Skil

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496095
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23
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One of the latest tools in the lithium-ion wave, the 2410 10.8-volt drill/driver weighs in at just 1.7 pounds but packs the power and performance of heavier nicad models, the company says. The electronic control panel on the foot of the drill includes a torque dial for the electronic clutch and a tri-level battery gauge. Other features include a 1/4-inch hex quick-change chuck and two built-in LED lights. It comes in a kit with a 14-piece bit set, a cradle charger, and a bag. Price: $80. 877-754-5999. www.skil.com.

Metabo

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496095
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24
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tcm:78-1626554
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The four-piece 18-volt cordless combo kit includes a drill/driver, circular saw, recip saw, and flashlight. The BSZ 18 drill/driver delivers 549 inch-pounds of torque, has 20 torque settings and a drill setting, and offers no-load speeds up to 1,450 rpm. The KSAP 18 6-1/2-inch circ saw cuts and rips lumber up to 2-1/8 inches thick and includes a high-efficiency motor, bevel plate for bevels up to 47 degrees, safety lock switch, and integrated dust extraction port. Finally, the ASE 18 recip saw features the company's Quick blade-changing system, an adjustable shoe, and a two-finger switch, and it delivers 0?2,700 spm. The kit includes a charger and two 2.0-amp-hour nicad batteries. Price: $579. 800-638-2264. www.metabousa.com.

Mechanix WEAR

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496095
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25
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tcm:78-1626554
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The Impact Pro Glove features anatomic thermal plastic rubber?molded rib panels to protect the back of the hand, the knuckles, and the fingertips. The gloves include a two-way stretch mesh top with Tricot interior. Black and duck colors are available. Price: $30. 800-222-4296. www.mechanix.com.

Hitachi

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496095
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26
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tcm:78-1626554
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The firm has redesigned its NT32AE(2) and NT50AE(2) (shown) 18-gauge brad nailers. The tools feature a new lightweight aluminum body with composite magazine, as well as a selective actuation switch, nail reload indicator, tool-free depth-of-drive, tool-free jam clearing, a narrow nosepiece and short center height for hard-to-reach areas, and a 360-degree adjustable exhaust port. The NT32AE(2) drives 5/8- to 1-1/4-inch fasteners and weighs 2 pounds; the NT50AE(2) drives 5/8- to 2-inch fasteners and weighs 2.2 pounds. Price: NT32AE(2), $79; NT50AE(2), $99. 800-829-4752. www.hitachipowertools.com.

Milwaukee

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496095
ToolNumber
27
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tcm:78-1626554
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New to the company's V18 line of lithium-ion tools, the 0824-24 hammerdrill/driver features an 18-volt lithium-ion battery that provides for up to 50 percent more runtime and fade-free power. The tool features a 1/2-inch all-metal ratcheting chuck with carbide jaws for a secure bit grip and a clutch bypass for quick shifting between drill, driver, and hammerdrill modes while maintaining clutch position. V18 batteries also are compatible with most of Milwaukee's 18-volt nicad tools. Price: $329. 800-729-3878. www.milwaukeetool.com.