Insulated Box Heaters Extend the Season for Temperature-Sensitive Adhesives

OMG Roofing Products now offers Powerblanket foam box heaters to extend the season for using OlyBond500 Canister Adhesives. Insulated Powerblanket foam box heaters are designed to provide uniform heat to minimize waste with temperature-sensitive insulation adhesives such as OlyBond500 during cold temperature applications. Powerblankets operate on standard 120 volt current and come with a 6-foot cord.  Each black vinyl foam blanket is 16 inches square, heats 2.37 cubic feet of space and accommodates one carton containing an OlyBond500 Canister.

“It’s important that the canisters are stored and the adhesive is dispensed at about 70°F,” said Jim Lavallee, OlyBond product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “This ensures that there’s adequate pressure in the tanks and that the viscosity of each part is maintained to keep the final mixture on-ratio. The Powerblankets do a great job in keeping OlyBond Canisters at the appropriate temperature for dispensing.”

OlyBond Canisters inside Powerblankets foam boxes easily fit into the OMG BeadPro Cart, as well as into wagons, wheelbarrows or other similar carts which can be easily moved around on the roof. For additional information, contact your local OMG field service representative, call (800) 633-3800 or visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

Hard Hat Liners Wick Away Sweat, Reduce Odors

NoSweat is a disposable, moisture-wicking performance hard hat liner. The product is designed to stick to the inside of any hat or hard hat, wicking away sweat to help prevent headwear from becoming musty smelling while also helping workers focus on what they are doing, rather than wiping sweat out of their eyes. According to the company, NoSweat is made with hypoallergenic materials that are thin, soft and lightweight. The liners also help prevent sweat stains on your headwear and reduce fogging in glasses, half shields and eyewear. NoSweat performance liners are made in the USA. 

For more information, visit www.nosweatco.com

Gas-Powered Jackhammers

US Hammer introduces a line of gas-powered jackhammers, the Gas Breaker GB-70 and Gas Breaker GB-90. According to the company, the US Hammer line of jackhammers is less bulky and produces less noise than pneumatic-driven products, while delivering the same amount of power. The gas-powered jackhammers need no air compressor, making it easier to transport. The products are driven by a Honda motor that relies on less than 4 gallons of fuel for an 8-hour workday. 

For more information, visit www.ushammer.com/.

New Bi-Metal Hole Saws Are Designed For Fast, Smooth Cutting

The L.S. Starrett Co. offers a new, improved version of the company’s Starrett Deep Cut Bi-Metal Hole Saws with a distinct variable pitch tooth design, featuring a pattern of seven different progressive teeth called NVP Tech (New Variable Pitch). According to the manufacturer, this new tooth pattern, along with a special tooth set developed specifically for it, delivers fast, aggressive cutting action, enabling more cuts in less time. The new Deep Cut hole saws also produce a smooth cutting action, resulting in easier operation. 

Starrett Deep Cut Hole Saws are designed specifically for cutting thicker material and feature a high-performance tooth material with extra Cobalt for enhanced heat and wear resistance. These saws have a hole depth of 2 inches (51mm) and are ideal for cutting metal or tubes with a wall thickness of more than 1/8 inch (3mm). For multi-purpose use, the aggressive tooth design cuts a wide range of materials including carbon steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals. Starrett Deep Cut Hole Saws are used for cutting wood, metal and plastics in different shapes, sheets, profiles and tubes, and are offered in an extensive range of sizes and pitches from 3/4 inch (19 mm) to 6 inches (152 mm) and a metric-only line ranging from 56 mm to 210 mm — a total of 55 SKUs.

Starrett offers a wide range of Hole Saws from bi-metal and carbide tipped to diamond grit – application-specific Hole Saws that are engineered specifically for certain materials, power tools and jobs.

For more information, visit https://www.starrett.com

Ladder Extension System Helps Provide Safe Access to Rooftops

The Safe-T Ladder Extension System from Dynamic Fastener easily attaches to most standard extension ladders and allows for safe and easy access to rooftops. According to the manufacturer, it requires no tools, drilling, or bolting to install, and is one of the most effective means of improving the safety of nearly any ladder. Once installed, it provides two offsetting handrails that offer a point of walk-through to step on or off the ladder.

This item will allow workers to comply with OSHA standard 1926.1053(b), which states, “When portable ladders are used for access to an upper landing surface, the ladder side rails shall extend at least 3 feet above the upper landing surface to which the ladder is used to gain access.” 

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Roof Bracket Provides Foothold on Standing Seam Metal Roofs

The Roof Rat Bracket is a standing seam metal roofing bracket that was created to give contractors a place to put their foot. Designed specifically for standing seam metal roof systems, the Roof Rat Bracket requires no bolts, no set screws, no torque/combination wrenches or any additional tools for attachment — just your fingers. 

