New Bosch bit is tough on nails
The Bosch Nail Strike can cut through up to 30 nails.
The new Bosch Nail Strike is the first wood-boring bit that can strike nails and cut through them, increasing productivity while reducing safety risks.
The bit features enhanced edges that can cut through up to 30 nails. In addition, it has a fully threaded cone tip and paddle design optimized for fast cordless drilling to run conduit or pipe.
“Trade professionals are looking for accessories that can transfer the full power of the tool into the material. That’s what Bosch Nail Strike does,” said Philipp Gosau, group product manager, accessories, Bosch Power Tools. “This bit is designed to give the user best-in-class performance even in the toughest applications.”
Nail Strike’s reinforced dual cutting edges deliver longer life in tough applications, including nail-embedded wood. While augers have the longest life in wood with nails, Nail Strike is the right bit for jobs where the user doesn’t want to switch back and forth between a spade bit and an auger bit. Bosch Nail Strike requires use of a drill/driver in high-torque/slow speed mode when drilling through nails.
Nail Strike’s hex shank with Power Groove reduces bit slippage in the tool and makes it suitable for use with a variety of drill types, including impact drivers (for wood drilling only). The bit is not designed for use in a drill press and is not intended for counter boring applications or doweling.
The Bosch Nail Strike Wood-Boring Bit will be available starting February 2019.
Milwaukee adds options to Packout system
The system now includes a Packout Tech Bag, Backpack, and Cooler.
Milwaukee Tool has introduced three new products in its Packout Modular Storage System lineup.
Through an intuitive and quick attachment mechanism, the new Packout Tech Bag, Backpack, and Cooler can be easily stacked and locked on top of any of the boxes and organizers currently on the Packout System, providing users with a broader range of storage solutions to suit their needs.
Constructed of tear-resistant 1680D Ballistic Material, the Packout Tech Bag provides a convenient and protected location for users to store their mobile devices, as well as other tools and equipment. Its impact-resistant polymer base protects contents from water and abrasion, and acts as a stable base when the bag is unattached to the other Packout components.
Optimized to provide storage capacity for a wide array of items, the bag features 58 pockets including a protected interior tech storage pocket and a dedicated Hardshell protected instrument pocket for tools such as electrical meters. Its padded shoulder strap provides ultimate comfort for users when transported separately from the Packout System.
The Packout Backpack is built with tear-resistant 1680D Ballistic Material and an impact-resistant base which easily locks into the Packout System. The backpack is equipped with 48 pockets to meet an array of tool and accessory storage needs. A Hardshell electronics and equipment pocket provides protection for tablets and other personal items. The backpack also comes with a load-bearing harness that has 2X more padding, as well as sternum straps that help evenly distribute weight for comfort.
The Packout cooler features a leak-proof liner and twice the insulation of other coolers on the market to keep these items cold for 24 hours. Like the tech bag, the cooler is constructed with all-metal hardware and an impact-resistant base that easily locks into place on the system. The cooler is designed with multiple pockets to hold personal items and medical supplies, separate from the main compartment, including a tech pocket on the front that is ideal for tablets, cell phones, timesheets, and more.
TAMKO and Envision tackle labor shortage issues
The decking’s construction and dimensions can make installation fast and profitable.
TAMKO Building Products, Inc., and its Envision composite decking brand, are looking to provide real solutions for builders and contractors facing a skilled labor shortage.
Envision brand management says the product’s construction and dimensions that can make installation faster and potentially more profitable for contractors and builders. For example, Envision says its larger, 5.5-inch width requires fewer boards to complete a job and can speed installation.
The manufacturer also says that Envision’s unique compression-molded construction and specially blended colors means no two Envision boards are the same. This eliminates the need for contractors to sort boards or pre-lay the deck, saving time and money, according to TAMKO.
Regarding installation, Envision boards have a long list of approved fastening systems, including most of the major fastener brands. The decking is also covered by a 25-year limited warranty for both residential and commercial installation. A 5-year full start period of the warranty also applies to commercial applications.
“This really highlights what we’ve been saying all along – Envision is not only a superior product in terms of beauty and appearance, but also in some of the unique features of its construction,” said Shara Gamble, director of Envision Decking sales and marketing. “Compare Envision for yourself and you’ll see its beauty goes deeper than the surface.”
Envision decking features a unique, compression-molded construction that creates deep-grain patterns that can be felt in addition to bold color that call to mind exotic hardwoods. Both the grain and color patterns are random, never repeating across a single board, providing a more beautiful and natural looking deck.