Welcome to Walls & Ceilings’ Third Annual Tool & Equipment Guide, a showcase of product availability from companies catering to contractors in North America. Presenting new and existing product lines, the following showcase displays a collective assortment of the tools of the trade within all realms of the walls and ceilings community.

The information was company supplied. To receive additional information on a product or company, circle the reader action card included in the back of this issue. For more information on suppliers, manufacturers and distributors, visit W&C’s 2009/2010 Industry Blue Book online at www.wconline.com/bluebook.

Adapa Inc.

P.O. Box 5183
Topeka, KS 66605
800-255-2302; Fax: 785-862-4444
www.adapausa.com

Adapa Inc. is the manufacturer of the original drywall carts built to real-world standards. Several sizes are available, with either a steel deck or a UHMW plastic deck. Our carts come standard with four-swivel casters built in the U.S. to our specifications backed by a two-year warranty.

If you read this article, please circle number 230.

Aerosmith Fastening Systems

5621 Dividend Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
800-528-8183; Fax: 317-390-6980
www.aerosmithfastening.com

Aerosmith offers the next generation in fasteners for present day construction needs. The company’s fasteners are designed to fasten plywood, OSB, composite siding, metal lath, concrete to steel, CFS to CFS and cement fiber board to concrete.

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AGATEC Construction Lasers

2202 Redmond Road
Jacksonville, AR 72076
800-643-9696; Fax: 501-982-0880
www.agatec-na.com

AGATEC supplies a complete line of interior measuring solutions. Products for leveling, layout and measuring include rotating lasers with built-in wall mounts, distance measurers, cross-line and pointer lasers. The 510G green beam laser provides up to four times the visibility of standard red beam lasers, and includes a motorized mount.

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Al's Taping Tools & Spray Equipment

2941 Comstock Ln. Plymouth, MN
55447 800-458-7895 or 763-559-8169;
Fax: 763-550-1341
www.alstapingtools.com

Al’s Taping Tools & Spray Equipment is proud to announce TapeTech Taping Tool Sets. Full sets start at $3,099. Buy now from Al’s and receive more than $1,000 in free tools and parts.

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Ali Industries Inc.

747 East Xenia Drive
Fairborn, OH 45324
800-255-4748; Fax: 937-878-3274
www.gatorfinishing.com

The Gator Professional Drywall Pole and Hand Sanders allow workers to quickly sand large areas and drywall joints. Both pole and hand sander heads feature the hook-and-loop sandpaper system that securely holds the sandpaper and makes paper changes simple and easy. The drywall pole sander head features a universal joint for excellent articulation and user control. The joint is also threaded for use with any threaded pole. The sanding head is a large rigid foam that lies flat to efficiently sand all areas, but with enough give to follow slight contours in the surface.

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All-Wall Equipment Co.

12700 N.E. 124th Street, #8
Kirkland, WA 98034
800-929-0927 or 425-823-7022
Fax: 425-823-3747
www.all-wall.com

Providing taping, hanging, texture equipment/automatic tool sales and repairs. All-Wall is the preferred dealer among drywall tradesmen and many other top manufacturers of drywall products and equipment. The company delivers high-quality tools, backed by a superior level of service.

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American Spray Technologies

1502 22nd. Street NW, Unit A
Auburn, WA 98001
877-833-4342; Fax: 253-833-4329
www.sprayrig.com

Since originally patenting the hydraulic control spray system almost 40 years ago, American Spray Technologies has been making dramatic and industry changing improvements to their equipment. Offerings include portable spray machines, gas spray rigs, diesel spray rigs, electric spray rigs and split skid spray rigs, all engineered for easy use and low maintenance.

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Apla-Tech Inc

W2024 Industrial Drive #3
Kaukauna WI 54130
800.827.3721
Fax: 920-788-4080
aplatech@apla-tech
www.apla-tech.com

For contractors looking for an inexpensive drywall tool washing station, the company presents the Wash Station 15-G. For less than $1,000, this 15-gallon station weighs only 45 pounds and is easily transportable on 8-inch pneumatic wheels. Wash water is screened and a grate positioned in the middle of the tank keeps tools above water line during operation.

