June 29, 2005 – East Greenwich, RI
– BOSTITCH announced today the launch of its new PROZHOZE™,
an innovative lightweight air hose engineered to improve maneuverability
and performance. Senior Global Product Manager Gary Blanchette
“This product is a perfect example of why every manufacturer
should take field research seriously. We put our end-users in
the driver’s seat and they told us exactly what to design …
a lighter air hose that glides around jobsite materials instead
of sticking to them.”
The revolutionary design of PROZHOZE™ delivers unmatched maneuverability
without the all too frequent interruption of stuck or tangled hoses.
Its raised rib geometry (patent pending) works in tandem with the
hose’s lubricity to slide around baseboards, up staircases,
and over cabinetry.
BOSTITCH engineers didn’t stop there; PROZHOZE is 50% lighter
than competitive hoses to lessen the load during overhead applications
and prolonged use. Moreover, its rugged polyurethane construction
is both chemical resistant as well as abrasion/puncture resistant.
The non-marring PROZHOZE™ touts superior flexibility in extreme
weather conditions. In fact, lab tests revealed that it maintains
its flexibility between -40° and 180° Fahrenheit. The high-visibility
safety yellow hose is translucent to provide a clear view of airline
Its unique snap-fit strain relief supports the hose where it needs
reinforcement most – at the fitting connection point –
to extend hose life and reduce repair cost. If the hose requires
repair, BOSTITCH features reusable fittings so the user can perform
field repairs in three simple steps. They are as follows: (1) unscrew
the fitting; (2) cut hose to the appropriate length; and (3) insert
the fitting into the hose and tighten. If the hose is damaged down
towards the middle, BOSTITCH offers mending kits for reclaiming
the hose with a two-way compression fitting with streamlined edges
for snag-free routing throughout the jobsite.
All hose configurations are currently available
on the market. The 1/4" PROZHOZE™, which is ideal for
roofing and trim applications, is sold in 50' lengths (model PRO-1450
sells for an approximate retail price of $39.99) as well as 100'
lengths (model number PRO-14100 sells for an approximate retail
price of $79.99). The 3/8" PROZHOZE™, which is ideal
for framing applications, is sold in 50' lengths (PRO-3850 sells
for an approximate retail price of $59.99) as well as 100' lengths
(PRO - 38100 sells for an approximate retail price of $99.99). Available
accessories include a mending kit for the 1/4" PROZHOZE™
(model number PRO-14REPAIR) and the mending kit for the 3/8"
PROZHOZE™ (the model PRO-38REPAIR). Both kits are expected
to sell for approximately $9.99.