Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUL 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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Circular saw features Automatic Speed Change Technology Expanding its 18V Lithium-Ion Series, MAKITA introduces its 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6½-in. Circular Saw (Model XSH03M) with a BL brushless motor — electron- ically controlled to optimize battery energy use and increase run time per charge. Featuring Automatic Speed Change Technology, the circular saw adjusts speed and torque under load to optimize cutting performance, delivering 5,000 rpm. The saw weighs 7.3 lbs. with battery, includes a three-stage LED indicator that monitors battery charge status and is designed with a built-in dust blower to improve visibility. Circle 35 on inquiry card LED light illuminates 31 pockets in tool bag KLEIN TOOLS offers a Lighted Tool Bag with 31 pockets for tool storage, bright orange interior to aid with finding tools faster and a molded base to protect from the elements. Made with 1680D ballistic weave for durability, the tool bag includes a shoulder strap with padding and handles for portability. A twist on/ twist off LED light can be positioned to illu- minate inside the bag or the surrounding work space; the Work Light has a swivel hook and magnet for hands-free use. Circle 37 on inquiry card Portable jobsite speaker PORTER-CABLE launches its 20V Bluetooth Speaker (PCC772B) with a 4-in. speaker that produces loud and clear sound. Designed to be small, compact and durable, the speaker has a rubber handle that allows it to be moved easily without disrupting the music or program playing. The speaker runs on 20V MAX lithium-ion batteries, and a wall adaptor is included as an alternate power source. Circle 34 on inquiry card Two green lasers for maximum visibility during leveling The HILTI Self-leveling Line Laser PM 2-LG features two green laser lines for maximum visibility for applications like leveling junction boxes, radiators, suspended ceilings, aligning doors and windows and more. With an ergonomic design for easy handling, the laser has a rub- berized housing and pendulum lock for increased durability. Backing the PM 2-LG is the company's Calibration Service, which will calibrate and adjust the lasers as needed with the calibration confirmed in writing. Circle 36 on inquiry card Nailer holds up to 45 fasteners PASLODE develops its Compact Pneumatic Framing Nailer with remodelers' needs in mind. Weighing 5.9 lbs. and measuring 13 in. in length, the compact framing nailer features 90- to 120-psi operation pressure, aggressive nose teeth for precise toe-nailing and jam-free operation. The nail- er allows for operation in single nail or bump mode, drives 30-degree framing nails, holds up to 45 fasteners and offers two-step loading for efficiency. Circle 33 on inquiry card Jig saw weighs 3.3 lbs. BOSCH POWER TOOLS engineers its JS120 jig saw with a barrel grip for easier han- dling, especially when used for bottom-up cuts. Part of the Bosch 12V Max system, the jig saw's orbital action allows for precise, aggressive cuts in straight- and curve-cutting applications. Additional features include a tool-less, multidi- rectional blade clamp and an LED light. The jig saw weighs 3.3 lbs. with the 2.0-Ah battery and has a 2¾-in. cutting depth in wood. Circle 38 on inquiry card 54 July 2015 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com | ForResidentialPros.com PRODUCTS Tools

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