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Rotary hammer has vibration-control technology

DEWALT® has made available the 20V MAX 1 1/8-Inch SDS Plus D-Handle Rotary Hammer capable of achieving 3.0 joules and 1,165 revolutions per minute. The lightweight hammer's corded mechanism and constant speed control reportedly help deliver high-performance drilling and chipping, and its SHOCKS Active Vibration Control® technology reduces the amount of vibration a user feels. Measuring 15.89 inches long, the rotary hammer has a 20 volts maximum brushless motor and work light to illuminate dark areas. The hammer also is compatible with an enhanced onboard dust extractor. The 20V MAX 1 1/8-Inch SDS Plus D-Handle Rotary Hammer comes with two 6.0Ah batteries.

Project suite has 3D visualization tool

Renoworks Software Inc. and Geomni have introduced FastTrack, a project suite containing home visualization software, aerial imagery and measurement technology. Using images from Geomni's aerial imagery library and Renoworks Software's 3D visualization tool, FastTrack enables customers to see what different building materials, colors and finishes will look like on their homes. FastTrack reportedly also can give a roofing contractor complete measurement of a home and a full report of the materials and quantities a customer has selected.