How to Choose Home Repair Tools

What tools do we need? Mostly every one can not say it out immediately. There is a good way for us is that having a tool box, which includs all useful tools include measuring tools, saws, drills, fastener tools, and tools for electrical and plumbing repairs. Here you'll see which ones you really need and how to use them safely.

First, let's talk about quality. The smartest rule about buying tools is to buy good quality. High-quality tools are not only safer to use, but most will last a lifetime with proper care. You can usually identify a quality tool by its machining: The metal parts are smooth and shiny, and the tool is well balanced -- it fits comfortably in your hand. Inferior tools, on the other hand, have defects or rough metal (often hidden by paint) and exhibit crude machining. Most important, however, is that good tools are safer to use. Cheap tools can break and cause accidents.

You can expect to pay an average of 25 percent more for high-quality equipment, but cheap tools are no bargain -- you get what you pay for, so you may have to replace them more often. Besides, the money you save on your very first do-it-yourself repair may pay for the tools you needed. And, after that, the tools are yours to keep.

The above is the overview of how to choose home repair tools. The detail information will be introduced next time.


2009 National Hardware Show

The National Hardware Show returns to Las Vegas May 6-8 2008.The 2007 National Hardware Show in Orlando featured hundreds of thousands of new products from more than 3,400 manufacturers in nearly 850,000 square feet of floor space including the co-located Gourmet Housewares Show and Global Home Textiles.Retailers and wholesalers could source new products easily through several new programs, like the Inventors’ Showcase and New Product World.

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DIY a Mini Tool Caddy

Garden tools are an important for a home owner. Without the proper tools, the task of repairing or building home projects are tedious and difficult. Despite the new technology of tools, the basic hand tools have remained unchanged over many decades. Shopping for tools can be a frustrating experience for the beginner and the novice.

But how do we arrange these garden tools? Here I will introduce you a DIY way to create a tool box, which will make your all tools be put by types and in tidy.

Create a mini gardening center that you can tote while you tend your plants. Start with a carpenter's nail belt, which has one big pocket: Measure the width of each tool, such as a trowel, then add an inch for extra space. Use a pen to mark widths on belt. Stitch along marks, creating several pockets. Tie the belt around a bucket, which you can use to hold larger items or to collect debris.

If you take this one step further and use bungy cords, you could stablize the bucket on a luggage dolly. And you can even "wheel around" taller items in the bucket easily, anywhere in the garden - and it is easier on your back.


Choosing the Right Rake for Your Garden

Garden rakes is one of the most important tools to collect leaves and other garden debris. We could use it for preparing the soil to plant your garden. Garden rake can clean all kinds of debris from the lawn. In the ancient time, these rakes were being used to rake leaves during the winter. But in modern socity, rake is the ideal tool for reaching under bushes and digging out all the decaying leaves, twigs, debris and junk that get stuck in there.

Following are the types of garden rakes we often use:

Sweep Rake

- Used like a broom to pull leaves and debris past the user.
- Fan-shaped.
- May have a straight or round leading edge.

Straight Edge Rake

- Used to pull leaves and debris toward the user.
- Also used to gather up heavy trash such as sticks and stones.

Landscape Rake

- Has a wide head braced with brackets attached to the handle.
- Used for spreading dirt, gravel and sand.

Shrub Rake

- Used to rake around small plants and shrubs
- The flexible tines may have a straight or rounded edge.

Bamboo Rake

- Lightweight and inexpensive
- Used to gather light debris such as dry leaves or grass.
- Teeth should be evenly bent for best raking results.

Level Head Garden Rake

- Has a level head set close to the handle.
- Used to break up and smooth soil after it has been spaded and cultivated.
- Has sharp, curved steel teeth to pulverize dirt clods.
- The straight back is good for leveling the soil for planting.

