OXO’s universal-design principles can now be found in the toolbox. The OXO Hardware Hand Tools Line contains 20 innovative tools that offer improved performance, comfort and ease-of-use over their conventional counterparts. For example, a soft bumper at the top of the claw hammer ensures no marks are left on the work surface when removing nails. The multi-purpose snips have spring-loaded handles to reduce hand strain. And in a simple one-handed motion, the blade in the utility knife is easily replaced. The line has been well received since its introduction, despite the entrenched competition in the tool market. National magazines such as Real Simple, Budget Living, House & Garden and This Old House have also featured the tools.
Contact: Thomas Isaacson, IDSA
Credit: Smart Design and OXO International