Tajima is a brand that metal roofers trust for high-quality and competitively-priced tools. Keep reading for some background on Tajima and the best selection of tools for your next roofing project.
The Tajima brand is owned by TJM Design Corporation, formerly known as Tajima Tool Corporation. TJM was founded in Japan in 1909 as an industry manufacturer of steel tape rules. Since then, Tajima has expanded to become the largest manufacturer in Japan of professional-grade tools with facilities all over the world and sold through distributors like AMSI.
Tajima prioritizes “excellence in design, in the selection of materials, and in the production and quality control processes [resulting in] a line of tools that offers exceptional features and function at a high level of quality rarely seen in today’s industry.” Metal roofers all over the world trust Tajima specialty tools and superior roofing products to secure sheets of metal for standing seam metal roof longevity.
Tajima Metal Roofing Products
Tajima offers a wide array of high-quality tools for all of your roofing project needs, but here are some of our favorite featured products:
Convoy Plus II
You need a precise and easy-to-use caulking gun to secure metal-to-metal building panels on standing seam metal roofs. Caulking sealants prevent leaks that compromise the longevity of a roof, so it is crucial to use a tool that you trust.
The Convoy Plus II rotary caulking gun is perfect for roofing sealant jobs because it can handle soft or hard materials. For soft sealants, simply load up the gun and press up to release the sealant in a fine line. For harder and thicker sealants, press the down position for thrust force to be increased by 40% with a four-point system that strengthens the thrust of the plunger. This versatility makes sealing jobs easy, even with hard materials that are generally harder to manipulate.
The Tajima Convoy Plus II also has a non-slip handle for precision and a smooth and dependable Twin-Thrust dispensing system with an Automatic Flow-Stop system for even the trickiest beads of sealant. This caulking gun has 360-degree rotating handles and a conveniently located seal puncture pin, too.
The Convoy Plus II comes in two different sizes depending on your project needs:
- Convoy Plus II, rotary caulk gun, 30 fl. oz./900ml
- Convoy Plus II, rotary caulk gun, 10 fl. oz./300ml
Both guns have a special heat-treated, hardened steel shaft and thrust plates ensure even dispensing. These caulking guns make the perfect pair to a variety of sealants, but we recommend Titebond gun-grade sealant for a strong string of sealant to lock pipe boots for leak-proof, metal roof longevity.
SLANT™ 100 dual-scale rotary pitch/angle meter
The SLANT™ 100 dual-scale rotary pitch/angle meter is fast, reliable, and easy to use. To measure an angle or pitch, simply place the bottom of the tool in line with the surface that you want to measure and rotate the red thumb screw knob until the bubble in the vial is centered between the meter alignment lines. Once the bubble is centered, you can read and record the angle or pitch calibration. For a downward slope, simply invert the pitch/angle meter.
This tool is the perfect method for single-handedly measuring, setting, or replicating a pitch or angle and it has a strong, durable aluminum frame. Use the SLANT™ 100 dual-scale rotary pitch/angle meter tool to measure angles between 0 to 130-degrees with a perfect +/- accuracy of 1-degree.
SLANT™ AL200 dual-scale rotary pitch/angle meter, magnetic base
The SLANT™ AL200 dual-scale rotary pitch/angle meter has all of the same capacities as the SLANT™ 100 dual-scale rotary pitch/angle meter, but it also has a magnetic base. Use this magnetic base feature to secure the tool to another magnetic surface to measure, set, or replicate a pitch or angle hands-free.
You can also use the SLANT™ AL200 dual-scale rotary pitch/angle meter by simply placing the bottom of the tool in line with the surface that you want to measure and rotating the blue thumb screw knob until the bubble in the vial is centered between the meter alignment lines. Once the bubble is centered, you can read and record the angle or pitch calibration. For a downward slope, invert the pitch/angle meter.
The SLANT™ AL200 dual-scale rotary pitch/angle meter also has a 0 to 130-degree range of measurement with a +/- accuracy of 1-degree and it comes with a handy conversion chart and graphs for ease of use.