More Accurate Cuts
New Slicer Plus cutting wheel for right angle grinders features two layers of heavy fiberglass that stiffen the wheel, increasing its accuracy throughout the cut. The wheel's 0.045-in. thickness creates a kerf nearly as narrow as the thin-cut 0.040 wheels while maintaining the strong characteristics of thicker wheels. It is suitable for use on stainless steel, high carbon steel and more. Metabo Corp.; 800/638-2264;

Meets OSHA's Requirements
Ladder Lock is designed to aid contractors in solving the problem of fall-related accidents. It prevents the ladder from kicking out, falling sideways or backwards. The device addresses OSHA's rule for the ladder to be 3 ft above the working surface and forces the ladder to the proper 4:1 ratio. Innovative Safety products LLC; 877/266-9817;

Hydraulic or Manual Version
One of the company's most versatile attachments available for an excavator is the Claw. It can be effectively used with nearly any other attachment, turning it into a grapple. Hydraulic or manual versions are available. The unit is highly compactible. When not in use it will fold tightly against the stick. It also features linebored pin bosses that ensure stability while mounted. The pins are case hardened for added strength. The Claw is constructed from superior AR400 steel. Kenco; 724/238-3387;

Speeds Up Repetitive Fastening Jobs
New tools for acoustical and drywall contractors include the fully automatic 0.25 caliber FA35S, which eliminates the need to recycle after every firing to advance the load strip. Model PA3500 has a power adjuster that allows the user to decrease the power level of load being used without having to change load strips. Powers Fasteners Inc.; 516/868-6645;

Extra Length
Model TAG25XXL with a 22-ft deck and 6-ft beavertail, joins the TAG Series line of 20 and 25-ton capacity trailers. All TAG20 and TAG25 models include an 8û ramp and beavertail loading angle for loading and unloading a wide variety of construction equipment. Rogers Brothers Corp.; 800/442-9880;

Produces Clean Cuts
Econo-Drive EDS-25 is a gas-powered, 25-hp, self-propelled saw with dual side cutting. Operation is easy with hydrostatic transmission in forward, free wheel and reverse, the maker says. It has a blade capacity of 20 in. and self-aligning pillow block bearings and 3v-section drive belts. Optional features include a night sawing light. Cimline Inc.; 800/328-3874;

Sixteen-In. Base Plate
A new compactor, model NT 8900, focuses on narrow trench soil compaction. It is sized to mount on loader/backhoes and produces the same compaction power as a 24-in.-wide compactor. The NT8900 is capable of compacting in densities in excess of 95% Proctor and in trench lifts of 2 to 4 ft with production capability of over 30 cu yd of material per hour. A rotating weight creates vibrations and impulse energy to provide the needed forces for effective soil compaction. Allied Construction Products LLC; 216/431-2600;

Ride-On Unit
Designed to work in soft ground conditions, the new 1,900-lb mini skid steer loader features 9-in. rubber tracks. Model 25GT is fitted with a rugged 25-hp engine and provides over 1,680 lb of breakout force. The unit is equipped with a universal attachment system and is self-leveling, which is standard. Other features include precise one-hand steering, single joystick control of the loader's boom and bucket, as well as a hydraulic system that allows the operator to direct power where needed most. The loader also features two auxiliary hydraulic circuits, one of which is designed to power motorized attachments. Thomas Equipment Ltd.; 506/276-4511;

Single Lever Controls Lifting Arm Action
Coil Master LT4000 features a unique lifting arm that allows the operator to lift and load coils into the trailer without detaching a hoisting sling once the coil is in deployment position. The cage accommodates coils up to 142 in. in diameter, with a capacity for up to 4,000 lb. ARNCO CORP.; 800/321-7914;