New Capital Safety Ultra-Lok™ RSQ Self Retracting Lifeline with Rescue Offers World’s First Dual-Mode Operation
DBI-SALA, a Capital Safety brand, has developed a first-of-its-kind self retracting lifeline (SRL): the Ultra-Lok™ RSQ SRL with Rescue. The Ultra-Lok RSQ offers dual-mode operation that provides fall arrest and rescue/descent in one product for superior fall protection.
The world’s first dual-mode operation SRL, the Ultra-Lok RSQ SRL with Rescue allows the worker to select either the traditional “fall arrest” mode or a “rescue/descent” mode. If a fall event occurs while in the rescue/descent mode, the Ultra-Lok RSQ will arrest the fall and then automatically lower the worker safely to the ground or next level. This two-in-one operation allows the device to be optimized for the jobsite while providing the ultimate level of worker safety. Read more
Precision is the name of the game when it comes to medium to large hole-cutting in porcelain, granite, marble, ceramic tile or even glass. Slip-ups mean wasted money due to scratched or broken material or, worse, a hole that isn’t where the user wanted it. Thanks to Bosch’s innovative AutoStart™ system, users no longer have to worry about their hole saws skittering away during startup. The AutoStart design delivers sure and precise cuts every time.
Bosch’s AutoStart is an industry first mechanism that allows users to quickly and accurately drill a hole without first drilling a small pilot hole. With AutoStart, the pilot hole mechanism and the desired diamond hole saw cup are both already in place and ready to go, enabling – for the first time ever – one-step hole cutting in hard surfaces. Read more
New Bedford Tool & Gauge Co. introduces “Jobsite Automation” with SawGear, a portable, precise and rugged automated length measuring system for chop saws. This new tool has been available to the market for just a few weeks. Beta users have already created quite the buzz with framers and finish carpenters by running ahead of schedule AND producing better quality work!
“It’s the ultimate chop saw accessory”, says Brandon Vaughn of Cutting Edge Interiors. “SawGear is tough as nails! We slapped 2×6’s on the stop and SawGear took it and came back for more! I won’t do another job without it.” SawGear is a tough, portable tool that attaches to your miter saw right at your job site. Just enter your dimension, slap your material against the rugged stop and cut your part, no fiddling around, no fitting, and no re-cutting again. It’s right every time. In the building industry, margins are getting thinner and competition is getting more Read more
There is great news for professional cordless tool users who demand the most up to date in tool technology. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation received a revolutionary patent on their cutting-edge LITHIUM-ION battery technology for cordless power tools.
The company’s patented LITHIUM-ION technology represents the new generation of cordless hand held power tools powered by battery packs capable of producing an average discharge current greater than or equal to approximately 20 amps. This patent protects the Milwaukee® brand’s newly introduced M12™ and M18™ LITHIUM-ION product lines as well as the industry’s first V28™ and V18™ LITHIUM-ION product lines. More efficient and environmentally friendly, the Milwaukee® LITHIUM-ION Read more
Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, is proud to announce the release of its new 5” Random Orbit Sander (model BO5031K). The new sander features a variable speed control dial (4,000 – 12,000 OPM) and large 1/8” random orbit action for fast and smooth sanding, as well as a rubberized palm grip for better control. It is ideal for wood workers and finish carpenters who require a best-in-class sander. Read more
Worthington Cylinders has announced the addition of three new Worthington Pro Grade hand torch products
Now available for the professional contractor market are three new Worthington Pro Grade Series hand torch products – the Pro Grade Universal Hand Torch Extension Hose, the Pro Grade Oxy-Fuel Kit and the Pro Grade 360º Swivel Hand Torch. The Worthington Pro Grade Universal Hand Torch Extension Hose gives users up to 59 inches of freedom. The fiber-reinforced hose allows separation between the fuel cylinder and the existing hand torch.
With the cylinder hooked to your belt, the torch becomes flexible for use in tight applications and lightweight to reduce fatigue. The hand torch extension hose includes a belt hook and handle adaptor. The Worthington Pro Grade Oxy-Fuel Kit allows users to weld, cut and braze using both oxygen and MAP//Pro gas for maximum flame temperature. Read more
Once again, Makita has raised the bar in the professional cordless tool market. They have just launched the release of its new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 3/8” Crown Stapler Kit, model BST221. The new cordless crown stapler adds to Makita’s extensive LXT Series of cordless tools featuring 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Battery Technology, a breakthrough in cordless technology that delivers more power, less weight and better engineering. The new BST221 is compact and powerful, and can drive a wide range of 3/8” crown staple lengths. Read more
Makita U.S.A. has just announced the release of its new 10” Contractor Table Saw, model 2705. The new table saw is also available with a portable table saw stand (model 2705X1). The new saw combines a range of convenience and ease-of-use features with large capacity and 15 AMP power. The power, performance and ease-of-use features of the new 2705/2705X1 make it a true best-in-class table saw for a range of professional applications. “The new tool-less blade guard system is easy to adjust and remove,” said Joe Soto, product manager – pneumatics and residential construction. “But in addition to the convenient features, the 2705 combines accuracy and a large cutting capacity with plenty of power to rip 4x material in a single pass. This versatile table saw is ideal for use at the jobsite or in the shop.” Read more
Metabo has introduced the new WE9-125 Quick 5″ angle grinder built with Metabo’s vario constamatic (VC) electronic speed stabilization. This makes the grinder ideal for heavy operating conditions such as grinding, cutting and finishing granite, marble or concrete as well as grinding and finishing metals.
Metabo’s VC electronics constantly monitor the current in the motor adding voltage as load increases, keeping the tool running at optimum speed. A soft start feature extends longevity of both the Read more
Makita USA is proud to announce the launch of their new 6-1/2” Plunge Circular Saw (model SP6000K). The saw combines a powerful 12 AMP motor and a large cutting capacity with magnesium components for less weight and electronic speed control to maintain constant speed under load for smooth cutting and a splinter-free mirror finish. The optional guide rail is constructed with anodized aluminum for smooth, straight cuts. Read more