Products 08/04/2010 Flap-Disc Abrasives: Redesigned for Higher Performance DeWalt’s Extended-Performance Flap Discs are designed with a more durable cloth that has an improved grain and resin compared to previous DeWalt high-performance flap discs. The discs have been redesigned with a significantly larger surface area as well as a longer usage life. DeWalt now is offering Wearable Flap Discs for weld blending, material removal and welding preparation. The discs feature a backing that wears away as the disc is used, which allows for full access to the cloth. The removal rate is comparable to conventional grinding wheels. DeWalt; 800-433-9258; www.dewalt.com Extra
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.