Going to the National Hardware Show in
Las Vegas is the most fun and exhausting time of the year for me.
Walking the show you will take in 7 miles of products from hardware,
paint, house wares, plumbing and tools. You will see big vendors
like Stanley, Irwin and Ben Moore and then you will get to visit with
new vendors who have just invented and patented their products. Dad
would sit and listen to each and every one of them whether or not it
was something that interested us. I asked him one time why he did
that (I was worried we might not get done with the show) and he said
that if they took the time and the money to come to the show, at
least he could take the time to listen. That was my sweet Dad. So
this year I did just that and took the time to really look at what
came to the show. One product that I came home with is a
. It is the perfect fit cable tie tool. Do you use zip
ties? Maybe you tie up electrical cords so no one trips over loose
cords or cable TV and during Christmas you are bundling up all the
cords outside so no one can see them. Do you have to attach 2 ties
together so that you get the right length and constantly cutting off
extra wasted tie material? The
Bundle Boss provides the user
with the perfect length of cable tie every time. You simply pull
out the length of cable tie needed, wrap it around your bundle, feed
it into the front of the tool, pull to tighten and release the
trigger to secure the locking clip. I showed it to the guys at work
and there is one being used as I write. Replacement cable is
available in black and white. The
Bundle Boss will retail for
under $20 and has a 40 ft of cable included and 100 locking clips.
Think how easy it will be to tie up cables, garbage bags, magazines,
and newspapers, Christmas lights in the garage, workshop and attic.
To me, this is a perfect Father’s Day gift for the Dad who has
everything and can’t keep it all together! HA. In the next few
weeks as products come in I will share it with you.
Now to the email…..
Question: I have a standing bird bath
that has mosquito larva in it. I usually have to constantly replace
the water so I haven’t had this problem. Is there anything I can
use to kill the larva but won’t harm the birds playing in it?
Answer: Mosquito Dunks are a
safe way of keeping out mosquitoes and larva in a bird bath or
fountains. Just put them in and they dissolve over time keeping your
bird bath bug free.
Mosquito Dunks come in a 2 pack or a 6
pack and retail for under $8 and $12. Just don’t use them in any
water that might be consumed.
Question: What was the name of the
lamp attachment that would let you turn on and off the lamp with just
a touch of your finger?
Answer: That is a 3 level touch
dimmer. Turn off the lamp and remove the bulb, screw in the dimmer
where the bulb goes and then use a long life bulb that is not a CFL.
Now your lamp must have a metal base to use the dimmer but it is so
nice just to touch the lamp and turn the lamp off and on.
Question: I want to know the name of
the product that you said would start the engine of my wood chipper.
I have a place in the country that the broken limbs are everywhere on
the ground. I had the hardest time starting it last year and I would
like to get to my place and start working on the yard instead of
working on the tool.
Answer: The product is called Start
. It goes into the gas tank and not in the
carburetor. Dad’s chipper started on the second pull.