Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2015

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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Curved reciprocating saw blade LENOX introduces a curved reciprocating saw blade that lasts up to twice as long as the standard straight blade. The Gold Power Arc curved blades are designed for wood and metal cutting, as well as demolition and extreme heavy metal cutting applications. Proprietary technologies, such as the T2 technology and a titanium coating, help disperse heat, allowing the blade to enjoy an extended life. The family has four blades, each available in 6-, 9- and 12-in. lengths. Circle 28 on inquiry card Portable work system CENTIPEDE TOOL launches a portable work system in two models. The Centipede Sawhorse (pictured) is 2 by 4 ft. and has a 1,500-lb. capacity. The Centipede Support XL is 4 by 8 ft. and has a 3,000-lb. capacity. The expandable steel support frame sets up quickly and folds into a compact unit for easy transportation and storage. Constructed of multiple steel struts that rest directly between the load and ground, each strut moves in tandem with a series of steel cross bars flexible enough to absorb impacts and durable enough for long, smooth operation. Circle 26 on inquiry card Cordless sliding miter saw DEWALT releases its cordless 20V Max Lithiium Ion 7 1-in. sliding miter saw (DCS361). The saw features a single left bevel that ranges from -3 degrees to 48 degrees left. With a 3 1 in. maximum vertical, 3 5/8-in. crown nested and 2- by 8-in. horizontal cut capacity, the tool handles common cuts. It spins at 3,750 rpm and makes an average 183 cuts of 2x4 pine or 275 cuts of 3 1-in. pine base molding on a single battery charge. The tool is 31.6 lbs. and includes a blade light, miter detent plate, 10 positive miter stops, cam lock, and rubber feet for a no-slip, no-scratch grip. Circle 25 on inquiry card PRODUCTS QualifiedRemodeler.com QR June 2015 45 Find out more about these products and THOUSANDS more via our online directory: ForResidentialPros.com/directory Tools Powerful cordless circular saw The RYOBI 18V One+ 6 1-in. circular saw features a bat- tery-operated motor with cutting performance equivalent to a corded circular saw. It can cut through 2-by material with ease with its 24T ultra-thin Kerf carbide-tipped blade. A 0- to 56-degree bevel cut capacity allows the user to cut at common angles, and there is on-board wrench storage for fast blade changes. The tool weighs 5 lbs. and operates at 4,700 rpm. Circle 27 on inquiry card Edgebanding tool FESTOOL USA has released the Conturo KA 65 edge- bander, which combines efficient edge banding technology with precise glue application to produce high-quality edging for nearly any shape. The tool easily edges straight surfaces, curves, radii, convex and concave shapes, as well as internal corners. This Perfect Edge system is further supported by a router-based edge-trimming system and a wide assortment of glue and accessories. It is suitable for machining all types of wood, plastic or melamine edging and can accommodate banding with a height of 18 mm to 65 mm and thickness of 0.5 mm to 3 mm. Circle 29 on inquiry card

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