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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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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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Bondic™ is The World’s First Liquid Plastic Welder

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This is a seriously cool product. It’s a stick that contains a special resin that remains liquid until you zap it with the included ultraviolet light. When that happens, it hardens within 4 seconds. In other words, Bondic allows you to play around with your broken stuff right up until the moment you need it to harden. No more stressing out that your glue is going to harden before you’ve had time to place things in the shape you want, simply because Bondic is not glue: if you don’t zap it with the UV light, it won’t harden, period.

It’s $22 for a stick, and $12 for a refill cartridge.

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Draw With Spices With The CinniBird

cinnobird-0 Getting creative in the kitchen has never been easier, especially with tools like CinniBird. It’s a small motorized pen that contains any spice of your choice, and lets you draw with its contents. With the press of a button, CinniBird slowly ejects any ground up spice at a constant pace, creating a line that you can then shape into anything you want. It’s perfect for topping your cappuccinos, or making pretty decorations on your cupcakes, or just about any kitchen creation that could use a little spicy flourish. The battery lasts about three months with regular use, and it’ll be a $45 pledge to get your own.

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Yoogo Self Defense Keychain

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It’s a cliché of so many movies: nervous girl walking back to her car in the dark, clutching her keys in her hands as if she’ll manage to fend of a would-be attacker with them. Maybe that works in the movies but in real life, it wouldn’t hurt to have something like the Yoogo keychain instead. Its special shape lets you securely grab it, while allowing some portions of it to stick out between your fingers. This both protects your hand in case you have to defend yourself, while inflicting a little more damage to your assailant. It’s not quite a brass knuckle, so we think its use is probably legal, but hey… we are not lawyers so make sure to know your local laws before carrying this. It’s $20 and they’ll ship worldwide.

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TrakBelt360™ Rotates Your Tools Around Your Waist

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On the job with your super loaded toolbelt, it can become pretty tedious having to move the entire thing around when you have to access a tool on either end, or do anything else that might require getting the bulk of the weight out of the its current position. The TrakBelt360™ pictured above solves that by featuring a special track system that lets your pouches rotate 360 degrees around you. This way you can easily enter doorways, climb ladders or do anything else with ease. It’s not just for construction workers either, but photographers might also enjoy the system, easily accessing their lenses and other accessories. The system works with any pouches or tool holsters, and a pledge of only $60 will get you one at this point.

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Crispy Fingers No More With This BBQ Tong With Integrated Heat Shield

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As the northern world prepares for winter, a good portion of the world further down south keeps on trucking like nothing’s happening. These people may even have BBQs now and then, so someone might be interested in a BBQ tongs with an integrated heath shield for your hand. It’s not the most sophisticated gadget out there, but the simple things can sometimes make the most difference. For all of $20, you’ll be able to flip those steaks without turning yourself into on in the process.

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