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STANLEY-BOSTITCH

The PN50 Mini Impact Nailer is 60 percent smaller than most other pneumatic palm nailers but performs the same function, says the maker. It delivers a rapid-fire impact action that can drive common nails up to 16d in spaces too constricted to swing a hammer. At one pound, it fits into one hand and is intended for installing metal hurricane ties, joist hangers, and strapping. A rubber overgrip and directional exhaust help prevent cold hands. Price: $49. 800-556-6696. bostitch.com.

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BERNZOMATIC

The QuickFire Torch offers a more compact size and a hotter flame for soldering (and other direct heat-applied operations) than competing products, says the maker. Used with the company's new Quick Connect propylene gas cylinders – which fit into its handle – the tool offers a high-output adjustable "swirling" flame that allegedly cuts working time by up to 30 percent. Price: $69.99 (tool only). 800-654-9011. bernzomatic.com.

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IRWIN

Marathon PCD Fiber Cement Circular Saw Blades deliver longer life and less dust than standard fiber-cement blades, says the maker. The four-tooth (4T) thin kerf blade's polycrystalline diamond-tipped teeth are said to last up to 15 times longer than carbide fiber-cement blades, and the laser-cut body allegedly provides a stronger tooth bond and increased accuracy. The blade is also available in 10-inch 6T and 12-inch 8T sizes. Price: $65 to $115. 800-464-7946. irwin.com

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TRIMBLE

The Spectra Precision Laser (HV301G) is an automatic self-leveling laser that offers superior green-beam visibility for horizontal, vertical, and plumb applications, says the maker. Intuitive controls and a 360-degree remote control allow for simple one-touch commands. A height-of-instrument alert turns the beam off when the laser elevation changes or is disturbed. Accuracy is 332 inch at 100 feet, with an interior operating radius of up to 250 feet. Price: $1,395. 937-482-0200. trimble.com.

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ALLTRADE

Designed to meet the demands of professionals, a new tool-bag line created for the Snap-on tool brand contains soft-sided tool-storage bags, roller bags, wide-mouth bags, bucket totes, and more. The containers are built of water-resistant 600-denier polyester and feature heavy-duty stitching and bar-tacking at stress points, padded handles, shoulder straps, and reinforced bottom panels. Price for Portable Storage Seat shown: $39.99. 800-368-6653. alltradetools.com.