New Masonry Products for June 2011
Diamond blades, concrete surface prep kit and more
Mulit-Blade Paver BarBon Tool Co.
Gibsonia, Pa. Bon Tool Co.’s Multi-Blade Paver Bar is a loosening and aligning bar with four adjustable hardened steel blades. The tool is ideal for maneuvering paver units for easy removal or to better align pavers that have not been vibrated into place. Bon’s new paver bar is equipped with two handles that are comfortably placed for best leverage, while the bar itself can be used as a foot rest for additional leverage. The bar can move up easily to five rows of masonry paver units at one time. Four tempered blades can be adjusted to any location along the base of the bar to achieve the best spacing for the size of the units.
MKS-935D Diamond BladeMK Diamond Products Torrance, Calif.
MK Diamond introduces the MKS-935D Supreme Dry Cutting Diamond Blade, a turbo rim diamond blade that has been engineered to cut hard concrete and masonry materials. It is a super-fast dry cutting blade that also is designed for cutting stone and other hard materials. It is engineered with a newly developed bond that guarantees extremely fast cutting speeds and improved life. The V-slant segments provide additional side clearance to prevent binding in the cut and protect the steel core during circular cutting. The V-shape segment section also guarantees chip-free cutting.
Energy Audit IR Thermometer/ScannerGeneral Tools & Instruments
New York, N.Y.
General Tools & Instruments’ Energy Audit IR Thermometer/Scanner with Star Burst Laser Targeting (IRTC50) allows the user to designate a set point and determine whether subsequent readings are within or outside selectable ranges from that set point. The laser targeting system lets the user easily determine the area being measured. The device is ideal for conducting energy audits and can perform a progressive scan over a pre-determined area and check for temperature differentials. It is useful for electricians, plumbers, homeowners, building inspectors, HVACR technicians, manufacturing technicians and others.
Rodia Knee ProtectorsRodia Tools Haverhill, Mass.
Rodia Tools has introduced its new line of Knee Protectors. These Polyethelene Foam Knee Protectors are designed ideally for the person who spends a significant amount of time on his/her knees. They are ergonomically designed to distribute the weight from the knee, down the lower leg through its unique design, thus preventing back and knee problems. Lightweight, durable, wear and water resistant, these knee pads are available in two sizes.
Upgraded Concrete Surface Prep KitMetabo Corp. West Chester, Pa.
Metabo Corp.’s seven-inch Angle Grinder Surface Prep Kit now includes the W24-230 large angle grinder as well as the standard seven-inch dust control shroud and optional vacuum. In addition to 17 percent more torque than the previous kit’s grinder, the tool offers improved ergonomics and better airflow, making it ideal for large area concrete surface grinding applications. The W24-230 has a rated speed of 6,600 rpm and a loaded speed of 4,600 rpm. It delivers a total of 150 inch-pounds of torque and 2,400 watts of power. The angle grinder has a simplified on/off switch with a safety lock-out switch.
Originally published in Masonry magazine.
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