Complete Line of Tools and Work GearBlack Rhino
The black rhino professional tools brand was created by Darin Newell to offer something that was durable enough to stand the test of time and be good-looking enough to get people excited as soon as they looked at the products being offered. Today, the Black Rhino line from BOLD Inc. offers tools and equipment including redesigned “steelies” safety glasses, which offer impact-resistant and scratch-resistant lenses and meet national safety standards; saws, including industrial-grade PVC saws, high-grade cable saws, and premium hacksaws; pliers, including industrial bent, industrial combo, long nose and diagonal pliers; cutting tools; wrenches; chisels; drivers; knives; striking tools; tapes and measurement tools; and tool bags and belts. For more information, call 877-971-BOLD (2653), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org visitwww.blackrhinousa.com.
RoofZone Guardrail Roof BracketTie Down Engineering
29 CFR 1926.501(b)(13)) will be enforced beginning in June 2011, requiring all residential roofing contractors to use a harness or guardrail. The RoofZone Guardrail Roof Bracket with Post will make your next residential roofing job safer and comply with OSHA’s new directive. This guardrail roof bracket has five adjustable pitch positions from 6/12 to 16/12 and comes with a guardrail post. Requires two-by-four (not included) for post and toe board. The product is lightweight and easy to install. Maximum spacing is 8 feet. It complies with OSHA standards 29 CFR 1926.501, Part #65008. For more information, call 404-344-0000, ext. 329; fax 404-349-0401; or visit the following websites:www.roofzone.com,www.tranzsporter.comorwww.tiedown.com.
A new TurboShear drill accessory from Malco Products is specialized for cutting asphalt shingles. The model TSS1 TurboShear 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. The product is designed to insert directly into the chuck of any corded or cordless drill in seconds. Use this model to make fast, clean, straight trim cuts along a roof valley, or precise corner cuts and circles in asphalt shingles to fit around utility outlets. A lateral blade adjustment capability makes the shear maneuverable in any life-rated shingle or shingle thickness and the wide jaw accommodates multiple shingle layers. For more information, call 800-328-3530 or visit www.malcotools.com.
Ultra Lite Conveyor LaddersLift Conveyor
Ultra Lite Motor Ladders set up in minutes, and continuously deliver payload to the roof. They are made of lightweight aluminum with UHMW plastic belt rollers for extra long service. Just plug the detachable drive unit into a 110-volt power source and you’re ready to load. They come in three sizes 21-, 24- and 35-foot. All three can be transported on a pickup or flatbed truck. For more information, call 800-225-0057 or visitwww.liftconveyor.com.
Single-Ply Roll CarrierRoofmaster
Roofmaster has designed a new piece of roofdeck equipment for efficient handling of single-ply material. The Single-Ply Roll Carrier is capable of carrying single-ply rolls up to 12 feet wide. It uses a mandrel that separates into two lightweight sections for easier handling and/or shipping. It has large tires (18-by-8.50) that make it easy to roll on any deck, and it has an intermediate handle location to make it very easy to lift up rolls and maneuver them around the roof decks. For more information, visitwww.roofmaster.com.
Tools and Accessories LineTriangle Fastener Corporation
Triangle Fastener Corporation supplies a full line of tools and accessories for drilling, driving, cutting and sawing. The company 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 our 24 locations to ensure proper tool use. For more information, call 800-486-1832 or visitwww.trianglefastener.com.
Angle Master Miter Duplicator ToolAffinity Tool Works
BORA, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, introduces the Angle Master miter duplicator tool. The Angle Master takes the guesswork out of complex miter cuts by providing a precise measurement tool for both inside and outside angles. Simply measure the angle, divide the tool and transfer to a miter saw, band saw or table saw for a perfect cut on even the most complex angles. The product is the latest offering in an ever-expanding line of specialty tools from BORA and backed by the company’s lifetime warranty. For more information, call 866-588-0395, fax 248-588-0623, email@example.com visit wwww.affinitytool.com/bora.
