By REMODELING Magazine StaffCooper Tools. The head of the Crescent Pivot Head ratcheting combination wrench pivots a full 180 degrees so it can be positioned easily and securely on hard-to-reach fasteners. The wrench will turn fasteners with a 5-degree swing rather than a standard 30-degree swing, the maker says. Four- and seven-piece sets are available. (919) 362-1670. www.coopertools.com.
Stanley. New to the Goldblatt line, this
magnesium float features a three-position handle that allows the user to grip the tool in a variety of positions and a lowered handle height that improves user control. The tool handle has a slip-resistant rubber grip. (800) 782-6539.
American Tool Co. The Vise-Grip Toolbox offers seven tools in one, featuring the forged design of 6LC locking pliers along with a scraper blade, wire stripper, dual-edge blade, and a 1/4-inch magnetized reversible screwdriver bit holder inside the handle. A built-in wire cutter also is included. (800) 866-5740. www.americantool.com.
Allway Tools. The
CS6 Contour Scraper Set scrapes paint from a range of contoured materials, including crown molding, balusters, wainscoting, stair rails, and spindles. The tool features a soft handle and comes with six stainless steel blades, each with two different contoured ends. (800) 422-5592.
Malco. Designed with a slimmer nose, 12-inch Andy aluminum snips fit into tight spaces, including 1/2-inch J-channel. The snips come with a ground blade edge for mild curve cuts or a beveled edge for straight shearing and circular cuts. Both blades include 3 inches of cutting length. (800) 328-3530. www.malcotools.com
Shark. Designed for trim, detail, flush, jamb, and other fine cuts,
double saw #10-2205 is made with high-carbon spring steel and delivers smooth, splinter-free cuts. The saw's teeth are ground to the edge of the blade, making it ideal for flush cutting molding and mid-panel plunge cuts, says the firm. (800) 891-7855.