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Bosch Brute Breaker Hammer Makes a Serious Impact

Bosch Brute Breaker Hammer Makes a Serious Impact

Bosch has introduced an update to their venerable break hammers with the new Brute Breaker Hammer. It promises to provide up to 60 percent more impact energy than the the previous model, while reducing vibration levels by up to 50 percent. It weighs in at 65 lbs. which should make […]

Top 5 New Tools for Your Wish List

Top 5 New Tools for Your Wish List

Envy. Awe. Uncontrollable desire. Warning – you may experience all of these things when you get a load of these tools. New to the market or just improvements to tried and true favorites, these tools are true must-haves. OK, get a grip on yourself and try not to drool.

Infuse Your Toolbox With A Pop Of Pretty

Infuse Your Toolbox With A Pop Of Pretty

If you, like me, are on a constant mission to surround yourself with pretty things, then Cynthia Rowley’s new tool collection should definitely be on your radar. Basic home improvement supplies, including hammers, pliers and screwdrivers, become a little more extraordinary when bathed in prints inspired by Cynthia’s fashion designs […]

Milwaukee Tools Reboots Their Lineup

Milwaukee Tools Reboots Their Lineup

Milwaukee Tools is on a tear and recently introduced a ton of new products as well as refreshed a few from their current lineup. Yesterday they held a media event to introduce some of these tools as well as share the news on a new partnership. They are definitely focusing […]

RIDGID JobMax Tool System

RIDGID JobMax Tool System

RIDGID recently introduced the RIDGID JobMax tool system that they’ve touted as the master of all trades. It’s definitely unique to the market and offers two attachments, the oscillating multi-tool and auto-hammer, that we haven’t seen in a multi-functional tool. Hits: Sturdy design, Slim profile, Variety of attachments, Ease of […]

Review: Dremel 8200 12V Cordless Rotary Tool

Review: Dremel 8200 12V Cordless Rotary Tool

Dremel has a unique distinction within the tool industry as being a undisputed leader in its class with no real challengers. When you need a Dremel you need a Dremel and sometimes its hard to imagine working without one. We recently tested the latest their latest product the Dremel 8200 […]

Top Saw: The Chainsaw Multi-Tool

Top Saw: The Chainsaw Multi-Tool

Not many folks have a need for a specialized chainsaw multi-tool but for those that do a solution has been created. The Top Saw pocket tool should work on any brand chainsaw as well as cut-off saws, trimmers and blowers. We saw this specialized multi-tool at the National Hardware Show […]

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 […]