Subaru’s new line of SGX Generators offers high-quality features, durable construction and technologically-advanced Subaru EX overhead cam (OHC) engines, making them reliable, rugged and powerful. The SGX units are constructed of heavy-duty steel and equipped with steel fuel tanks, and are designed for longevity and durability. Ranging from 3,500 to 7,300 watts, the commercial generators are available in three models to meet the needs of numerous users, from homeowners to professional contractors. All models are backed by Subaru’s 3-year warranty, which covers both the engine and generator. For more information, call 847-540-7300, fax 847-438-5012, firstname.lastname@example.org visitwww.subarupower.com.
Fall Protection EquipmentCapital Safety
Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands of fall protection equipment, features a new line of Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs). The new Rebel SRL line from PROTECTA, which offers fall protection equipment at an exceptional value, features an ultra-durable product design, increased weight capacity, high-tech safety features and more product options to meet specific customer needs. For more information, visitwww.capitalsafety.com.
12V Max Lithium-Ion Cordless LineMakita
Makita has added to its groundbreaking line of cordless power tools with additions to the 12V Max Lithium-Ion Cordless platform. The new releases include two driver-drills, an impact driver, circular saw, vacuum, and flashlight. Two new 12V Max Lithium-Ion Combo Kits are also available. Makita has engineered the new tools to be fully compatible with Makita 10.8V Lithium-Ion cordless solutions already available, including driver-drills and accessories, as well as an impact driver and a vacuum. The Lithium-Ion battery is charged on an ENERGY STAR-qualified charger for maximum efficiency. For more information, visitwww.makita.com.
3-D Aerial Roof MeasurementsEagleView
EagleView Technologies invented the concept of 3-D aerial roof measurements reports that provide the most accurate measurements and serve as a marketing, production and warranty tool. The reports assist you from first notice of lead to the sales presentation, through accurate ordering of materials to the final job closing and warranty packet. Custom covers, revolutionary pricing and integration with AccuLynx help you streamline the roofing job life cycle and increase your profitability. For more information, call 866-659-8439 or visitwww.eagleview.com.
Staple Guns and Brad Nail GunsArrow Fastener
Arrow Fastener introduces the all new T50 R.E.D. Built from the ground up, these tools deliver what the pros demand on the job. Pros wanted to get more work done. The company made the T50 R.E.D. easier to squeeze. Pros wanted more power. The product is up to 60 percent more powerful (powerful enough to drive a 1-inch brad nail). It features an ergonomic handle. For more information, call 800-776-2228 or visitwww.arrowfastener.com.
Pneumatic Tool for Shingle RemovalJKN Enterprises
JKN Enterprises has developed a lightweight, pneumatic tool for the removal of shingles, fasteners and built-up roofs as well as flooring material such as linoleum, hardwood and ceramic tile. The Rapid Roof Remover, with its 30-inch heat treated tear-off blade, is easily capable of removing a square of multi-layered shingles in 3 to 5 minutes. Adjustable to various pitches of roof and requiring only a standard compressor, this powerful, patented, American-made machine can increase productivity by four times or more. For more information, call 740-505-9295 or visitwww.rapidroofremover.com.
OLFA’s 18 mm Heavy-Duty Rubber Reinforced Comfort Grip Utility Knife (LA-XS) features an anti-slip handle made of fiberglass and rubber, as well as an automatic blade lock and a multi-purpose built-in hard metal pick than can be used as a use as paint can opener, screwdriver and more. It also includes a high-quality, heavy-duty, 18 mm silver LB snap-off blade. For more information, visitwww.olfa.com.
4-Piece Accessory Kit for LaddersCreative Sales Company
The 4-Piece Accessory Kit for Ladders comes with a Universal Ladder Mount, Universal Tool Holder, Utility Bucket with Carrying Handle, and Roller Ramp Bucket Insert. Tools ranging from cans and rollers to power screwdrivers, fasteners, and pliers can easily fit in the side-mounted utility bucket at the most convenient height. This eliminates unnecessary trips up and down the ladder, along with the unsafe practice of ladder use with both hands full. The kit works on all types of ladders, and mounts on the right or left side of the ladder for best positioning. For more information, call 406-892-3070 or visitwww.proladdersystem.com.
