Our Favourite Gadgets From The ‘Specialised Tools’ Subreddit

At Lifehacker, we normally aren’t a huge fan of specialised tools and gadgets. For example, nobody needs a popcorn maker; a saucepan and lid already do a perfectly good job. However, there are exceptions to this rule that might be worth seeking out – from the pickle strainer to the automatic paper plane gun.

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r/SpecializedTools is an ultra handy subreddit that features devices that do very specific things. The tools featured therein will make you want to take up a hobby or a whole career just so you have an excuse to buy them, like driving a semi truck so you can clean snow off the top, or making huge stacks of toast with this efficient butter spreader.

And some of them, like this semi-automatic hammer and this motorcycle cover, are actually useful for everyday tasks. You’ll need those to save some time, after you waste a whole day looking at all the GIFs and videos of these monotaskers. Here are our favourites.

Tools for home

Tools for professionals

Silly tools

Homemade tools

If you like that subreddit, try r/redneckengineering, r/mechanical_gifs, and r/EngineeringPorn.


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