July 24, 2007

New Tools in C.H. Hanson's Signature Series

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Last month, C.H. Hanson kicked off their new signature series with the amazing Pivot Square and they've just now rolled out two new tools in the series. Their Signature Series emphasizes innovative tools that approach old tasks in a new light. There's no doubt that the Pivot Square fits the criteria, we found it to be a challenging, inventive, and when all is said and done, absolutely amazing tool. As a related aside, one of the reasons why we like C.H. Hanson so much is that right on the front page of their website, they have a giant tab marked, "Inventor Inquiries." These guys are really actually looking for new ideas. It's not just lip service. They want to hear about all your freaky jigs that you make in your workshop in order to make your work go faster.

So the new tools are....

SuperPencil - It's an extreme writing instrument that is supposed to last seven times longer than a traditional pencil. It's less prone to smudging and can take more of a beating than regular old Mr. Non-Superhero Pencil. We actually just got one in the mail and are in the process of reviewing it. Stay tuned.

Chalk Hog - An incredibly long chalk line. From the looks of the website, the Chalk Hog can mark a line a mile long. There's also a built in pencil sharpener and the option to remove the chalk canister and use the tool as a more traditional chalk line.

C.H. Hanson has also released a few new tools that aren't in the Signature Series, but are worth noting.

Slide Square - This one's like the Pivot Square in that it's a multi-purpose marking tool. Looks like this one will help out with anchor bolts, roof cuts, and really any other angled cuts you need to make.

Angle Snap - One of those "why didn't anyone think of this sooner" kind of tools. It's an angle marker for chalk lines. Perfect for ply wood and other sheet goods.

Flip Knife - A utility knife with a retractable blade on each side. Each side fits any standard blade so it's good for when you need double functionality out of your knife (regular blade in one end, hook blade in the other).

The tools are available at C.H. Hanson Direct. The Chalk Hog and Superpencil are there, but the others aren't for some reason. Maybe they aren't officially released yet.


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Posted by Doug Mahoney at July 24, 2007 8:17 PM

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