This guide is designed to provide access to a variety of manufacturers who offer tools and equipment designed for the roofing industry. The information in this section was provided by the manufacturers.
This guide is designed to provide access to a variety of manufacturers who offer tools and equipment designed for the roofing industry. The information in this section was provided by the manufacturers. If you are interested in receiving additional information about a specific product or company, please contact the manufacturer using the information provided here. For more information about roofing material manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, access the 2009 Roofing Contractor Roofing Resource Buyers Guide online at www.roofingcontractor.com/roofingresource.
ABC Supply Co. Inc.
One ABC Parkway
Beloit, WI 53511
608-362-7777; fax: 608-362-6215
ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products. With 380 branches in 45 states and the District of Columbia, the company serves residential and commercial contractors nationwide, providing the products, services, tools and equipment they need to get the job done. The ABC Supply Catalog gives contractors easy access to more than 6,000 high-quality tools and specialty items, from hand tools and power tools to fasteners, caulks, sealants, ventilation equipment and more. Contractors can shop online or browse the catalog and place their order through their local ABC Supply branch. Items are then delivered to the local ABC Supply store for pickup.
P.O. Box 5183
Topeka, KS 66605
800-255-2302; fax: 785-862-4444
For 45 years, Adapa has been leading the industry with solutions for material handling. Our carts are built tough by people who know the daily requirements of tradesmen who must use these carts everyday. When you have a material handling need look to Adapa.
Aerosmith Fastening Systems
5621 Dividend Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241
800-528-8183; fax: 317-390-6980
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 fiberboard to concrete.
Albion Engineering Co.
1250 North Church Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057-1102
856-235-6688; fax: 856-235-9460
Albion Engineering engineers and manufactures tools that dispense, apply or inject materials for contractors, distributors and OEMs. Everything you need to seal a joint, including: industrial-strength caulking guns; manual, air, and cordless dispensing guns; syringe guns; and dispensing accessories. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer the best dispensing solutions for any problem.
Alimak Hek Inc.
8400 Villa Drive
Houston, TX 77061
Alimak Hek, a leading manufacturer of rack and pinion-driven equipment for vertical transportation, introduces its HEK MSHF for heavy range applications. The HEK MSHF mast climbing work platform offers safe and reliable solutions to vertical access needs and is the ideal access solution for façade, towers and structures where anchoring is not an option.
All Seasons Equipment
2170 Winston Park Drive
Oakville, ON L6H 5R1
888-308-4763; fax: 800-649-1803
All Seasons Equipment, established in 1975, is the manufacturer of one of North America’s most innovative and comprehensive lines of roofing equipment. From kettles to hoists, gravel spreaders to guardrails, we are your one-stop supplier for equipment requirements for both new and reroofing projects. With an extensive dealer network in both the United States and Canada, we can supply your needs quickly and efficiently.
Allied Building Products
15 E. Union Ave.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
201-507-8400; fax: 201-507-3855
Allied is an independent distributor to specialist contractors in several sectors including residential roofing, commercial roofing, siding/windows and to residential and commercial interior contractors. Headquartered in East Rutherford, N.J., Allied has nearly 200 locations nationwide and distributes building materials including residential roofing, siding, soffits, windows, skylights, and tools and accessories.
American Spray Technologies
1502 22nd Street NW, Unit A
Auburn, WA 98001
877-833-4342; fax: 253-833-4329
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.
Architectural Products by Outwater LLC
24 River Road
Bogota, NJ 07603
800-835-4400; Fax: 800-835-4403
Intended to not only enable one to easily create “on demand” radii to suit almost any inside, outside or arch radius application without profile deformation or causing excess stress to the mounting surface, Outwater’s Flexible Polymer Moldings can be installed using typical woodworking equipment, and do not require priming before painting or finishing.
Arrow Fastener Co. Inc.
271 Mayhill Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-843-6900; fax 201-843-3911
Arrow Fastener Company is a leading manufacturer of manual and electronic staple and nail guns, glue and rivet tools. The company currently markets a full line of manual and electric staplers, brad nail guns, hot melt glue guns, hammer tackers, rivet tools, accessories and fastening supplies for all of its tools, many of which were designed for a specific application to make the job easier.
Assembly Supplies Co.
1250 Pacific Oaks Place #104
Escondido, CA 92029
800-694-1472; fax: 888-694-4275
Assembly Supplies Co. stocks Leister tools, parts and accessories. As a service center, we stock a broad range of replacement elements and parts for repairs and sale. Our service center offers free repair inspections on all Leister equipment and 24-hour service turn-around in most cases. As a sales center, we can assured you that the professional staff that serves you will be knowledgeable, courteous and will work with you to be sure you get what you need.
Atlantic Asphalt & Equipment
146 Railroad St.
Revere, MA 02151
800-543-3350; fax: 781-289-5764
Atlantic is a full-service roofing equipment distributor. Servicing the Northeast, Atlantic sells, rents, and services all types of roofing equipment, power tools, safety equipment, bits, blades, generators, heat welding equipment, lifts, hoists, conveyors, kettles, tankers, sheet metal equipment and soldering equipment, as well as a huge inventory of specialty roofing hand tools, fasteners, and other accessories. Brands include Panther Products, Safewaze, Taurus Tankers, Leister, Bosch, Dewalt, Sievert, R&G, All Seasons and much more.
145 South Livernois, Suite 304
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Authentic Tool’s single station Versa-Bender fabricates metal and flashing such as counter flashing, saddles, fascia, tile pans and metal panels on the jobsite and quickly adjusts to the desired bending depths from 5/8 of an inch to 7 inches. It bends metal straight or milded angled bends on a curve in various directions up to a 90 degrees and can handle 24 gauge steel, 040 aluminum, copper, zinc and painted metals. Its exclusive five-point adjustable handle and handle on the roller shaft for more leverage and less fatique.
B&W Manufacturing LLC
31-265 Reserve Dr, Ste. B
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
800-225-0057; fax: 760-288-2254
B&W Manufacturing’s Lift Equipment line includes lightweight, portable and truck-mounted conveyors, platform hoists, motor ladders and bulk conveyors.
Beta Max Inc.
P.O. Box 2750
Melbourne, FL 32902-2750
800-233-5112; fax: 321-768-9517
Beta Max Inc., a leading provider of cost-effective material lifting solutions, offers the Smith Roofing Hoist System. Designed to provide an easier and safer method of lifting general building materials, the hoist is easy to assemble and ideal for roofing contractors who rely on efficient lifting machinery. Beta Max is the only company in the United States to offer electric models, with its systems offered in 600 and 1,000-pound capacities. The Smith Roofing Hoist offers roofers an electric swing beam with Beta Max reliability.
Big Rock Supply
330 Meyer Road
Bensenville, IL 60106
800-859-4077; fax: 888-289-3739
Big Rock Supply offers a multitude of products for the roofing professional including hand tools, power tools, fall protection equipment, roof drains, EPDM tools, carbide cutter blades, mops, blowers and roof dryers, just to name a few. Visit our Web site to check on our specials. Order $300 of equipment, and shipping is free.
Bittner’s Spray Equipment
1301 Brummel Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
800-400-5084; fax: 847-364-7427
Bittner’s Promag 6 airless sprayer is an outstanding value for roofers. Delivery is 3 gpm at 4000 psi. The power plant is an 8-hp Honda OHV engine. It’s easy to handle at only 188 pounds. Spray topcoats, emulsions, glue, even fibered coatings. Made in the USA.
Bosch Power Tools
1800 W. Central Road
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
877-267-2499; fax: 224-232-2734
Bosch Power Tools and Accessories is one of the divisions within the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, which is the North American branch of the largest power tool and accessory manufacturer in the world, Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch provides a complete line of corded and cordless power tools and accessories engineered to survive any jobsite and allow professionals to take control of their work.
