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This bestselling tool is simply genius. The Rak Magnetic Wristband features 10 magnets embedded inside that can easily pick up and hold metal pieces like screws, nails, bolts, washers and drill bits. Just strap it on and go about your work, knowing you've got everything you need within easy reach. Happen to drop something? Just sweep your wrist over the floor — this wristband will pick it up.
"This thing is great," a five-star fan said. "I thought maybe it would turn out to be just a gimmicky thing that would just get in the way, but no. Working on a deck, installing railings — ton of crap I would need to dig around in my hoodie pockets for — now all neatly stuck to my wrist. Awesome."
You could lung around a bunch of different socket wrench heads until you find the one you need — or you could just pick up the Rak Universal Socket Tool. The adapter has 54 hardened steel spring pins to help your tool conform to whatever size hex nuts, hooks, and bolt heads that you need to grip. It's specially designed to tackle most 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch bolts, nuts and screws, so you've got a wide range to work with.
"...my husband and sons were all extremely excited about it and tried it out immediately, a satisfied reviewer said. "Evidently they had been looking at one similar that cost way more money than this one and didn't seem as strong.
Western Australia's government is promising an understanding approach as a ban on many single-use plastics comes into effect.WA is the first state or territory to ban thick plastic bags and unlidded containers under changes to be enforced from Friday.
Anti-terrorism powers available to NSW Police should be wound back because they aren't able to use them correctly, the law enforcement watchdog says.The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission's (LECC) latest tri-annual report on NSW Police's use of anti-terror powers has given a bruising assessment of the force's use of legislation.
West Australian authorities are investigating the death of a woman who had earlier sought mental health assistance at a Pilbara hospital.WA Country Health Service has confirmed the woman attended Hedland Health Campus in the Pilbara region prior to her death but declined to provide further details.
Indonesia's president has ended a trip to Ukraine and Russia saying he hoped for progress reintegrating global food and fertiliser supply lines disrupted by the conflict, and offering to be a diplomatic bridge between the two nations.President Joko Widodo, who is the G20 president this year, was speaking at a news conference alongside his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after a bilateral meeting in Moscow on Thursday.
US President Joe Biden says the United States will provide another $US800 million ($A1.2 billion) in weapons and military aid to Ukraine, hailing the courage of Ukrainians since Russia invaded in February.
Fabio Jakobsen has won stage two of the Tour de France in a reduced sprint finish after a late crash split the peloton in Nyborg, Denmark.Jakobsen, making his Tour debut less than two years after suffering life-threatening injuries in a crash at the Tour of Poland, delivered Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl's second stage win in as many days as he beat Wout van Aert and Mads Pedersen to the line.
Voting in Papua New Guinea's national election begins on Monday, with police mounting a major security operation to stop a repeat of violence that saw more than 200 people killed during the island nation's last election five years ago.Voting will take place from July 4 to 22, with ballots airlifted to remote constituencies with assistance from the Australian Defence Force.
Defence Minister Richard Marles has vowed Australia will fix patrol vessels sent to Pacific island nations that were found to have potential faults.The Defence Department said it had advised the government of issues involving possible faults in the exhaust system of Guardian-class patrol boats.
The banking union says Westpac is putting profits before people by closing 24 branches and cutting 76 jobs in regional and suburban areas.The company says it will close branches under the Westpac, Bank of Melbourne or St George brands across five states.
The federal government is to provide almost $3 million to help restore and enhance 12,400 hectares of mangroves and saltmarsh habitats north of Adelaide.The project aims to restore natural tidal flows thereby improving the ecological health of local ecosystems.
The US Food and Drug Administration has recommended COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers change the design of their booster shots to combat coronavirus sub-variants.If authorised, the changes would mark the first major retooling of COVID vaccines, but also could slow their rollout.
Religious and ethnic leaders from across Afghanistan have discussed girls' education at a gathering organised by the country's Taliban rulers - but without any women taking part.It was the first such meeting since the hardline Islamist group took over Afghanistan last August as foreign forces withdrew, a change in power that raised international concern about a curtailment of women's rights.
Australia's carbon credits scheme will be independently assessed following concerns raised about its integrity.Energy and Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen on Friday announced the "comprehensive" review, to be led by former chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb.
NetflixAfter a month of waiting, the season finale of Stranger Things season 4 has almost arrived on Netflix. This season, along with the nightmarish arch-villain Vecna, we have been introduced to “the Hellfire Club” – the Dungeons and Dragons club of Hawkins high school. The club is primarily made up of the school’s “losers” and outcasts – none of whom could have anticipated being framed by their small town as an evil cult responsible for the murders taking place. While the fate of the Hawkins
French President Emmanuel Macron has declared Anthony Albanese "is not responsible" for the submarine debacle.The prime minister visited Mr Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Friday to repair the relationship with France over Australia's decision to dump the $90 billion submarine contract.
ShutterstockI am sure you’ve been told you should stand up and move away from your work stations or use a standing desk where possible. One of the major benefits of doing this is to activate and stretch the hip flexor area. But what are the hip flexors, and why are they so important – and what happens if we let them get weak and stiff? Read more: Why do I grunt when I bend over? What are hip flexors? Hip flexors are the powerful muscles located at the front of your hip. They include: the psoas m