National Hardware Show 2021 Product Preview
This October, the Home Improvement and Repairs team will be returning to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the National Hardware Show, which is the largest event serving Hardware and Home Improvement in 2021. The NHS is an enormous trade show where tool and equipment companies unveil the new products that will soon stock the aisles of your local hardware store. We’ll be there to get the big scoop, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the highlights to be exhibited.
Timber-Link offers a unique way to customize wooden slabs and make furniture-building something anyone can do! By simply gluing and fastening the pre-drilled boards together consumers can create so many different projects including tables, desks, benches, headboards, counters and more. You can select edge pieces that feature a live edge and square center pieces to create your projects. Or just use one or the other; the choice is yours. Stand W1009. Visit www.liveedgetimber.com.
Aspen Smart Window Fan
The Aspen Smart Window Fan is WiFi connected with removable and washable fan covers and blades. It offers optional scheduling functions and speeds from your smartphone or with voice control through Aspen Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Stand W4040. Visit www.aspenapplianceinc.com.
Forney 220 MP Welder
The Forney 220 MP welder brings multi-process welding to the next level. Ideal for anything from do-it-yourself projects to light industrial work. Processes: MIG, TIG, Stick, Flux-Core. Welding Capacity: Up to 1/2”. This is a dual voltage machine (110-120V / 208-240V) with a digital display and all-metal drive system. Stand W1001. Visit www.forneyind.com.
Summit Mosquito Solutions
Mosquitoes are brutal down south in HIR country. To combat the pests, Summit Chemical supplies the #1 selling mosquito larvacide product—Mosquito Dunks. Trusted by consumers for over 30 years, they are the safe and effective way to control mosquitoes in any standing water. Summit provides responsible solutions for mosquito, tick, garden insect, and pond problems with top-selling products. Stand W3727. Visit summitchemical.com.
WallpaperBuddy is a brand new, affordable, simple-to-use tool to make wallpapering easy. Research shows that 52% of millennials don't know how to hang wallpaper and 80% of people who have no experience hanging wallpaper said a wallpapering aid aimed at DIY novices would inspire them to try the project. WallpaperBuddy is a patent-pending tool, meticulously designed to help DIY novices to hang wallpaper. Stand W2215C. Visit www.wallpaperbuddy.com.
Beagle Tools Wheelbarrows
Beagle Tools sells wheelbarrows and hand trucks featuring patented flat rib flat-free tires. Beagle manufactured the popular Jeep line of wheelbarrows. The company’s new Aeroframe series, four years in development, features fewer fasteners and quick 1-2 minute assembly times. They are the company’s lightest fully loaded wheelbarrows, and you will feel the difference immediately. The entire line is ergonomic and well balanced, and select models are now available. Stand W3434. Visit www.beagletools.com.
NeverMeasure is designed to simplify hanging just about anything. With auto centering and other integrated features, NeverMeasure can handle everything from artwork collages to household fixtures. As seen on the Today Show, The Morning Blend, Moms Everyday as well as on House Smarts radio, the NeverMeasure picture-hanging tool was created to allow anyone, regardless of skill level, to hang their pictures and projects easily and properly without damaging walls and wasting money and time. Stand W1710. Visit www.nevermeasure.com.
TecXtra Smart Car Battery Charger 5-amp 6V/12V
The TecXtra battery charger from C.M.C. USA Corp. features an intelligent microprocessor control and diagnostics program. The charging process is fully automatic, and you can choose from four different charging modes. It offers pulse loading and trickle charging, and dual-layer PCB board technology equipped with a digital illuminated screen. Stand W1733. Visit www.tecxtratools.com.
The DOT, Magnetic Stud Finder
The DOT is a brand-new type of stud finder in that it combines the accuracy of traditional magnetic stud finders with the ease of use of electronic models. Just scan and listen. Anyone from experienced contractors to novice DIYers can accurately locate a stud behind any wall type (including plaster) in seconds. No more batteries, calibration, false positives, expensive price, or frustrating process of "feeling" the magnetic pull. Just pure ease of use. Stand W2515D. Visit www.chiptoolz.com.
