Tools are sometimes designed to be highly specialized to do exactly one job, and they do it exceptionally well. Seriously, these are the tools people talk about when they say robots are coming to take your position. They have been designed with exactly one thing in mind: to do a job and to do it well– and I think they are pretty darn incredible. There’s something so satisfying about seeing a machine work exactly the way it is supposed to.
1 Hole saw for digging skyscraper foundation 2 A tool for researchers to quickly shuffle between different books 3 A washing machine for garbage cans 4 Cell phone hotspot in Australia. Set your phone on the post, dish focuses the signal to the nearest tower. 100% passive, the tool itself uses no power 5 Laser docking bay guides 6 Squeezer for a single slice of lemon 7 Found at 99 stores, a Hotwheels mount for your GoPro 8 This 70s Tupperware patent lid holder at my grandma's house 9 Men stand with the giant chain links that were forged for the Titanic's Hingley anchor, 1910. At the time, the Titanic had the largest anchor in the entire world. At Hingley and sons 10 This sign turns on when you can no longer see over the snowbanks 11 Smoke detector tester. On a stick 12 Hexagonal paper for drawing organic compounds 13 Specially designed screwdriver for removing the calendar nut on a Rolex 14 Specialized rulers for fashion pattern drafting 15 A tool so specialized, nobody knows what it is anymore 16 At my job we use this triple-bladed knife to score our hamburger buns 17 A keyboard designed for one-handed people 18 Lego brick separator - 630 19 Every year after Glastonbury festival this tractor with a magnet attached to it picks up thousands of tent pegs so that grazing cows don't choke 20 Coal stacker reclaimer 21 Several years ago my uncle made this special hat so he could see and feed hummingbirds up close 22 Pizza slice grabber 23 Make way for the 'medium nut gatherer' 24 The tool used to remove the skin to be used in skin grafts 25 I really didn't want to eyeball this curve, so I printed a Radius Gauge