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To provide users with face, head, and neck protection, Milwaukee Tool is expanding its workwear lineup with the addition of a Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter. Made from a moisture-wicking, breathable blend of lightweight polyester and spandex, the Gaiter is designed to keep users dry and comfortable all day with UPF 50+ sun protection and odor-resistant technology Read more

To provide users with face, head, and neck protection, Milwaukee Tool is expanding its workwear lineup with the addition of a Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter.

Milwaukee Tool Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter, Milwaukee Tool

Made from a moisture-wicking, breathable blend of lightweight polyester and spandex, the Gaiter is designed to keep users dry and comfortable all day with UPF 50+ sun protection and odor-resistant technology. The Gaiter can be worn as a face covering, headband, neck guard, or any other adaptable solution. The Neck Gaiter is washer and dryer safe and will be available in three colors – Gray, Hi-Vis, and Red.

The new Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter will be available for purchase at select distributors September 2020.

One tool. Any material. Every size. Those are the capabilities of the new RIDGID® RP 342-XL Press Tool. No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you Read more

RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool, press technology, tools, cordless tools, RIDGID tools, plumbing, HVACOne tool. Any material. Every size. Those are the capabilities of the new RIDGID® RP 342-XL Press Tool.

No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you can press 1⁄2” to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe, and 1⁄2” to 2” PEX pipe – in under 12 seconds and all with one tool.

The lightweight RP 342-XL features QuickSwitchTM technology to quickly switch from Standard to Extended 32kN applications to press 2 1⁄2” to 4” carbon steel. Adding to the tool’s versatility and usefulness on the job, the lightweight RP 342-XL is compatible with the RIDGID full line of Standard 32kN Press Tool accessories, including the StrutSlayrTM Strut Shear Head, Press SnapTM Soil Pipe Cutter and all MegaPress jaws.

RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool, press technology, tools, cordless tools, RIDGID tools, plumbing, HVAC“RIDGID has been the industry leader in press technology for decades and our latest innovation, the RP 342- XL Press Tool, continues to set us apart,” said Michael Provenzano, Global Product Manager for Press Connections at RIDGID. “The RP 342-XL offers maximum versatility in all types of materials and sizes that can be pressed with one tool.”

The RP 342-XL is backed by the industry’s leading warranty, and also offers the lowest initial investment for contractors whose goal is to press up to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe.

Emerson’s professional tools business, which includes RIDGID as well as the Greenlee and Klauke brands, provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit emerson.com/professionaltools for more information.

Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces the Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, a durable and rechargeable LED flashlight with onboard Class IIIa laser and a battery that lasts all day.   Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser (Cat. No. 56040) Equipped with a Class IIIa red laser to pinpoint out-of-reach objects Twist focus bezel Read more

Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, Klein Tools, workplace lighting, flashlightKlein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces the Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, a durable and rechargeable LED flashlight with onboard Class IIIa laser and a battery that lasts all day.

 

Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser (Cat. No. 56040)

  • Equipped with a Class IIIa red laser to pinpoint out-of-reach objects
  • Twist focus bezel concentrates the light beam where it’s needed
  • Strong magnetic end cap for hands-free use
  • 12-hour all day runtime on low of 125 lumens
  • 6-hour runtime on high of 350 lumens
  • Battery gauge notifies when the battery is low
  • Rechargeable via included micro-USB cord
  • Removable pocket clip with an integrated lanyard hole
  • 10-foot (3 m) drop test rating and is IP54 water & dust resistant

Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, Klein Tools, workplace lighting, flashlight“This flashlight was designed to give users a light that is bright, long lasting, easily adjustable, and improves communication across any jobsite,” says Klein Tools’ senior product manager Laura Ranieri. “The flashlight features a built-in class IIIa laser making it easy to pinpoint objects at a distance when communicating to supervisors, inspectors, etc. It offers a strong magnetic end cap for hands free use, and has a 12-hour runtime, meaning trade professionals can count on it to last through an entire day of work without needing a charge. Additionally, the focusable bezel lets users concentrate the light where they need it most.”

For more information, visit www.kleintools.com/new-products

When it comes to jobsite efficiency, contractors know having the right tool for the specific application makes all the difference—and saving time means saving money. Now, a simple new product for the toolbox can help pros do both: T-Rex® Brute Force™, a ferociously strong, high-performance duct tape. Traditionally, ropes or chains have been the only Read more

When it comes to jobsite efficiency, contractors know having the right tool for the specific application makes all the difference—and saving time means saving money. Now, a simple new product for the toolbox can help pros do both: T-Rex® Brute Force™, a ferociously strong, high-performance duct tape.

Traditionally, ropes or chains have been the only option for contractors and installers when they encounter jobsite tasks that require intense strength and durability. Until now as one 36-inch loop of new T-Rex® Brute Force™ can hold more than 700 pounds of weight and offers superior adhesion, so you can quickly secure, fasten and hold loads that you wouldn’t dare attempt with other tapes.

The high-bond, double-thick adhesive allows the tape to stick to rougher, dirtier surfaces and offers a durable, waterproof backing suitable for all-weather performance. Brute Force™ represents the next generation of high-performance duct tapes with patent-pending Forge-Link™ Technology.

“The unmatched holding power and strength of T-Rex® Brute Force™ fundamentally changes what you can do with a duct tape. Where regular duct tape is the go-to for everyday fixes, Brute Force™ is truly an engineering solution,” says Stephen Wagner, product marketer, ShurTech Brands, LLC, the marketers of T-Rex® brand. “The unique technology of Brute Force™ forges the way for the next generation of high-performance tapes.”

T-Rex® Brute Force™ is sold in 25-yard rolls and is available at national mass and hardware retailers. For more information, visit https://www.trextape.com/contractors.

New multifunctional tool aids in damage-free installation and easy adjustment IRWIN® announces that the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench is now available. With more than 97 years of product innovation in the pliers’ market, the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench features smooth jaws that provide damage-free installation and IRWIN®’s new patented GrooveLock™ ratcheting up mechanism for easy Read more

New multifunctional tool aids in damage-free installation and easy adjustment

IRWIN® announces that the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench is now available. With more than 97 years of product innovation in the pliers’ market, the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench features smooth jaws that provide damage-free installation and IRWIN®’s new patented GrooveLock™ ratcheting up mechanism for easy adjustment in confined spaces.

IRWIN VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench, Pliers Wrench, plumbing tools, tools, pliers, wrenchIdeal for plumbing applications, the smooth, anti-marring jaws minimize harm to chrome and plated fixtures during installation. While traditional adjustable wrenches are difficult to access/adjust in confined spaces, the GrooveLock™ ratcheting up mechanism allows for fast and easy adjustment in tight working areas. The IRWIN VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench also replaces metric and imperial spanners up to 1-1/2” (38mm) with one convenient tool, eliminating excess equipment on the jobsite, in addition to offering anti-pinching, bi-material ergonomic handles that help provide comfort and control.

Primary users for the IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench include plumbers and HVAC professionals. The tool is available now in 10 in. (IRHT82636) and 8 in. (IRHT82635) models.

“IRWIN listened to customer feedback about limitations of traditional adjustable wrenches and implemented several innovations to improve the user experience,” commented Matthew Grella, Product Manager. “We believe the modifications in the VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench will allow plumbers and other tradesmen to work more efficiently and comfortably, while mitigating damage to work pieces being serviced.”