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Wall-to-wall clean with astonishing speed combined with simultaneous pipe inspection Boost jobsite productivity with the new RIDGID® FlexShaftTM Drain Cleaning Machines, the latest high-speed drain cleaning innovation from the brand trusted by more professionals. FlexShaft machines quickly and efficiently deliver wall-to-wall clean in 1 1⁄4-inch to 4-inch residential and commercial pipes up to 70 feet Read More

Wall-to-wall clean with astonishing speed combined with simultaneous pipe inspection

RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, drain cleaning, plumbing, RIDGID drain cleaning, drain cleaning tools, RIDGID plumbing toolsBoost jobsite productivity with the new RIDGID® FlexShaftTM Drain Cleaning Machines, the latest high-speed drain cleaning innovation from the brand trusted by more professionals. FlexShaft machines quickly and efficiently deliver wall-to-wall clean in 1 1⁄4-inch to 4-inch residential and commercial pipes up to 70 feet.

The lightweight and fully-contained FlexShaft machines are used in conjunction with a full suite of specialized accessories designed for clearing grease, sludge, small tree roots and soft blockages with less mess and enhanced speed.

FlexShaft machines utilize powerhouse chain knockers that expand to the size of the pipe to quickly clear the entire circumference. The chain knockers are connected to a flexible, nylon-sheathed cable that is housed in a fully enclosed drum and powered by a cordless drill attached to the driveshaft. The FlexShaft machines are purpose-built to be a lightweight, compact solution that can be easily carried from work vehicle to jobsite with minimal strain on the body.

RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, drain cleaning, plumbing, RIDGID drain cleaning, drain cleaning tools, RIDGID plumbing toolsDesigned with efficiency and cleanliness in mind, FlexShaft machines allow for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe throughout the entire drain cleaning process for maximum efficiency. The durable, nylon sheath allows for the cable to be easily wiped clean as it is pulled from the line and its fully-contained drum limits jobsite cross-contamination.

“The FlexShaft machine is the next big thing to happen to drain cleaning, not only providing fast clearing of soft blockages, but also enhancing efficiency by allowing for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe while work is completed,” said Tim Dunphy, marketing director, Underground Technologies, RIDGID. “It’s the perfect complement to the industry’s most complete line of professional drain cleaning tools and one that every professional will want to have on their trucks.”

FlexShaft machines are backed by the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.
To purchase or learn more about FlexShaft machines or other drain cleaning solutions, contact your local distributor, visit RIDGID.com.

New multifunctional tool aids in damage-free installation and easy adjustment IRWIN® announces that the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench is now available. With more than 97 years of product innovation in the pliers’ market, the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench features smooth jaws that provide damage-free installation and IRWIN®’s new patented GrooveLock™ ratcheting up mechanism for easy Read More

New multifunctional tool aids in damage-free installation and easy adjustment

IRWIN® announces that the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench is now available. With more than 97 years of product innovation in the pliers’ market, the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench features smooth jaws that provide damage-free installation and IRWIN®’s new patented GrooveLock™ ratcheting up mechanism for easy adjustment in confined spaces.

IRWIN VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench, Pliers Wrench, plumbing tools, tools, pliers, wrenchIdeal for plumbing applications, the smooth, anti-marring jaws minimize harm to chrome and plated fixtures during installation. While traditional adjustable wrenches are difficult to access/adjust in confined spaces, the GrooveLock™ ratcheting up mechanism allows for fast and easy adjustment in tight working areas. The IRWIN VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench also replaces metric and imperial spanners up to 1-1/2” (38mm) with one convenient tool, eliminating excess equipment on the jobsite, in addition to offering anti-pinching, bi-material ergonomic handles that help provide comfort and control.

Primary users for the IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench include plumbers and HVAC professionals. The tool is available now in 10 in. (IRHT82636) and 8 in. (IRHT82635) models.

“IRWIN listened to customer feedback about limitations of traditional adjustable wrenches and implemented several innovations to improve the user experience,” commented Matthew Grella, Product Manager. “We believe the modifications in the VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench will allow plumbers and other tradesmen to work more efficiently and comfortably, while mitigating damage to work pieces being serviced.”

The TiBone 3 Hammers are built with titanium construction to reduce user fatigue and harmful recoil shock vibrations. Weighing 45% less than a steel hammer and with 10X greater vibration dampening, these hammers maximize productivity without sacrificing durability. Equipped with a newly designed anti-rotational face, users will no longer have to worry about the face Read More

Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer, tools, service contractors, constructionThe TiBone 3 Hammers are built with titanium construction to reduce user fatigue and harmful recoil shock vibrations. Weighing 45% less than a steel hammer and with 10X greater vibration dampening, these hammers maximize productivity without sacrificing durability. Equipped with a newly designed anti-rotational face, users will no longer have to worry about the face shifting or coming loose. Durable grip construction reduces wear and minimizes vibration, while a precision balanced design optimizes striking and driving. A redesigned magnetic nailset will enable users to set nails in hard to reach places without risking fallout.

 

The new hammers will be available as a Milled Face or Smooth Face and will be available for purchase at select distributors in June of 2019.