Thatching Rake

- Used to remove thatch and dead grass from the lawn.
- Pointed on one side for pulling and rounded on the other for pushing.
- The wheeled version rolls along the ground. It digs as it is pushed forward and cleans itself of debris as it is pulled backwards.
- The half-moon version does not have wheels. The user drags it along the ground. The pull stroke digs up the thatch, while the push stroke cleans.

Bow Head Garden Rake

- Rake head is attached to the handle with a long, curved bows extending from each end of the head.
- Handles are usually 48" to 54" long.
- Used to break up and smooth soil after it has been spaded and cultivated.
- Has sharp, curved steel teeth to pulverize dirt clods.
- The straight back is good for leveling the soil for planting.

At last, I will introduce some tips for choosing rakes. You'd better look for one with a tension bar across the tines, which distributes stress and prevents the tines from twisting and breaking; avoid plastic rakes, which break quite easily. There are also smaller rakes, some are small enough to be held with one hand, that are effective for tight or hard-to-reach spots.

How to Choose Garden Trimmers

Garden trimmers, cutting greenery, can trim right up to trees, steps, and rocks. To give your newly mowed garden lawn that finished look, you need a trimmer to tidy up the edges of your lawn, and reach into the areas of your garden the lawn mower was unable to get to. Many can also accept a metal blade for leveling tough scrub and small saplings.

Garden Strimmers come in a variety of brands, shapes and sizes. You could know them generally from the following info:

Scissor-Action Trimmer

- Similar to a draw-cut trimmer, but has two moving blades instead of just one.
- Operates with side-to-side pressure, like ordinary household scissors.

Draw-Cut Trimmer

- Good for a variety of cutting applications.
- Has one stationary lower blade and one moving upper blade.
- Operates by an up and down squeeze of the handle.
- Blades are typically tempered steel.

Hand Edger

- Used for edging thick sod around walks, flowerbeds, trees and shrubs.
- Has a long handle with a sharp, high-carbon steel blade.

Leverage-Assisted Trimmer

- Used for a variety of lawn and garden cutting applications.
- Uses a cam located between the handles with an off-center pivot that increases the cutting efficiency.
- Reduces the effort required to squeeze the handles.
- Designed for one-handed use.
- Has a safety lock or catch to hold blades together while not in use.

Rotary Edger

- Comes in single- or double-wheel models.
- In the single-wheel model, a rubber-tired wheel moves along the walk or driveway and turns a cutting blade against a cutting edge.
- Teeth float above the bottom trench to cut grass without being clogged by stones, sticks and other debris.

Long-Handled Trimmer

- Used for a variety of cutting applications.
- Has long handles to relieve crouching and allows user to stand while trimming grass.
- Some models have a swivel head for more versatility.

At last, stepping stones and other obstacles can all cause damage to the blades of your lawn mower. A strimmer usually has a nylon cord, which is housed in a coil. Any damage the object does to the cord can be put right by pulling more cord out of the coil. This is the most important reason that we choose the garden trimmers.


Ways to Sharpen Tools

Handymen always meet a trouble that those hand tools such as shovels, planes, hoes, gouges, chisels and other woodworking tools all become dull after repeated use or non-use with longtime. In addition, the bevel sometimes requires repair because of nicks, and at the very least, sharp edges must be maintained to properly do the job.

It does not take the skills of a professional to sharpen hand tools and sharpen them properly. Instead of casting dull hand tools aside or making an easy job more difficult than it really should be, use the following information to give the blades of hand tools a good working edge. Hand tools of all types are really very easy to sharpen, and with proper care and a little know-how, quality hand tools can last a lifetime.

Bevel Angles

Before you begin to sharpen hand tools of any type it is important to know the proper bevel angles for specific tools. A chisel or a plane at the tip should be beveled between thirty and thirty-five degrees. Below the tip the edge should be beveled between twenty-five and thirty degrees. A garden hoe or shovel should have a seventy-five degree angle along the edge. Be sure to observe the original bevel of the hand tools you intend to sharpen in an effort to maintain the proper angles. Consider investing in a honing guide before you begin to sharpen hand tools of any type. It will help you maintain the correct angles according to the hand tools you intend to sharpen, and it will provide the necessary information regarding blade types.

