| Stanley Reimagines the Basics |
The Instant-Change Handsaw system allows users to quickly mount any of seven steel blades on a single aluminum handle with an ergonomic soft grip. The ambidexterous handle has a double-locking mechanism and an adjustable blade clamp to keep the blade secure. Swapping blades involves releasing the lock, taking the blade out and inserting a new one into the lock, allowing workers to quickly replace dull blades or switch blade types, depending on what the job requires.
The new line of FatMax Xtreme Antivibe Hammers feature a significantly larger strike face—it is 75% larger than traditional hammers. The patent-pending strike-face design is intended to improve striking accuracy. The hammer’s “Antivibe” design allows the hammer to act as a tuning fork to dispel vibration and reduce the vibrations felt by the user. The hammer comes in six models ranging from a 16-oz. curved-claw, smooth-face 13.5-in. hammer to a 28-oz. rip-claw, checkered-face 16-in.-long hammer. The hammers have dual-tempered head rims and claws to reduce chipping and cracking.
The 25-ft FatMAX Xtreme Tape Rule also subscribes to the logic that bigger is better, offering an oversized patented hook that allows the tape to get a better grip on irregular materials. Stabilizer wings on the hook allow the tape to be rotated without slipping off the work and the 13-ft tape standout enables users to work alone in many measuring operations. The tape measure comes with a high-impact ABS case with a rubber outer shell and a shockproof slide lock.
| Permeable Paver: Filters Stormwater |
Aquaflow is a permeable paving system designed to manage stormwater runoff in parking lots. The 80-mm-thick tiles are placed over a stone sub-base that employs an Inbitex geotextile layer to clean pollutants from water before releasing it into sewers, watercourses or directly into the ground. Hanson Hardscapes; 800-273-7084; www.hansonhardscapes.com
|Dust Control: Its Recent Demolition Hammers The Hilti TE DRS-B Dust Removal System fits onto all recent Hitli demolition hammers and combihammers. The system is attached with a belt clip and uses a vacuum to draw dust and fine particles away from the operator. An inner ring prevents large pieces of concrete and other debris from entering the system. The two-chamber air-flushing system draws air from the work surface as well as from the end of the chuck to keep the tool clean. The system is made from durable rubber to prevent damage. Hilti; 800-879-7000; www.hilti.com|
|Pipe-Welding Jig: Heat-Fusion Connection for Cleaner Seal The Aquatherm electric pipe-welding jig is designed specifically to perform heat-fusion connections on polypropylene-random piping systems. The new welding jig features stainless-steel construction and features several improvements over earlier models, including larger teeth for a better grip on the pipe and an extra handle for improved control. The jig can be used with any ¼-in. drill and separates the drill motor from the clamps and gearbox. Aquatherm; 801-805-6657; www.aquathermpipe.com|
|Excavator Quick Coupler:Snaps Into Place The Klac Quick Coupler System is available for seven Case compact and minimum-swing-radius excavators. The mechanical quick coupler has an automatic locking feature that can be fully viewed from the cab. The system maintains Case specifications regarding tip radius by minimizing the break-out-force impact. The system supports attachments such as buckets, rippers and hydraulic hammers. Case Construction Equipment; 866-542-2736; www.casece.com|
|Inspection Camera: High Storage Capacity The Milwaukee M12 Cordless M-Spector inspection tool features a digital camera on a flexible cable that can be used for checking confined spaces. The tool features an SD card slot with a 2-GB card, which can capture up to 12,000 photos and record up to 90 minutes of audio/video. The M-Spector is powered by Milwaukee’s lithium-ion battery system. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.; 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com|
|Laser Leveling: Receiver Extends Range The Topcon LC-4X Crossline Laser is able to emit a high-visibility level-and-plumb laser beam. The laser features automatic self-leveling and has a one-button cycle operation. The LC-4X projects one horizontal and three vertical lines as well as a plumb beam. The Topcon L5-VHX laser receiver comes standard and extends the laser levelUs working range up to 130 ft. Universal mounts and an angle lock allow the level to be used in a variety of situations. Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.; 925-245-8300; www.topconpositioning.com|