10 Tools Every Contractor Will Love

June 2019
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Maybe you already have all the tools you need. Your inventory is topped out and you couldn’t possibly use one more tool for your construction business.

Haha – just kidding! We all know a toolbox is never complete.

These 10 tools will be great for your construction business and you’ll love using them:

  1. RAKO Magnetic Wrap
  2. Rockwell Blade Runner X2
  3. Hammerhead 4 Volt Rechargeable Screwdriver
  4. Dewalt Concrete Nailer
  5. Crescent Connect Modular Clamp System
  6. SocketPro
  7. Festool EC-TEC Brushless Sander
  8. CLC Handyman Gloves
  9. Makita Rebar Tying Tool
  10. Mobile Printer EBS-260 Handjet

10 Construction Tools Every Contractor Will Love

1. RAKO Magnetic Wrap

With 10 strong magnets embedded in each wristband, you can save time with this 'third hand' that helps hold your small nails, bolts, washers, screws, and drill bits.

Durable and lightweight, the RAKO Magnetic Wrap is made of 100% nylon fabric that is both soft and breathable with a padded mesh interior and adjusts to most sizes.

Don't want to wear it around your wrist? No problem. Just wrap it around your tool belt for easy access to the small hardware you need easy access to so that you can get the job done.

2. Rockwell Blade Runner X2

Set this portable tabletop saw up in seconds to cut plastic, wood, tile, metal, or aluminum.

With onboard storage for rip fence, blades, and miter gauge, the Bladerunner has a dedicated steel rip fence with large scale for greater accuracy.

Easy to carry, the Rockwell Bladerunner X2 weighs less than 15 pounds and is easy to use. Change out blades without the need for tools, it is compatible with any 4 inch t-shard jigsaw blades.

3. Hammerhead 4 Volt Rechargeable Screwdriver

It might be faster to list what this little powerhouse tool can’t do.

With a built-in Circuit Sensor, you won’t have to guess at whether or not the correct breaker has been switched off or touch a wire to determine if it’s live. Just hold the Hammerhead 4 Volt Rechargeable Screwdriver up to one inch away from outlets, cords, fixtures, or switches and the Circuit Sensor Technology will notify you with a light and sound to warn you of electrical charge.

Including an LED work light that illuminates your work area when the screwdriver is activated, you will be able to clearly see what you are doing. With an integrated wire bender and wire stripper, this little tool will be a big help to you.

4. DEWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless Concrete Nailer Kit

With no need for fuel cells, the DEWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless gas-free Concrete Nailer Kit provides a powerful and consistent alternative with application speed that is comparable to a gas-fueled driver. Operating on the DEWALT 20V MAX battery platform, the variable power settings allow for fine adjustment and substrate versatility.

Driver blades are field-serviceable means you'll reduce downtime and onboard diagnostics are easy to read on the LED illuminated work surface. A brushless motor extends runtime at 600 shots per charge.

5. Crescent Connect Modular Clamp System

Featuring 500 pounds clamp force, pipe grip, removable extra large pads, and twin lock accessory, Crescent Connect Clamps is the ideal clamping system for a myriad of job applications.

A quick release clamp makes them equally useful as a spreader tool for a range of applications.

Making it simple to create the clamping system that is helpful for each individual job, Crescent Connect Clamps come standard with a connection that not only makes it easy to quickly attach clamps but also offers 360° rotation capabilities.

6. SocketPro

An award-winning patented adjustable socket, SocketPro is designed to not only add extra functions that aren't available from traditional sockets but also to reduce the need for keeping multiple sockets on hand.

Handling much higher loads than other adjustable tools, the SocketPro maintains equal and even force on all sides of any fastener, thereby preventing rounded corners.

Able to grip and remove damaged and rusty nuts and bolts with ease, the SocketPro replaces over 30 sockets ranging from 3/8" to 3/4" and 10mm to 19mm.

7. Festool EC-TEC Brushless Sander

Providing the performance of an air sander without the bulk and expense of an air system, the Festool EC-TEC Brushless Sander is equipped with Jetstream dust extraction as well as electronic active vibration stop plus much more.

The compact design features an ergonomic grip, offering you greater flexibly with less fatigue.

The EC TEC brushless motors deliver a powerful, constant stream of performance while the dust extraction is efficiently designed to seamlessly integrate into the Festool sanding system.

8. CLC Handyman Gloves

Gone are the days of having to take off work gloves to swipe your screen.

Featuring three touch screen fingertips which allow you to use a smartphone or tablet without removing your gloves, CLC Handyman Gloves are padded both in the knuckles and palms for protection that is comfortable to wear.

The elastic cuff design features a textured pull-on tab for easy on and off, while the textured fingertips add extra abrasion resistance.

Available in all sizes, for women and men, alike.

9. Makita Rebar Tying Tool

With a tying capacity of up to 5,300 ties of #3 x #3 diameter rebar, Makita’s 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Rebar Tying Tool delivers a cordless tying solution for rebar and steel rods.

Featuring two modes of operation – single or continuous – the BL Brushless Motor has a longer life than standard motors, running cooler and more efficiently.

Digitally adjust tying strength to match various tension strength requirements and utilize the easy-load wire reel design with an automatic locking mechanism to make your job a breeze.

10. Mobile Printer EBS-260 Handjet

Perfect for making porous, semi-porous, and non-porous substrates, the Hand-Held Printer EBS-260 prints high-resolution alphanumeric text, logos, barcodes, and more.

Equipped with a built-in counter for marking the date and time, this compact, portable, and lightweight hand-held printer is efficient and easy to use.

Choose USB, Bluetooth, or even WIFI to communicate with the Hand-Held Printer EBS-260 and install the easy to use cleaning cartridge for near-effortless cleanup and maintenance.

Tell us, which of these tools just made it to your wish list?

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