Sharpening a Dull Blade

Before you begin the sharpening process, it is important to know how to test your blade for sharpness. A number of simple tests exist, but you should pick the one that you feel most comfortable with. Then hold the blade with the edge in line with a strong light source and move it back and forth a bit. If you see a reflection or glint then you have a dull blade. There are blade edge testing kits if you plan on testing your blade quite a bit and are uncomfortable with your skills as a sharpness detector; however, they can often be fairly expensive and confusing to use.

Choosing a File or Stone

Various types of sharpening stones are available, and the stones used to sharpen specific hand tools will depend upon the blades. Select a stone with medium grit for hand tools that require a sharp fine edge. Examples of these types of hand tools are chisels, gouges, and planes. A stone with coarse grit may be necessary if the blade is nicked, excessively dull, or otherwise damaged.

Sharpening a tool requires three steps: filing, honing and burnishing. As seen in the diagram -- which is an exaggerated illustration of what a properly sharpened hand-scraper should look like -- the sides are flat, and the edge has a burr that's turned over into a hook.

Filing removes all traces of the previous burr, and flattens the edge. Honing prepares the edge by polishing the metal, removing any deep scratches left by filing, and flattens the edges of the scraper so that they are square. Burnishing raises the burr, then turns it over into a hook. The hook is the cutting surface.

The above three points are important for you to sharpen your tools. It is also a kind of skill that need you to exercise usually.


Tips for Handy Women

As we are know that home repairs are so expensive. Perhaps that's why many women begin doing some small and large home repair jobs (dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens and ranges, washers and dryers, trash compactors, garbage disposals and more) instead of paying someone else.

You may need to hire a professional electrician who can set up outlets, surge protectors or any other wiring needed, as well as ventilation, lighting, and heating and cooling systems. These must connect to an existing circuit breaker, or you may need to install a new circuit breaker for your workshop. Depending how you planned your workshop, make sure to install individual outlets for your large power equipment with ground fault circuit interrupters to prevent electrical shocks from occurring. Plan your outlets every three to five feet apart to minimize the use of extension cords. Too many extension cords can tangle up and create a situation in which you could harm yourself, or cause frustration as you try to tug them around. Make sure you or your electrician installs the outlets high enough to have access to, as equipment or projects on the ground can block outlets that are set near the floor.

After the wiring is done, consider how your lighting will be set up. You will want to prevent is your lights from going out if a circuit is tripped from using your equipment. Lighting experts recommend fluorescent overhead lights, which are energy efficient and inexpensive. Portable lights are very bright, providing enough illumination to specific areas such as shelves and cabinets where shadows are cast, and can be dragged around with you as you move. Track lighting is useful if you want to redirect light from one area to the next.

As you work on your home improvement projects in the workspace, your equipment will generate heat and dust particles, causing you to become irritated and hot, or have difficulty breathing. With proper ventilation and a cooling and heating system, you can create a breathable, relaxed, and workable environment. A ventilation system can be set up through your ducts to collect dust particles and vent them outside, although this can be rather costly. An inexpensive way to properly ventilate your work area is to buy a fan that draws fresh air in from the outside and expells stale air out from the inside. Open up all windows and doors to help ventilate a room. A cooling and heating system is necessary when temperatures in your area tend to change drastically and when to much heat is released from using power equipment. A cooling and heating system can also protect your tools and equipment from rusting and becoming damaged due to climate changes.

In one word, home women will not need to scare of those home repairs. One you begin to understand them, you will find it is so easy for you actually!


Safety Tips for Screwdrivers

I think there is a screwdriver at least in each family. A screwdriver amplifies the hand's turning motion to the small, specially designed tip that is inserted into the screw's head. There are numerous tip designs for special applications (such as appliance assembly), but the two most common are standard (also called flat, flared, or straight) and Phillips (X-shaped) tips. The screwdriver handle can be of plastic or wood, sometimes with a rubberized cover to improve grip.

