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26th Annual He-Man Competition, April 27

April 9, 2019, 11:19 AM HST
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Slim’s Power Tools, Inc Annual He-Man competition.

Slim’s Power Tools, the largest locally owned power tool distributor in Hawaiʻi, presents the 26th annual He-Man competition scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 on Maui.

A total of 33 male and female contestants will compete in this highly physical and emotional battle, demonstrating the accuracy, convenience and speed power tools provide. During the preliminary rounds, each contestant uses hand tools in a series of four events (listed below) with the fastest four competitors moving on to the final round.

  • Dewalt’s “Hammer da Nail,” Hand Nail (10) 3” Nails into a 2 x 4
  • Milwaukee’s “Cut da Wood,” Hand Saw thru a 4 x 4
  • Bosch’s “Drill da Bit,” Hand Drill through a 4 x 6 using a 5/8” Brace Drill
  • Metabo HTP’s “Unscrew da Screw.” Unscrew (2) 2” Drywall Screws from a 4 x 4

“It’s not always the biggest person that wins,” said Rand Okemura of Slim’s Power Tools, coordinator of the He-Man Competition. “The competition tests speed, skill and accuracy and it showcases the convenience of using power tools.” Modeled after lumberjack competitions, organizers say the He-Man Competition continues to increase in popularity every year.

The public is invited to watch this free battle of skill at the Kahului store located at 142 Kalepa Street, beginning with the preliminary rounds at 10:30 a.m. and the final round at 1:30 p.m.

In the final round of the He-Man competition, the grand prize winner will receive a $2,000 Slim’s Power Tools shopping spree. All contestants receive a He-Man competitor’s T-shirt.


This heated competition will also be accompanied by Slim’s Power Tools Clearance Sale featuring hundreds of items at discount prices, vendor demonstrations and every single power tool on sale. The sale begins at 8 a.m.

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