Work Gloves
SuperFabric and Anti-Abrasion Materials
In response to feedback from professional users, a manufacturer extends its work glove product line with six application-specific, stylish brown and black designs that are suitable for everything from general use to jack hammering. The new designs include the InnerGrip and InnerGrip Fingertip-Free, the Jackhammer and Jackhammer Fingertip-Free, the ArmorDex and the Demolition work gloves. The combination of rugged materials including impact resistant padding, provide the user with the protection, durability and comfort needed to handle tough jobs. IRWIN Industrial Tool Co.; 800/464-7946;

Ultraslim Folding and Neckband Models
Maker has extended its line of Bilsom and Leightning earmuffs with a new L-Zero (L0) Series designed to provide protection for workers who are not exposed to high levels of noise and need a compact earmuff solution. The ultraslim ear cups on the L0F Folding model fold down to less than 4 in. wide, allowing them to be carried conveniently in a belt pouch. The L0N Neckband model fits comfortably around the neck and under welding helmets and other personal protective equipment. Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group; 800/430-5490;

New Blow- Mold Technolog
Roadguard/2, a water-ballasted, energy-absorbing plastic barrier, is the first portable Jersey-style barrier to be manufactured by the blow-molding process using high-density polyethylene plastic. This technology produces a barrier that is lighter in weight, yet still stronger than competitive rotationally molded, low-density plastic Jersey-style units. The double-chambered, 80-lb barrier is easily handled and deployed. Roadguard, a div. of Traffic Safety Devices Inc.; 877/655-8734; www.

Hydraulic Core Drills
Reduced Fuel Consumption
A line of low-vibration, hydraulic-powered core drills is designed for free-hand use, but also can be mounted on standard rigs. While intended for drilling in rock, concrete and brickwork, these 18-lb units also can be used in wood and steel applications and in underwater wet-diamond core drilling. The hydraulic power packs, used to power the four LCD models, feature a power-on-demand system that automatically decreases the pack�s engine speed when the tools are disengaged. Atlas Copco Construction Tools Inc.; 413/746-0020;

Rebar bender
Compact Design
The Jimmy hydraulic rebar bender allows contractors to easily bend No. 4 and No. 11 rebar after it has been placed in concrete. The unit will bend rebar up to 180�. Minimum bend is from 5 to 14 in. The rebar bender is available in seven models, ranging in weight from 22 lb to 110 lb. Its compact design allows simple bending in space-restricted environments. Power for the portable tool is provided by a separate 1 1/8-hp, 10,000 psi drive motor, model JPU1. It also comes standard with a 25-ft long remote control. All seven models in the series use an ACI-approved bending wheel to deliver accurate bends, says the manufacturer. Multiquip Inc.; 800/421-1244;