Drain Buddy Ultra Flo
The Drain Buddy Ultra Flo patented 2-in-1 hair catcher and drain stoppers for sinks, tubs and baths require no installation, so they are simple and easy to use for any customer. Stand W536. Visit www.drainstrain.com.
Full Protection Post Protectors
The 3˝ tall Full & Mailbox Post Protector comes in a variety of sizes and colors. It’s sold in pairs and comes with four matching screws for a clean, finished look. Made with American steel, and manufactured entirely in North America, Full Protection offers sizes starting at 3.00˝ x 3.00˝ up to 8.00˝ x 8.00˝, along with the more commonly used nominal sizes, 6x6 and 4x4 wooden posts, all of which are designed to fit square and rectangular posts alike. Stand W3115. Visit fencearmor.com.
Red Dragon Premium Torch Kit
The Red Dragon Vapor Torch Kit includes everything necessary to operate except the propane tank. Each propane torch kit features rugged, all steel construction and is designed to operate on propane vapor only. The Red Dragon Vapor Torch Kits are made in the U.S.A. and are CSA-certified for safety and performance in the U.S. and Canada. Stand W4130. Visit www.FlameEngineering.com.
Chalk-Tique turns any water-based paint into a durable matte finish that can be easily distressed and waxed to create an antique look. Adds new life to any worn-out or antique furniture. It gives paint a thick creamy chalk-style texture that covers easily and allows for minimal prep work. The finish is easy to distress (once the paint is dry) with sandpaper and Chalk-Tique Paste Wax for a rustic antique look. Use with any paint color of your choosing to create a truly unique look. Stand W929. Visit www.howardproducts.com.
FrogTape Pro Grade Painter's Tape
FrogTape brand offers premium-quality painting tapes that ensure professional results for any painting project, whether professional or DIY. The brand’s Multi-Surface, Delicate Surface and Pro Grade Blue formulations feature patented PaintBlock Technology, a super-absorbent polymer that seals the edges of the tape to keep paint out and lines sharp. FrogTape, the brand pros rate #1 for sharp paint lines with no paint bleed, is marketed by Shurtape Technologies, LLC. Stand W807. Visit www.frogtape.com.
Johnson Self-Leveling 3x360° Laser with GreenBrite
Johnson's ultra-bright green beam laser projects three self-leveling 360° planes of laser light for total jobsite coverage up to 200 feet. This laser offers three green beams – one horizontal and two vertical for one-person alignment, leveling and layout using one tool. Robust construction withstands tough jobsite conditions and provides resistance to dust and water. It also features a pulse mode for use with a separate detector in bright light or outdoor conditions where beams are not visible. Stand W1717. Visit www.johnsonlevel.com.
RotoShovel Max is the world's first battery powered electric auger. It’s a powerful earth auger with smooth operation and a safety shutoff to prevent kick back. Operated from a rechargeable, 36V LI-ION battery, it’s designed for residential or commercial landscaping projects! Stand W3449. Visit www.rotoshovel.com.
Wall-EZ Drywall Repair Kit (WEK2)
A “must have” for anyone looking to have a completely flat surface after repair, the Wall-EZ Drywall Repair Kit includes two drywall plugs, a pilot drill and a tapered hole saw. Restore structural integrity within minutes. The kit is made in the USA. Stand W814.
Armadillo Tough Cabinets
Assembles in minutes. Lasts a lifetime. Armadillo Tough workshop and tool cabinets were designed to be easily set up by you with no need to sacrifice a weekend or pay for a professional. Spend less time assembling and more time organizing. Armadillo Tough comes with everything you need to assemble the cabinets right out of the box. While most of the cabinets require no-tool assembly, should you need a tool, it is supplied right in the box. Get creative, mix and match various cabinets to make the best storage solution for you. Each cabinet is rigorously tested and backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Stand W1501.