The PC70THD 1/2-in. corded two-speed hammer drill weighs only 5.1 lb and is 14.25 in. long, allowing the lightweighttool to be used in tight spaces. Its 7-amp motor has variable speeds of up to 1,100 rpm and 3,100 rpm. The hammer drill can be used in drilling concrete, tile, brick and mortar block. A molded handle is intended to reduce user fatigue, while metal gear housing aids in dissipating heat and extending the life of the hammer drill. Porter Cable; 888-848-5175; www.portercable.com Milwaukee's new test-and-measurement lineup is expanding since the segment was introduced a few years ago. The latest addition
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.