TOOLS | Surge
The Surge multitool is a real powerhouse, built with Leatherman’s largest pliers, longest multi-tool blades, and easy-to-use locks. A unique blade exchanger, replaceable premium wire cutters, and four outside-opening blades give users quick access to the tools they use the most. The Surge is built for tough jobs and the hands that do them.
TOOLS | Universal Socket
RAK Pro Tools
The RAK UNIVERSAL SOCKET is a must have tool for both professionals and home DIYers. It instantly adjusts to grip hex nuts, hooks, eye and lag screws, bolt heads, and other various shape and size objects. Perfect for home improvement, construction, carpentry, auto repair, and other household maintenance.
TOOLS | Bit-Bar
Big Idea Design LLC
Screwdrivers are essential tools, but even the multi-bit models aren’t particularly carry-friendly. Luckily, Big Idea Design has created what might be the ultimate EDC multi-bit driver: the Bit Bar. This DLC-coated grade 5 titanium gadget offers up a full-sized driver grip in a pocket-friendly format. It also has in-handle magnetic storage for up to eight standard 1/4-in. hex bits, comes with a 60 mm extension, has a pocket clip for easier carry, and is completely TSA-compliant.
TOOLS | Nail-Dispensing Hammer
Michael David Young
Avoid smashed fingers and clumsy nail alignment by upgrading to this nail dispensing hammer. This bold concept from industrial engineer Michael David Young automatically loads nails with one swing so that you can safely hammer with nail-gun-like efficiency. It also offers a safety lock so it can still be used as a traditional hammer if needed.
TECH | Magic Leap One
Built for humans, not for robots: Magic Leap One is an Augmented Reality experience that makes the unreal feel real by superimposing 3D computer-generated content over real-world objects. The wearable comes with VR goggles, a compact processor that clips to your belt, and a control stick.
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TECH | ISOtunes FREE
Ultra-lightweight Bluetooth 5.0 earplugs with True Wireless technology, ISOtunes Free earplugs are designed to reduce noise while sitting flush in your ears. The earplugs provide protection from dust, sweat, and water while offering an all-day battery life (7+ hours/14+ additional hours with charging case), high fidelity aptX audio, and 22 NRR.
TECH | Paexo Thumb
The Paexo Thumb is the world’s smallest exoskeleton. Engineered with a 3D printer, the Paexo offers support to workers who place strain on their thumbs on the job. The small and extremely lightweight exoskeleton relieves thumb strain up to 70% by redirecting forces to the entire hand. This relieves strain on the thumb joints and protects the tip of the thumb against mechanical influences.
TECH | Level 5 Toolchest
The Snap-on visual control cabinet gives you a full view of your tools for instant accountability and inventory management. Available in 2 sizes, these cabinets can hold an extensive number of tools securely with keyed or keyless entry. Customization is available through the optional interior tool control functions such as foam inserts or peg boards. With an optional rolling cart or rolling cab, you can position the visual control cabinet close to the work so your technicians always have the right tools at the ready.
Contact Snap-on for your customized price.
ESSENTIALS | Ryder Steel Toe Shoes
The all-in-one solution to work shoes—the Ryder—provides a perfect mix of comfort, style, and protection. Incredibly tough, yet lightweight, these shoes are built with military-grade kevlar and feature a steel toe to protect your feet from falling objects. Weighing in at less than 1 lb., the Ryder is a flexible, puncture-resistant, tough shoe you’ll want on your feet all day long.
ESSENTIALS | Yukon Extremes Arctic-Quilt Active Jacket
Carhartt’s Yukon Extremes line was designed with feedback from the workers building the trans-Alaskan pipeline in the 1970s. This men’s rugged layer takes the iconic active jac and equips it for ice and snow. It has a durable CORDURA Fabric shell that fights off wind, abrasion, and light precipitation. The arctic insulation inside is the warmest Carhartt offers, and the smooth quilted lining runs from hem to hood.
ESSENTIALS | Philadelphia Boot
The Philadelphia is the perfect blend of hard work and undeniable comfort. The ¾ welt construction and heel stabilizer system offer underfoot stability while the KEEN Luftcell aerated PU midsole provides cushioning with every step. Outfitted with asymmetrical carbon-fiber safety toes, a 90-deg. heel, and the KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane, this heavy-duty boot is built for the toughest construction sites around.
ESSENTIALS | ProFlex 818WP Thermal Waterproof Gloves
Keep your working hands warm and dry this season with ProFlex 818WP Thermal Waterproof Winter Work Gloves w/ Tena-Grip. These winter work gloves feature insulation and waterproof inserts for warmth without wetness. Featuring 40g of insulation in the palm and 70g in the back of the hand, the gloves offer cold-blocking warmth where you need it most. The waterproof, breathable membrane insert creates a layer that blocks moisture and wind when working in snow.
NON-ESSENTIALS | M18 PACKOUT Radio + Charger
Stream rich sound wirelessly from over 100 ft. away with Milwaukee’s jobsite radio. Complete with a 10-speaker system consisting of four full-range speakers and four tweeters, the M18 PACKOUT Radio + Charger delivers clear mids and highs. When paired with a subwoofer and passive radiator, it provides powerful low-end, balanced 360-deg. sound across large indoor and outdoor spaces. With full-range connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2, AM/FM radio with 18-station presets, and built-in auxiliary, this revolutionary jobsite radio + charger will set the new standard for quality and performance within the audio space.
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NON-ESSENTIALS | Rechargeable Heated Insoles
Must-haves for winter, the ActionHeat Adult Rechargeable Heated Insoles are perfect for anyone with cold feet. The easy-to-use controller has 3 heat settings, reaching up to 130° and lasting up to 8+ hours. These insoles feature built-in, ultra-fine heated panels strategically placed under the toes to keep your feet warm and toasty.
NON-ESSENTIALS | Outlaw SE
The Outlaw SE is a quadcopter with a built-in 1080p HD camera that offers a first-person view (FPV) via a mobile app. GPS-capable, the Outlaw is an all-skill-levels drone with Return Home & Follow Me functions that complete a professional-grade feature set. The drone comes with a handheld controller, a battery and charger, four spare propellers (plus tools for changing them), and a mobile phone attachment kit.
NON-ESSENTIALS | Rapid Deploy Ballistic Protection Sport Backpack
The Broco Tactical Rapid Deploy Ballistic Protection Sport Backpack looks like a regular backpack, except this backpack has two hidden body armor plates—one in the front and another in the back—for protection in case of an emergency. It is lightweight, yet strong, and deploys quickly. The removable soft armor plates are NIJ 0101.06 certified level IIIA (handgun) and weigh 1.1 lb. each.
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STAFF PICK | Stingray Harness
Inspired by hiking and military backpacks, the K-Tek Stingray Harness has redefined how a harness redistributes the weight. Now in its 3rd generation, the Stingray Harness features more padding for extra comfort, an even stronger ExoSpine design, and color-coded carabiners to further speed up taking off and putting on the harness. Thicker padding combined with a premium breathable exterior materials makes the harness now even more comfortable and cooler to wear.
STAFF PICK | Genmitsu CNC Router PRO DIY Kit
Designed for the absolute beginner, the Genmitsu is a great tool for starting CNC learning. It is capable of cutting all types of plastics, soft aluminum, woods, acrylics, PVCs, and PCBs, and a wide range of other materials. You will find the SainSmart Genmitsu is an excellent self-teaching tool that allows you to try your DIY ideas on an inexpensive platform without the risk of damaging expensive equipment.