Proof that even a screwdriver becomes obsolete

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Time to change your screwdriver.

Stanley Works has been making hand tools in New Britain, Connecticut, since the middle of the 19th century. Some time in the 20th, the company came up with this terrible screwdriver. It has a handle with rigid, jagged plastic edges that gouge your palms at every inch-pound of torque. Yet the handle is somehow always slick, requiring a firm, skin-sacrificing grip. The screwdriver is downright painful to use. It is, as far as toolbox technology goes, obsolete…

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Hydrokinetic Adjustable Wrench

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Doctor Who has his sonic screwdriver – a small tool that can adjust to any situation. It uses advancements in technology to provide an infinitely adaptable tool. While the Hydrokinetic Adjustable Wrench won’t let you start up your TARDIS, it will let you fiddle with twenty three different sizes of bolts and nuts. And the secret resides in wrench’s liquid core. Take a look at the little computer graphic cut-away, and you’ll know what we mean. (pic after jump…)
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Lil Guppie Multi-Tool

Lil Guppie Multi-Tool

 If you know what’s good for you, don’t mess with the fish

In most situations a guppy isn’t going to help you get a whole lot accomplished. Sure, they’re cute and small, but generally don’t do very much other than look cute and small. The Lil Guppie Multi-tool, however, is a fish of a different kind. Easy to carry, packed with tools, great for making light repairs – not to mention that it’s cute and small, too.

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