DRYWALL AXE This easy-to-use tool helps drywall installers complete the job faster and with more accuracy. The Drywall Axe is a time-saving 3-in- 1 cutting tool used to measure, mark and cut drywall. It has a built-in, heavy-duty measuring tape with a secure lock and guide for accurate and consistent measurements, a retractable utility blade for cutting or scoring material, and a built-in holder with a carpenter’s pencil for marking cuts (ideal for rip cuts). It weighs less than a pound, and the durable ABS head and rubberized handle maximize balance and control. As a bonus, the handle flips open to reveal a storage area with four extra blades. Simply measure with the tape, lock it in place, transfer it to your drywall (or other material), then mark, score or cut with one motion, in a straight line. With this tool you can measure once and cut once, eliminating the need to measure by hand, use messy chalk lines or straight-edges. You can also use the Drywall Axe for materials like floor tile, carpet, linoleum, wood flooring, insulation, wood paneling, plywood, ceiling tile, roof shingles and more. It’s currently available on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca, with international shipping options.
GENERAL TOOLS NEW MOISTURE METERS General Tools offers a line of feature-rich moisture meters at an affordable price. The newest introductions include the pin/pinless moisture meter, MM9 (under $50); a digital pinless moisture meter, MM8 (under $45); and a basic pin-type moisture meter, MM7 (under $35). The versatile MM9 pin/pinless moisture meter gives the user the best of both types. It can easily and quickly scan large areas of drywall or wood with the pinless pad sensor. Once moisture patches are detected, it easily converts between pin and pin- less with only the flip of the cap to expose the pin sensors for more exact moisture con- tent readings. Key features of all three include an improved ergonomic handle design that conforms to the user’s hand for a more comfortable user experience. Plus, they all feature a hi-visibility, white-on-black screen, providing easy readability from any angle—a feature that would cost up to 44 percent more on competing moisture meters. Visit www.generaltools.com.
AUTO-JIG FROM ARMOR TOOL Pocket-hole screws are a great way to make a strong wood joint fast. Setting up the pocket-hole jig, however, is usually a multi-step process, requiring you to adjust the drill guide and the bit’s collar to an exact depth based on the thickness of the workpiece. The new Armor Tool Auto-Jig is a fully automated system that self- adjusts your drill-guide setting and drill-bit collar based on the thickness of the workpiece. No more manual set- ting, measuring or adjusting. The Auto-Jig accomplishes this by housing the bit collar in the clamping jaw, so it slides up and down the stationary bit shaft as the jaw adjusts to clamp the workpiece. As the jaw adjusts, the drill guide also slides up and down to accommodate the workpiece thickness. Once the workpiece is tightly clamped, each component of the jig system is calibrated to drill an angled pocket hole to the exact depth needed. Plus, the color-coded screw system with Color-Coat technology makes it easy to match the screw size and head to the thick- ness and depth of the pocket hole, while the color coating itself offers anti-corrosive protection to your workpiece. This system is awesome. Visit armor-tool.com. – M. Weber