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Author - Sarah Hurtado

April 2020

Combination Saw Blade

16.5″ Q-Drive Blades and the Materials They Cut

We wanted to spend a little bit of time and talk about the different 16.5" Q-Drive blades we have for the IQMS362. The iQMS362 comes with this black blade as the standard; we call it our combo blade. This blade was designed to really to cut just what it sounds like, a combination of material. This is the blade we first developed. Cutting lots of different types of material - primarily concrete products, cinder block type products, pavers. We did...

February 2019

IQ Power Tools Goes Global to Germany, Australia, Sweden, Netherlands, and New Zealand

iQ Power Tools Goes Global!

iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems, announces plans for a global expansion starting Down Under… and, across the entire Atlantic. This global expansion starts with a strategic partnership with Tilers Online in Sydney, Australia. Tilers Online is a family-owned business and is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of tile, landscape and related construction supplies. With fully-stocked showrooms and a 24/7 website, Tilers Online offers fast delivery of all its products to Australia,...

September 2018

SILICA – ONE CONTRACTOR’S JOURNEY

What compels someone to care? Perhaps it’s because something has personally affected you or someone you know. Or maybe it just happens over time; then something strikes a chord in you and opens the floodgates of a desire to bring about change.  For Joel Guth, it was both. And thus, the story of his 20-year dance with silica began. The Beginning As a third-generation mason contractor, Joel had been in and around masonry his entire life. “I remember being 10 years...

September 2017

The iQ Story

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”Anonymous Such is the case with the evolution of iQ Power Tools. iQ was built upon the premise of devising solutions for problems affecting the masonry industry and, by extension, the construction industry as a whole. The iQ story begins with Joel Guth, a third-generation mason and contractor by trade. After many years in masonry and countless projects, he became frustrated by the inefficient processes that slowed the completion of jobs. At the time, masons...

April 2017

iQTS244 at Coverings 17

Success at Coverings 17!

Thank you for visiting iQ Power Tools’ booth at Coverings ’17! The fact that you took the time and spent money to attend such a relevant tradeshow demonstrates that you are a professional and committed to continuing your education about the tile industry. We can see the industry as a whole is serious about education, improvement, and embracing improved work practices and technology. Advancements in manufacturing, installation methods and products, and tools used by the professional installer were evident throughout...

March 2017

IQTS244 at TISE 2017

iQ Power Tools Makes The Cut At Covering’s 17

Coverings 2017 is approaching (April 4-9, 2017 in Orlando), and iQ Power Tools is preparing for four days of exhibiting/participating in a number of exciting events found only at this world-class exposition. Coverings is the largest ceramic tile and natural stone trade exposition in the United States, featuring exhibitors from more than 40 countries. It sets the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world... including iQ Power Tools’, iQTS244, the World’s First...

December 2016

challenges contractors face in construction industry

The Top 5 Challenges For Tile Contractors

We asked top tile contractors and installers across North America about the biggest challenges they deal with on a day-to-day basis. Here are their top five responses—and how they deal with them. 1. Increasing Sales and Revenue “First importance is first getting the job. It is obvious, but in these economic times, finding well paying work can be difficult.” 2. Creating Accurate Take-Offs, Estimates and BudgetsAs one contractor told us, “being able to properly estimate a job ties a lot...

May 2016

iQ Power Tools at Coverings 2016

Anticipation was high in the iQ Booth and on the tradeshow floor as we all prepared for The Coverings Show 2016 Chicago. At iQ, knowing we were going to unveil the newest member of the iQ Family, the iQTS244, this made attending the show all the more exciting. 9am Day 1 came up fast. We had our booth up and we were ready to experience Coverings firsthand. We were not disappointed. There were so many people to meet, beautiful tile...

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