Here I will introduce some tips for your safety using:

1. When using any tool, always wear safety glasses for eye protection.

2. Screwdrivers should only be used for their intended purpose—driving or removing screws. Screwdrivers should never be used for prying, punching, chiseling, scoring or scraping.

3. While both slotted and cross-slotted screwdrivers will fit many fastener sizes, it is best to use screwdrivers of the proper sizes that fit snugly into the slot or recessed portion of the fastener head.

4. Plastic handles should be made of fire and heat resistant materials. If properly designed, they give excellent grip. Rubber or vinyl is often used as a non-slip or insulating cover on plastic handles.

5. Typical screwdriver handles will not insulate the user from electric current.
6. It is time to discard the tool when the handle of a screwdriver becomes worn or breaks, if the tip is damaged or if the shaft is bent.

7. Always keep the screwdriver shank in line with the screw shank. This will avoid damaging the screw slot and pushing the screw out of line.

8. Never use pliers for added turning leverage on the shank of a screwdriver. However, a wrench may be used on square-shank drivers.

9. Screwdriver slippage can cause injury. Never hold the piece you’re working on in your hand while driving or loosening screws or bolts. Place it on a work surface and use a vice or a clamp to hold the material, whenever possible.

10. Never carry a screwdriver in your pocket. The tip of the screwdriver is so sharp and hard that will hurt your body.

Useful Camping Tools for Travel

If you're an outdoor enthusiast and camping lover, then when you are camping, hiking, fishing, backpacking, canoeing, rafting, or just enjoying the outdoors, camping tool will enhance the fun and comfort of your outdoor experiences.

The above all-in-one tool combines six essential items-a fork, knife, spoon, bottle opener, file, and corkscrew into a single compact device perfect for camping and travelling. So you don't have to pack separate items and then have to search for them later when you need them. The classic camping tool's small size saves room, and is ideal for stashing in backpacks, pockets, lunchboxes, and glove boxes, so you'll always have your essential tools by your side. The fork and knife fold out to create a full handled version for easy eating, and the durable stainless steel construction will resist abuse. The classic camping tool is an affordable all-in-one tool.

In one word, if you will bring along necessary tools for camping you will have a safer, more efficient and a much enjoyed camping trip.


How to Sharpen Shovels and Hoes

Spring comes now. Do you plan to spend your leisure time in your yard this season? If you do, then you need some gardening tools to make your space look perfect! You may have to cut grass, trim trees and shrubs, get the garden ready, or plant flowers. No matter what you need to do, some good gardening tools can go a long way. But through a long winter, your garden tools must need to be sharpened. So, I will give you some suggestions below:

In addition to removing any clumps of dirt and drying off the head, digging tools need to be kept sharp so they're easy to work with. Depending on how much digging you actually do, this can be a once a year job or once a month. If you need to dig through any roots it's nice to have a sharp shovel.

When sharpening a shovel you only need to sharpen the upper edge of the shovel. A straightforward way to do this is to fasten the shovel into a large vise with the head near the vise and facing up. Start at one side of the shovel and holding your file at a 45-degree angle to the edge of the shovel and pointing towards the middle make four or five strokes. Move your file in an inch or two towards the center and repeat the motions until you get to the middle of the shovel. Once you reach the center, move over to the other outside edge and once again work your way back into the middle of the shovel.

Once you've sharpened the shovel, spray it with oil or a lubricant and wipe all over the surface with a cloth. The oil will prevent the fresh edge from rusting.

Sharpen hoes in the same way. Use a file on one side only; work slowly from one edge to the other and finish by giving the head a quick run with oil to prevent rust.

Gardening is a hobby shared by many. Working out in the yard allows you to appreciate the warmer months. You will get a good work out and enjoy the fresh air. All you need are a few essential tools and your job will be easy. Once all your hard work is done, your yard will be the envy of all. Now all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings.

