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National Hardware Show Virtual Event 2020

National Hardware Show Virtual Event 2020

The National Hardware Show Virtual Event will take place October 12-15, 2020. The Virtual Event seeks to offer educational, direct appointment setting, networking, and sourcing opportunities to businesses. National Hardware Virtual Show This makes for the first-ever virtual National Hardware Show. The event organizers hope it continues to provide both the hardware and home improvement […]

Best Tools at World of Concrete 2020

Top 10 Best Tools at World of Concrete 2020

From the time the calendar rolls from December to January, we have World of Concrete on the brain. As the largest show we attend each year, it gives us the chance to use many tools that we’ll put through a full review later in the year. Narrowing down our list to the top 10 best […]

STAFDA 2017 Convention Video Recap

STAFDA 2017 Convention Video Recap

The STAFDA 2017 Convention was held in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas. Although their motto is “Keep Austin Weird” (and they do a good job of it), it’s inside the convention center that all the excitement tool place. Not everyone waits until STAFDA to release new products – at least among the major manufacturers. […]

Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2017

Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2017

The 2017 edition of the Milwaukee New Product Symposium didn’t feature a massive overarching new technology like One-Key or Fuel have in the past. Each of the core trades did come away as big winners though and everyone will love the newest portable storage solution – Milwaukee PackOut. So whether you were able to follow […]

CES 2017 tools technology

CES 2017 Tools, Technology and Smart Devices

Back in the day, I used to hit up CES every year, covering some of the greatest technology products available for audio, video, and home theater applications. Now, I’m back at the world’s largest trade show covering the latest trends in tools, technology, and smart devices for the home. Checking out the CES 2017 tools I’m […]

Bosch Simply Connected Media Event

Bosch Simply Connected Media Event at CES 2017

The Bosch Simply Connected Media event opened with a video on…you guessed it: Connectivity. Bosch wants its product lineup to include connected devices, but also so much more. Their tagline was clear: “Simply Connected” and it speaks to this cross-platform, connectivity they’re seeking to achieve. Bosch Simply Connected with Personalization Personalization is the next big part of […]


STAFDA 2016 Coverage from Atlanta, Georgia

STAFDA 2016 (Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributor’s Association) was held in Atlanta this year. This is one of the biggest shows we cover, not because of the amount of space it takes (World of Concrete is MUCH larger), but because of the number of tool manufacturers represented. We got to see plenty of familiar faces […]

2016 GIE Show Kentucky

2016 GIE Show – Tractors, Mowers, Cordless OPE and More!

There’s simply no question that when you step into the 2016 GIE Show the future is here. Just about everyone was demonstrating a new technology that simply wasn’t possible 10 years ago. We saw battery-powered riding mowers, new oil circulation systems, zero turns with tractor treads, and more. I almost sprained my neck glancing left and […]

Festool Connect 2016 event

Festool Connect 2016 Show Coverage

This year, Festool brought their Festool Connect 2016 event back home to their renovated warehouse in Lebanon, Indiana. Festool Connect grew out of an event that initially only targeted dealers. In fact, their first ever event saw 40-80 attendees. Festool thought that perhaps end users might enjoy seeing their tools up close as well, so they expanded the event. […]

2016 ISN Tool Expo

2016 ISN Tool Expo Show Coverage

As the first days of summer rear their head in sunny Central Florida—with a balmy feels-like temperature of 103 degrees—what better place to be than a 72 degree glass dome. The Gaylord Palms Hotel in Kissimmee hosted the 2016 ISN Tool Expo on June 24th and 25th to show off the latest and greatest automotive tools […]