New Work Gloves Offer Advanced Fit, Safety and Comfort

GRX GlovesPrimeSource Building Products offers GRX Gloves, a brand-new line of quality gloves designed with new levels of comfort and fit in mind to promote hand safety and offer value for American workers.

According to the manufacturer, GRX Gloves offer workers the latest technology in comfort, fit and safety to deliver a range of tighter fitting, more breathable gloves for a variety of applications.

The initial launch now rolling out across the Prime Source Distribution Network includes:

  • GRX Cold Weather – Work gloves offering superior protection in extreme weather conditions
  • GRX Industrial — Maximum hand protection in a high-performance glove
  • GRX Professional —All-around gloves designed for the both pro and the weekend warrior
  • GRX Tradesman—Rugged, abrasion-resistant leather for durability versatility and comfort
  • The new GRX glove line will be available through the PrimeSource network of pro-contractor supply location and pro-supply locations like 84 Lumber and BMC.

    “PrimeSource is always looking for new and innovative products to add to our portfolio,” said Building Materials Group Manager Andy Spyhalski. “We know we are a key supplier and we want to respond to our customers’ needs and simplify their buying decisions.”

    For more information please visit www.primesourcebp.com.
    GRX Gloves

    Backpack Designed to Improve Induction Welding

    SFS Group USA, Inc. (SFS) launches the new isoweld Backpack, a portable and versatile induction welder for installing single ply membrane. Providing the same functions as the isoweld 3000 stand-up tool — the Backpack system offers greater speed and agility.

    The isoweld Backpack system includes a power generator that is interchangeable with the isoweld 3000 stand-up tool frame, replaceable closed cell foam shoulder straps with integral waist strap, and the original low profile hand-held inductor for detail work which converts to stand-up mode for ultimate productivity. Also standard with the system is a 3-button corded activation switch as well as an adjustable handle with wireless activation switch, offering the user their preferred method of activating the weld function.

    For more information, visit www.sfs.biz.

    Cap Stapler Offers Easier Loading and Extended Tool Life

    National Nail announces the newly-upgraded 18-gauge STINGER CS150B Cap Stapler with an enhanced design that improves performance with easier loading, longer tool life, and tool-free adjustable exhaust. Shooting 200 caps and 200 staples before reloading, the versatile cap stapler now also provides a wider range of operating pressure (up to 120psi) which makes it ideal for installing roofing underlayments, house wrap, and foamboard.

    “We listened to our contractors to make several enhancements to the STINGER CS150B that make the tool even more efficient and easier to use over a longer period of time to meet the expectations of time savings on each job,” said Roger Szotko, STINGER Product Manager, National Nail.  “Beyond that, the CS150B offers the same lightweight, compact design that reduces arm fatigue and with fewer stops to reload.”

    The Stinger CS150B shoots 5/8-inch, 7/8-inch, 1-1/4-inch, and 1-1/2-inch length 18-gauge staples with full 1-inch plastic caps. It also includes an installed belt hook, trigger with bumpfire and sequential modes, and durable carrying case.

    For more information, visit www.stingerworld.com.

    Autobrake Designed to Improve Part Quality and Reduce Labor Costs

    Roper Whitney introduces the Autobrake 1212, which provides accuracy and repeatability when forming 12-gauge mill steel and 14-gauge stainless steel. It features the rotating Kombi beam, which expands the machine’s folding capabilities to produce straight to box and pan bending in just 11 seconds. The box tooling is 6.3-inches in height, precision ground and laser hardened to 60. Pieces are also laser etched with the length of the tool for easy box set up.

    Optional left-hand or right-hand back gauge extension provides superior material positioning. Maximum 12-foot back gauge travels in less than three seconds and is provided by the six-stage design combining high speed with compact space requirements.

    The Autobrake 1212 offers the following benefits:

    • Reduced labor costs
    • Improved part accuracy
    • Minimized tool changes

    The Synergy control system offers many features to the operator such as multiple methods of programming – from simple line-by-line to draw-to-auto program. It’s network capabilities allow for multiple integrations, such as; Konnect, Konstruct, Konstruct Mobile, and overall shop management through linking multiple machines.

    The Autobrake design is a plate and weldment steel construction, delivering performance and features in a simplified, rigid design. End housings are a plate-type construction bringing drive components close together for improved stiffness and performance. The design is constructed so that the actuating mechanisms are secured in rigid mounds of the housings allowing for easy maintenance.

    For more information, visit www.roperwhitney.com.

    Portable RhinoBond Hand Welder Designed for Use in Tight Spaces

    OMG Roofing Products introduces the RhinoBond Hand Welder. Based on patented Sinch Technology, the portable RhinoBond Hand Welder is designed to help roofers weld RhinoBond Plates in tight spaces such as under raised rooftop equipment and on vertical surfaces. The ergonomically designed tool features a vibrating handle and an indicator light that lets roofers know when the tool is activated and when the weld cycle is complete. The base is recessed and features centering indicator lines to help users properly align the tool over installed RhinoBond Plates for optimum bonding and improved productivity.

    The new tool weights just six pounds (2.7 kg), and operates on 110V and 220V power sources for global use. Each tool comes with three, eight-inch tall magnets, and a durable carrying case that protects the induction tool when not in use. Using a 12-gauge RhinoBond Power Cord (sold separately), the independent Hand Welder can be operated up to 100-feet (30 m) from the power source. A quick connect power cord pig-tail enables international users to quickly switch to the local plug configuration for global use (international pig-tails sold separately).

