LOCTITE® EXTREME GLUE
From the glue guys at Loctite®, these tubes of clear “Extreme Repair” glue come in tubes of just over half an ounce. Will begin to set in five minutes and fully cure in 24 hours. Mfr says good for hard and soft material and is water, UV, vibration and impact-resistant, but not recommended for metal-to-metal, rubber or hard-to-bond plastics like PE, PP or PTFE.
KAPTON POLYIMIDE TAPE
One promotion above 1st Lieutenant Polyimide? Nope-- tape material that makes duct tape hang its head in shame. Kapton polyimide is used in everything from flexible printed circuits, to the Apollo moon missions, to cryogenics. In this case, it’s a 1/2” wide x .0025” thick adhesive tape on a 36-yard roll. Has a normal tensile strength of 30 lbs, insulates up to 7500V, and has a working temperature from -100F to 500F. High temp tolerance makes it perfect for masking during powder coating. Made in the USA.
18” X 72” DRY ERASE ROLL
Turn any flat surface, from old blackboards to ordinary walls, into a dry-erase board with our white dry-erase sheet material. Just peel the self-adhesive backing off and apply to any smooth surface to create a conference room anywhere. From meeting room to playroom, it’s easily removable, reusable, and safe for painted surfaces. And the price of this 18” wide x 6-feet long x .003” thick, is a real bargain when compared to the retail price.
Our each is a dozen glass gems, in a round cut in (12) different colors, including pink, green, blue, red, golden, white, and various shades of each. Think diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, topaz, whatever. In a dark blue book-like presentation box, the Princess Pack features (12) gems at 20mm across (.79” or a tad bigger than a nickel) by 13mm (.51”) deep.
TAPE, SPARKLE, DAZZLE, 2" X 12'
Gray is for grown-ups. This duct tape is made for the young at heart. You’ll get (30) feet of 1-7/8” wide duct tape on a 3” core. You pick: aqua, chain-link fence/skyline, red, yellow, pink cupcake, translucent white or olive drab.
PLASTIC SWIVEL CLIP WITH SERRATED JAWS
Possibly the original names of Wallace and Gromit (we’re not sure), but definitely this handy 1-1/8” ID white plastic swivel hook attached to pivoting 1-3/4" mount that shares an axle with a 1-1/2” spring clip. Clip has serrated jaws that open to 1-1/2” for maximum hang-onto-activity. Handy for storage, camping and as the clothespin that never lets go.
SCHYLLING STEEL WORKS KIT
Do your kids think the whole world snaps together? Time to get them the Steel Works, a classic steel construction set from Schylling not unlike those erecting sets of yore. Has more than (300) pieces, including beams, plates, angles, nuts, bolts, washers and more, along with instructions for making an airplane, helicopter, dump truck, satellite truck, fire truck, forklift, claw truck, gyrocopter, bulldozer and backhoe. Includes wrenches and a hex key. Models have mechanical actions triggered by wheel movement. Parts are interchangeable with any other Schylling Steel Works kit. For ages 8+.
Perhaps a switch in time won't save nine, but if you keep getting caught without the goods, and have to rush off to the local high priced supplier, we can help. Of our assortment of (10) switches, (at least (5) different) should have the answer to a wide variety of needs. It contains an assortment which may include toggles, rockers, rotarys or slide switches in a variety of sizes. Chances are you can find what you need, or at least something that will serve. Try it!!
CAM BUCKLES FOR 3/4” STRAPPING
In the wine? No, on the narrow strapping. These zinc-plated, spring-loaded cam buckles are 3/4” ID and measure 1-3/8" long x 3/8" thick with a hefty 450-lb capacity, assuming you use the right sort of strap.
SPORTS BELT WITH ZIPPERED POUCH
Packaged as a “single pocket sports belt” this black elastic belt is 1-1/2” wide, and adjusts from 27” to 43” but will stretch to up to 60”. Closes with a molle buckle. In the middle is an 11” long zippered pouch that folds flat under the belt but unfolds to approx 3” wide, and will expand to almost twice that. Big enough to hold a large smartphone, keys, wallet or a bunch of cash. Handy for runners or travelers. Or running travelers. Or traveling runners.
