2017 National Hardware Show Preview
Channellock E SerieS End Cutters
Channellock adds a new series of end cutters to its famous E Series line of Made-in-the-USA pliers. The E Series line of tools is designed with precision and space limitations in mind. The legendary XLT Xtreme Leverage Technology means less force is required to cut, and the traditional Channellock Blue comfort grips mean the tools will be easy to handle on any job. The new end cutters are laser heat-treated to ensure superior cutting, and the precision-machined knife and anvil style ensure a long-lasting cutting edge life. They are also made using high-carbon steel and a rust-preventive coating for superior performance on the job. The new line of End Cutters includes: E358 8″ High Leverage End Cutting Plier; the E357 7.5″ High Leverage End Cutting Plier; and the E356 6.25″ High Leverage End Cutting Plier. Visit booth 7226 or www.channellock.com.
Worx 20V Lithium-ion LED Worksite Light
The new Worx 20V Lithium-ion LED Worksite Light is part of Worx Power Share program and functions with any Worx 20V battery. The portable LED work light generates 1500 lumens, which is the equivalent of a 100 watt light bulb. A big advantage of an LED light is that it burns cooler than halogen, incandescent, compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and xenon bulbs. In fact, LED lights are considered the most energy efficient, while generating less than half the heat of halogen and incandescent bulbs and up to 20 percent less heat than CFL bulbs. LED bulbs last longer than other light sources, too. The cord free, go-anywhere Worx 20V Lithium-ion Worksite Light weighs only 5.6 lbs. with battery. A built-in hook can be used to hang the light, the frame incorporates a comfortable foam grip, and the high-performance, tempered-glass LED frame rotates north to south 360 degrees. When using a Worx 1.5 Ah battery, run time is approximately 90 minutes; and with the Worx new 4.0 Ah battery, the light will operate up to four hours continuously. Visit booth 7806 or worx.com.
Rockwell BladeRunner X2
The Rockwell BladeRunner X2 is one unique portable benchtop saw. It can cut nearly everything in its path including wood, PVC, plastic, aluminum and other non-ferrous metals plus ceramic tile by using standard T-shank jigsaw blades. It takes the place of a hand saw, hack saw and miter box by making quick and accurate rips, scrolls, crosscuts, inside cuts and miter cuts. BladeRunner X2 is ideal for home workshops, garage-based shops and basements. Make easy miter saw cuts in wood for molding and trim, picture frames or sign making. Make intricate inside cuts where precision counts. Cut ceramic tile for kitchen back splashes or insets for bathroom/shower tile work. Visit Rockwell.com or booth N 115.
Blue Bear Strippers & Cleaners
Franmar will exhibit the Blue Bear product line at this year’s National Hardware Show. Creating effective solutions that are safe for the user and the environment has driven Franmar for more than 30 years. Stripping paint can be a labor-intensive project, especially when there are multiple layers of coatings. Blue Bear Paint & Urethane Stripper simplifies the task, removing multiple layers of coatings with a single application. Remove paint from intricate millwork without sanding or dipping the project into hazardous chemicals. Just apply the Paint & Urethane Stripper and let it do the work for you. The Blue Bear line also extends beyond just paint removal, featuring products to clean and degrease a surface prior to recoating, mastic and adhesive removers, along with building cleaners, brush and spray gun cleaners, as well as saw blade and drill bit cleaners. Visit franmar.com or watch a demonstration at booth 5031.
T-Rex Tape from ShurTech Brands, LLC is specially designed for all-weather protection to work longer and hold stronger than other utility tapes. Whether it’s simple, around-the-house fixes, or extreme industrial repairs on a work site, there’s no project too big or too small for this hard-hitting tape. The double-thick, super-aggressive adhesive allows the tape to offer superior hold on more surfaces than other ordinary tape—including rougher and dirtier surfaces in a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels.
T-Rex Tape is also made with UV resistant materials that give the tape its famed holding power, inside or outside. For more information on this Ferociously Strong Tape, visit booth 5615 or trextape.com.