Home > Products > Top Shelf: March 2006 Products Posted on: March 08, 2006 Top Shelf: March 2006 The Latest and Greatest Building Products By Nigel F. Maynard For more product information, visit ebuild, Hanley Wood's interactive product catalog, at www.builderonline.com or www.ebuild.com. Lock BoxJOBSITE THEFT IS STILL ON THE RISE, SO MANUFACTURERS CONTINUE TO OFFER WAYS TO help combat the problem. The latest offering is the Weather Guard steel box. Available in white or black, the unit has a retracting lock that offers tamper resistance and an internal torque ring that eliminates keyhole break-ins, the company says. It has one-touch opening and a powder-coat finish for weather resistance. Cost: $350 to $712. Knaack Manufacturing Co. 800-456-7865. www.weatherguard.com. Circle no. 101. Gun ItTHE PC-12 CORDLESS AUTOFEED SCREW gun is designed to make drywall installation easy, the manufacturer says. It is lightweight and has an ergonomic design that allows users to make quick work out of large projects, the company adds. The tool runs 1-inch to 2-inch fasteners, with 600 to 900 screws per charge. Cost: $239. PAM Fastening Technology. 704-394-3141. www.pamfast.com. Circle no. 102. Sinking FeelingTHE LINEA SERIES SINK HAS A STREAMLINED design that is ideal for buyers who like mid-century modern design, the company says. Made from 18-gauge stainless steel, the sink measures 33 inches wide and 20 inches from front to back. It comes standard with a hand-polished finish and extra-deep bowls. Sound-deadening panels absorb noise. Cost: $1,195. Teka Products. 800-419-9344. www.tekausa.com. Circle no. 103. Light ShowTERRA-LUME OFFERS A COOL ALTERNATIVE TO standard landscape lighting. An excellent solution for lighting pathways, driveways, or anywhere ground-level illumination is important, the system consists of an extruded aluminum track that houses 25,000-hour rope lights. It can withstand heavy vehicle traffic, the company says, and can be painted to match existing concrete. Cost: $26.13 for a 4-foot aluminum track section and $3.80 for a 4-foot rope section. LaneLight Systems. 713-303-4676. www.lanelight.net. Circle no. 104. Window WallACCURATELY FORMING A WINDOW OPENING IN A POURED foundation can be time-consuming and tricky: If the frame is set incorrectly, the window will not operate. The manufacturer says the Series 400 poured basement window system saves time and increases accuracy. The two-piece system has a wood-reinforced frame that maintains its integrity during the pour. Once the foundation has dried, the wood reinforcements are removed and the window is inserted into the frame. The system comes in three sizes. Cost: $99 for the 32-inch-by-15-inch window. Silver Line Windows. 732-937-5800. www.silverlinewindows.com. Circle no. 105. Vise SquadTHE STANDARD VISE-GRIP, A FIXTURE IN EVERY TOOL-BOX for years, has been updated. The new FastRelease tool offers easier opening—twice as fast as old models, the manufacturer says. Moreover, the no-trigger design means there's more room to accommodate larger hands. Cost: $9.50 to $26.50. Irwin Industrial Tool Co. 800-464-7946. www.irwin.com. Circle no. 106.