November 29, 2013 8:30 AM CST
New masonry products for November 2013
Saws, grout, power tools and more
PM-4AIR Convertible Stone Lifting Tool
The PM-4AIR Convertible Stone Lifting Tool is two tools in one. It includes one single-man tool with a six-inch suction head a transition piece. It has a venturi pump that allows the conversion to a two-person lifting tool with a “H handle” that will handle up to 130 pounds. The H handle two-man tool includes a 12- X 12-inch memory foam head. The single-man PM-4AIR can be purchased separately or in combination with the H handle two-man tool. The H handle can be purchased separately.
Cutdown II - Valued Performance
Keene Building Products
Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Cutdown II - Valued Performance”
Keene Building Products says that with a family of problem solving products, CUTDOWN II may be the most impressive. It offers a wide variety of products to solve substrate problems, but for the overall value, CUTDOWN II provides an especially economical and often "low-prep" barrier for moisture, moderate alkalinity (11 pH), or adhesive residue bleed or interference with bond of new coverings. CUTDOWN II may be used to solve one of two problems: moisture and adhesive residue – but not both at the same time.
Cordless Chain Saw
La Mirada, Calif.
Cordless Chain Saw”
Makita has released the 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) 12-inch Chain Saw, model HCU02ZX2. Makita also has released a 36V LXT Lithium-Ion 12-inch Chain Saw (HCU02C1). The HCU02ZX2 is powered by two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries for 36V power and run time. The HCU02ZX2 Chain Saw handles cutting applications without the noise, emissions and maintenance of a gas powered model. The 36V LXT Lithium-Ion Chain Saw (HCU02C1) has similar performance specs as the 18V X2 HCU02ZX2, but is powered by the Makita 36V Lithium-Ion battery.
ProGrout Premium Performance Grout
ProGrout Premium Performance Grout ”
Parex USA Inc., the parent company of Merkrete, Parex, Teifs, LaHabra and El Rey, has launched Merkrete ProGrout, a premium performance grout. ProGrout is a “high performance” premium, fast setting, polymer-modified, color consistent and efflorescence free grout. It has been specifically formulated for grouting all types of ceramic and dimensional stone tiles on walls and floors when grout joint widths are 1/16- to ½-inch wide. ProGrout eliminates the need for sanded and non-sanded grouts. With the addition of ProGrout, Merkrete brings customers a full range of solutions such as versatile, epoxies and caulking to the market.
BOSTITCH Power Tool Line
BOSTITCH Power Tool Line”
BOSTITCH has launched a line of professional power tools, including corded and18V cordless tools engineered for contractors and the constant demands of the jobsite. This line of professional power tools includes an 18V Cordless Drill/Driver, 18V Cordless Impact Driver, ½-inch Hammer Drill, 7.25-inch Circular Saw, Orbital Jigsaw, Reciprocating Saw, 4.5-inch Angle Grinder, and 3/8-inch Corded Drill. These tools were designed to meet the needs of carpenters, remodelers, electricians, plumbers and HVAC contractors across commercial, residential and MRO jobsites.
Originally published in Masonry magazine.
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