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DEWALT announces the TOOL CONNECT™ Chip (DCE042), a Bluetooth® beacon add-on, that allows tools to easily and wirelessly work with the Tool Connect™ System. The TOOL CONNECT™ System is designed to seamlessly track, assign and manage jobsite inventory to optimize productivity, saving time and budget. Integrating the Chip adds tracking capabilities that are compatible with Read more

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DEWALT announces the TOOL CONNECT™ Chip (DCE042), a Bluetooth® beacon add-on, that allows tools to easily and wirelessly work with the Tool Connect™ System. The TOOL CONNECT™ System is designed to seamlessly track, assign and manage jobsite inventory to optimize productivity, saving time and budget. Integrating the Chip adds tracking capabilities that are compatible with TOOL CONNECT™ Site Manager software, available for web and mobile, which adds, manages, and tracks inventory for jobsite visibility. The TOOL CONNECT™ Chip can be installed in the designated pocket of Chip-Ready products to protect it from damage and is equipped with a blue identification light which helps locate and differentiate among identical tools.

DEWALT, cordless tools, power tools, Tool Connect Chip, tool inventory, tool tracking, Dewalt Tool Connect ChipThe TOOL CONNECT™ Chip is currently compatible with the following products that are available now, with plans to expand to 15 additional DEWALT power tools within the next year.

  • ATOMIC Compact Series20V MAX* Brushless Cordless 1-3/4-In. Bandsaw (DCS377)
  • 20V MAX* Brushless Hammer Drill with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology (DCD999)
  • 20V MAX* Brushless 4-1/2-In.-5-In. Cordless Grinder with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology (DCG416)
  • 20V MAX* Brushless Reciprocating Saw with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology (DCS386)
  • 20V MAX* Brushless 7-1/4-In. Circular Saw with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ Technology (DCS573)
  • Select units within the ToughSystem® 2.0 Storage System

DEWALT also offers the TOOL CONNECT Tag (DCE041) which seamlessly integrates with 31 Tag-ready tools that are currently available, with several more in development.  The TOOL CONNECT™ Tag (DCE041) also attaches to jobsite assets regardless of brand, make, or model, using screws, zip-ties, industrial tape, glue and new corded tool tags held in place by security screws.

The TOOL CONNECT™ Chip will be available where DEWALT products are sold mid-year 2021 for $15 MSRP.  The TOOL CONNECT™ Tag is available now for $39 MSRP.

 

Cut 10-inch schedule 40 pipe in just over a minute with this purpose-built pipe saw from RIDGID, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio. RIDGID®, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces a new tool for cutting pipe quickly and efficiently: the Pipe Saw. Whether in the fab shop or in the field, the Read more

Cut 10-inch schedule 40 pipe in just over a minute with this purpose-built pipe saw from RIDGID, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio.

RIDGID Pipe Saw, RIDGID Power Tools, plumbing, HVAC, plumbing tools, RIDIGID tools, tools of the trade, tool tipsRIDGID®, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces a new tool for cutting pipe quickly and efficiently: the Pipe Saw. Whether in the fab shop or in the field, the fully transportable Pipe Saw cuts 1-inch to 12-inch pipe up to a 1⁄2-inch wall thickness.

Designed for versatility, the Pipe Saw is configured to cut steel and stainless steel and with a quick switch to one of the optional blades it can cut plastic and cast steel. Eliminating the need to struggle with gas tanks, open flames, or handle loose tools, the Pipe Saw secures to the pipe with a rugged 3-point roller system that sets up and cuts up to 12-inch pipe in minutes.

Conveniently placed handlebars and feed rate speed monitoring with LED interface enable easily controlled rotation from a comfortable, ergonomic position. Built-in handles and dedicated cord wrap provide easy portability.

“Since introducing the RIDGID B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller a few years ago, RIDGID saw a need for a portable cutting solution. Our new Pipe Saw is the answer and ideal complement,” said Larry Feskanich, senior global marketing manager, pipe fabrication, RIDGID for Emerson. “The speed and efficiency in making quality cuts, paired with its ergonomic and easily transportable design, make the RIDGID Pipe Saw an ideal cutting solution.”