    “Many roofers understand the tremendous productivity and performance benefits that RhinoBond offers,” said Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing for OMG. “In fact, some roofers have seen productivity rates increase by 30%. To enhance the systems’ overall productivity, we wanted to offer a solution that can be used everywhere on the roof, even in tight spaces. This new product makes that possible.”

    The RhinoBond System is designed for use with TPO and PVC roofing membranes and approved by most roofing system manufacturers. The System uses advanced induction welding technology to bond roofing membranes directly to specially coated plates used to secure the insulation to the deck. The result is a roofing system with improved wind performance that requires fewer fasteners, plates, and seams, and zero penetrations of the new membrane. Since it was introduced in 1998, nearly 2.0 billion square feet (185 million square meters) of membrane has been installed with the RhinoBond System around the world.

    For more information, visit OMGRoofing.com.

    Bi-Metal Drill Screws Feature Corrosion Resistance and Ductility

    Triangle Fastener Corporation introduces a full line of 304 stainless steel bi-metal self-drilling screws.

    Bi-metal screws have heads and threads made of 304 stainless steel providing corrosion resistance and ductility. A hardened carbon steel drill point welded to a stainless steel body, which allows the screw to drill and tap steel up to ½ inch thick.

    The screws are used to attach aluminum, stainless steel, insulated metal panel (IMP) and when ductility is needed in the connection.

    • Available in #12 and ¼ inch diameters
    • Drill and tap up to ½ inch thick steel
    • Lengths up to 12 inches long
    • Head styles include: hex washer head, pancake head and button head
    • With and without EPDM Bond-Seal sealing washers
    • Can be painted to desired color

    For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.

    Plate Marking Tool Designed to Increase Installation Efficiency

    OMG Roofing Products introduces a plate marking tool designed to help roofers improve rooftop productivity by quickly locating and marking RhinoBond Plates installed under thermoplastic membranes.  

    The new RhinoBond Plate Marking Tool is lightweight, simple-to-use and easy-to-maneuver. Simply roll the marking tool over a row of installed RhinoBond Plates. Every time it passes over a properly installed plate, the tool leaves a temporary mark on the surface of the membrane to identify the plate location. Plate marks are made with standard blue construction crayons and typically fade away within a few weeks.

    The plate marking tool is compatible with all thermoplastic membranes regardless of type or thickness. In addition, the tool’s handle is reversible for quick direction changes, and lays flat for rolling under rooftop pipes and raised equipment such as air handling units. Other benefits of the new system include powerful sweeper magnets mounted on the front and back of the chassis that pick-up any metal debris on the roof. The tool is provided in a protective carrying case for easy handling and storage.

    The RhinoBond System is designed for use with TPO and PVC roofing membranes. The System uses advanced induction welding technology to bond roofing membranes directly to specially coated plates that secure the insulation to the deck. The result is a roofing system with improved wind performance that requires fewer fasteners, plates, and seams, and zero penetrations of the new membrane.

    For more information, visit OMGRoofing.com.

    Upgraded Cap Hammer Offers Improved Staple Design

    Stinger Cap HammerNational Nail’s Stinger brand introduces the newly upgraded CH38-2 Cap Hammer. The CH38-2 is an economical, non-pneumatic cap fastener that eliminates the need for hoses and compressors—which also improves safety.  Best practice applications for the CH38-2 which features the holding power of a 1-inch cap, includes house wrap, rolled insulation, and roofing felt. The CH38-2 has been enhanced with increased internal handle strength, an improved staple design, track and spring, stronger welds and an added handle grip, all for maximum reliability and performance. The CH38-2 Cap Hammer has a fastener capacity of 168 full, 1-inch collated plastic caps and 3/8 -inch crown staples.

    Double Cutting Action of Shears Conserves Materials

    The double cutting action of the shears transfers any distortion produced in cutting to a waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not rough or burred.

    The double cutting action of the shears transfers any distortion produced in cutting to a waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not rough or burred.

    Kett Tool Co. helps metal fabricators conserve materials with the double cutting action of the KD-442 Double-Cut Shears. When cutting cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel and stainless steel, the double cut action of the KD-442 transfers any distortion produced in cutting to a waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not rough or burred to allow maximum use of sheet material.
      
    Kett’s KD-442 shears use a five-amp pistol grip, 0-2,500 RPM variable-speed electric motor that cuts through C.R. mild steel (up to 16 gauge), most grades of stainless to 18 gauge, sheet metal, spiral pipe, metal doors and metal studs, all at speeds of up to 170 inches per minute. The shears weigh five pounds and have close cutting blades that can cut a radius as small as 7-inches, making the shears both portable for location usage and durable for daily shop operations. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A2 tool steel blades.

    The KD-442 Double-Cut Shears are available through authorized dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit here or call (513) 271-0333.
     

    New Coil Roofing Nailer Offers Improved Speed and Durability

    Grip-Rite Coil Roofing NailerPrimeSource Building Products’ Grip-Rite released a newly designed Grip-Rite Coil Roofing Nailer that boasts improved speed, power, balance and durability without raising the price from Grip-Rite’s current industry-standard nailer. According to the manufacturer, the nailer features a lightweight and tough aluminum body and cap; a tar-resistant nose; and tool-free depth of drive. It also features a rotating metal belt hook. A vinyl siding attachment is sold separately.