If you read this article, please circle number 237.

Atova International Inc.

2452 N. Harlem Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
866-452-9982; Fax: 708-452-8331
www.paintandplasters.com

Atova International is currently a source for Pavan Professional Plastering Tools. With the largest selection of tools in the U.S. from Pavan, Atova supplies what contractors are looking for.

If you read this article, please circle number 238.

BIRK Industries LLC

12650 West 64th Avenue, Unit E-418
Arvada, CO 80004
303-408-7463
info@birkindustries
www.birkindustries.com

CanCap is a patented, reusable protective cover designed for recessed-can lighting during construction. Proven to increase productivity while creating a tight seal, it thus eliminates overspray caused by texturing and painting. The product installs in seconds, fits most manufactures, and avoids costly replacement of over-sprayed cans.

If you read this article, please circle number 239.

Blue Line Drywall Tools LLC

1250 South Wilson Way, Suite B-10
Stockton, CA 95205
800-423-1806 or 209-942-1351; Fax: 209-942-2817
www.bluelineusa.com

Loop Springs are now fitted to all Blueline USA flat boxes. The new springs feature an extended loop allowing the spring to slide as the lid is opened. Close the lid down and the new loop style springs will slide back into action.

If you read this article, please circle number 240.

Bosch Measuring Tools

1800 West Central Road
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
877-BOSCH-99; Fax: 224-232-2368
www.boschtools.com

The GTL3 hybrid line laser is designed for anyone laying out tile flooring or wall coverings, which allows users to align layouts at 0, 45, 90 and 135 degrees from a single set up. The feature also allows users to keep track of straight-line and diagonal alignments simultaneously. The tool has a maximum range of 65 feet and is accurate to within 1/16 inches at 20 feet. The tool’s outer casing is both water and dust resistant. The tool is compact and lightweight (barely 1 pound), and comes complete with a canvas carrying case to protect the tool, the steel positioning plate, one laser target and four AA batteries.

If you read this article, please circle number 241.

The C. H. Hanson Co.

2000 N. Aurora Road
Naperville, IL 60563
800-827-3398; Fax: 800-827-5834
www.chhanson.com

The new 24-inch Angle-Precision Ball Level and the Automatic Locking Pliers and Clamps gives workers the freedom to measure in any two directions at the same time. The Automatic Locking Pliers and Clamps automatically self-adjust to any size.

If you read this article, please circle number 242.

Demand Products Inc.

1055 Nine North Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30004
800-325-7540; Fax: 888-534-8383
www.demandproducts.com

Demand Products has tools for EIFS, foam cutting, stucco, AAC, ICFs, SIPs and CNC Foam Cutting and coating machines. The company has 26 years of serving contractors worldwide. The company offers same day shipping and free catalogs.

If you read this article, please circle number 243.

DeWalt Industrial Tool Co.

701 E. Joppa Road, TW425
Baltimore, MD 21286
888-433-9258
www.dewalt.com

The company has launched its corded and cordless TrackSaws (DWS520 and DC351). The saws combine the precision and cut-quality of a table saw, the capacity of a panel saw, and the portability of a circular saw. The TrackSaws travel along an anti-slip aluminum track allowing users to make clean, straight and precise cuts. The zero-clearance track features anti-splinter edges indicating the exact cut location, so cut positioning is fast, intuitive, predictable, and accurate. The saws feature a company-built, 1,300-watt motor.

If you read this article, please circle number 244.

