EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Husqvarna Construction Products N.A.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Southwest Scaffolding
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
Bonded Braided Nylon Mason’s Line
Bonded Braided Nylon Mason’s Line
August 31, 2016 7:00 AM CDT

New masonry products for August 2016

Mason’s line, batteries, flashing, and more


Bonded Braided Nylon Mason’s Line: A Mason’s Friend

Kraft Tool
Shawnee, Kan.

Most bricklayers have experienced sagging, unraveling or inferior mason’s line. Valuable time can be spent correcting problems caused by poor quality mason’s line. These problems can be prevented by using a higher-quality bonded braided nylon mason’s line. Kraft Tool Co. produces one of the strongest premium professional bonded braided nylon mason’s Lines available. Kraft’s line is abrasion and alkali resistant, and passes a 170-pound weight test. Kraft’s line also uses only highly visible colors that are always bright and consistent.

Lewis Pins Available in New Sizes

Bon Tool
Gibsonia, Pa.

Lewis Pins Available in New Sizes
Lewis Pins Available in New Sizes
Bon’s Lewis Pins are now available in seven sizes, with hole ranging from 1/2 to 1 1/4 inches, and lengths from 3 1/2 to 7 inches. These are ideal for lifting granite and other hard stones. Lewis Pins are inserted into opposing holes drilled into the top of the stone, at about a 15° angle from vertical and directly above the center of mass. They operate by gripping the stone as the weight of the stone is taken up by a crane or winch.

Lithium-Ion Batteries Feature Enhanced Power-to-Weight Ratios

Virginia Beach, Va.

Lithium-Ion Batteries Feature Enhanced Power-to-Weight Ratios
Lithium-Ion Batteries Feature Enhanced Power-to-Weight Ratios
STIHL AP 100 and 300 lithium-ion batteries deliver heavy-duty performance in light and affordable packages. At just 1.8 pounds, the AP 100 produces the same energy content and run times with 31 percent less battery weight than the previous model. The AP 300 allows users to tackle larger projects with fewer recharges, producing 28 percent more energy content while remaining the same weight as the previous model (3.8 lbs.). Both batteries are compatible with the full line of STIHL battery products.

MaxFlash Liquid Flashing Membrane

BASF Wall Systems
Jacksonville, Fla.

MaxFlash Liquid Flashing Membrane
MaxFlash Liquid Flashing Membrane
MAXFLASH is a one-component elastomeric material for use as a flexible flashing membrane at rough openings. It can also be used to prepare sheathing joints for subsequent application of BASF air/water-resistive barrier membranes. It can be used as a membrane for flashing rough openings, small penetrations and as a detailing compound for preparing sheathing joints for application of an air/water-resistive barrier membrane. MAXFLASH bonds to a wide range of substrates, including poured concrete/unit masonry.


Atlanta, Ga.

The QUIKRETE Mobile App provides easy, one-touch access to the information you need for building and repair projects from start to finish. Professionals can find the relevant information they need for a specific job at the right time. With one touch, contractors can access a product’s technical specifications, calculate product quantities, and even find the closest store to a jobsite. The app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

Watt-R-Tank Provides Hot Water to Jobsites

Cummer Manufacturing
Dubuque, Iowa

Watt-R-Tank Provides Hot Water to Jobsites
Watt-R-Tank Provides Hot Water to Jobsites
The Watt-R-Tank is an insulated water tank that can be built to any size. Powered by 220V (optional 110V), it has an adjustable thermostat from 90 to 150°F. Fill it with water, leave it plugged in overnight and hot water will be ready at the jobsite so that mason can start working right away. Use the electricity already provided at the jobsite instead of trying to recoup propane costs. Use the hose to place water directly into a mixer.

Originally published in Masonry magazine.

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