The Ultimate Tool Kit
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So you like wrenching on your bike and tuning your skis. Read on.
Dakine Deluxe Tuning Kit ($60)
Keep skis and snowboards in top shape with this portable set, which includes an edge tuning tool, file, wire cleaning brush, metal scraper, wax scraper, pocket, wax, and a scuff pad.
Grace USA Mechanic/Home Screwdriver Set ($40)
Made in the USA from hardened steel and hardwood, this six-piece set is uniquely designed with heavy square shanks and handles for better grip. Plus, they’re guaranteed not to break or chip.
Hardcore Original Hammer ($79)
Not your average hammer, this heavy-duty 19-ounce steel and American hickory tool boasts a recessed inner surface that’ll only hit the nail, keeping the wood around it free of nicks.
Swix Sport Work Shop Vise ($170)
This super wide 3-point vice is ideal for tuning skis of all widths and builds. And with solid, steel frame construction, spring-loaded tip and tail supports, tacky rubber pads to hold skis in place, and swivels for different clamp angles, you can’t ask for much more in a ski vise.
Barebones Living Beacon Lantern ($40)
Just as at home at camp as in the garage, the Beacon draws design influence from classic fishermen and miner lanterns. This six-inch steel and plastic light features a rechargeable battery that lasts more than 200 hours on low and adds functional style to any workspace.
Velomacchi Speedway Tool Roll ($75)
A superior toolbox alternative. Slip your tools into reinforced elastic pockets and zippered pouches, roll them up in this ultra-tough pouch, and tighten with adjustable aluminum hook closures. The 29-inch case even comes with adjustable strap to hook on a bike.
Concrete Matter Duct Tape Key Chain ($29)
With this brass keychain, style is just the beginning—it also adds a hidden stash of duct tape. Yep, inside it features a refillable mini-roll of tape, available on your key ring whenever the need strikes.
Kaweco Sketch Up Brass Pencil ($35)
Better than a throwaway wooden pencil, this thick, solid brass, German-made model from Kaweco features an octagonal barrel and a removable chrome end-piece with a built-in sharpener.