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National Hardware Show 2014 – Photo Gallery

National Hardware Show 2014 – Photo Gallery

This year’s show did not disappoint as there were plenty of gloves, glues and nail guns to keep everyone entertained.

National Hardware Show 2011

National Hardware Show 2011

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 […]

Last-Minute Products from 2010 National Hardware Show

Last-Minute Products from 2010 National Hardware Show

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

E-Z Brace: Fix Sagging Wooden Gates

E-Z Brace: Fix Sagging Wooden Gates

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 […]

Never Install Christmas Lights Again

Never Install Christmas Lights Again

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 […]

Raised Garden Boxes Made Easy

Raised Garden Boxes Made Easy

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 […]

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 […]

Trucks, Motorcycles and NASCAR at the National Hardware Show

Trucks, Motorcycles and NASCAR 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.

MUT from Leatherman: For the Tactical and the Practical

MUT from Leatherman: For the Tactical and the Practical

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 […]

Lift Safely With The Shoulder Dolly

Lift Safely With The Shoulder Dolly

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 […]

Bionic Wrench Stops the Bolt Size Guessing Game

Bionic Wrench Stops the Bolt Size Guessing Game

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 […]

You’ll Never Lose a Boomerang Tool

You’ll Never Lose a Boomerang Tool

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 […]

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. […]

Handheld Snow Plow for Deep Snow

Handheld Snow Plow for Deep Snow

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 […]

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 […]

More Than a Rake

More Than a Rake

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 […]

Wireless Toolbox Alarm

Wireless Toolbox Alarm

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 […]

How to Buy a Great Home Safe

How to Buy a Great Home Safe

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 […]

DIY Home Security System

DIY Home Security System

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 Non-Contact Voltage Tester: Safe and Fast

Klein Non-Contact Voltage Tester: Safe and Fast

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 […]