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Tools of the Trade Editors
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Ridgid JobMax

CORDLESS MULTI-TOOL

The Ridgid JobMax R82234 is a 12-volt variable-speed multi-tool with interchangeable heads that share a single power base. Attachments include a 3/8-inch right-angle drill (550 rpm/120 inch-pounds), a right-angle impact driver (650 inch-pounds), and a right-angle ratchet head (300 inch-pounds). The kit includes a 3/8- to 1/2-inch adapter, one lithium-ion battery, a 30-minute charger, and a bag. The R92234 combo option consists of a two-speed drill, the multi-tool, and auto hammer heads. ¦ Price: $179 to $199. 800-474-3443. www.ridgid.com.

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Hilti

RECIP SAW

Hilti's WSR 18-A CPC 18-volt reciprocating saw has a two-step injection molded grip for greater comfort, says the manufacturer. It weighs 8.2 pounds, delivers 0 to 3,000 strokes per minute, and features a keyless blade clamp and a variable-speed trigger. Hilti guarantees unlimited battery replacements for two years. The tool comes with one battery, a charger, and a case. ¦ Price: $299. 800-879-8000. www.us.hilti.com.

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Ryobi

POWER PAINT SPRAYER

The portability of Ryobi's 18-volt cordless power paint-sprayer kit P631K makes it useful for outdoor priming, sealing, and staining. It features three spray patterns (round, horizontal, and vertical) and a spread rate of 6.8 gallons per hour at 2,500 psi. The patented delivery system eliminates the need for dilution, says the company. The kit includes a P630 sprayer, two lithium-ion batteries, a dual-chemistry charger, two atomizer valves, a one-quart paint container, a cleaning brush, lubricant, a 12-inch fan tip, a one-inch round fan tip, and a storage bag. ¦ Price: $199. 800-525-2579. www.ryobitools.com.

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DeWalt

CHARGER/RADIO

Rock out to AC/DC on your iPod while simultaneously charging 7.2- to 18-volt nicad or lithium-ion DeWalt batteries. The DC012 job-site charger and AM/FM radio features digital tuning, a built-in clock, 4-inch HD weather-resistant speakers, bass ports and bass boost, 15 preset memory buttons, a heavy-duty roll cage, and three AC outlets. Its auxiliary port connects to CD and MP3 players and portable satellite receivers (cable not included). ¦ Price: $169. 800-433-9258. www.dewalt.com.

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RotoZip

SPIRAL SAW

RotoZip's cordless CR18L spiral saw weighs 2.8 pounds (with battery) and runs at 30,000 rpm on an 18-volt Bosch Litheon battery. It features a nonmarring depth guide, a cast aluminum front housing, and a soft-grip body. The built-in LED information display houses a fuel gauge and an overload indicator. The batteries are compatible with Bosch 18-volt Litheon tools. ¦ Price: $199. 877-768-6947. www.rotozip.com.