Bradco Supply Corp.
34 Englehard Avenue
Avenel, NJ 07001
877-427-2326 or 732-382-3400; fax: 732-388-1936
Bradco Supply is one of the nation’s leading distributors of roofing, siding and related building materials, with over 130 locations throughout 30 states. Bradco’s 2009 Product Catalog and 2009 Tool Catalog are both available at all Bradco locations. The books contain a wealth of information on a wide variety of building materials, tools and equipment. Be sure to pick up your copies the next time you visit your local Bradco or view them online at www.bradcosupply.com. A valuable resource for professional contractors, Bradco’s catalogs are published on an annual basis and contain manufacturer updates on new product releases and improvements.
Buchner Manufacturing Inc.
30004 Hwy. #48
Pefferlaw, ON L0E 1N0
800-461-6455; fax: 705-437-4476
Buchner has built its reputation by supplying quality products at competitive prices with constant service. Buchner Manufacturing Inc. is a major supplier of building products including hand tools, fasteners, gutter components, window equipment, and siding accessories.
The C. H. Hanson Co.
2000 N. Aurora Road
Naperville, IL 60563
800-827-3398; fax: 800-827-5834
SpeedRocker-SS is a heavy-duty fixed blade knife with ScorSlot, which allows a tape measure to snap directly into the knife over the blade. It’s the first fixed blade knife with three positive-stop blade positions. A center channel retracts, without tools, to change blades and provides on-board storage for two additional blades.
Chamfer Master Tool
6320 Danner Drive
Sarasota, FL 34240
941-377-0020; fax: 941-378-2739
Chamfer Master Tool began manufacturing roof tear-off blades in the mid 1970s. We successfully proved that carbide would work in this environment. We redesigned the blade to cut like a cutting tool and balance each blade to within 1/2 gram. We also manufacture rotary planer and spudding bits.
4400 Austin Lane
White Plains, MD 20695
301-753-4100; fax: 800424-8837
CHUTES International offers complete lines of durable plastic debris chutes and heavy-duty steel chutes. The 32-inch plastic for roofing and renovation is easy to use, offers flat roof, parapet/ window, pitched roof and scaffold hangers, winches, safety “extras” and steel-lined intake hoppers. The 3-foot by 3-foot steel chute is designed for heavy-duty demolition and new high-rise construction. CHUTES sells, installs, rents, dismantles and services the units.
1414 Bancroft Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
415-822-6565 or 800-253-2729; fax: 415-822-1843
Cleasby Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of roofing tools and equipment since 1949, is the country’s sole provider of air jacket kettles. These highly regarded units melt rubberized asphalt, a material used for below-grade waterproofing and plaza decks. Other Cleasby exclusives include truck-mounted fiberglass conveyors, powerbeds and pallet lifts, equipment that has proved instrumental in safely expediting the process of loading roofing materials to the roof. Cleasby also continues to manufacture and distribute its popular line of BUR equipment, spray rigs, hoists, tear-off machines, safety gear, roof fasteners, heat welding tools and numerous specialty items.
6405 49th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
800-552-5546; fax: 727-520-0299
Com-Ten Industries has been in the forefront of portable fastener testers for over 40 years. ANSI and SPRI tests to do? No problem, as Com-Ten leads the way again with our new uplift resistance fixture. This fixture comes in an easy-to-carry duffel bag and assembles in minutes. No more downtime waiting for someone else to come and test. Do it yourself saving time and money or creating another profit center. Use with any existing Com-Ten fastener tester. The optional metal pulling plate is reusable for repeatable performance. Deluxe roofing fastener testing kits for screws, membranes and foam are available.
708 Memorial Boulevard S.
Martinsville, VA 24112
276-632-3932; fax: 276-632-5467
Cougar Paws roofing shoes feature traction grip pads that attach to the shoe for unbelievable grip. They provide increased stability and mobility on roofs and varying surfaces and inclines, keep feet from burning, and won’t scuff shingles. Visit our Web site to see our other products, including replaceable pads, nail gun pads, and the kneeler board.
4899 Commerce Parkway
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
800-631-0520; fax: 216-292-2898
Specialists in the custom design and manufacture of cost-effective, profit-producing metal fabricating systems, Dahlstrom’s engineers, with over 50 years of experience creating ideas that work for leading companies worldwide, are ready to create solutions to your forming and fabricating needs.
DBI/SALA and PROTECTA
3833 SALA Way
Red Wing, MN 55066
800-328-6146; fax: 651-388-5065
DBI/SALA and PROTECTA offer the most complete line of fall protection products manufactured anywhere. DBI/SALA, which represents the ultimate in fall protection for any work environment, is supported by a commitment to excellence, innovation and broad range. PROTECTA represents fundamental fall protection at an exceptional value and is supported by a commitment to reliability, quality and economy. The combination of the two brands now provides our customers with access to two great brands that serve the fullest range of product and value requirements.
DEWALT Industrial Power Tools
701 E. Joppa Road, TW425
Baltimore, MD 21286
DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized service locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive repair networks in North America.
2400 Galvin Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
847-783-5518; fax: 847-783-5501
For over 70 years, DUO-FAST has been synonymous with engineered solutions for wood-to-wood fastening. Now, we make it easier than ever for you to find the tools and fasteners you need with our new Web site (www.duo-fast.com), complete with such features as industry solutions, advanced search, a distributor locator, tool and fastener cross-reference, warranty registration, industry resources and more.
E.L. Hilts & Co.
P.O. Box 1789
Hickory, NC 28603
828-328-8141; fax: 828-328-2835
Since 1945, E. L. Hilts & Co. has set the standard for quality and service in the roofing industry. Hilts’ large warehouses and extensive product lines give the company the capability to house inventory on a ready-to-ship basis. This extensive inventory allows Hilts to reinforce the service philosophy on which the company was founded: to be the best supplier of roof equipment and tools in the industry. Dedicated employees, coupled with management’s energy and resources, assures you that E. L. Hilts & Co. can supply all your roofing equipment and tool needs.
Engage Machinery Inc.
87 Howell Avenue
Fairburn, GA 30213
678-216-0340; fax: 678-216-0341
Offering a wide range of sheet metal machines for the architectural roofing and metal building industry, Engage Machinery excels in providing an outstanding return on your investment. Unsurpassable technical support combined with a commitment to quality ensures complete satisfaction and maximum productivity. Call today for a catalog and be sure to check out our online videos. Extensive lines of hand brakes, shears, folders, rollformers, slitting, recoiling systems, and decoilers.
1200 Amboy Ave.
P.O. Box 149
Perth Amboy, N.J., 08861
732-826-8614; fax: 732-826-8865
Englert’s Metalman tools for metal roofing installation feature more than 20 tools for finished panels and trim work including snips for long and short cuts, exact curve cutting, or compound left and right cutting; sheet metal working pliers including seam openers, seamers, straight and angled as well as hard benders, folders, plastic hammers, and the portable “Swenson Shears.”
ET&F Fastening Systems Inc.
29019 Solon Road
Solon, OH 44139
800-248-2376; fax: 440-248-0423
ET&F Fastening Systems’ innovative pneumatic fastening tools and hardened steel pins allow split second fastening to steel and concrete substrates without the need for pre-drilled holes. Our products have major building code and building component manufacturer approval. We offer engineering assistance, product training and national distribution.
Everhard Products Inc.
1016 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
800-298-2832; fax: 800-225-0984; email: email@example.com
Made in U.S.A. hand tools for Membrane Roofing, Waterproofing: Steel and Silicone Seam Rollers, Seam Testers and Probes, Fairmont Tongs, Hand Seamers, Klenk® Aviation Snips, Locking Pliers/Clamps.
27001 Agoura Road, Suite 280
Calabasas, CA 91301
888-788-8463; fax: 818-222-6148
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.
