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Tired of the messy, germ-laden splash-back with old-fashioned toilet plungers? Take the VersaPlunge from General Pipe Cleaners!     With its patented, extremely pliable VersaFlange cone, the VersaPlunge plunger easily conforms to nearly any shaped toilet bowl opening, creating a tight seal in virtually any toilet design.     Traditional plungers, by contrast, have round ends—incompletely sealing the Read More

Prevent Mess & Splash-Back With General’sNew VersaPlunge Toilet PlungerTired of the messy, germ-laden splash-back with old-fashioned toilet plungers? Take the VersaPlunge from General Pipe Cleaners!
    With its patented, extremely pliable VersaFlange cone, the VersaPlunge plunger easily conforms to nearly any shaped toilet bowl opening, creating a tight seal in virtually any toilet design.
    Traditional plungers, by contrast, have round ends—incompletely sealing the bowl drain and producing filthy, unsanitary splash-back.
    VersaPlunge sports a convenient relief valve in the handle to minimize overflow. And its super-compressible, accordion-style bellows lets you apply extra force on stubborn stoppages.
    VersaPlunge is extremely versatile, too.
    Roll up the VersaFlange end—and make a flat bottom to clear sinks, tubs, and other drain openings. Get extra VersaPlunge plungers to handle a range of problems!
    VersaPlunge helps clear clogs faster—and keeps you, and your surroundings, clean!
    For more information, contact the Drain Brains at General at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit www.drainbrain.com/versaplunge.

Advanced sensors deliver better in-pipe images while reporting the pitch of the camera in-pipe Experience the first true data-enabled plumbing diagnostic cameras with the new line of RIDGID SeeSnake cameras powered by TruSense technology. TruSense establishes a two-way datalink path between the camera head and a connected RIDGID SeeSnake CSx series Wi-Fi enabled monitor. With Read More

Advanced sensors deliver better in-pipe images while reporting the pitch of the camera in-pipe

Experience the first true data-enabled plumbing diagnostic cameras with the new line of RIDGID SeeSnake cameras powered by TruSense technology. TruSense establishes a two-way datalink path between the camera head and a connected RIDGID SeeSnake CSx series Wi-Fi enabled monitor. With TruSense, advanced sensors on the camera head convey valuable information about the in- pipe environment.

RIDGID SeeSnake Cameras with TruSenseSeeSnake cameras with TruSense technology include a high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor that takes the next leap forward in diagnostic imaging. A common challenge faced by diagnostic professionals is being able to see far down the pipe as well as the image just in front of the camera’s lights. An HDR image sensor expands the camera’s dynamic range, allowing a greater ratio of bright and dark areas to be displayed in the same image at the same time without reducing visibility. This means fewer blown-out areas and sections of the pipe that are too dark to see, offering superior clarity and detail.

TiltSense is an on-camera inclinometer that is included on SeeSnake cameras with TruSense technology. The inclinometer measures the camera’s angle. When connected to a SeeSnake CSx series monitor, the camera can convey the camera’s degree of tilt on the monitor display—giving you a useful indicator of the pitch of the camera in-pipe.

RIDGID SeeSnake Cameras with TruSense Technology“RIDGID SeeSnake cameras are trusted for having the clearest in-pipe picture along with features that help our customers work smarter and faster,” said Tim Dunphy, RIDGID Marketing Director of Underground Technologies. “With TruSense technology, HDR sensors and TiltSense deliver the image quality and information contractors need to see.”

SeeSnake cameras with TruSense technology are available in self-leveling models, which keeps the image upright, and non self-leveling models. All RIDGID SeeSnake cameras come with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

To purchase or learn more about SeeSnake cameras with TruSense contact your local distributor, visit RIDGID.com, or call toll-free: 1-800-769-7743.

The 1,200-lumen smart light is fully controllable via Bluetooth, delivering up to 17.3 hours of work lighting on a single 18V battery   Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it’s strapped to the rafters. That’s why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting. The Bosch GLI18V-1200C 18V Connected Read More

The 1,200-lumen smart light is fully controllable via Bluetooth, delivering up to 17.3 hours of work lighting on a single 18V battery

 

Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it’s strapped to the rafters. That’s why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting. The Bosch GLI18V-1200C 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth® offers users full control over the smart light using a mobile device. Pros can now turn the light on and off remotely, dim the light to the desired brightness, put it on a timer and even check the battery – all from the free Bosch Toolbox App.

The Bosch GLI18V-1200CN is not only smart, but comes packed with features to withstand the most rugged jobsite conditions. Along with the area light’s protective roll cage, the tool’s IP64-rated cover is resistant to dust and water damage. Plus, it has five setup positions so pros can find the ideal angle to effectively illuminate a large work area.

The light produces 1,200 lumens, which is enough to illuminate dark work areas like corners or rooms. Despite its power, the GLI18V-1200C is compact enough to be a carry-along area light. It also has a fade-in function, allowing the light to slowly increase to full brightness to lessen the chances of temporary “flash blindness.”

In addition, the cordless Bosch GLI18V-1200C is a light that lasts through the day. It works with the rechargeable Bosch 18V system to provide outstanding runtime. The light intensity is adjustable, with a lower, dimmed mode setting for longer runtime – up to 17.3 hours on a CORE18V 8.0 Ah battery (not included). At 1,200 lumens, it provides 10.6 hours on the Bosch 8.0 Ah battery.

