August 2011

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MATERIALS

200_Zodiaq_newQUARTZ COLLECTION
DuPont Building Innovations, Wilmington, Del., offers five new colors in its Zodiaq® line for 2011: Coarse Pepper, with white veining through grays and reflective black flecks; Caraway, an almond with waves of cinnamon and ginger-root flecks; Poppy Seed, a deep gray with peppery charred flecks; Chicory, with grays and taupes dotted with sea-salt-like flecks; and Sage, a browned rosemary with anise/vanilla-bean flecks.
The company also makes three popular colors – Antique Pearl, Vela Brown and Abyss Black – available in Zodiaq’s lowest-price category.
Contact: DuPont, 877-229-3935.

EQUIPMENT

200_VERSA CUT bladeDIAMOND BLADE
Husqvarna Construction Products, Olathe, Kan., introduces the Husqvarna Versa-Cut, with alternating turbo segments with a total height of .4” (.3” diamond depth, .1” segment base. The blade can cut a variety of hard materials, including granite, masonry and ceramic tile; it’s available in diameters of 12”, 14” and 16”.
Contact: Husqvarna Construction Products, 913-928-1000.



200_image003GRINDING PAD
Applied Diamond Tools, Chesterfield, Mo., introduces a 4” vacuum-brazed diamond grinding pad for creating a small radius by hand, smoothing out cuts, and removing materials where necessary. The 30-grit pad is attached with quick-change Velcro® to a semi-rigid rubber backer for absorbing noise and vibration. The pad is designed to be used wet, with an optimal speed of 4,000-5,000rpm.
Contact: Applied Diamond Tools, 800-980-7808.



200_Mid Rail Side View 2 Heads hrLARGE WATERJET
Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., introduces the Mid Rail Gantry Model MR513 waterjet, capable of processing material up to 5’ X 13’. The three-axes machine comes standard with one cutting head, with an option to add a second. Jet Edge intensifier pumps are available from 25 HP-280 HP in electric and diesel models; the unit also includes a industrial PC controller with the ability to program all three axes.
Contact: Jet Edge Inc., 800-538-3343.