Excalibur Tools USA, LLC
P.O. Box 044224
Racine, WI 53404-7004
262-639-2723; fax: 262-639-0477
Excalibur’s cutting tools from Australia include a sheet metal and multi-board models available in corded and cordless units. The electric model also comes in 240 volt for world usage. The Excalibur sheet metal cutter cuts sheet metal with ease, speed, power, and maneuverability. It cuts mild steel up to 1.6 mm (16 gauge) and stainless up to 1.2 mm (18 gauge). The multi-board cutter creates minimum amount of dust and cuts up to 3/8-inch non-compressed fiber cement board It can also cut plasterboard up to 5/8 of an inch.
Falcon Ladder & Scaffold Mfg.
222 Adams Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 7R2
800-522-3313; fax: 250-765-4228
The home of the Original Trigger Bench announces the opening of its Atlanta, Ga. 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.
Fall Protection Guardrail Systems, LLC
1233 Turner Meadow Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Fall Protection Guardrail Systems, LLC manufactures and sells guardrail systems that meet OSHA regulations throughout the United States and Canada. The Bodyguard Rail System is a unique fall protection guardrail system that is rugged, lightweight, and can be easily installed and dismantled in minutes. With its powdercoat finish and fully welded connections The Bodyguard Rail systems will give you reliable service for years to come.
Flame Engineering Inc.
P.O. Box 577
Lacrosse, KS 67548
888-388-6724; fax: 785-222-3619
Flame Engineering manufactures the complete line of Red Dragon Roofing torches and equipment designed for contractors applying modified bitumen. The Red Dragon RD Series Roof Dryers defrost, dry and get you back on the job with minimum effort. Dryers work by combining high heat (up to 350°F) and a 200 mph airstream to facilitate quick drying. There are no electrical cords or danger of electrical shock. The dryer is available with a Honda or Briggs & Stratton engine.
16 Esquire Road
North Billerica, MA 01862
978-901-8206; fax: 978-901-8887
FLIR Systems Inc., a leader in infrared (IR) cameras and technology, offers an extensive line of thermal imagers including the BCAM, an easy-to-use, ultra-portable offering with an attractive price, and the ThermaCAM BX320, a robust, high-resolution camera offering unsurpassed image clarity and detail. Increase profits, save time and money, improve worker safety and document results for building owners with tangible proof.
P.O. Box 9090
Everett, WA 98206
800-443-5853; fax: 425-446-5116
Fluke provides easy-to-use, affordable infrared cameras for the roofing and building sciences industry. The Ti10 and Ti25 are the newest additions to a line of thermal imagers designed to make contractors more productive and contribute to the bottom line. Outstanding thermal sensitivity makes even the slightest temperature variation visible. IR-Fusion® blended digital-thermal pictures and the biggest on-camera displays make your job easier. The cameras also offer point-and-shoot simplicity and free PC software for custom reports.
Foam Materials & Equipment Co.
410 Talcott Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63147
314-231-6712; fax: 314-231-6448
Foam Materials & Equipment Co. is a distributor of materials, parts, equipment and miscellaneous items for roofing and wall systems. Give us a call or come visit our showroom for more details on our products and services.
Garden State Engine & Equipment Co. Inc.
3509 Rt. 22 East
Somerville, NJ 08876
800-479-8357; fax: 908-534-5623
Since 1977, we’ve been known as the source for truck-mounted material handling equipment. We specialize in cranes, forklifts and lifting devices that are mounted on commercial vehicles. GSE&E is a fully authorized sales, parts and service provider for several models of telescoping, knuckle-boom and wallboard cranes; block unloaders; aerial work platforms; and truck-mounted forklifts.
2601 Niagara Lane
Plymouth, MN 55447
800-328-9522 or 763-553-1935; fax: 763-553-1093
In a single pass, Garlock’s self-propelled twin saw will cut a 25-inch wide path almost by itself. Named the Enforcer, the unit’s twin-blade design can easily provide up to three times the production of single-blade machines. Best of all, despite all its power, the Enforcer is incredibly easy to operate and maneuver. Key features include forward and reverse, quick-stop controls, and a foot-operated control for blade depth that allows the operator to keep both hands firmly on the handlebar and primary controls.
GRACO | GUSMER
88 11th Ave N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
877-844-7226; fax: 612-378-3597
Graco | Gusmer is a manufacturer of equipment for the roofing market, providing solutions for the application of high-performance materials. Our plural-component proportioners and sprayers are easy to operate and maintain, yet give you on-ratio accuracy and control to help make your contracting business more profitable. For more information, contact Graco | Gusmer and ask about our line of high-performance coatings and foam equipment.
Grip-Rite Tools by PrimeSource
2115 East Belt Line Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
800-676-7777; fax: 972-478-6742
Grip-Rite offers its popular brand of fasteners as well as a complete pneumatic fastening system. Grip-Rite Tools are designed for performance and durability. Grip-Rite Compressors achieve the perfect balance between power and portability. Trust Grip-Rite for all of your fastening needs.
9475 Pascal Gagnon
St-Léonard, Québec H1P 1Z4
888-325-9953; fax: 514-325-9952
Grizzly is a leading manufacturer of high-quality roofing and construction equipment. The reliability and performance of our products are unparalleled, their engineering development is based on expert advice from leading contractors in the field and our craftsmanship is nothing short of the best. At Grizzly we are constantly working to develop durable top-quality machines and tools to make your workdays safer and a little easier. Grizzly - the professional’s choice.
Hastings Manufacturing Inc.
126 Stryker Lane, Bldg. 24, Unit 8
Hillsborough, N.J. 08844
800-336-4690; fax 908-359-3105
Hastings Manufacturing Inc. is a manufacturer of tear-off tools, roofing brackets, slater’s brackets, magnetic sweepers, seam rollers (short handle), seam rollers (long handle), roofing brushes.
1280 Chatahoochee Ave. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
800-241-4628; fax: 404-350-2696
Heely-Brown Co., your LEISTER Sales and Service Center, has a mission to provide exemplary service. As a leader in quality products, we have attained a solid reputation for our courteous and ambitious staff and for our prompt and hassle-free delivery. Since 1939, our customers rely on us to supply the equipment needed. We are a factory-direct distributor with on-site repair facilities for your convenience.
Hennes-Johnson Equipment Co.
711 E. Main Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
800-249-1349; fax: 952-447-1379
Specializing in the application of cold process coatings and adhesives, Hennes-Johnson Equipment offers the latest advances in high-performance spray and extrusion equipment to roofing contractors throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. From pump service kits and accessories to complete self-contained trailer-mounted spray rigs, Hennes-Johnson Equipment stands ready to serve all your cold process application needs.
P.O. Box 21148
Tulsa, OK 74121
866-445-8827; fax: 800-879-7000
Hilti is a manufacturer and supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools and fastening systems for the professional user, including the new Hilti TE 2 Rotary Hammer Drills and the SFH 151-A and SF 151-A Cordless Drill/Drivers. With more than 800 highly trained Hilti account managers and engineers throughout North America and an additional 1,300 Hilti employees nationwide, Hilti expertise covers the areas of powder-actuated fastening, drilling and demolition, diamond coring and cutting, measuring, screw fastening, adhesive and mechanical anchoring, and strut and hanger systems.
Hitachi Power Tools (USA) Inc.
3950 Steve Reynolds Blvd
Norcross, GA 30093
800-829-4752; fax: 770-564-7003
Hitachi Power Tools manufactures an extensive line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. Consistently rated No. 1 for quality, Hitachi tools are known within the industry to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Hitachi nailers will prove to be the most reliable employees on your payroll.
Howard Tools Inc.