The patent-pending Roof Rat Bracket easily attaches to the vertical leg of the standing seam metal roofing panel. To use, press open the cam levers and place The Roof Rat Bracket over the seam of the panel. Release the levers and the bracket attaches itself to the seam of the panel. Pull down or step on the bracket and it will automatically tighten against the seam with no negative impact on the seam and or paint finish. 

To move the product up the seam, just leave it in place and simply slide it up the roof panel. Putting pressure on the bracket will tighten back down after moving it. To remove the bracket, press the levers to open the cams and lift it off the seam. According to the manufacturer, it will not scratch or harm the paint. The Roof Rat Bracket is made in the United States. 

For more information, visit www.theroofratbracket.com.

Enhanced Adhesive Dispenser Helps Increase Rooftop Productivity

OMG’s PaceCart 3, the exclusive equipment for dispensing OlyBond500 Insulation Adhesives, can help enhance rooftop productivity with the capacity to dispense enough OlyBond500 to apply up to 120 squares of insulation per hour – twice as fast as before.  

“Time studies have shown that the PaceCart 3’s dispensing capacity is among the best in the roofing industry.  We designed the PaceCart with the contractor’s time and resource constraints in mind, and since upgrading the equipment with more robust and faster pumps, we’ve seen great productivity improvements,” said Adam Cincotta, business unit leader of OMG’s adhesive business.

PaceCart 3s feature two highly-reliable and robust pumps specifically designed for use with high viscosity liquid such as OlyBond500, which has had a positive impact on the dispensing capacity. In addition, the PaceCart 3 includes several other features that help improve jobsite productivity including an easy-to-use, ergonomically designed, manifold, which is easy to maintain and does not require greasing, so it simplifies start-up and shut-down procedures for additional time savings.

Other PaceCart 3 enhancements include a simplified electrical system with an easy-to-read voltage meter so contractors know when power is insufficient, color-coded adhesive trays to help prevent cross contamination of Part 1 and Part 2 components, and a built-in generator shelf for improved cord-free mobility on large projects (generator not included). 

“The product upgrades, combined with 120 squares of dispensing output per hour, help make the PaceCart 3 the preferred choice of many professional roofers when applying two component adhesives,” said Cincotta. 

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

Cap Nailer Delivers Durability and Enhanced Magazine Design

National Nail introduces the newly-enhanced STINGER CN100B Cap Nailer with an innovative design that improves performance with an improved cap magazine for added durability. The original CN100 is a recognized leader in time-saving roofing tools and part of the GAF Hire a Hero training program for military veterans.

Lightweight at 4.9 lbs., STINGER’s CN100B features effortless loading, upgraded tool life, and utilizes full, one-inch collated plastic caps; it is capable of firing 200 caps/200 nails before reloading. The Electro Galvanized ring shank nails are 1” X .083” full round head.

“Our upgrades are completely based on customer feedback–we listened to our contractors’ needs to make several enhancements to the STINGER CN-100B. It is now even more durable with an improved cap magazine with fewer reloads,” said Roger Szotko, STINGER Product Manager, National Nail. “The plastic caps are also ASTM tested for high wind and UV performance.”

The STINGER CN100B also includes an installed belt hook, trigger with bumpfire and sequential modes, and durable carrying case.

For more information, visit www.STINGERWORLD.com.

Measuring Tape Specially Designed for Applying Architectural Shingles

The Roofers Tape is specially designed for installing 5-5/8-inch architectural shingles. Crew members can mark and layout the roof quickly and accurately without mistakes using the Red Points and Red Arrows as a guide, minimizing waste and saving money. All measurements of 5-5/8 intervals are marked on the 25-foot Roofers Tape. The 5-5/8 layout reveal complies with factory recommended installation, especially with wind damage. The Black Points are also included for marking short vertical starter lines or bond lines on standard three-tab shingles 6 inches before any even three feet.

The Roofers Tape weights one pound. It has a .0045 blade, a triple rivet end hook, a positive lock, a heavy-duty spring, and has an impact resistant ABS plastic case. It is made in the USA by US Tape.

For more information, call (828) 863-1352 or visit www.therooferstape.com


New Gutter Machine Roll Forms 7-Inch and 8-Inch Gutters

New Tech Machinery (NTM) introduces the MACH II 7”/8” Combo Gutter Machine. For 25 years, New Tech Machinery’s MACH II Gutter Machines have continued to innovate and bring the seamless gutter industry to a new level. After success with the 5”, 6”, and 5”/6” Combo 

MACH II equipment, New Tech Machinery saw the opportunity to bring a larger gutter machine option to the forefront. 

The new MACH II 7”/8” Combo Gutter Machine, which roll-forms 7-inch and 8-inch K-style profiles, gives gutter installers and suppliers the opportunity to capture a broader market for larger commercial and residential gutter applications. 

K-style profile options include 7” and 8” Straight Back Gutter. This new machine’s notable features include polyurethane drive rollers, stainless steel forming rollers, and fixed dual overhead reel stand. It features push-button RUN/JOG controls at entry and exit ends. 

For more information, visit www.newtechmachinery.com.