Leominster, MA, November 12th 2008: Arbortech are proud to announce that theAS160 Brick and Mortar Saw has been awarded a prestigious 2008 NOVA Award by theConstruction Innovation Forum (CIF).

Formed in 1987, the CIF is an international, non-profit organization whose goal is tofoster and encourage innovation that improves quality and reduces cost of construction.Nominations are invited from all parts of industry, from all over the world.

Nominees undergo a rigorous investigation process by an International Jury ofrespected industry professionals and Jury members carefully consider the merit of theentry based on strict selection criteria. Nominees must show that they "improve quality,reduce cost, and promote good, acceptable, construction practices."

The AS160 was selected from a field of 35 nominations as a recipient of the Award,which was presented at a Gala dinner in Palm Springs California on Tuesday November11th.

The AS160 Brick and Mortar Saw represents a revolution in cutting technology throughits unique orbital motion. It's two forward facing blades combine to perform botha hammering and cutting action. Rather than creating dust, this cutting action createslarger particles, which simply fall away from the tool meaning better visibility and safetyfor the user.

After the Awards, Arbortech's Commerical Director said "Honour, very pleased etc."

The AS160 offers extreme levels of precision, accuracy and control, with the addedability to cut square and deep without the need for lubrication. Currently, the AS160Brick and Mortar saw is used across a wide range of applications from heritage masonrywork, to electrical installations. With a cutting depth of 120mm, the AS160 is the onlyhand held saw of its type on the market.