DEWALT has introduced 20V MAX with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE Technology into four 20V MAX brushless tools, including a 7 1/4 -inch circular saw, 1/2-inch hammer drill/driver, reciprocating saw, and 4 1/2- to 5-inch cordless grinder. The DEWALT FLEXVOLT batteries have the ability to provide an increased threshold of power and performance by leveraging DEWALT 20V MAX with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE tools, in order to reach their full potential. These tools, equipped with the FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE technology, recognize the battery attached and adjust power output accordingly. The technology provides end-users with more power when paired with the FLEXVOLT batteries, making these tools ideal for demanding applications. The tools also feature updated software and brushless motors for enhanced performance. They will be available in October.
Bisaten Thermo Paint & Primer, manufactured in Italy recently introduced to the Canadian and U.S. markets, is a durable, washable paint that is non-toxic, free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and packaged in recyclable containers. This product also provides a thermo barrier with 3M technology. It is available in a range of colours inspired by the Italian countryside and coastline. The company is currently working with distribution channels in Canada and can provide large orders through its distributor.
Zircon a manufacturer of the stud finders, has launched the next generation of wall scanning technology with the launch of its SuperScan ‘Kx’ series of advanced wall scanners. Each features ‘Target Control Technology’ and is tuned to find wood studs. These scanners analyze complex data streams and simultaneously filter the results, helping users avoid all things metallic, such as plumbing, conduit straps, brackets, or ducts hiding in the wall, virtually eliminating ‘false positive’ stud indications.
Napoleon has created a furnace that allegedly kills the COVID-19 virus. These furnaces now include a virus-killing UV-C sanitization system called HOMESHIELD. This is the same technology used in hospitals to kill viruses and pathogens quickly. A UV-C wavelength light - which does not occur naturally on Earth due to the filtering effect of the atmosphere - is inside the furnace. Germicidal UV-C light breaks down DNA, damaging and killing viruses and bacteria.
Tarkett has expanded its collection of ProGen rigid core luxury vinyl tiles and planks with nine stone designs. The additional designs join 22 high-definition wood designs, giving consumers a broader range of design options with the lifeproof performance benefits the collection is known for. ProGen is engineered for durability, dimensional stability, water resistance, and easy installation. The design and rigid core technology make it highly resistant to indentations from drops, high heels, and heavy furniture. The Uniclic system makes installation simpler than standard methods requiring only basic hand tools.
CertainTeed has launched the next generation of its Cedar Impressions siding – Double 7-inch 3G Straight Edge Perfection Shingles and Cedar Impressions accent panels, now offered in more colours and shapes. The 3G profile is engineered to provide improved aesthetics, simplified installation, and enhanced performance. Features include slanted, tapered gaps with deeper shadow, high-definition texture and an offset corner to replicate a woven appearance. The double course panel provides more coverage and requires fewer fasteners than single course siding. The profile also boasts CertainTeed’s signature installation features, such as continuous lock, EasyMeasure tape measure, engineered side tabs with lead-in, HammerTapper hammer assist pads, SureStop to prevent hard nailing, hidden drainage holes, friction dots to support the panel, reverse texture backing, and the built-in PanelThermometer temperature spacing indicator.
Bosch’s 18V Compact Band Saw enables users to make cuts in tight workspaces, overhead, or in corners. The band saw weighs 7.3 pounds and has a cut rate of 530 surface feet per minute. It is able to slice through common-size materials including conduit, uni-strut, threaded rod, copper, and black pipe while yielding up to 2-1/2 inches on a single pass. It features a centre-placed auxiliary handle, a soft-grip main handle, and a built-in LED light. It also offers a tool-free blade guard and tool-free blade change, protecting the blade from debris and facilitating easy access for blade installation or removal.
GROHE has launched its German-engineered designed chinaware in the Canadian market. The manufacturer is introducing two ceramics collections including sinks and toilets that coordinate with its Essence and Eurocube faucet lines. The chinaware line is made from vitreous china and the toilets feature InfinaBright technology, which inhibits the growth of stain and odour causing bacteria, mould, and mildew on the surface. The two-piece toilets come with a water-efficient right-hand and left-hand trip lever tank (1.28 gpf) and dual flush (1.28/1.0 gpf) options. Both the Essence and Eurocube collections include sinks with flexible installation options – the wall hung sink can also be installed above-counter, while the undermount sink can be fitted as a drop-in. The chinaware pieces are available in an alpine white finish.
Klein Tools has redesigned its Ratcheting Lineman Wrenches for lineworkers. The upgrades are intended to improve durability and feature fully integrated handles and non-slip grips for comfort. The wrenches are up to 20 per cent stronger than previous models for added durability and two models feature smaller gear teeth for shorter throws. Four models feature multiple sizes within one tool and tether holes for securing the tool.
DEWALT has launched two polishers; automotive specialty tools that add to the manufacturer’s lineup of 20V MAX tools. The tools include the 20V MAX XR 7-inch (180mm) Variable Speed Rotary Polisher (DCM849) and the 20V MAX XR 5-inch (125mm) Variable Speed Random Orbit Polisher (DCM848). The 7-inch Variable Speed Rotary Polisher features a variable speed trigger and dial and a side and bail handle. It weighs 4.7 pound and is 16 inches long. The 5-inch Variable Speed Random Orbit Polisher features a variable speed trigger and dial and a gripping area and side handle. It weighs 5.7 pounds and is 17-1/8 inches long.
Formica Canada has launched its SurfaceSet 2020 collection, a series of woodgrains, solids, and patterned Formica laminate designs for interior designers and architects. The collection is grouped into three key palettes – No Boundaries, Engineered Design, and Fluidity. No Boundaries has a combination of raw elements and natural warmth with organic greens and grounded earth tones that contrast pops of blue. Engineered Design is a future-forward palette that combines synthetic designs with natural materials using on-screen brights, technical greys, and strong saturated colours are combined with tactile textures like felt. Fluidity features soft and ethereal tones like weightless beiges, pastels, and iridescent effects.
Proslat’s Fusion Pro Series Cabinets provide storage and organization for the garage. They are manufactured from 19-gauge steel and feature heavy-duty drawers with mat liners. The dual wall doors have soft-close, zero clearance hinges and have ergonomically designed anodized handles. They are available in a blue satin finish with matching doors and drawers. The base unit consists of an extra large tool chest which can be mounted on feet for stationary storage or fitted with casters and handles to make it mobile. The cabinet system also features a work surface – a traditional stationary workbench or a mobile workstation.
Taiga now offers both a seasonal booking program and a fill-in program (for in-season support) for NSC Minerals’ MELTZ ALL Premium Ice Melter, available in four sizes. The product is distributed in Saskatchewan and Alberta from Taiga's distribution centres in those provinces. Taiga will provide just-intime inventory and customer service in its typical trading areas.
Allsop Home and Garden WheelEasy is a collapsible yard cart. Available in original and lightweight (LE) versions, this product is ideal for yard work ranging from collecting weeds to spreading bark and moving boulders. The handles can be dropped to the ground to get ground-level loading, so heavy lifting is not necessary. Users can rake, shovel, slide, roll, or drag items into the canvas barrel
The Wooster Brush Company has launched Cirrus X, a polyamide yarn roller cover, to its product offering. These rollers feature a European polyamide yarn fabric that's soft, resilient, easy to load, and holds a lot of paint. The yarn roller covers are designed with extra capacity and durability to help tackle rough and extrarough surfaces. The line has a green marbled look and will be available in Canada in 14- and 18-inch sizes in ¾-inch and 1-inch nap heights.