New Products

 

BAND SAW BLADES, from BC Saw & Tool Inc., are made to order and guaranteed against weld breakage or material defect, according to the company. The company stocks thousands of feet of band saw blades in hundreds of width, gauge and tooth combinations. A free selection guide to help the end-user understand options is available. Prices vary by type of blade. Contact: BC Saw & Tool Inc. 222 Evans Ave, Toronto, ON M8Z 1J8. www.bcsaw.com

 

STACKABLE CLAMPS, from R&R Clamp, are helpful to those who have difficulty finding enough space to work on projects. Clamps are simply stacked upon each other to free up space. The clamps tighten and loosen quickly with the use of a cordless drill. The 2' stackable clamp sells for $195; with 3' and 4' kits now available. The wood base is not included. For production and manufacturing, a 24-pack starter kit sells for $785. Contact: R&R Clamp, 2661 Hwy QQ, Green Bay, WI 54311. Tel: 920-863-2987. www.rrclamp.com

 
THE HOT DAWG, from Modine Mfg., is a low-profile gas-fired unit heater designed to heat garages. It is certified for residential, commercial and industrial use, according to the company. The Hot Dawg unit heaters can either draw air from outside (separated-combustion model HDS) or from within the space being heated (power-exhausted model HD). They operate on either natural or propane gas, and can be vented either horizontally through the wall or vertically through the roof. Several models are available, producing 30,000 to 75,000 BTU/hr. A bench-mark price for the Hot Dawg is $1,000. Contact: Modine World Headquarters, 1500 DeKoven Ave., Racine, WI 53403-2552. Tel:262-636-1200. www.modine.com

 

JOBOX INDUSTRIAL SLOPE LID CHEST, from Delta Consolidated, is a job-site tool storage unit that also converts to a work table. The chest features the company's Site-Vault, a 3-point lock-design security system, and Rain Drain system for channeling water from the lock housing out of the storage area. The Jobox Industrial Slope Lid Chest retails for $499. Contact: Delta Consolidated Industries Inc., 14600 York Rd., Sparks, MD 21152. Tel: 800-643-0084. www.deltastorage.com

 

 
LUMBER THICKNESS GAUGE, from Lee Valley, measures thickness from 3/8" to 2" (in 1/8" increments under 1" and 1/4" increments over 1"). The stainless steel tool comes in handy when scouting lumberyards or trolling in the off-cut bin. The 3-1/4" long gauge has a sleek, thin design that slips easily into a pocket or attaches to key ring. The gauge is based on common lumberyard promotional giveaways from the 1950s. The Lee Valley lumber thickness gauge sells for $8.95. Contact: Lee Valley & Veritas, 824 Proctor Ave., Odgensburg, NY 13669-2205. www.leevalley.com