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Makita’s new Impact XPS™ is the industry’s new leading line of bits and fastening accessories. The new Impact XPS insert and power bits are designed to handle the high-torque demands of professional users in all trades, lasting up to 90-times longer than standard bits. For plumbing and mechanical contractors, Impact XPS is ideal for fixture Read more

Makita’s new Impact XPS™ is the industry’s new leading line of bits and fastening accessories. The new Impact XPS insert and power bits are designed to handle the high-torque demands of professional users in all trades, lasting up to 90-times longer than standard bits. For plumbing and mechanical contractors, Impact XPS is ideal for fixture installation, precise tightening of couplings, and mounting brackets.

Expertly engineered with exact fitment and a unique steel blend, Impact XPS bits are the ideal bit collection. They can withstand the hardest hitting impact drivers, drills and screwdrivers. Three unique features help eliminate common pain points of bits:

  • Exact Fitment – Precision machined bit tips fit screws with minimal variance, thereby minimizing wear on the bit and screw. This helps prevent screw head stripping (cam-outs).
  • Pulse Torsion Rings and Zone – Makita is the leading innovator of torsion zone technology in insert bits. The specially engineered pulse torsion rings and torsion zone help prevent the screwdriver bit from snapping.

Pulse torsion rings disperse impact energy through the torsion zone and off the bit tip. The torsion zone has been optimized to flex under load to transfer impact energy for improved bit life. The length combined with diameter is the special formula to create an optimized torsion zone.

  • Unique Steel Blend – The unique steel composition is engineered for increased durability to minimize stripping of screwdriver tips. The Impact XPS bits also feature a matte nickel surface for corrosion resistance.

The entire Impact XPS collection includes insert bits, bit holders, power bits, extensions, magnetic nutsetters, sockets, and socket adapters.

For more information, please visit makitatools.com/impactxps.

Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces the Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, a durable and rechargeable LED flashlight with onboard Class IIIa laser and a battery that lasts all day.   Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser (Cat. No. 56040) Equipped with a Class IIIa red laser to pinpoint out-of-reach objects Twist focus bezel Read more

Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, Klein Tools, workplace lighting, flashlightKlein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces the Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, a durable and rechargeable LED flashlight with onboard Class IIIa laser and a battery that lasts all day.

 

Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser (Cat. No. 56040)

  • Equipped with a Class IIIa red laser to pinpoint out-of-reach objects
  • Twist focus bezel concentrates the light beam where it’s needed
  • Strong magnetic end cap for hands-free use
  • 12-hour all day runtime on low of 125 lumens
  • 6-hour runtime on high of 350 lumens
  • Battery gauge notifies when the battery is low
  • Rechargeable via included micro-USB cord
  • Removable pocket clip with an integrated lanyard hole
  • 10-foot (3 m) drop test rating and is IP54 water & dust resistant

Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, Klein Tools, workplace lighting, flashlight“This flashlight was designed to give users a light that is bright, long lasting, easily adjustable, and improves communication across any jobsite,” says Klein Tools’ senior product manager Laura Ranieri. “The flashlight features a built-in class IIIa laser making it easy to pinpoint objects at a distance when communicating to supervisors, inspectors, etc. It offers a strong magnetic end cap for hands free use, and has a 12-hour runtime, meaning trade professionals can count on it to last through an entire day of work without needing a charge. Additionally, the focusable bezel lets users concentrate the light where they need it most.”

For more information, visit www.kleintools.com/new-products

RIDGID introduces the next generation of standard pistol-grip press tool – the RP 350. Five percent lighter and almost three inches shorter than its predecessor, the RP 350 eliminates service intervals and features 360-degree swivel for the tightest spaces, making it the most advanced, longest-lasting press tool on the market. Ideal for making connections on Read more

RIDGID introduces the next generation of standard pistol-grip press tool – the RP 350. Five percent lighter and almost three inches shorter than its predecessor, the RP 350 eliminates service intervals and features 360-degree swivel for the tightest spaces, making it the most advanced, longest-lasting press tool on the market.

RIDGID RP 350 Pistol-Grip Press Tool, press technology, plumbing, RIDGID plumbing, plumbing service, RP 350

Ideal for making connections on residential and commercial jobs, the RP 350 is compatible with the full line of RIDGID jaws and rings, the broadest portfolio of options in the industry, including: 1⁄2 – 4-inch ProPress® for copper and stainless steel, 1⁄2 – 2-inch PureFlow® for PEX, and 1⁄2 – 2-inch MegaPress® for carbon steel. It also offers maximum versatility, pairing with the RIDGID Press Booster, Press-In Branch Connector, StrutSlayrTM Strut Shear Head and Press SnapTM Soil Pipe Cutter.

“RIDGID has been the leader in press technology for decades and we’re proud to introduce our latest tool in the line, the RP 350, that was developed based on customer feedback and the growing need for enhanced tool ergonomics and jobsite efficiency,” said Michael Provenzano, Global Product Manager for Press Connections at RIDGID.

