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This inexpensive lighter uses a rechargeable battery instead of fuel and a spark instead of a flame. The Tacklife ELY01 will work about 1000 times before needing a recharge and can be charged about 500 times. In other words, it should last a very long time before needing to be retired. The head on Tacklife ELY01 Rechargeable Electric Arc Lighter ($17) is flexible for those tough to reach ignition spots (think bbq grills, gas fireplaces, etc..). Also good for damp and windy conditions as it doesn’t have a flame to blow out. Video...

RAP 10 Spherical Shrub Trimmer

In what is entirely too long of a video, this fellow shows off a spherical bush trimming gadget. Dubbed the RAP 10 trimmer from Orlandi, it has one job and one job only. Trimming shrubs into perfect little round spheres. Video of this cool invention after the break. (more…)

Posted on Jan 10 2018 - 1:51pm by Pete M
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Start off with a wildly popular knife series, the Kershaw Leek, and add on a Sandvik 14C28N/D2 composite blade and you have another winner. The Kershaw Leek 1660CB ($65) is an assisted opening knife with a very cool composite blade, you can see a wavy copper line running across the blade. The cutting edge is a durable D2 while the spine is Sandvik 14C28N. You get the best of both steel types. On the edge is a high-carbon, high-chromium D2 steel capable of taking and holding an incredible edge. On the spine is high-performance Sandvik...

Welcome to the future. Even the traditional lighters are fuel-free now, just like the Tesla Model S. The TekFire Fuel-Free Lighter ($19) uses a high-voltage arc of electricity as opposed to a flame. This means that it can start fires in windy and rainy conditions. The TekFire Lighter is powered by a lithium-ion battery, recharges via USB, and includes a lanyard. ...

One cool product that equals two things I have never heard of before. I certainly didn’t know there was a gadget called an ultrasonic cutter and I have never run into Honda Electronics before either. This Honda Electronics USW-334 Ultrasonic Cutter has an x-acto style knife bald that vibrates at 40,000/sec for some of the smoothes cuts possible. This ultrasonic cutter can be use for paper, flies, plastic, cloth, etc… ...

Plowing snow = not fun. This all electric robotic radio controlled snow plow can tackle most trains and push some serious volume. It is called the ATR-Orbiter and might just make the chore of snow plowing fun. Video of the RC snow plow after the break. ...

While I doubt the “world’s smallest” claim, the Slughause Bullet 02 Mini Tactical LED Flashlight is tiny. Put this tiny LED flashlight on your keychain and forget about it, until  you need a flashlight of course. Not only is this a tiny flashlight it is also waterproof, fireproof (??), tough (aluminum), and bright enough to be seen over 1 mile away (20-lumens). 10mm x 26mm tiny and only 5-grams.    ...

The Hang It Perfect ($23) is made for hanging level art, frames, mirrors, cabinets, and flat screen TV’s. It makes easy work of the tough two-point hangers and more. Hang It Perfect is an all-in-one tool that hangs frames (and much more) perfectly level in minutes. It is designed to work universally with various types of both frame and wall hardware. Hang It Perfect will align, level, mark and hang your frame perfectly level – the first time – every time!     ...

Posted on Aug 18 2017 - 8:19am by Russ
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Having just returned from a trip to the Rubicon Trail via UTV’s, I was reminded how important precious packing space is. We wanted to bring everything, including the kitchen sink, but had to make many sacrifices based on how much gear we could carry in our rigs. Long story short, this tiny MSR Trailshot Water Filter ($50) would have been handy. Heck, not a bad item to put in your bug-out bag or emergency kit for your car. The MSR Trailshot Water Filter is small enough to fit in your pocket and can filter out 99.9% of bacteria...

Posted on Aug 14 2017 - 8:55am by Russ
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Not something I would typically look at or write about, but after watching this video I am trying to find a reason to own this $999 tool. Basically the Arbortech AS170 is a reciprocating brick and mortar saw. It makes easy work of cutting concrete, bricks, mortar, etc… It is quick and doesn’t cause the over-cuts that happen with a traditional rotating saw blade. I have been walking around the yard looking for a wall to cut. Video of the Arbortech AS170 after the break. ...