Standing 40% shorter than standard torches and weighing a good bit less, the "don't call me short" Bernzomatic QuickFire Hand Torch ($70) lets you maneuver in tight spaces with easy one-hand operation. The QuickFire sports a high-intensity swirl flame for 30% faster soldering time. Also great for glazing and caramelizing your prized pork in the kitchen.
Like the fish for which it's named, the Piranha Pocket Tool ($50; December 2009) can help you get the job done quickly. Made from a single piece of heat-treated, corrosion-resistant S30V stainless steel, the Piranha features a built-in neoprene double-ended driver bit holder, a multitude of open and box wrenches, a bottle opener, nail puller, scraper, and pry ends.
Keep your hands free and your eyes on the well-illuminated job with the Stanley Heavy Duty Clamp Light ($30). This 80 lumen flood light features a 350-degree rotational head to let you aim the light where you need it, the ability to run off either 2 or 4 C-cell batteries — for 15 or 30 hours of run time, respectively — and a strong clamp that opens up to 3.5-inches wide for gripping onto beams, joists, table tops, or basically any other stable surface.