Tool & Equipment Roundup
May 1, 2010
RhinoBondOMG Roofing Products
The RhinoBond system for installing TPO and PVC provides higher wind ratings with 25 percent to 50 percent fewer fasteners. The system uses one fastener and plate to secure the insulation and the membrane without penetrating the membrane. There are no seam fasteners and since the fastening points are spread across the roof in a grid pattern, the uplift load is more evenly distributed, providing higher wind ratings and virtually eliminating rooftop flutter. In addition, RhinoBond does not require half-sheets so there are fewer seams. Based on patented electromagnetic welding technology, RhinoBond is easy to use and approved by Factory Mutual as well as most system manufacturers. For more information, call 800-633-3800 or visit www.rhinobond.com.
Roof Safety ProtectionSafety Rail Source
Safety Rail Source specializes in non-penetrating, easy-to-install OSHA-compliant roof safety protection. Products include non-penetrating roof edge and skylight railings; skylight screens for domed, corrugated and standing seam roofs; roof hatch railings for all makes and sizes of roof hatches; and portable railings with an optional Kart for easy railing transport and storage. For more information, call 877-723-3766 or visit www.safetyrailsource.com.
Full Line of Tools and AccessoriesTriangle Fastener Corporation
Triangle Fastener Corporation supplies a full line of tools and accessories for drilling, driving, cutting and sawing. TFC carries all major brands of standard and specialty tools that are designed for the professional contractor. Jobsite support and training programs are available from all of the company’s 23 locations to ensure proper tool use. For more information on our tools and accessories, call 800-486-1832 or visit www.trianglefastener.com.
TranzSporter Ladder HookTie Down Engineering
The TranzSporter Ladder Hook with Wheel by Tie Down Engineering is used to quickly and safely access the roof. It attaches to the top two rungs of any ladder or track section. Simply roll ladder or track past the roof peak and turn it over; the hook secures to the opposite side of the roof peak. It features a rubber grip T-bar to prevent damage to shingles and metal roofs, and is yellow zinc plated steel for longer life. Two ladder hooks are recommended; ladder hooks sold separately. For more information, call 800-241-1806, ext. 329, or visit www.tiedown.com.
Tools, Equipment and Specialty ItemsABC Supply Co.
The ABC Supply Catalog gives professional contractors easy access to the tools, equipment and accessories they need to get the job done. The catalog contains more than 6,000 high-quality tools and specialty items, from hand and power tools to fasteners, caulks, sealants, ventilation, safety equipment, apparel and accessories. Products are available through any ABC Supply location or may be ordered online at www.abccatalog.com.
Single-Man Fall Arrest CartGarlock Equipment
The Cobra Lifelink Single-Man cart is a mobile anchorage system that helps protect one or two workers on an elevated jobsite. It provides fall arrest for one worker and fall restraint for a second. Compact and modular design fits easily into elevators, pickup trucks and through doorways. Workers roll the cart where it’s needed as work progresses. No anchorage to the substrate is required. Independent testing by a nationally recognized laboratory certifies the Cobra Lifelink is in compliance with OSHA regulation 1926.502(d). For more information, call Garlock Equipment at 877-791-4446 or visit www.garlockequip.com.
SuperMini SpreaderRooftop Equipment
Rooftop Equipment introduces the new SuperMini, a gravity-fed, easy-to-use, low-maintenance applicator for any pourable coating or adhesive material. The SuperMini is a smaller, maneuverable version of the company’s popular BetterSpreader and SuperSpreader. The 14-inch disposable rollers and 5-gallon tank make accurate coverage simple. Pre-drilled holes save time and waste; no need to punch holes in cans. Durable polyethylene 5-gallon tank allows easy cleanup. Pour in just what you need. Easy assembly and one-box shipping. For more information, call 800-222-6454 or visit www.rooftopequipment.com.
Structural Wood ScrewsSimpson Strong-Tie
Simpson Strong-Tie is launching a new series of structural wood screws for fastening multi-ply truss and engineered-wood assemblies. The new Strong-Drive SDW screws install from one side, firmly cinching plies together while eliminating the need to flip heavy girders. For more information, visit www.strongtie.com.
Dump Box for CranesBoxhaul
The Boxhaul Dump Box for cranes does not need hydraulics, weighs only 580 pounds and is rated up to 6,600 pounds. It boasts a capacity of over 5.2 cubic yards, over 40 percent more than competitor’s models. It has a 3/16-inch aluminum wall construction and a 3/16-inch bottom. It has a unique self-dumping design and can be operated by just the crane operator instead of having a man on the ground for unhooking. For more information or to view a demonstrational video, visit www.boxhaul.com or call 612-702-5392 for details.
