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Tools With Design Advances
Industrial Cobalt Drill Bits
Ideal for use on hard-to-drill metals like stainless steel, DeWalt’s Pilot Point Industrial Cobalt bits have, on average, four times the life compared with black oxide bits. Drill features include the Pilot Point and split-tip design that provides self-centering operation to prevent the drill bit from walking. Suggested retail price for the 14-piece set (shown above) is $32.99. Go to dewalt.com.
Flip Fastback Utility Knife
Milwaukee increased the storage of its Fastback utility knife to hold five blades. The blade holder includes an integrated gut hook, wire-form belt clip, and wire stripper. The knife incorporates a 45° cut position for easier pull cuts. The model 48-22-1903 retails for $14.99, which includes a lifetime warranty. Go to milwaukeetools.com.
IPA Tactical Trailer Test Field Kit
Packing all the tools necessary to do maintenance on 4/5, 6-round, 7-flat, and round pin electrical connectors, IPA’s #9200 Tactical Trailer Tester Field Kit is equipped to test and clean tow circuits on all trucks and trailers. Covered by a lifetime warranty, the kit includes an 8.7-foot round cable, 500-milliamp battery charger, 4/5 pin trailer harness checker, 6- and 7-round pin truck side circuit tester, 7-flat (spade) pin trailer circuit tester, 7-round-to-flat adapter, three-way trailer adapter, and diamond-grip terminal cleaners. The model CHR0001 retails for $794.95. Go to ipatools.com.
GearWrench Locking Pocket Knife
The 1⅛-inch blade on GearWrench’s locking pocket knife employs a titanium-coated stainless steel blade designed for mechanical work. A spring-assisted opener provides for one-hand use. Dual-thumb stubs allow the knife to be opened with either the left or right hand. The retail price for the GearWrench model 82882 is $28. Go to gearwrench.com.