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2017 National Hardware Show Preview

National Hardware Show April 10, 2017 Sonia


The BetterVent is a new kind of indoor dryer vent that’s in a class all its own. Made in the USA by ADR Products, BetterVent’s patented double filter design does not use water, is easy to clean and maintain, and filters the dryer exhaust free of lint dust. It protects indoor air quality and saves energy. The BetterVent is easy to install, and because it is located close to the dryer, the shorter transition duct line will also shorten most drying times. The patented “Safety Exhaust Flap” alerts the user of the need to change the filter, which can be vacuumed to extend its usable lifetime. Replacement filters are available in packages of six. Visit booth IS306 or

YardMax Power Products

YardMax is setting a new standard for high-quality outdoor power equipment. New to the product line are the power wheelbarrow and trackbarrows—designed to make easy work out of the biggest jobs. The YardMax Power Wheelbarrow offers self-propelled, all-wheel drive and provides optimal handling for stability across uneven, muddy and wet ground. Operators can navigate safely to move and dump up to 660 lbs. of material using the two-position enabled controls. Additional features include zero-turn radius, multi-speed heavy-duty transmission (3 forward speeds plus reverse), and a one-handed release to easily dump loads. The directional AG tires provide traction across uneven terrain, and the unit is evenly balanced to maximize control and prevent tipping. The YardMax lineup family includes a 660 lb. capacity Power Trackbarrow for all-terrain traction and stability.

It features Gas Shock Assist in either hopper or flatbed style.

Also available is the 1,100 lb. capacity Power Trackbarrow with Hydraulic Assist. For a hands-on experience, visit booth 12563 or go to to learn more.



BugBand is the popular natural insect repellent chosen by outdoors people to protect them from blood-feeding, biting insects. Successfully scientifically tested |to repel against the Zika-carrying mosquito species, Bugband is also extremely effective at repelling ticks, flies, gnats, no-see-ums and fleas. The active ingredient, Geraniol, is derived from geranium plants which have been used for thousands of years to deter insects. Made in America, BugBand does not contain DEET or any other synthetic pesticides.

It is safe for the whole family including children and pets. Plus, there’s no scent transfer to bait if you’re a fisherman, nor does it melt monofilament fishing line or other surface materials. BugBand products have been dermatologically tested and approved to be hypoallergenic. Visit booth 10530 or

TG Tools Kik Forstner Bits

Forstner bits are the best choice for drilling precise, flat-bottomed holes in wood. The radial cutting edges shear wood fibers at the edge and bottom of the hole, creating a smooth bore with an exact diameter. The Kik Forstner bits from TG Tools actually have nine cutting edges, which permit cutting curved paths, channels, routing and milling in wood and plastics. They can cut on the edge of a block of wood to create channels, and can also be used to create overlapping holes. The Kik bits also come in a nice, dovetailed wooden box to protect the cutting edges. Visit booth 7552 or