Category Archives: World of Concrete
Just announced is Dewalt’s new vacuum that checks all the boxes for those working with Silica. It’s cordless running off the Flexvolt 60V platform, its wireless using a remote control (included) to turn on/off with any tool (not fully automatic but better than walking to the tool each time), filter cleaning mechanism is automatic so compliant with Table 1 (29 CFR 1926.1153), it has a full 125 CFM so works with 5” grinders, tuck pointers and concrete cutters, HEPA rated filter and fits into the T-Stak Storage System. Capacity is 2 gallons and includes an 8” hose plus a fleece bag for properly collecting all the silica dust. For more info check out the full Dewalt press release below.
Oh, this monster isn’t a myth. It’s the Skilsaw Super Sawsquatch! We’ve got a short demo of this portable table saw at the World of Concrete.
A massive 15A, 16-5/16″ Magnesium saw will power through anything you throw at it. It’s the biggest worm drive saw on Earth with a 6-1/4″ cutting capacity and will cut 6x with ease We were very impressed seeing this beast up close!
At the Hilti booth, we’ve got a close look at the new Hilti TE 2000-AVR. The little sister to the Hilti TE 3000, this Concrete demolition hammer is dedicated for floor work with exceptionally low weight & low vibrations. This hammer is ideal for 4″ – 6″ of concrete for a more controlled break. If you’re hauling around a big ol’ heavy hammer to break smaller slabs, stop doing that. It isn’t worth the fatigue and exhausting transport. (more…)
Walking around the World of Concrete, it’s impossible to walk by this little guy without stopping to admire! We took a close look at the PC6004EC Highway Grinder and it truly is amazing. Designed for high production grinding/profiling of concrete and asphalt pavements. This 75,000lb (full water) tank cuts 50″ wide at a low 1315 RPM and a high 1900 RPM.
This kind of size and production requires 2 motors. The main engine, attached directly to the head, is a huge turbocharged 630HP diesel. Also, the Auxiliary turbocharged 148HP diesel engine located in the front, operates the hydraulics and drive. There are probably only a handful of people in the country that’ll ever buy one of these units but for us it is more about knowing Diamond Products is very serious about concrete cutting and grinding. They bring this same level of expertise to their smaller walk-behind saws and handheld saws as well.
What an amazing display from Makita at the World of Concrete. This is the place where power is defined and why Makita is one of power tools’ leading brands.
We posted this video and received feedback that we can hopefully clear up here. The current Dewalt Flexvolt SDS-MAX in this video is 1-9/16″ with 6.1 JOULES. This new Makita XRH07ZKU ($599,bare) is 11.4 JOULES so off the specs alone these results should be in-line. It’s worth mentioning that Dewalt acknowledges these specs and is planning to release another Flexvolt SDS-MAX hammer later this year that will likely be equal or greater (see our Dewalt WOC post). (more…)
We of course stopped by the yellow booth at World of Concrete and they had a lot to show off this year. Dewalt is really going after the concrete market with several new products aimed at silica dust collection as well as expanding their Flexvolt cordless offering with some heavy duty tools that can now outperform their corded counter parts.
One of the tools we came to the WOC show to actually try out was the Dewalt Flexvolt 9” Concrete Saw DCS690, we first got a look at it last November at the STAFDA show however they would not let us fire it up inside the clean convention hall. Very impressive unit for going cordless, add one of those backpack water tanks and you could be very dangerous.
Last week was World of Concrete and if you’ve ever been to the show you know there is a ton to see! We are going to spend the next few days breaking down some of the top tool manufacturers starting with our friends at Bosch Power Tools. Some pretty exciting stuff coming in 2018 from Blue team including new lasers, GPS tracking on their tools and more cordless technology.
Outdoor Distance Measuring Laser GLM400 ($229) & GLM400CL ($299, Lithium Pack) these lasers are a first of their kind with a build in camera to see where that laser point is even in outdoor light and/or a further distances. Packed with features we expect these to be available late spring / early summer. (more…)
In 2017 we say a lot of excitement around the new OSHA Silica Dust regulations which we think is a great move forward for everyone’s safety. Silicosis is serious business but it does not necessarily need to be a complex or costly solution. The new Milwaukee DUST TRAP employs the K.I.S.S. method, keep it simple stupid. For $19 the 48-03-3035 Drill Shroud is a universal fit to most rotary drills and does not require a vacuum. Because concrete drilling does not generate significant silica dust like cutting or grinding application might simply by containing the debris in the “DUST TRAP” this attachment can meet the objective data requirements (***Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) to 50 µg/m3 over an 8-hour period).
When it comes to professional concrete cutting and drilling the team at Diamond Products leads the way in many categories, from Concrete Core Bits, Walk Behind Concrete Saws, Diamond Blades and of course Core Drilling Rigs. The Diamond Products Core Bore name is who the pros call any size coring jobs, up to 60″+ diameter no problem. For 2” to 14” coring the Milwaukee Core Motors have been the standard for many years, relatively unchanged these 2 speed motors are real workhorses and you can find them mounted on any number of rigs from Core Bore as well as many other rig manufacturers. Diamond Products is launching two new Core Bore motors which look to change the game in core rigs with the CB733 (3 speed, 115v) and CB744 (4 speed, 220V). (more…)