Safer Kitchen Knives Inspired By the Tools in Your Workshop

If you think back to the last time you cut yourself using something sharp, it was probably in the kitchen, not your workshop. Given how much more time we all spend in the kitchen, it makes sense that the risk of injury would be higher. So it also makes sense that someone would design a set of kitchen knives that are… » 4/16/14 7:00pm 4/16/14 7:00pm

This Rolling Bear Trap Makes Awkward Flat Materials Easy to Move

A large sheet of plywood isn't necessarily heavy, but its massive dimensions can certainly make it unwieldy to carry. And since there's nothing wrong with the whole "work smarter not harder" mentality, this gravity-powered clamping trolley makes it super easy to just roll everything from sheets of wood, to drywall, to… » 4/04/14 5:20pm 4/04/14 5:20pm

A Compact Toolbox That Camouflages Itself As a Book On Your Shelf

Hunting down your toolbox and finding the right tool for a quick fix is never really 'quick' enough. And it usually leads to an ever-growing to-do list of things to fix around the house. Here's a better solution: Strelka's ToolBook lets you hide a basic set of screwdrivers and hex wrenches on a bookshelf, so they're… » 4/01/14 10:20am 4/01/14 10:20am

It Turns Out the Straight Line Isn't the Most Useful Tetris Piece

If someone asked you what the most coveted Tetris piece was, you'd instantly say the straight line, right? After all, you're always building your stack to leave a thin gap down one side so that when a straight piece does fall, you can clear out four levels at once. But in real life, at least thanks to this multitool,… » 3/24/14 4:20pm 3/24/14 4:20pm

This Tiny MacGyver Emergency Toolkit Will Get You Out of Any Situation

iFixit, the folks responsible for tearing down all of our favorite gear, also sell kits that include all the tools they use. But none will ever be as useful as this tiny $6 'Action Hero Toolkit' inspired by TV's most resourceful hero: MacGyver. » 3/24/14 10:26am 3/24/14 10:26am

The World's Safest Shiv Also Makes Your Ladder Way More Useful

Ladders might give you access to areas of your home you simply can't reach, but that's pretty much all they're good for. Need to bring a few tools with you to fix a leaky gutter? You're on your own—unless you've got this handy Ladder Limb in your toolbox, which adds a carabiner for hanging or storing everything from… » 3/03/14 5:00pm 3/03/14 5:00pm

Lightsaber BBQ Tongs For the Evil Sith Grillmaster In Your Life

The Star Wars movies kind of painted the Sith as evil, unredeemable monsters. But between blowing up planets and wiping out the Jedi, even Darth Vader and the Emperor must need some R&R time, and presumably that involves the occasional BBQ where these lightsaber tongs would be invaluable. In a space station the size of… » 2/28/14 5:40pm 2/28/14 5:40pm

The Purest of Makers Use a Programmable Electric Screwdriver

If you're addicted to tinkering, to the point where even your tools are fair game, you might want to consider Ingersoll Rand when shopping for a cordless drill. The company's awfully-named QXX2PT08PQ4 QX Series precision screwdriver can actually be programmed via a USB connection to your computer, letting you create… » 1/31/14 4:40pm 1/31/14 4:40pm

Graphite Razor Blades Turn Utility Knives Into Carpenter's Pencils

When you're working with wood, they say you should always measure twice and cut once. But there's no mention of ensuring the pencil line you draw to make that single cut is as straight as possible. A company called Prazi believes you can actually create a straighter, truer line with a utility knife instead of a… » 1/28/14 5:00pm 1/28/14 5:00pm

Squeegee Shower Hangers Keep You One Step Ahead of Soap Scum

Cleaning a neglected shower is just about the worst household chore there is. But if you can spare an extra minute after your daily shower, you can eliminate soap scum before it becomes stuck to tiles like super glue by simply wiping down the walls with this handy squeegee, designed to hang on your curtain rod or… » 1/27/14 6:40pm 1/27/14 6:40pm

This Polaroid Produces Instant Slices Of Cheesy Deliciousness

Instead of churning out instant photos, this Polaroid has had its camera guts removed and replaced with a simple cheese slicer. For $10, it still produces fond memories, but instead of a baby's smile or a day at the beach, it's fond memories of eating thin slices of cheese. And that would put a smile on anybody's… » 1/21/14 5:00pm 1/21/14 5:00pm

The LighterBro Multitool Turns You Into John McClane and MacGyver

If you're a smoker who's always got a disposable Bic lighter on hand, it's time to ask more of that small accessory taking up space in your pocket. The LighterBro is basically designed to serve as a case for your Bic lighter that also happens to give it amazing slicing, repairing, and bottle opening powers. » 1/21/14 9:20am 1/21/14 9:20am

Swappable Blades Let These Snips Cut Through Almost Anything

When you're working near your toolbox, keeping an assortment of snips within easy reach for various tasks is a great way to stay productive. But when you're working someplace your toolbox can't go, like at the top of a ladder, Crescent's new Switchblade snips are a better option letting you carry a single handle with… » 1/20/14 7:00pm 1/20/14 7:00pm