Bosch X-Lock Grinders, Makita cordless rebar tying tool…just a few of the highlights of Concrete 2019

Concrete 2019 is a great platform for new innovations in the industry. And tools. Every year, we see Concrete 2019 being used by major brands to announce new innovative products. And the 2019 edition was no different. So here are a few of the highlight products unveiled at the event…

Makita rebar tying tool

This is a first for Makita, a cordless rebar tying tool enabling efficient application of rebar tie wire, eliminating manual action. The new DTR180ZK Rebar Tying tool is powered by a brushless motor, for extended runtime and increased power, and is compatible with both 14.4V and 18V Makita Lithium-Ion batteries. It can be operated by a single hand operation, in single or continuous action, allowing the other hand to remain free to adjust the position of the rebars. This tool can be used with D10, D13 and D16 rebar in varying combinations of 2, 3 and 4 pieces of rebars.

Stabila Digital Angle Finder

The Tech 700 DA digital angle finder can measure and transfer angles, function as a digital spirit level, and act as a bevel gauge. You can even lock the angle in and use it as a circular saw guide. This IP54 rated angle finder has a maximum angle range of 270º and 0.10º digital accuracy.

Makita XDT16 18V LXT Brushless Impact Driver

An easy contender for a highlight launch at Concrete 2019, the new Makita XDT16 18V LXT Brushless Impact Driver is incredibly compact and lightweight with a ton of power.

Perfect for the pro who works in both metal and wood frequently, this device boasts 1600 in-lbs of torque and 4 standard speed modes, with a programmable mode switch above the trigger. A key one we at love is Reverse Auto Stop Mode, which will loosen a nut or lug and stops immediately, so you can take it off by hand.

Bosch X-Lock Grinders and Wheels

This is exciting, a completely tool-free system that could well change the way to you swap grinder wheels. Just pull a lever in front of the motor and the wheels is free. The new wheel locks in place with an audible click and you’re ready to get back at it, without worrying about lost spanner wrenches.

Makita XWL01 cordless cutoff saw

The world’s first cordless cutoff saw, the XWL01 is t and uses two 18V LXT batteries to power its brushless motor. 14″ wheel diameter cuts up to 5″ round stock, while it’s built on the foundation of their corded models with all the bells and whistles – including completely tool-free adjustments and wheel changes.

Price: $299.99 bare, $499.99 kit

Hilti DST 20-CA Remote Control Wall Saw

This is the way ahead, saw that manages settings and gets the job done, as long as you have an unlimited budget [it starts at $54K each]. Using the wireless remote control, you punch in the information and the saw does the rest, including managing the speed, gear, and water flow.