Rechargeable LED Light and Recip Saw
Black & Decker offers four new items. The 4V Max Snakelight rechargeable lithium flashlight has a flexible, wraparound hose and 10 energy-efficient LEDs that provide 44 lumens of light. The 4V Max Snakelight adjusts to provide a source of light where it’s needed by wrapping around equipment, bending into a tripod or a standalone shape.
Black & Decker has also added a reciprocating saw attachment to the B&D Matrix Quick Connect System, as well as two new storage cases—a durable canvas bag and an 18"x8" hard case organizer. The Matrix Quick Connect System is a modular tool system with changeable attachments to drill, cut, sand, etc. The reciprocating saw attachment is ideal for general rough cutting and pruning branches.
Price: Snakelight: $29.99; reciprocating saw: $39.99; storage bag: $24.99; storage case: $34.99. Available at many retail locations online. Contact: Black & Decker, (800) 544-6986 or www.BlackandDecker.com.
Reformulated Silicone Spray
AMSOIL Silicone Spray has recently undergone a reformulation and packaging redesign. The product provides protection where light-duty or silicone lubricants are recommended, including rubber, plastic, nylon, upholstery, vinyl, wood, cardboard and other nonmetal surfaces. Its non-staining formula can be used for waterproofing and protecting leather boots, shoes, jackets, suede and more. The spray leaves a clear, odorless film and locks out water while keeping applications free of contaminants. The new packaging has increased the number of cans available in a case. Pricing: $7.55 per 10-oz. spray can. Contact: AMSOIL, 925 Tower Ave., Superior, WI 54880; (800) 777-8491; www.amsoil.com.
LED Shop Lighting
Ultra long-lasting lighting needs less-frequent upkeep, and LED lights use less energy; both add to a business’ profitability. GEA Farm Technologies has a new Altus LED fixture that costs $133 a year to operate, compared with $246 for a six-tube fluorescent fixture and $476 for a metal halide fixture. The Altus LED Luminaire provides up to 100 lumens per watt, waterproof and corrosion-resistant construction, operating range of –40°F to 113°F, a 10-year warranty, an aluminum body with an anti-bird roost, flexible installation locations and optional automated control. The Altus LED fixture is available in 80-watt or 120-watt styles with a mounting height of 12' to 25'. For pricing, visit a local dealer. Contact: GEA Farm Technologies, (877) 973-2479 or www.gea-farmtechnologies.com/norbco/en.
ThermaCELL’s heated insoles provide continuous warmth for up to five hours or even longer when used in intervals. They feature a wireless remote and cordless battery that recharges in four hours. The insoles can be customized to fit a variety of shoe sizes from women’s 4.5 to men’s 13. The wireless remote gives the wearer fingertip operational control for medium heat (100°F), high heat (111°F) or no heat, and the remote can be attached to zippers and belts or stored inside a pocket. The remote features an uniquely coded radio frequency transmitter with a distance range of up to 7'. The ThermaCELL heated insoles are water resistant and can work interchangeably with boots, shoes and waders. Price: $129.99. Contact: ThermaCELL, (866) 753-3837 or www.thermacell.com.
- December 2013