 

 

 

 

Quick Reference

Stiletto TiBone 3 Milled Face w/Curved Handle                                TB3MC—May 2019

MSRP: $229.00

Stiletto TiBone 3 Smooth Face w/Curved Handle                             TB3SC—May 2019

MSRP: $229.00

Milwaukee® Introduces a Maintenance-Free 130w LED Temporary Site Light MILWAUKEE, WI – The leading jobsite lighting provider in the industry, Milwaukee Tool, continues to expand their Lighting Solutions with the introduction of the RADIUS™ LED 130W Temporary Site Light. The AC-powered lighting solution is specifically designed to significantly reduce the labor time associated with temporary Read More

Milwaukee® Introduces a Maintenance-Free 130w LED Temporary Site Light

MILWAUKEE, WI – The leading jobsite lighting provider in the industry, Milwaukee Tool, continues to expand their Lighting Solutions with the introduction of the RADIUS™ LED 130W Temporary Site Light. The AC-powered lighting solution is specifically designed to significantly reduce the labor time associated with temporary lighting installation, maintenance costs, and overall energy consumption. The new light is easy to set up and can instantly light up the work space with 15,000 lumens of TRUEVIEW™ high definition light – reducing the number of temp lights needed throughout the job.

“The temporary jobsite lighting industry is plagued with commoditized products that lack durability, require many labor hours to maintain, and consume significant amounts of power,” said Jason Isaacs, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Just last year we leveraged our leadership in lighting technology by developing a 70w LED AC-powered solution that exceeded the performance of 105w fluorescent with no maintenance and easy set-up. Now we’re taking our technology even further by delivering a 130w temporary light that more than doubles that output; and allows contractors to install less lights to meet OSHA® jobsite lighting standards.”

Capable of providing up to 15,000 lumens of light, the new RADIUS™ LED 130W Temporary Site Light features TRUEVIEW™ Technology. This advanced LED technology and optical design delivers a consistent beam, optimized color temperature, and true representation of colors and detail leading to a more productive work area.

The light comes with a 3ft, 120v power cord for out of the box use and features an integrated wiring terminal. This wiring terminal accepts voltages from 120 to 277V, which can be wired together in a series with MC or ROMEX cable through universal strain reliefs. Able to hang from virtually any overhead area with its convenient hanging cable, the new light has a quick-feed cable retention, so users can speed up the installation process and easily adjust the height of the cable during installation.

The durable high impact polycarbonate lens design can survive harsh jobsite conditions, including drops from as high as 9 ft. Like all of Milwaukee’s high output LED lights, the new light also features a limited lifetime LED warranty, and a 5-year warranty on the product.

Committed to its focus on the user and investment in game-changing technology, Milwaukee® will continue to design and develop lighting solutions with the ability to adapt, perform and survive the demands of professional use.

Specifications

RADIUS™ 130w LED Temporary Site Light (2156-AC)

  • Power Consumption: 130w
  • Input Voltage: 120 – 277V
  • Color Temp: 3900
  • Lumens: 15,000

Diablo unveils the first and only full-range line of carbide reciprocating saw blades that expands the applications for reciprocating saws not once before available. This full breadth of range consists of six application specific, radical carbide-reciprocating blades; each designed to solve real end-user problems in an extremely dynamic industry where power tools and materials are Read More

Diablo Application-Specific Carbide Reciprocating Saw Blades, tools, Diablo Saw BladesDiablo unveils the first and only full-range line of carbide reciprocating saw blades that expands the applications for reciprocating saws not once before available. This full breadth of range consists of six application specific, radical carbide-reciprocating blades; each designed to solve real end-user problems in an extremely dynamic industry where power tools and materials are constantly evolving.

Diablo’s carbide reciprocating blades are individually designed and engineered for specific cutting applications ranging from clean or nail-embedded wood, general purpose wood and metal to all thicknesses of metals such as rebar, stainless steel and cast iron. By providing greater durability, cutting performance and up to 50 times longer cutting life than standard bi-metal reciprocating blades, these revolutionary reciprocating blades make the Pro more productive on the jobsite. Pros and tradesmen including plumbers, electricians and contractors, are now able to reach areas not once easily accessible due to the limitations of their tools. No job is too big or too small; all that is needed to complete the cut is a corded or cordless reciprocating saw and a Diablo carbide reciprocating blade.

Diablo Application-Specific Carbide Reciprocating Saw Blades, tools, Diablo Saw Blades

 “Diablo’s passion is focusing on end-user problems and providing real world solutions that capitalize on our core competencies and vertical integration. Our goal in everything we do is to step-up, expand and create new markets in every category we serve,” said Russell Kohl, President and CEO of Freud America. “By creating our own carbide, we are able to utilize this core competency to provide the market with application specific cutting solutions that are not only high-performance but also offer extreme durability and maximum cutting life, ultimately providing cutting tools that are far-more superior and productive than standard bi-metal reciprocating blades. Our continuous investment in Carbide technology provides the professional contractor with leading innovation to deliver “more cut for their buck”; an incredible value story of one Diablo carbide reciprocating blade for every 50 standard bi-metal blades.”

This radical, new carbide reciprocating family features enhanced carbide tip-to-blade connection for extreme impact resistance in some of the toughest cutting situations. The one-inch oversized blade body creates straighter cuts with less vibration to protect the carbide teeth for superior cutting stability while Diablo’s proprietary Perma-SHIELD non-stick coating for less gumming and friction allowing the carbide reciprocating blades to cut extreme materials with ease.

Diablo offers this innovative, full range of carbide reciprocating saw blades in a variety of sizes, 6”, 9” and 12”, and multi-pack quantities ranging from single, three-packs to 10-packs, all available to meet the needs of the Pro.

Diablo carbide reciprocating blades are available wherever Diablo products are sold. For more information, visit: www.diablotools.com/recip.