Greenlee's extended-length (24- and 30-inch) auger bits eliminate the need for bit extensions, which can catch on obstructions and prevent efficient chip removal. The self-feeding hardened-alloy steel bits have 7-16-inch hex shanks with quick-change grooves for use with impact drivers, resharpenable cutting edges, threaded screw points that draw the bit completely through the wood, over-center flutes for fast chip removal, and shafts straightened to reduce vibration. Price: $25. 800-435-0786. greenlee.com.
The GTL3 tile layout laser can display 45-degree lines, which means that users can align layouts at zero, 45, 90, and 135 degrees from a single setup and view straight-line and diagonal alignments simultaneously. The unit's height allows it to project laser lines above obstructions. For wall layouts, its magnetic baseplate can be stuck to steel framing or screwed to the wall. The laser's maximum range is 65 feet; it's accurate to 116 inch at 20 feet. Price: $159. 877-267-2499. boschtools.com.
This combination compressor-generator (K11HGA-17P-3000W) features an 11-hp Honda overhead valve engine with an electric start. Its heavy-duty single-stage cast-iron compressor pump – mated with a 17-gallon ASME-certified air tank – produces 8.9 cfm at 100 psi or 8.6 cfm at 125 psi for quick pneumatic-tool recovery. The unit includes a 3,000-watt, 115/230-volt onboard generator for powering electric tools, lighting, and other job-site equipment. Other engine and pressure options are available upon request. Price: $4,589. 814-445-3400. jennyproductsinc.com.
The Ultra-Lok RSQ SRL ("rescue with self-retracting lifeline") is the first dual-mode fall-protection rig to provide fall arrest and rescue/descent in the same unit. Wearers can select either mode; if a fall occurs while in rescue/descent, the Ultra-Lok RSQ will arrest the fall and then automatically lower the worker to safety. Price: $1,200. 800-328-6146. capitalsafety.com.
The SB18 LTX 18-volt cordless hammer drill/driver offers superior ergonomics and power in a more compact design, says the maker. The tool has an easily removable chuck that enables users to drive screws with an accessory bit retainer in its built-in 1/4-inch hexagon recessed spindle. It delivers 885 inch-pounds of torque for momentary maximum spikes and a maximum continuous running torque of 389 inch-pounds; in hammer-drill mode, it provides up to 28,000 impacts per minute. Price: $399. 800-638-2264. www.metabousa.com.
The Vinyl/Aluminum Siding Combo-Tool (model MW-CT) is two products in one – so you have one less tool to carry when working on a scaffold or ladder. You use it to punch the snap lock that secures siding to finishing trim and to clip the nail hole slot in vinyl and aluminum siding. A thumb-screw lock makes it easy to switch functions. Price: $59.99. 800-782-4659. midwestsnips.com.