Gas-Powered Cordless NailerDuo-Fast Construction
Duo-Fast introduces the world’s first gas powered cordless roofing nailer (model DFCR175C). Roofing contractors now have the freedom and convenience of no hoses, no compressors and no hassles of compressor set-up or tear-downs or maneuvering hoses on the roof. It is ideal for roof repair, small jobs and punch-list completion. It has the power to drive nails through vents, drip edges, flashings, and gravel stops. It drives two nails per second, features an adjustable depth of drive and quick clear nose. For more information, call 847-944-2280, visitwww.duofastconstruction.com.
600 Series Power TapesApex Tool Group
Lufkin, a premium tool brand from Apex Tool Group, announced the launch of the new HI-VIZ 600 Series Power Tapes. The 600 Series Power Tapes offer superior durability and a full-length blade coating for long-lasting markings. A double-riveted end hook with steel reinforcement ensures the tapes’ longevity. The new 600 Series Power Tapes are available in three lengths including 10 feet, 16 feet and 25 feet. All tape measures are available in both English and English/Metric. Additionally, the 25-foot tape is available in self-centering and quick read vertical options. Prices range from $6.99 to $8.99 depending on length. For more information, visitwww.apexhandtools.coma> or www.apextoolgroup.com.
Lithium Ion Impact WrenchHilti
The Hilti cordless SIW 18T-A CPC lithium ion high torque impact wrench packs impressive battery performance into a rugged, compact design - for complete mobility. The impact mechanism incorporated in this tool has been finely tuned for maximum efficiency. The SIW 18T-A not only achieves best-in-class performance in terms of the total number of fastenings per battery charge, its motor also provides maximum torque when needed. For more information on the Hilti SIW 18T-A CPC Impact Wrench, contact Hilti Customer Service. From the U.S., call 800-879-8000 or visitwww.us.hilti.com; from Canada, call 800-363-4458 or visitwww.hilti.ca.
KeeHatch MightylightSafety Rail Source
The new KeeHatch Mightylight roof hatch rail is an “exact fit” for Bilco, Babcock Davis and other hatches. It’s made of aluminum and weighs only 35 pounds, has few parts and can be easily and quickly installed by one person with the fastclip installation process. KeeHatch Mightylight meets all OSHA Standards and compliance codes. This product was developed by the inventors of hatch railings, Safety Rail Source and Kee Safety. For more information, call 877-723-3766 or visitwww.safetyrailsource.com.
Palm NailerMilwaukee Tool
The M12 Palm Nailer provides a portable solution to professional nailing applications without the hassle of an air compressor or hose. The compact size takes this tool places unreachable by a tradition nail gun, while the powerful impacting mechanism handles the most difficult of tasks. A convenient hand strap ensures the highest level of safety and productivity for the user. For more information, visitwww.milwaukeetool.com.
14-in-1 Multi-ToolHyde Tools
The Hyde 14-in-1 Multi-Tool, with 4 screw bits in the handle plus 10 other common uses. The 14-in-1 is one of more than 30 multi-tools in the Hyde Tools lineup. The company’s newest tool combines the company’s trademark high-quality, lightweight design with a tool that can scrape material, spread compound, clean rollers, remove putty, open cracks, set nails, scrape contours, scrape convex surfaces, open cans and pull nails. In addition, four different screwdriver bits are securely stored in a pull-out drawer in the handle and insert into the handle end for quick, easy use. For more information, visitwww.hydetools.com.
Portable CompressorsJenny Products, Inc.
Jenny Products Inc., a manufacturer of portable and stationary compressors, offers a line of K-series electric wheeled-portable compressors. Durable and powerful, yet highly portable, the K-series features the renowned “K” pump, which is a heavy-duty, single-stage cast-iron compressor pump. The series consists of three different horsepower - 1, 1.5 and 2 - and four basic air tank configurations - 8, 15, 17 and 30 gallons. Operating on 115- or 230-volt single-phase power, K-series compressors can deliver as much as to 8.4 CFM at 100 PSI for quick recovery. K-series compressors include several features to reduce maintenance and maximize uptime. For more information, call 814-445-3400, fax 814-445-2280 or visitwww.jennyproductsinc.com.