How to Do with Long Wooden Handles

Many friends asked me that do you have some ways to keep garden tools always working. Actually, there is no real secret. As the old sayings that if you take care of your tools they'll take care of you. What you need to do is buying good quality tools to start with, then take proper care of them. So if you are industrious enough to get rid of rust and properly maintaining your tools, you will keep them working for years.

The wooden handles of rakes, hoes and shovels need maintenance as well. Over time, the wood will dry out and begin to splinter. You can ensure the wooden handles of your garden tools don't ever do this by sanding the handles with medium grade sandpaper (100 grit) and then rubbing the handle with linseed oil. You can do this anytime of the year, but it provides extra value when you are putting your tools away for the winter. Cold air tends to draw moisture out of the wood so the extra protection provided by the linseed oil keeps the handles from drying out and splintering.

Gardening books or magazines will give you lots of innovative ideas about things you can do to maintain your gardening tools. Things like putting your long handled tools into a capped plastic pipe filled with linseed oil or storing your digging tools head down in a bucket of sand that's had a quart of old motor oil poured in. Undoubtedly these ideas will work, but when you think about it, all you're trying to do is prevent the handles from drying out and the metal from rusting. You don't really need to go to those extremes, just follow the basic ideas we've talked about here, and you'll be working with your garden tools for years to come.

These are some of the common maintenance tips to extend the life of garden tool, however you should ensure that the edges of the tools are sharpened so that you feel comfortable while gardening. Well-maintained garden tools will have extended life and at the same time you will enjoy frustration free gardening.


Maintenance Hints for Gardening Tool

Gardening has always been an excellent hobby for relaxing, being close with nature, and a great way to reap the rewards of hard work and dedication. However, in order to have the absolute best garden possible, it's important to use the correct tools for the job. The specific gardening tools that you will need will largely depend on the type of garden you have, and what type of plants, vegetables, or flowers you are trying to grow.

The main enemies of all garden tools are moisture (causes rust), and poor or inadequate maintenance that prevents them from doing their job properly or cause them to wear and break. So, the trick to maintaining your gardening tools is to prevent moisture and wear from attacking them. Here are some basic fundamentals for keeping your gardening tools around for a long time.

- Clean your tools after each use
- Store your tools off the ground and in a dry place
- Remove any rust that forms on a tool
- Keep wooden handles smooth by sanding and oiling them
- Keep cutting edges sharp
- Before putting them away for the winter clean them well and give them a coating of oil.
- At all times get rid of the dirt after using the tools and clean thoroughly.
- Completely wipe dry the tools before packing them.
- If the tools contain any chemicals like fertilizers ensure they are totally washed clean.

To Be a Fashion Gardener

When we are doing gardening things, clothes are an important tool to protect ourselves in the garden. Here are some simple but effective solutions to various gardening hazards:

1. Starting from the top, you need to protect your head. Body heat escapes through the head, and in the cold weather, a warm hat should be worn. Knit yourself a 'gardening crazy' hat or buy a simple woollen hat on the high street.

And in the summer, even more attention should be paid to the head. The sun's rays are not only hot but they actually burn you. We all know this, but how easy it is to forget when you want to soak up the sun after months of grey or cold weather. Invest in a cool sunhat. Not only will it help protect you from sunstroke, it will also protect against the drying out of your hair and skin.

2. Keep one old comfortable jacket or short coat, preferably with fairly large pockets, especially for the garden. When you're working, you won't need to worry about dirty marks. Leave them there, it's all part of the gardener's designer uniform!

3. Suitable trousers. Again, keep a couple of old pairs especially for gardening. Wear heavy duty jeans for heavy duty work. A good waterproof pair are handy in damp climates. In fact, in damp climates, a whole waterproof gardening suit is invaluable. There is always planting to do in the rain, and a waterproof hat, jacket and trousers tucked in a pair of boots will keep you nice and dry!