Duo-Fast

2400 Galvin Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
847-783-5518; Fax: 847-783-5501
www.duo-fastconstruction.com

The Coil Siding Nailer Model DF225C is a lightweight, powerful tool designed to handle production nailing. The new nailer weighs just 4.5 pounds to lessen worker fatigue. With its tool-less depth of drive, workers can quickly and accurately seat nails into siding to the manufacturer’s specifications, thereby avoiding overdrives and warranty issues. It also features a durable rafter hook, a 360-degree adjustable exhaust cap and a comfortable rubber grip for all-day use. Its nail capacity is 300 nails with a switchable trigger and a clear magazine to monitor nail usage.

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ET&F Fastening Systems Inc.

29019 Solon Road
Solon, OH 44139
800-248-2376; Fax: 440-248-0423
www.etf-fastening.com

ET&F Fastening Systems’ pneumatic fastening tools and hardened steel pins allow split second fastening to steel and concrete substrates without the need for pre-drilled holes. The products have building code and building component manufacturer approval. The company offers engineering assistance, product training and national distribution.

If you read this article, please circle number 247.

Exaktime

27001 Agoura Road, Suite 280 Calabasas, CA 91301
888-788-8463; Fax: 818-222-6148
www.exaktime.com

Designed for contractors, The JobClock System provides 100-percent accurate timekeeping and automates the payroll process. Rugged, weatherproof, and battery-powered, The JobClock System makes payroll preparation a snap. Easily generate customized reports organized by worker, jobsite, or activity and automatically transfer attendance records into popular payroll and accounting packages.

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Falcon Ladder & Scaffold Mfg.

222 Adams Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 7R2 CANADA
800-522-3313; Fax: 250-765-4228
www.falconladder.com

The home of the Original Trigger Bench announced the opening of its Atlanta manufacturing and distribution center in November 2007. Get all your favorite Falcon products quickly: Scaffolds (indoor and outdoor), ladders, trigger benches, extension planks, drywall carts, and more.

If you read this article, please circle number 249.

Final Cut LLC

524 Enterprise Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109
866-305-0219
573-636-7776 fax
info@finalcutblade
www.finalcutblade.com

The 10-inch Final Cut Saw Blade is now available in a 60-tooth blade for 12-inch miter saws. The patented Final Cut Saw Blade is ideal for woodworkers, carpenters, cabinetmakers, contractors and the serious do-it-yourselfer. Both the 40-tooth 10 inch and 60-tooth 12 inch Final Cut Saw Blades feature sanding discs on each side of the blade that allow them to cut and sand the work piece at the same time. These blades reduce kick-back, and eliminate binding and heat build-up for longer blade life.

If you read this article, please circle number 250.

Full Circle International Inc.

1850 121st Street East, Suite 113
Burnsville, MN 55337
952-545-2401; Fax: 952-545-2405
www.fullcircleinternational.com

The same quality and function of the Radius 360 has a new look and added features: The newly designed Radius 360 has a simple, cam-locking center hub that allows the end user to quickly switch out the right accessory for the application. Accessories include: Pro Adapter Handle and Trigon180 Adapter Plate. The adapters sold separately. The complete Trigon 180 tool is available.

If you read this article, please circle number 261.

General Equipment Co.

620 Alexander Drive S.W.
Owatonna, MN 55060
800-533-0524; Fax: 877-344-4375
www.generalequip.com
general@generalequip

The MDF15 Long Reach Air Tool is designed for asbestos abatement, coating and acoustic tile removal, as well as a wide variety of surface cleaning and preparation applications. Weighing less than 10 pounds without additional accessory tools, the MDF15 is ideal for above waist and overhead projects.

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Hilti Inc.

5400 South 122nd East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74146
800-879-8000; Fax: 800-879-7000 www.us.hilti.com

The Hilti SD 4500-A18 Drywall Screwdriver offers everything professional rockers expect of a drywall screwdriver and its cordless design capable of serial production. This 18-volt Li-Ion screwdriver has a maximum no-load running speed of 4,200 rpm and a target runtime of two hours. It is specially designed for the rigorous demands of serial drywall applications, such as exterior sheathing, drywall to metal, drywall to wood and framing. The ultramide glass fiber composite exterior on the SD 4500-A18 is constructed for high-impact resistance.

