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Panel is available in steel or aluminum

Petersen has added the T-250 panel to its line of PAC-CLAD® standing-seam roofing products. Designed to be the strongest PAC-CLAD product, the T-250 panel is available in 22- and 24-gauge steel and .032- and .040-gauge aluminum and in 16- and 18-inch widths. The panel features a nominal 2.65-inch seam height above the roof deck and is bidirectional, allowing workers to position one panel in the center of a roof and install panels in both directions simultaneously. T-250 panels reportedly can be installed over a variety of substrates, including plywood, nail board insulation and metal decks, on roofs with slopes as low as 1/2:12. The panels can be specified with a traditional intermittent fastening clip or a continuous clip-fastening system for projects that require extra strength; both clips are said to allow for thermal expansion and contraction. T-250 panels are available in 45 standard PAC-CLAD colors.

Screw cap reduces walking

Red Rock Distribution has made available Znal,™ a zinc and aluminum-capped screw. Featuring a nick tip said to deliver a faster cutting speed than similar products, Znal also has a cap firmly attached to multiple points on the screw’s body. The indented cap reportedly seats all major brands of hex driver bits, which helps reduce the likelihood the screw will “walk” out of position during installation. Available in #12 and #14 diameters and in lengths from 7/8 of an inch to 2 1/2 inches, Znal can be used in metal and wood.

Saw blade reduces vibration

Diablo® Tools has introduced the 6 1/2-inch 24-Tooth Tracking Point™ saw blade. The saw blade is designed to deliver quick, smooth cuts through nail-embedded wood. Made from TiCo Hi-Density Carbide said to enhance cutting life, the saw blade’s Tracking Point tooth design reduces vibration and tension. The saw blade has a Perma-SHIELD™ nonstick coating to reduce heat, gumming and corrosion, and laser-cut stabilizer vents absorb noise and vibration to keep the blade straight during cuts. The lightweight saw blade reportedly produces a thinner kerf, minimizing material removal. The 6 1/2-inch 24-Tooth Tracking Point saw blade can be used with cordless or corded saws.

Fastener has low-angle thread

Triangle Fastener Corp. has added the No. 10 CONCEALOR® fastener to its fastener product offerings. Intended for use in oriented strand board, the No. 10 CONCEALOR fastener features BURR BUSTER® thread technology said to enhance penetration. The fastener also provides up to 80% more pullout load on oriented strand board compared with similar fasteners. The No. 10 CONCEALOR fastener has a single lead, low-angle thread to enhance a user’s control during installation and reduce the risk of overdriving.

Reciprocating saw weighs 3 pounds

DEWALT® has added the XTREME Subcompact Series™ 12V MAX Brushless One-Handed Cordless Reciprocating Saw (DCS312) to its line of XTREME Subcompact Series tools. Weighing 3.04 pounds, the lightweight saw reportedly enables one-handed use for a variety of cutting applications, including PVC, metal pipe and wood. Featuring an efficient brushless motor, the saw is said to deliver up to 2,800 SPM. The saw also has a 5/8-inch stroke length for efficient cutting, an LED light for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions, a variable speed trigger for increased user control and a tool-free blade release for quick blade changes.

Knee pads have locking buckles

Ergodyne has made available ProFlex® 435 Comfort Hinged™ Hard Cap Gel Knee Pads designed to enhance user comfort and protect against knee damage. The black knee pads feature abrasion-resistant, smooth rubber caps said to allow a user to slide and swivel freely. Comfort Hinge™ technology positions the knee pads’ upper straps higher on a user’s legs, and elastic straps with locking buckles reportedly keep the knee pads in place. Lightweight gel and NBR foam padding provide supportive all-day cushioning for increased comfort.


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