3M MICROFINE SANDING SPONGES
Or forever compared to sandpaper, anyway. These sponges from 3M have a microfine grit and measure 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 3/16". We'll send you (3) so your kids can help too. And they’re made in England, where the royal grit is always microfine.
MAGNETIC PARTS CAN
…stays in the can. This 5-1/2" dia x 4” tall fiber drum with a lid has a 3-1/4” dia rubber-coated magnet with a 9-lb pull on the bottom to hold all of those pieces and parts that would otherwise get lost before you can put them back into whatever you’re taking apart. Also sticks to your toolbox while you’re at the hardware store.
STAINLESS STEEL BOWL
Little bowls like these are called monkey dishes in the restaurant business. Doesn't pay to ask why, we think, but they're extremely handy. These are stainless steel, 5-1/8" dia x 1" deep. They could be pet bowls, but wouldn't work for anything over kitten size. We'd use 'em for peas, paints, pickles, peanuts, paste, prune pits, like that. You run out of p's, you could use them for ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise.
CERAMIC DISC MAGNETS
Better in bunches. These ceramic disc magnets measure 11/16” dia x 5/32” thick with a tiny circular indentation in the center of one side. The pull is around 1/2 lb. Perfect for crafters!
MOTORIZED SPIDER KIT
You like spiders? This motorized arachnid model runs on salt water, which activates its magnesium fuel cell. Probably best if you don’t tell your mother. Finished model will be approx 4” long and wide, and will run for about 15 minutes per filling. You’ll get (3) replacement magnesium sheets, each of which will get you about 5-7 hours of spider operation (additional sheets available online). Includes a 20-page manual, and is designed for ages 8+.
ENGINO® ROBOTICS TEACHING KIT
From Engino®, this 180-piece robotics teaching kit includes instructions for building (8) robots (4 included; 4 online) using their ERP (Engino® Robotics Platform) software for control, with pre-recorded and manual programming. Includes (2) 23-page manuals to get you started, plus (2) motors, (2) infrared sensors, a controller, interface cables and a slew of snap-together parts and pieces. Works with Windows Vista, XP, 7 and 8, but not Mac. You add a trio of “AAA”s. Designed for teaching ages 8-16+.
POTATO-THEMED SCIENCE KIT
Our very first science kit devoted exclusively to potatoes and potato chips. Potato Chip Science by A. Kurzweil & Son includes a 96-page book with potato-based science projects using the eponymous tubers, bags, chips, lids and tubes. We’re talking (29) experiments focused on the physics, biology, earth science and chemistry of spuds. Includes plastic lids, packing peanuts, zinc and copper electrodes, a digital clock and sound modules, a cardboard box base, plastic knife and plastic tube. You add simple household items, and potatoes.
SOLDERLESS MOTOR BUILDING KIT
Build your own electric powered motor kit. It's easy, it's fun, it's safe! Control motor's forward/reverse rotation with power. Color mixing with rotating color disc. Easy-to-read illustrated operating manual included. Educational and fun.
MAGNETIC DRILL BIT HOLDER
Nifty little 3-3/8" dia x 7/8" deep red plastic disc has a magnet in the base, and will hold on to a total of (37) drill bits, standing right up where you can see them. The 7-lb pull magnet base will also let you stick the whole shebang onto a vertical surface. Has (36) 5/16” ID holes plus a 1/2” ID hole in the center. (Metal sculptors might also find a use for this, we suspect.)
MEADE® 90MM MAKSUTOV TELESCOPE
Best done with this computerized StarNavigator 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope from Meade® Instruments. Enjoy the stunningly sharp images while you let the telescope take you on a guided tour of 30,000+ celestial objects. Includes the AudioStar hand controller, which not only guides the scope but also tells you, through its built-in speaker, all about what you’re viewing. Features a 1250mm focal length (F13.8), 90mm (3.5”) aperture, single-speed internal focuser and an internal flip-mirror for celestrial/terrestial viewing or photography. Includes (2) Plossl eyepieces, 26mm (48x) and 9mm (139X), full-sized aluminum tripod, red-dot finder and vixen-style dovetail. Works on (8) “AA” batteries or external power source, not included.