“Bosch is always looking to create a smarter, more efficient jobsite, and the new 1,200-lumen smart light does just that,” said Charlie Chiappetta, product manager, Bosch Power Tools. “Not only does the GLI18V-1200C make it easier than ever to illuminate an entire jobsite at the touch of a button, the CORE18V battery gives it enough juice to last throughout the workday, even at its brightest setting.”

The free Bosch Toolbox App, which is available at the Apple App Store® or the Google Play® Store, works with  both Android and Apple devices and allows connection to the area light from up to 100 ft. away via Bluetooth.

The Bosch GLI18V-1200C LED Area Light is a bare tool; the battery and charger are sold separately.

To learn more about the Bosch GLI18V-1200CN 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth® or to find a local dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.

The most-used tool in the toolbox just became one of the toughest. Introducing the new OLFA® MXP-L and MXP-AL Die-Cast Aluminum Utility Knives, specifically designed from one uniform piece of durable aluminum. The die-cast handles add a level of precision to the design that increases both user comfort and the knives’ rugged durability. Covering the Read More

The most-used tool in the toolbox just became one of the toughest. Introducing the new OLFA® MXP-L and MXP-AL Die-Cast Aluminum Utility Knives, specifically designed from one uniform piece of durable aluminum. The die-cast handles add a level of precision to the design that increases both user comfort and the knives’ rugged durability.

Covering the stainless steel blade channel, the die-cast aluminum knife handles feature an anti-slip grip that wraps around the back of the tool. The knives come in two variations. The MXP-L features OLFA’s classic ratchet locking mechanism, with an oversized design for greater control. It’s designed as a single piece of metal, pressure-formed for durability.

The MXP-AL features an oversized auto-locking mechanism that slides to the perfect length and stays put. Its ultra-slim profile doesn’t interfere with the grip, making it comfortable to hold in the hand. Both knives also feature a tethering hole at the end of the tool, so securing it is easy.

“The aluminum die-cast bodies of the MXP-L and MXP-AL bring a new level of lightweight durability to our lineup,” said OLFA Brand Manager Cassie Donnelly. “The oversized grip fits comfortably in your hand and the rubber wrap-around grip helps wick moisture away from the handle and maintain control of the knife. Plus, their all-metal design makes them more durable than ever before.”

Both knives feature the OLFA Ultra-Sharp Black Premium blades, which are double-honed to be 25 percent sharper than standard silver blades. This precise angle and initial sharpness delivers a super clean and smooth cut for almost any application. Plus, each blade comes with eight snap-off edges, so the knife is always sharp. Each new cutting edge is quickly accessible without a user ever having to fumble with a blade change: Simply snap off the blade for a fresh cutting edge. Changing out full blades is always quick, easy and tool free. 

OLFA® MXP-L and MXP-AL Die-Cast Aluminum Utility Knives are available in February 2019; contact your OLFA representative or call 1-800-962-OLFA (6532) for more information.

For additional product information, visit OLFA.com.

Boost jobsite productivity with the new RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, the latest high-speed drain cleaning innovation from the brand trusted by more professionals. FlexShaft machines quickly and efficiently deliver wall-to-wall clean in 1 1⁄4-inch to 4-inch residential and commercial pipes up to 70 feet. The lightweight and fully-contained FlexShaft machines are used in conjunction Read More

RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, plumbing tools, drain cleaningBoost jobsite productivity with the new RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, the latest high-speed drain cleaning innovation from the brand trusted by more professionals. FlexShaft machines quickly and efficiently deliver wall-to-wall clean in 1 1⁄4-inch to 4-inch residential and commercial pipes up to 70 feet.

The lightweight and fully-contained FlexShaft machines are used in conjunction with a full suite of specialized accessories designed for clearing grease, sludge, small tree roots and soft blockages with less mess and enhanced speed.

FlexShaft machines utilize powerhouse chain knockers that expand to the size of the pipe to quickly clear the entire circumference. The chain knockers are connected to a flexible, nylon-sheathed cable that is housed in a fully enclosed drum and powered by a cordless drill attached to the driveshaft. The FlexShaft machines are purpose-built to be a lightweight, compact solution that can be easily carried from work vehicle to jobsite with minimal strain on the body.

RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, plumbing tools, drain cleaningDesigned with efficiency and cleanliness in mind, FlexShaft machines allow for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe throughout the entire drain cleaning process for maximum efficiency. The durable, nylon sheath allows for the cable to be easily wiped clean as it is pulled from the line and its fully-contained drum limits jobsite cross-contamination.

“The FlexShaft machine is the next big thing to happen to drain cleaning, not only providing fast clearing of soft blockages, but also enhancing efficiency by allowing for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe while work is completed,” said Tim Dunphy, marketing director, Underground Technologies, RIDGID. “It’s the perfect complement to the industry’s most complete line of professional drain cleaning tools and one that every professional will want to have on their trucks.”

FlexShaft machines are backed by the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.
To purchase or learn more about FlexShaft machines or other drain cleaning solutions, contact your local distributor, visit RIDGID.com.