Rebar tying tools seem to come in two flavors: simple hand tools and high-tech cordless machines. Somewhere in the middle are the new Pinza Tying Pliers, which look like a set of end nippers with the spiral shaft of a Yankee screwdriver grafted into them. With this tool, you can twist rebar wire in a few simple moves: Loop a wire around the rebar; clamp the jaws onto the wires; then pull on the longer handle so that the head of the tool spins and twists the wire. When you're done, you open the handles and go on to the next one.
¦ Price: $70. 800-442-0657. www.crescollc.com.