New Product Announcements 06/16/2010 Compact Hack Saw: Tool-Free Blade Change The Compact Hack Saw is part of Milwaukee’s new line of redesigned hand tools. The saw features a narrow profile for cutting in tight spaces and making flush cuts. The compact hack saw boasts a tool-free blade change as well as an ergonomic handle with a rubber-over-mold grip. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.; 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com Multiple Tools: Ratchet for Scaffolding Installation The WrightGrip SB Ratchet is designed specifically for scaffolding installation applications. The tool features a 1/2-in.-drive, 7/8-in. open-head ratchet, a replaceable hammer and a 7/8-in. open-end wrench. The hammer is available
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.