Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2016

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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Increased maneuverability for drywall finishing AMES TAPING TOOLS introduces the model 8000 Wizard handle to provide drywall finishing contractors greater control. The compact handle allows a user's hands to locate over the pressure plate to reduce required effort, and enables greater maneu- verability and control by staying in front of a user. The elimination of standard brake handles allows the handle to be used by new users as pro- ductively as seasoned pros. Its small size simplifies work in tight spots. Circle 42 on inquiry card Updates to sprayer lines for interior, exterior finishing GRACO INC. updates its RTX Texture Sprayer product line with improved production rates and finish end results. Including Graco RotoFlex and RotoFlex II Pumps, the sprayer has a flow-through design to provide smooth material flow for uniform coverage and consistent spray pattern, and can handle interior and exterior finishing of textured materials including drywall mud, deco- rative finishing and EIFS. Tools are not required to replace the pumps due to the units' FlexChange pump system. Circle 39 on inquiry card Tool offers two oscillating angles The ROCKWELL F80 Duotech Oscillation Sonicrafter provides the option of two oscillating angles, 3.4 degrees for continuous control or 5.0 degrees when more aggressive cuts are needed. A counterweight inside the oscillating tool offsets unwanted movement and vibration to produce a more efficient cut. Powered by a 4.2-amp motor, the tool includes the com- pany's Universal Fit, allowing other brands' accessories to fit without adapters. The Hyperlock tool-less blade change system engages accessories to prevent blade slippage and stopped cuts. Circle 37 on inquiry card Laser, app pair for measurements and material estimates STANLEY expands its Smart Tech line of products with the Smart Measure Pro. For use with tablets, certain Android devices, and Apple iPhone 4 and up, the Smart Measure Pro pairs to a device via Bluetooth and Smart Measure Pro app. Snapping a photo and identifying what should be measured produces accurate dimensions and estimates of material needed to complete various projects. Measurements are produced as a tablet or phone's camera and the Smart Measure Pro communicate; information is automatically stored in the app's database. Circle 38 on inquiry card Levels incorporate technology for improved visibility EMPIRE LEVEL designs its e95 UltraView LED Series of Box Levels with dual ultraviolet LEDS, optical bright- ener and high-contrast e-Band vials to deliver visability in all conditions. The series of levels are IP54 rated for protection from dust and water, and are constructed with an all-metal frame for durability and all-rubber endcaps that can be removed tool-free for use in tight spaces but provide additional protection. Magnetic models — 24- and 48-in. — include rare-earth magnets for holding strength. Circle 40 on inquiry card Reciprocating saw focuses on power to weight ratio BOSCH 's GSA18V-083B 18V Reciprocating Saw weighs 5 ½ lbs. with a compact length of 15 ¾ in., but delivers 21mm stroke at up to 3,000 strokes per minute. Designed with a variable-speed trigger to minimize kickback poten- tial and allow users to ease into the cut, the reciprocating saw has an easy blade-change system — the Lockjaw blade holder — and an LED light. An ergonomically shaped handle features a soft-grip zone to ensure secure holds and minimize user fatigue. Circle 41 on inquiry card PRODUCTS 96 August 2016 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com Tools

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