Worx 20V 6-1/2 inch Circular Saw with ExacTrack
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Worx ready to a cut into Las Vegas

The new 20V Worx circular saw with ExacTrack helps make cuts easier and precise.

BY HBSDealer Staff

At this year’s National Hardware Show, power tool and outdoor power equipment manufacturer Worx has something special planned.

In honor of its 13th year at the show, Worx will be showcasing 13 new products in Las Vegas.

Including a portable power cleaner and a mini-mower, Worx will be showing the new 20V 6-1/2 inch Circular Saw with ExacTrack.

Worx says what makes the saw with ExacTrack different is that it’s an integrated part of the saw’s shoe or base, making the guide easy to use and operate.

Homeowners who don’t own a circular saw will find this 20V circular saw extremely handy. To rip a sheet of plywood with ExacTrack, simply clamp 1x material to the desired width and mark the cut line. The 1x stock also functions like a fence on a table saw. Begin the cut with ExacTrack gliding right on top of the 1x stock for the duration of the cut. This makes long rip cuts easy for all skill levels. When not set for ripping, ExacTrack is returned to its standard position for cross-cuts and other cutting operations.

For homeowners who want to ensure precise rip cuts in plywood and other materials, we simplified the process,” said Sharon Blackwell, Worx product manager. “There’s no guess work or fumbling with accessories, ExacTrack is already onboard ready to use.”

The lightweight, compact saw is powered by a 20V 2.0 Ah Power Shar Max lithium battery and 3600 rpm (no-load) motor. The saw’s maximum depth of cut is 2 inches and bevel capacity is up to 50 degrees. The saw is ideal for DIY projects and remodeling jobs.

The saw also features a rubber overmold comfort grip and a spindle lock for fast and convenient blade changes. As part of the Worx Power Share program the 20V 2.0 Ah battery is compatible with more than two dozen Worx DIY and lawn and garden tools.

In addition to the saw, the kit includes one, 20V 2.0 Ah battery, a three-to-five hour charger, and a 24-tooth, carbide-tipped saw blade, covered by the Worx three-year warranty.

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Here’s the pitch to Home Depot

At the National Hardware Show, inventors will show their stuff.

BY HBSDealer Staff

The Home Depot will be receptive to new ideas, new products and new inventions during the upcoming National Hardware Show at the Inventor’s Spotlight pavilion.

The world’s largest home improvement retailer will host a product pitch panel at this year’s event, and there are some heavy hitters in the lineup. Scheduled to serve on the pitch panel are:

  • Ted Decker, executive VP of merchandising;
  • Jim Hovis, senior VP of global brand and product development;
  • Jeanine Huebner, senior VP of hardlines; and
  • Dave Fedewa, VP of product and development.

The above Home Depot merchants will take pitches from a variety of pre-registered inventors. The United Inventors Association describes the panel as a “unique opportunity to get before the biggest home improvement retailer in the industry.”

The Home Depot Product Pitch event is slated for May 9. For more information, visit nationalhardwareshow.com. The 2018 National Hardware Show runs from May 8 to May 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

 

 

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Ten stops for Hardware Show Travelers

BY HBSDealer Staff

With 2,800 companies, including 500 first-time exhibitors, the National Hardware Show lends itself to freelancing discovery.

And for those who like to plan their stops, here are 10:


1. New Product Launch

New Product Launch offers a convenient way to discover brand-new products that have yet to hit the market. These products have no pre-sales or exclusives, and represent a variety of unique product categories.


2. New Product World

In New Product World, attendees find the newest innovative products from all categories released in the past 12 months. Be sure to visit both areas to get a valuable glimpse today at the products customers will be asking for tomorrow.


3. Inventors Spotlight

With Inventors Spotlight, show attendees can get an inside look at groundbreaking new products that could revolutionize the home improvement industry. Inventors have the opportunity to meet directly with key industry figures, manufacturers and investors to get feedback on their products. Sponsored by the United Inventors Association (UIA), this area is a must-visit to learn about the next generation of hardware and home improvement projects.


4. Ultimate Backyard

The Ultimate Backyard features the latest in grilling, outdoor living and more. Located outside in the Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ section in the Silver Lot and sponsored by Adams USA, visitors can relax and unwind under the Las Vegas sun, while exploring new outdoor living products and accessories to expand their inventories and help their customers get the most from their own backyards.


5. Smart Home Virtual Reality Experience

The Smart Home Virtual Reality Experience is another new introduction at the 2018 show. Here, retailers can get an immersive look at the future of home automation and see the products, technology and whole-home integration solutions that customers will soon be asking for. Get a head start on your competition by taking a virtual tour of the home of the future and experiencing these products first hand.


6. Operation Tiny Home

Operation Tiny Home will reveal to show attendees a real-time look at what it takes to build a tiny home from scratch at the all-new Operation Tiny Home experience. The National Hardware Show has partnered with Operation Tiny Home to give attendees an exclusive look at the products, tools and techniques tiny home construction crews need to build fully functional and expertly designed small homes.


7. 2x4s for Hope

The new program 2x4s for Hope, held in conjunction with Operation Tiny Home, will be collecting donations to provide shelter to those in need. National Hardware Show attendees will have the chance to support this nonprofit organization by making a donation and then signing their names and a personal message on 2×4’s to be used in future construction projects.


8. Reimagine Retail

The crowning of the winner of the National Hardware Show Reimagine Retail program will award one lucky retailer $100,000 to fund a business improvement project at the retailer’s operation. Learn more about the winning idea and meet the next Reimagine Retail honoree.


9. Catch a keynote

Catch a keynote at the show stage. The stars of HGTV’s “Good Bones,” the co-founder of TreeHouse (described as the world’s first home upgrade company) and professional product curator and The Grommet inventor Jules Pieri are on tap to share their stories and ideas.


10. Made in USA Awards

Feel patriotic during The Made in the USA Awards presentation. Here, attendees can see which projects earn A Made in the USA Award. Winners are chosen by excellence in design, quality and innovation in the following categories: best packaging, on-site patriotic marketing and best new product.

 

The above show stoppers are listed in no particular order. Visit nationalhardwareshow.com for more information. The event takes place from May 8 to 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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