Maybe you've seen the "Gator Grip" on TV and you wondered if it really works. I can tell you it does! This one socket fits all nuts and bolts from 1/4" to 3/4" and all metric sizes from 9mm to 17mm. And it fits odd shapes like wing nuts and eye bolts too.
The trick of the Gator Grip is that the socket is made up of 52 spring loaded steel roller pins that automatically conform to the shape of the nut, bolt or whatever else you want to tighten.
And here's the best part: I've combined it with a flexible stubby ratchet and a pouch so that you have an entire lightweight socket set that fits in the palm of your hand and you can carry it on your belt! It also comes with an adapter that lets you to use the socket with your electric screwgun. When I show the Gator Grip in person--everybody wants one. This is the coolest tool I've seen in a long time. Gator Grip and Socket are the Genuine made in USA product.
Gator Grip Universal Socket and Adapter
Gator Grip Universal Socket and Adapter1
Yes, you can buy the socket without the pouch or the flexible stubby ratchet.
Fits nuts and bolts from 1/4" to 3/4" or 9mm to 17mm. Genuine USA product.
Gator Grip Socket Only, Large$39.95
Large socket fits nuts and bolts from 9/16" to 1 1/4".
This socket requires a 1/2" drive (not included). Genuine USA product.
Flexible Stubby 3/8 inch Ratchet$24.95$15.00
Same ratchet used in the Gator Grip Kit.
(Formerly the TODD Lightspeed Wrench)
Here's a wrench that's a favorite among film technicians because it was made to fit sister lugs, but the sizes make this a theatrical and television favorite as well.
Razor sharp. Holds an edge much longer than ordinary blades because it's round.
The Fiskars Rotary Gel Cutter has a sharp circular razor-edged blade that's really smooth when cutting gel, tape, cloth, paper, etc. Just roll the cutter across your gel for a fast accurate cut.
Comforable loop grip allows you to handle the gel and cut it without putting down the tool. Blade can be mounted on either side of the tool for "lefties" or "righties" and it stays sharp longer than the conventional mat knife because the round blade give yur 5 1/2" of actual cutting surface instead of cutting on exactly the same spot as you do with a mat knife. Standard size hub allows you to use any brand of replacement blade.
Rotary Gel Cutter comes with one blade. Spare blades are also available.
Lifetime warranty by manufacturer.
The absolute "MUST HAVE" wrench for every electrician working in the theatre. An industry standard.
Cutouts in the body fit all the bolts on the C-clamp and lamp. The "star" fits the older version metal handles on lekos and par cans.
When you go up to focus lamps, you better have this wrench with you.
Leatherman Charge TTI$229.95
The strength and lightness of Titanium make the Charge TTi a the flagship Leatherman multiplier. Compared to the 3rd gen. Wave, the Charge Ti’s material specs are 420HC Stainless Steel, S30V® and Titanium, the wire cutter blade is 58% larger, locks are 50% stronger, and the knife blades are super-sized. The blades are S30V steel. That means your blades are going to hold an edge three times longer! Bronze bushings make the blades smooth and quick to open.
Tools include needle nose and regular pliers, wire cutters, 154 CM plain blade knife, serrated knife, saw, scissors, wood/metal file, diamond file, large and small bit driver, large screwdriver, 8 double-ended bits, ruler, bottle/can opener, fixed and quick-release lanyard ring and removable pocket clip.
Leatherman P4 "Squirt" Multitool$49.95
No Bigger than your car key! This Leatherman is similar to the Micra but look, it has an actual needlenose pliers instead of a scissors. Goes perfect on your key ring or for carrying in pocket or purse.
This is perfect for those who want a really functional pliers in a tiny multitool. Opens like a standard leatherman and look what's inside:
first of all: the needlenose pliers; then a straight knife, wire cutters, extra-small screwdriver, medium screwdriver, small flat phillips screwdriver, lanyard attachment, opener, awl, single cut file, and cross cut file.
Solid, quality construction. This is a perfect gift item. The P4 is available in red, gray and blue.
