Working Smart

October 31, 2006






The H65SD2 40-lb. demolition-style hammer from Hitachi has a 10.8-amp motor that delivers 31 ft./lbs. of direct impact energy yet produces comparatively low levels of noise pollution (approximately 104 decibels). The hammer has low amounts of shaking and vibration due to the rigid construction of the main handle and auxiliary padded handle located between the body of the tool and the bit handle. The hammer is specifically made for concrete and stone demolition applications.




The Bionic Wrench from Loggerhead Tools is a hybrid adjustable wrench/plier combination. It grips bolts or nuts on all six flat sides to remove the stress on the corners. The wrench family covers 16 SAE sizes, from ¼ to 1¼-inch and 22 Metric sizes from 7–30 mm. It is made from cold-rolled steel with a black oxide finish to repel rust.





The V28 lithium-ion series from Milwaukee is a line of 28-volt cordless power tools that includes a 1-inch rotary hammer, right angle drill, metal circular saw and job site radio. The battery technology is suited for high-amp drawing applications and provides 4 volts per battery cell and an estimated 3 amp hours work life per charge.



Delta Consolidated


 The JOBOX high-security Crossovers and Inner sides truck boxes feature the company's Gear-Lock II dual rotary locking system that can resist up to 2,000 pounds of pulling and prying forces. EPDM automotive-style bulb weather stripping protects against the elements. The boxes come in steel or aluminum varieties with adjustable gas spring lid lifts and lift-out tool trays with moveable dividers. Each box includes a 5-year limited warranty.





The IntelliSensor Pro Metal Stud Sensor from Stanley features a metal mode for detection of both steel and copper pipes through drywall and other common wall materials. The sensor has a multi-mode LED panel for general detection and for depth indication ranging from ½ to 1-inches.




The CarbonX Advanced Safety Toe steel-toe shoe from Wolverine uses carbon-fiber technology that is non-conductive and extreme cold and heat-resistant. It exceeds ASTM standards for work wear and features a rubber lug outsole with extra room in the toe cap. It will be available to retailers in February 2007.






The Signature Series 18-volt Dual Drill from Mansfield is a drill/driver set with the company's patented "grip and flip" dual head design and dual keyless chucks. It delivers 1,700 miliamps of power in an ergonomic T-design that weighs 4.3 pounds. It has variable speeds and 20 separate torque settings and features a smart charger with automatic shut off during inactivity.





The Laser Distance Measurer from RoboToolz automatically computes area and cubic volume. It acts like a tape measurer and marks off measurements and continuously records and updates minimum readings for wall measurements. It can store up to 50 measurements at a time and has an illuminated screen and keyboard.





The ProGrabit screw and bolt remover from Alden has a quick connect chuck capability that takes the guesswork out of matching drill and extractor sizes. The tool is made from tempered M2 tool steel for long drill tip life and is engineered to drill into bolts of grade 8 or 10.9 class without excessive wear.





The True Blue em81.10 from Empire features tough construction able to withstand repeated drops and rough handling. It maintains an accuracy of five ten-thousandths of an inch in all conditions, has a V-groove for pipe and conduit and is made with 10 inches of heavy-duty aluminum.



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