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Bar code tracker — Dynamic Systems
Dynamic Systems Inc., a Redmond, Wash., software developer, offers a new low-cost tool manager program based on bar code technology. Basic Tool Manager is targeted for contractors who want to reduce the loss of tools and save time tracking down tools for the jobs. If it requires one minute to check a tool out or in, and if the staff spends even 20 minutes a day searching for tools, the overhead savings is dramatic. Customers see a typical payback for the Tool Manager in three to four months, the company says.

In business since 1981, DSI provides bar code systems to the construction industry, including a tool management system, maintenance scheduler, inventory control, time, attendance and job costing.

Miter saw stand — Makita
A new jobsite miter saw stand adjusts to five positions with a spring-loaded mechanism for easy set up. It has a large platform base and material support extensions with feed roller to support long crown molding. Shown with the new LS1016L miter saw, it is engineered to fit most Makita miter saws.

Roof venting — Trimline
Trimline Tri-Vent Rolled Vent, from Trimline Building Products, solves exhaust and intake challenges: off-peak exhaust, lower intake or shed (clerestory) applications. The vent also works on flat or barrel tile roof applications for lower eave intake. Trimline Tri-Vent 20-foot roll offers installation and labor savings by unrolling in seconds for quick and easy installation. Trimline Tri-Vent allows roofing contractors to install both the intake and exhaust for a completely balanced ventilation system.

Continuous hinge — Special-Lite
A new Special-Lite SL-120 Continuous Hinge provides a simple, easy-to-install solution to compensate for out-of-plumb jambs in new construction and door replacement. The SL-120 compensates  when rough openings or existing framing are not perfectly square. With adjustability of up to 1/8-inch in either direction or opposite directions top to bottom, the hinge allows Special-Lite flush doors to hang properly, even in imperfect openings.

The SL-120 has survived abusive testing beyond 3 million cycles, matching the durability of Special-Lite flush doors. The Special-Lite hinges are covered by the same 10-year warranty as the Special-Lite doors. The hinge is available with standard Class 1 anodized finishes in clear and dark bronze, with optional colors available. Hinge caps can be painted to match door or frame colors.

Truck covers, accessories — DiamondBack
DiamondBack Truck Covers, known for their tough and functional tonneau covers and accessories for pickup trucks, has created a new line of products for the Kubota RTV and the John Deere Gator.  The new brand, DiamondBack UTV Accessories, provides protection and increased functionality while still enhancing the vehicle’s style.

Products include bed covers for the RTV or Gator, which will allow for lockable storage and the ability to tie down up to 250 lbs on top of the covers.  Additional products include roofs, floor mats, bumpers, arm guards and rear bed racks.

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