Folded, it's no bigger than your car key! This Leatherman is the smallest Multiplier of all! Folded, it's only 2" long by 1/2" across and 3/16" thick. It's tiny, but extremely useful. Goes perfect on your key ring or for carrying in pocket and purse.
Opens like a standard leatherman, but looks what's inside:
Scissors with a full one inch blade, tweezers, phillips head screwdriver, bottle opener, eyeglasses and "greenie"-type screwdriver, fingernail file and nail cleaner, slotted screwdriver, plain edge knife, and a 5" ruler!
It comes with a tiny split-ring key ring to attach it to your own key ring or lanyard. Solid, quality construction. This is a perfect gift item. The Micra comes in four colors: stainless steel, red, blue or green.
Here's a very ergonomic multiplier. 4 7/8" closed, it has oversize rubberized grips and larger sized tools too. Blades deploy from the sides using Gerber's opening assist system. Features needlenose pliers with wire cutters, cross-point srewdriver, flat head screwdriver, standard edge blade, scissors, bottle opener and wire stripper. Tools lock for safety. Includes black nylon belt sheath.
Spyderco Endura or Endura II Knife$55.95
Extremely sharp "Spyder Edge" stainless steel blade really holds its edge. Police and paramedics choose the Spyderco to make fast cuts on auto seat belts in emergencies. The serrated version is a great heavy duty rope cutting knife. A stagehand's working partner. Best overall for what we do is the partially serrated blade.
Patented thumb hole at the top of the blade lets you easily "flick" the locking 3 3/4" blade open with one hand.
Two options: The Endura with a lightweight Zytel grip and locking blade or the Endura II with an all stainless steel grip. Current Endura II's have slight cosmetic scratches on grips. Steel belt clip comes on both models.
1 year warranty by manufacturer.
Marlin Spike Knife$64.95
Marlin Spike Knife Here’s a flyman / yachtsman’s dream. A Marlin Spike Knife with the perfect combination of marlin spike and blade for splicing rope. Locking Marlin Spike with half-serrated 2 3/4” blade Made in the USA by Camillus.
Gerber Gator Knife$69.95
This knife conforms to your grip--fits naturally and comfortably in your hand. Features the bold feel of solid steel. 5” closed with a 3 3/4” half-serrated, locking blade. Lightweight, high tech design features a rubberized Zytel grip with an alligator hide pattern for slip resistance. Nylon sheath included. Made in the USA.
Kershaw Blackout knife$64.95
Sleek design with an exceptionally smooth action. Designed by Ken Onion. Apply pressure to the thumb stud and watch the blad3e fly open. Knife is 4 3/8” closed. Pocket clip. Durable polyamide grip. This is a spectacular knife.
Kershaw Chive Knife $45.95
Same as the IA Knife without the custom engraving. Several finishes: brushed stainless steel, shiney black, and rainbow. Black knife is specially treated to be practically totally unscratchable keeping it's black beauty for many years to come.
2 7/8" long closed with a 2" blade.
Four diamond hones mean fast sharpening. Sharpens serrated and plain edge blades.
Perfect edges every time.
On the surface, the Diamond Lansky knife sharpening system looks just like the standard except the difference, of course, is that the diamond system uses quick cutting diamond hones to sharpen your knife blades to a perfect edge every time.
And here's something special you get from TOOLS FOR STAGECRAFT. Normally, the diamond Lansky knife sharpening system only comes with three flat diamond hones. As with the standard system, I realize the importance of being able to sharpen serrated blades. That's why I add a forth hone -- a ceramic triangular hone to sharpen those serrated blades. Anywhere else, you'll find the diamond system includes three flat hones only. The four-hone diamond Lansky knife sharpening system for plain and serrated blades is special from TOOLS FOR STAGECRAFT.
When using the Lansky knife sharpening system, you know that your blades are being sharpened with the same perfect angle on both sides of the blade. As you draw the hone across the starionary blade, the hone stays at exactly the angle you choose. You can't make a mistake.
The Special TOOLS FOR STAGECRAFT Lansky diamond knife sharpening system comes with three diamond flat hones for your plain edge blades: course, medium and fine. The forth triangular ceramic hone is especially designed for serrated blades.
