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Stationary Power Tools

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    Bosch X5L Full-Head Carbide Bits

    Rebar is the bane of concrete drilling, capable of stopping a bit dead in its tracks.

     
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    DeWalt DWM120 Portable Band Saw

    Most portable band saws have a cut capacity of 4 3/4 inches, but DeWalt's new DWM120 can handle pipe up to 5 inches.

     
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    Ridgid R3030 Recip Saw

    Ridgid recently added a one-handed recip saw to its Fuego line of power tools.

     
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    Ridgid Commercial-Duty Pressure Washers

    Ridgid offers two new pressure washers built with Subaru engines and Cat pumps — components the company considers commercial-duty.

     
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    Milwaukee 6477-20 Wormdrive Saw

    None of my power tools gets used more than my wormdrive saw.

     
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    Ridgid R250AF18 Finish Nailer

    Ridgid's new R250AF18 15-gauge finish nailer runs on a compact 18-volt lithium ion battery pack and weighs 2 pounds less than the competition, says Ridgid.

     
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    Stanley-Bostitch CPACK300 Combination Kit

    Bostitch's CPACK300 combination kit packages three finish tools with a 6-gallon oil-free pancake compressor and a hose.

     
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    Hitachi Nailers and Staplers

    Hitachi has entered the floor-fastening market with five new nailers and staplers.

     
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    Festool T12+3 and T15+3 Cordless Drill/Drivers

    Festool's T12+3 and T15+3 cordless drill/drivers feature brushless motors and unique electronic clutch controls that change the motor speed and disengage the motor at a preset torque limit.

     
  • Lobo Products Bib Bob T-Post Driver/Puller

    Putting a temporary fence around your job site can mean pounding in a lot of T-posts.

     
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    Milwaukee M12 Hackzall

    I've been using the Milwaukee 2420-22 Hackzall kit in my remodeling and deck-building business since late last summer.

     
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    Porter-Cable 371 Compact Belt Sander

    There are few things more satisfying than scribing a piece of trim and having it fit perfectly on the first try. Porter-Cable's 371 belt sander should make such precision scribing a lot easier.

     
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    Canadian Flexi Drills Drill Bits

    If you don't have the right tools, fishing wires can be the ultimate exercise in frustration.

     
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    Milwaukee Model 2601-22 Cordless Drill

    There's a lot to like about Milwaukee's newest compact cordless drill, model 2601-22.

     
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    DeWalt DC927KL Hammer Drill

    DeWalt says its new 18-volt nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries can endure 2,000 charging cycles.

     
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    Metabo PowerGrip II Cordless Drill

    A conventional-sized cordless drill is a bit much for tasks like installing cabinet doors and electrical devices; a better option would be a cordless screwdriver such as Metabo's palm-sized PowerGrip II.

     
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    Makita BVR450 and BVR850 Vibrators

    Bug holes and honeycombing in your concrete work compromise strength and can lead to questions from inspectors.

     
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    Paslode PowerFramer 350S

    Paslode has given its new nailer — the PowerFramer 350S — a whole new design.

     
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    Milwaukee Wormdrive Saws

    Milwaukee's two new wormdrive saws — 6477-20 (with standard plug) and 6577-20 (with twist-lock plug) — feature 15-amp motors, 12-foot cords, rafter hooks, on-board wrench storage, magnesium housings, and sight glasses for checking the gear oil.

     
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    Senco SCN49 Coil Siding Nailer

    At just over 5 pounds and with adjustable depth-of-drive, the Senco SCN49 coil siding nailer accepts wire and plastic collated nails from 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 inches.

     
 
 
 
 
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