Drywall and hooks go together about as well as mixing oil and water. Anything that weighs more than about three pounds means that the hook is going to be pulled from the wall and some rather ugly damage will be left behind. That’s why the Hungstrong Hook Kit was created. This particular kit includes a hook designed to hold items that weigh as much as 40 pounds. So a coat, purse, backpack, shopping bag or other item that would normally be too heavy can be hung up to help minimize clutter. How is this possible? Because the hook is mounted to the wall by driving its pre-installed one inch Allen Anchor onto any drywall interior surface. The provided T-Handle tool makes this possible with very little effort. If installation isn’t too complicated, the Hungstrong Hook Kit would make a great addition to any kitchen, foyer, workshop or office. This campaign seeks to raise $7,500. For $40, backers get one kit with an expected delivery of January 2015.
Replacing tile flooring can be one of the most difficult home improvement projects to accomplish. And dealing with the thinset that gets left behind is typically the hardest part. The creator of Thinset Removal Bit seems to have created a tool that can help. The drill bit is a two inch wide pneumatic chisel bit made of impact-resistant alloy, hardened for longevity and sharpened so that even the most difficult to remove thinset will be easily cleared away. It’s unclear if this particular drill bit is compatible with any commercial air hammer, but there are air hammer kits out there that offer a variety of chisel sizes, such as the ADT Long Barrel Air Hammer, Ingersoll Rand Short Barrel Air Hammer, and Wilmar Heavy Duty Air Hammer, all of which come with multiple chisels. This campaign seeks to raise $10,000 by November 14, 2014. For $50, backers get one Thinset removal bit with an expected delivery of November 2014.
For those who are beginning to feel like a scratched CD in regard to getting the kids to turn off the lights, there is Bright Switch. Though it’s not entirely clear how it works, from watching the video it appears to be similar to setting up the screen saver on a computer. Users can choose how long they want the lights to stay on in a room that is void of activity before the lights are automatically shut off. For $17, backers get one product with an expected delivery of September 2014.
No, it’s not a throwback to one of those old westerns. The Hangman is a tool caddy that attaches to a ladder. And there is more than a noose that holds it in place. The aluminum tool holder locks to the inside of any commercial size ladder rung, holds any standard size paint can, has an arm that pivots for easy access, a rubber coated hook that protect tools from scratches, and holds up to 35 pounds of equipment. For $109 a backer gets a complete product with an expected delivery of May 2014.