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ProDealer Industry Summit registration is open

The 2018 summit is scheduled for Oct 17-19 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in downtown Chicago.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Registration is open for the 2018 ProDealer Industry Summit in Chicago.

The ProDealer Industry Summit is an exclusive three-day educational and networking forum designed to promote the growth of lumber and building product dealers, distributors, wholesalers and the manufacturers who supply them.

LBM dealers will benefit from sharing insights and best practices from leaders in the industry in a relaxed format that encourages networking and personal interaction.

The ProDealer Industry Summit is presented by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association and HBSDealer.

Speakers this year include John Burns, CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting and no stranger to the LBM industry; John Mauri, president of the LBM & Hardlines Group for ECi Building and Construction Division; and Tony Sciarrino, Esq., director of claims litigation for Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company.

The event is scheduled for Oct 17-19 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in downtown Chicago.

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Bosch’s new cleanup option

This lightweight hand-held vacuum cleaner has a transparent shell.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Sustained suction and portable power are two of the selling features of the newest Bosch cordless Hand-held Vacuum Cleaner – the GAS18V-02N 18V. The product is described as a lightweight, convenient cleanup solution for any jobsite.

The 18-volt cordless vacuum’s two-stage rotational airflow technology features a first stage that captures 90 percent of debris, while the second stage removes finer particles from the airflow to help keep the HEPA filter clog-free longer, the company says.

The vacuum weighs 2.9 Lbs. (tool only, battery not included). The motor provides up to 21.2 CFM of airflow and supplies up to seven minutes of runtime per battery amp hour (Ah).

The Bosch cordless hand-held vacuum transforms into a handy upright thanks to extension pipes and a floor nozzle. It comes with five attachments, including a crevice nozzle that allows the vacuum to reach into tight corners for thorough cleaning. There’s also a short hose for hard-to-reach areas.

The bagless dust cup on the Bosch GAS18V-02N cordless vacuum is easy to empty and has a transparent shell, so users can check the fill level at any time. It holds up to 61 cubic inches of debris.

The Bosch GAS18V-02N 18V Cordless Hand-held Vacuum Cleaner is compatible with all Bosch 18V batteries. Battery and charger are sold separately. The vacuum will be available starting in the summer of 2018.

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From DeWalt, a new cut-off saw

A 9-inch 60V MAX Cut-Off Saw features the power of Flexvolt.

BY HBSDealer Staff

DeWalt introduced the 9-inch 60V MAX Cut-Off Saw (DCS690), as part of the growing Flexvolt System.

The saw is capable of 3 1/4-inch depth of cut and features a brushless motor that achieves 6,600 RPM. This allows for fast and efficient, single pass cuts and scores in concrete and steel as well as pavestones and rebar, the company claims.

With a rotatable, 5-position guard, the user can select the approach angle that provides optimal visibility and accessibility when cutting in tight spaces. With features including an all-metal drivetrain, the saw is durable and efficient. It is also protected from harsh job-site conditions through its latched battery box and sealed on/off switch. In addition, the 9-inch 60V MAX* Cut-Off Saw features a dual-sided water delivery system that offers an OSHA Table 1 Complaint solution for dust management when cutting concrete.

In addition, a new heavy load indicator light provides the user with power and runtime feedback during demanding applications. Finally, the tool itself is Tool Connect Tag Ready (tag sold separately). Included with the kitted and bare units is one Flexvolt Diamond Wheel and one Flexvolt Cut-Off Wheel, each optimized for use with the 9-inch 60V MAX Cut-Off Saw.

The product comes kitted for $849 MSRP or bare for $549 MSRP.

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