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18-Volt Cordless!

Versatile Band Clamp

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18-Volt Cordless!

Gouge Sharpening Made Easy

Cordless power takes another leap forward with three new 18-volt tools from DeWalt: The DW995K, a »/2-in. drill/driver; the DW936K, a 5^/8-in. circular saw; and the DW997K, a V2-in. hammerdrill. Run time and power on these tools are about 40% greater than on 14.4-volt models. Each tool comes with one battery and a one-hour charger. (Retail price: Around $235 for the drill driver, around $250 for the saw.) DeWalt Industrial Power Tools. Box 158, Hampstead. MD 21074, (800) 433-9258. Circle ft609

M Many woodturners prefer a long, "fingernail" grind (see photo) on their gouges, because it allows you to make both shearing and shear scraping cuts by simply rotating the gouge. Grinding this complicated edge freehand has always been a difficult, trial-and error process. But the task just got much easier, thanks to the new Fingernail Gouge Jig from the makers of the Tormek wet wheel grinding system. Attach the jig to any Tormek grinder, and you'll be able to grind a pcrfcct fingernail shape on either bowl- or spindle-turning gouges. (Price: $54.95) Tormek USA. Box ¡522. Blue Springs. MO 64013. (800) 586-7635. Circle #610

Versatile Band Clamp

■ Bessey's new band clamp is one of the hottest items wc spotted at the International Hardware Show in Cologne, Germany, last March. The clamp's "floating pressure plates" conform to the corners of any workpiccc, so even irregular shapes arc easy to grip securely. The tightening mechanism pulls the 7-meter strap (about 23 ft.) evenly from both sides, so there's no distortion in the workpiece. (Price $49.95) American Clamping Corp.. Dept. AWT. Box 399. Batavia. NY 14020. (800)828-1004. In Canada: (800) 265-8612. Circle #623

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