A Superior Air Hose
I've been using a Flexzilla air hose for about five years now as I build our summer home. It's seen me through framing, sheathing, roofing, siding and trim. This hose is as good as it gets: It lies flat with absolutely no coil memory. It's soft and doesn't mar woodwork but is tough enough to use on the roof. It coils easily, and the bright color makes it easy to spot, so you're less likely to trip or run over it. It's one of those rare accessories that I would instantly replace if I ever lost it. The 50-ft., 3/8-in.-diameter version costs about $35 at home centers and online.
Ken Collier, Editor in Chief
A Sawhorse and Then Some
The Centipede is a multi-legged, portable support base that folds out in seconds and is as versatile as it is funky looking. It can function as a workbench, tool stand, table base, or as a pair of good old-fashioned sawhorses. It's not only perfect for construction but also handy on a camping trip, tailgating or anywhere you need a stable platform. The two sizes both come with quick clamps to cinch down sheet goods, and X-cups designed to hold 2x4s. The 2 x 4-ft. model can support 1,500 lbs. The 4 x 8-ft. version can handle 3,000 lbs.! They're available at Lowe's.