Got-To-Have-Its

These tools, gadgets and other goodies are sure to help you succeed with your DIY deeds.


Crescent SwitchBlade
This multipurpose cutter features one handle with three interchangeable blade heads (plus a bonus pliers head) that easily switch out for whatever cutting task is at hand. innovation.crescenttool.com


Ryobi 18V One+ 18-gauge Cordless Narrow Crown Stapler
The next generation in AirStrike Technology, the cordless crown stapler from Ryobi uses the surrounding air and an 18-volt battery to drive 18-gauge nails without noisy compressors, tangled hoses or gas. ryobitools.com


GeckoTech Reusable Hooks
Employing a rubber base with micro-suction technology, these new hooks can be applied to painted surfaces, glass, stainless steel, tile and more, providing a storage solution almost anywhere. They are available in three sizes for holding 1/2-pound, 3-pound and 5-pound loads. geckotechhooks.com


Milwaukee Inkzall Jobsite Marker
With a clog-resistant tip designed to write on dirty surfaces when necessary, the Milwaukee Inkzall is handy to have in any shop. It's available in a fine- or medium-point black marker and a fine-point marker/stylus combination for use with touch-screen devices. milwaukeetool.com


Zinsser Mold Killing Primer
This is the first primer designed to not only paint over mold with little surface prep (other than sloughing off loose pieces) but also actively kill mold. It can be applied to any nonporous surface and contains an EPA-registered antimicrobial agent. rustoleum.com


Scotch Handle Strap
To conveniently corral and cart bulky project supplies such as garden hoses, extension cords and big buckets, you can get a better grip with this new handle from Scotch. Its 36-in. hook-and-loop strap secures the bundle, and the comfortable handle is easy on the hands. fasteners.scotchbrand.com


Snap Power SnapRays
An outlet cover with a built-in night light (complete with light sensor), SnapRays features two prongs on the back that slide into an electrical box and grip the sides of the outlet, providing just enough power to illuminate three small LEDs while keeping both outlets free for plugging in other devices. snappower.com


Jeld-Wen Premium W-4500 folding door
A bottom-track system (instead of the typical top tracks) bears this folding door's weight and allows for easy installation, making it a great option for DIY retrofit projects. jeld-wen.com