ProChalk marking chalk is available in three grades: ProChalk Standard is formulated to produce a perfect line every time, says the firm, with a four- to five-strike line yield; ProChalk Plus is formulated to lay a permanent line, with an eight- to 10-strike line yield; and ProChalk Ultimate is a water- and weather-resistant marking dye with a line yield of 12 to 15 strikes. The chalks, which flow easily for fill up, come in a range of colors. Price: $1?$3. 800-345-3766. www.keson.com.
The Caution Tape Reel allows users to create a professional-looking custom barricade of caution tape quickly and easily using ZipWall spring-loaded poles. To construct a barrier, the user sets up any configuration of poles, locks the tape reel onto the first pole, lets the tape out, and then threads it around the other poles neatly through a Tape Clip; at the last pole, the Tape Clip holds the tape in place, eliminating the need for knots. The system allows the tape to remain neat and at a constant level. When the job is completed, the tape rolls back up like a fishing line for reuse. The reel holds up to a 1,000-foot roll of 4-mil tape. The system comes with a 300-foot roll and six Tape Clips. Price: $79. 800-718-2255. www.zipwall.com.
Tajima Tool Corp.
A heat-treated and hardened steel plunger shaft and twin thrust plates that deliver smooth, even dispensing allow the Convoy Super caulk gun to dispense thick, stiff adhesives and sealants as easily as light-duty caulks, according to the company. The tool's 360-degree rotating handle allows for easier maneuvering in tight spaces; its 10-1/2-inch barrel allows for better reach and easy tube replacement; and its Auto Flow Control prevents material seepage. It has a cast-aluminum handle with non-slip grip and an extra-long seal puncture tool. Price: $20. 888-482-5462. www.tajimatool.com.
The Tech Type 196E level features a digital readout on the front and on top as well as an audible indicator of level. The digital readout can be used in five languages: degrees, percent, millimeters per meter, inches per foot decimally, and inches per foot fractionally. The tool is easy to calibrate, the company says, and it features a rugged frame and removable rubber end caps. The level comes in 14-, 24-, 48-, 59-, and 78-inch lengths. Price: $159?$279. 800-869-7460. www.stabila.com.
Part of the Spectra Precision line of laser tools, the LG20 self-leveling crossbeam generator is a five-in-one tool that can replace a level, square, plumb bob, chalk, and optical instrument for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications, including building walls, installing acoustical ceilings, laying out cabinets, and building decks. The unit can survive a 3-foot drop onto concrete. The laser beam can be seen for up to 100 feet or 250 feet with the HR250 receiver (also shown). The HR250 receiver has highly visible simultaneous front LEDs with green on-grade indicator. Price: Unavailable. 800-827-8000. www.trimble.com.