When it comes to tools, you want them to stand up to anything — which is exactly what the Fiskars Unbreakable Hatchet ($22) is designed to do. Sporting a "stronger-than-steel" FiberComp handle, this thing chops up to three time deeper than a normal axe, and has a low-friction coating that lets you fly through logs. Sheath included, lumberjacking skills not.
We've said it before, and it's no less true now: the biggest problem with flashlights is finding them when you need them. With the Trioh Flashlight ($70), that's not a problem. Sporting a sculpted silver body and base with white accents, the Trioh is designed to sit in plain view, functioning as an accent light during normal evenings, an emergency light when the power goes out -- it automatically turns on when the power goes out -- and a triple-LED flashlight when you need it most, lasting up to 12 hours on a single charge.
Odds are if you're having to bust out the pliers, you're working on something in a poorly-lit area. Which is why these Craftsman Lighted Pliers ($30) are such a smart idea. Long nose and diagonal models are included in the set, and both feature a center hub that boasts a sealed LED module that provides plenty enough light to get the job done while keeping all the electronics safe from water, moisture, or stray oil sprays.