Best Gadgets of 2014

21 02 2015

This is a Leatherman that is also a bracelet or watch. Very Cool because you can take it through airport security.

This a new design for the standard ratcheting wrench and it looks pretty cool.

This is a toolbox with a surge protector. It makes so much sense I’m surprised no one thought of it before.

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This is a thermal imaging attachment for your smart phone. Using a thermal camera can help homeowners see the lost heat energy. We can see in the picture below that this house needs weatherstripping around the doors and windows.

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This is a flip out cordless screwdriver. The advantage is that it will fit in lots of places other screwdrivers can not.

 

 

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Wherefore art thy dohickys, whatdoyoucallits, gizmos, and thingys?

9 06 2014

 

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Some tips for finding what you need when you don’t know what you need.

Take a picture of the situation.

A picture is worth a thousand words give or take so instead of trying to describe the problem in a thousand words or less, take a pic.

Measure things.

Even if you have a high definition 3D image of the hole in the wall, not knowing how big that hole is could be a problem.

Communicate well in the language of your homeland or get a translation.

Our employees have become quite skilled in the art of the pantomime as well as interpretation of hand drawn sketches on napkins. It is always easier, however, to use words that create a vivid picture in the mind’s eye. Ask for an employee that speaks Russian or Spanish and avoid the blank stare of incomprehension.

Be patient, we are here to help.

Generally speaking the customers outnumber the employees so understand that things are done in the order in which they appear. The person in front of you in line is no more and no less important than you are. Fairly often we do not know what a customer is talking about at first and sometimes people are so frustrated with the lack of instant gratification that they walk out. This is very silly considering the practically infinite permutations that a home improvement project can have.

People make mistakes and we are only human.

Whether it is a special order, a custom screen, or a home installation, sometimes things do not go as planned. We will always take responsibility for our errors and try to make it right.

Be polite.

Treat people like you would like to be treated. We appreciate your business and act accordingly so one would do well to be polite to the people trying to help.

Don’t worry be happy!

We do all we can to make you happy and a repeat customer.

calvin

 





Welcome to Tashmanhomecenter.com

30 05 2014

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Tashmans now has an ecommerce website with over 85,000 items at fantastic prices!

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We get a lot of requests for special items that we don’t regularly carry in stock. To make it easier for customers and for us as well, we have as very large database of competitively priced items that can be shipped directly to you or we can receive any item here in west hollywood for free pickup.
The other significant advantage for the consumer is the pricing structure. Being competitive as a large website is a very different animal than being competitive as an independent hardware store. As you local hardware and home improvement store, we pride ourselves on great customer service and custom solutions for everyday problems.
As an online retailer, we have a much lower overhead and an imperative incentive to match the prices of other online retailers. The results are low low prices every day! Our prices are similar to major brands such as True Value and Lowes.

 

  




Fantastic power tools by Genesis and Hurricane Tape

28 03 2014

More new products have arrived!

First off we have a whole new line of power tools and accessories from a company called

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Next up we have Hurricane tape and F.A.W.C tape which stands for Fabric All Weather Construction Tape. It is similar to Gorilla tape as it is a VERY strong and durable tape for tough jobs.

And we have plenty of it!

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New Products from the Orgill Show

21 03 2014

Two weeks ago our general manager took a trip down to Orlando for the bi-annual Orgill hardware trade show and he brought back a bunch of great new products. Everyone would be a lot better off if they came in and purchased some of these products.

Q-Bond is a very impressive product and I am not easily impressed. It uses a combination of liquid glue and black powder to instantly bond anything to anything. We cut a rubber hose in half and put it back together good as new. I also stuck a quarter to the sidewalk with impressive results although someone was able to remove overnight, most likely with a jackhammer.

We also got a variety of painting and caulking products which have been displayed at our new and improved paint counter.

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The word Caulk comes from the Latin  calcāre, meaning to trample.





Cool Flashlights and succulent plants

7 03 2014

We have some new stuff here at Tashmans this week so everybody should come over and go on a shopping spree!

Some really cool flashlights and tools came in from a company called NEBO.

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All of the flashlights above will blind you if you look directly into the light. Ironically people who get blinded usually buy the flashlight.

And we also have a bunch a of amazing succulent plants, perfect for our current drought condition as they do not require a lot of water and don’t wilt in the harsh southern California sun.

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Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving!

30 11 2013

The next time Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day will be in about 80,000 years.

So Happy Holidays and check out some gift ideas from Tashmans, we promise you are in no danger of being trampled trying to make a purchase.

We have just stocked up on power tools and are currently offering 50 % off vinyl Milgard windows.

We have also just started carrying the Milgard Essence Series Windows.

Strong, beautiful, long lasting and durable,  Milgard® windows and doors are designed with stunning architectural style and superior performance.

Soon Christmas lighting and decorations will arrive  and we at Tashmans urge you to have a safe holiday. Make sure your lights are plugged into a grounded outlet or surge protector, most holidays decoration s are very flammable.

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Also be careful using a ladder when decorating, particularly after a few glasses of wine. Have someone support the bottom and keep your center of gravity. The image below if how NOT to use a ladder.

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If you have an older space heater, make sure the automatic shut off is in working order. All new space heaters must shut off in they fall over so if you need a new heater come check out our wide selection. And never put anything on a space heater.

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