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World’s first portable worm-drive table saw PDF Print E-mail

Skilsaw introduces the first-ever 10” SPT70WT-22 table saw that features worm-drive power for great rip cutting performance and reliability while maintaining a portable size.

Its Dual Field motor increases cutting speed and keeps the motor cool, extending the overall motor life. The saw can rip full sheets of plywood in half with its 25” cutting capacity and offers a cut depth of 3-1/2 “.

It has an all-metal roll cage design and a die cast aluminum table top for durability yet is lightweight, making for quick and easy setup and transportation. It also features the Smart Guard System that provides a physical barrier between the user and the saw blade, and an anti-kickback device.


Truly universal multi-tool blades PDF Print E-mail

Multi-tool users’ search for a powerful, fast and long-lasting solution has officially come to an end, report Bosch sources as it and Fein have developed and introduced Starlock and StarlockMax multi-tool blades. The Starlock blades are universal blades for everyday use and are backward-compatible to Bosch OIS system tht is also used by Fein, Makita, Milwaukee and other professional tools.

For tough professional cutting applications, the StarlockMax extreme-duty blades can even cut through a 2x4 in one pass. Users can change blades in seconds using the no-touch Snap-in-System, and blade removal is easy with auto-ejection.

The new blades will feature 30 Starlock and 10 Starlock Max blade styles at launch, in addition to the 39 blades already available in the current Bosch OIS offering. Universal Starlock blades will be available starting January 2016; StarlockMax blades launch April 2016.



Steel fibers reinforce concrete in precision floor PDF Print E-mail

A new steel fiber material makes it possible to greatly reduce rebar and wire mesh in concrete Steel fiber manufacturer Concrete Fiber Solutions (CFS) and Ringland-Johnson Construction have teamed up to provide a revolutionary concrete flooring solution to Woodward, Inc, an aerospace manufacturer at its 310,000 sq.-ft. new Rock Cut Campus facility in Loves Park, Ill.

(At left: Workers meter CFS steel fiber into concrete mixers for a floor pour.)

The new facility features CFS slit-sheet steel fibers in place of traditional reinforcement methods such as rebar or wire mesh. The use of fiber technology generated significant cost savings and allowed for joint spacing at an unprecedented 100' x 125' intervals. The Woodward, Inc. installation is a premier example of how CFS and steel fiber technology are revolutionizing the concrete reinforcement industry.


Light in weight 18-gauge finish nailer PDF Print E-mail


Senco introduces the FinishPro 18BMg 18-gauge pneumatic finish nailer that can handle the toughest tasks while ensuring all-day comfort and reliability.


- Magnesium main body -- lightweight and durable

- Only 2.8 lbs., well-balanced

- Over-molded grip reduces fatigue prevents slippage, increases productivity

- Accepts up to 100 5/8” to 2-1/2” 18-gauge nails

- Oil-free motor for maintenance-free operation.

- No worries about oil leaking on workpiece

- Tool-free, 360-degree adjustable exhaust port

- Bump fire or sequential fire operation

- Nose-mounted light

- Reload indicator reduces dry firing potential

- Thumbwheel depth drive

- No-mar nose tip

- Swivel air inlet

- Rotating belt hook

- 5-year warranty

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