Scented Duct Tape For Half-Assed Repairs That At Least Smell Good

At one time duct tape only came in a single color: silver. It made the material seem like some kind of NASA-engineered, space-age, super tool, but eventually mankind demanded more. Colors and patterns were introduced, but that still wasn't enough to satiate humanity's desire for choice. So Duck Brand is now… » 8/27/14 5:43pm Yesterday 5:43pm

You'll Never Need a Second Person To Use This Tiny Laser Measure

Despite being small enough to fit in your pocket, a tape measure is one of those tools that is almost impossible to use by yourself. Laser measuring devices are far easier to wrangle if you don't have an assistant—even with just one hand—but it's taken decades for a company like Bosch to finally create a version » 8/26/14 11:00am Tuesday 11:00am

A Simple Accessory Turns Your Shopvac Into an Extra Set of Hands

Even if you're working with a team of carpenters, Festool's new CT Wings accessory seems like it could be the next must-have tool for every workshop or jobsite. It's designed to attach to the end of the hose on of one of Festool's shop vacuums and then securely suction itself to a wall so that it can be used as a… » 8/12/14 5:40pm 8/12/14 5:40pm

This Algorithm Can Change the Season and Weather In Your Photos

One time I drove five hours out of my way on a road trip to Monument Valley, only to be devastated when I arrived. Instead of the bright red buttes I'd envisioned against a clear blue sky, a gray haze had settled into the valley, rendering the landscape flat and lifeless. My photographs could have been saved by a new… » 8/08/14 12:25pm 8/08/14 12:25pm

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt—and that part's not so great. This innocuous hair clip is a better alternative. It manages to replicate the functionality of quite a few tools, but… » 7/25/14 2:42pm 7/25/14 2:42pm

You No Longer Have to Go to Japan to Buy These Beautiful Blue Toolboxes

Trusco toolboxes have long been an elusive item, something only seen by tasteful travelers who spotted them in Japan. They lusted after them enough to fill a few pages on Instagram. But now Hand-Eye Supply is selling a whole line of these beautiful blue boxes, and they're surprisingly affordable. » 7/17/14 5:00pm 7/17/14 5:00pm

These Inductive Batteries Keep Your Power Tools Perpetually Charged

It's almost impossible to think of a time when you had to wrangle a long cord while working with power tools. But as convenient as cordless tools are, they're useless if their batteries are dead. So this fall, Bosch will be introducing batteries with inductive charging that simply need to be placed on a base station… » 6/17/14 4:40pm 6/17/14 4:40pm

A Pop-Up Toolbox On Wheels Puts All Your Tools In Easy Reach

When you're working in the garage and find yourself elbows deep in grease, you don't want to have to paw through everything in your toolbox to find the exact one you need, getting everything dirty in the process. That's why Hazet's rolling tool trolley expands vertically, turning into a mobile shelf where all of your… » 6/13/14 5:20pm 6/13/14 5:20pm

Skip Ringing the Bell With This Multi-Purpose Door-Breaching Hammer

Some people keep an extra key hidden under a rock in case they get home and find their keychain missing. But Gerber's come up with a more entertaining solution, especially if you're getting home from work feeling stressed. The Ding Dong Breaching Tool is actually designed for law enforcement who need to break down… » 6/12/14 1:00pm 6/12/14 1:00pm

Turn Any Stick Into an Ax With This Multi-Tool Chopping Blade

In a survival situation, with enough determination you could probably chop down an entire tree with the Leatherman multi-tool on your belt. But the effort required would certainly leave you exhausted and unable to fight off bears. That's why the Klax multi-tool seems like such a better solution, as it can turn almost… » 6/02/14 10:43am 6/02/14 10:43am

A Semi-Soft Silicone Ladle Would Scoop Out Every Last Drop

Trying to get every last drop of liquid out of a serving bowl with a ladel is all but impossible. The contours of the rigid scoop and the bowl never seem to match up. But designer Jeho Yoon had a brilliant solution. Since a ladel made entirely from silicone would have no rigidity, he compromised by only making half… » 5/18/14 10:00am 5/18/14 10:00am

Black+Decker's AutoSense Drill Stops Itself When a Screw Is Flush

If you're not already experienced with a drill, when working with screws there's a very good chance you're going to accidentally drive them below the surface of whatever material you're working with—splintering wood and cracking drywall. You can of course get better at it with practise, or you can just buy… » 5/12/14 6:00am 5/12/14 6:00am

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