Hyde Tools will be present to unveil several new products at The National Hard Show 2013 event, which begins May 7 in Las Vegas.

In addition to a full product display and new demonstrations at the Hyde booth (#5915), the company’s latest innovation in outdoor cleaning will be demonstrated by Handy Magazine in the outdoor tailgate section of the show. The PivotJet spray wand for garden hoses will be tested there by Tool Testers for the Handyman Club of America. Demonstrations will be provided throughout the show.

Inside, Hyde staff will demonstrate the new Regrout Tool, a new safe, easy, effective and economical tool for updating old tile surfaces by replacing the grout. This year’s featured products include:

The company has just introduced the Dust-free Sponge Sander that uses pop-in, pop-out sanding sponges in place of sandpaper. Among the many advantages is the fact that it can be used on any material, not just drywall. Simply select the right grit for the job, hook the sander to a wet/dry vac, and sand—a simple way to eliminate up to 95 percent of dust while sanding. The sanding sponges outlast sandpaper, do not tear, are washable and reusable and take just a moment to load. Ideal for projects such as cabinet and molding refinishing, furniture and stairway restoration, and drywall patching.

Also new is the Claw Grip Pole Sander, which promises to transform the way professionals and handy do-it-yourselfers approach sanding projects. The product also uses sanding sponges, with an impressively easy loading technique. Simply place the patented aluminum sanding head onto the surface of the sponge and release the “claw,” which grips the sponge securely for hours of sanding. A low profile design with U-joint action keeps the sander from “flipping” and damaging the wall. And sanding sponges available include a triangular sponge for corners. The sanding head, of course, fits any Acme threaded pole.

Also available this year is the eco-friendly Quickly Clean Glove, which allows you to wash most anything without using harsh chemicals. Just wet the glove and wear it on one hand to finish cleanup fast, whether you’re taking oil paint off your hands and tools, baked-on grease off the oven, tar off your car or dirt and mildew out of the shower. This is a great cleanup tool for worksites, where cleaning with chemicals is problematic. The glove removes paint, caulk, adhesive, grease and more using, at most, plain water and a mild detergent. This is an indispensable item for painters, mechanics, hobbyists and homeowners.

The new Painter’s Assistant works as a carrying handle for both 1- and 2-quart containers and also clips to your roller tray, giving you a fool-proof, magnetic brush holder that's always handy. But that's not all: this tool works as a paint can opener, brush and roller cleaner, belt hook, garage tool hanger, and even has a built-in putty knife/scraper.