It's hard to argue against the benefits of cordless, electric power tools — but sometimes batteries just don't cut it for a yard tool facing a bigger task. The Makita X2 LXT Cordless Chainsaw features two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries instead of just one, giving it the power of corded tools, while still running on the same battery packs as the rest of your Mikita toolkit. Thanks to battery operation, this chainsaw is quiet, produces no emissions, and requires little maintenance. It has a 12-inch guide bar length, a chain speed of 1,650 FPM, and weighs in at just over 11 pounds with the battery packs attached.
For those of you who put a lot of thought into your everyday carry, you know exactly how important it is to make the best-possible use of your limited pocket space. The creators of Tuls ($22 and up) had just that in mind when they came up with the Stan, the Lucy, the Roul, the Ollie, and the Opie. These credit-card-sized tools are perfect for slipping into your wallet or money clip, giving you a huge variety of important gadgets without taking up much space. Whether you need a set of hex wrenches, rulers, bottle openers, or a smartphone stand that doubles as a cord wrapper, they've got you covered.
Whether you're framing a house, building a deck, or just hanging up some wall art in your apartment, it's important to have a tool that does most of the work for you. For that reason, a hammer with a heavy head can be your best friend — but also a source of fatigue if you're lugging around a bunch of tools. The American-made Vaughan Stealth Hammer gives you the best of both worlds: a lightweight hammer that swings with the force of a tool twice its weight. It features a 17-ounce, smooth-faced steel head with a magnetic nail starter, a side nail puller, and a straight claw that can handle just about any carpentry-related task you throw at it.