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The Tool Report

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DEWALT: Worklight

DeWalt, of Baltimore, introduces its Crosscut Positioning System (XPS) worklight, which can be easily mounted onto the cutting head of the DW713, DW715, DW716 and DW718 miter saws, offering the user an additional light source to help increase productivity and cut alignment. The XPS worklight is designed with a Crosscut Positioning System, offering a blade shadow cut line indicator and helping users make fast and accurate cuts to materials of different widths. The worklight is powered by a separate power supply so the light can be used with or without blade operation. The encapsulated LED lamp ensures that the worklight is moisture resistant and weather tolerant. In addition, the worklight is not vulnerable to vibration. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or call (800) 4-DEWALT.

IRWIN: Wrench

Irwin, of Huntersville, N.C., announces its Vise-Grip Quick Adjusting Wrench, which features a lever that adjusts the jaw two times faster with a single motion than a traditional thumb-wheel. The jaw locks into place, so the tool won’t strip nuts, bolts or fasteners. The grooved internal jaw slides forward manually for quick, one-handed sizing and locks in place for leverage and repeated use. The wrench is available in metric and SAE versions. For more information, visit www.irwin.com or call (800) GO-IRWIN.

ARROW FASTENER: Staple gun

Arrow Fastener, of Saddle Brook, N.J., introduces its new CT50 Professional Cordless Staple Gun, which shoots up to 1500 staples per charge. It comes with a 10.8-volt lithium-ion battery pack that is integrated into the staple gun’s profile. A depth-of-drive control allows the user to adjust for the material being stapled. A built-in LED light illuminates the work area and indicates where the staple legs exit the stapler, and a staple supply window alerts the user when the staples are running low. The staple gun also comes equipped with a quick-release battery and easy-release staple pusher, so less time is spent changing batteries and staples. In addition, a built-in battery meter indicates when the battery should be changed or recharged. The CT50 holds two strips of Genuine Arrow T50 Staples. For more information, visit www.arrowfastener.com or call (201) 843-6900.

HILTI: Decking tool

Hilti, of Tulsa, Okla. , introduces its DX 860 ENP-L Stand Up Decking Tool, which doesn’t need leads or compressors to attach metal deck to structural steel. The tool requires little set-up time and has a fastening speed of up to 1,000 fastenings per hour. With an extended, redesigned baseplate assembly, the decking tool has increased resistance to wear and better access to deck flutes on almost all types of deck. For more information, visit www.us.hilti.com or call (866) 445-8827.

CST/BERGER: Rotary laser

CST/berger, of Watseka, Ill., announces its ALH Pro-Grade Horizontal Single-Slope Rotary Laser, featuring cross-Axis Leveling that allows grade matching for basic slope work while maintaining accuracy in the cross-slope. It offers the user fully electronic self-leveling and accuracy of 1/16-inch at 100 feet and a range of 2,800 feet. The Pro-Grade Horizontal Single-Slope Rotary Laser is designed with co-molded waterproof rubber housing. The ALH model is available in two packages. Both have the new LD440 Electronic Rotary Laser Detector with a Strobe-Shield feature to prevent erroneous readings on construction sites. In addition, the water and dust proof ALH laser is useful for exterior jobs such as grading, concrete forms, machine control, site prep, marking elevations, leveling and alignment. For more information, visit www.cstsurvey.com or call (800) 435-1859.

RIDGID: Plastic cutter

Ridgid, of Elyria, Ohio, introduces its RC-1625 Ratcheting Plastic Cutter, which can cut through plastic pipe and tubing, such as PVC, CPVC, PEX, polyethylene and rubber hose. A quick-change blade pin allows users to quickly change blades by hand. The blade profile and ratcheting mechanism operate together to reduce the amount of hand force needed to cut through hard plastic. The cutter also features a quick-change blade pin that assures no clips or screws get lost during a blade change and an easy-turn thumb latch that holds the cutter closed to protect the blade. In addition, the ratcheting plastic cutter is made of light weight, high-strength aluminum and has a 1/2-inch to 1-5/8-inch O.D. capacity. For more information, visit www.ridgid.com or call (800) 4-RIDGID.


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