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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 …

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 …

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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. “First importance is first getting the job. It is obvious, but in these economic times, finding well paying work can be difficult.” As one contractor told us, “being …

iQ Power Tools at Coverings 2016

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 to be admired, and new products and tools to be seen and used. iQ fell right into place within the new products category. We released the newest saw …

iQ Power Tools at HNA 2015

It was another great year at the 2015 HNA Trade Show and GIE+Expo. We were proud to be a platinum sponsor again, and have an opportunity to donate our tools at various places throughout the show. When we arrived, we quickly set up (1) iQ2000, (1) iQ1000, (2) iQ360x and (2) iQ912v to help everyone get their booths set up …

Mitigate Winter Problems With iQ Power Tools

Construction and Winter For most people with indoor jobs, winter is merely an inconvenience on the drive to work and back, but in the construction industry, winter is a major factor in running your business. It must be factored into project timelines, materials, operations, personnel efficiency and more, and if things go really bad winter can completely derail your operation. …

Dust on Your Job Site

Have You Seen This Guy on Your Job Site?

You’ve probably seen one of these guys on your job site. They’re all doing standard work tasks, but they have one thing in common: they’re letting the dust fly—and exposing themselves and others to silica dust. You may have seen it a hundred times. What you might not think about is how bad that dust really is.

How Many Pairs of Shoes Can You Buy Your Wife Using iQ Power Tools?

Dust costs your business time and money. iQ Power Tools builds concrete and masonry tools with integrated dust collection, which will save you time and money. You can use the money you save however you want, but if you’re smart, here’s how many pairs of shoes you could buy your wife by switching to iQ Power Tools.

5 Ways to Make More Money on Your Next Construction Job

There are two ways to increase profit: increase revenue or reduce costs. For contractors, making more money often means working harder and longer. But if you’re already putting in long hours, working more probably sounds like a stressful option. That leaves you with cutting costs. Don’t worry — we’re not talking about cutting corners or paying your guys less. It’s about …

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Silica Part IV: Time

What We’ve Learned In part I of this series on silica dust and the OSHA PEL, we described what a permissible exposure limit (PEL) is and the three factors that make up the OSHA PEL: air, dust and time. We also learned that exposure is calculated in terms of micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3), and we interpreted the current OSHA …

iQ to Host Silica Training Webinar with MCAA

Have you heard enough about silica over the past year? With the new proposed OSHA rule, confusing standards, studies and opinions it’s easy to get lost in all the information. As a contractor, what do you really need to know about silica? iQ Power Tools President and silica expert Joel Guth will be hosting a silica training webinar with the …

Dust is Impacting Your Contracting Business

3 Ways Dust is Killing Your Business

You let the dust fly. You know it’s a problem, but you don’t have a choice. The fact is you run a business and you have to get the job done. We know the problem, because we were contractors. And we’ve spoken with thousands of other contractors. But most of them don’t realize how much silica dust is costing them. …

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Silica Part III: How Much Dust is Too Much?

In our introduction to this series on understanding the OSHA PEL, we described what a PEL is and outlined the three factors which determine the PEL: Air, Dust and Time. Here in part III we’re going to explain the second factor: Dust. There are a few questions we need to answer about dust: How much dust is produced from cutting …

iQPC912™ Most Innovative Product at World of Concrete

Moreno Valley, California March 26, 2014 The iQ Power Tools iQPC912™ was selected as a World of Concrete Most Innovative Product (MIP) award winner. Chosen as editor’s choice in the masonry materials and equipment category, the iQ Dust Control Power Cutter was recognized for its integrated vacuum system, filter system and dust containment.

Cajun Contractor Interviews iQ Power Tools’ Paul Guth

Saturday, March 1 @ 10:30 AM Eastern / 7:30 AM Pacific.  The Cajun Contractor Michael King will interview iQ Power Tools VP of Product Development Paul Guth on Saturday. The nationally syndicated HomeTalk USA will broadcast the interview on March 1st at 10:30 AM Eastern, 7:30 AM Pacific.

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Silica Part II: The OSHA PEL in Simple Terms

In our introduction to this series on understanding the OSHA PEL, we described what a PEL is and outlined the three factors which determine the PEL: Air, Dust and Time. Here in part II of this series we explain the first factor: Air. 

