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Product Picks: July 2021

Each month, hundreds of products and services vie for industry attention. Here are some that our editors think will interest LBM Journal readers.

Pony Jorgensen’s new cutting rail guide

The 50″ Jorgensen cutting rail guide and 50″ cutting guide extension rail allow for up to 100″ of precise cutting. Made with heavy-duty rigid aluminum, the cutting rail guide clamps onto work surfaces and features a handle-locking mechanism and built-in ruler. The new series is best suited for use with jigsaws, circular saws, routers, and other portable power tools. ponyjorgensen.com

 

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Paradigm Estimate

Paradigm Estimate was developed to help LBM dealers create accurate construction estimates with detailed material requirements. Paradigm Estimate allows users to upload a blueprint, and the software identifies all materials required to produce a building project quote. It also identifies blueprint discrepancies to ensure consistent, more accurate quotes. Paradigm Estimate is designed to allow users to manage multiple building projects, track progress, receive alerts, and easily access materials takeoff lists. myparadigm.com

 

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Simpson Strong-Tie’s carbon FRP fabric

The new 44-oz. CSS-CUCF44F carbon FRP fabric is the latest addition to Simpson Strong-Tie’s family of Composite Strengthening Systems for the structural reinforcement and strengthening of concrete, masonry, and timber structures. Upgraded with new, flat-weave fiber technology, the 44-oz. fabric saturates as easily and quickly as lighter fabrics, which the manufacturer says significantly reduces installation time. Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) systems, created by combining carbon fabrics with a polymer material, are commonly used in concrete repair and restoration projects as a lightweight, high-strength reinforcement. The strength and performance of FRP systems have made them increasingly popular in construction and retrofit applications involving aging, damaged, or overloaded concrete structures. Simpson Strong-Tie’s flat-weave technology incorporates a fiberglass cord in the FRP fabric to allow saturant to flow around fabric bundles, improving the overall absorption of the saturant. strongtie.com/css

 

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TrueWerk women’s T2 Werkpant

Truewerk has released a line of work clothes for women including work pants, jackets, and shirts. The T2 Werkpant features technical fabrics selected to provide a broader range of stretch for every body type to create a fit that’s fitted where it should be and gives everywhere else. The fabric is developed to repel stains, rain, snow, and wind, while double-stitch seams increase durability. T2 Werkpants include seven pockets including no-snag pen and knife pockets and hip and thigh stash pockets. truewerk.com

 

CertainTeed Cedar Impressions

CertainTeed’s Cedar Impressions Double 7″ Straight Edge Perfection Shingles 3G (Third-Generation) are designed to capture the character and charm of rough-split cedar shakes with the long-lasting protection of polymer siding. Cedar Impressions is available in 22 colors, providing the versatility to design to any taste. Performance features include reinforced nail slots, a unique locking system to ensure a seamless appearance, and wind load protection. certainteed.com

 

RISE Siding

RISE Siding, from RISE Building Products, is a synthetic siding product developed to look and work just like real wood. According to the manufacturer, it is the only exterior siding product available in a 20′ length, which minimizes unsightly seams, and results in significantly less jobsite waste. RISE is available in a vertical wood grain finish, all the typical sizes needed to complete the exterior of a home, and is pre-finished in white, and seven other colors. RISE Siding is designed to outperform wood, OSB, and fiber cement products. risebuildingproducts.com

 

Tapcon concrete screw anchors

The new Tapcon Star Head recess helps eliminate bit slip during installation. With six points of contact between the bit and the anchor, the product is said to increase productivity, especially in high torque applications where Phillips bits are prone to slipping. The new Star Flat Head anchors come with a color-coded star drive bit in all large 75 pack and bucket offerings. This includes the T-25 Star bit for 3/16″ diameter and T30 for 1/4″ anchors. The Tapcon Hex Head concrete screw anchor features new underhead ribs that resist anchor spin outs and head snaps during installation. The underhead ribs are designed to limit over-torqueing of the anchor during installation, reducing re-work and increasing productivity. Tapcon’s next generation screw anchors are available in 3/16″ and 1/4″ diameters in key sizes for most concrete fastening applications from 1-1/4″ to 4″ in length. They are available in small, medium, and large pack counts along with even larger buckets. tapcon.com

 

Wolf Home Products Woodlands Collection

Part of the Wolf Trim product line, the Woodlands Collection features edge and center bead boards in four new colors designed to add a contrasting touch of warmth with a woodgrain texture. Available in the colors Ash, Cherry, Mahogany, and Silverado, the panels come tongue-and-groove for a hidden fastener installation. Due to its lightweight and high-cell density PVC, the Woodlands Collection is low-maintenance, the manufacturer says, and will not absorb moisture or swell, rot, split, or delaminate, making it ideal for a variety of climates. Each board measures 1/2″ x 6″ x 18′. No special tools are required for installation; the panels can be cut, drilled, mitered, nailed, or glued like wood. wolfhomeproducts.com

 

Bosch PROFACTOR 18V impact wrenches

The new 18V high-torque impact wrenches are built with high performance BITURBO Brushles technology, developed to deliver high power for tackling even the most brutal applications. The cordless PROFACTOR 18V 1/2″ Impact Wrench with Friction Ring and PROFACTOR 18V 3/4″ Impact Wrench with Friction Ring and Thru-Hole are designed for applications in carpentry, automotive, structural steel, industrial assembly, and more. The new impact wrenches feature BITURBO Brushless technology, a high-performance motor and drive-train system powered by CORE18V batteries. Both models are compatible and optimized for use with CORE18V 8.0ah PROFACTOR Performance and 12.0Ah PROFACTOR Exclusive batteries, and feature ergonomically designed soft grips and an onboard user interface to select between three torque/speed settings. core18v.boschtools.com

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