2013 National Hardware Show highlights

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Dean Schwartz, VP tools for Sears, left, and Jim O’Sullivan, president of Stanley Black & Decker North America, announced a partnership bringing new DeWalt mechanics tools to the retailer.

A General Tools thermal imaging camera captures hot spots on the show floor. The product is ideal for monitoring of energy efficiency in the home.

Korrie Larkin, Honeywell Safety Products channel manager for hardware, demonstrates the new Honeywell Sync protective gear with an AUX input jack, connecting to the tunes on her iPhone.

Arrow’s TacMate and WireMate staple guns are easy to use, ergonomically designed and color-coded to help consumers match staple gun to the appropriate box of Arrow staples.

The May 7-9, 2013, National Hardware Show kicked off in Las Vegas with a marching band, color guard and confetti.