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Multitool kit offers precision

DEWALT® has introduced DWE315K, a corded oscillating multitool kit for cutting, sanding, scraping and material removal.

The multitool kit's 3-amp motor reportedly provides strong performance, and a tool-free QUICK CHANGE™ System allows users to change blades and attachments quickly. The tool also features DEWALT's DUAL-GRIP™ variable-speed trigger, which is said to provide precise tool control, and an LED light.

The multitool kit includes 30 new DEWALT UNIVERSAL FITMENT™ accessories, such as different blades, sand-paper sheets, a sanding pad, a universal accessory adaptor and DEWALT's Oscillating Tool Guide System.

Telephone: (800) 4-DEWALT (433-9258)

Fall-arrest system is lightweight

Garlock Safety Systems has created LIFEPOINT™ STOP, a free-standing fall-arrest system for surfaces with a maximum 5-degree incline.

The nonpenetrating, portable system has a single tie-off point and components weighing no more than 32 pounds, which is said to make it easy for one person to set up and move. The design reportedly meets Occupational Safety and Health Administration fall-arrest standards for a person weighing 310 pounds, including equipment, and has been tested and approved for single-ply and built-up roof membranes and concrete substrates.

Telephone: (877) 791-4446

Product line is rebranded

RHEINZINK America Inc. has rebranded and expanded its titanium-zinc product line.

The company's preweathered finish now is branded as prePATINA. The finish continues to be available in blue-grey and bright rolled finishes, and the graphite-grey is available in a darker color that reportedly stays darker longer.

In addition, the company has added new PROTECT, COLOR and INTERIEUER lines.

The PROTECT line reportedly adds surface protection and slows down the natural patination process with a transparent coating to help maintain colors longer. The COLOR line options include blue, tile-red, moss-green, pearl-gold and nut-brown; the metal surfaces are coated with the PVDF colors during production. The INTERIEUR line provides a transparent coating to protect prePATINA blue-grey and graphite-grey surfaces for interior applications.

Telephone: (781) 729-0812

IKO expands shingle colors

IKO Industries Ltd. has added the color Patriot Slate to its Cambridge AR, IKO Hip and Ridge 12 shingle lines. The new color comprises subtle gradations and deep shadow bands and includes granules that are reportedly algae-resistant.

Telephone: (866) 315-3105

Snow retention system is pre-skirted

Sno Gem Inc. has introduced the Sno Barricade® Membrane-Coated Diamond Series System, a membrane-coated, pre-skirted continuous bar snow retention system for new construction or retrofit.

The system's base plates are custom-coated in TPO or PVC available in a variety of colors to match roof membranes. It has a pre-skirted target patch heat-welded directly to the base plate, which is said to make installation easier by heat-welding the target patch to the roof membrane. Options for the system include one, two or three bars available in 1 or 2 inches, as well as a square- or round-bar design.

Telephone: (888) SNO-GEMS

Online service verifies contractors

iCheckContractors has announced a partnership with Encircle, an app that creates a picture library of homes for insurance purposes, to provide an online service for homeowners to verify contractors' professional licensing, workers' compensation insurance and corporate status with government agencies.

Government websites such as the Division of Corporations, Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Division of Workers' Compensation are used to obtain contractors' names and information. The app features a Knowledge Center to help homeowners understand contractor qualifications.

iCheckContractors is available through the Encircle mobile app.

Telephone: (407) 891-1422

Color eyewear available

Gateway Safety Inc. has made its Metro™ safety eyewear available in four frame colors: glossy black, caramel, pink and tortoise shell.

The eyewear design includes a soft nosepiece, contoured temple tips and wraparound polycarbonate lenses that reportedly block 99.9 percent of ultraviolet A, B and C rays. The eyewear also is available in a variety of lens options.

Telephone: (800) 822-5347


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