Made from salvaged, heavily-used canvases and sporting a design based on hours of customer conversations, The Field House Trusty Workshop Apron ($165) is designed to be your go-to cover when taking care of projects big and small. Constructed by third-generation Seattle sailmaker George Broom, this no-nonsense apron features a criss-cross harness system for comfort, two chest pockets — one for a calculator and one for a carpenter's pencil + compass — and a large pouch pocket with dividers for nails, screws, and other tools, all covered by a flap to keep sawdust and debris away from your gear.
No matter how many lasers, levels, and other doodads they add to normal stud finders, one thing remains constant — they're pretty much always a hit-or-miss affair. Literally. So believe us when we say that the C.H. Hanson Stud 4 Sure is the first we've used that consistently works, time after time. It requires no battery power or calibration, instead using über-powerful rare earth magnets to pinpoint the location of screws or nails in the stud — so powerful, in fact, that it will hang hands-free on the wall — leaving no doubt as to where you should be hammering or drilling. Beware searching Google for it, however, lest you find "drilling" of a whole other kind.
Whether you need to bust up an old driveway or simply want to make yourself a hole into the neighbor's bathroom for creepy, voyeuristic reasons, The Pulverizer is the tool for the job. At 3.5 lbs. and just over a foot long, it's sturdy enough to take some abuse while remaining small enough to pack along no matter what the job. Features include a industrial-grade sledge head with a 1.5-inch strike face, a two inch scraper and nail puller, a textured TPE grip, claw teeth for better grip when plying, and the strength that comes from fully-forged manufacturing.