Hitachi introduces new Cordless Brushless Finish Nailers
Hitachi Power Tools is losing the hose, compressor and gas cartridges with its new line of Finish Nailers.
The battery-powered cordless brushless models include the NT1850DE 18-Gauge 2” Cordless Brad Nailer, the NT1865DM 16-Gauge 2-1/2” Cordless Straight Finish Nailer, and the NT1865DMA 15-Gauge 2-1/2” Cordless Angled Finish Nailer.
The new nailers are powered by an upgraded Compact 3.0Ah Lithium Ion battery, which has the same capacity as a conventional 3.0Ah Lithium Ion battery in a slimmer (and lighter) profile.
The nailers also feature brushless motors for longer runtime, less maintenance and increased durability.
Plus, the air spring drive system uses compressed air to drive each nail for zero ramp up time, increased shooting speed, recoil that feels like a pneumatic nailer, quicker response time between fastener shots, better flush driving and easy maintenance.
The nailers also come with a battery charge indicator, selective actuation switch, integrated pivoting belt hook, and more.
Cement colors: an easy upsell to concrete
Sakrete Cement Colors offer an infinite spectrum of concrete project and craft possibilities — and bring the opportunity for creativity to new areas of home improvement.
They can be used to add a touch of color to mortar for stone projects, as well as concrete for driveways, patios, walkways, stairs and ramps, or even stucco applications.
Sakrete Cement Colors give uniform color throughout mixed concrete, grout and mortar material. They are also durable and ultraviolet-resistant, so DIYers and professionals alike can use them in most exterior applications — without worrying about their performance.
And, using Sakrete Cement Colors is a simple two-step application process. Simply measure the appropriate amount of pigment powder and mix with any Sakrete concrete mix, mortar mix, sand mix or most cement-based products.
For more experienced concrete users, the colors can even be used to create unique, long-lasting concrete stenciling designs. Combined with Sakrete Flo-Coat Concrete Resurfacer, Sakrete Cement Colors can help create the look of paver stones or brick without the additional expense, tools, time or labor required.
Sakrete Cement Colors are offered in seven choices — including Black, Brown, Tan, Red, Buff, Charcoal and Terra Cotta — which complement any home’s interior or exterior décor. Availability of colors may vary by region.
Throwback Thursday: Now a word from Payless Cashways
The Dec. 12, 1983 issue of National Home Center News, the forerunner of HBSDealer, provided in-depth coverage of Kansas City-based Payless Cashways, a pioneer of the DIY home center retailing concept.
The special report included an examination of the retailer's marketing — specifically, a television commercial in which a timid DIYer finds confidence in the aisles at Payless Cashways.
The cover story of the issue describes Payless Cashways as “a chain many competitors point to as being the toughest to do business against,” and “one of the forces in the home center industry.”
Alas, the company’s historic run ended with liquidation in 2001.