Light-Duty Gloves Offer Cut-Resistance and Fine Motor Dexterity

Demonstrating just how important appropriate hand protection is, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 70 percent of workers who experience hand injuries are not wearing gloves. Matching the hazard to the proper level of protection is key. Equally important are protective gloves that are not only comfortable, but so dexterous that they make the task easier. Brass Knuckle SmartCut BKCR2403 delivers for jobs that not only need cut and abrasion resistance, but still require a focus on long-wearing grip, dexterity, and flexibility.

This light-duty cut-resistant glove offers ANSI Cut Resistance Level 2 protection balanced with extreme dexterity for tasks calling for very fine motor skills and tactile sensitivity. Its composite yarn includes a blend of high-strength filament fibers for unbeatable cut resistance, upwound with nylon and spandex to create push-the-button, set-the-gauge, or pick-up-the-nail dexterity. The 18-gauge HPPE (high performance polyethylene) and glass-fiber shell is lightweight and provides the ANSI cut level 2 protection. A black polyurethane palm coating delivers reliable abrasion protection and enhanced grip.

The thinner yarn composition allows for smaller and more stitches per inch and is more flexible, lightweight, and comfortable than other cut-resistant options. The flat polyurethane palm coating provides nimble handling ability on dry surfaces.

SmartCut BKCR2403 gloves are versatile enough to be used for light-duty job functions in diverse industries such as construction, electrical and general assembly, glass handling, HVAC, landscaping, manufacturing, metal fabrication, tiling, and even vehicle detailing.

For more information, visit www.brassknuckleprotection.com.

Adhesive Spray Rig and Dispensing Gun

The Heated Urethane Low-rise Adhesive Kart (HULK) from 4C’s Spray Equipment features an impressive 110-foot heated hose that keeps your crews working and reduces the amount of time they must spend moving hoses, barrels and pumps on the rooftop. Only 34 inches wide, the HULK is easy to wheel through standard door openings. The dead leg prevents it from rolling during use and features an easy tilt for use when it is time to move it. The aluminum, weather-resistant frame and cart hold two 15-gallon drums.

The patented HULK dispensing gun features an air purge handle and a fluid handle that allow you to quickly switch between a spatter/splatter installation to a bead pattern, making it convenient for every commercial roofing adhesive job. The HULK gun can be used with either heated or non-heated systems as well as with other manufacturers’ equipment. The new and improved patented design will have your crews operating efficiently and with improved accuracy.

The HULK Spray Rig and HULK Dispensing Gun are manufactured by 4C’s Spray Equipment in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.4cssprayequipmentrental.com.

Three-Piece Tool Belt Set

ToughBuilt offers its three-piece Handyman Tool Belt Set, which is designed to bring a new level of organization and efficiency to every project. The ClipTech innovation gives professionals the option of effortless, adjustable, and interchangeable pouches to fit every job. This set includes two rugged pouches and padded belt with heavy-duty buckle. The integrated kickstand allows your pouch and tools to stand on the floor or table next to you. Its 27 customized pockets and loops include two large-capacity pockets with No-Snag Hidden Seam construction, plastic-lined utility knife pocket, screwdriver loops, notebook pocket, extreme-duty hammer loop, and two tape measure clips. Made with rugged 6-Layer Construction and rivet reinforcement, this dependable tool belt is designed to withstand the harshest working conditions.

For more information, visit https://toughbuilt.com.

New Line of Rooftop Fall Arrest Systems

Kee Safety, Inc. introduces its comprehensive line of Kee Rigid Anchors fall arrest systems to provide personal fall protection in tie-back applications including suspended platforms, window washing, equipment tie-back, and general rooftop maintenance and repair operations. Available in stock for shipment within 24 hours, they are designed to withstand a pull-out force of 5,000 lbs. applied in any direction and meet applicable OSHA, ANSI, and Cal/OSHA standards, Kee Safety states.

