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New Products – October 2023

Long Lasting Repairs and More
Discover the reliability of Durham’s Rock Hard Water Putty®—a favored option for carpenters, woodworkers, homeowners and DIY enthusiasts seeking long-lasting repairs. Adding water transforms the powder formula into a nonflammable, nonshrinking putty that dries Rock Hard®. Experience hassle-free application and lasting results without any unpleasant odors.
DURHAM’S ROCK HARD WATER PUTTY
durhamswaterputty.com


Utility Tool
The Open It! is a 4-in-1 utility tool with the ability to cut, slice, snip and unscrew, helping to open anything with speed and efficiency. Fitted with angled blades, the Open It! can cut through tough plastic, zip ties, cardboard, flower stems, thin wires and more. Safely hidden in the Open It! handle is a retractable razor blade to slice through tightly taped packages and stubborn bubble and plastic wrap, as well as a pull-out screwdriver with both flat and Phillips heads. Made for inside and outside use, the Open It! eliminates the need for multiple single-use products.
ZIBRA | enjoyzibra.com


Compact Hedge Trimmer
The Milwaukee® M12 FUELTM 8-Inch Hedge Trimmer features an ergonomic handle and lightweight design suitable for one-handed use. The M12 FUEL rechargeable batteries provide enough power to cut up to 1⁄2-inch branches and the 8-inch blade features a 3⁄8-inch blade gap to allow for more cutting capacity.
MILWAUKEE TOOL
milwaukeetool.com or 800-729-3878


Tabletop Compost Bin
A little larger than a gallon of milk, Black+Decker’s Tabletop Compost Bins hold food scraps until they can be transferred to an outdoor compost area. The bins are molded from a single piece of rust-resistant stainless steel, making them easy to clean with soap and water. They include a year’s supply of activated charcoal filters to trap odors from the food scraps.
BLACK+DECKER | blackanddecker.com


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Interior Stain

Old Masters Wiping Stain is a cutting edge and robust interior oil-based stain. Its thick, rich formula allows for easy application and superior color control, necessary to achieve a rich and uniform color in a single application. Wiping Stain can be used on a variety of finishes, including unfinished wood, previously finished surfaces, fiberglass, metal and composition surfaces, and is recommended for woods such as pine, birch, maple, poplar and cherry.
OLD MASTERS
myoldmasters.com

“The American Walnut color from Old Masters is our bestseller. Gel stain is highly pigmented and ideal for difficult-to-stain woods. We can’t keep this one on the shelf!”
—Josh McKenzie, Adelaide’s Paint & Decor


Charcuterie Board
Large Acacia Cheese Boards from Lynn & Liana Designs are one of a kind, hand-poured with plant-based resin and meticulously crafted individual works of art—no two items are the same. These pieces blend gorgeous Acacia hardwood and an eco-friendly epoxy to create a one-of-a-kind piece of serveware. These cheese boards are perfect for serving a group of four to six people.
LYNN & LIANA DESIGNS | lynnliana.com


Variable Temperature Heat Gun
Makita’s 18V LXT® Variable Temperature Heat Gun is a cordless solution for anyone who needs a portable heat source. It offers over 21 minutes of continuous runtime with an 18V LXT® 6.0Ah battery and has a variable temperature of up to 1,022 degrees F and an airflow of 4.2 to 7.1 CFM. It includes a lock-on or lock-off trigger switch, an LED light and a rubberized soft grip. It is ideal for applying vehicle wraps and tinting, stripping lacquer, paint and varnish, thawing frozen pipes, loosening tile and putty, re-melting adhesive, removing stickers, waxing and de-waxing, bending plastic pipes or sheets and more.
MAKITA USA
makitatools.com or 800-462-5482


Fast Curing Acrylic Adhesive
MasterEmaco ADH 610 is a two-component styrene-free, acrylic resin used for anchoring and dowel applications in uncracked concrete using threaded rod and rebar. It features high bond strengths, a wide surface temperature range and is moisture resistant. It will cure in 30 minutes at 77 degrees F in dry concrete and can be used for short-term tensile anchoring and shear loading conditions in accordance with allowable stress design.
MASTER® BUILDERS SOLUTIONS
master-builders-solutions.com


Paintbrush
Purdy® Pro-Extra® CubTM paintbrushes are ideal for high production with latex paints and primers and VOC-compliant coatings or oil paints. A special blend of three different filaments withstands abrasive surfaces, is easy to clean and leaves a smooth finish. They are handcrafted in the U.S.
PURDY | purdy.com or 800-547-0780


Leather Care
Leather Honey restores and protects all types and colors of leather. The nontoxic, water-repelling formula offers six months of protection. The easy-to-apply formula is natural, safe, made of high-quality ingredients and makes your leather last longer. The Leather Care Kit contains an 8-ounce leather conditioner, 8-ounce leather cleaner and two lint-free application cloths.
LEATHER HONEY | leatherhoney.com


Bee House
Better Gardens Bee Houses made by Nature’s Way attract mason, leafcutter and solitary bees, which pollinate up to 20 times more than honeybees. Each house measures 8 by 6 by 3 1⁄2 inches and includes an easy-mount hanger.
NATURE’S WAY
natureswaybirds.com or 440-554-6166


Motion Sensing LED Downlight
The Energy Star-Certified Leviton LED Downlight With Motion Sensor automatically switches on its built-in LED light when it senses motion and switches the light off in the user’s choice of either 30 seconds or three minutes after no motion is detected. For added energy savings, the ambient light override—nighttime mode—prevents the sensor from switching the light on when there is ample natural sunlight in the space. Ideal for use in indoor and covered outdoor areas where there is no wall switch or pull-chain overhead lighting, the device creates hands-free convenience and added safety for those entering or leaving a space.
LEVITON | leviton.com


Portable Power Station
The Rallye 600 is a portable power station that provides uninterrupted power for as long as you need it. The Rallye’s innovative design allows users to swap batteries without losing power and customize their kits to power a wide variety of devices at once. It has solar charging capabilities, an LCD interface and more.
RUNHOOD POWER | runhoodpower.com

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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