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nhs2010

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Speed Drops: Drop, Kick, Paint

    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…

  • Sears Blue Tool Crew Can Party!

    Charles & Hudson was invited along with numerous other media outlets to the Sears Blue Tool Crew media reception after the first day of the National Hardware Show. We headed over…

  • Measuring Success at the National Hardware Show

    Our first product roundup from the 2010 National Hardware Show highlights tools that take a slight twist on an enduring product with hopes to make it better. Sketch-it – Straight line…