Industrial scissors have been a tool-bench staple for generations, but the Fiskars ShopBoss are much more useful than your average sheet-metal cutters. A titanium coating makes them stronger than standard stainless snips, and a serrated edge grips materials better. The spring-loaded tool also offers a built-in wire cutter and stripper and, most important, a bottle opener for when it's time to celebrate a job well done. [$30; fiskars.com]
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