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    Ridgid 2-in-1 Close Quarters Autofeed Tubing Cutter

    Cutting tubing inside a wall or other tight spot usually requires a midget cutter and nimble fingers, but Ridgid's new 2-in-1 Close Quarters Autofeed tubing cutter takes the fingers out of the equation.

     
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    Micjosco Ceiling Saver Platform

    Increase your work area — and safety — in attics without floorboards by using The Ceiling Saver by Micjosco.

     
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    Hilti PR26 Green Laser Level

    According to Hilti, the new PR26 self-leveling rotating laser level's green beam is easier to see than the standard red.

     
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    ReechCraft Bronco All-Terrain Scaffolding System

    Setting up scaffolding on uneven ground can be nearly impossible, but ReechCraft's Bronco All-Terrain Scaffolding System is made for the challenge.

     
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    3M Peltor Digital Worktunes Headphones

    Tune in to your favorite music while tuning out harmful noise with the Peltor Digital Worktunes headphones.

     
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    Makita BTD144 Impact Driver

    Makita's new impact driver, the BTD144, has several useful features inspired by the company's extensive line of industrial drivers.

     
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    Arcus Contoured Masonry Blade

    Thanks to its unique saucerlike shape, the 7-inch Contoured Masonry Blade by Arcus can cut arcs with a radius as small as 15 inches.

     
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    OtterBox Defender Series Phone Case

    Protect your cell phone on the job site with a Defender Series case from OtterBox.

     
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    Crawler CR01 Scaffold-Moving Device

    With the Crawler CR01 scaffold-moving device, you can turn almost any scaffold with casters into a motorized unit.

     
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    Cutting Edge: New Tool Update

    Since our last new tool report in fall 2008, companies have been busier than ever cranking out the latest and greatest. Why all the focus on new products now, with the building economy at a near standstill and the pool of buyers arguably diminished? Some of the projects coming to fruition started...

     
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    Pearl Abrasive DTL10HPXL Porcelain Blade

    Cutting through porcelain can be a challenge, and sometimes it takes a special blade to do the work quickly and cleanly.

     
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    MBright Tools iVac Switch Box

    With MBright Tools' iVac Switch Box, any old shop vacuum or small dust collector can be used as a tool-triggered system.

     
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    MK Diamond TX3 Tile Saw

    Most tile saws pump water out of a large pan to cool their cuts, which can cause a lot of overspray and dripping.

     
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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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    Ford 2010 Transit Connect Van

    Small service and delivery outfits now have a compact, fuel-efficient alternative to a full-size truck or van: Ford's 2010 Transit Connect.

     
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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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    Diablo Drill Mixers

    Using a drill for heavy mixing is hard on the tool and on your wrists. A dedicated mixer makes the job easier.

     
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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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    Cuffsox Work Socks

    Cuffsox were designed on the job by a contractor to keep sawdust and dirt out of his boots.

     
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    Husky Tripod Lamp

    Many work lights are directional, but Husky's 360-degree light on a tripod will illuminate an entire room.

     
 
 
 
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