This year’s show did not disappoint as there were plenty of gloves, glues and nail guns to keep everyone entertained.
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One our favorite events on the home design and remodeling tradeshow circuit is the National Hardware Show. Next week it kicks off in Vegas and organizers say this should be one of the biggest shows to date. They describe it as being one of the deepest and most diverse shows […]
Here are some new products we saw at this years National Hardware Show that we couldn’t fit time in to review but are worthy of consideration. Click the links for more information Zoomi Tags
No matter how strong your wooden gate is, its inevitable that gravity will win out and it will start to sag and drag along the ground. We met the inventor of the E-Z Brace, Mark Dwaileebe, at the National Hardware Show and he shared with us how he decided to […]
There were a few Christmas products on display at the National Hardware Show this year and the LiteLocker stood out for us. Although the material seems a bit flimsy and we’re not sure how well it will withstand rain, wind and the elements, the concept is brilliant. The LiteLocker installs […]
Garden Boxes create a nice area to grow vegetables in your own backyard. But building the boxes can be troublesome if you’re not inclined to shop for the right materials and don’t have the proper tools. One of the few products that stood out in the lawn and garden area […]
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 […]
What sells product at the National Hardware Show? Trucks, Motorcycles and NASCAR. Here’s a selection of our favorites from the show. No Hybrids allowed.
Leatherman is leading the way with a multi-tool that’s geared to outdoor sportsman but designed with the competitive shooters and snipers in mind. Military and law enforcement who work on an M16 or AR15 will find this tool indispensable and there are enough other functions to also make it great […]
Moving sucks. Moving big appliances sucks even more. Beyond the pure physical exertion, moving heavy awkward objects can be dangerous if not done correctly. You can damage yourself as well as the object being moved if you don’t do it carefully. We were given a demonstration of the Shoulder Dolly […]
Along the lines of the Gator Grip we saw at the National Hardware Show, the Bionic Wrench from LoggerHead Tools is even more stout and while it doesn’t have the versatility of the Gator Grip the applications are quite different. The Bionic Wrench comes in 3 sizes which would replace […]
If you’ve got a problem setting down tools and misplacing them in the middle of a project, consider tools from the Boomerang Tool company. On display at the National Hardware Show were the retractable multi-use pliers. The kevlar cable extends to 36″ and the pliers are ultralight and anti-corrosive, best […]
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 […]
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. […]
Shoveling snow is not only extremely difficult, it can also be hazardous to your deck, patio or walkway surface. Shovels can easily gouge wood and chip stone. The Manplow as seen at the National Hardware Show is a hand held snow plow that works to push snow away in manageable […]
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 […]
Every gardener uses a rake, hoe and grader. But only one product offers all three. The Rake-O as seen at this years National Hardware Show is a 3-garden-tools-in-1 product. The inventor Ron Herrle was tired of constantly putting down one tool for another and welded a metal blade to the […]
Locks can be compromised and having a secondary deterrent such as an alarm can help protect your property. Tools are coveted by crooks and one of the most common household items to be stolen. The ToolGuard is a wireless alarm system that operates similar to a car alarm. After the […]
At last weeks National Hardware Show there were plenty of home security exhibitors and quite a few safe companies. From the smaller fire safes that hold documents to the larger home safes that weigh near 1500 lbs. There are a number of different features to consider when choosing a safe […]
There were numerous do-it-yourself home security systems showing at the National Hardware Show but the solution from Swann stood out to us. We have never used it but the 4 Channel Security Recorder Kit with Internet Viewing & 3G iPhone Connectivity sounds like a great system. We really like the […]
Klein introduced their new non-contact voltage tester at the National Hardware Show this week. It can detect voltage in cables, cords, circuit breakers and lighting fixtures without making contact. Red means voltage is detected and green means safe. It takes 2AAA batteries and also includes an auto-off feature that will […]
Zibra, a manufacturer of various home improvement products, has developed a convenient and simple alternative to the canvas dropcloth used to protect floors during painting projects. We had an opportunity to check out the Speed Drops at the National Hardware Show and agree it can be a great solution for […]