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Tighten Your Belts with E-Z Sander

Tighten Your Belts with E-Z Sander

Sanding blocks can be a pain in the you know what. Ripping off the correct sized piece without wasting paper can be frustrating. We came across the E-Z Sander at the National Hardware Show this year and the inventor, Rick Patton, was at the booth and was pleased to show […]

Stay Strong with the BackSaver Grip

Stay Strong with the BackSaver Grip

Any tool that helps relieve stress on the back, hips and arms will enable you to work longer and with less chance of injury. This is especially important for folks that require universal design considerations. The BackSaver Grip attaches to any long-handled tool such as a shovel, broom or rake. […]

Universal Socket from Gator Grip

Universal Socket from Gator Grip

Fussing with proper socket sizes can be frustrating, especially after we realize it’s standard not metric or vise-versa. The Gator-Grip aims to take out the guessing game and offers one socket that does the job of a whole set as well as replacing wrenches and vise grips that we use […]

A New Way to Find Studs

A New Way to Find Studs

The Inventors Spotlight at this years National Hardware Show has been a highlight to visit. Speaking to the folks that actually hold the patents to their products and have invested the time, energy and cash into bringing their product to market has been an exhilarating experience. We’ve got a lot […]

Sketch-It Draws the Line for Designers, Contractors and DIYs

Sketch-It Draws the Line for Designers, Contractors and DIYs

We’re not all talented when it comes to drawing but the Sketch-it helps level the playing field. Its a clipboard unlike any we’ve seen. The surface is textured and by applying a bit more pressure than normal you’ll draw lines straight as an arrow. Laying out plans are a cinch […]

Measure Yourself Against This Tape

Measure Yourself Against This Tape

Tape measures have always been great at doing one job but there are so many situations that beg a tape to do much more. The Compass Guide tape measure includes a heavy duty stainless steel pivot point that allows you to measure and cut drywall, cement board and hard backer […]

Sneak Peak from Stiletto Tools at 2010 Builders’ Show

Sneak Peak from Stiletto Tools at 2010 Builders’ Show

One of the smallest booths at the 2010 Builders’ Show was that of Stiletto Tools, but it was also the busiest. We stopped by numerous times to try and have a chat with them but there was a constant flow of people wanting to give their titanium hammer the TBII-15 […]