COLLAPSIBLE LED LANTERN
An exhausted physicist. Also this 3-1/4" dia camping lantern. Stands 5” tall with fold-down handles, but pull up those handles and reveal the super-bright, a whopping 600 lumen COB LED light inside. Turns on when you open it, and has a small compass on top so you can see where you’re going. Measures approx 7” open and will shine for approx (6) hours with a trio of “AA” batteries, which are included. In utilitarian gray ABS plastic.
BATTERY OPERATED QUARTZ CLOCK MOVEMENT
Make your own custom clock in a tick with this quartz movement. It's in a 2-3/16" square x 5/8" thick black-plastic case with a built-in hook for hanging it. Comes with minimalistic hour, minute and second hands, the latter (2) of which will extend out 2" from the clock's center. You supply (1) "AA" battery and the clock face.
MOTION SOLAR NIGHT BEAM LIGHT
But here’s a nightlight for your driveway or backyard anyway! By iZoom®, and direct from the late-night infomercials, this solar-powered light has (8) white COB LEDs across its face and a rechargeable lithium battery inside. It’s motion and light-sensitive, and shines brighter when it senses motion . Measures 4-1/2" x 3-3/8" x 1-3/4" and comes with a self-adhesive pad on the back, plus screws and mollies. You supply the darkness. Sells for $12.95 at a popular home retailer.
QUICK FIX ZIPPER PULLS
The manufacturer calls it the Quik Fix Zipper but they obviously don't pay a copywriter to create dumb puns. So...it's the Zip-a-dee-doo-dad, a set of (3) replacement zipper tabs/sliders in graduated sizes (#3, #5, and #7) that come apart so you can slip then onto a zipper and tighten them with a little thumbscrew. Handy for busted jackets and sleeping bags. Even handier for pants. Removeable and re-usable.
Can't beat a classic. These uncoated ceramic donut magnets have a 1-lb pull, which makes them dandy for classroom or refrigerator use. They measure 1-1/4" dia x 3/8" ID x 3/16" thick and are polarized on the faces. You get a wrapped roll of 29 donuts.
PAIR OF RUBBERIZED MAGNETIC VISE PADS
Stop wrapping duct tape around your vise, and protect delicate material the right way with this pair of hard-rubber, ribbed pads made to cover the jaws. The pads have (2) rare earth magnets embedded inside the rubber. Made for a 4" vise, they measure 4" long x 1-1/8" high x 3/8" thick with a lip along one long side. The rubber is 3/32" thick.
ULTRA BRIGHT IZOOM PRO™ COB LED FLASHLIGHT
The boys in the back room called this IZoom Pro™ flashlight ludicrously bright, and they’re usually right. Rated at 300, 1200, and 2500 lumens with a strobe setting, light is through a reticular COB LED element with an adjustable focus lens. Takes (6) “AA” batteries, and they’re included. Measures 7” long x 1-1/2” dia in black aluminum alloy body. Has up to a 4-hour life, depending on the beam strength you use.
AWARD WINNING SNAP CIRCUIT JR KIT
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MINI LED BATTERY OPERATED FLOODLIGHT
From iZoom®, our light source of choice, comes this tiny flood that lights way above its weight. Hard to believe (but true) that such a small package is rated for a staggering 500 lumens with (21) white LEDs that have a 30,000-hour life. It’s also indoor/outdoor weatherproof! Measures just 5” x 3-1/8” x approx 1-1/4” with a booted power switch and gasketed battery compartment for the (3) included “AA”s. Includes an adjustable C-bracket for hanging, standing or mounting to the included 4” x 5” base. Should run for a steady 2-1/2 hours on fresh batteries.
HARDENED DENTAL TOOLS
Prick tiny bits of gunk from nasty places with these U.S. made hardened stainless steel dental tools. But please don't use them for dental work. They are slight seconds, and some may have been re-worked which only matters to teeth. Trim excess glue from models, place a barrel on the deck of the ship-in-a-bottle, clean a rasp. If you need the strength and durability in a tiny pick, you need these tools. We have an assortment of the sort you've seen laid out on your dentist's tray. We'll pick (3) different ones for you.
This isn't a book, but it's definitely book-ish. Looks like a leather-bound volume from the Bodleian but it's just a little wooden box, approx 8-1/2" x 5" x 2" (7" x 3-7/8" x 1-5/8" inside) that's perfect for stashing the jewels, cash, or whatever you need to stash in plain sight on the shelves.