4. Protect your hands. For light work, potting on or pinching out tomato plants, a disposable plastic pair of gloves or a pair of kitchen rubber gloves will be enough. For heavier work - pruning roses, weeding thistles and nettles, wear heavy duty gardening gloves, or your hands will suffer.

General-purpose glove for performing a variety of tasks around the home and garden. They offer good comfort and breathability. Quilted style is good for heavy, multi-purpose applications and added heat protection. Chore gloves are for general purpose work. Some gloves may be marketed for specific tasks, such as garden gloves with patterns or designs to attract certain types of buyers. May be cotton or cotton / polyester blend, canvas, jersey or terrycloth. Often has a knit wrist. Some styles may have PVC dots to improve gripping ability and durability.

The target that we want to achive is beautifing our gardens while to be a fashion gardener. The above 4 garden fashion tips will make your life a lot more comfortable, and safer.

8 Typical Gardening Tools

There are so many types of gardeing tools that we are not know well. As a modern man, we always like have a house with a garden. So having the right gardening tool is an essential element of successful gardening.

- Lawnmowers
There are various lawnmowers, but Luxus Push Reel is the best in the market. There are other lawnmowers too which are good, such as the American Lawnmower Deluxe which has been credited as the best

- Leaf sweeper
It is gardening equipment that is used mainly for small lawns. It comes with the feature of infinite adjustment and has a capacity of 200 liters

- Edge trimmer
According to gardening equipment reviews this is one of the most vital gardening equipment. It has been classified as a must have for gardening freaks. The purpose of this equipment is to trim the hedges and for pruning of plants.

- Garden Shredders.
All garden shredders are equipped with powerful motors and a silent crushing system. This type of gardening equipment helps in improving the pace of the shredding activity. Garden shredders which use electric motors are very easy to handle and relatively easy to assemble too. This type of equipment is best suited for pruning trees and for making hedges that look beautiful. It can be used up to a maximum height of 40mm. This tool is considered as a pre-requisite for gardening connoisseurs as it comes with a plunger and built in wheels.

- Cultivators
Cultivators are relatively modern garden tools that help in cutting hard soil. They come with patented tines to help with cutting through the hard soil easily. This equipment comes with border edger. It is also the perfect equipment that to be used for jobs like thatching, aerating and clearing the moss. It is also extensively used in the preparation of flowerbeds and vegetable plots.

- Spading Fork
Before you plant anything, you will need to open and improve the soil. A spading fork looks like a pitchfork but has a shorter handle and wider tines. It is used to dig down into hard soil and break up the ground.

- Hoe
A hoe is useful for weeding and cultivating the surface of the soil to allow for penetration of nutrients and water.

- Watering Can
Long nozzles allow the water to come out at a very gentle flow rate and are useful for reaching across long distances. Select a watering can that has a detachable spray head - this type of watering can is perfect for watering young seedlings.

At last, there is a tip for you that don't buy the most expensive tools when you are just starting out. You may find that you don't really like gardening - and if that is indeed the case, you will not have lost a large investment.

Simple Introduction of Several Hand Tools

I believe that there are so many people like me that do not know all types of hand tools well. So here I will introduce those people some simple hand tools.

It can be frustration knowing exactly how to use these tools safely and with minimum risk to yourself. If you have a desire to work with wood and make things that you can use in your home or to sell for an extra income, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of items that are available for wood working. When you are using hand tools and hand power tools, keep in mind that while these tools can be dangerous, they are merely tools to enable you to get your wood working project completed in a more efficient manner. Keep these tips in mind when you are working with hand tools and hand power tools.

Hammer - It is used for the striking force in order to break or to deform an object. The types of hammer include the claw hammer, power hammer, sledge hammer as well as the bell pein, cross pein pin hammer and much more.

Drills - Drills are a somewhat boring type of hand tool, which is used for creating holes in walls as well as in wood. There are some types of drills such as a hammer drill, air drill, press drill, percussion drill and power drill.