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Hyde Tools Inc.

54 Eastford Road
Southbridge, MA 01550-1875
508-764-4344; Fax: 508-765-5250
www.hydetools.com

These contractor-quality finishing trowels are available with both flat-blade and curved-blade options. The curved trowels are designed to help drywall installers quickly mud and feather taped seams without removing too much compound from the seam. Sizes available in high carbon steel are 11 inches and 14 inches for both flat and curved styles.

If you read this article, please circle number 264.

Hydro Mobile Inc.

125 de L’Industrie,
L’Assomption, Quebec J5W 2T9 CANADA
888-484-9376; Fax: 450-589-0370
www.hydro-mobile.com

Hydro Mobile manufactures three lines of mast climbing work platforms, and provides training and technical support to contractors to help them increase their productivity, reduce workers’ fatigue and decrease the risk of injuries. With over 6,000 platforms on the market, Hydro Mobile is a leader in the industry.

If you read this article, please circle number 265.

Ideal Industries Inc.

Becker Place
Sycamore, IL 60178
800-435-0705
Fax: 800-533-4483
www.idealindustries.com

The Adjustable Can Light Hole Saw is engineered to cut holes for recessed lighting or fire sprinklers mounted in drywall and ceiling tile. The saw enables contractors to quickly adjust its blade to accommodate hole sizes ranging from 2½ to 7 inches, reducing changeover time. Unlike lesser quality hole saws, the hole saw features a toothless design that prevents snagging and tearing, resulting in perfectly recessed holes without light leakage. Plus, with its self-sharpening carbide coated stainless steel blades, hole quality, shape regularity and size consistency is assured cut after cut.

If you read this article, please circle number 266.

Jenny Products Inc.

850 North Pleasant Ave.
Somerset, PA 15501
Phone: 814-445-3400
Fax: 814-445-2280
www.jennyproductsinc.com

The company offers a line of K-series electric wheeled-portable compressors. The K-series features the renowned “K” pump, which is a heavy-duty, single-stage cast-iron compressor pump. Operating on 115- or 230-volt, single-phase power, K-series compressors can deliver up to 8.4 cfm at 100 psi for quick recovery.

If you read this article, please circle number 267.

JLG Industries Inc.

1 JLG Drive
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
717-485-5161; Fax: 717-485-6417
www.jlg.com

The LiftPod is a personal and portable aerial work platform designed as an alternative to the ladder. Powered with any common 18-volt cordless drill and easily transportable in the back of a van, pick-up truck or SUV, the platform provides users a 360-degree range of motion and the ability to work with both hands at a working height of up to 14 feet. The lightweight design and compact size allow a single person to move it around on the work site with its non-marking polyurethane wheels. It can also be assembled in less than 30 seconds. It weighs 145 pounds and consists of three main sections: the base, the mast and carriage, and the platform.

If you read this article, please circle number 268.

Kraft Tool Company Inc.

8325 Hedge Lane Terrace
Shawnee, KS 66227
800-422-2448; Fax: 800-985-7238
www.krafttool.com

The EZY Deck Pro Gun & Hopper sprays overlay and decking material and features a built in downward hopper angle, ideal for decks and floors with flexible neck for variable positions. Features a built in fingertip handle and full grip trigger for ease and comfort. Comes with removable nozzle and three removable tips for easy clean up.

If you read this article, please circle number 269.

Leica Geosystems

5051 Peachtree Corners Circle
Suite 250
Norcross, GA 30092
770-326-9500; Fax: 770-447-0710
www.leica-geosystems.com

The Leica Builder RM power is specially designed for construction use. Equipped with an EDM and a mobile phone-style keypad for fast data entry, users get a high degree of measurement accuracy, quality and reliability even under the toughest conditions. The four models are based on the same PowerSite Software.

If you read this article, please circle number 270.

Marshalltown Co.

