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C.H. Hanson


One of the companies we came across at the National hardware show in Las Vegas this past May was C.H Hanson who were showcasing 4 new and innovative products. C.H Hanson might not be one of the first names that rolls off our tongue when talking tool companies but they are one of the oldest names in the business. Located in Napervile Illinois and in business since 1866. That's over 140 years!
C.H Hanson offers over 1000 products from about 8 different hand and marking tool categories. From a complete line of marking and identification, chalk, cutting, layout, safety, and other non-powered hand tool products designed for use in the industrial, construction, safety, and hardware/DIY consumer markets.

The 4 new products showcased were, a new slide square which is a patented square that accurately solves all of your layout needs in one tool. It marks anchor bolt hole locations onto your sill plates,layout pitches and degrees and has a caliper for quick measurements. Another item was the flip-knife which is their patented double-ended utility knife. It does the job of 2 knives and has a safety feature to only allow one blade out at a time. It is also equipped with an easy push button blade change system for easy blade changes. The there was the very interesting Chalk dog 100 which is C.H Hanson's newest high speed chalk reel with a 6 to 1 gear ratio for fast line retrieval. Almost any 4 or 8 oz chalk bottle can be screwed directly to the reel. Finally their is the Speedrocker-SS which is an innovative fixed blade utility knife that's equipped with a scorslot feature for quick and easy measuring and cutting of all kinds of construction materials, like drywall.