There's more than meets the eye in the outdoor exhibits area. These manufacturer booths feature hands-on demos that let you get your hands dirty and try out new tools in jobsite applications. While you're at WOC, walk through the Silver Lot to take advantage of the unique opportunity to find the right tool for you.

In Makita USA Inc.'s Booth O31836, attendees are trying out the company's 27-lb. AVT Demolition Hammer, as well as its complete line of rotary hammers. Test these products out on concrete slabs right in the booth.

Then head over to Lura Enterprises (Booth O30746) to try out the Lightning Strike Screed?a concrete placement system that strikes exposed aggregate, uphill and downhill placements, circular pours, precast, pervious, flatwork, and crowns and cambers.

The new TE3000 breaker from Hilti Inc. (Booths O30871 and O31070) is ready for action, with attendees breaking up concrete blocks all week. Concrete saws, dustless grinding systems, and the company's cordless tool line also are available.

Setup as a working jobsite, Wacker Neuson Corp.'s (Booth O30239) outdoor booth features sawcutting tools, rebar tiers and cutters, and compaction equipment. Work your way through all of the tool demonstrations. While you're there, sign up for the Trowel Challenge and test your accuracy, speed, and skill at navigating a trowel through an obstacle course.

A number of cordless tools can be found at DeWalt (Booth O30901). Stop by to get a chance at competing against a fellow attendee in a concrete tool challenge. Available products include hammers and concrete drilling tools, handheld concrete drills, and other cordless products.

Looking for compaction equipment? Try out Stone Construction Equipment's (Booths C4213 and O31465) rammer and plate compactors on simulated granular soil or cohesive soil. Also available for testing are the company's power trowels and screeds.

Rebar cutters, hammers, jacks, grinders, and dustless tools are all on display at Bosch Power Tools & Accessories (Booth O31663). Walk up to a display to test out these tools. Also in the Artistry area, visitors can try out the tools used by decorative contractors, including ones for handheld diamond polishing and curved engraving work, aftermarket coring bits for kitchen countertop work, and lithium-ion tools for installing wood forms.

Onfloor Technologies (Booth O731256) is featuring multisurface edgers, maintenance auto scrubbers, diamond brush grinders for resurfacing and maintenance, and mastic coating removal machines. Ranging in size for any application, try out all of the equipment to find what works for you.

No matter what you're looking for, find the product you need in the Outdoor Exhibits area. With so many exhibitors with onsite demos, you'll find it hard to pull yourself away.