The Pipe Saw comes backed by the RIDGID full lifetime warranty.

To purchase or learn more about the Pipe Saw, contact your local distributor, visit RIDGID.com,

KNIPEX Tools introduces 13 insulated screwdrivers with 1,000V VDE-tested,  and are designed with exceptional gripping KNIPEX Tools introduced its full line of 1,000V VDE-tested insulated screwdrivers (98 series). With 13 SKUs in total, the insulated screwdrivers are available in slotted, Phillips and square tips. This new offering also includes 11 insulated tool sets. The insulated Read more

KNIPEX Tools introduces 13 insulated screwdrivers with 1,000V VDE-tested,  and are designed with exceptional gripping

KNIPEX Tools introduced its full line of 1,000V VDE-tested insulated screwdrivers (98 series). With 13 SKUs in total, the insulated screwdrivers are available in slotted, Phillips and square tips. This new offering also includes 11 insulated tool sets.

The insulated screwdrivers feature an anti-roll away handle design and the two-component handle material provides exceptional gripping performance. Each insulated screwdriver has a hang hole for easier storage. The insulated screwdrivers are made of chrome vanadium molybdenum steel.

The insulated screwdrivers are the latest addition to KNIPEX Tools’ line of rigorously tested insulated tools, which includes over 250 skus. Each one of KNIPEX’s insulated tools undergoes a dielectric strength at 10,000V AC. Other tests check the reliability of the insulation towards heat, cold, tensile and impact force.

“With the addition of the insulated screwdrivers, KNIPEX is proud to add a new dimension to our trusted and innovative line of hand tools,” said Peter A. Grable, senior product manager, KNIPEX Tools. “These insulated screwdrivers are designed to stay put when set down on a jobsite, give the user a better grip and provide the necessary safety one needs from an insulated tool.”

Tapcon, the original inventor of blue concrete screw anchors is proud to introduce the next generation of the industry’s most trusted concrete fastener. The newly engineered design delivers superior productivity through fast installation and less downtime. “Tapcon is today’s most used and trusted concrete anchoring system as a result of our close attention to our Read more

Tapcon, the original inventor of blue concrete screw anchors is proud to introduce the next generation of the industry’s most trusted concrete fastener. The newly engineered design delivers superior productivity through fast installation and less downtime.

“Tapcon is today’s most used and trusted concrete anchoring system as a result of our close attention to our pro customers.  Our most recent research points out a desire for anchors that minimize re-work and deliver jobsite productivity,” Said Adam Myers, Tapcon Product Manager. “Currently, end users expect one in five threaded anchors to fail due to head snaps or spin outs during installation.”

To further improve speed of installation, Tapcon is also shifting from Phillips to a Star flat head. “Additionally, users have shared that the Phillips recess on flat head anchors cause bit slips resulting in a lack of productivity. With Tapcon’s new features, we address these key end user pain points in installation failure.” Myers added.

Tapcon Star Flat Head

The new Tapcon Star Head recess helps eliminate bit slip during installation. With six points of contact between the bit and the anchor, users can be confident in increased productivity, especially in high torque applications where Phillips bits are prone to slipping. The Tapcon Star Flat Head anchor is also stamped with the Tapcon name, providing assurance that the anchor is a genuine Tapcon. The new Star Flat Head anchors come with a color-coded star drive bit in all large 75 pack and bucket offerings.  This includes the T-25 Star bit for 3/16” diameter and T30 for ¼” anchors.  Bits are also sold separately and include in our updated Tapcon Pro Installation Kit.

Tapcon Hex Head

The Tapcon Hex Head concrete screw anchor features new underhead ribs that resist anchor spin outs and head snaps during installation. The underhead ribs limit over-torqueing of the anchor during installation, reducing re-work and increasing productivity.