In addition to the four hones, our diamond kit comes with blade vice, hone rods, oil, and durable plastic carrying case. When sharpening with the diamond hones, lubricate the hones with water instead of oil.
For sharpening serrated blades. If you already have a Lansky knife sharpening system, you probably don't have the ceramic triangular hone for your serrated blades. Upgrade now so you can sharpen ALL your knives.
Hone includes guide rod.
Diamond Duofold knife sharpener$44.95$25.00
Same design as the folding Serrated Knife Sharpener. Two different (medium and fine) diamond sharpeners on a flat double-sided paddle.
Folding Serrated Knife Sharpener$39.95
Diamond coated steel tapered rod. Very convenient.
Want a diamond knife sharpener that you can carrying in your tool bag? When you need it, just whip it out and it's ready for action! This tapered diamond coated steel rod folds into its own handle for storage like a butterfly knife. It's an excellent sharpener for your Spyderco serrated knives as well as any other serrated or plain edge knife. Fast, easy durable and easy to toss into your tool bag. Sharpening rod is 4 1/2" long.
When sharpening a serrated blade, choose the thickness of the rod that matches your knife blade serration and push the sharpener forward. That's all there is to it. And it's fast because it's diamond.
Ballistic Nylon with belt loop and Velcro flap.
Comes in three convenient sizes.
3" Fits small knives.
4" Fits medium knives like the Spyderco Delica.
5" Fits large knives like Spyderco Endura, Camillus Marlin Spike or Kershaw Blackout.
Damaged Screw Extractor $17.95$9.00
Remove damaged screw heads, free spinning screws and damaged bolts. No other extractor does so much! It's simple, fast and easy to use.
Two bits easily remove # 6 to # 14 screws. Extracts screws easily from wood, metal or plastic and removes screws made of any alloy, including soft screws.
Magnetizes / Demagnetizes
This one inch cube of magnetic power will magnetize and/or demagnetize your screwdriver.
Pass the screwdriver back and forth through the hole in the center and magnetize your screwdriver. To demagnetize, pass the screwdriver back and forth along the slot on the outside of the block.
Will also magnetize/demagnetize individual bits used in multi-bit screwdrivers.
Plug Pilot Light$5.95
Always know when your plug is "hot."
When I first saw these built into the ends of extention cords I thought they were the best idea I'd seen in years. Another one of those "I wish I'd thought of that!" situations.
The only problem was that you had to buy all brand new extention cords in order to get the advantages of the built in pilot light. Not anymore! Here's a plug pilot light that you can just plug into your extention cords (or wall outlets, etc.) and turn them into the most up-to-date equipment possible and at a fraction of the cost. Great for use as a simple tester too.
Klein Ratcheting Cable Cutter$299.95
Cuts electrical cable up to 4/0 in size with one hand.
Cutting 4/0 electrical cable cleanly is no easy job. Unless of course you're using the Klein Ratcheting Cable Cutter!
Make simple work of cutting or stipping electrical cable up to 1 1/4" thick. Cut through 4/0 with ONE HAND.
The ratcheting cutter closes like a pair of handcuffs. It tightens and cuts through the thickest cable as you ratchet it closed with one hand. And here's another great feature: you can stop at any point and remove the cable--that means you can strip cable with this cutter too!
Every head electrician should have one.
Circular Wire Stripper$59.95
Stripping rubber-jacketed cable has never been easy, until now.
Strip any size cable up to 4/0 with ease. Pull out the spring-loaded angled keeper and release it into place around the cable. Spin the stripper around the cable until it's cut to the depth you've set. Then just push the lever to turn the blade 90 degrees and pull the stripper off the cable. Voila! The insulation is cut all the way from the circular cut lengthwise to the end of the cable. Never use dangerous razor blades again.
Thomas and Betts Stripper/Crimper$59.95
It's a stripper. It's a bolt cutter. It's a crimper.
Simply the best tool of its kind.
My favorite feature on this superb tool is the wire cutter at the tip of the tool where it belongs. Allows you to work in tight places. Crimps insulated and non-insulated Sta-Kons. Cuts threaded bolts cleanly and easily. Wire strippers for various gauge wire. Locks in closed position for storage. Truely the best.