CANVAS MESSENGER BAG
Just ask him where he got his bag. Probably here. This sturdy messenger bag in olive drab canvas measures 13” x 10” x approx 5” with a deep pocket, little pocket, long pocket, snapped pocket, clips for keys, straps for an umbrella, and a padded strap. On the smaller side for messengers, it’s perfect for students, commuters, travelers and anyone who carries a bunch of stuff. (Mr. Mom alert: nothing looks less like a diaper bag.) Manufacturer suggests a price of $44.95, but phooey on them, we say.
5-PACK WIRELESS REMOTE MORPHING LED LIGHTS
Who doesn’t? Try this set of (5) low-profile white, red, green and blue LED accent light pucks. Measure approx 2-3/4” dia x 1” deep, they’re powered by (3) “AAA” batteries each, included and you’re welcome. Turn them on manually to switch between colors, or use the wireless remote. Also has bright or dim white settings, 4- and 8-hour cycles, and (12) color permutations for your color morphing pleasure. Remote includes a replaceable coin-cell battery and has a 15-foot range. Lights come with foam tape for mounting.
42' X 1.5" DOUBLE-SIDED CARPET TAPE
Carpet tape is actually uncoated double-sided duct tape, used to stick rugs down, or anywhere you need to stick stuff to other stuff. This roll is 1-1/2" wide x 42 feet long on a 3" core. Beige-ish color, after the backing is peeled off, but it really doesn't matter, since you won't see it (unless you make a prom dress out of it, but then you wouldn't be able to get out of the limo).
4-PIECE STAINLESS SCISSORS SET
Let’s hear it for our 4-piece scissors collection, ready to meet all of your home and office scissing needs. All with cushioned handles and all stainless steel, you’ll get 5-1/2” and 6-1/2” straight-handled office/detail scissors along with 7-1/2” and 8-1/2” contour-handled kitchen versions. All are ambiscissoral,or equally easy for righties and lefties to use.
275 LB TEST TACTICAL CORD
Our each is 100 feet of of paracord (tactical cord) from Atwood Rope Mfg. Measures 3/32" dia (think round shoelace) with (4) internal strands and a 275-lb test strength. UV inhibited; rot and mildew resistant. In assorted solid and blended colors, from which we'll pick because we have impeccable taste in cordage.
SILICONE COLLAPSIBLE DISHPAN/BASKET
We’re fascinated by this thing. It’s a collapsible Red-Riding-Hoodish dispan/basket for your sink and beyond, with solid gray plastic rim, base and folding picnic-basket style handles, plus silicone sides in fashionable chartreuse. Measures 15" x 11" x 5-5/8" when open but collapses down to just 1-1/2” high for storage. Could also be a very nostalgic shopping basket, dandy for collecting garden vegetables. Hose-off-able and pretty much niftiness itself. Holds water like a champ and is great for camping.
EMERGENCY DIY COMPRESSED AIR HORN
Compress your own air, then let this emergency air horn rip. Why pay for cans of compressed (it’s air, for Pete’s sake) that will probably be empty when you need them anyway. This 5-1/4” tall x 2-3/16” dia pump mates with a red 6-1/2” long x 3” dia horn. Just push the plunger and it screams at 140dB, which means it’s a real emergency-only horn, not for use at those big games where you could make someone deaf, and definitely get tossed out.
SPANNER WRENCH STYLE WATCH CRAB TOOL
Winner of this week's "What IS That?" award. It's a watch crab, also called a spanner wrench, that's designed to remove the back from watches, lenses from telescopes, and other thin, flat components from whatever they're attached to. Heavy for its size, it's 1" x 2-3/4" x 3/8" thick, with sharp 1/4" prongs projecting from the edge. The prongs move from 2" to 7/16" apart as you spin the knurled nut between them. An impressive tool to flash in front of your brother-in-law. If he doesn't read our catalog, he won't have a clue!
4-6VDC MICRO PUMP
From ET Tech, this series 23 liquid micro-pump draws less than 300mA at 4-6VDC (5VDC nominal) with a liter-per-minute flow rate and up to a 3-foot lift. Not submersible, but suitable for hot-water apps and continuous duty. Measures 1" x 1" dia with a barbed 1/4" right-angle outlet and a 3/8" OD inlet on top. Great for fountains!