It’s a Bon new year

Bon Tool Co. has released a slew of new products to tempt decorative concrete contractors in 2006.

The company has expanded its line of Bullet Groovers with the addition of four new hand tools and four new walking tools. The durable, corrosion-resistant stainless steel groovers are four times more wear-resistant than bronze and provide excellent torque and tensile strength. The new walking groovers come in bit sizes that match the most popular hand tools.

A premium Stainless Steel Edger also offers excellent tensile strength and resistance to corrosion. Available in five sizes with a choice of ergonomically designed comfort grip or wood handle, the tool sports a polished, mirror-like blade.

A new Stainless Steel Edger is a more durable masonry jointer than one made from carbon steel. The corrosion-resistant tool comes with four replaceable barrels ranging in size from 1⁄2 inch to 7⁄8 inch.

A new urethane Stepliner Form gives a natural-looking stone texture to concrete steps. The rubber blend does not require a release agent. The form is 6 inches high and available in 48-inch and 72-inch lengths.

A series of new Seamless Texture Skins are lightweight urethane mats with feathered edges. They come in three square sizes — 12 inches, 36 inches and 48 inches — and four patterns: “Slate,” “Roman Slate,” “Texas Sea Shells” and “Blue Stone.”

A Urethane Tamper is coated to protect the texture mats it helps to set. The tool has a 12 inch by 12 inch base and a 50-inch fiberglass handle.

The high-strength Spread-Tex Resurfacer quickly restores and improves the look of existing concrete. Just add water and the self-binding mix is ready. It can be applied from 1⁄16-inch to 1⁄2-inch thick and is sold in five colors.

Two new patterns in Bon’s line of Plastic-Coated Paper Stencils are “Basketweave” and “Herringbone.”

Blue Steel Fresno Trowels have blades that are thinner, cheaper and more flexible than stainless steel. The 5-inch-wide blades are sold in four lengths from 24 inches to 48 inches. They are fitted with Bon’s universal mounting system to accommodate a two-hole fresno, swivel or single-post swivel bracket.

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