2 Willow Lane
Conklin, NY 13748
The Shingle Shear makes accurate cutting of all types of fiberglass and asphalt shingles fast and easy. Now Howard Tools has introduced a new Shingle Shear at a greatly reduced price level without reducing quality and performance, and still proudly made in the USA. The Shingle Shear cutting assembly can be mounted to a plywood table provided by the roofer. All the necessary components and hardware are provided.
Hyde Tools Inc.
54 Eastford Road
Southbridge, MA 01550
800-872-4933; fax: 508-765-5250
The 110-page HYDE® catalog, available on CD, provides a huge selection of hand tools for many types of contract jobs, from surface preparation and spray painting to drywall, masonry, roofing and other trades. Roofing selections include specialized knives, heavy-duty scrapers and mixers, trowels, caulk guns and more. For those who also handle contract spray painting or specialty coatings, the company offers high-end spray extensions and professional spray shields that allow you to paint even two-story exteriors with ease, right from the ground.
Hydro Mobile Inc.
125 de L’Industrie,
L’Assomption, QC J5W 2T9
888-484-9376; fax: 450-589-0370
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 the leader of the industry.
960 Commerce Drive
Union Grove, WI 53182
800-642-0775; fax: 262-752-2410
Hy-Safe Technology is a turnkey fall protection provider. Hy-Safe features all fall protection equipment: harnesses, lanyards, temporary anchorages and kits, as well as engineered systems. The company can design, engineer and install a fall protection system that meets your specific safety requirements. Whether you need a custom designed or a standard system, we have a solution for your project or application. With more than 75 years of comprehensive experience, Hy-Safe Technology’s knowledgeable staff will propose a completely integral, cost-effective solution.
1400 Sullivan Dr.
Greenville NC, 27835
Hyster Company is a leading lift truck designer and manufacturer in North America. Hyster offers more than 130 models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel, and electric power, with the widest capacity range in the industry - from 2,500 pounds to 105,000 pounds - supported by the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer network.
Hy-Tech Products Inc.
4705 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44134
800-635-0384; fax: 216-661-5030
Hy-Tech Products was founded in 1984 to be the premier supplier of quality roofing equipment to the commercial roofing industry. Hy-Tech Products offers the very best roofing equipment on the market, including Leister hot-air welding equipment, BUR equipment, tankers, single-ply equipment, hoists, hand tools and safety equipment. Hy-Tech has hundreds of drains in stock from all major brands, including Smith, Wade, Zurn and Josam. Search and buy online at www.hy-techroofdrains.com in minutes, with same-day shipping on most orders. Our amazing DrainWizard™ makes it simple, quick and convenient to find every dome, ring and accessory - no matter how old or unique.
Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
N8091 Maple St
Ixonia, WI 53036
800-331-4832; fax: 920-261-7117
Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp. is the manufacturer of the Hurricane line of industrial roof vacuum loaders, the most powerful and reliable vacuums available. The Hurricane is the industry’s best vacuum for quick removal of ballast, pea gravel and everything in between. We also supply roof vacuum contractors with, hoses, roof vacuum nozzles, and related supplies.
Jabos Industries Inc.
852 Durman Ave.
Lake Placid, FL 33852
877-624-2887; fax: 863-243-1917
The Magnum Cap Cutter will cut five full three-tab shingles into 15 ridge caps with one pull of the lever. Also available are the Magnum Dimensional Shingle Cap Cutter and Metric 3-Tab Cutter. Magnum Cap Cutters are designed to fit into the Reese hitch of your pickup or in our portable stand.
10315 West U.S. 36
P.O. Box 155
Covington, OH 45318
Jcrane Inc. is a family owned and operated company with more than 25 years of experience in the crane and rigging industry. Jcrane specializes in mobile crane rentals with operators, self-erecting crane rentals, and tower crane sales.
JIT Jeil Tacker Ltd.
Founded in 1983, JIT is a manufacturer of pneumatic nailers, staplers and all types of fasteners. For a list of authorized distributors, visit www.jeiltacker.com.
JLG Industries Inc.
1 JLG Drive
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
877-554-5438; fax: 717-485-6417
JLG Industries, Inc. offers four brands of commercial telehandlers that represent three prominent design concepts. SkyTrak® and JLG® telehandler brands represent all-wheel steer machines. The all-wheel steering provides three steering modes: two wheel, four-wheel circle and four-wheel crab for maximum maneuverability. Gradall and Lull® branded telehandlers provide distinctive features unmatched by any other brand on the market. All telehandlers can be outfitted with a variety of attachments that help to get the job done. Other products manufactured by JLG Industries include aerial work platforms, stock pickers and Triple-L® Power Deck Trailers.
841 21 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
800-992-8996; fax: 970-523-5881
For over 35 years in business, Jobsite has also built a reputation for manufacturing long lasting roll-forming equipment including a full line of gutter machines and roofing machines. Jobsite is now manufacturing the most efficient downspout and elbow machine on the market. They have also developed an efficient steel framing system that includes laser template panelizing and automated production on their own heavy-duty steel stud and track machine. Jobsite Inc. also houses on of the largest jobshops in Colorado for sheet metal fabrication, precision machining, laser cutting and finishing services.
Kirby Fiberglass Inc.
652 E. Industrial Blvd.
Pueblo West, CO 81007
800-748-2802; fax: 719-547-3764
KF Glasphalt mops feature revolutionary glass fiber yarn that is non-porous, inorganic and resistant to heat. The fibers are uniquely twisted, enhancing the resistance to wear. The result is a superior, high-performance mop and increased economy because it will last four to five days. Call for a free sample.
A Division of Everhard Products Inc.
1016 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
800-327-5619; fax: 800-225-0984
Made in USA hand tools for HVACR, Metal Roofing, Sheet Metal applications: Klenk® Aviation Snips, Fairmont Tongs, Folding Tools, Hand Seamers, Crimpers, Pipe Cutters, Snap-lock Punch, Notcher, Duct Cleat Driving Tool, Duct Slicer, Duct Stretcher, Tinner's Hammers, Replaceable-blade Snips, Tinner's Shears, Teflon® Coated Shears, Stak-N-Totes stacking tool/parts carriers, Laminate Shears, Dual Duct Knives, Utility Knives, Select-A-Bit™ Multi-drivers, Adjustable-length Nut Drivers, 4 in 1 Multi-socket Nut Driver, Wrenches, Prybars, Pliers, 2 in 1 Cutter/Stripper, Tubing Cutters, Telescoping Inspection Mirrors/Pickup Tools, Telescoping Flashlight/Magnetic Pickup Tool, Magnetic-tip Tape Measure.
Knaack Manufacturing Co.
420 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-6093; fax: 815-459-9097
The new Weather Guard Hi-Side Truck Boxes have been specifically designed for tool storage above the bed of trucks with a new three-point latching system that secures each side of the box with a strong seal against theft, vandalism and weather. The picture frame body design has an extra large opening for maximum utilization of storage space and tool accessibility.
Knudson Mfg. Inc.
10401 W. 120th Ave.
Broomfield, Co. 80021
800-548-2622; fax: 303-469-7994
Knudson Mfg. Inc. is known for manufacturing the highest quality roof panel roll-forming equipment available. Our reputation is proven by thousands of Knudson forming machines operating on every continent. Our Varipan-21 is the strongest and most versatile machine of its kind. It produces up to 6 separate profiles in the same machine, with minimal change over time. Knudson Mfg. continues to lead the way in on-site forming technology.
Kraft Tool Company Inc.
8325 Hedge Lane Terrace
Shawnee, KS 66227
800-422-2448; fax: 800-985-7238
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 finger tip handle and full grip trigger for ease and comfort. Comes with removable nozzle and three removable tips for easy clean up.
