Cordless rotary hammer
Experience cordless flexibility with corded speed and power with the new 36V LXT lithium-ion cordless 1-in. rotary hammer kit. The kit includes two 36V lithium-ion batteries, 30-minute charger, side handle, depth gauge, and tool case. The product features a built-in torque limiter for stability, one-touch sliding chuck for easy bit changes, and built-in LED light. Its ergonomically designed handle absorbs vibration and large two-finger trigger reduces operator fatigue. Makita. 800-462-5482. www.makitatools.com.
Heat up the jobsite
Keep crews and jobsites of all sizes operating in cold weather with the Frost Fighter IDF line of indirect fired heaters. From 200,000 to 500,000 BTU, the heaters are portable, durable, and work in any temperature. The IHS 1.25 model can heat 8000 cu. ft. per minute for big jobs; Gryp90 and Mirage180 portable heaters are ideal for smaller or more confined jobsites. All are available in diesel, natural gas, or propane. Cavell Equipment Ltd. 204-654-4820. www.cavellequipment.com.
Transferring height, setting slope, and leveling are quick and simple with the PRE 3 rotating laser. With single-button operation and an operating range of 1300 feet in diameter, the PRE 3 delivers precise readings, even in harsh conditions. The laser's automatic shock warning and shutdown prevent inaccurate readings during heavy vibration. The lithium-ion battery provides up to 40 hours of continuous use. Hilti Inc. 800-879-8000. www.us.hilti.com.
Protect your knees
For anyone who spends long stretches kneeling, the KneeSEAT protects knees, supports ankles, and relieves the back. The new model is designed for comfort, with a stronger frame for more support and softer knee pads that do not leave marks. Straps secure the KneeSEAT in place while allowing workers to walk around easily. Pave Tech Hardscape Outfitters. 800-728-3832. www.pavetech.com.
User-friendly air compressor
The CPS 185 portable air compressor is powered by a 48 hp fuel-injected diesel engine. The 1900-lb. unit includes two ¾-in. discharge valves with claw couplings that connect to a wide range of pneumatic tools. The compressor features a durable, galvanized steel canopy and user-friendly control panel. Two self-supporting gas struts lift the wide-opening canopy for access to all common service points. Chicago Pneumatic. 803-817-7434. www.cp.com.
Wall/vehicle battery chargers
With the M12 and M18 AC/DC wall and vehicle chargers, you can recharge lithium-ion batteries in either traditional wall outlets or in vehicles. The new design increases utility and saves money by combining both options into one charger. The chargers are compatible with the M12 and M18 lithium-ion cordless power tools. The M12 charger takes 40 to 80 minutes to fully charge; the M18 charges in 30 to 60 minutes. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. 800-729-3878. www.milwaukeetool.com.
Cut through rebar
Drill past embedded rebar and surrounding concrete with the Gator rebar cutter. Use this long-lasting product in most combination hammer drills with the rotary chuck driver adapter. It is available in ½- to 1 ¼-in. diameters, with a 12-in. drill depth. Diager USA. 866-342-4372. www.diagerdrills.com .