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Cable tray cutter The ETS8 cable tray cutter is a battery-powered tool designed for cutting wire mesh cable tray. It takes the cutter 2 sec. to cut 0.191-in. diameter cable tray wires and can make about 250 cuts of this diameter wire per battery charge, according to the company. It can also cut other wires up to 5/16-in. diameter, such as a threaded rod and steel bolts. It comes with two batteries,

Cable tray cutter

The ETS8 cable tray cutter is a battery-powered tool designed for cutting wire mesh cable tray. It takes the cutter 2 sec. to cut 0.191-in. diameter cable tray wires and can make about 250 cuts of this diameter wire per battery charge, according to the company. It can also cut other wires up to 5/16-in. diameter, such as a threaded rod and steel bolts. It comes with two batteries, weighs 3 lbs, automatically retracts when a cut is complete, and features a cutting head that rotates 330°.
Greenlee, a Textron Co.
Circle 250

Multipurpose handsaw

This folding saw is designed to provide portability and the safety of a cutting edge that stashes away inside its handle. The saw features an ergonomic handle with a non-slip rubber grip and accepts all standard 6-in. reciprocating saw blades, allowing it to be used on drywall, lumber, or pipe. It is 7 in. long in its closed folded position and 11 in. long when fully opened.
Ideal Industries
Circle 251

Metal box

The Pan Deck Box is 3½ in. deep and fits snugly into ceiling pan decking troughs. This box allows offset-free piping, box entry from all four sides, and mounts with four screws in the ribs of the decking. It requires no conduit bending or strut installations and is designed to decrease material costs and installation time.
Garvin Industries
Circle 252

GFCI receptacles

The PlugTail line of wiring devices now includes GFCIs designed for commercial construction projects. This GFCI installs three times faster than conventional GFCIs, according to the company, and eliminates exposed terminals for finger-safe application. It uses the standard commercial pigtailing process to provide fast, consistent device installations and is compatible with all PlugTail connectors. PlugTail GFCIs also meet federal specification requirements, considered standard for commercial receptacles and necessary for many government projects.
Pass & Seymour/Legrand
Circle 253

Temporary box covers

WireGuard is a line of 18-gage steel reusable electrical box covers, available in five residential models — single-gang, double-gang, triple-gang, quad-gang, and round box — and four commercial models — single-gang, double-gang, gangable spacer, and round-gang. Installing one of these temporary box covers before the drywall installation can prevent damage to boxes and wires.
Circle 254

Digital sound system

CommStar is a fully integrated digital sound system featuring IT-based plug and play architecture with standard Cat. 5e cabling and RJ45 connectors. The system features the SM1 SourceMaster — a mixer/DSP processor/power supply that ports 48VDC and two-channel digital audio to as many as eight 6.5-in. high-definition dual-drive bi-amplified, high-efficiency, powered speakers. If more than eight speakers are required, the company's C1 companion power supply can allow system expansion.
Altec Lansing
Circle 255

Dimmer and fan speed controls

The Vizia collection of lighting and fan speed controls is compatible with the company's Decora devices and screwless snap-on wallplates. The control's digital circuitry enables all dimmers in the collection to be suitable for single-pole and three-way installations as well as higher-level control schemes. The control's return-to-neutral design allows devices to remain aligned whether dimmers are on or off. This control line includes incandescent, fluorescent, and low-voltage dimmers, fan speed controls, and matching and coordinating remotes for multi-location dimming.
Leviton Mfg.
Circle 256

Heavy-duty compact excavator

The Bobcat 335 compact excavator falls in the 4- to 5-metric-ton size class, but allows contractors to upgrade from a smaller excavator without needing to purchase a larger trailer or towing vehicle. The 40-hp excavator features a maximum digging depth of 11 ft 8 in. and a maximum reach of 17 ft 10 in. at ground level. It also features 5,262-lb arm breakout force and 7,892-lb bucket breakout force, and can move at 2 mph or 3.4 mph. Its rubber tracks distribute the operating weight of 9,170 lbs over a large area to lower ground pressure to 4.8 psi.
Ingersoll Rand
Circle 257


This Touchless Dimmer is a patented proximity sensor that detects the user's hand through all materials except metals. The dimmer can be placed within the wall or behind any foreground of the user's choosing. It is UL listed and fits into standard electrical wall boxes. To turn the lights on or off, the user must wave a hand in front of the plate or hold for dimming function.
Circle 258

Circuit breaker finder and receptacle tester

The CB10 AC circuit breaker finder/receptacle tester employs a variable sensitivity adjustment to pinpoint the correct 110VAC to 125VAC circuit breaker or fuse. The tester comes with a 9V battery for the receiver and features bright red and green LEDs to indicate if a receptacle is correctly wired — as well as six different receptacle tests to identify open and reversed conditions. It also features push-button GFCI testing, audible and visual circuit breaker indication, and base plug-in storage position for the transmitter/receptacle tester.
Extech Instruments
Circle 259

Exothermic molds

The CADWELD GY mold is designed to quickly complete a through connection to a ground rod. The two-piece mold makes connections in a trench in about half the time it would take with compression connections or other exothermic connections, according to the company. The mold, which uses standard L160 and L159 handle clamps, comes with a baffle mold cover to reduce emissions and extend handle clamp life.
Circle 260

Heat-shrink kit

The Sta-Kon heat shrink terminal kit comes with ring terminals and butt splices, as well as a ratchet crimp tool, wire stripper, and butane torch. The heat-shrink terminals and splices are self-insulated with heat-shrinkable, cross-linked polyolefin and an internally coated sealant. The kit includes 20 each of 22-18 AWG and 16-14 AWG butt splices, 15 each of 22-10 AWG butt splices, 20 each of 16-14 AWG No. 10 stud and 16-14 No. 8 stud heat shrink ring terminals, and 15 each of 12-10 AWG ¼-in. stud heat-shrink ring terminals.
Thomas & Betts
Circle 261

Baseboard heater

This OFM baseboard heater and optional electronic thermostat feature rounded edges and a powder paint finish at a medium gloss level. The heater's front cover is made of thick steel, and the junction box is welded to the back wrap, which also uses a heavy-gage steel to prevent the look of wear over time. The digital electronic thermostats sense temperature every 15 sec. and are capable of cycling heat 240 times an hour, providing heat without overshoot-excess in order to save energy.
Ouellet Electric Heating
Circle 262

Estimating software

IntelliBid Version 5.1 is the latest release of this electrical estimating software and includes an expanded database of more than 70,000 electrical, low-voltage, and structured cabling materials. This updated estimating software also includes tools for increasing productivity such as Takeoff All and Takeoff List features in Count Sheets, as well as an updated Bid Recap screen that allows users to work on larger jobs with multiple bids. It also comes with an automatic backup feature.
ConEst Software Systems
Circle 263

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