M-Powertools Point 2 Point Spacing Tool
If you always have a heck of time trying to figure out equal spacing for things like coat hooks and shelf locations, check out the Point 2 Point Mk2 layout tool from M-Powertools.
The Mk2 is an accordion-like apparatus with seven adjustable marking points. Just stretch it out so the distance between the marking points (or every two or three marking points) is the proper space you need, tighten the pinch bolts and mark the locations on your project. You can also use it to space fasteners, find center points and figure out how many small boards you can cut out of a larger one.
Powerful Geared Lopper
Trimming down the garden, pruning trees and cutting down weed trees at the cabin will give you and your loppers a workout. The new PowerGear2 from Fiskars has a gear system in the hinge that takes a lot of the effort out of cutting. According to Fiskars, the loppers are three times more powerful than ordinary loppers. That means working faster, because you can use them for hardwood branches that formerly required a saw.
The handles do have to be opened wider than on regular old loppers (because of the gears), which makes them a little more difficult to get into tight spaces, but for someone with limited arm strength, these Fiskars loppers are a lifesaver.
Faster Dual-Tine Rake
Ames's new dual-tine rake claims it does the job 45 percent faster. And there is no doubt it is faster than a regular single-tine rake.
The dual tines seemed to excel at cleaning a path with one swipe so you don't have to go over the same area several times. And the handle is a little thicker and softer, which makes it much more comfortable to use. The Ames dual-tine rake combo comes with a detachable hand rake that is great for tight spaces and for scooping leaves into bags, too. Buy the Ames Dual-Tine Rake at a hardware store or The Home Depot.