Full Line of Tools and EquipmentAllied Building Products
Allied Building Products 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. For more information, visit www.alliedbuilding.com.
Hand Tools for RoofersMarathon Drains
Marathon Roofing Products offers a full line of equipment and hand tools for the commercial and residential roofer. Roof cutters, sprayers, and shingle rippers are just a few items that are available from Marathon. See our complete line at www.marathondrains.com. For more information, call 800-828-8424.
Mops and Applicator BrushesKirby Fiberglass
Still dragging a cotton mop? Switch to fiberglass and increase productivity with valuable performance advantages. Made from recycled fiberglass filaments, Kirby mops are heat resistant and reusable. The unique design and twisted yarn provide durability, maximum pick up and uniform coverage of asphalt for multiple days. Try the new Royal Kirby Applicator for improved application of elastomeric and aluminum coatings, primers, emulsions, hot rubber waterproofing and more. For more information, visit www.kirbyfiberglass.com.
Rooftop Material TransportLevel Rite Ladder Safety Tools
The Rooftop Material Transport rides the rails of your ladder that is suspended at the roof pitch with a Level Rite Portable Tether/Ladder Roof Anchor. Move material to any location on the ladder with the electric winch (included) that is anchored near the top of your ladder. For more information, call 530-534-6000 or visit www.levelrite.net.
Tools, Equipment and AccessoriesBradco Supply Corp.
Bradco is committed to being your best choice for tools and equipment. Our branches are stocked with everything you need, from hand tools and accessories to the professional’s top choices for power tools. No matter the size or scope of the job, you can count on Bradco to have exactly the right tools you need to save you time and ensure a great looking end result. Our tool catalog is always available online and our 2010 Tool Catalog will be in our branches soon. Be sure to pick up a monthly tool flyer to take advantage of specials deals and ask about our Bulk Buy Program, designed to reduce your costs even further. For more information, call 877-4BRADCO or visit www.bradcosupply.com.
Power Shears for Asphalt ShinglesMalco Products
Malco Products has introduced two power shears specialized for cutting asphalt shingles: a TurboShear accessory for electric drills and a high-speed, air-powered TurboShear. The model TSS1 Turboshear drill accessory option offers premium performance without the premium price by instantly transforming your existing electric power drill into a shingle-cutting power shear. There is no need to modify your drill. Malco’s pneumatic model TSS1A TurboShear offers even greater cutting speed in asphalt shingles is desired. It is rated at 90 psi, 4 cfm (6.2 Bar, 113 L/min) and is compatible with your existing nailer air supply. For more information, visit www.malcotools.com.
Quadraport Line SplitterDeWalt
The Quadraport Regulated Line Splitter features an impact-resistant resin body, liquid-filled gauge and robust handles and sidebars positioned to protect the couplers and the plug for added resilience to high-impact drops. The 3/8-inch inlet fitting allows for splitting by the jobsite, and the gauge allows users to retrieve a psi reading close to the tool. The regulator permits two different pressures at the jobsite, and the Quadraport is factory assembled and tested to guarantee that there are no leaks or pressure drops. The universal couplers accept the three major plug styles, and hang holes allow contractors to easily hang the product. Also, the design allows proper room for hand and wrench operation. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com.
Mount this unit on any Flatbed Truck and you can load roofs almost anywhere. Liftequipment Continuous Conveyors are made of lightweight aluminum so they are easier to set up and move around on the job. The Truck Mount Unit features hydraulic leveling and elevating controls, 360 degree rotation, 30 degree lock positions and a spring-loaded safety brake, which gives it added security. For more information, call 800-225-0057 or visit www.liftconveyor.com.
Dual-Plane Line LaserBosch Tools
With the introduction of its innovative new GLL2-80, Bosch Measuring Tools offers the world’s first 360 degree dual-plane line laser. Bosch’s GLL2-80 is capable of projecting constant lines on both vertical and horizontal planes, ideal for alignment and leveling applications. For specific applications, the GLL2-80 quickly switches between dual-plane, vertical-only and horizontal-only modes, providing best-in-class flexibility for the user. For more information, visit www.boschtools.com.
Compressor/Generator Combination UnitsJenny Products
Jenny Products Inc. introduces two compressor/generator combination models, providing both portable air and a power source in one versatile machine. The K11HGA-17P-3000W features Jenny’s renowned “K” pump, a heavy-duty, single-stage cast-iron compressor pump. The unit is powered by an 11-horsepower Honda GX series OHV engine with electric start. The G13HGA-17P-3000W features a “G” pump and a 13-horsepower, electric start Honda GX engine. Each model includes a 3,000-watt, 115V/230V generator. For more information, call 814-445-3400 or visit www.jennyproductsinc.com.
