The ever-inventive Bob Cummins, maker of the Prazi beam cutter, introduced a new product at JLC Live that might be a must-have in every carpenter’s nail bags: the SharpDraw carpenter’s pencil. It has the same sort of click mechanism used to advance snap-off blades on some box cutters. Instead of a blade, though, it has a flat #2 HB carbon-fiber “lead” that is sharpened each time the tip gets drawn along a straightedge. Prazi USA can private-label the wood grip with any name or logo. Cost: $5.95 each.

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