104 South 8th Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
800-888-0127; Fax: 800-477-6341
www.marshalltown.com

The Enforcer portable texture sprayer features a unique power hopper design. A pressurized tank feeds mud through the new SharpShooter 2.0 gun, ensuring a consistent spray. The Enforcer will spray several types of textures and materials: knockdown, orange peel, acoustics, EIFS, stucco, cement-based materials, waterproofing, pool deck sealant and most gravity-fed materials.

If you read this article, please circle number 271.

Mercer Abrasives, A Division of Mercer Tool Corp.

300 Suburban Avenue
Deer Park, NY 11729
631-243-3900; Fax: 866-335-9700
www.mercerabrasives.com

Nine inch Drywall Discs from Mercer Abrasives feature a hook-and-loop backing that allows for quick and easy disc changes. Designed for use with the Porter Cable 7800 drywall sander and Radius 360 degrees, the discs feature an Aluminum Oxide grain that provides a consistent, high quality finish. Use the 9-inch Drywall Discs for sanding joint compound, as well as removing textures or wallpaper residue.

If you read this article, please circle number 272.

Midwest Tool & Cutlery Co.

1210 Progress Street
Sturgis, MI 49091
269-651-7964; Fax: 269-651-4412
www.midwestsnips.com

The company produces U.S.-made Midwest Snips brand of aviation and tinner snips at manufacturing operations in Michigan. The company also produces a full line of folding tools, cable cutters and other specialty tools for the HVAC/R, construction, siding, roofing and sheet metal industries.

If you read this article, please circle number 273.

Muro North America Inc.

7 Tilbury Court
Brampton, Ontario L6T 3T4 CANADA
800-665-6876; Fax: 905-451-7936
www.muro.com

Muro is a supplier of Auto Feed Screw Driving Systems. The company’s tool line-up includes coil and strip feed systems, capable of driving a variety of fasteners from 3/4 to 3 inch, saving time for workers on the job. Muro represents quality, performance and durability for professional contractors throughout the world.

If you read this article, please circle number 274.

Oneida Air Systems

1001 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
800-732-4065; Fax: 315-476-5044
www.oneida-air.com

The Dust Deputy converts an ordinary shop vacuum into a hi-efficiency cyclonic vacuum. It separates 99-plus percent of all dust and material before the vacuum barrel solving filter clogs and maintenance problems inexpensively. It is ideal for separating wood, drywall, and many other fine dusts that would quickly clog the vacuum filter.

If you read this article, please circle number 275.

PLS•Pacific Laser Systems

2550 Kerner Boulevard
San Rafael, CA 94901
800-601-4500; Fax: 415-453-5768
www.plslaser.com

Pacific Laser Systems has introduced its PLS 5 point to point laser layout tool, totally redesigned as smaller and more durable than its predecessor. Fully self leveling, with an accuracy of 1/8 inch at 100 feet, this laser runs on three AA batteries, is calibrated and assembled in the U.S. and carries a one-year workmanship warranty.

If you read this article, please circle number 301.

Palfinger North America

PO Box 846
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6V6 CANADA
800-816-1858; Fax: 905-374-1203
www.palfinger-northamerica.com

The CR 55 4-way allows operators to deliver building materials such as scaffolding, lumber or wallboard over rugged terrain and through crowded work sites by turning all wheels sideways. The product can be off-loaded exactly where it is needed which helps reduce product damage, physical strain and product re-handling. The new CR 55 4-way unit offers a lift capacity up to 5500 lbs. It has the shortest truck-mount overhang per model in the industry making it easier and safer to transport. The center seat positioning gives the operator easier on-and-off access, a more stable feel and a much better view for judging load centers or mounting the truck.

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Paslode

888 Forest Edge Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
847-634-1900; Fax: 847-634-8091
www.paslode.com

The 16-gauge Pneumatic Angled Finish Nailer, Model T250A-F16, has an angled-magazine design that gives users a combination of maneuverability and comfort. This new finish nailer provides an alternative to existing 15-gauge angled tools due to the superior combination of size, weight, power, and durability. Furthermore, professional users will experience less wood splitting and smaller nailer holes with the preferred 16 gauge fastening system.

