Angel Guard Products, Worcester, Mass., (Angelguardproducts.com) has a manually operated tool, the Deck Demon, for ripping up decks – without ripping up existing joists. Minimal damage is done to the existing decking material, so it may reused, the company says. The 44-inch handle provides the leverage needed to make the job easier.
Another deck tool, the BoWrench from Cepco Tool Co. (Cepcotool.com) is a self-locking device to bend deck boards into alignment and hold them in place, hands-free, while they are being fastened. The tool also may be used as a tongue-and-groove joining tool. Again, no power cord required.
Andrea Girolamo, ForResidentialPros.com Editor
Meeting our readers is the best part of any trade show experience and this year’s Remodeling Show provided another great opportunity to touch base with the people we serve. I had the chance to speak with a number of remodelers in and around the halls, many who stopped by the Qualified Remodeler booth to chat or to pick up a copy of our magazine. My common question to all was, “What are you enjoying here at the show?” More than one said they were delighted to have the opportunity to take advantage of the wealth of educational offerings prior to and during the show. NAHB’s Business Skills Boot Camp and its slate of notable presenters seemed to hit the high notes with attendees.