Product News - April 2014

Product News - April 2014
The H.K. Porter Indexing Rebar Bender from Apex Tool Group

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Honda generator with GFCI technology

The EB2000i portable 2,000-watt generator from Honda Power Equipment Group features a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to meet the Electrical Test Lab requirements for the City of Los Angeles. Other features include inverter technology and Eco Throttle that conserves fuel by varying engine rpm to produce only the power that’s required, enabling the generator to operate from four to nine hours without refueling. 678/339-2600;

Aquatherm toxin-free, zero-lead fittings

Toxin-free, zero-lead fittings from Aquatherm are compliant with the U.S. EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and zero-lead mandate. The transition fittings are available for potable water fixtures from 1/2 inch to 3 inches in diameter and meet CSA, ASTM, ICC, IAPMO, ISO and DIN codes and standards. 801/805-6657;

Water Cannon water-cooled pressure washers

Roll-cage protected water-cooled Kubota pressure washers from Water Cannon are available in two-, three- and four-cylinder models and up to 7,000 psi. Accessories include 50-foot hose, wand, trigger gun and QC nozzle. The industrial-duty diesel model includes fork-lift channels, removable roll cage with lifting hooks, optional wheel kit and onboard, long-run fuel tank. 800/333-9274, Ext. 101;

H.K. Porter indexing rebar bender 

The H.K. Porter Indexing Rebar Bender from Apex Tool Group is available in three sizes with an indexing head that grips rebar securely for accurate bends. The smallest size works on No. 3 and 4 rebar. The push-button telescoping feature extends the bender 35 inches for maximum leverage and collapses to 21 inches for storage and portability. The midsize model handles No. 5 (5/8-inch) rebar. The largest model works on No. 6 (3/4-inch) rebar. All models have a 14-position indexing head that adjusts with a center push button. 410/773-7800;

FLIR E-Series thermal cameras 

E-Series thermal cameras (E4, E5, E6, E8) from FLIR Systems feature 3-inch color LCD display, wide-angle autofocus lens, intuitive camera controls, onboard digital camera and MSX (multispectral dynamic) technology that integrates visible details from digital camera photos onto thermal images. The E4 weighs 1.2 pounds and has four-hour battery life. All models have center spot measurement mode. 866/477-3687;

KNIPEX water pump pliers

Cobra XL (No. 87 01 400) and Cobra XXL (No. 87 01 560) water pump pliers from KNIPEX Tools feature push-button adjustment that fully opens the jaw. A clicking sound confirms the jaws are locked in place. The Cobra XL is 16 inches long, weighs less than 3 pounds and has a 3 1/2-inch grip. The Cobra XXL is 22 inches long, weighs less than 6 pounds and has a 4 1/2-inch grip. 847/398-8520;

Reelcraft hand-crank hose reels

Series CH37000 hand-crank hose reels from Reelcraft Industries are designed for industrial applications requiring longer lengths of 1-inch hose. The static oil lite bearing helps eliminate possible bearing misalignment due to heavy vibration. 800/444-3134;

Coxreels fluid path 1195 Series reels

The 1195 Series fluid path reel from Coxreels has an inline swivel, remodeled low profile outlet riser and improved operating pressure range (1,000 psi). Featuring a one-piece, all-welded A-frame base, the reel is designed to handle 50 to 125 feet of 2-inch hose. The NPT swivel is anchored to a bearing assembly machined from solid billet aluminum. 800/269-7335;

Hypertherm air plasma cutting system

The Powermax125 portable air plasma system from Hypertherm cuts 1 1/2-inch-thick metal at speeds up to 18 inches per minute, and can sever metal more than 2 1/4 inches thick. The gouging system can remove more than 27 pounds of metal an hour. 800/643-0030;

General Pipe hand-held drain cleaner  

The D-25 Handy hand-held drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners has a plastic container and rugged chuck for maximum performance, flexibility and reliability. Drop-tested, fully loaded from 8 feet, the drain cleaner can be used as a hand tool or power tool by removing the turning handle and attaching a 3/8- or 1/2-inch electric drill. Three chuck jaws hold 1/4-, 5/16- and 3/8-inch Flexicore cable. 800/245-6200;

Sioux Corp. steam generator

The SF-50 Steam-Flo steam generator from the Sioux Corp. is designed for accelerating the curing process in precast concrete, degassing tanks and thawing frozen pipes. The 50 hp boiler unit (stationary or trailer mounted) produces up to 1,725 pounds per hour of saturated steam vapor. The generator operates at 15 psi and is available with diesel, LP or natural gas-fired burners. 888/763-8833;


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