Featured Thanksgiving weekend, 2009 on the Do It Yourself (DIY) channel’s popular “Cool Tools” television program, the Intelekit includes a two-to-four foot telescopic pole, three interchangeable tool heads (round point shovel, steel garden rake, and leaf rake), and an Intelebag duffel for storing all the kit pieces, so it’s easy to store in the garage, the trunk, or the camper. The entire Intelekit sells for $119.99 plus shipping and can be ordered from www.inteletool.com. All Inteletool products come with a lifetime warranty.
Inteletool means an Interchangeable Telescopic Tool. Simply put, the tool head comes off the pole while the handle telescopes for a longer reach. Beyond the basic Intelekit, a variety of full size, commercial grade steel tool heads are offered: round point shovel, leaf and steel garden rake, hoe, spade, scoop, two broom styles, lopping shears, tree saw, aluminum scoop, and even a line of firefighting tools. The telescopic pole, strongest on the market, reduces to a size that’s easily stored in one of Inteletool’s two carriers, a backpack or a duffel bag.
When Inteletool attended the 2009 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, the “Cool Tools” television crew chose to feature Inteletool as one of its hot new tools. There they interviewed Inteletool’s inventor, Dan Festemaker, while his wife, Liz, demonstrated the product. (The “Cool Tools” video clip can be seen at www.inteletool.com.)
A painting contractor, Fenstemaker wondered why other tool heads weren’t available for his telescopic paint handle. “Why not come up with a whole line of tools that interchange on an industrial strength telescopic pole?" he thought. Inteletool’
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Inteletool inventor Dan Fenstemaker hails from Ohio. A painting contractor, Fenstemaker wondered why other tool heads weren’t available for his telescopic paint handle, so he designed then patented his own. At the 2009 National Hardware Show, the DIY television crew chose Inteletool to feature as one of its hot new tools on its “Cool Tools” show, which aired multiple times throughout the 2009 Thanksgiving weekend.