Thank for the quick reply - yes, I have seen the new Spyker hand spreader, but I don't think that is what you have been looking for based on this thread - yes it's better, but still misses the mark. The challenge is putting a new project (Pro Hand Spreader) ahead of a project that we have been working on for 5 years, (planned introduction this fall) which is not something that I can do. I have to finish that project before I go into the hand spreader project - but that’s not to say that we haven't been working on it because we have been. The concepts are very promising and have most of the features that people in this thread have asked for - I can't comment on the "old & gray" statement, but I know I will be using it in the not too distant future. AND it will be made in America.