The CTS12 Rip-R-Stripper is designed for removing ceramic tile, hardwood floor and other floor coverings. It acts a tool carrier for electric-powered breakers with ratings between 30 ft-lb and 45 ft-lb of force, including Hilti, Bosch, Makita and Hitachi breakers. The CTS12 allows operation of electric-powered breakers in an upright position for less operator strain. General Equipment Co.; 800-533-0524; www.generalequip.com The iQ360 14-in. Masonry Chop Saw, formerly the Jack Vac 360, features a built-in dust collection system that runs on the same power source as the saw. The saw weighs only 65 lb and is made of high-impact materials to
Despite a faltering international market, 2015 and the beginning of 2016 are proving to be strong years for U.S. contractors, with steady domestic growth and only moderate strain from workforce shortages.