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New 18V D-handle jig saw from Milwaukee Tool

Increased blade speeds aid in minimizing chipping and bucking.

BY HBSDealer Staff

This August Milwaukee Tool is launching a new 18V D-handle jig saw that harnesses M18 FUEL technology for a best-in-class combination of power, blade speed, precision, and run-time.

The M18 FUEL D-Handle Jig Saw’s PowerState Brushless Motor and RedLink Plus Intelligence combine to deliver higher sustained blade speed than 7amp corded for clean and controlled cuts with the power to cut hard materials. Also available will be an M18 FUEL Barrell Grip Jig Saw, coming November 2018.

When it comes to jig saw performance, quality of cut is critical. Increased blade speeds aid in minimizing chipping and bucking for cleaner cuts, decreasing the overall time and cost spent sanding and reworking material. The M18 FUEL™ D-Handle Jig Saw features Milwaukee’s industry-leading PowerState Brushless Motor which delivers sustained speed at 3,500 SPM to create clean and controlled cuts. The RedLink PLUS Intelligence electronics communicate seamlessly with the motor to constantly monitor speed and power to maintain this consistent blade speed in tough materials, from hard woods to metal, without stalling or bogging down.

With all this speed and power at hand, the jig saw features a variable speed trigger, giving users greater control through the cut – whether straight or curved. To further increase accuracy, Milwaukee designed the M18 FUEL D-Handle Jig Saw with a new internal mechanism and upgraded blade clamp and roller guide to maintain stability through cuts.

When equipped with the M18 RedLithium XC5.0 Battery Pack, the M18 FUEL D-Handle Jig Saw can cut through up to 105 linear feet of 3/4” laminated particle board, delivering a full day’s work with less trips to the charger.

Later this year, Milwaukee will also introduce an M18 FUEL Barrell Grip Jig Saw, which will deliver equal performance to the D-Handle Jig Saw. Engineered with the same key M18 FUEL™ components, the Barrell Grip also shares the same technology and upgrades as the D-Handle. Unique features will include ambidextrous on/off switches and a 6-speed dial with a specific auto-controlled start mode.

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Tando adds ‘Graphite’ to cladding line

Graphite expands the stained shake line beyond current wood-like browns to an earthy, deep gray.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Tando’s Signature Stain has added a new color, “Graphite,” to its cladding line.

Manufactured by Derby Building Products Inc., Graphite expands the stained shake line beyond current wood-like browns to an earthy, deep gray. Graphite joins Signature Stain’s original colors of Fawn, Bark and Acorn, capturing the natural hues and variations of stained wood.

Signature Stain’s Graphite offers the beauty and authenticity of stained wood but without the continuous maintenance or upkeep. Tando’s Signature Stain is the perfect solution for home exteriors, with a lightweight design for fast, easy one-person installation.

“Our new color, Graphite, answers a need we’ve heard from both contractors and homeowners for a popular deep, dark gray stain,” said Ralph Bruno, CEO, Derby Building Products. “It works well with the mixed material trend as a gable or dormer accent, along with virtually any type of siding or cladding.”

Tando Signature Stain offers natural beauty by incorporating a true, semi-transparent wood stain into its patented process, for a strikingly realistic stained wood look.

Each of the colors offered in the Signature Stain line looks as authentic and earthy as colors found in nature, according to Derby Building Products. Like all Tando products, Signature Stain by Tando products are impervious to moisture, making them perfect for roofline or ground applications.

Based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Derby Building Products is the parent company of the Tando pro channel building products brand.

 

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MFM Building Products partners with Heartland Architectural

Heartland will provide MFM with builder promotions, training, and marketing support.

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MFM Building Products Corp., the water barrier products manufacturer, has partnered with Heartland Architectural Products.

Heartland will represent MFM in the Oklahoma, effective July 1. The company was founded in 2010 and serves one-step and two-step building products and roofing distributors. Based in Oklahoma City, Okla., Heartland supports its partners through architect and builder promotions, training, and marketing support

Representation from Heartland includes partner David Gary, with more than 20 years in building product sales. Gary has held numerous positions within the roofing and building products market.

Heartland also includes partner Kevin Decker who brings more than 36 years of experience in the construction industry as an architect and construction specifier.

Based in Coshocton, Ohio, and founded in 1961, MFM has manufactured waterproofing and weather barrier products.

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