Distance Meter: Performs Basic Calculations

The DigiRoller Plus III measuring wheel can measure distances and calculate area, volume and perimeters based on stored data. The simple keypad unit stores measurements for later use and can switch between U.S. and metric units. The gear drive is sealed to prevent debris from damaging the device, and it has a built-in kickstand for storage. The DigiRoller Plus III runs on a standard 9-volt battery. Calculated Industries; www.calculated.com

Diagonal Cutters: Clean Cuts

VectorEdge diagonal cutters can cut through a wide variety of hard and soft materials, including cable ties, hoses, copper wire and spring steel. The edges of the cutters are designed to make a clean cut without leaving burrs. The diagonal cutters are available in sizes ranging from 5 in. to 11 in., including a 85⁄6-in. high-leverage cutter. Snap-On Industrial; www.snapon.com

Thinking Small: Subcompact Tools Power Up

Makita’s subcompact 18V impact tool and drill driver have the size of a 12V tool but run on 18V batteries. The tools can perform the tasks of 12V tools, including working in confined spaces, while delivering the additional power of a 18V battery. The 18V LXT subcompact brushless drill driver is only 63⁄8 in. long and weighs only 2.8 lb; it can accept drill bits, spade bits and fastening bits as well as a 13⁄8-in. hole saw. The 18V subcompact brushless impact driver is only 55⁄16 in. long and weighs 2.6 lb. It has two speed settings and a maximum torque of 1,240 in.-lb. Further, it can start at a slower speed to avoid damaging the fastener. Makita; www.makitatools.com

Wheel Loader: Updated Emissions Controls

Case’s G-Series wheel loaders have updated emissions systems that meet Tier 4 Final standards. The wheel loaders also feature redesigned cabs that includes an 8-in. LCD screen and full software control over electrical and power distribution. The seven models in the G-Series range in breakout force from the 521G’s 20,937 lb to the 1121G’s 56,245 lb. The machines can be configured with a standard Z-bar linkage, XR extended reach option or XT tool-carrier option. Case Construction Equipment; www.casece.com