New masonry products for November 2011
Caulking blades, carpenter squares and more
Caulking BladesArbortech USA
Arbortech’s new caulking blades offer combined cutting and grinding action for faster caulk removal. The carbide-tipped blades are used with Arbortech’s AS170 brick and mortar saw to remove caulking, while simultaneously grinding both sides of the expansion joint. This leaves a clean surface ready for re-caulking and replaces traditional methods, such as the pipe knife or the single-bladed machines, both of which require cutting both sides of the caulking before grinding the sides to remove residual material. The blades are available in 1/2-, one- and two-inch sizes, and are constructed of carbide and steel.
500E Global Shot BlasterBlastrac, NA
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Blastrac N.A., a surface preparation technology company, has released a new, more powerful 500E Global portable shotblast cleaning system. The 500E Global is designed to blast horizontal steel surfaces and break down to fit through a 24-inch access opening. Updated with a 35-hp motor, this latest design is 20 percent more productive than previous models, and reduces out-of-service time on critical tank projects. This reduces labor costs. Coupling this machine with the 8-54DCG1 greatly reduces airborne dust admittance.
Sustainably Manufactured Thru-Wall UnitsCalStar Products
CalStar Products offers a Thru-Wall unit that combines the structural properties of standard concrete block with the preferred aesthetic of a traditional brick wall. Sizes include 8 X 4 X 16 inches, and 12 X 4 X 16 inches. The dual-sided units feature both a flat face for a classic, 16-inch appearance, and a notched face to fill with mortar, for the look of 8-inch bricks. CalStar Products are made with 40% post-industrial recycled material as the binder, avoiding kiln firing required for clay bricks and the use of Portland cement contained in concrete units.
CMAXX Dust and Fume Cartridge CollectorImperial Systems Inc.
Jackson Center, Pa.
The CMAXX Dust & Fume Cartridge Collector has 10 percent more filter media than other same-sized vertical cartridge collectors. The internal area of the CMAXX offers 20 percent more area around the filters, causing more dust to drop in the hopper before attaching to the filters. Advantages of the collector include a space-saving, low-profile design that leaves a small footprint; a vertical cartridge design for a longer filter life; and 20 percent lower internal velocities. Designed for DeltaMAXX filters, the CMAXX has revolutionary PD Technology for maximum cleaning performance.
Carpenter SquaresKraft Tool Co.
Sands Level & Tool Co. Inc., a Kraft Tool Co. brand, offers two new Carpenter Squares. The new squares measure 8- X 12-inch and 16- X 24-inch with English and metric measurements in 1/8-inch and 10-mm etched graduations. These value-priced steel squares are versatile for all your project needs. A hole for hanging makes this a handy tool on any workbench. Other features include easy-to-read measurements; thick steel that stays accurate with use; and a value price point.
Originally published in Masonry magazine.
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