New Kee Rigid Anchors are galvanized for corrosion resistance and durability, easy to install, and have insulated posts to stop conductivity and provide for temperature consistency on the building, according to the company. The product line includes five standard options to meet a wide range of building and roof types:

  • Bolt on style clamps directly onto new or existing structural steel using patented and proprietary BeamClamp steel-to-steel connectors.
  • Bolt around style bolts around structures of steel, concrete or wood using connector rods and a backer plate.
  • Cast-in-place style casts directly onto new concrete roof slabs of minimum grade 3000 psi and 7-inch thickness.
  • Epoxy adhesive style fastens onto concrete roof slabs of minimum grade 3000 psi and 8-inch thickness.
  • Weld on style welds directly onto new or existing structural steel.

All five Kee Rigid Anchors options are available in three diverse attachment points, depending on application, Kee Safety said. They can be fitted with a forged D-Ring system, Stainless Steel U-Bar model, or a Tapped Hole option for horizontal lifelines. The company also offers custom-design and manufacturing services for anchoring installations that may require different sizes and solutions.

Standards and codes met include OSHA 29 CFR 1910.66 for powered platforms, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.140 for personal fall protection, Cal/OSHA Title 8 Regulations Section 3291 for permanent rooftop installations, ANSI/IWCA I-14.1 for window cleaning safety, ANSI Z359.18 for anchorage connector safety requirements and active fall protection systems, and ANSI/AISC 360-16 specification for structural steel buildings.

For more information, visit www.KeeSafety.com.

New Line of Evaporative Coolers

Big Ass Fans offers new line of evaporative coolers. Cold Front by Big Ass Fans brings a full range of customer options for use in spaces of all sizes and applications, delivering a dramatic temperature reduction up to 33 °F (18 °C).

Capable of covering anywhere from 600 to 6,500 square feet (55 to 600 square meters), the Cold Front lineup allows owners to cool at a fraction of the cost of air conditioning, plus take comfort outside and on the go with ease.

Featuring a thicker, more durable, chemically treated media coated in a thermosetting resin compared to similar products, Cold Front units are able to resist algae and mold growth; hold up to frequent cleanings and abuse; and prevent dirt and other particles from penetrating into the substrate

According to the company, with Cold Front’s variable-speed controls, maintaining the perfect temperature is as simple as turning a dial. Designed for convenience, all Cold Front models feature locking swivel casters, automatic low-water shutoff, and an easily accessible drain plug, while the largest model adds a backlit LCD display, premium remote, occupancy sensor for hands-free operation, and an auto-dry function to maximize media lifespan and keep the cooler in peak condition.

For more information, visit bigassfans.com.

New Utility Tray Accessory for Platform Material Hoist

Safety Hoist Company introduces The Utility Tray XL. Easily installed on the EH-500 and HD-400 hoist models, the newly designed Utility Tray is manufactured for versatility. The pre-assembled tray is a steel fabrication and measures 44 inches wide by 25 inches deep and 12 inches high. The Utility Tray includes two Deck Extenders, which expand the carriage width to 45 inches, allowing greater support for rolled goods. Using the Utility Tray XL, contractors cab safely lift items such as tiles, buckets, tools, HVAC units and other construction materials.

For more information, visit www.safetyhoistcompany.com.

Large Diameter Screw Now Available

Dynamic Fastener has added a large diameter screw for attaching sheet to sheet, up to .048-inch thick steel or sheet metal to wood. The 17-10 x 1-1/2-inch, 3/8-inch Hex Washer Head includes a Type 17 point. This fastener is the perfect solution to plug a hole that was previously occupied by a #14 diameter screw. Screw is available with a 5/8-inch outside diameter washer or without. It also comes standard with the company’s patented Dyna-Coat 1,000 hour salt spray premium coating. 

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Telescoping Debris Disposal System

Rocket Equipment launches the Trash Rocket, a self-supported telescoping debris disposal system designed for commercial and residential roofing contractors. The product has been specifically engineered to not only elevate job performance but enhance safety on jobsites.

The Trash Rocket is designed to be a compact unit for easy transport and setup. It is trailer mounted for easy towing and setup. Additionally, the Trash Rocket has a totally enclosed chute, which aids in clean up and tear down. The composition of the Trash Rocket provides durability and strength with its corrosion-resistant aluminum and high-density poly chute. The chute also doubles as an emergency exit for personnel. The folding chutes adjust to locations, rooflines, and landscapes. The Trash Rocket has adjustable outriggers to provide leveling and safety on uneven terrain.