Li'L Burro Material TransportLevel Rite Ladder Safety Tools
The Li’L Burro Material Transport “rides the rails” of your ladder to move material from the ground to the roof or from the eave to the roof top. Your workers keep installing while the Burro does the hauling. The tool quickly converts to transport solar panels, ply board, sheet rock, and more. It is made of aluminum, adjusts to any ladder width, highly portable, and sets up/dismantles in 20 minutes. For more information, call 530-534-6000 or visitwww.levelrite.net.
New Tools and MaterialsBon
Bon’s expanded product line includes over 30 new products for the building trades. The products introduced for spring 2011 are featured in Bon’s supplemental catalog Vol. 311. One featured new item is Bon’s Self Leveling Floor Kit, which contains the seven basic tools recommended for self-leveling epoxy installation. A few of the items included in the kit are also new to Bon, such as the Mixing Barrel, 5 Liter Measuring Pitcher and 3-Piece Aluminum Handle. The epoxy tools can be purchased separately and complement Bon’s complete line of epoxy products, including primer and build coat materials along with other tools and materials. For more information, call 800-444-7060 and request Part #01-103 to receive the brochure displaying all of the new tools, or visitwww.bontool.com.
Profile ShearsKett Tool
Kett Tool’s KD-446 profile shears are the ideal power tool for roofers. The KD-446 can be used to hole-cut or shape metal for duct, pipe or fittings. The KD-446 is powered by Kett’s 120-volt, 5.0-amp, and 2500-RPM motor with an aluminum shear head. Either left or right hand cutting sets are available. For more information, visitwww.ketttool.com.
Pneumatic Shingle-Cutting ToolThe Saiz Tool Company
The Saiz Tool Company announces the upcoming release of its new pneumatic-powered, hand-held shingle cutting tool that quickly and easily cuts all asphalt composition shingles, including thick T/L shingles. The tool also cuts torch down, cap sheet and many other roofing materials, as well as carpet, linoleum and much more. It has a quick-release mechanism for easy replacement of newly designed hook and straight blades. For online demonstration or more information, visitwww.saiztoolcompany.com.
BARR Roof Repair KitChem Link
With building owners focused on maintenance issues, keeping this useful repair kit handy is a smart choice. Four pouches of black, liquid waterproofing membrane and 25-square-foot of reinforcement fabric are included. BARR is a cold applied, non-flammable solvent-free material that cures to a tough, elastic waterproof seal. It will not crack or slump and requires no respiratory protection in confined spaces. For more information, call 800-826-1681 or visitwww.chemlinkinc.com.
New Line of HammersTrue Temper
True Temper announced the launch of a new line of True Temper Hammers, featuring 19 different hammers. All of the tools include unique features to meet the needs of numerous applications, including general carpentry, heavy carpentry, framing, ripping, driving nails and installing materials such as drywall. The new line of hammers includes all-steel hammers, graphite handles and genuine hickory wood handles. All items in the line are forged and meet or exceed the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) specifications. The hammers in this line are made of solid steel and are virtually indestructible. For more information, visitwww.amestruetemper.com.
The PC85TRSOK TigerSaw features an efficient crank arm mechanism to obtain a compact footprint and robust design. With an 8.5 amp motor and 1 1/8-inch stroke that delivers 3,200 SPM and an orbital dial selector, the product is intended for aggressive cutting applications. The TigerSaw units are available at Lowe’s, independent distributors and Amazon.com. It is expected to retail for approximately $79.97. For more information, call 888-848-5175 or visitwww.portercable.com.
Twin Blade KnifeBostitch
The Bostitch twin blade knife’s unique design allows users to alternate between two blades without carrying more than one knife. The knife’s InstantChange feature allows the user to replace a blade in seconds by performing three simple steps: press the button located on the tool’s nose, remove the blade, and then insert the replacement blade. For more information, call 800-556-6696 or visitwww.bostitch.com.
Quadraport Regulated Line SplitterDeWalt
The new model features field-tested innovations that are designed to solve the common issues associated with the line splitters that contractors are currently using, including pressure drops, inaccurate readings and durability problems. The D55040 features an impact-resistant resin body, liquid-filled gauge and robust handle to ensure that the product can withstand jobsite abuse. Additionally, the handles and sidebars have been strategically positioned to protect the couplers and the plug for added resilience to high impact drops. For more information, call 800-433-9258 or visitwww.dewalt.com.
