- SillGuard sill pan offers builders a way to minimize the potential for moisture penetration around windows and doors, the manufacturer says. The pan sits under a window or door to direct moisture out of a rough opening and onto housewrap or building paper. Made of recycled propylene, the three-piece pan is noncorrosive and resists cracking and shattering. Cost: about $850 per home. Marvin Windows and Doors. 888-537-8266. www.marvin.com.
- Trade Titan industrial work carts are designed specifically for the construction trades, so they deliver serious productivity, the company says. The carts are constructed of heavy-duty structural foam with steel-reinforced decks. Industrial-grade, nonmarking rubber casters provide mobility, and locking brakes provide stability when needed. Cost: $450 to $600. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. 800-729-3878. www.milwaukeetool.com.
- Deadbolts are fine at offering protection, but this manufacturer takes them a step further. The NightWatch deadbolt, the company claims, has a lockout feature that, when engaged, prevents people from getting in even if they have the key. From the inside, homeowners simply turn the lever to lock the door, then pull the lever to engage the lockout feature. It comes in bright brass and satin nickel. Cost: $29.49 to $31.49. Master Lock. 414-571-5625. www.masterlock.com.
- The manufacturer of TurboChef believes that consumers have a need for really fast cooking, which is why the company has translated its own commercial technology into the TurboChef residential oven. It cooks food 15 times faster than conventional methods, the manufacturer says. The double oven has seven speed-cook modes, four heating elements, and 100 pre-programmed recipes, and it comes in six colors and stainless steel. Cost: $7,000. TurboChef Technologies. www.turbochef.com.
- Carrying tools around the jobsite just got a little easier. Gunook is a simple tool holder that swivels 180 degrees and locks in three positions. Made of solid aluminum (the base) and solid steel (the hook), the tool holder can support more weight than the user can hold, the manufacturer says. And because the base is threaded onto the user's belt, the holder cannot be dislodged, the maker adds. Cost: $9.99. Gunook Products. 888-486-6657. www.gunook.com.
- Atany given time, a contractor needs a platform to work on, and the manufacturer says that its portable sawhorses help create the perfect surface. The product consists of two pairs of collapsible steel legs onto which a 2x4 can be clamped at the top to form the crossbeam. Cost: $56.45 to $62.55 each. Trojan Manufacturing. 800-745-2120. www.trojantools.com.
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