Weighing only eight pounds with the battery, the RP 350 features a brushless motor, known for maximizing tool longevity, while enhancing efficiency, durability and eliminating service intervals. It also increases presses per charge by up to 20 percent. Its 360-degree swivel is an industry-first, letting users make press connections quickly in tight spaces; brightest-in-class LED lights provide clear visibility in low-light situations; and its 18v battery platform includes a car charger for on-the-go battery charging. The RP 350 also pairs with the RIDGID Link app to track tool usage, service needs, battery life and last known location.

“The RP 350 is designed for contractor ease of use, not only from the standpoint of creating a quality press, but also to minimize contractor fatigue when using the tool. The RP 350 is lighter and more compact than its predecessor and comes with features like the 360-degree swivel that help put less strain on the body when working in tight spaces,” said Don Embree, Manager, Industrial Design for Professional Tools at Emerson. “Each of these features puts less impact on the body, for a more productive day and fewer muscle strain injuries.”

All RIDGID press tools, including the RP 350, come with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

To purchase or learn more about the RP 350 and its accessories or other press tool products, visit RIDGID.com

Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver ground-breaking Sawzall® blade solutions with the introduction of The Torch™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron. Engineered to cut up to 3x longer than existing standard carbide teeth reciprocating saw blades, the new blades can tackle even the toughest applications on the job like cast iron removals. “When we introduced Read more

Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver ground-breaking Sawzall® blade solutions with the introduction of The Torch™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron. Engineered to cut up to 3x longer than existing standard carbide teeth reciprocating saw blades, the new blades can tackle even the toughest applications on the job like cast iron removals.

“When we introduced our Torch™ Carbide Blades in 2018, we disrupted the market and exceeded users’ expectations by delivering unparalleled versatility and life in extreme, thick metal applications,” said John Rossi, Vice President of Linear Edge Accessory Products for Milwaukee Tool. “Now we’re setting the bar once again by introducing Nitrus Carbide™, a unique carbide blend, to our widely popular metal-cutting Torch™ blades, giving them unparalleled speed and life in extreme, thick metal applications.”

The Torch™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron

The Torch™ with Nitrus Carbide™ blades are the next generation of carbide teeth technology. Constructed with a 7TPI design for fast starts and smooth cuts, large gullets for easy chip ejection, and a unique carbide blend, the Torch™Blades with Nitrus Carbide™ are designed to last the longest and cut the fastest in cast iron and other thick metals. The combination of these features also enables the new blades to outperform standard carbide teeth blades in common metal applications without sacrificing the life of their blade and with fewer blade changes.

The Torch™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron

Milwaukee 6”/7 TPI CAST IRON, TORCH™ w. Nitrus Carbide Sawzall Blade

Milwaukee Tool is committed to providing users with accessory solutions that save time and increase productivity on the jobsite. Through their investment in carbide technology, the company continues to lead and drive innovation in the linear edge category by delivering the longest-lasting, most versatile, and fastest-cutting accessories available.

Available Models

6” 7 TPI The TORCH™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron                48-00-5261

  • $16.97
  • Available March 2020
  • 1PKs, 3PKs, 5PKs

9” 7 TPI The TORCH™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron                48-00-5262

  • $21.97
  • Available March 2020
  • 1PKs, 3PKs, 5PKs

Bacharach, an industry expert in gas detection and analysis instrumentation, introduces the Monoxor XR (extended range) hand-held exhaust gas analyzer for measuring CO (carbon monoxide) in ambient air or directly from the exhaust pipe of forklifts, floor burnishers or other equipment burning propane, gasoline, diesel, or CNG (compressed natural gas). The Monoxor XR is the ideal instrument for Read more

Bacharach, an industry expert in gas detection and analysis instrumentation, introduces the Monoxor XR (extended range) hand-held exhaust gas analyzer for measuring CO (carbon monoxide) in ambient air or directly from the exhaust pipe of forklifts, floor burnishers or other equipment burning propane, gasoline, diesel, or CNG (compressed natural gas).

The Monoxor XR is the ideal instrument for verifying worker safety and achieving compliance with OSHA air quality regulations. It can also be used for engine tuning and diagnostics, resulting in improved equipment efficiency and fuel savings. The Monoxor XR provides visual and audible alarming for instant alerting of personnel to dangerous CO levels.

The expanded measuring range of 80,000 ppm allows technicians to test even the most poorly maintained equipment without risking damage to the gas sensor. Bacharach’s Combustion mobile app allows the user to quickly and easily create and send customizable emissions reports from their smartphones or tablets.

A specialized exhaust probe kit is available for direct connection to various exhaust pipe designs, and a magnetic rubber boot is available to provide a non slip, secure grip for hands-free testing.

The Monoxor XR employs Bacharach’s B-SMART® sensor technology for pre calibrated sensor replacement in the field – minimizing downtime, maintenance costs, and overall cost of ownership.