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New Equipment Round-up 2004: Page 4

Owens Corning

Owens Corning introduces the Weep GuardTM Extruded Polystyrene Insulation System, the first product to combine rigid foam insulation with a mortar control device. The Weep Guard system offers a J-shaped drainage mat that catches mortar droppings but allows water to pass through. It has an R-value of five per inch, superior moisture-resistance and "spring action" in the J channel that allows the product to fit any cavity dimension up to two inches. The system supports up to 10 pounds per lineal foot of mortar droppings without collapse. For additional information, visit www.owenscorning.com or call (800) GET-PINK.

Pave Tech, Inc.

If you use string lines, try StringALONG string line adjustable height collars, for use on steel grade stakes. Set the height of the collar with your tape measure or transit, tighten the thumbscrew and pull the string line tight. No more need to tie knots that you can't get out or worry about the string line slipping when pulled tight into the self gripping teeth of the StringALONG. Put up and take down your sting lines often and quickly. For more details, visit www.pavetech.com or call (800) 728-3832.

Quest Solutions

Quest Estimator 6.5 contains new features aimed at the masonry contracting market — specifically, the new Glass Wall Visual Assembly. Exclusive to Quest software, Visual Assemblies calculate all material, labor and equipment costs that go into a given cost item — like a glass wall, for example — based on the user's own specifications. The user simply enters the dimensions of the wall and selects the specific materials to be used in its construction. The Glass Wall Visual Assembly calculates the total quantities and costs involved and turns takeoff measurements into a computer-generated diagram of the project. For more information, call (800) 452-2342 or e-mail info@questsolutions.com.

The QUIKRETE® Companies

QUIKRETE Concrete Repair, QUIKRETE Concrete Crack Seal, QUIKRETE Mortar Repair, QUIKRETE Stucco Repair and QUIKRETE Blacktop Repair come in 5.5 ounce soft plastic tubes for easy hand-squeezed application when filling and sealing cracks. To use, clean surface and shake the tube well before cutting off the tip at an angle to make a 3/8" hole. Push the tube tip over the surface and squeeze a bead no thicker than 3/8" deep into the crack. After final application, area can be tooled to even out surfaces and excess can be wiped off with a damp cloth. For more information, visit www.quikrete.com.

Rhino Tools

This heavy-duty bag is perfectly suited for stone working tools. Four inside pockets with elastic straps keep chisels separated and protected, and a large center divider holds stone hammers upright. Eight outside pockets hold pencils, nails, tape measure and other items. An enclosed bottom tray keeps smaller items (including your favorite snack). A plastic tray and shoulder strap are included. See our full line of professional stone working tools at, www.rhinotools.com.


When used with an optional vacuum system, the Sawtec® Tuc-Pointer from Blastrac® controls dust to provide masonry and tile contractors with a cleaner, faster method for cutting out mortar or grout joints, or for tuckpointing. The saw cuts dry, saving cleanup time and providing excellent visibility, and it includes a shroud system to help contain dust. The unit may be used in horizontal or vertical applications. It features a heavy-duty Metabo grinder with electronic speed stabilizer, overload warning and automatic shut-off protection. An adjustable depth shoe is available to enhance cutting accuracy. For more information on Blastrac, visit www.surfacepreparation.com or send an e-mail to info@surfacepreparation.com.

Shave Away, Europe

The Dust MuzzleTM is a transparent, flexible, polypropylene shroud for collecting dust created by diamond cup wheels, crack chasers and tuckpointers. It is over 95% efficient and will retrofit almost all grinders in minutes. It also comes with an adapter that converts the Dust Muzzle into a dustless crack chaser or tuckpointer. Cost is $24.95. For more information, visit www.dustmuzzle.com.

STOW Construction Equipment

The new MS3 compact masonry saw from STOW Construction Equipment is the sleek, high-performance cutting tool for masonry professionals worldwide. Powered by a 2.5-horsepower, 115-volt electric motor, the MS3 has a 14-inch blade capacity and cuts up to five inches deep. Standard features are a solid, die-cast cart, security lock bar, roller wheel bearings, precise tracking, three-position post-lock head and internal spring assist. Options include a water kit and folding stand. For more information, call (877) BUY-STOW or visit www.stowmfg.com.



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