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Makita LXRH011 Brushless 1 in SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer drilling

Types of Concrete Anchors and How to Use Them

I have a deep dark confession to make: I love anchoring things to concrete. It’s a weird addiction. I started doing it in college. There are so many types of concrete anchors to choose from, but I completely skipped small plastic anchors and went straight for the heavy stuff. 1/2-inch or larger lead shields bolting […]

How to Apply a Concrete Overlay

How to Apply a Concrete Overlay

Concrete floors are usually utilitarian, but every so often even they need a facelift. Scaling, spalling, checking, and mildew degrade the look and function of concrete. Sometimes the pour was poor, and the concrete isn’t level or smooth. If the floor is structurally sound but the surface isn’t acceptable, there are options besides breaking it […]

Tapcon Next-Gen Blue Concrete Screw Anchors

Tapcon Improves a Popular Design For Even Better Productivity There is an expectation that even the best concrete screw anchors will break or spin out during installation. This makes for more rework, slowing down productivity. Now, next-gen Tapcon Concrete Screw Anchors feature designs that aim to minimize rework due to fastener SNAFUs. Tapcon On the […]

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Maintaining Good End to End Silica Dust Management

Good end to end silica dust management starts with a solid plan and making sure your crew knows how to use the products that keep you compliant with OSHA’s 50-microgram PEL. Fortunately, some manufacturers are making it easier with websites dedicated to Table 1 compliance. How to Use Table 1 for Silica Dust Management There […]

Metabo HPT Duplex Nailer

Metabo HPT Cordless Duplex Nailer

Metabo HPT Expands MultiVolt Lineup with Industry-First Cordless Duplex Nailer Metabo HPT (the artist formerly known as Hitachi) has a pretty solid reputation for making excellent nailers. That being the case, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that they’ve continued to innovate by releasing an industry-first: the Metabo HPT Cordless Duplex Nailer. It runs on the brand’s […]

Metabo HPT MultiVolt 1-9-16 in SDS-Max Rotary Hammer

Metabo HPT MultiVolt 1-9/16″ SDS-Max Rotary Hammer – DH36DMAQ2

The Metabo HPT MultiVolt 1-9/16″ SDS-Max Rotary Hammer (model DH36DMAQ2) promises over 10.4 J of impact energy. It works with the company’s 36V MultiVolt batteries or you can insert the AC adapter and convert it into a corded tool. This hybrid functionality makes for a truly unique rotary hammer that solves a variety of problems […]

Hilti tools on demand

Hilti Tools on Demand Scales Tool Leasing for Businesses

What if you could scale your business’ tool inventory to match your current job site needs? Hilti apparently thought that idea had some merit and created the Hilti Tools on Demand program. Rather than leave tools sitting in your warehouse or tool crib, or moving them around projects and job sites, Hilti offers a new […]

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Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Drill Bit Closeup

Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Drill Bit

Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Bits Crush it in Performance When a product has descriptors like “Xtreme”, you expect a lot from it. So the Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Drill Bit, with its 100% Bosch-made carbide head, has a lot of swagger and the specs to back it up. The company describes the bits’ […]