According to Scott Seaton, President and Founder of Rocket Equipment, contractors are constantly feeling the pressures to raise productivity and meet the demands and constraints of budgets. “We provide solutions that not only give contractors the ability to save time and money on projects but offer unparalleled protection for the employees and the properties on job sites. This design was engineered by specifically seeing a need in the field, as we are performing the jobs firsthand. For contractors, what matters most is protecting their employees and scaling their businesses. For business and homeowners, it’s about protecting their investments,” he said. “The Trash Rocket was a product built for roofing professionals, by roofing professionals.”

“We are driven by the desire to provide valuable solutions to contractors, said Seaton. “Rocket Equipment is a company that prides itself on its craftsmanship, while offering solutions that deliver results on the job.”

Rocket Equipment is an equipment manufacturer in Omaha, Nebraska, who produces the TrashRocket and additional productivity enhanced equipment for commercial and residential roofing contractors.

For more information, visit www.rocketequipment.com.

New Metal Connector Nailers Offer Extended Magazines

SENCO has added two new pneumatic nail guns with increased magazine capacity to its JoistPro line of metal connector nailers. The new JoistPro 150MXP and JoistPro 250MXP, used for fastening metal structural connectors like joist hangers, seismic/hurricane straps and rafter ties, feature several design innovations beyond magazine size that improve durability and boost productivity on the jobsite.

The JoistPro 150MXP fires 1 1/2-inch nails ranging from .131 to .148 inches in diameter. Its new magazine holds two strips of SENCO paper-tape collated nails, cutting downtime for reloading in half. The 150MXP also features a redesigned adjustable hook made from heavier-gauge steel, allowing the nailer to be securely hung from a tool belt or rafter when not in use. 

It weighs just 5.3 pounds, allowing pros to work longer with less fatigue. The tool features a nose design that exposes each nail tip before it fires for exact placement into the pre-punched holes in metal connecting hardware.

SENCO’s more powerful JoistPro 250MXP fires 1 1/2-inch to 2 1/2-inch nails ranging from .131 to .162 inches in diameter. Like the 150MXP, the 250MXP features an increased-capacity magazine that holds two strips of paper-tape collated nails. It also includes the updated belt/rafter hook. 

Additionally, the 250MXP features an all-new nosepiece that provides accurate nail placement into pre-punched metal framing hardware. The redesigned nosepiece is sharper and more pronounced, making it easier to probe the pre-punched holes on metal connectors and achieve a perfect, flush drive every time. Durability updates have also been made to the 250MXP’s depth-of-drive wheel, which allows users to drive nails to a consistent, controllable depth. 

The tool features a rear-load magazine that captures the fastener by the head, so there’s no need for manual adjustments when switching between standard 1 ½-inch nails and the 2 ½-inch nails required by code in hurricane and seismic zones. 

According to the manufacturer, both products include all the leading features that are hallmarks of the JoistPro line, including a 360-degree adjustable exhaust port that directs blowback away from the user; a lockout that prevents dry firing and signals the user when it is time to reload; a full-comfort grip that reduces fatigue and minimizes slipping; and the power to drive nails into even the toughest substrates, such as engineered lumber. 

For more information, visit www.senco.com

Gauge Tool Set Quickly Determines Type of Clamp or Bracket Needed

The LMCurbs gauge tool set was designed to help customers save time and money by quickly determining the type of clamp or bracket that is needed for a metal roofing application. There are two styles, one for the S-5! Utility Clamps and one for the five different profiles of the S-5! RibBrackets.

With these gauges, contractors can instantly determine which clamp or RibBracket best fits the metal roof profile while at jobsite. These gauges will greatly reduce the need for shipping out samples to test fit. For the estimators and installers that need to provide a quick estimate and/or begin an expedited install, these gauges could easily save a day or two of back and forth trying to determine the correct product, according to the manufacturer.

Customized laser etching is available, allowing companies to hand them out to their customers with their contact information.

Applications and uses include:

  • ColorGard
  • Dual-Gard
  • LMCurbs IDS
  • LMCurbs SnowGuard
  • SnoRail/SnoFence
  • Solar
  • Solar Attachment 
  • Tools & Hardware
  • Utility
  • X-Gard

For more information, visit www.lmcurbs.com