Leister Process Technologies
Achieve fast, clean, consistent bitumen sheet welding results with Leister’s BITUMAT. For more than 50 years, Leister Process Technologies has been the worldwide leader in plastic-welding and hot-air equipment. The easy-to-operate, flameless BITUMAT proves that Leister continues to set the standard for performance and quality. For more information, contact these authorized Leister distributors: Assembly Supplies (West) 800-694-1472; Heely-Brown (South) 800-241-4628; Industrial Heat Sources (Midwest/East) 800-635-0384
301 Chestnut Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028 413-525-3961; fax: 413-525-8867
The LENOX® Gold™ bi-metal utility blade is the first ever to feature a titanium nitride-coated edge, making it the longest lasting utility blade ever made. Users can extend the life of these blades even further by using the innovative new LENOX Gold utility knife, which has a patented titanium-coated stainless steel nose that stands up to the most abusive work situations like no other knife on the market.
Level Rite, LLC
3120 Foothill Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95966
The Rooftop Material Transport by Level Rite Ladder Safety Tools does your heavy lifting. An adjustable Tray “rides the rails” of your ladder that is suspended from the roof line with a Portable Tether/Ladder Roof Anchor. Your operator controls the electric-powered winch to determine where the Transport positions tools and materials on the roof. A framework (sold separate) modifies the Transport to carry solar panels, windows/doors, sheet rock, etc.
Lincoln Equipment Associates
407 Rear Mystic Ave
800-331-5087; fax: 781-396-0793
Serving all New England with the finest roofing tools and equipment, including Garlock equipment, Leister hot air tools, generators, sheet metal tools, hand tools, tear-off equipment, ladder hoists, Gemtor safety equipment - all the tools and equipment needed in the roofing industry.
P.O. Box 83
Palos Park, IL 60464
888-564-4374; fax: 708-923-1041
LoggerHead Tools designs, develops and markets innovative, new-to-the-world tools manufactured in the United States. Its mission is to create value-added, problem-solving innovations that provide enhanced value to its customers. LoggerHead Tools’ products include the Bionic Wrench™ series of adjustable wrenches, Bionic Grip™ series of open-ended adjustable wrenches, and the Bionic ImmiX™ series of universal multi-tools. The company recently announced its Pro-Gear line of professional-grade tools.
The M. K. Morse Co.
1101 11th Street S.E.
Canton, OH 44707
330-453-8187; fax: 330-453-1111
The company is a manufacturer of professional quality power tool accessories and industrial saw blades. Its Metal Devil metal cutting circular saw blades are designed to cut quicker, cooler and cleaner than traditional methods. Additional blades include portable bands, hole saws, reciprocating and jigsaw blades and hacks.
Makita USA, Inc.
14930 Northam Street
La Mirada, CA 90638-5753
800-462-5482; fax: 714-522-8133
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to produce tools that are stronger, lighter, more powerful and easier to use.
Marathon Roofing Products
3310 N. Benzing Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127-1538
800-828-8424; fax: 716-332-7676
Marathon Roofing Products offers a full line of roofing equipment and accessories, including kettles, cutters, on-deck equipment, powered on-deck equipment, ladder hoists, tools, mops and a full line of accessories for the commercial roofer.
104 South 8th Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
800-888-0127; fax: 800-477-6341
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.
MAX USA Corp.
257 E 2nd St.
Mineola, NY 11501
516-741-3151; fax: 516-741-3272
MAX USA Corp, the North American Distribution arm of MAX Co. Ltd., recently introduced its SuperFramer SN883CH/28, a 28-clipped head framing nailer, and the SuperStapler TA551A/16-11, which is equipped with a newly designed three-tooth driver blade. For a listing of the company’s pneumatic tools, fastening systems, and other products, visit www.maxusacorp.com.
1231 Wilson Dr.
West Chester, PA 19380
800-638-2264; fax: 800-638-2261
Metabo offers its bench-top woodworking tools, including the KGS 255 8 1/2 inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw, the KGS 303 10-inch and KGS 305 12-inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saws, the TS 250 10-inch Table Saw and the DH 316 Portable Thickness Planer. All five products boast a number of innovative features, including Metabo’s exclusive dust collection system designed to efficiently remove dust through the base of the saw.
100 International Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269
770-631-0002; fax: 770-631-7776
MetalForming Inc. is the North American leader in metal building and architectural sheet metal technology. The company sells and services high-quality metal folders, shears, roll-formers, slitters, curvers and hand tools from the most respected manufacturers across the globe. In addition to offering the widest choice of sheet metal products in the industry, the company has an experienced applications engineering staff, a highly trained sales and service team and the largest parts inventory available, as well as MFI DirectLink, which puts MFI’s technical support team together with its customers via computer and video screen hookup, for faster and less expensive installation, training and troubleshooting.
Midwest Tool and Cutlery Co.
P.O. Box 160, 1210 Progress Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091
269-651-7964; fax: 269-651-4412
The complete line of Midwest Snips® brand tradesman-quality aviation and tinner snips are made in the United States. Blades are hot drop forged of U.S. steel in our Kalkaska, Mich., forge and finished in our Sturgis, Mich., factory and corporate headquarters. The design of our revolutionary Upright Snips™ significantly improves the task of cutting sheet metal and other materials. The new MagSnips® models feature easily replaceable blades and a light-in-weight cast magnesium frame weighing just 14.4 ounces.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
P.O. Box 1079
Appleton, WI 54912
With headquarters in Appleton, Wis., Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding equipment and related equipment for metalworking, construction, maintenance and other applications. The Trailblazer 302 Air Pak is a welding generator that also includes a built-in air compressor. Miller Electric is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW).
Miller Fall Protection, a Bacou-Dalloz company
1345 15th Street
Franklin, PA 16323
800-873-5242; fax 800-892-4078
The easy-to-install Titan ReadyRoofer® Kit by Miller Fall Protection is a complete fall protection system designed specifically for roofing applications. Featuring a versatile and reusable roof anchor that installs on steep-pitched or flat-surface roofs, the kit also includes universal-sized, full-body harness, shock-absorbing lanyard, trailing rope grab, rope lifeline and waterproof storage container. All Miller® and Titan™ fall protection products meet applicable OSHA, ANSI and CSA standards ensuring safety and compliance on the jobsite.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
13135 W. Lisbon Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
800-729-3878; fax: 800-638-9583
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., founded in 1924, is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of professional and industrial heavy-duty portable corded and cordless power tools, accessories and safety equipment. Products include Sawzall® reciprocating saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, band saws, pneumatic nailers, grinders, sanders and the new Trade Titan series of heavy duty work carts and accessories.
MIXPAC Equipment Inc.
8 Willow Street
Salem, NH, 03079
603-893-9004; fax: 603-893-1048
MIXPAC Equipment Inc. offers an innovative line of refillable, PAM™ Point of Application dispensing systems for two-component adhesives and sealants. It offers the mobility and precision mixing of MIXPAC Cartridges while optimizing the cost saving benefits of using bulk materials.
Monroe Infrared Technology Inc.
6 Brown St.
Kennebunk, ME 04043
800-221-0163; fax: 207-985-3146
Since 1984, Monroe Infrared Technology, Inc. has been a leading provider of infrared cameras to the commercial and industrial communities. We offer a complete family of infrared cameras and software products to the Infrared Imaging industry. Our Heat-Find IR Jr. camera is an easy to use, rugged infrared camera, with a large LCD, perfect for roofing inspections. We also provide infrared roofing inspections. Please visit our Web site and click on “services” for more information.
Muro North America Inc.
7 Tilbury Court
Brampton, ON L6T 3T4
800-665-6876; fax: 905-451-7936
Muro is a proven leader 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 inches, saving time for workers on the job. Muro represents quality, performance and durability for professional contractors throughout the world.
National Nail Corp.
