September 2011

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MATERIALS

200_champlainGRAY GRANITE

Champlain Stone Ltd., Warrensburg, N.Y., adds Wood Creek Granite® to its line of company-quarried natural stone. The gray-blue to dark-gray granite offer patterns of white swirls and striations with occasional quartz and mica inclusions, and is quarried in Clemmons, N.Y., which (for LEED® purposes) is within 500 miles of major U.S. cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Wood Creek is available in rubble or sawn forms; its properties allows for fabrication into architectural components such as paving, sills and tiles.

Contact: Champlain Stone Ltd., 518-623-2902.

200_Diamond Black[1]NEW QUARTZ COLORS

Samsung, La Mirada, Calif., introducts two new colors next month (October 2011) for its Radianz™ line of quartz sufraces. , Diamond Black and Diamond White – a pure version of the shades – allow for a minimalistic yet elegant design in countertops and other creative surface uses, like shower walls; combining the two provides a distinguishing contrast for both residential and commercial interior surfaces projects. The diamond additions bring the total number of options in Radianz to 28 colors.

Contact: Samsung, 800-795-7177.

MACHINERY

200_1926182_CuttingGuard_OnGrinderDUST COLLECTORS/GUARDS

Makita U.S.A. Inc., La Mirada, Calif., introduces a pair of its Dust Collecting Cutting Guards for use with Makita 4-1/2” and 5” grinders. The standard guard (#192618-2) is made with cast aluminum and weighs .45 lbs, with a large lip for stable plunging; it also features a direct-connection dust port for use with most commercial vacuum hoses. The guard with shoe (#192972-4) includes tool-less depth adjustment and a large shoe for stability and accuracy. Both can be fitted to most commercial vacuum hoses for connection to a commercial-grade vacuum system.

Contact: Makita U.S.A., 800-462-5482

200_WEPA14_125_metabo5” GRINDER

Metabo Corp., West Chester, Pa., introduces the 5" WEPA14-125 quick-angle grinder with a 12.2 A motor, 1,450 watts of power, 29.2 inch-lbs of torque and a no-load speed of 10,000 rpm. The unit includes the company’s auto-balance technology that replaces a traditional backing flange with an auto-balancing flange pressed onto the spindle; ball bearings automatically offset out-of-balance conditions, reducing vibration significantly. The tool also includes the company’s VibraTech (MVT) side handle and "S-Automatic" safety slip clutch.

Contact: Metabo Corp., 800-638-2264.