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Tag Archives: Tools

What’s The Easiest Way To Shave Your Head?

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With this cool HeadBlade ATX All Terrain Head Razor, of course. At least, we imagine that if you’re going to go for the completely bald look, you could do much worse than by using the above product. It’s a blade mounted on an ergonomic handle, which also features wheels. It looks like a mini ATV, and you’re meant to roll it around your noggin for a little bit, until you’ve no hairs left. The handle is rubberized, for comfort and convenience, and while it isn’t the first such product on the market, we haven’t seen one with wheels before. We imagine this contributes to a no-nick, no-cut shave. It’s $15 and comes with one blade.

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Magnetic Vest Holds Your Tools For You

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This is either a great idea, or an accident waiting to happen: it all depends on just how strong the magnets are. The Mag-Vest is being marketed to garage tinkerers for its ability to hold on to your metal tools with strong C8 Grade ceramic magnets, which reportedly can hold up to 10 pounds. If you’re working on something, you might find it more convenient to place some things on your chest, rather than in a tool box nearby or on the side of the hood where they might fall into the engine bay. It’s not a bad idea, but being untested we would worry that the 10 pound claim is optimistic. However, if they’re strong enough to prevent your hammer from flattening your pinky toe, it might be worth the $60 pledge.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

ODii Grab-It Gadget Rescues Your Stuff From Your Car’s Black Holes

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Ever lost something between your car seat and the center console? Yeah, that’s the black hole. Usually once it falls there, it’s a goner. But with the ODii, a telescoping four-pronged claw and magnet, you stand a chance of getting it back. Measuring a total of 12 inches to fit in your glove compartment, the claw part extends to 18 inches, while the magnet attachment goes all the way up to 24 inches. That magnet, by the way, is a super strong neodymium magnet and is able to lift up to 2 pounds. There’s even a detachable LED light to make it easier to see when you’re getting closer to retrieving those earrings, or whatever. And the ODii’s uses aren’t limited to the car. Dropped something behind your couch at home and don’t feel like moving the whole thing? Reach for this instead. It’s an ingenious and useful tool to keep around, and at $20 as an early-bird in the Kickstarter campaign, is priced just right.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ MikeShouts ]

Spyderco Dog Tag Doubles As Utility Knife

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The Spyderco Dog Tag looks just like a dog tag from afar, and is about the same size as one. But this particular pendant can be transformed into a knife, albeit one with a really small blade. When folded, the thing measures 2 inches in length, and the blade extends that to 3.23 inches overall when it’s unfolded. That means you get a very modest 1.23 inches of blade to play with, but if all you want to do is cut some rope, or open up some boxes, that’ll be plenty. The blade and handle are coated with a stealthy black titanium carbonitride, and the whole thing weighs about 1 ounce. It’s $92.

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Coolbox Is The World’s Most Advanced Toolbox

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Last summer we told you about the Coolest Cooler, a smart cooler that integrated so many extra features that it went on to become the most successful crowd funded project of all time ($13.2M pledged!). Its existence seems to have inspired the Coolbox, a toolbox with a suite of features you might be interested in. They include: “a 12v rechargeable battery, two USB ports, 270-degree LED lighting, a 10-foot extension cord with three built-in plugs and an iPad stand. The box also has a Bluetooth speaker.” The lid is magnetic, there’s a powerbar, and even a whiteboard on the inside of the lid. And of course, there’s enough room to accommodate your power tools. The entire thing will set you back $179, with expected delivery in June 2015.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Weatherman’s Multi-tool Bracelet Looks Awesome, Is Of Dubious Use

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We like manly men accessories as much as the next guy. So we won’t lie and gladly admit we’re attracted by the Leatherman Tread, a bracelet that doubles as 25 different tools.

It’s an ingenious design. The bracelet is fully customizable and can be re-built with slotted fasteners. The user can rearrange links, add or remove tools, or just adjust the bracelet’s size for comfort down to one quarter of an inch. Even the clasp is functional, with a bottle opener and #2 square drive. Other tools include hex drives, screwdrivers, box wrenches, a carbide glass breaker, and a hook-style box cutter that doubles as a SIM card pick.

The issue we have, however, is that we can’t find too many realistic real-life use scenarios, especially with tools this small… A carbide glass cutter? That’s cool, but do you really see yourself effectively hitting a car window with a slightly protruding bit of metal?

Maybe… But to be honest, we’re just skeptical of its actual use, yet we’re willing to be wrong. Or maybe we just want to be wrong since this thing is such a looker. If paying between $150 to $200 for an accessory that appears to value form over function doesn’t bother you, know that the Leatherman Tread will be available this summer.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Wired ]

The JawSaw Cuts Through Branches In The Safest Way Possible

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There are a number of reasons why you’d need to get a chainsaw and cut stuff up in your yard. You felled a large tree and want to gather its branches for heat? Or you just want to do a little landscaping? A storm knocked your trees down? Whatever the reason, playing with a chainsaw can be dangerous. It can kickback, twist in your hands and severely injure you. The JawSaw however features an entirely different design that minimizes this danger. Looking like a shark’s mouth, the device will automatically scissor the blade across anything you place in the opening, up to 4 inches across. The blade is entirely enclosed, making it almost impossible to get cut. This also makes it possible to cut things that are already on the ground without even having to bend down. The handle is extensible so you can reach high up without using a potentially unstable ladder. An automatic chain tensioner as well as an oiler keep the JawSaw’s maintenance levels to a minimum. And the $106 price tag make it interesting even for those with tighter budgets.

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Stocking Stuffer: Scotch Infused Toothpick

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Man, it’s the Holidays. It might as well be called the Eatingdays, because everyone knows you’ll be stuffing your face with stuffing. After you’re done, however, you might want to pick at your teeth, so having these Scotch Infused Toothpicks will definitely put the fun in functional.

– Finest quality northern white birch
– Soaked in barrel aged Islay single malt scotch from a 200 year old distillery and then kiln dried leaving behind flavors deep in the wood of the toothpick
– All natural ingredients
– Each bottle has a minimum of a dozen toothpicks

It’s $9 for a pack, but they seem to be sold out at the moment.

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Toolbox Fridge Looks Right At Home In Your Garage

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Your garage is like your second home. It’s where you work on your car, and where you go to get away from it all. It’s your sanctuary and you’ve spent a fortune buying only the best tool boxes and tools. You could fit a regular fridge in there for refreshments and such… but why not just go with the Versional Portable Garage Toolbox? It’s a small fridge that looks just like one of your toolboxes, but features a cooling compartment large enough to fit a bunch of stuff. There’s even three drawers up top, so it’s not completely just a gimmick. It’s painted the same kind of red or blue that many of the most popular toolboxes are painted, so you can sneak a beer or five on the sly without the spouse ever knowing a thing. Not that you should have to hide your drinking habits from your significant others, but hey, that’s marriage sometimes. What’re you gonna do?

It’s $400 and measures 17″W x 18 3/4″D x 31 11/16″H.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]