17 Crazy Helpful US Inventions from DIYers, for DIYers
The United States has always been a home to inventors, tinkerers and problem solvers. Which of these crazy cool DIY inventions do you use every day?
Maglite: 'The Cadillac of Flashlights'
Stormy Kromer: A Cap that Stayed On
Black & Decker: First Portable Electric Drill
Maze Nails: From Freebie to Industry Leader
Weber Grills: Born from a Buoy
Lutron: Chalk One Up for the Little Guy
Briggs & Stratton: Started with a School Project
Klein Tools: Began with Half a Pair of Pliers
Bobcat Skid Steer Loaders: Born in a Turkey Barn
Graco: A Chilly Inspiration
Ames Tools: Older Than the U.S.
HANDy Paint Pail
Success with a simple solution: In 2001, Mark Bergman's hand was tired of holding a paint container, so he rigged up a coffee can with a duct tape handle. It became the prototype for the HANDy Paint Pail, which is now used by do-it-yourselfers nation wide. Ingenuity in action!