Wet/dry vacuum runs cordless or corded

DeWalt’s new DC500 is the first cordless/corded portable two-gallon wet-dry vacuum designed specifically for contractors. For versatility, the DC500 runs off either a battery pack or a 120-volt AC electrical outlet. A Gore wet/dry filter from the makers of Gore-Tex products provides effective dust collection, trapping 99.7 percent of dust […]

Floodlights chase away the dark

Bull Dog Power Products’ new Silver Series includes quartz halogen floodlights that light up work sites from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet. These portable, weatherproof lights feature 500-watt high-intensity halogen bulbs and pebblefinished reflectors to diffuse light for broad coverage. Tubular steel tri-pods are heavy-duty with telescoping masts. All lamps […]

Hand-held shot blaster great for stenciling, cleaning small surfaces

The Blastrac 1-5HH hand-held shot blaster can be used for decorative concrete applications such as stenciling — and much more. The 1-5HH cleans and prepares small floor and wall surfaces, balconies and stairways, and small metal surfaces (such as weld seams). Applications of this 110V unit include cleaning and contouring, […]

Schmidt offers abrasive airblasting systems

Schmidt abrasive airblasting systems are designed to handle contractor needs for maintenance blast and paint operations as well as for the popular decorative sandblasted look or stenciled patterns in decorative concrete applications. Blasting systems feature pneumatic or electric deadman controls, optional remote abrasive cutoff for cleaning the area of abrasive, […]

PCA News: CD offers life-cycle assessments,energy analyses

The latest CD-Rom from the Portland Cement Association, “Concrete: Sustainability and the Life Cycle,” sets the record straight on the environmental characteristics of concrete and concrete materials and provides contextual results of concrete’s impact on the environment. First unveiled during the nationwide Environmental Council of Concrete Organizations (ECCO) Sustainability Road […]