Both the Star Flat Head and Hex Head Tapcon anchors feature a unique thread design to provide reduced installation torque and a consistent drive across all concrete and masonry substrates. In addition, Tapcon’s ClimasealTM corrosion resistant coating provides long-lasting quality and durability on the job.

Tapcon next generation screw anchors are available in 3/16” and ¼” diameters in key sizes for most concrete fastening applications from 1-1/4” to 4” in length. They are available in a wide variety of small, medium, and large pack counts along with even larger buckets to allow pros to by in quantities they need for the job.  Tapcon screw anchors are also available in a White Ultrashield™, Gray Maxiset™ and 410 Stainless Steel offerings.

The next generation Tapcon concrete screw anchors are available at major home improvement retailers, lumberyards, and specialty tool and fastener dealers. To learn more, visit https://www.tapcon.com.

Fieldpiece Instruments, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals, today announced a new generation of vacuum pumps that are small, lightweight, portable, and allow fast, timesaving vacuum evacuation to make the HVACR professional’s job easier and more efficient. The new Fieldpiece pumps include three different CFM models that can be used Read more

Fieldpiece Instruments, the industry leader in tools and test instruments for HVACR professionals, today announced a new generation of vacuum pumps that are small, lightweight, portable, and allow fast, timesaving vacuum evacuation to make the HVACR professional’s job easier and more efficient. The new Fieldpiece pumps include three different CFM models that can be used in a variety of applications. The Fieldpiece top-of-the-line VPX7 pump is the lightest of the three new pumps due to a patent-pending manufacturing process resulting in a pump that is lightweight and manageable for the pro to carry.

HVACR pros can choose the vacuum pump that is best suited for them depending on the system and pump feature preference. Model VPX7 is a fast and efficient 10 CFM DC Motor and is perfect for large commercial and refrigeration applications. The patent-pending interior EPO coating, which is a high-energy surface treatment to high strength aluminum alloy, makes the VPX7 pump portable enough to climb up a ladder or move to other areas where needed.  In addition, the coating is extremely tough as well as chemical and wear-resistant, so the life of the VPX7 pump is extended. Model VP87 is an 8CFM DC for light commercial and residential systems replacing the legacy VP85. For residential service and installation, HVACR pros will choose the VP67, 6CFM AC model, replacing the current VP55 (5CFM). The three new vacuum pumps from Fieldpiece Instruments offer HVACR professionals a more efficient way to pull vacuum in A/C and refrigeration units either prior to adding refrigerant on a new installation or when performing a system repair.

Fieldpiece Instruments introduces a new generation of vacuum pumps that are small, lightweight, portable, and allow fast, timesaving vacuum evacuation.

“We know that for the HVACR pro time is money. What truly sets the VPX7 pump apart from the competition is the 10 CFM rate which will cut the evacuation time considerably,” said Charlotte Loomis, Product Manager. “In addition, the VPX7 has a powerful DC motor yet it is lightweight at only 24 lbs.”

Fieldpiece refined the proprietary RunQuick™ Oil Management System by enlarging the oil-viewing window to clearly view the pump oil through the huge oil reservoir window to see the condition of the oil, and the system. This new, larger window has additional LED lights that provide details on the status of the pump such as: gas ballast status, voltage levels/warnings and cold weather start status for the VP87 and VPX7 pumps. When it is time to change the oil, the process is quick, clean, and easy to do, as the window is now removable and the pumps have a wide mouth fill port. The oil can be replaced in under 20 seconds, even while the pump is running without losing vacuum. Fieldpiece also included extra bottle storage.

The new classification of A2L refrigerants has been addressed in this next generation vacuum pumps. Looking to the future when A2L refrigerants will be required, the three models are A2L Refrigerant Compliant.

The trade price for the VPX7 is $882, the VP87 is $723, and the VP67 is $470. They are available at distributors now. For more information about the vacuum pumps please visit the product page https://www.fieldpiece.com/product-category/recovery-and-vacuum/vacuum-pumps/.