Make your handy-dandy fix-up jobs look a little less craptastic with some Scotch Transparent High Performance Duct Tape ($7). Not only does the clear tape make your one-minute repairs look less obvious, this stuff is also UV resistant and lasts up to six times longer than the old gray standby.
Originally designed to handle detonation and trip wires, and straight out of any Batman-wannabe's dream, this Pocket Grappling Hook ($27) is perfect for any mission. The 1"x5.5" water resistant shell holds the hook's spikes when you're on the move, and can be filled with water or sand to add weight for more accurate throws. Forget all that "not certified for life support" stuff — they've been tested at more than 350 lbs., which should be enough to hold all but the biggest of crime-fighters. [Thanks, Paul]
After reading this article, we're ashamed we've never written about a single Snapper lawnmower. But that ends today. Built in Georgia, USA, Snapper mowers absolutely exude quality throughout its fiery red range. Walk-Behind Mowers, Lawn & Garden Tractors, Riding Mowers, and Zero Turn Mowers are all available, as well as Snowthrowers, Portable Generators, Pressure Washers, Field & Brush Mowers, Rear Tine Tillers, Chipper Shredder, String Trimmers, Leaf Blower, Lawn Vacuum, and even Utility Vehicles. It's equipment built for guys who actually look forward to cutting their yard. For even more power, check out the Snapper Pro commercial grade mowers.
Save your sanity — and possibly a limb — with the Rockwell Jawhorse ($180). This hardcore helping hand clamps down on nearly anything, and should be the first thing solo do-it-yourselfers bust out. The Jawhorse sports a hands-free foot pedal that lets you apply up to one metric ton of clamping force, and its jaws can be opened up to 37-inches wide.
Reduce energy costs by detecting energy leaks in home with the Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector ($44). This portable gadget instantly identifies problem areas around windows, doors, and hidden leaks such as insulation soft spots and electrical outlets. A light on the unit changes from red to blue to indicate a hot or cold spot, letting you know where you need to investigate.