivers and large and small bit drivers. There's even a bottle and can opener tucked in there, just in case. Problem(s) solved.
Using a Sawzall with gloves on is easy. Using an iPad with gloves on the jobsite is not. Unless you have the Milwaukee Inkzall Stylus Marker. Designed to let workers use their iPads, phones, and other touchscreen devices while keeping their gloves on, it features a soft stylus tip, a clog-resistant, fine-point permanent marker with a quick dry time, and an integrated hard hat clip that allows you to keep it handy for instant access when and where you need it.
When it comes to a multi-purpose butane torch for the home, there's no reason to get something cheap that won't stand the test of time. The Versa Flame Torch from Dremel is probably the most versatile burner on the market today, with a self ignition button with safety lock and flame lock-on for continuous hands-free operation, providing up to a 75 minute run time. Ideal for small soldering jobs around the house, or to put the finishing touches on a well prepared meal.
When you need to measure something with the utmost accuracy, a simple ruler or tape measure won't do. What you need is a tool like the Mitutoyo Digital Micrometer. IP65 compliant, it has a range of 0-25mm (0-1"), with a resolution of 0.001mm (0.00005"), and accuracy of plus or minus 0.00005". An LCD screen makes it easy to see your readings in either unit, and the measuring faces are carbide-tipped for durability.
Your iPhone is an amazing handy tool. Make it even more useful with Ryobi Phone Works Tools. This suite of connected tools includes a laser lever, infrared thermometer, laser measuring tape, stud finder, inspection scope, a moisture meter, and more. Beyond simply providing an immediate digital readout of whatever data the tool is sending back, the companion app also lets you share, file, geo-tag, and notate your readings, making managing a big project that much easier.
Snap-On's tools are legendary — but even the best, most dependable tools can't help you if they don't fit into the space where you need them. That shouldn't be a problem with these Snap-On Low Profile Screwdrivers. Made in Japan from a special steel alloy, they feature the shortest possible bits — 10mm — but still allow for full engagement with the screw, as well as a tether hole to prevent drops, and a heat-treated contour handle for comfort. Available with flat-head, #1, and #2 Phillips tips.
Tools have changed a lot over the years. The Trusco Tool Box has not. Designed by Keiyu Hisashi in 1947, this sturdy, classic tool box is made from blue-enameled steel and swings open in one smooth motion, revealing various cubbies with removable dividers for things like screws, nails, pliers, and ever-present Allen wrenches. A large space in the bottom provides room for larger tools like hammers, ratchets, or anything else with a long-ish handle, and the striking color will make it easy to spot on the jobsite.
We hesitate to tell anyone to wear dog tags that they haven't earned, but respect for our military aside, the Prometheus Dog Tag Tool is useful enough for us to wear it regardless. Made in the Bay Area from titanium and stainless steel, this versatile tool offers a "universal" closed end wrench that works with both standard and metric bolts, a quarter-inch bit driver, a battery bay driver, and, of course, a bottle opener.
Whether or not you want to admit it, summer is winding down to a close -- and that means it's time to get finished all those projects you've been putting off until now. But serious work calls for serious tools, which is why you need the Worx Aerocart. Transforming into a wheelbarrow, a dolly, or a hand cart, this beast is no one-trick pony. With tires that won't go flat, and steel construction ready to handle up to a 300-pound load, it's the ideal tool when you need to move anything from bags of mulch to your new washer-dryer.
Getting back to nature doesn't have to mean giving up your modern life. Take the retreats in Hide & Seek: The Architecture of Cabins & Hideouts for example. This 250+ page tome expands on the shelters shown in Rock the Shack, highlighting tons of structures that give their owners a chance to enjoy the natural settings around them, whether it be in the forest, high in the mountains, or on the water's edge, while maintaining a distinct sense of style.
Forget keeping a drawer full of screwdrivers — you can replace them all with a single Tool Pen. Inspired by "Pop-A-Point" rainbow pens, this sleek tool is made from 6061 aluminum, and holds up to six bits, with a window on the side to show which ones are inside. Another seven bits — 13 total, including slotted, Phillips, hex, and star bits — are included in the set, and all of them can be swapped out by pulling on the tip of the first bit and sliding the new one into the hole at the back. And lest you lose the stylish cap, there's a powerful magnet built-in that keeps it securely in place until you're ready to use it again.
Before you go filling your space with expensive, high-end furniture or just a crapload of Ikea, take a look at the projects in DIY Furniture. Weighing in at over 140 pages, this handy book features 30 different designs for everything from shelves and seats to beds and barstools, each of which can be made using simple techniques and materials you can find at the hardware store. With clear instructions accompanied by hand-drawn diagrams, you'll be building your own furnishings in no time.
Making the best out of every bit of space on you is an important principle of the everyday carry philosophy — making sure that each thing you choose to bring with you when you leave the house serves a purpose. And with Titan Multi-Tool Collar Stays you can take that one step further, turning something with a singular purpose into something truly useful. These collar stays pack a wealth of tools into a small piece, including screwdrivers, rulers, a thread cutter, and a bottle opener. Made to fit most collars, from spread to semi-spread, and built from lightweight, TSA-friendly titanium, you'll never have an excuse not to carry everything you need with you again.
Wether you're actually working in the shop or simply want something to protect you from splatter while you grill, Pointer Shop Aprons have you covered. Made in Bristol, Tennessee from quality materials, they measure 39" long and 28" wide, and offer two patch pockets as well as machine washability. Available in four colorways, including blue denim, white drill, hickory stripe, or, for the outdoorsman, woodland camp.
There's nothing quite like the feeling of building with timber you have sawn yourself — whether you're building a new deck for your home, a log hunting cabin, or a tree house — from choosing a tree, to felling it, to milling it down to usable boards. And with the Logosol M8 Sawmill, milling your own timber has never been easier or more convenient. Made to be portable and easy to assemble at just about any job site, from your wood shop, to your back yard, to the middle of the woods, there's no limit to what you can accomplish. It's ergonomic and durable, made from lightweight aluminum, all you need to do is supply your own chainsaw, and you're ready to go.
Replace at least four grip-based tools with a single Crescent Switchblade Cutter. This handy tool uses a compound action design to deliver maximum leverage with minimum effort, and includes four separate blades: a straight cutting blade for ducting and siding, a cable cutting blade for wires and such, a standard plier head with its own wire cutter, and a multi-purpose blade that can cut rope, shingles, vinyl, and plastics, cut and bend wire, and, because no tool is complete without it, open bottles. Just throw it in the included holster and get to work.
Ideal for the guy with lots of gear, but not a lot of space, MyLifter gives you storage you never thought you had. This handy device is an app-connected electrical winch that lets you easily hoist just about any kind of gear — bikes, kayaks, canoes, crates, bags — up to the ceiling, getting them out of the way and freeing up your limited storage. Each winch is capable of lifting 50 pounds, but you can combine multiple ones together to double, triple, or quadruple that capacity. Best yet, they work in tandem and sync up with the included iOS app, so you can program in different heights, allowing you to automatically lift anything with ease.