SLIDE SHOW: New product roundup


Bosch’s 18V lithium-ion Impactor with the slimpack battery packs a charge with long life. It also offers versatility with a compact head for tight spaces.


Channellock’s new E series hand tools include the E318 needle nose plier and the high-leverage E338 cutting plier. Price point is about $23 each.


Rust-Oleum’s Countertop Transformations offers homeowners a do-it-yourself alternative to new kitchen countertops. Package includes adhesive, decorative chips and protective coating. It sells for about $250.


From Apex Tools, the seven-piece Crescent X6 wrench set features a Rapid Ratcheting system, as the package demonstrates. All X6 series products grip six different types of fastener heads. It sells for about $30.


DeWalt’s hand tool arsenal continues to expand with these 7-in. cutting pliers, made of chrome vanadium steel. It sells for about $14.


Savage by Swanson folding jab saw and utility knife: The saw has two lock-in cutting positions and offers an easy blade switch mechanism at both ends. It sells for about $25.


The makers of Tub O’Towels describe their product as “the world’s toughest wipe.” A container of 90 heavy-duty, solution-soaked towels sells for about $15.

The batch of new products assembled in HCN’s New Jersey Garage runs the gamut from simple yet elegant pliers to multi-purpose cutting tools to kitchen transformation kits.