Hardware & Tools

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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The Latest in Snow Blower Tech

December 9, 2015

Winter weather is upon us, and coming with it is the demand for snow blowers. But not all of these devices are suited for every application, nor are they the right fit for every customer. Retailers can maximize sales by making sure certain employees...

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Three Power Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

November 25, 2015

When it comes to power tools, homeowners (especially new homeowners) may wonder which tools are must-haves for their toolbox arsenal. Retailers can help by guiding customers to the right tools to have on hand for any project they may encounter....

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Products for Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance

November 4, 2015

Fall home maintenance lists can be extensive, and among the many chores facing homeowners, gutter cleaning and maintenance ranks among one of the top to-do items. Retailers can make the process easier by highlighting the following items:...

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Bluetooth Technology for Power Tools

October 20, 2015

The use of Bluetooth technology on the jobsite has been somewhat limited to speakers for some time. Today, the technology goes beyond the radio, finding its way into the new generation of power tools, helping to increase productivity and limit...

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