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The team at Fulcrum Knives in San Francisco have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new nano blade knife. The Fulcrum Eclipse Knife is unique in that it starts off as a coin shape when closed and then transforms to a little knife. From watching the video it looks a bit precarious to open and close. Might make a good little knife to stash in a  backpack pocket or the glovebox of your car. Not sure it is the right knife for EDC. The Fulcrum Knife has a hardened 440 carbon steel blade, G10 handle, and phosphor bronze bearing washers....

Trying to hang multiple framed pictures together on a wall sucks. Trying to line them up perfectly is a bit maddening. I tend to prefer eyeballing them instead of measuring. With that said, trying to line up a new nail with the frame hanger is tougher than you would think. Enter this easy hanger gadget. This simple, and inexpensive ($8), gadget makes placing the hole in the right place every time. You simply  use the hook on the back of the gadget, position the picture on the wall where you want it, remove the picture and press the...

Posted on Jun 28 2018 - 9:19am by Russ
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When working around the home an extra set of hands is pretty helpful but rarely available. That means I have to make several trips to the toolbox or stuff my pockets with tools/parts. Not ideal. The RAK Magnetic Wristband ($13) holds nuts, bolts, sockets, and screws right where you need them. Never lose small parts and pieces again. The RAK Magnetic Wristband has 10 strong magnets embedded throughout the band and is made of durable nylon.  ...

Posted on May 29 2018 - 11:13am by Pete M
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MTM AC4C Ammo Crate 4-Can

Ammo cans are great for storing stuff (not just ammo). Great for the garage, shop, back of the truck or UTV, heck… even handy in the kitchen. The metal ammo cans tend to look a bit too military for some folks, and they tend to rust a bit. Time for an upgrade. Read on for more details… (more…)

Posted on May 28 2018 - 6:40am by Steve M
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This nifty tool is a traditional 16-foot tape measure with a built-in 50-foot laser tape measure. Yep, that is it. No need to read any further. Hey, I said you didn’t have to ready any further. Ok, since you are still here – The General Tools LTM1 sticks with the old-school tape measure for short-span precision measurements. For longer runs you can use the Class II laser (up to 50′)....

Posted on Apr 23 2018 - 8:28am by Russ
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Remember the winner of the “most innovative knife” from the 2004 Blade Show? Yeah, me either but this is one cool knife. This knife is quite a conversation starter and even a deal at under $40. Originally designed by Ed Van Hoy as an everyday carry knife with portability and precision in mind. The knife blade swivels out sideways which is very different from most knives. It has an ambidextrous clip, a stainless steel blade, and a special locking mechanism. You know you want it. Get it here.    ...

Construction dudes like coffee, it’s a fact. Not really, but I think the two go hand-in-hand. Now you don’t have to pull your construction truck through the drive-through to get your coffee fix. The Makita CM501D is a coffee maker that is powered by the same rechargeable Li-ion batteries that the Makita power tools use. Genius! the Makita CM501D can make up to 5.3 cups of coffee per charge. ...

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...