New Masonry Products for July 2011
Trowels, diamond blades, flashlights and more
Silent Diamond Masonry BladesDiamondsharp Corp.
West Swanzey, N.H.
Diamondsharp’s Silent Diamond Masonry Blades are unbelievably quiet. The blades lower noise decibels by as much as 15 db over conventional blades and give extended blade life, making them cost effective.
Diamondsharp’s core pattern or milled cooling slots help reduce the “whistle” effect that often is so annoying to saw operators. Granite and other stone blades use the same sound-deadening technique, which serves to eliminate harmonic pounding.
The blades allow for wet or dry cutting on 14-inch, high-speed, cutoff saws as well as 20-inch table saws.
Trailer Hitch-Mounted HID Light TowerLarson Electronics
The HIDTH-66X2-70W is one of the newest additions to Larson Electronics’ Magnalight line of portable and mobile HID work-area lighting solutions. The light tower is a portable and mobile HID solution that is ideal for illuminating large work spaces and produces a 12,600-lumen floodlight beam capable of covering a 600- X 575-foot work area. This extendable unit contains dual 70-watt HID lamp heads and incorporates an adjustable trailer hitch mounting system that utilizes the weight of the vehicle to create a stable and highly mobile mounting platform. This allows tower setup in areas where high winds and inclement conditions commonly are encountered.
Forged Masonry TrowelsGoldblatt Tools
Goldblatt Tools has created a new set of professional One-Piece forged masonry trowels with the company’s exclusive ProGrip handle. Each trowel is hand-forged from a single piece of high-quality carbon steel and taper ground for flex and performance. The ProGrip handle is durable, yet comfortable, to reduce fatigue and give the user comfort all day. The product is available in London Brick, Margin, Pointing, and Tuck Pointing trowels. Each comes with the new Goldblatt Professional Performance Guarantee.
SS280 Triple Duty Tactical FlashlightSightmark
The Sightmark SS280 Triple Duty Flashlight features a high-intensity 280 Cree LED and is equipped with a selector switch that cycles through three settings: strobe, 280 lumen or 100 lumen. Sightmark SS280’s strobe mode feature extends the applications to emergency situations. The flashlight also includes green, red and blue filters that maximize product use. Constructed with aircraft-grade aluminum, the Sightmark SS280 Triple Duty Tactical Flashlight is corrosive resistant, waterproof and built to last. It also is protected by Sightmark’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Kolmar Kutter for Cutting Manufactured StoneKolmar Manufacturing
Las Cruces, N.M.
The patent-pending Kolmar Kutter is the latest innovation in cutting manufactured stone. The newly designed tool eliminates the need for most cuts using conventional dry or wet diamond saws, which are expensive and messy. Kutters are portable, yet durable; constructed of solid steel; and do not require electricity. These tools start at about 20 pounds and are easy to carry, especially if you are working on scaffolding. There are five models of Kolmar Kutters available for cutting thin brick up to large stones. Manufactured stone is less likely to fracture with this tool, which greatly reduces wasted time and money.
Originally published in Masonry magazine.
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