Screwdriver - This type of hand tool is used by loosening or tightening a screw. This is done by the aid of the tip of the screwdriver. It comes in different types and sizes and some of which are flared and slotted.

Sander - This is used for smoothing out wooden products. There four types of sanders such as the air sander, sheet sander, orbital sander and the bench sander.

Spanner - The spanner is a hand tool used to loosen and tighten the bolts and nuts. It has different varieties such as open-ended C spanner, offset ring spanner, ring spanner, adjustable spanner, tap spanner, box spanner, and split ring spanner.

Wrench - This hand tool is used for gripping the fasteners that are loosened or tightened through the jaws of the wrench. The types of wrenches include the pipe wrench, torque wrench, footprint wrench and the strap wrench, along with the mole wrench and the stilton wrench.

Clamps - These tools are used for holding instruments throughout processes like woodworking, carpentry and so on. Like any other hand tool, it has different types such as the G clamps, power clamps, pipe clamps, web clamps, action clamps, mitre clamps and much more.

Saw - This is a hand tool that is more commonly used by carpenters in order to finish their work efficiently. Saws also have different varieties which are for different purposes such as plywood saws, Ryoba saw, utility saw, azebiki saw and much more.

I hope the above introduction can help you to choose the right hand tools, which is only the start to ensuring your have a good time with your new woodworking hobby. Proper care and maintenance, buying quality tools and adhering to safety standards will allow you to have the best possible experience.


Toothpaste Squeezer

Do you have the trouble in squeezing the toothpaste when finishing? Everyone knows it’s much easier to press a full tube of toothpaste. The toothpaste squeezer gently turn this key and your tube’s always fat. This “vise” thoroughly presses every remaining ounce to the top of the tube, making it so much easier to squeeze.

Who doesn’t want to save pennies – especially when it’s this easy? Just slide a toothpaste tube into the top of this toothpaste squeezer and twist the knobs to roll it up. The roller efficiently and neatly squeezes the contents of the tube, making sure every last bit gets used!


Silver Flatware

Do you like eating western food? Do you have the trouble in puting the flatware after eating?

Flatware was one of the most important parts of setting a table. The above knife and fork are designed by Kathryn Hinton specially for not staining the table cloth.

But many people call the function of the flatware in queation. You know the bending handle may be not easy using. The purpose of design should be base on its function. Some people think that it is better to straighten the knife and fork when using.

Magnetic Wristband

I remembered that my grandpa always held nails in his mouth and wasted entirely too much energy climbing up and down ladders to retrieve fallen screws...

Then magnetic wristband - Handyman’s Helper is for those handymen like my grandfather. The ridiculously strong magnet in this MagWear holds onto hardware, small tools and other metallic objects… It’s so strong you can actually pile the hardware on in layers. Perfect for working on ladders, in crawlspaces, hanging pictures, under cars, or in any situation where you don’t want to loose your stuff. Velcro strap can accommodate even the thickest of wrists. Available in Coral Red, Periwinkle Blue, Orange and Grey. Comes packaged in a decorative box for easy gift giving. Magnetic area is 3" x 4" square; 3/4" deep. Click Select Style below to choose color. Yellow and Green are discontinued.

A Beautiful Can-opener

A can opener is a handy tool to open up any cans but in today's scenario it is not that easy to choose from the wide verity of openers available in the market. The basic purpose of this tool is to open up the cans with ease but the new age devices not only complies with its basic duty but also performs a beautiful decoration. The Butterfly can-opener was born from a wish to created a kitchen utensil that was both ergonomic correct and easy to find.

Early prototypes. The two designers would give everybody that visited them a lump of clay in the hand - and were asked to squeeze it. The result was a blueprint of how different hands would “get a grip”. The different shapes were then molded into one common shape.

To make it easy to find in any kitchen drawer the two designers came up with 8 different colors - making it very easy to spot among the other kitchen utensils.

