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15 Offbeat Tools for Unconventional Problems Created by Humans

A hammer is a great tool to have, but it can only do so much. Imagine trying to paint a room with just a hammer, it wouldn’t be very effective. However, if you add a paintbrush, roller, and paint tray to your toolbox, you’ll be able to tackle that painting project with ease. This is the same for any task, having a variety of tools at your disposal expands your capabilities and allows you to tackle a wider range of problems. Don’t limit yourself by sticking to just one tool, explore and experiment with new tools to see how they can benefit you. Whether it’s a new power tool or a specialized hand tool, each one has the potential to open up new opportunities and possibilities for you.

So, don’t be afraid to branch out and try new tools, you never know what kind of tasks they’ll help you tackle.




1. Egg Timer: Cooks and Indicates Egg Firmness Simultaneously

Photo: © cizzoo

2. Specialized Bucket Lifter: Designed Specifically for Elevating Buckets

Photo: © russianspacecat

3. Expert Excavation Equipment: Specialized Bucket for Digging Ditches

Photo: © GuysItsNate

4. Graffiti Removal Solution: Cherry Picker Designed for Bridge Cleaning

Photo: © frequentpooper




5. Aglet Automation: A Press Designed for the Sole Purpose of Adding Aglets to Shoelaces

Photo: © UncleBuckle2020

6. Book-Specific Dolly: Designed for Safe and Easy Transport of Books

Photo: © Nosmurfz

7. A Blast from the Past: Vintage Photo of a Vermont Railways Snow Plow

Photo: © roadtrip-ne

8. Personal Dryer for Post-Water Ride Convenience

Photo: © Fast-Money1290




9. Fine-Tuning Equipment: Violin Corner Rib Clamp for Instrument Adjustments

Photo: © peat_reek

10. Sliding Chair for Disabled Individuals to Enter the Sea

Photo: © The_good_kid

11. The Spider Aerial Lift for Hard-to-Reach Areas

Photo: © Troooper0987

12. Money holders for banks (or rich people)

Photo: © giuliomagnifico




13. Vintage Counter-Mounted Meat Grinder

Photo: © scooterjay2013

14. My Dad’s “Electro Master R-375 Design Template” for diagramming electrical power and control

Photo: © Cleed79

15. Tool for Slicing an Entire Tray of Cornbread

Photo: © Regalrefuse