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Tool accessories are durable

DEWALT® has introduced DEWALT ELITE SERIES™ tool accessories. The portfolio includes circular saw blades, hole saws, reciprocating saw blades, diamond masonry cutting blades, abrasives and masonry drilling accessories designed for strength and durability. DEWALT ELITE SERIES Circular Saw Blades reportedly deliver more cuts with a multitooth design and feature large vents to reduce heat buildup and improve chip ejection. DEWALT ELITE SERIES Metal Cutting Wheels cut through rebar, heavy wall pipe and sheet metal. DEWALT ELITE SERIES Carbide Tipped Reciprocating Saw Blades feature precision-welded carbides along the cutting edge said to withstand cutting hard materials such as cast iron and stainless steel. And the DEWALT ELITE SERIES Multi-Material Hole Saw features large carbide tips and reportedly cuts through abrasive materials, including nail-embedded wood, concrete block and fiber cement.

Tool tether reduces arm fatigue

Hammerhead Industries has added the TL1-3044 ANSI-Compliant 3/4 Inch Super Coil tool tether to its Gear Keeper tool tethering systems. The tool tether features nylon webbing with integrated elastic and reportedly has a short retraction length to minimize entanglement. The tether’s 1/2-inch super coil is a flexible coil system that provides an 8-foot working area for tools such as power drills, nail guns and power drivers. The tether’s coil system is fully enclosed in durable, soft nylon with woven elastic webbing for a more gentle recoil. In addition, the tether is designed to avoid arm fatigue and reduce “drop-shock” while minimizing the chances of bounce back when the tether is used with lighter items. The tool tether is high visibility orange and features an ANSI tag that shows the weight of the tools that are appropriate for the tether.

Slate tiles have fixed exposures

DaVinci® Roofscapes, a division of Westlake Royal Building Products,™ has introduced Province™ Slate single-width composite slate roofing tile. The 12-inch-wide tile has fixed 8-inch exposures and is designed with the appearance of authentic natural slate. The tile has rear side nail marking templates, an enhanced backside rib structure and self-aligning edges said to make installation easier. Province Slate tiles are Class A fire-rated and Class 4 impact-rated and can be used on residential and commercial projects. Made of virgin resins, ultraviolet and thermal stabilizers and specialized fire retardant, the tiles reportedly resist severe weather, high winds, insects, algae and fungus growth. Province Slate tile is available in brownstone, castle gray, European, slate black, slate gray and smokey gray.

Eye protection for all-day wear

Brass Knuckle® has introduced its new Spike (BKADJ-5060AFP) eye protection. Glasses with Spike technology reportedly feature anti-fog protection and enhanced ultraviolet protection. In addition, Spike glasses’ earpieces ratchet up and down with a five-click adjustable temple joint for a custom fit, and reinforced rubber nosepieces conform to the bridge of a user’s nose for extra flexibility and extended wearability. Rimless lenses and green and black zebra striping reportedly make Spike glasses stand out.

Manual highlights asphalt roof systems

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association has made available the 2022 edition of the Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual—Design and Application Methods. The manual outlines the proper components of an asphalt roof system and serves as a guide regarding the design and application of residential roof systems. The publication reportedly highlights key topics, including how to select the right asphalt roofing product for the job at hand, proper ventilation and moisture control, estimating how much roofing material is required, deck preparation, shingle application and project safety.

Access lift can be rolled into place

JLG Industries Inc. has made available its EcoLift™ 50 and EcoLift 70 low-level access lifts. As an alternative to ladders and scaffolding, the lifts can help decrease ladder-related injuries and fatalities. Each lift weighs less than 1,000 pounds and can be pushed or rolled into place without disassembly. The EcoLift 50 and EcoLift 70 reportedly reduce strain on a user’s body and lessen the risk of musculoskeletal injuries caused by repetitive movements associated with climbing up and down a ladder with materials. A user can work with 360-degree range of motion and use both hands while on a lift.


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