Bonus info:
The first tin cans, invented in 1810, were heavy-weight containers that required ingenuity to open, using knives, chisels or even rocks. Not until cans started using thinner metal about 50 years later were any dedicated openers developed.


Intrduction of The Expotool Kiev 2009

The Expotool Kiev 2009, a worldwide trade fair for introducing Machine Tools, Tools, Metalworking, Manufacturing and Welding technologies, is being holded from Feb. 16th and will be end at Feb.19th. Organized at Kiev, Ukraine, various exhibitors of throughout the world display their innovative products to the key specialists on the international podium. Such as gardening tools & equipment, forestry equipment, laser cutting machines, precision tools, specialized tools and equipment, hydraulic hand equipment and accessories etc.

This trade show will touch lots of fields including abrasive materials, diamond and cemented-carbide tools, equipment for blasting, equipment for welding, fasteners, forestry equipment, gardening tools & equipment, generators, hand tools, hydraulic hand equipment and accessories, laser cutting machines, power hand tools, precision tools, specialised tools and equipment, surface finishing technologies, tools and equipment for civil engineering, tools and machine-tools for working of metal, wire and piping.

So if you are buyers (retailers, wholesalers & distributors, importers/exporters), specifiers (architects, builders/remodelers/contractors), other (media, financial analysts) from every channel of distribution including:Automotive, Catalog/Mail Order/Internet, Discount Store, Hardware Store, Home Center, Home Décor, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn/Garden & Outdoor Living, Mass Merchandiser, Specialty Store, Supermarket/Drugstore and Wholesale Clubs, there is always a good chance to attend.


How to Choose a Hammer?

Hammer is usually used in our daily life. But few people really know the hammers. Hammers are used for the striking force in order to break or to deform an object and are also a simple tool designed to manually drive nails, brads, and other fasteners into softer materials, such as wood or drywall.

How to choose a proper hammer?

The types of hammer include the claw hammer, power hammer, sledge hammer as well as the bell pein, cross pein pin hammer and much more. Most construction and household hammers are claw hammers with heads weighing 7, 10, 13, 16, or 20 ounces. From above, you could choose one that fits well.

How to Safely Use a Hammer?

To safely use a claw hammer, select the weight appropriate to the fastener to be struck. A 7-, 10-, or 13-ounce hammer is adequate for tacks, brads, and small finish nails; 16- and 20-ounce hammers are used for framing and roofing with 8-d (eight penny) nails or larger. Firmly grasp the lower half of the handle, slowly swing the head face, and touch the fastener head squarely to determine trajectory. Make sure your hand will not be struck by the hammer head or handle. Then swing the hammer with more force to drive the head into the wood. Continue striking the fastener head squarely to drive it into the material.

After you reading this, I think you will know about hammers well. If this could help you choosing your right hammers, I will feel so glad.

Good-using Noodle Fork

Do you like eating spaghetti? When you eating, do you have some trouble with spining them? Here is a new kind of forks that will help you eating noodles with ease due to its projecting “thumb” piece that simulates a hand. Anyway, I think it will be perfect for any spaghetti or other long noodle lovers.

Big Eye Sewing Needle

When I was young, I alway saw that my grandmather squinted at the little needle eye, and passed the thread through very difficultly. And I helped her now and then. Now there is a novel design on needles that called Big Eye Needle, which is an ordinary loop-eye sewing needle except it’s made of some new fangled metal. With a bit of pressure, the tiny loop-eye expands to the size of a button hole making threading a cinch - literally. Gone are the days of far sighted clumsy hands and sore thumbs. Damn thread never seems to want to go in without a fight.

But there is a flaw on this design that if some one want to use thimble, how would he/she do? Hope the designer could redesign it.

Coin Screw Heads

In our daily life, we always need to do some repairs. So do you have a trouble of screws? The following screws are designed by professional designer which are some of the outcomes of the resulting exploration into screw heads. The head of these screws and bolts are shaped wittily to signify the coins that can be used to turn the screws and bolts. This design will ease your trouble.