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Monday, January 22, 2018


Tools

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In 1986 Fein invented the oscillating tool and secured all the key patents for its unique design. They chose at that time, not to share their patents with anyone, and also to only make high-end tools. For the last 25 years, due to their high cost, Fein’s Multimaster oscillating tools were generally only purchased by those in the trades. In October of 2008 the tool went off-patent and a flood of tool makers created many new, popularly priced, clones.

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A better way to set nails, center hinge screws or drill bits and even chisel wood

 

The concept for Spring Tools is so simple it’s one of those ideas you wonder why someone didn’t think of it years ago. Picture your average nail set tool slipped up inside one end of a VERY strong spring.  On the other end of the spring is a metal weight on a slide. Pull the spring back and let go. Bang!  That weight slams into the back of your nail set with a surprising 3,500 pounds of striking force. It easily sets a finish nail. Besides just plain working better than the old nail set and hammer routine; it’s faster and more accurate and much easier to use in tight spaces.

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Now here’s a saw I wish I’d known about 15 years ago.  Ever had to cut off door molding in a room or an entire floor because you were adding hardwood or tile?  Well, unfortunately I remember lying down on the floor so I could saw about ½” off 28 door moldings before I could lay a new hardwood floor in my home.  I wasn’t so proud of the results. With a SharkSaw’s innovative pull-to-cut blade I could have saved my arms, back, and more, and ended up with a perfectly straight cut on every one of those door moldings.

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The Hanneke Hardware “Hill Store” has been named “Best Place to go when you have a Screw Loose” by the RFT and also “Best Hardware Store in St. Louis” in 2003 and again in 2008. Obviously, besides oozing old hardware store character, the Hanneke Store on the Hill - as well as the other two stores - have “what you need when you need it”.  A good example is the 64 linear feet of all types of nuts, bolts, screws, anchors, fasteners and specialty items you’ll find at the Hill Store. In that 64 linear feet you’ll also find all sorts of specialty nuts, washers, very small diameter screws plus household replacement items like knobs, drawer and cabinets accessories and mirror and lamp accessories.

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