Hardware & Tools

Power Tools & Hardware: Horizontal Fencing

May 23, 2017

One trend that has been showing up recently in various media and landscapes is horizontal fencing. Whether they are contractor-installed or DIY-built, there are several products across categories that could be helpful in creating that popular look,...

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Power Tools & Hardware: Keeping Tools Close at Hand

May 16, 2017

Both DIYers and professionals benefit from having their tools nearby and readily accessible when working on projects. Three new products designed to keep tools and supplies within reach were among those featured at the Show. Monkey Klamp, by...

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Power Tools & Hardware: Heat, Noise Reduction and Speed

May 2, 2017

Workshops and worksites can be extremely loud and cold, and equipment that can reduce noise loads to protect hearing and reduce temperatures to protect tools is important to contractors and DIYers alike. New innovations in power tools can also...

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5 Power Tools for Small Spaces

May 11, 2016

There are times when using a standard power tool to complete a project isn’t possible because space does not accommodate the bulk of the tool. Luckily, retailers can provide consumers with tools that will fit their needs (and the space). Five...

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Rerporting from the National Hardware Show – Central Hall

May 3, 2016

Hardware & Tools Power tool batteries have seen the most improvement in 2015 and 2016. At the Show, retailers should look for power tool batteries with extended life, increased performance in below zero degrees Fahrenheit conditions, wireless...

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Power Tool Maintenance

April 13, 2016

Power tools can be a significant investment for most consumers, and making those investments last requires regular maintenance and occasional repairs. Dirt and dust are two of the more significant culprits when it comes to maintaining power...

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Storage Cabinets with Integrated Charging Stations

March 2, 2016

Convenience and security are high on the list of consumer desires. This holds true when it comes to tool storage, especially for more expensive cordless power tools and batteries. Luckily, there are several companies that offer locking tool...

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New Designs in Multi-Tools

February 3, 2016

Multi-tools can be extremely useful for times when the toolbox is unavailable, or when larger tools aren’t the best fit for a particular job, and for many consumers, these handy gadgets are the perfect items to carry in a pocket or bag for those...

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Extended Life Batteries

January 13, 2016

Residential consumers and contractors alike enjoy the convenience of cordless electric power tools. Having the ability to work away from power sources and be free of cords and cables that can be difficult to work around can make tasks run more...

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Big Sky Dreaming: Innovations in Hardware

January 6, 2016

Over the past several years, alternatives in financing have created a boon of new products. Crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are bringing together inventors and investors to bring innovative products to the market faster...

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