Quik Drive BGP300 Metal Roofing ToolSimpson Strong-Tie
Simpson Strong-Tie introduces the Quik Drive BGP300 auto-feed screw driving system for fastening metal roofing and siding with hex-head screws and washers. Designed for agricultural post-frame buildings as well as new and replacement residential roofing projects, the BGP300 quickly installs collated fasteners, eliminating dropped loose (bulk) screws that can scratch or dimple panels, and has multiple profile guides that position the fastener in the right location. For more information, call 800-999-5099 or visitwww.strongtie.com/quikdrive.
Roof Estimating SoftwareAppliCad
AppliCad’s roof estimating software benefits form its customers as well as the company’s vision. AppliCad’s customers provide input as to what functions the software needs to perform, and that challenges the team to make the software meet those needs. AppliCad continually focuses on innovation, having invented many of the processes that roofers now take for granted. For more information, visitwww.applicad.com.
Hi-Side Truck BoxWeather Guard
Knaack LLC and Weather Guard Truck Equipment announces redesigned Hi-Side Truck Boxes. New features of the Hi-Side product line deliver improved security, durability, and organizational solutions for construction professionals that require frequent and easy access to valuable tools and equipment, while keeping the truck bed open for supplies. One of the most important new features on the new Hi-Sides is an exclusive gutter design that channels rain and snow off the box to keep its contents dry. New security enhancements include a new drill-resistant lock core. For more information, call 800-456-7865 or visitwww.knaack.comorwww.weatherguard.com.
Industrial MetalMasterVan Mark Products
Van Mark Products introduces the new Industrial MetalMaster 20EZ, a brake designed to meet the demands of the metal roofing industry. Featuring the new MasterStand EZ-GO, center-weighted ball bearing wheels “spin on a dime” when moving the brake around the jobsite. Other features include 25 percent stronger LockMaster castings and a low-profile extended platform. The Trim-A-Slitter is used for on-site slitting, rib-forming, and perforating. For more information, visitwww.van-mark.com.
TurboRail Fall Protection RailingsGarlock Equipment
TurboRail is a quick-to-deploy system for guarding leading edge fall hazards on jobsites with multi-level slab construction and parapet walls. Just clamp TurboRail in place, insert vertical posts and slide cross rails in place. Heavy-duty, all steel clamps adjust from 4 inches to 24 inches. The rolling cart holds a complete 320-foot system. Patent is pending. For more information, call 800-328-9522 or visitwww.garlockequip.com.
RB4000 Drivable Debris ContainerEquipter
A self-propelled, drivable and compact debris container, the Equipter RB4000 streamlines shingle removal and jobsite clean-up. With more time to focus on installation, contractors can increase profits and complete more jobs with fewer employees. The RB4000 minimizes landscape destruction and keeps lawns cleaner, a great sales tool to close bids and increase referrals. Equipter offers promotional tools to sell this “New Roof, No Mess” concept to homeowners. For more information, call 855-378-4783 or visitwww.equipter.com.
Telescoping Camera MountLongshot Camera System
Longshot Camera Systems manufactures a telescoping camera mount and triggering tool that securely positions and operates your compact digital camera at up to two-story heights. Now you’ll be able to inspect, diagnose and help sell roof repairs and gutter protection products without climbing a ladder. The rig features a lightweight telescoping pole, a mount, a swivel, an alloy trigger and an optional laser guide. It is made in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, call 800-546-8930 or visitwww.longshotcamerasystems.com.
Dydra Pro IV PumpDuROCK
The Innovative people at DuROCK, who manufacture a premium white reflective roof coating called TioCOAT, have designed a trailer that enables the experienced roofing contractor to purchase and transport large volumes of TioCOAT directly from their loading dock to the jobsite. Complete with a Titan a Hydra Pro IV pump and airless spray machine, the contractor simply connects to the totes and starts spraying. For more information, visitwww.tiocoat.com.