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Fire Escape – The Newest Must-Have Multi-Tool Carabiner

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

A fire starting, window breaking, seatbelt cutting, bottle popping, O2 tank opening, every-day-carry, multi-tool carabiner, a must-have, life-saving tool for everyone.

The Fire EscapeTM has a patent-pending, innovative design which includes a beefy seatbelt cutter, a window breaker, a fire-starter, a bottle opener, an O2 wrench and a hex wrench (double as hang-slots for keys), all disguised in an aesthetic carabiner clip. It has EverSpark technology, same as the Firebiner, which works with a replaceable ferro rod housed inside the stainless steel body. So clip it, cut it, turn it, smash it, pop it, spark it, escape it with the fire-starting multitool carabiner. It weighs only 1.7 oz and holds up to 100 lbs of gear..

Be prepared and able to escape with the Fire EscapeTM.

https://www.outdoorelement.com/fire-escape/ #fireescape

New All-In-One Miniature Torque Driver From Fix It Sticks

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Chicago, IL- Fix It Sticks, the industry innovator of modular firearms maintenance tools and torque limiters has introduced the All-In-One torque driver.  Available in a complete kit or individually, the All-In-One provides six torque values most commonly used by expert and professional shooters into one compact driver.

Using the All-In-One is quick and easy because there are no settings to adjust or hassle with before use.  Simply install any ¼” bit or socket as needed and tighten the fastener until the proper torque is achieved.  A precise, graduated torque scale is laser etched on the side to indicate the torque value as it is applied.  The settings marked on the side are 15in/lb, 25in/lb, 35in/lb, 45in/lb, 55in/lb and 65in/lb.  The All-In-One can also be used to apply torque in between the specified settings by watching the in/lb indicator as torque is being applied.

The new All-In-One Torque Driver kit comes with the Fix It Sticks T-handle wrench.  This wrench works with any ¼” hex bit and is designed for portability or for using either as a standard T-handle, or bits can be inserted into the opposing T-handle ends for more torque.  Included with the kit are a ½” socket and fifteen ¼” hex bits commonly used for scope mounts, actions screws and other firearm accessories.  The entire kit is contained in a zippered soft carrying case with a molded bit holder designed to securely organize any bit or accessory with a standard 1/4″ base, including Fix It Sticks Torque Limiters.  The All-In-One Torque Driver works with any ¼” hex drive or hex bit.

Perfect for use at the range or in the field, the complete All-In-One Torque Driver kit has an MSRP of $112.00 and the individual All-In-One Torque Driver has an MSRP of $60.00.  Both are now available.  

For more information visit:  store.fixitsticks.com/collections/all-shooting/products/multi-torque-driver-kit

PDW PB&J Tool

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Versatile Pocket Pry Bar Tool in Titanium
 

Prometheus Design Werx has released their new PB&J Tool for everyday carry. This versatile pocket pry bar tool is precision machined in 6AL4V titanium and features 9 defined functions. The PB&J Tool is designed to better tackle many of the daily random chores that your primary carry knife can’t handle. Think of it as your favorite folder’s EDC sidekick. 2 of the functional highlights for this tool are the built-in wire spring gate allowing easy clipping to a key ring, belt loops, pack or bag webbing and the other is their signature Universal Wrench that works on both metric and SAE hardware. As with all PDW EDC tool designs, form follows function with refined attentive details.

The PB&J Tool from Prometheus Design Werx comes in a fine matte industrial finish.

 

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“There are just some daily tasks that you won’t subject your EDC folder too. As a general knife rule, you pretty much never want to use your knife blade as a pry bar. It’s a no-no for any experienced knife user. Not only is a knife blade’s heat treat hardness not suited for prying, using it as such is a quick way to a broken tip. Like our Ti Dog Tag Tool, we developed a smart Universal Wrench that works on both metric and SAE hardware. Most other pocket pry bar tools in this genre have only a few pre-determined hex sizes and far less capable. The cat’s paw detail on the pry tip works well on carton staples to small nails, carpet tacks. For our users who are EMTs, the oxygen wrench is always a good feature to have as backup. The PB&J Tool also has other useful common-standard features and is rounded out by the unique wire spring gate to easily clip to anything it can fit on, and at the heart is its make in 6AL4V titanium. This is a pocket tool developed with clear focus on purpose driven design, no-nonsense and excellent quality of make.”

The new PDW PB&J Tool is available for $79.00 via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

The Delta Shovel from DMOS Collective

Monday, August 12th, 2019

During last year’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market we told you about the Unbreakable Shovel from DMOS Collective. This year, they’ve introduced something new, the Delta Shovel, a collapsible shovel more akin to a full-sized military e-tool.

