As we approach 2020, it is essential to stay current with the construction industry’s technology trends. New construction tools are appearing on the market at a rapid pace because of the continuing demand for construction and investment in technological advancement. Safety, designs, and materials are continually evolving; it can be difficult for businesses to know when to adopt new tools, but now is the time to stay competitive.
The construction industry requires durable and dependable commercial-grade building and construction tools and equipment to get the job done right. Time is valuable, and the last thing contractors need is delays caused by faulty and obsolete construction tools. Every construction worker should be adequately equipped with the best construction tools that can accomplish the most basic and even the most complex tasks on a construction project. Here is a list of new construction tools to use for 2020!
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Blade Height Adjustment
Mag Shims from Fast Cap created a device to simplify the setting of the blade height, and fence spacing for your table saw. For use, you simply stick the magnetic shims together to set the depth for the drilling process. Previously, construction workers would have to use wood blocks to set the cutting depth for the table saw. What’s even better is that you can attach the magnet to the backside of the fence so you won’t misplace it.
Cordless Track Saw
When working alone, it is almost impossible to break down heavy sheet-goods on a table saw. A standard track saw can deliver cabinet saw results on any job, but now the cordless track saw is even more portable. The FESTOOL TSC 55 is a cordless saw that includes a collection bag that collects up to 90% of the dust. On one single charge, the cordless track saw can cut through 100 meters of sheet goods, and you can use it wherever, whenever.
The Bosch Freak is a half wrench, half driver, all in one. This tool can handle both standard hex bits as well as sockets. This tool is versatile because it switches from screws to bolts. In addition to its versatility, it is cordless, so no restriction on where you use it. It also has an LED light system that lights up the work area. This impact wrench and strong driver have a variable-speed trigger that provides accurate driving speed.
DeWalt’s battery adapter allows 18V tools to run on powerful 20V Lithium-Ion batteries. How this works: the adapter slides into the tool and the battery links to the adapter. This adapter is beneficial because lithium batteries are low maintenance, have a high energy density, and the ability to discharge by itself.
California Air Tools 8010A is designed to be the quietest air compressor because it’s measured at 60 decibels of sound. Air compressors are vital in the construction industry because they are power many tools for building, such as grinders, jackhammers, and sanders. Air compressors pump high-pressure air to fill gas cylinders, to supply divers, to help in powering pneumatic HVAC control systems, and to power pneumatic tool.
Ridgid Tubing Cutter
This cutting wheel tool is spring-loaded, so adjustment isn’t necessary as you spin the cutter. The quick adjustments save valuable time. Ridgid’s new construction tool has a “C” style tubing cutter that is used for close-quarter, and it can cut through ½ inch and ¾ inch tubing.
5-in One Drill/Driver
The Bosch Max FlexiClick 5-in-1 Drill/Driver System is one tool with five attachments. It can take on tasks of drilling, screw-driving, offset-driving close to edges, and right angle-drilling/driving. Bosch created another new construction tool that can be beneficial for smaller projects in 2020. This tool can be a great option to use at the end of a project, to punch off the punch lists.
It is crucial to stay current on new technological trends in the construction industry. The advancements in technology can increase productivity and save precious time. Over time, trends change, and tools will be outdated, and new ones are invented to benefit the worker.