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Combining Thermal Imaging with Moisture Meter Gives Contractors Super Powers

By Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and host of DIY Network’s Desperate Landscape, Man Caves and Sledgehammer Jason Cameron For many years, utilities and large companies used thermal imaging to uncover potential heat problems across large areas and to keep track of heavy machinery. But more recently, thermal imaging has truly become a game changer for most contractors and others in the building trades. Thermal cameras help contractors find and document energy loss and other problems… Read More

Cementex Announces Improved Insulated Torque Wrenches

Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the availability of updated insulated torque wrenches featuring the company’s industry-leading double-insulation technology. Made of top grade materials, calibrated according to ASME B107 standards (traceable to NIST), and manufactured according to ISO standards, Cementex double-insulated torque wrenches are designed to provide protection in potentially hazardous electrical work environments. They are the first choice for compliance with safeguarding both qualified workers and equipment. Cementex insulated torque wrench. Cementex insulated torque… Read More

Flange Facing Tool Refinishes Rather Than Replaces

An easy to use flange facing tool that fully reconditions damaged flanges rather than replacing them by cutting, beveling, and welding on new ones has been introduced by Esco tool of Holliston, Massachusetts. The Esco FLANGEHOG 110® is an easy to setup and use manually operated hand tool that fully reconditions damaged raised- and flat-face flanges with a perfectly precise phonographic finish that meets ASME B16.5 standards. Capable of refinishing hard or soft materials, it… Read More

IRWIN VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench Now Available

IRWIN®, a leading manufacturer of innovative hand tools and power tools accessories, 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 Ideal for plumbing applications, the smooth, anti-marring… Read More

HVAC/R Leader NAVAC and Tools Specialist AccuTools Team Up for Spring Savings Promotion

NAVAC, the world’s largest supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps in addition to a wide array of tools, gauges, charging machines, recovery units and other industry-specific items, is teaming up with tools specialist AccuTools on a multi-month promotion providing deep savings for combo product buys. From May 1 through June 30, professionals purchasing a qualifying NAVAC vacuum pump will receive significant savings on the AccuTools TruBlu Evacuation Kit. NAVAC NRP8Di vacuum Pump and AccuTools TruBlu Evac… Read More

CHANNELLOCK® Announces 2019 Trade School Trade-Up Competition

Channellock, Inc., will sponsor its second annual Trade School Trade-Up competition offering cash prizes, new tools and a CHANNELLOCK® classroom makeover for the winners. Students in plumbing, HVAC, welding, automotive and electrical are eligible to participate by creating a short video about how their team uses its technical skills to improve their school or community. Worchester Tech High School: Winners of the 2018 Trade School Trade-Up Competition. “We believe in the… Read More