2964 Clydon S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
800-968-6245; fax: 616-531-5970
The STINGER CH38 Cap Hammer, CH38A Autofeed Cap Hammer set the standard for securing roofing felt and house wrap. The STINGER CH38 gets the job done for a fraction of the cost of a pneumatic cap stapler and deliver best practice installation - cap fasteners are a recommended best practice because caps help seal out moisture. Weight: 2.6 pounds. Capacity: 168 1-inch plastic collated caps and 168 3/8-inch staples. An air-powered version (CS58 Cap Stapler) is available for higher production applications.
540 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
800-637-7368; fax: 602-251-0555
NES Rentals provides contractors with extensive industry knowledge and one of the largest and best-maintained aerial fleets in North America. The company’s staff will help choose the right lift for the job with timely service and delivery. Within its fleet, the company provides a vast selection of scissor lifts, articulating and telescoping booms, rough terrain forklifts and more.
New Heights LLC
11 Township Drive
Paradise, PA 17562
Equipter state-of-the-art roofing equipment greatly reduces labor hours and increases profits for residential roofing companies. Designed for residential roofing contractors, the Equipter “Roofers Buggy” is self-propelled and also towable. The Equipter RB4000 has the ability to lift its container up to the roof edge to catch asphalt shingle debris and also to lift 4,000 pounds of roofing materials to the roof height. The self-propelled roofing trailer is compact and has wide tires to prevent tracks in yards.
New Tech Machinery
1300 40th St.
Denver, CO 80205
303-294-0538; fax: 303-294-9407
New Tech Machinery offers portable onsite and in-plant roll-forming equipment used in residential, architectural and commercial applications. Patented equipment includes: four panel machines, a flush wall/soffit machine and four gutter machines. Multiple profiles, variable widths and materials make NTM the most versatile equipment in the industry, providing machinery to metal roofing contractors, gutter contractors, and in-plant manufacturers worldwide.
North American Bocker
302 W. Lane St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
888-262-5371; fax: 919-832-8493
NA Bocker has served the United States and Canada since 1985, providing unparalleled customer support and products. Offerings include Bocker telescoping hydraulic hoists and remote-controlled towable cranes, Freund hand tools for metal and slate, Draco nibblers and shears, Wuko clippers and benders, Excalibur shears, Express soldering equipment and many other quality manufacturers. Centrally located on the East coast, the company offers same-day shipping and an online store.
153 Bowles Road
Agawam, MA 01001
OMG Inc. is a leading manufacturer of fasteners and building products for the commercial and residential construction industry. Company divisions include OMG Roofing Products, which provides roofing fasteners, adhesives and other roofing supplies; and FastenMaster, a brand of task-specific, contractor-quality fasteners engineered to enable professionals to work effectively and efficiently. For more information visit www.olyfast.com or call 800-633-3800.
On Top Safety Equipment
600 Cayuga Creek Road
Buffalo, NY 14227
On Top Safety Equipment offers the Fast Track Fall Protection Guardrail System - designed by roofers for roofers. It works on single-level, multi-level and high-rise roofs and can easily be installed by one or two men. It meets and exceeds OSHA requirements and sets up and tears down quickly.
Palfinger North America
P.O. Box 846
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V6
800-816-1858; fax: 905-374-1203
Palfinger North America is a leading manufacturer of truck-mounted forklifts. These “Next Generation of Truck-mounted Forklifts” offer the speed, power, lift capacity and maneuverability you need to deliver wallboard over rugged terrain, to crowded work sites and tight spaces with ease and reliability and in fewer trips.
PAM Fastening Technology Inc.
2120 Gateway Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208
800-699-2674; fax: 704-394-9339
PAM Fastening Technology Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Buehnen Group, located in Bremen, Germany. PAM’s newest products include a line of autofeed screwdriver systems and collated screws for construction applications such as fastening subfloors, drywall, roof tiles, outdoor decks, piers, docks and fences. PAM’s products are sold primarily through a nationwide network of distributors and manufacturer representatives.
888 Forest Edge Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
847-634-1900; fax: 847-634-6602
Paslode, a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of cordless and pneumatic fastening systems for construction, remodeling and industrial applications.
P.O. Box 24158
Houston, TX 77229-4158
800-231-6117; fax: 877-231-6117
The FallGuard™ Skylight Screen is a safety product that offers “passive protection” to prevent falls through acrylic dome and corrugated fiberglass skylights. “Passive protection” safety products do not rely on hazard recognition or the taking of appropriate action to avoid a hazard. Unlike many safety products, properly installed FallGuard™ Skylight Screens completely eliminate the hazard.
PLS•Pacific Laser Systems
2550 Kerner Boulevard
San Rafael, CA 94901
800-601-4500; fax: 415-453-5768
PLS• 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.
4825 Highway 45 North
P.O. Box 2468
Jackson, TN 38302-2468
888-848-5175; fax 800-537-3804
PORTER-CABLE has expanded its new line of professional-grade corded and cordless power tools, allowing users to build a system tailored to their individual needs. The line will add nine new tools (seven cordless and two corded), two 18-volt lithium-ion combination kits, two additional 18-volt lithium-ion battery types and a full range of accessories.
Powers Fasteners Inc.
2 Powers Lane
Brewster, NY 10509
914-235-6300; fax: 914-576-6483
Powers Fasteners is a global company specializing in manufacturing and marketing quality anchoring and fastening products for concrete, masonry, and steel. The company offers its full round head gas nailing system, the Powers Trak-It W321FRH gas fastening tool that shoots plastic coated, full round head nails for speed and efficiency in wood-to-wood residential framing applications.
PrimeSource Building Products Inc.
2115 East Belt Line Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
972-417-3701; fax: 972-417-8980
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 our authorized service centers.
Protective Roofing Products Ltd.
10 Pinelands Ave., Unit 5
Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3A5
905-662-1169; fax: 905-662.8520
Protective Roofing Products Ltd. offers the PR 600, a fall arrest anchoring system designed for use on flat roofs. The product clamps onto any three- or four-wheel utility roof cart. This allows the PR 600 to be moved along the roof by pulling the cart to the desired working location and adjusting the ballast weight. This sets the system in place, providing a fall-safe working area. The PR 600 meets OSHA compliance 1926.502d.
Quicksilver Engineering Co.
525-E SW Calapooia
Sutherlin, OR 97479
800-460-7579; fax: 541 459-5571
Quicksilver sells SpeedStand Warning Lines for fall protection featuring an easy-to-use, one-piece folding stand. The company also offers a special stand for metal roofs, replacement flag lines, anchor guardrails, Tarp Master truck-tarping systems and truck tarps.
RAS Systems LLC
1135 Dividend Court
Peachtree City, GA 30269-1926
770-487-7300; fax: 770-487-1007
RAS is a leading manufacturer of CNC folding machines, roll-formers and shears. The TURBObend folder and the 52.30 SMARTcut swing beam shear are the prefect combination for any sheet metal shop. If you are looking to produce 10-foot standard or special roofing shapes and architectural parts, these machines are a must. Parts are produced in record time with one operator and the fit and finish at the jobsite are perfect every time. The bottom line is less labor in the shop and at the site.
544 Gristmill Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
877-800-2500; fax: 717-445-0511
RayTec offers the Hangfast® gutter hanger and the Real™ Gutter Cover. Raytec also offers flat and pre-bent flashing in over 50 sizes in a variety of gauges and colors. Raytec’s zinc screws are manufactured specifically for outdoor use and are available in all popular sizes and colors, including a new gold-colored plating.
Reeves Roofing Equipment
P.O. Box 720
Helotes, TX 78023
210-695-3567; fax: 210-695-3554
Reeves Roofing Equipment offers kettles and accessories, powered and non-powered on-deck equipment, and other deck and safety equipment. Reeves’ equipment is “Made in America,” and we are proud of it.