“We Sold All Our Wet Saws”

Martz Masonry Crews finish their work in 2/3 of the time using the iQ360® Dust Control Table Saw, according to owner Steve Martz (estimated), while improving the finish quality of their work. The San Marcos, Ca. masonry contractor has been in business since 1995 doing driveways, hardscapes, exteriors, facades, fireplaces, barbecues, walls and terraces. “We pride ourselves on the quality …

How to Sell Yourself

Earning contracts is the lifeblood of your business. You’ve got tools, equipment, workers, expertise and experience, but none of those matter if you don’t have new work. At the same time there’s a lot of competition out there, and with any number of contractors bidding on jobs, no one is going to make it easy to secure contracts. On top …

ICPI at Hardscape North America 2013

If you are a hardscape contractor and not part of the ICPI, consider joining. ICPI is the world leader in development and dissemination of technical information for design professionals and contractors. Their leadership position is due to years of commitment and energy from more than 1,100 members. ICPI engages in a broad range of technical, marketing, educational, government relations and …

5 Questions Successful Contractors Ask Themselves

Asking the Right Questions Running a business is tough. Whether you’re the owner, GM or superintendent, you need to get the job done and you need to make money to run a successful operation. Unfortunately a lot of business owners don’t have a firm grasp on the key indicators of success. With a lot happening day-to-day it can be easy …

Milwaukee Mason Wins “War on Dust” Sweepstakes

Grand Prize iQ360® Dust Control Masonry Saw A Milwaukee Mason Matt Filter is the excited owner of a brand new iQ360® dust control masonry saw. The lucky Milwaukee, WS mason was selected as the winner of the “iQ360® War on Dust Sweepstakes,” earning him the grand prize valued at $1950. Matt has been in the masonry industry for eight years, …

3 Questions From Smart Contractors at the PC912™ Launch

Contractors, dealers and media saw the PC912™ Dust Control Power Cutter officially launched at HNA 2013 in Louisville, KY last week. Members of the media got their first look during the dealer/distributor day press conference at the iQ Power Tools indoor booth. iQ VP of Product Development Paul Guth shared product capabilities and specifications before leading the party outside for …

iQ Power Tools Increase Productivity at Angelus Block

iQ Power Tools Increase Productivity at Angelus Block

Smart Power Tools Save Time and Money Angelus Block has increased their productivity by 20%-25% by switching to iQ Power Tools. And there’s no more slurry. Founded in 1946, Angelus Block is California’s leading producer of concrete masonry units, interlocking concrete pavers, permeable pavers, decorative site wall units, and segmental planter wall units. Eight plant locations supply product for every …

iQ Introducing Dust Control Power Cutter at HNA

The iQ Power Tools PC912™ Moreno Valley, CA – iQ Power Tools will introduce the world’s first Dust Control Power Cutter at HNA 2013, the largest hardscape trade show in North America. The PC912™ is a revolutionary new tool for construction professionals. Used properly it’s capable of dry-cutting concrete and masonry products with virtually no dust, eliminating the problems caused by dust …

War on Dust iQ360® Sweepstakes

iQ Fans! We are giving away a free iQ360®! Built for contractors, by contractors, the iQ360® is the world’s first 14-inch masonry saw with fully-integrated dust collection, tested to capture 99.5% of the dust from dry-cutting. So you know: to register for the giveaway this application needs to access your Facebook account. This is simply to establish your general location …

MCAA and iQ Power Tools Announce Strategic Partnership

MCAA & iQ Power Tools iQ Power Tools is proud to announce our new strategic partnership with the Masonry Contractors Association of America, the national trade association representing mason contractors. From its inception in 1950 the MCAA has been committed to preserving and promoting the masonry industry through many channels, which today include education, advocacy, safety, recruitment and marketing. iQ Power …

Hardscape Channel Interview

Hardscape Channel sits down with Joel Guth 2012 marked the first year that we were involved in the Hardscape North America trade show. Here is an interview by Steve Jones from the Hardscape Channel and our CEO Joel Guth discussing the show, our tools and the industry. We will be a gold sponsor this year at HNA which is taking …

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A Contractor’s Story

There was a successful contractor who got a job building a new high school next to an existing middle school. His team had been working on the school and making good progress for several weeks. But as the winds started changing, dust was being blown from his job site onto the middle school next door. It became so bad that …