Use the right equipment to work smarter, not harder. In TOOL TECH, the HIR team explores what's new, as well as what's tried and true—from power tools and safety gear to hand tools and fasteners.
Ladders in Focus
Everyone thinks they know about ladder safety … including the more than 100 people who die each year in ladder-related accidents, as well as the thousands who suffer disabling injuries.
Raise an Extension Ladder Properly
The easiest way to raise a long extension ladder is to do it with two people. One person “foots” the first rung, holding the bottom of the ladder securely to the ground, as the second person walks toward the house with the other end of the ladder, raising it with the first person’s help, as needed.
The Werner Multi-Position Pro Ladder
The HIR staff had the opportunity to test a new 17-ft. Werner Multi-Position Pro, which functions as five ladders in one and can be configured into 24 positions.
Vosker V200 Wireless Security Camera
We had the opportunity to test the Vosker V200 Wireless Security Camera — a system that works without Wi-Fi and interfaces with your mobile device using LTE connectivity.