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Ironclad work glove keeps user connected

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Ironclad Performance Wear has introduced a new work glove that enables users to wear them while using touch-screen devices. 

The Ironclad TouchScreen glove features exclusive TS1 technology that covers the entire palm side of the glove. Drawing connectivity from the entire palm of the hand ensures that the maximum amount of conductivity is available at the thumb and fingertips, and that the glove works in both clean and dirty conditions, the company said.

"Purpose-built and designed from the ground up, the TouchScreen glove enables the user to operate touch-screen devices without ever having to remove his or her gloves," said Fred Castro, VP sales and marketing. "Built on the chassis of Ironclad’s recently introduced Mechanic glove, the TouchScreen glove provides superior protection, fit and dexterity, while simultaneously permitting the use of touch-screen devices."

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RotoZip unveils ZipDiscs

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RotoZip has expanded its line of accessories with the introduction of two fast removal and finishing discs. The new ZipDiscs include two 4-in. abrasive wheels, Medium and Coarse, which are designed for the fast removal of coatings and imperfections from metal, wood and concrete.

ZipDiscs can remove stain from a wooden deck, rust from metal or paint from a concrete surface, and only light pressure is required. They feature an integrated solid metal backing, which increases durability and the life of the accessory. This also makes ZipDiscs less susceptible to melting or breakage after prolonged use. Both discs also include an anti-clog design, which protects the discs from excess build-up during difficult coating removals.

The Coarse ZipDisc features a nonwoven, silicon carbide abrasive design that removes paint, rust, corrosion, blemishes, mastic, thin-set and adhesive from wood, metal and concrete. The disc operates up to 13,000 RPM. 

The Medium ZipDisc operates up to 15,000 RPM, and is optimized for removing paint, rust, corrosion and blemishes. The 120-grit aluminum oxide abrasive is made up of 85 strips of layered flap material for longer life.

Both ZipDiscs are compatible with the ZipSaw Multi Saw and Spiral+ tools that use the ZipMate attachment. They will be available in home center stores for purchase by November 2012. 

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Black & Decker races into NASCAR sponsorship

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Black & Decker is partnering with Richard Petty Motorsports and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Marcos Ambrose. The Black & Decker-branded No. 9 Ford Fusion will race at four primary races: Kansas on Oct. 21, Martinsville on Oct. 28, Phoenix on Nov. 11 and Homestead-Miami on Nov. 18.

"I’m honored to have Black & Decker on board our No. 9 Ford Fusion for four of the five remaining races this season," said Ambrose. "As a race team we use tools every weekend and know how important it is that the tools we use are reliable and efficient. Black & Decker is known for its high quality products, so it only makes sense that we showcase some of their new and innovative tools on our car over the next few weeks."

The branded No. 9 car will feature two Black & Decker products that will be launching this fall — the all-new Gyro Screwdriver and the Matrix Quick Connect System.

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