Reimann & Georger Corp. (RGC)
P.O. Box 681
Buffalo NY 14240
800-831-5438; fax: 716-895-1547
RGC offers 200- and 400-pound capacity Platform Hoists with either gas or electric power that lift up to 44 feet high. Hydraulic Swing Hoists are available with 1,000- and 2,000-pound lifting capacities and gas or electric power. The heavy-duty HydraWinch HD makes it possible to raise 2,000 pounds up to 700 feet and 1,000 pounds up to 350 feet. The versatile Ground-Mounted Hoist lifts up to 500 pounds and the Trolley Hoist lifts up to 1,000 pounds. Accessories are available for each model.
RIDGID Power Tools
P.O. Box 35, Hwy. 8
Pickens, SC 29671
RIDGID® power tools are designed to serve the needs of professional contractors who demand maximum power and superior durability. The power tools are designed to enhance productivity, enabling the user to accomplish work more quickly, more accurately and with less effort. All RIDGID power tools carry a 90-day satisfaction guarantee, a three-year limited service warranty as well as a lifetime service agreement, providing free parts and service for life upon submission of registration and proof of purchase.
1147 Tienken Ct.
Rochester Hills, MI 48306
Save half the labor costs on a tear-off (and one-third on a tear-off and installation) by cutting the roof into manageable sections with the RipCart. The RipCart is a wheeled platform for a circular saw that allows roofers to cut old shingles into neat sections to aid in tear-offs. It also can be used to cut ridge vent openings and pieces of rotten decking while standing up and walking behind the saw. To view a video of the RipCart in action, visit www.ripcart.com.
974 Front NW, Suite#100
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
800-249-4747; fax: 616-454-0404
The Plasti-Grip CBW is a large plastic washer that secures commercial building wrap and seals around the screw penetration. The multi-use fastener applies house wrap, EIFS, stucco and rigid foam.
Roll Former Corp.
140 Independence Lane
Chalfont, PA 18914
215-997-2511; fax: 215-997-5544
Roll Former offers in-plant and portable roll-forming machines and curved-panel roll-forming machines.
Roof Mates Inc.
1450 Grimm Road, Suite 4
Severn, MD 21144
410-695-2667; fax: 410-695-2771
Roof Mates™ offers two pneumatic shingle cutting tools, the Air Knife and the new Shingle Saw RST. Blades for cutting asphalt, wood, plastics and light metals are available with the Shingle Saw RST. Also available is the Gable Master™, which is designed for holding ladders and pump jack poles on roof pitches from 3:12 to 18:12.
750 Monterey Pass Road
Monterey Park, CA 91754-3607
323-261-5122; fax: 323-261-8799
Roofmaster has been at the forefront of manufacturing roofing production equipment for over 56 years. Product innovations include the new All-Steel Knockdown Wheelbarrow. Other specialty items offered by Roofmaster include the Commdeck Satellite Dish Mounting Base systems, on-deck and off-deck roofing equipment, a complete assortment of roof drains and vents, specialty nails and screws, pipe stands, access ladders, roof hatches, fiberglass fabric, black sheathing felt, and a complete assortment of hand tools and protective equipment. For more information, please call Roofmaster toll free at 800-421-6174 (nationwide) or 800-372-6409 (California only).
Rooftop Equipment Inc.
4617 New Castle Road
New Wilmington, PA 16142
724-946-9999; fax: 724-946-8888
Rooftop Equipment introduces the new SuperSpreader, a gravity fed, easy-to-use, low-maintenance applicator for any pourable material. Forty-inch disposable rollers make accurate coverage simple and fast. The company also offers the BetterSpreader, the Fleeceback Membrane Roller, and replacement rollers.
2833 Huffman Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61103
815-962-3011; fax: 815-962-2227
Roper Whitney offers automated folding machines, in-plant and portable roll-forming machines and metal roofing hand tools.
1800 West Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
877-768-6947; fax: 224-232-3361
RotoZip® tools are engineered and manufactured to provide specialty cutting capability to professionals on the jobsite. The Spiral Saw™ system provides precision cutting solutions in a wide variety of construction materials including drywall, wood, metal, cement board, laminate flooring, plywood and now even floor tile.
Runnion Equipment Co.
7950 W. 47th St.
Lyons, IL 60534
708-447-3169; fax: 708-447-3730
Runnion Equipment Co. offers cranes and lifting accessories. We are recognized nationwide for our expertise in the boom-truck market and we have now extended our core business to include the POTAIN self-erecting tower crane.
Rutland Gutter Supply
10895 Rocket Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32824
407-859-1119; fax: 407-859-1123
Rutland Gutter Supply has the largest selection of half round gutter in the U.S.A., with a complete line of hangers and accessories to match. A variety of gutter sizes are available from residential to the largest commercial gutter designs. The company also offers complete installation of its products, which include copper gutters, aluminum gutters, decorative finials, chimney caps and more.
RYOBI Power Tools
1428 Pearman Dairy Road
Anderson, SC 29625
RYOBI® Power tools have select features customers expect to find on more expensive professional tools, the blend of these professional features with value pricing makes Ryobi the perfect choice for cost-conscious pros. All RYOBI power tools have a two-year warranty and 90-day satisfaction guarantee.
Safety Hoist Co.
P.O. Box 531
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
610-941-4333; fax: 610-941-4336
Safety Hoist Company manufactures 200- and 400-pound capacity platform material hoists. Our products provide a safer, easier and affordable means to roof load material on a jobsite.
The Safety Rail Source
2570 Blvd. of the Generals, Suite 200
Norristown, PA 19403
Safety Rail Source is your single source for easy-to-install, OSHA-compliant modular safety railings. The Safety Rail Source has provided customers like you with top of the line, pre-engineered safety products since 1999. The Kart-a-Rail includes 60 feet of OSHA-compliant railing, huge tires for easy rolling, and lifting points for crane. The 98-pound base plates have raised handles for easy lifting. Kart-a-Rail saves time and money.
Sellick Equipment Ltd.
P.O. Box 312547
Detroit, MI 48231
519-738-2255; fax: 519-738-3477
Sellick is a manufacturer of rough terrain material handling equipment including S Series fork lifts, TMF-55 truck-mounted fork lifts, JCB Teletruks, and parts and accessories.
Sellstrom Manufacturing Co.
One Sellstrom Drive
Palatine, IL 60067
847-358-200; fax: 847-358-8564
Sellstrom Manufacturing was formed in 1923 for the purpose of providing a safer workplace. Dedication to this primary objective has never changed. Sellstrom has grown over the years to encompass a full range of personal protective equipment. High quality standards, prompt reliable service and true commitment to our customers are the keys to Sellstrom’s success.
Senco Products Inc.
8485 Broadwell Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45244
800-543-4596; fax: 800-543-3299
Senco Products Inc. introduces the RoofPro™ 455XP. This roofing coil nailer represents a combination of rugged durability, light weight, high power and blistering speed that will make it a jobsite favorite among professional roofers. The tool is designed for asphalt and fiberglass shingle nailing, attaching tar paper, metal drip edges, insulation board and, with an optional attachment, vinyl and aluminum siding.
SFS Intec Inc.
Spring Street and Van Reed Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
800-234-4533; fax 610-376-8551
SFS Intec manufactures fasteners and tools designed to dramatically reduce installation labor, including WEATHER GARD fasteners and closure systems for the metal building industry and DEKFAST fastening systems for commercial roofing and membrane attachment.
5255 Zenith Parkway
Loves Park, IL 61111
815-639-1319; fax: 815-639-1320
Sievert Industries Inc. is full-line supplier of quality open-flame torches; gas hot-air welders; electronic robotic and hand welders; soldering equipment; and accessories including generators, power cords and plugs. Our goal is to provide our valued customers with the highest quality products, offering exceptional customer service, all at competitive prices.
