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National Hardware Show 2016 Preview

NHS 2016 April 4, 2016 Sonia








The National Hardware Show is where new tools and products are introduced to the world and eventually make their way to your local hardware store. Held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, from May 4-6, attendees get to explore the products and connect face-to-face with the people behind the innovations. The show provides an excellent opportunity to discover new brands and money-saving deals through show specials and exhibitor discounts. Extreme How-To is proud to be a sponsor of the event, and we offer this preview of products to be exhibited on the convention floor.



Add-a-Handle is a new multi-use tool for carrying, pouring, holding or hanging anything up to 30 lbs. with comfort and ease. Originally designed for attaching to quart-size paint cans, its uses are practically limitless. Add-a-Handle is comprised of one strong lightweight plastic handle with two 18-in. Velcro buckle straps and a magnet placed on top for resting a paint brush. The straps are removable and adjustable with easy-pull tabs, making it handy for anyone to adjust them individually for size or height to fit any project. Add-a-Handle is simple, easy to use, and saves time on every project, be it carrying a ladder or a wine bottle. Add-a-Handle is made in the USA with genuine Velcro brand straps. See why it won the NRHA 2015 Retailer’s Choice Award at or visit booth 4528.

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Channellock Hand Tools

Throughout 2016, Channellock will introduce a number of new products and innovations from their plant in Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA. These products are being developed to meet the needs of professionals and serious DIY’ers with the same commitment to quality and purpose that Channellock is known for. A commitment to manufacturing quality products in the USA for 130 years has built Channellock, Inc.’s reputation as a leader in the hand tool industry. One of the hallmarks of their tools is dependability so when they change something, they make sure it’s a needed change that will make the users’ jobs easier.

“We invented the tongue-and-groove plier in 1933, and it has been an industry-best tool ever since,” says Jon DeArment, President and COO of Channellock, Inc. “Unlike our competition, we don’t waste time constantly trying to design the latest gizmo or gadget to add to pliers. Instead, when we change something, we make sure it’s a needed change for tool users that will make their jobs easier and add more value to the product.” Visit booth 7226 or


Cargo Max XRT

Putting “utility” in “utility trailers,” the FLOE Cargo Max XRT 8-57 multifunctional trailer remains unrivaled in its construction and function, and could render the archetypal, antiquated steel-frame and wood-box trailer obsolete. The nearly indestructible polymer UltraBody and aluminum frame superstructure will never rust, rot or need paint. The Cargo Max is extremely rugged, yet lightweight and low-maintenance. The Cargo Max XRT weighs only 300 lbs. but has a load capacity of 1,800 lbs., and measures 97 inches long and 54 inches wide (between wheel wells). Learn more at or see for yourself at the National Hardware Show in booth 8654.