If you read this article, please circle number 303.

PrimeSource Building Products Inc.

2115 East Belt Line Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
972-417-3701; Fax: 972-417-8980
www.primesourcebp.com

The Grip-Rite GRTFN250 16-Gauge Finish Nailer is engineered to work with Grip-Rite Collated Finish Nails designed for baseboard, cabinet, chair rail, trim, molding and finish work. The nailer has a 360-degree tool-free air exhaust and depth adjustment, and a nail capacity of 110. All Grip-Rite tools come with a limited 12-month warranty backed nationwide by the company’s authorized service centers.

If you read this article, please circle number 304.

Powers Fasteners Inc.

2 Powers Lane
Brewster, NY 10509
914-235-6300; Fax: 914-576-6483
www.powers.com

Powers Sniper Tool is ideally suited for installing pre-tied wires with ceiling clips for acoustical ceiling applications. The Safety Sequence Loading mechanism only allows load advancement after the tool has been fired, no live loads are in the chamber until you have engaged the trigger and the handle has been clicked. UL pending, not listed, the tool fits most standard poles. Powers poles are available 6- and 8-foot lengths. For more information on The Sniper Tool, visit the Web site.

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Putzmeister America Inc.

1733 90th Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177
800-884-7210; Fax: 262-884-6338
www.putzmeister.com

Featuring new hydraulic drive technology and a reverse pump feature, Putzmeister’s S5 GH 18 hp gas version is ideal for exterior plaster and stucco work, as well as pressure grout, vermiculite, fireproofing material, swimming pool finish and pipe line refurbishment. For more information, please visit www.putzmeister.com.

If you read this article, please circle number 306.

Ridgid

400 Clark Street
Elyria, OH 44035
800-769-7743; Fax: 440-329-4551
www.ridgid.com

This heavy-duty belt sander features the exclusive, patent-pending Airguard on-board active dust collection system with up to 90 percent efficiency. This belt sander offers advanced features, such as its heavy-duty 6.5 amp motor, variable speed dial with electronic feedback matches the speed to the desired removal rate to fit the application, and a tool-free belt release which makes changing belts quick and easy. This 3-inch-by-18-inch tool is backed with a warranty through its Lifetime Service Agreement.

If you read this article, please circle number 307.

Rodenhouse Inc.

974 Front NW, Suite#100
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
800-249-4747; Fax: 616-454-0404
www.rodenhouse-inc.com

The 2-inch diameter Plasti-Grip CBW2 washers fasten building wrap over exterior gypsum. The self-sealing cup is designed to seal the screw’s penetration, preventing water intrusion. The CBW2 can be fastened with pneumatic tools or auto-feed screw guns. This “one-fastener-does-all”-including EPS (EIFS), rigid foam, and moisture/air barrier wrap-eliminates the need for dual inventory.

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Simpson Strong-Tie

5956 W. Las Positas Boulevard
Pleasanton, CA 94588
925-560-9000; Fax: 925-847-1597
www.strongtie.com

Fastening drywall with Quik Drive auto-feed screw driving systems by Simpson Strong-Tie is fast and cost effective. Quik Drive’s precise countersink adjustment produces consistent dimples and its auto-feed mechanism allows fast, hassle-free driving.

If you read this article, please circle number 309.

Sto Corp.

3800 Camp Creek Parkway
Building 1400, Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30331
800-221-2397; Fax: 404-346-3119
www.stocorp.com

The All Purpose Stucco Pump can spray most the company’s products, including Sto Powerwall Stucco and operates off of single-phase 230-volt power. It has a flow rate of 21 liters per minute and can spray up to 210 feet. Using the pump can help applicators complete stucco jobs faster and more efficiently.

If you read this article, please circle number 310.