5956 W. Las Positas Boulevard
Pleasanton, CA 94588
925-560-9000; fax: 925-847-1597
Fastening materials 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.
Skil Power Tools
1800 West Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
SKIL Power Tools has released the next generation of its legendary worm drive skilsaws. The SHD77M Skil Worm Drive, the MAG77, still features the magnesium housing, making it 2 pounds lighter than the standard model while delivering world-class power and jobsite durability. Improvements include a 51° Bevel with positive stop at 45° that allows the user to complete a wider range of cuts, and an impact-resistant carbide-tooth saw blade.
Spar-Marathon Roofing Equipment
3689 Weston Road
Weston, ON M9l 1W4
416-745-4111; fax: 416-745-6773
Spar-Marathon manufactures a wide range of roofing equipment and accessories. Included in the offerings are kettles and trailers, ladders and hydraulic hoists, on-deck equipment, and other tools and accessories.
Stanley Fastening Systems L.P.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
800-556-6696; fax: 800-842-9360
The Stanley-Bostitch Button Cap Stapler keeps felt paper, housewrap and foam board securely in place. Its wider 5/16-inch crown helps prevent the staple from punching through the plastic cap. The Bostich Button Cap Stapler loads 100 caps at a time and accepts up to a 1 1/2-inch long SL staple.
The L.S. Starrett Company, Construction Division
P.O. Box 40309
Charleston, SC 29423-0309
843-797-2500; fax: 843-797-1107
Beginning with a single tool, the combination square, Starrett has grown into a global manufacturer with a line of over 5,000 products. Starrett is now the pre-eminent manufacturer of precision tools, hand tools and saw blades.
200 Overhill Drive, Suite C
Mooresville, NC 28117
The new Striker Folding Multi-Blade features an aluminum handle designed to fit in the user’s hand, a thumb stud to safely open and close the blade, and a spring steel lock to securely lock the blade open or closed.
4257 E. Keyes Road
Ceres, CA 95307
209-632-9928; fax: 209-632-3285
Swenson Shear manufactures the Snap Table for notching and shearing of snap lock and standing seam and interchangeable blade pivot shears for exposed fastener panels. Panels can be notched and sheared for eaves, hips, valleys, and gable ends using manually powered tooling configured for hundreds of panel profiles.
Tapco Integrated Tool Systems
29797 Beck Road
Wixom, MI 48393
800-521-7567; fax: 888-459-0702
Tapco Integrated www.tapcotools.comTool Systems is a leader and innovator in professional installation tools and accessories, including brakes (portable and commercial), multi-angle saw tables, roll forming tool, roller shears, adjustable job horse, coil holder, adjustable stand with wheels, slitting and rib forming system. Tapco markets and sells its products through the wholesale distribution channel to contractors, remodelers, installers and builders.
THOR Systems Inc.
595 West State Street
Larksville, PA 18651
800-398-0376; fax: 570-779-9579
Tools include THOR Roofing Layout Tapes, THOR Double Chalkers, Magichalk and Belt Loop Toolholders. They increase productivity 18 percent to 36 percent by helping the user to install roofing faster, safer and with fewer labor issues, while getting a great looking roof, too.
1148 North Marshall
El Cajon, CA 92020
800-658-2473; fax 619-448-9072
Thunderbird roof drains are made of superior long-lasting copper. All Thunderbird Roof Drains feature the original seamless drain basin made of 20–ounce copper and the heavy-duty ABS CYCLOLAC dome strainer. All roof drains are available with built in overflows, separate overflows are also available. Roof drains are available with optional gravel stop.
Tie Down Engineering
5901 Wheaton Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30336
800-241-1806, ext.329; fax: 404-349-0401
TranzSporter Roofing Products will make your next construction job easier and more efficient. Our gas-powered platform hoist is ideal for moving shingles, roofing felt, insulation, lumber, and other building materials at remote building sites and hard-to-reach locations. We also offer our lightweight and compact Folding Perimeter Warning Line System.
200 Domain Drive
Stratham, NH 03885
800-258-0855; fax: 603-258-0855
Timberland PRO is recognized as an industry leader in the design, engineering and marketing of premium-quality footwear and accessories for working professionals who require the best comfort and protection on the job. The PowerWelt boot is made with Ever-Guard™ leather, a Timberland PRO trademarked technology that is waterproof, 10 times more abrasion resistant than standard leather, and heat resistant up to 346°F.
Triangle Fastener Corp.
1925 Preble Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
800-486-1832; fax: 412-321-7838
Triangle Fastener Corporation supplies a full line of tools and accessories for drilling, driving, cutting and sawing. We carry all major brands of standard and specialty tools that are designed for the professional contractor. Job-site support and training programs are available from all of our 24 locations to assure proper tool use.
C/O Black Hawk Sales Inc.
28 Pin Oak Drive
Littleton, CO 80127
303-972-7921; fax: 303-972-7106
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.
2105 Williams County Road 12-C
Bryan, OH 43506
800-443-9602; fax 419-636-1784
Since 1981, TRUFAST is known as a respected manufacturer and brand of engineered fastening solutions for the construction industry, including low-slope commercial roofing, architectural metal roofing, SIP/nail base panels, and log home/timber frame applications. The TRUFAST product offering also includes Dow adhesives and sealants, including INSTA STIK Quik Set Commercial Roofing Adhesive. TRUFAST products are part of the ALTENLOH, BRINCK & CO. Group of Ennepetal, Germany, and are manufactured at the ALTENLOH, BRINCK & CO. U.S., Inc. complex in Bryan, Ohio.
Up Side Down Supply
363 West Glenside Avenue
Glenside PA, 19038
800-776-7613; fax: 800-776-0169
The leader selling roofing tools, safety products and fall protection to roofers. Low prices, free nationwide delivery on most orders over $250 and same day shipping makes it easy to save time and money. See all our products at www.upsidedownsupply.com.
1800 West Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
877-267-2499; fax: 224-232-2425
The new Fiber Cement blade features precision-ground ultra-fine carbide that provides longer life and cleaner cuts. The blade is equipped with deep gullets engineered to minimize dust, increase material removal, and reduces heat build-up. The 7 1/4-inch blade has a 5/8-inch arbor to fit any standard circular saw and features a 13/16-inch diamond knock-out for worm drive saws.
93 Werner Road
Greenville, PA 16125
888-523-3370; Fax: 888-456-8457
Werner is a fully integrated manufacturer and distributor of fiberglass, aluminum and wood climbing products. Our products are backed by over 60 years of state-of-the-art product design, thorough testing, and evaluation experience, making us the leader in climbing equipment. We manufacture a full line of safe, professional-grade products for any job and build them to withstand even the most challenging professional jobs. Werner ladders are found on more trucks and on more jobsites than all other ladders combined. They are the pro’s choice in ladders.
The Winston Group Ltd.
1092 Carolina Drive
West Chicago, Il 60185
630-231-0419; fax: 630-231-0429
The Winston Group is an original equipment manufacturer of industrial-grade hot air welding tools and heat guns. The tools consist of a series of hand-held hot air welders as well as automatic versions for the roofing, flooring, civil engineering and industrial fabrics market. The company also offers a line of automatic self-propelled welders for the roofing market specifically designed to weld thermoplastic and modified bitumen membranes.
Zimmerman Metals Inc.
201 E. 58th Ave
Denver, CO 80216
800-247-4202; fax: 303-292-5013
Zimmerman offers in-plant and portable roll-forming machines. The NS-1000 produces 12-inch and 16-inch snap lock with fastening flange and 1 1/2-inch standing seam panels. The adjustable Z-Panel machine and the Commercial Roof Panel machine will form up to a 1 3/4-inch snap lock and 2-inch standing seam panels.
2009 Tool & Equipment Guide
May 1, 2009