• Bosch breakers and rotary hammers during a rare moment of rest at the show. Most of the time someone was hammering or drilling away with them on the concrete wall behind.

    Credit: David Frane_ToTT

    Bosch breakers and rotary hammers during a rare moment of rest at the show. Most of the time someone was hammering or drilling away with them on the concrete wall behind.

Held each year in Las Vegas, this event might just be the 8th Wonder of the World.

Unless you have been to the World of Concrete, it’s hard to imagine the size and scope of the show. Everything—and we mean EVERYTHING—related to concrete (and of course, tools) is being demonstrated or on display. Want to see the latest and greatest in decorative concrete techniques? There’s a parking lot filled with artisans dying, staining, and sculpting concrete. Like looking at big trucks and machines? Go inside and walk down aisles filled with bulldozers, road surfacing equipment, and concrete trucks, pumpers, and batch plants. Interested in regular old power tools? You can see those too and probably get to try them out.

If you are into tools and equipment you owe it to yourself to go to this show at least once in your life. Instead of describing what was there this year, we’ll show you pictures of 50 cool things you could have seen at the World of Concrete.