The Delta Shovel is available in two versions: 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum or 12 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel. Both are American made in their Oregon factory.

It can be configured as shovel or hoe and the T handle gives extra leverage while working.

Get yours on Kickstarter.

Blade Show 19 – CRKT Twist & Fix Tool

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

There are multiple versions of CRKT’s new Twist & Fix Tool. Designed by Ryan Glasgow from Portland, Oregon, there are Torx, Hex, Sae/Metric sockets and even Philip/Flat driver heads.

www.crkt.com/twist-fix-socket-tool

Introducing the 2019 Redesign of the Wndsn MIL/MOA Range Calculator

Friday, April 5th, 2019

BERLIN, 2019-04-04 –

“Range Finding When the Lights Go Out: Creating Information Superiority in Volatile Situations.”

Wndsn XPD, maker of low-tech, high-utility tools and instruments introduces the updated version of our Mil/Moa Calculator for 2019. A scale redesign increased the precision by a factor of 10, also, this version has the capability to calculate yard distances from target sizes given in inches.

Further improvements went into materials and production; this version is laser-engraved in 1/8” acrylic, and hence more robust than the former, printed model.

The instrument is accompanied by a 28 pages digital manual, typeset as a high quality PDF.

Designed for professional and recreational use, the MIL/MOA Distance Calculator (MMC) allows the user to input the MIL or MOA from their reticle and return the distance to the target of known dimension, thereby taking out the guesswork of gauging distance, enabling accurate range estimation and eliminating mental calculation errors while under stress.

“How far is my 3.5 mil, 12 inch target again?”

The MMC scales are unitless, which means that the user can input MIL or MOA on the left side, and for the object size, if the value is in meters, input meters on the S-scale, and read the resulting distance meters on the D-scale. If the object size is in feet, feet is input and read as feet; to convert the result from feet to yards, the value is divided by 3. If the target size is in inches, the inner, left hand S-scale is used, which is graduated as 3 feet divided in 12 inches each. Inputting inches this way, the resulting value on the D-scale is in feet.

For sub-degree angular sizes (1° = 60 minutes or MOA), the MMC provides increased precision by allowing to directly input and calculate in MIL (milliradian) or MOA and thus can be used as a high distance/high precision companion to Wndsn Telemeters — it uses the same principles of calculating distance from angular size, only that with the MMC, the sighting and measurement isn’t done with the naked eye on the instrument but instead, the input values come from range finding reticles or similar devices.

The tool is available at:
store.wndsn.com/products/wndsn-mil-moa-range-calculator

Wndsn’s Applied Science Lab, based in Berlin, develops and manufactures that which can’t be improvised; measurement, navigation, and surveying instruments informed by the motto “Ex Mensura, Scientia” — knowledge from measurement.

Wndsn produces archival quality products that are designed with intent by combining techniques proven over centuries; arcane science meets cutting edge contemporary methods, resulting in iconic, timeless, high-utility designs. 

In addition to custom-built instruments and tools, metrology & illumination solutions, Wndsn creates expedition mementos and morale patches to celebrate cross-disciplinary exploration in the spirit of the Renaissance. Wndsn morale patches are acutely designed — no line is left to randomness, no element is mere filler. They serve as infographics, how-tos for the Wndsn tools, magic sigils, as well as functional markers.

EXOTAC ripSPOOL

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

The EXOTAC ripSPOOL is a lightweight field repair kit that can also be used for multiple survival and bushcraft tasks, such as first aid, fire starting, fishing and navigation.

It incorporates 60ft of 30lb Test Braided Line, 50in of Heavy Duty Repair Tape, #16 Sail Needle and is Attached via 550 Firecord Lanyard.

www.exotac.com/ripspool

Series3X Multitool with MultiCam G10 Scales

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Multitasker Tools is proud to announce the limited release of our flagship Series3X multitool with genuine Multicam® pattern G10 scales. These are individually hydrodipped by B5 Systems, so no two are exactly the same. All other features, such as the CNC machined plier head, 3” D2 toolsteel knife blade with matte PVD coating, dual-lug M4 castle nut, magnetic 1/4” hex bit holder, etc. are the same as the regular Series3X.

Available soon at these select Multitasker dealers:

Big Tex Outdoors
EMDOM USA
Freedom Firearms
Gun Gallery JAX
MilSpec Retail
Rainier Arms
SKD Tactical
Tactical Distributors
Weapon Outfitters

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