Oak Creek, Wis.
Diedrich Technologies' specialty masonry cleaner is formulated to remove construction dirt and atmospheric staining from custom masonry, architectural and pigmented concrete surfaces, and colored mortars. Remove mortar smears (see photo), rust, mud stains and efflorescence without affecting the surface texture, while also enhancing colors and brightening white substrates and exposed aggregates. For more information, call (414) 764-0058 or visit www.diedrichtechnologies.com.
Jakerstin Bracing, Inc.
North Monmouth, Maine
Adjust-It Back to Back masonry wall bracing system by Jakerstin Bracing, Inc., can brace walls without concrete footers or heavy equipment. It is engineered, field-tested and exceeds OSHA standards. It offers simple vertical adjustability from eight feet to 19 feet and an optional five-foot extension provides additional vertical height. Each triangle weighs only 203 pounds. Disassembly is easily accomplished at ground level with no crew lifting or heavy equipment. When only one side of a wall is available, use Adjust-It Single Side by attaching the diagonal member of the Back to Back system to our optional anchor plates. For more information, visit www.AdjustItBracing.com.
STOW Construction Equipment
The new PortoMix from STOW is the ultimate concrete mixer for contractors at an extremely attractive price. The unit's sturdy polyethylene drum mixes up to three cubic feet (one-half bag) of material and comes with a stronger steel frame making it ideal for small footings and bases, binding block and concrete patching. STOW's PortoMix is powered by a reliable 3/4-horsepower, 115 single-phase Baldor electric motor that is both UL and CSA approved. The mixer measures 34 x 23-5/8 x 48-1/2 inches, facilitating simple transportation around the job site. It's also small enough to fit into the trunk of a car. For more information, call (877) BUY-STOW or visit www.stowmfg.com.
West Chester, Pa.
The new KHE-D28 rotary hammer is ideal for through-drilling and anchor setting, as well as light chiseling, in all masonry materials, steel and wood. The new KHE-D28 rotary hammer features vario tacho constamatic (VTC) full-wave electronic speed control that enables the tool to maintain a virtually constant speed between load and no-load for maximum drilling speed. Additionally, the tool incorporates a rotation stop with 12 selectable positions for efficient and comfortable light chiseling. Drilling capacity of the KHE-D28 is 1-1/8" in concrete, 1-9/16" in wood and 1/2" in steel. For more information, call (800) 638-2264 or visit www.metabousa.com.
DeWALT's new DW082K laser plumb bob self-levels and finds plumb in seconds with no vials or knobs to adjust. The one-button operation has an accuracy of about 1/8" per 50 feet. The laser produces a bright dot with a faint cross-hair pattern, making it easier to find the center of the beam. In addition, the beam is focused to keep the dot small even over long distances. An impact-resistant, over-molded housing protects the laser, helping it to stay calibrated under the toughest conditions. For more information, call (800) 4-DeWALT or visit www.DeWALT.com.
Multiquip's new GA-Series generators are now stronger, easier to handle and feature a redesigned control panel that allows the operator to power a wider variety of tools on the job site. Seven models are offered, ranging from the 2.5kW GA-2.5H to the GA-9.7HE that generates 9.7kW. These gasoline-powered units offer several new features over Multiquip's predecessor line of portable generators. Each unit is wrapped with a thick one-inch steel frame for improved durability and additional twist-receptacles so the operator can use more tools on the job. Select between Honda GX-Series or Robin EX-Series industrial grade engines. For more information, call (800) 421-1244 or visit www.multiquip.com.