The Safety Boot is a corner piece for temporary guard rails that can be assembled from materials readily available on a construction site. The boot can be anchored into most subfloor materials, including concrete, and it has slots designed for two 2x4’s to form the base of a sturdy post. Keeping the safety boots no more than 8 ft apart ensures OSHA compliance, and the modular nature of the system allows for simple dismantling and relocation as well as simple placement along curved roof edges. Safety Maker Inc.; 800-804-4741; www.safetyboot.com
The Miller Twin Turbo Fall Protection System features two 6-ft TurboLite Personal Fall Limiters to ensure that the wearer is always tied off, even when transferring a hook. The mounting system allows the fall limiters to swivel in multiple directions without becoming entangled, with no Velcro straps or flexible webbing to get in the way. The system is attached to the standard D-ring of a harness. The 6-ft TurboLite PFLs weigh 1.9 lb each, and are made of high-strength, impact-resistant nylon.
SPERIAN Fall Protection, Inc.; 800-873-5242; www.millerfallprotection.com
Roadbuilder Series Asphalt Plants are a line of parallel-flow asphalt plants available in both portable and stationary versions. They come in four production sizes: 110, 160, 250 or 350 tons per hour. The parallel-flow system keeps the aggregate away from the direct flame, maximizing heat transfer and reducing burn-off. Each plant requires only two operators, and self-erecting silos can be set up in 15 minutes.
Asphalt Drum Mixers; 260-637-5729; www.admasphaltplants.com
The Black Oxide Spade Bits Set is an assortment of spade bits for cutting holes in wood, with an LED headlamp included for better visibility during work. The spade bits feature a RapidFeed tip, which is threaded like a wood screw to literally pull the bit through the wood for a more effective cut. The set includes six 6-in. bits ranging from 3⁄8 in. to 1 in., and three short, “stubby” bits intended for areas where space is limited.
Vermont American Power Tool Accessories; 866-308-4276; www.vermontamerican.com