One of the roles we work carefully to fill is that of supplier of new product information. Over the past 12 months, we have brought you information on hundreds of products to help you keep abreast of new technologies and interesting products that may benefit your business.
Part of our process includes monitoring what items our readers are inquiring about, so we can better understand the types of things that are of interest to you. And this year we are sharing some of that information with you in the form of our Top 25 Products feature. It is based on reader responses, so these products were chosen by you. There were so many good products, that a lot of ties were produced, and rather than confusing you with ranking, we have listed the top 25 (actually 30 because of ties) products here in alphabetical order. We hope this recap allows you an opportunity to review supplier offerings and catch up on anything you missed.
The new Anver Corp. HC108D Seam Alignment tool held readers' interest in 2006. The tool consists of two hand suction cups for picking up nonporous surfaces and features a removable turnbuckle assembly for turning them together. Once the two surfaces have been positioned, the ratcheting turnbuckle can be bolted in place for setting the seam and has a reversing gear for quick release. It provides over 300lbs. of side pull capacity at a 4:1 safety factor. Please Circle 81 on Reader Response Card
Chemical Concepts' No-Drill Adjustable Dishwasher Mount was given considerable attention this year. It permits easy installation of dishwashers to solid surface, quartz and natural stone surfaces without precise placement of the fastener. Using bonding techniques, this dishwasher mount eliminates the need to drill and the possibility of waste from damaging or cracking the countertop, and from misalignment. Please Circle 82 on Reader Response Card
Clarke Satin Sinks come in a host of attractive colors and styles in self-rimming and undercounter applications. They are crafted from an acrylic composite that is thicker than standard acrylic, creating an extra-durable and extra-quiet basin. Their nonporous surface repels stains and eliminates hiding places for germs. The durable construction resists chips, abrasions and high temperatures. They have extra-deep bowls and near vertical sidewalls to provide more sink in less space. The sinks carry a limited lifetime warranty. Please Circle 83 on Reader Response Card
Degree Stone Care Inc. made the top products list by offering a system designed to simplify the process of cleaning, protecting and maintaining natural stone surfaces. The product line and its technically advanced formulas allow for the safe and simple care of all your natural stone installations. Many products offer minimal maintenance often requiring only a one- or two-step process to ensure long-term protection. They are biodegradable, give off no fumes and are nontoxic. Please Circle 84 on Reader Response Card
Eos Surfaces made the list with its line of three solid surface sinks and one vanity bowl that are designed to serve as the perfect complement to any countertop installation. All of these sinks are available in three colors. Please Circle 85 on Reader Response Card
With the importance of simplicity on its side, EzCNC made the list, offering a full line of CNC routers, plasma cutters and entry level waterjets. EzCNC routers feature EzCAM software that was developed with the novice user in mind. The uncomplicated software is easy to master, and most can learn to run the machine in less than an hour. The routers are shipped fully assembled and are a turnkey, with everything needed to start cutting included. Please Circle 86 on Reader Response Card
The Festool 5-in. Rotex RO 125 and brand-new 6-in. Rotex RO150 FEQ put dual-mode, triple-function performance into one lightweight package. These sanders are suitable for coarse sanding and grinding in rotary orbital mode, removing stock three times faster than direct-drive eccentric sanders; fine sanding in random orbital mode and polishing with a polishing pad in rotary orbital mode. They feature tool-less pad change, integrated dust extraction, variable speed, double-sealed gear housing and sealed bearings, and exceptional ergonomics. Please Circle 87 on Reader Response Card