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–By Section Editor Michael Morris

Thermal Imaging Tool

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The FLIR 15 professional-grade thermal imaging camera uses an advanced infrared detector to quickly scan large areas to reveal energy leakage, missing insulation, radiant tubing embedded in floors, and anywhere heat is present. The tool is lightweight, compact, and easy to operate, and its 2.8-inch LCD screen is large enough to provide detailed views of scanned areas and objects. Price: $2,995. www.goinfrared.com. 800-464-6372.

lI Collated Screwgun

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Makita's newest screwgun, model BFR750, has a recip-saw shape and D-handle, silent clutch, and direct-drive transmission for heavy-duty use. The tool features an easy-feed system that drives collated screws from 1-3/4 inches to 21-5/16 inches, making it ideal for repetitive jobs such as drywall and decking. Its 18-volt, 3.0 amp-hour lithium-ion battery pack recharges in 30 minutes or less. Net weight is 5 pounds. Price: with Rapid Optimum Charger: $389. www.makitausa.com. 800-462-5482.