Aerosmith Fastening Systems
The company is introducing fasteners designed specifically for use with high-pressure tools. The fastener line includes the maker's Gripshank fastener and Helical shanks for steel-to-steel applications, with a ballistic that allows for quick, clean penetration through three layers of 16-gauge steel, the company says. A smooth-shank fastener also is available for steel track to 3 to 6K-psi concrete and red iron columns. Price: $.06?$.18 per fastener. 800-528-8183. www.aerosmithfastening.com.
Wera screwdrivers are available in a range of lines for various tasks. Select screwdrivers feature the slipSTOP-Blade, a Laser-tip treatment that gives it a rough surface to secure the tip in the fastener and prevent slippage. The screwdrivers also have a Kraftform handle that is ergonomically correct for the hand, with a big diameter and integrated soft zones that allow for higher torque and more comfort. Price: $3?$15. 800-267-5541. www.weratools.com.
The company says it has enhanced its Model 421 Portamatic Hammerhead 2 flooring tool for greater speed, dependability, and versatility. The mallet-activated tool includes the Preferred-Seating system. It angle- and face-nails 9/16-, 3/4-, and 3-3/32-inch-thick flooring, as well as 15- to 17-mm bamboo flooring with accessory shoes. It operates at 90 to 100 psi and holds up to 175 1-3/16-, 1-1/2-, or 2-inch Porta-Nails T-Nails. Price: $629. 800-634-9281. www.porta-nails.com.
The PTP-27ASMAGR .27-caliber powder-actuated tool features a 10-fastener magazine that rotates for tight spaces, adjustable power, and a cushioned grip. The tool has reduced recoil and a sound-dampening muffler for quiet operation, says the firm. Simple disassembly allows for easy cleaning and maintenance. Price: $550?$600. 800-999-5099. www.strongtie.com.
The TS 75 EQ plunge-cut saw offers the company's largest cutting depth: 21-5/16 inches or 2-3/4 inches with included guide rail. The tool offers 13 amps of power but weighs less than 14 pounds. It features a limit stop and slip clutch to reduce the effects of kickbacks, a splinter guard on both sides, a 360-degree rotating dust extractor, an exact depth setting, an easy-to-reach limit stop, and the FastFix blade-changing system. Price: $550. 888-337-8600. www.festoolusa.com.
PrimeSource Building Products
The company's new Grip-Rite polyurethane air hose has a 200-psi operating pressure and 800-psi burst strength, remains flexible in cold weather, resists kinking, and is 40 percent lighter than other hoses, the maker says. The hose is field repairable and comes in many sizes with or without couplers. Price: $30?$100. 972-417-3701. www.grip-rite.com.
The Arsenal line of toolbelts, tool bags, and accessories are built to stand up to harsh environments and go easy on workers' bodies, the company says. The toolbelts come in top-grain leather–with reversed leather pouches; heavy-gauge, nickel-plated rivets at key stress points; and heavy-gauge nylon stitching–or in puncture-resistant 1680 denier ballistic nylon with heavy-gauge nylon stitching, nickel-plated rivets, and a high-visibility material incorporated in. Tool bags are made with 1680 denier ballistic nylon and have a durable molded rubber base. Tool organizers for buckets or for carrying awkward-shaped tools also are available with the same construction elements. Price: $85?$130. 800-225-8238. www.ergodyne.com.