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By Patrick McCombe

New Player. Milwaukee has entered the portable-generator market with four models ranging from 4,300 to 7,000 watts. All feature 71/2-gallon fuel tanks and stout roll cages made from 11/4-inch steel tubing. Three use Honda's GX engine; one — the 5,000-watt unit — has a Vanguard engine. Perks include foldaway skyhooks, flat-free tires, and — for the seven GFCI-protected receptacles — a clear plastic rain shield. Prices start at about $2,000. Milwaukee, 800/729-3878, www.milwaukeetool.com.

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