Reinventing the circular saw
A new entry in the power tools market has taken on the bold aim of reinventing the circular saw.
The Straight Flush Saw was developed by Jake Cuzdey, a 15-year veteran of the consturction industry, who was all too familiar with the frustrations involved with working with standard circular saws.
The tool aims to do the job of multiple tools and flush cut surfaces in ways Cuzdey's company, Cuz-D Industries, says are unprecedented in the contractor saw market. That's thanks to its thicker cutting capacities off the front of the saw and under the platform.
The saw is also made of lighter magnesium materials and can do wood-cutting jobs nearly 8 times faster than with a single-cut saw, simultaneously reducing material waste.
According to Cuz-D, the Straight Flush Saw reduces construction costs by an estimated 30%.
Features include a lower deck cut depth of 3 1/8" (cutting stacked 2×4's in a single pass), a front deck cut depth of 1 9/16" (allowing for a plunge cut through a 2×4 board), a max bevel cut of 65 degrees, a minimum bevel cut of -5 degrees, a flush-cut recessed blade size of 8 1/2", a trigger-actuated lower guard, a dust extractor/removable blade cover, a deployable front deck, a twisk-lock handle, and more.
It's been extensively field tested and received well at trade shows. Currently, Cuz-D is securing the financing necessary to get to production, but pre-orders are currently being taken.
O’Neill Innovations introduces puncture-resistant gloves
O'Neill Innovations has brought its Thornblock technology gloves to the home & garden market, offering puncture-resistant technology that the company claims is 3 times stronger than most leading alternatives.
In a head to head comparison, Thornblock gloves demonstrated superior puncture resistance. Additional tests using a 1mm steel puncture probe with a 20° conical point showed Thornblock outperforming, by a factor of 2x, a more expensive glove made from special fabric that was overlaid with tiny armored plates.
The patented technology that makes this possible involves a new laminate manufacturing technique that includes seamless fabrication without any sewn lines. The glove’s main feature is the Thornblock puncture resistant layer on the palm side that manages to retain its strength while being flexible and soft enough to conform to the shape of the hand. The back of the glove is also breathable.
“After purchase, its important to wear Thornblock for a little while to develop the soft flexible feel, but once broken in, these gloves are a fantastic deal," said Michael O’Neill, CEO at O’Neill Innovations. “We are offering twice the puncture resistance at half the price of other thorn resistant gloves."
Thornblock is part of the Maxfit and Infinity glove lines.
Video: Flagpole takes on mother nature
EZPole Flagpoles and Mounts a U.S.-based manufacturer of flagpoles, announced that its flagpoles have been tested and approved to withstand wind speeds as high as 130 mph.
The company has this video to prove it.
EZPole telescopic series and sectional series flagpoles were tested on Sept. 11, 2015 by Intertek-ATI, under dynamic wind loading at various wind speeds. A propeller-type wind generator was utilized on top of the flagpole, with wind-loading on the top eight feet of the pole. The poles were tested at wind speeds of 30 mph, increasing in 10 mph increments until the maximum capacity of 130 mph, a speed equivalent to an F-4 hurricane, was achieved before registering any damage.
Manufactured in Eastlake, Ohio, EZPole flagpoles and mounts are made available for homeowners and businesses in five models: Classic, Defender, Liberty, Patriot and Commercial.
“We’ve always known our all-American flagpoles and mounts are extremely durable,” said EZPOLE President Todd Adkins. “And while we do not recommended that our customers subject their house and flagpole to hurricane-force winds, it’s good to know their EZPOLE flagpoles can remain intact in such severe conditions. It’s our high-quality production and parts that go into each flagpole that set us apart from other manufacturers.”