The Channellock 447 curved jaw diagonal cutters are terrific especially when it comes to pulling nails. Increased leverage helps you get out nails driven into corners and other hard to access places. Got yourself in a tight situation? Use your Channellock 447.
Soldering Iron, Weller, battery powered$49.95
Economy Model. Cordless. battery powered.
Heats up to 850 degrees F. or the same as a 60 watt electrical unit. Heat setting is adjustable.
Stubby Finder / Driver$12.95
When placing screws, I always use my finder/driver. It can be used on any drill/screwgun.
It magnetically holds in place any bit you choose and it has a sleeve which slides over the screw. This is great for placing screws in hard to reach places.
I've found another good use for the finder/driver. Use it when hanging wall sconces. It happens so often, you can't get your screwgun in between the prongs of a sconce so you can't screw the mounting plate to the wall. The additional length of the finder/driver allows you to get into those tight places.
The finder/driver comes with two bits: one slotted, one phillips.
Universal Chuck Key$12.95$3.00
Keep losing your chuck key? Here's a universal chuck key that fits over 86 different models.
Klein 6 inch Wide Jaw, Regular Dip, Adjustable Wrench$35.95
Special wide jaw opens to size of an 8" crescent.
If you're going to carry just one wrench on stage, this is the wrench it should be. The perfect adjustable wrench for the stage.
Small size of a 6" wrench with the capability of an 8" wrench. The extra wide jaw even fits Cheeseboroughs! No need to carry two wrenches. Plastic coated handle provides comfort and protects you from accidental shock.
Made by Klein insures high quality. Each wrench is personally tested for smooth operation before it's shipped to you. You get only the best from TOOLS FOR STAGECRAFT.
Klein 8 inch Wide Jaw, Regular Dip, Adjustable Wrench
Klein 8 inch Wide Jaw, Regular Dip, Adjustable Wrench1
This is a larger version of the 6" Klein Wide Jaw Wrench. Jaw opens to size of a 10" crescent.
Why carry an 8" crescent that opens to a 10" size?
How many times have you needed to change the bottle on an air lift and the nut was stuck? How long did it take you before someone "found" a wrench that was big enough to handle the nut? Be prepared with a 8" Wide Jaw Klein.
Carrying an 8" wrench in your tool bag is lighter than carrying a 10" wrench.
The handle is coated with same plastic coating as the regular dip 6" Klein Wide Jaw wrench.
Made by Klein insures high quality. Each wrench is personally tested for smooth operation before it's shipped to you. You get only the best from TOOLS FOR STAGECRAFT.
Combo 8 inch Box Crescent w/ 3/8 inch Ratchet wrench$19.95$7.00
Here's a combination of the equivalent of an 8" crescent wrench and a 3/8" ratchet wrench. The boxed crescent wrench fits nuts and bolts from a 1/4" square (the set-screw on a C-clamp) to a 7/8" hex (the yoke bolt on a C-clamp).
Need to draw a circle...a really BIG circle? Every good carpenter needs a set of quality trammel points. Layout and cut perfect circles and arcs every time no matter what the size.
Organize your tools on the wall with Super Magnetic Power.
24" solid hardwood bar has two heavy duty magnet strips mounted between steel plates to increase their magnetic pull. Each bar is pre-drilled with 16" center holes for stud installation. These tool holders really work! I know. I use them for my show displays and they never fail. Stronger than any other similar tool organizer.
Need to mount the bars on a wall that can't be screwed into? Use the super strong double face black mirror tape.
Ergonomic grip is extremely comfortable. The jaw is marked in both inches and metric so you can open the wrench to the exact size you need in advance. Grip is a soft padded plastic designed to fit perfectly in your hand.
Klein Ratcheting Box wrench $34.95
Used primarily in Motion Pictures for sister lugs. Also handy in the theatre.
This ratchet wrench will fit the set screw on C-clamps no matter which size bolt head you encounter.
Square box fits 1/4" and 3/8" studs as well as 5/16" and 3/16"
#22110 Ratcheting Box Wrench $29.95