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Flat Head Angle Grinders
Flat Head Angle Grinders
January 31, 2014 12:35 PM CST

New masonry products for January 2014

Grinders, gloves, grapples and more


Flat Head Angle Grinders

Metabo Corp.
West Chester, Pa.

Metabo Corp. has introduced a new family of flat head grinders. The low-profile design allows easy access to confined spaces and narrow angles, where standard grinders will not reach. The flat head grinder features a patented gear drive that allows for a low profile head design. With a clearance of only 2 5/8-inch, the tool features a unique design that enables grinding in confined spaces and tight, acute angles of up to 43 degrees. The cordless version features Metabo’s new Ultra-M 5.2 Ah battery technology.

Cut Resistant Glass/Steel Gloves

Mansfield, Mass.

Cut Resistant Glass/Steel Gloves
Galeton, a supplier of gloves and work gear for manufacturing, commercial industry, construction, contractors, and federal, state and local government facilities, has added RESIST Cut Resistant Glass Fiber/Steel Core Gloves with Nitrile Coated Palms. These comfortable, cut-resistant gloves are independently, third-party tested in the United States, according to ASTM F1790, and achieve an ANSI Cut Resistance Level 3 rating. The durable nitrile coating provides exceptional grip. These gloves are ideal for metal fabrication, auto manufacturing and general work where protection from sharp objects and edges is desirable.

Expanded 18V Lithium-Ion Tool Line

Makita USA
La Mirada, Calif.

Expanded 18V Lithium-Ion Tool Line
Makita has an 18V lithium‐ion cordless tool lineup, with more than 70 tools powered by one type of 18V LXT battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes. This is the latest in a growing list of industry milestones by Makita, including creation of the 18V Lithium‐Ion cordless tool category; the 18V slide battery mounting system; the 18V Compact (1.5Ah) Lithium‐Ion category; and an ENERGY STAR qualified battery charger. The year 2013 marked continued expansion with Makita 18V solutions for metalworking, concrete and woodworking; 18V and 18V X2 (36V) trimmers and blowers; and an 18V four‐port charger.

Bradco Hardscape Grapple

Paladin Attachments
Dexter, Mich.

Bradco Hardscape Grapple
The Bradco Hardscape Grapple by Paladin Attachments is designed to eliminate the back-breaking job of moving heavy hardscape materials from place to place. It is mounted on skid steer loaders, compact tool carriers and compact tractors for quick and easy handling of materials such as concrete paver sections, small boulders and granite/limestone/concrete steps. The grapple also is deal for hardscape supply dealers, landscapers and property owners doing their own landscaping. The attachment’s grapple arms and rubber grips adjust automatically to the shape and contour of the material being grasped without additional positioning.

Pundit PL-200

Schwerzenbach, Switzerland

Pundit PL-200
Proceq has launched the next-generation Pundit instruments for non-destructive testing of concrete and other materials such as rock, wood and ceramics. The Pundit PL-200 and PL-200PE introduce the design-protected Touchscreen Unit, in addition to a comprehensive range of applications and improved measurement modes. The screen features a seven-inch color display. These rugged, portable instruments enable the units to be used in harsh environments. Pundit is an industry standard and widely recognized as the first portable commercial instrument for ultrasonic pulse velocity testing of concrete and other materials.

Originally published in Masonry magazine.

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