October 2015 Toolbox
Angle Finish Nailer
The 18V ONE+ System introduces the newest addition to the AirStrike family of tools.
This 15 gauge nailer features AirStrike Technology, which eliminates the need for noisy compressors, bulky hoses or expensive gas cartridges. This means faster setup and easier maneuvering on the job
site or at home. Common applications for this tool include installing crown molding, hanging doors,
stair treads and exterior trim. The tool works with any 18V ONE+ battery (sold separately).
For more information, visit ryobi.com.
Fire-rated Radius Wall
National Gypsum Co.
XP Fire-Rated 5/16-inch Radius Wall is used in double-layered construction. A one-hour UL tested assembly can be achieved with two layers, and a two-hour UL tested assembly can be achieved with four layers. The special Purple XP paper protects against mold, mildew and moisture, and is also abrasion-resistant. Combined with a denser core, it provides greater resistance to surface abuse when tested. The product scores and snaps easily, with no special handling requirements. Tapered edges allow joints to be reinforced with quality joint tape and concealed with quick set setting compounds. For more information, visit nationalgypsum.com.
The Corner Guard easily installs with Bondaflex #700 over 90-degree finished corners to provide high impact corner protection. The product is available in 4- and 8-foot lengths, in 16 standard colors. Custom colors and samples can be requested from the company. Visit trim-tex.com for information.
Energy Efficient Sheathing
Rboard is an energy efficient sheathing material that can serve as a component for an exterior wall assembly. Each foam continuous insulation board has a specially-coated non-reflective glass reinforcement facer on both surfaces. The non-reflective product can be used behind multiple claddings, such as wood, brick, vinyl, CMU or stucco. Visit atlasroofing.com for more information.
Flexible Framing Sytem
While Flex-C Trac has become a benchmark product for framing curves, its offspring has not been as
widely known. Even while living in the shadows of framing masterpieces of his big brother, Flex-C Angle has been shaping its own place in architectural history and edifices. Flex-C Angle is used in many of the more spectacular and eye-catching features, and in these, is actually performing amazingly efficiently. When a curved soffit has an exterior curved corner, where two perpendicular framing components meet, Flex-C Angle is just the product for the job. So remember, for walls, Flex-C Trac, for soffits Flex-C Angle. The line is available in both 20 and
16 gauge. To learn more, visit flexabilityconcepts.com.