March Hot Products
Titan Deck Foot Anchor
You may have always thought that the IRC insists that all decks must be supported by footings that extend below the frost depth. But that is not so if you are building a deck below a certain size area and it is not connected to a ledger. The Titan Deck Foot Anchor is a no-digging, no-cement, no-sweat solution for supporting freestanding structures like decks, shed platforms, walkways and ramps. It installs quickly with a corded electric 1/2-in. drive impact wrench (350 ft.-lbs. torque for best results). Just remove an 18-in. square portion of sod and any loose soil or organic material until you are on undisturbed soil. Lay down 3 inches of stone dust or 1/2 inch crushed gravel and compact it. Drive down the 24-in. auger until the large load plate contacts the soil, then compress the plate against the gravel by tightening the nut above it. Screw on a 4×4 or 6×6 post bracket and you’re done. A 36-in. auger is available for sandy soil where more uplift resistance is desired or for use on a slope. The footing has been load tested to support a minimum of 19,000 lbs. Because of the post saddle design, you can set beams as low as 2 inches above grade and hang joists from the beam face for very low level decks. You can also build safely up to 6 feet if you brace posts to beams. This makes for a solid structure and is an effective solution for above-ground pool decks where as many as thirty or more footings can easily be required. Learn more at www.titanbuildingproducts.com.
Ryobi Brushless 18V ONE+ Brushless Hammer Drill/Driver Kit
Ryobi introduces the first brushless power tool in their lineup with the 18-Volt ONE+ Brushless Hammer Drill/Driver Kit. With up to 750 in.-lbs. of torque, you can power through tough drilling and driving applications with ease. The included High Capacity 4Ah Lithium+ battery will not only get the most performance out of your tool, it is also compatible with all other Ryobi 18V ONE+ tools. The brushless motor provides 50 percent longer runtime and extended tool life when compared to brushed motors. The drill is 25 percent more compact than the previous model for work in tight spaces. An LED Light illuminates the work area and remains on for a time after the trigger is released. A belt clip mounts to both sides of the drill for convenience, and the MagTray magnetic holder stores screws and bits. Visit ryobitools.com.
Festool VAC SYS 57000003
Work more efficiently with the new VAC SYS System. With proven vacuum-based suction clamping, the VAC SYS provides a highly effective and ergonomic work platform for nearly any project. Effectively clamp material or a workpiece for effortless machining and finishing while protecting delicate surfaces from clamp damage. Each Clamping Module (available separately or with the VAC PMP), is equipped with a suction base that adheres to non-porous surfaces with a quick release valve, and can adapt to many surface sizes based on interchangeable Vacuum Pods (available separately). Visit www.festoolusa.com.