Striker

200 Overhill Drive, Suite C
Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone & Fax: 704-658-9332
www.strikerhandtools.com

The new Striker Drywall Talon is designed to perform all the normal steps for cutting drywall, but has patent-pending features not found on your typical utility knife that eliminate the need to carry extra tools to complete the cutting and set up process. It features an aggressive, hardened-steel file built into the side of the blade housing that lets the users clean rough edges and shape drywall after cutting without a file or rasp. The file is also designed to quickly and accurately square up holes for outlets and lights.

If you read this article, please circle number 311.

Stud Chopper LLC

P.O. Box 579
Slidell, LA 70459-0579
985-641-2753; Fax: 985-641-5945
www.studchopper.com

The Stud Chopper is a portable metal stud shear system that cuts heavy gauge metal framing studs from 3⁵⁄₈ to 14 inches wide, and up to 12 gauge in thickness. It cuts any angles with up to 30 cuts per minute. There are four models available; three are mobile units. The product line was launched at METALCON in 2000. Stud Choppers have been helping contractors for the past seven years with their demonstrations of speed, safety and quiet performance.

If you read this article, please circle number 312.

Tajima Tool Corp. (USA)

3510 Torrance Boulevard, Suite 112
Torrance, CA 90503
888-482-5462
Fax: 310-540-7939
www.tajimatool.com

TJM Design Corporation is Japan’s largest manufacture of hand tools and owner of the Tajima brand of professional-grade Snap-Segment Knives and Blades, Ink & Chalk Snap Lines, Tape Measures, Plumb Bobs and Pitch/Angle Meters, Caulk Guns, and other Specialty Tools are available. Pictured is our new Aluminist die-cast aluminum handle knives equipped with our Endura 3/4 Inch blades.

If you read this article, please circle number 313.

Tools For TRADES Inc.

335 Wilbanks Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
800-582-8665; Fax: 800-282-8665
www.toolsfortrades.com

Tools For Trades is a wholesale construction tool distributor specializing in drywall, acoustical, and various other trowel trades. Distribution centers in Georgia, Utah, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida provide unbeatable national delivery. The company represents major manufacturers, such as Diamond Wall, TapeTech, DeWalt, DuraStilts, Stanley, Kraft, Wal-Board and many more.

If you read this article, please circle number 314.

Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.

7400 National Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
925-245-8300; Fax: 925-245-8599
www.topconpositioning.com

The RL-100 series features a new encoding system that provides a grade repeatability of five arc seconds. Available in single slope (RL-100S1) and dual slope (RL-100S2) models both instruments feature up to 25 percent grade range and up to 2,500 feet operating range, plus the new Topcon LS-80 laser sensor and remote control operation.

If you read this article, please circle number 315.

Tramex

c/o Black Hawk Sales Inc.
28 Pin Oak Drive
Littleton, CO 80127
303-972-7921; Fax: 303-972-7106
www.tramexltd.com

The company offers a powerful scanner for non-destructive moisture detection and leak tracing in the building envelope that includes EIFS, built-up, single-ply and modified roofing and foam insulation systems.

If you read this article, please circle number 316.


Triangle Fastener Corp.

1925 Preble Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
800-486-1832; Fax: 412-321-7838
www.trianglefastener.com

The company supplies standard and specialty fasteners, tools, sealants and accessories for the construction industry. A complete line of fasteners for metal-to-metal, metal-to-wood, drywall and concrete anchoring is available from each of our 24 locations. Triangle offers job site and technical assistance, Pak-One inventory management programs, and product development.

If you read this article, please circle number 317.

USG Sheetrock Tools

550 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661-3676
800-USG-4YOU; Fax: 312-606-5598
www.sheetrocktools.com

Sheetrock Tools Corner Bead Hopper, one of the company’s newest innovations, is designed to provide a more efficient process for applying paper-faced cornerbead. The hopper has many features including one-piece gate construction, integrated gate storage, reversible tray, and hinged lid to protect joint treatment from job site debris.

If you read this article, please circle number 318.