New Product Announcements:  02/10/2010
Electric Cutting Shears: Tackles Heavy Materials Electric Cutting Shears: Tackles Heavy Materials The SoniShear is a new attachment for the Rockwell SoniCrafter high-frequency oscillation power tool. It is able to quickly cut through a wide variety heavy materials, including corrugated board, carpet, canvas, netting, vinyl sheet and rubber matting. The hardened-steel blades operate at up to 20,000 strokes-per-minute and can cut materials up to 5⁄16 in. thick. The 2.3-amp corded SoniCrafter tool has a soft-grip handle and is available in fixed- and variable-speed versions. Rockwell Power Tools; 866-514-7625;
Drinking-Water Pipe Fittings: Pressed Connection Drinking-Water Pipe Fittings: Pressed Connection ProPress 316 Stainless Steel pipe fittings are NSF 61-approved and can be used in drinking-water applications. Unlike welded or threaded pipe connections, ProPress connections are pressed into place by an installer. The connections are designed to leak if not properly pressed, ensuring that all points are properly checked during testing. The ProPress is available in sizes from 1⁄2 in. to 4 in. Viega; 800-976-9819;
Home Rooftop Solar Power: No Rooftop Penetrations Needed Home Rooftop Solar Power: No Rooftop Penetrations Needed The EnerGen Photovoltaic Solar Power Roofing System for residential homes can be integrated with existing asphalt shingle roofing. The photovoltaic system’s thin-film laminates lie flush with the roof shingles and require no rooftop penetrations, allowing for faster installation without damaging the roof deck’s integrity. The EnergGen system is available in a pre-engineered kit with all needed components. CertainTeed; 800-233-8990;
Roofing Underlayment: Improved Weatherization Roofing Underlayment: Improved Weatherization RoofLiner is a new entry in DuPont’s home-weatherization product line. The synthetic roofing underlayment has a Class A fire rating and is made of Elvaloy AC copolymer, which is from the same polymer family as used in DuPont commercial roofing products. RoofLiner is approved for use with all roof types covered by ICC-ES AC 38, including asphalt shingles, clay, concrete, slates, standing-seam metal sheets and corrugated metal roofing. According to the manufacturer, RoofLiner is more resistant to mold growth and water penetration than roofing felt. DuPont; 800-448-9835;