July 2017 Toolbox
The latest generation of hand-held inspection cameras are purpose-built to help plumbers inspect, locate and diagnose issues faster than ever. The Micro CA-150 and Micro CA-350 Inspection Cameras are for professionals working in tough environments that require the latest technology for quick jobsite feedback and project implementation. The cameras have a large color display for clear and fast diagnosis in tight dark spaces. Plus, the camera’s internal memory can save up to 20 images that can be reviewed later, on-screen. Both cameras include a comfortable pistol grip design, LED lights to illuminate dark spaces, and large screens for easy viewing. In addition, each comes with a full lifetime warranty. To learn more, visit RIDGID.com.
The Tool Kage is a new line of jobsite storage cabinets clad in 16-gauge diamond-punched steel. The models provide clear visibility of their contents without compromising security. The see-through security cabinets can stay locked while allowing viewable access to valuable tools, accessories and more. The line includes three products, the 139-MT, 129-MT and 100-MT, each outfitted with the patented company Watchman IV security lock, an electrical power pass, electrical pass-through in each shelf and diamond-punched 16-gauge steel panels. Each cabinet is built with a fully arc-welded steel body and powder coated for superior durability and resistance to corrosion and electrical currents. The new cabinets also offer optional 6-inch wheel casters and door shelves. For more information, visit knaack.com.
Dual Purpose Ladder
The 2-in-1 Dual Purpose Ladders feature enhanced ergonomics that offer the ultimate in safety and efficiency. The new ladders are built from lightweight fiberglass and use a simple flip and click mechanism to convert from a stepladder to an extension ladder; they are available in 6-, 7- and 8-foot models that convert to the equivalent of 14-, 16- and 18-foot extension ladders, respectively. The product replaces the need for two separate ladders at the jobsite. In addition, with the new DPL, only one ladder is needed to fit onto the contractor’s work van or truck, to minimize storage requirements. For more information, visit wernerco.com.
Small and High Range Laser
The BLAZE GLM 42 laser measure delivers on that promise by offering users an easy-on-the-eyes, full-color backlit display with great resolution anywhere, even in dark areas or in low-light/no-light conditions. It provides default real-time length, length, area, volume and indirect measuring functions that are simple to navigate thanks to a display guide that walks the user through each measurement function. The device also has a 20-measurement storage capability, addition/subtraction functionality and a digital bubble vial to provide a visual reference when measuring horizontal distances. Precise laser technology ensures instant and reliable measurements up to 135 feet with accuracy ±1/16 inch. Default real-time measuring adjusts automatically the closer to or the farther from the target the user is—providing real-time, walk-off results like a tape measure. Bosch laser measures offer a handy pocket-size design that makes them easy to use anywhere. The squared shape plays a role in overall functionality by ensuring the unit can measure in any direction from a flat surface. It is powered by two AAA batteries that supply enough power for more than 10,000 measurements. The device also comes with a target card, a hand strap and a pouch. To learn more, visit boschtools.com.
Pocket Tape Measure
The new 9-foot Pocket Tape Measure (DWHT33028) is designed to provide the convenience and reliability for tradespeople who want quick access to a reliable tape measure. Its key features include:
- A compact ABS and rubber case for durability;
- A wide base for stability;
- Magnetic case component for easy storage on metal cases and toolboxes;
- Front clip for on-person access and lanyard slot for added convenience;
- A 1/2-inch wide blade with Tylon coating for durability and Imperial graduations for easy measurement of standard 8-foot plywood sheets, and;
- Metal hook with two rivets.
For more information, visit dewalt.com.
Extreme Stretch is a new urethanized acrylic sealant that combines the flexibility, adhesion strength and durability of polyurethane with the ease of clean up and paint properties of an acrylic latex. The product is specially formulated to provide strong flexibility and adhesion to a variety of surface materials for a seal that won’t crack. The company designed the sealant for maximum flexibility and adhesion that is two times stronger than others. It is low in odor, cleans up easily with water and is paint-ready for a professional finish that will not shine through, discolor or crack paint. The product can be painted in just two hours whereas some other sealants can take from 48 hours to even one week before painting. Shorter paint times improve productivity for contractors and reduce project times for homeowners. It meets ASTM C920 Type S, Grad NS, Class 25 and is now available at a variety of local home improvement retailers. For more information, visit dap.com.
Dust Control Mat
The ZipWall Mat prevents the tracking of dust in and out of the work area. Its adhesive surface captures dust from shoe soles on contact, and is strong enough to remove dust from casters and wheels. Each mat starter kit features a durable, reusable, non-skid base that prevents shifting and sliding and includes a pad of 30 adhesive sheets. Also new is a 4-pack tacky mat refill that includes four pads of 24 inch by 36 inch clear adhesive sheets for use with the mat base. To learn more, visit zipwall.com/mat.
Open Cell Insulation
The FOAM-LOK 400 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation is an open-cell solution for homes and commercial structures, a high-performance material notable for providing ultra-high yield and enhanced energy efficiency, passing benefits to builders, contractors and inhabitants. The insulation is ideal for use in attics, cavity walls and other critical insulation areas. The professionally-installed spray applied material seals the structure, providing a continuous air barrier, offering exceptional performance in the reduction of heat transfer. These performance characteristics work to maintain indoor comfort and temperature, greatly reducing heating and cooling demands and the ongoing costs associated with them. The product firmly adheres to framing members and substrates and can be used to fill stud wall construction in a single application. Visit lapolla.com for more information.
Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum
Sold as a bare tool (battery and charger are not included), the 20V MAX* Lithium-Ion 2 Gallon Wet-Dry Vacuum is the first cordless wet-dry vacuum from the company and operates on any 20V MAX* Lithium-Ion battery. The vacuum boasts 28 minutes of runtime when powered by the battery. Optimal for a variety of heavy-duty cleaning tasks, the product delivers up to 34 CFM of airflow and powerful suction. Whether handling woodchips, sawdust, or wet messes, the vacuum tank holds up to 2 gallons of debris. The vacuum features a 7.8-foot hose to help access hard-to-reach areas and maneuver easily. Additionally, the wide nozzle and crevice tool allow for versatile cleaning while the onboard storage area helps users keep accessories organized. It comes with a three-year limited warranty, one-year service, and 90-day money-back guarantee. For more information, visit portercable.com.
Air Barrier Insulation System
The Heatlok System is a complete air barrier and spray foam insulation system. The ABS products include Heatlok ABS Membrane (40 mm) for summer and winter applications in 6 to 36 inch widths, as well as Heatlok ABS Primer and Heatlok ABS Mastic, which are designed as a base for exterior insulation, used in conjunction with Demilec’s Heatlok XT and Heatlok Soy 200 Plus spray foam insulation products. Additionally, the membrane can be used as the primary air barrier system under more typical insulations, board-stock for example, creating a solid airtight barrier against air infiltration and exfiltration thereby minimizing issues associated with energy loss and condensation. For more information, visit demilec.com.