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New Equipment Round-up 2005

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Baltimore, Md.

Information for Masonry Contractors

DeWALT launched its new, innovative, heavy-duty 36-volt power tool product line, providing professional users with increased levels of power and runtime, with similar or less weight than their corded counterparts. The line will include the 36-volt, heavy-duty rotary hammer (DC232KL), among other tools. The 36-volt SDS rotary hammer is designed to offer users the same impact energy as corded tools with 1.9 ft./lbs. of impact energy in a compact L-shaped design. Additionally, the DC232KL has the patent-pending SHOCKS Active Vibration ControlTM system that significantly reduces vibration and increases user comfort and productivity. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com.

EMSEAL Joint Systems Ltd.
Westborough, Mass.

Information for Masonry Contractors

EMSEAL, a leading manufacturer of premium sealants and expansion joints, announces the availability of BACKERSEAL. An economical, high-performance secondary sealant to field-applied caulking, BACKERSEAL is ideal for brick, block and stone structures, and is uniquely suited for sealing window, door and other penetrations in the building envelope and air barrier assemblies. BACKERSEAL consists of acrylic-impregnated cellular foam combined, in certain sizes, with laminations of closed-cell EVA foam. BACKERSEAL is non-staining and compatible with a wide range of caulking and substrate materials. It is used as a secondary sealant behind conventional backer-rod and liquid sealants, or alternatively behind directly-applied liquid sealants. For more information call (800) 526-8365, or visit www.emseal.com.

Hanson Brick
Charlotte, N.C.

Information for Masonry Contractors

A rising trend in brick home design is forgoing traditional red brick for subtle earth-tone colored products. In addition, consumers are choosing brick with a rustic, old-world appearance, including tumbled edges and surface imperfections, simulating the handmade product of the past. Hanson Brick has introduced its latest brick style, Meadow Brook, which offers a rich, earthy color, soft edges and a heavily textured face. It's the first brick of this kind to be produced at the company's Michigan plant, the only clay brick plant in the state. For more information, visit www.hansonbrick.com, or call (877) 426-7668.

Portland, Oregon

Information for Masonry Contractors

The REDZAW RZ60C Chop Saw from ICS is a powerful new handheld, gasoline-powered circular saw. The RZ60C accepts up to a 14-inch circular diamond blade, has a reversible blade arm, and a reversible arbor that allows you to use blades with arbor sizes of either one inch or 20 mm. The RZ60C also comes standard with a wet-cutting kit and general-purpose diamond blade. Powered by a 64 cc, 4.2 hp, two-cycle gas engine, the RZ60C has an advanced rear-port, multi-chamber air intake and filtration system designed for aggregate materials. For more information, visit www.icsbestway.com.

Intuit Inc.
Mountain View, Calif

New Products for Masonry Contractors

Intuit announced a new entry-level software solution for contractors who want to quickly and easily create professional-looking estimates. QuickBooks Easy Estimate simplifies the process of creating polished and accurate estimates so contractors can impress prospective customers, and manage and organize all their proposals in one place. A stand-alone product, Easy Estimate eliminates the need for users to double-enter data in multiple programs, such as Microsoft® Word and Excel, letting small contractors spend more time on the job and less time on paperwork. For more information, call (877) 683-3289, or visit www.quickbooks.com.



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