Dust control attachments
A complete line of aftermarket dust collectors helps meet RRP, OSHA, and EPA dust compliance regulations. The universal Dust Muzzle Ultra comes in two models to fit all grinders. Dust collectors for Skil saws and gas-powered saws are also available.
Dust Collection Products. 877-223-2154. www.dustmuzzle.com.
Jackson Square brick offers a natural look with Southwest appeal. The tumbled brick has a brown body with natural earth tone slurry accents of tan, black, and white. It is available in Big John size (5.3 brick per square foot). The new brick style is part of the manufacturer's Texas Collection Residential Series, which includes 76 styles and six color choices.
Hanson Brick. 877-426-7668. www.hansonbrick.com.
The compact, lightweight Cutting Edge Saw has a flush-cutting blade guard that reduces blade exposure. The tool features a three-position removable side handle and rotating trigger handle for multiple cutting positions and increased maneuverability in tight areas. It emits minimal cutting sparks and leaves cut material burr-free.
Benner-Nawman, Inc. 800-992-3833. www.bnproducts.com.
Carbide drill bits
SpeedX hammer carbide bits have a shortened head and enlarged dust-clearing channels that perform better as holes get deeper. The centric active tip starts holes precisely, and inclined side cutters add drilling speed. This design also enhances durability by removing dust fast and reducing friction. The precision carbide tip resists impact and thermal stresses for a longer working lifetime.
Bosch Power Tool Corp. 877-267-2499. www.boschtools.com.
Mission Stone creates fireplace mantles and surrounds with the look of a stone surface. The lightweight products are made with a foam core covered in a ½-in. layer of limestone cement, then hand-polished for the look and feel of cast stone. The white finish can be colored with water-based stains for a custom look.
Mission Stone LP. 800-771-1626. www.missionstone.com.
Install cobblestone faster
POM pre-meshed paving systems mean real last-forever cobblestone driveways, patios, and plazas can be installed quickly and affordably. Porphyry, the hardest of all paving granite, is gauged exactly to thickness, perfectly spaced and set on a light mesh in traditional cobblestone patterns. No training is required to create dramatic hardscapes.
Western Porphyry. 505-603-3737. www.westernporphyry.com.
Relief for dry hands
Working Hands relieves dry hands that crack and split. The odorless, concentrated formula stimulates the skin's natural repair process by hydrating skin, adjusting pH balance, and retaining moisture. It is chemically different than other hand care products. Available in a 3.4 oz. jar and 3 oz. tube.
O'Keeffe's Company. 800-275-2718. www.okeefescompany.com.
Mix it up
The 20 cu. ft. EZ Grout Mud Hog Mixer (Model MH20) is designed to mix mortar, grout, and concrete efficiently. Its six reversible mixing paddles prevent clogging and decrease batch time. The large capacity mixer is portable, with fork pockets on all sides and a compactable design that fits standard 8-ft. truck beds. The Mud Hog is labor-friendly, with adjustable height and loading below the waist for reduced fatigue.
Multiquip Inc. 800-421-1244. www.multiquip.com.
New high-performance blades are available for both the general purpose and plunge styles of the AS170 brick and mortar saw. The improved carbide formula, tooth design, and high-temperature brazing allows the blades to cut mortar while remaining sharp for a longer time.
Arbortech. 866-517-7869. www.arbortechusa.com.
Move and place pavers easily with the vacuum-powered Paver Placer. The hand-held lifting device can move up to 50 lbs. Three models accommodate different jobsite needs, from a 6-in. tool with dual head pickups to a 24-in. dual handle model for two-man operation. The Paver Placer operates with compressors available from most hardware stores.
Pave Mor. 413-743-2064. www.paverplacer.com.