New product announcements:  01/27/2010
Miter Saw: Can Handle Wide Boards Miter Saw: Can Handle Wide Boards

The Makita LS1216L is a 12-in. miter saw with a laser attachment that features six linear ball bearings and four steel rails for adjustment-free cuts. It can crosscut boards up to 15-in. wide at 90° and crown molding up to 8 in. The saw is also available in model LS1216LX, which includes a jobsite miter-saw stand. Makita; 800-462-5482;

tintable Silicone sealant: Now Available in Textured Mixes tintable Silicone Sealant: Now Available in Textured Mixes

890FTS-TXTR Field Tintable Silicone from Pecora is a waterproofing silicone sealant with a textured, mortar-like appearance. The non-staining sealant is used in masonry joints and can be field-tinted to a wide range of colors to suit the project. Necessary amounts of the silicone sealant can be prepared at the jobsite in only a few minutes. 890FTS-TXTR is intended for use in both masonry repair and new construction. Pecora Corp.; 215-799-7530;

Recycled Architectural Aluminum: Qualifies for LEED Recycled Architectural Aluminum: Qualifies for LEED

Tubelite now manufactures all its architectural, extruded aluminum products using EcoLuminum, a high-recycled-content aluminum-billet composition. The line of aluminum products includes storefront, curtain-wall, entrance and daylight-control systems. An environmentally friendly andonized finishing process produces less waste than traditional methods. EcoLuminum contains at least 80% reclaimed aluminum, with at least 35% post-consumer material. EcoLuminum’s high-recycled content allows it to contribute toward LEED certification for commercial building projects. Tubelite, Inc.; 800-866-2227;