Welder/Generator/Air CompressorMiller Electric Mfg. Co.
The Miller Trailblazer 302 Air Pak welder/generator/air compressor is now available with a battery charger/jump starter to provide construction and structural steel professionals with a four-in-one tool that requires less truck space, uses less fuel and simplifies equipment management than purchasing separate components. For more information, call 800-426-4553 or visit www.millerwelds.com.
Portable Bending BreaksVan Mark Products
Van Mark Products introduces its line of Metal Master 20 portable bending brakes for the jobsite. The Industrial Metal Master 20 is designed to meet the demands of the metal roofing industry and features a 20 3/8-inch throat depth. Additional features include ergonomic bending handles and Power Lock™ bar technology, which provides both stronger clamping pressure and an increased bending radius for faster, easier hemming. Available soon, the new EZ-Go brake support provides a central drop-down wheel system for effortless maneuverability on the jobsite. For more information, visit www.van-mark.com.
Self-Propelled Roofing TrailerEquipter
The self-propelled and easily towable Equipter RB4000 “Roofers Buggy” reduces time and labor costs related to job clean-up. With more time focused on roof installation, profits increase as more jobs are completed with fewer employees. The RB4000 minimizes landscape destruction and keeps lawns cleaner, a great sales tool to close bids with homeowners. For more information, call 888-MR-BUGGY or visit www.equipter.com.
Lightweight Pneumatic Shingle RemoverRapid Roof Remover
The Rapid Roof Remover is a lightweight pneumatic tool capable of increasing productivity for the removal of shingles and fasteners by up to four times or more. Adjustable to various pitches of roof and requiring only a standard compressor, this powerful, patented, green, American-made machine is backed by a full year warranty, including the 30-inch tear-off blade. A five-layer tear-off on yellow pine was recently completed in less than three hours, instead of two days the crew had anticipated, a labor saving of well over 80 percent. For more information, call 740-505-9295 or visit www.rapidroofremover.com.
Roof SeamerD.I. Roof Seamers
The new Contractor Series Roof Seamer from D.I. Roof Seamers is lightweight and affordable. This machine is perfect for contractors who own their own portable roll former. D.I. Roof Seamers offers roof seamers for rent or purchase for any standing seam roof panel with several rental programs to choose from. For manufactures we offer certified machines shipped directly to your jobsite. All products are made in the U.S.A. The company offers a full line of hand crimpers, accessories and hand tools. For more information, visit www.diroofseamers.com.
Metal Folders and Hand ToolsMetalForming Inc.
MetalForming Inc. 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. For more information, visit www.metalforming-usa.com.
Hot-Air WelderLeister Process Technologies
The VARIMAT V2 hot-air, automatic walk-welder from Leister Process Technologies was designed based user input from the popular VARIMAT V. Features include: welding speed of up to 32 feet per minute (depending on material); ability to handle slopes up to 30 degrees; easy-to-read e-Drive display that can set and save preferred speed, temperature and air volume; and a variable guide handle for total improved control. For PVC, TPO, ECB, EPDM and CSPE. For more information, visit www.leister.com.
Machinery and ToolsEnco
Enco recently announced the release of its 2010 Master Catalog. Expanded to contain over 75,000 products, the catalog features over 7,000 new items in more than 14 different product categories. New additions include a broader selection of cutting tools, measuring instruments, vises, fasteners, clamps, machinery, chucks and power tools. For more information or to request a copy of the Enco 2010 Master Catalog, call 800-873-3626 or visit www.use-enco.com.
Granule Dispensing MachineRoofmaster
The Roofmaster GranuleMaster granule dispensing machine is a granule broadcaster capable of spreading granules (#93 granules 0.84 inches in diameter or 2.0 mm, but not gravel) directly onto the roof deck. It helps to eliminate shuttling granules and lowers the amount of manual labor needed, reducing requirements for cranes and hoists. Broadcasting directly onto the roof surface helps to maximize crew production and reduces raking. It may be mounted either on the deck or the ground for maximum flexibility. For more information, visit www.roofmaster.com.
Tools and AccessoriesBeacon Roofing Supply
With 12 regional companies in 37 states and three Canadian provinces with 178 locations and more than 2,300 employees, Beacon Roofing Supply is one of the largest distributors of residential and non-residential roofing and complementary building products in North America. Local branches stock a comprehensive product line that caters to their markets. In addition to roofing and external building products, Beacon Roofing Supply offers an extensive line of roofing accessories. See your sales representative for complete details or vist www.beaconroofingsupply.com.