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Your projects aren't all flat, so why use a flat sander?

New Gear for the New Year

Sands all shapes and contours

Three rotating sanding discs wrap and hug convex, flat and concave surfaces like no flat sander can.

Sands all shapes and contours

Three rotating sanding discs wrap and hug convex, flat and concave surfaces like no flat sander can.

Let the 3-D sander do the work

Requires very little pressure to remove rust, paint and stain from a variety of materials and surface contours.

Let the 3-D sander do the work

Requires very little pressure to remove rust, paint and stain from a variety of materials and surface contours.

Precise fingertip control

The 3-D sander's compact design fits comfortably in your palm for one-hand operation. Turn the dial to adjust sanding speeds of 800 to 2600 rpm.

Available at Sears, Sears Hardware, sears.com and the Craftsman Catalog at 800-437-9686

Where else?"

Where else?"

Notice of Recall:

Ryobi, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling to repair about 125,000 circular saws.The lower blade guards on these saws can stick in the open position, posing a risk of serious injury to the operator and bystanders.

Ryobi has not received any reports of incidents.This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The recalled 7-1/4-in. circular saws have a blue plastic body and a metal blade guard.The recalled model numbers CSB120, CSB130, CSB1308, CSB130K and CSB130JS can be found on a white label on the motor housing.Any Ryobi circular saw with a green dot on the warning label on the power cord, or on the product's packing, is not included in this recall.

Consumers should stop using the saws and contact Ryobi's consumer Response Team for a free repair kit. Consumers should call (800) 867-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit www.ryobitools.com, or write to Ryobi Technologies, Inc., P.O. Box 1207, Anderson, SC 29622, Attn: Consumer Response Team.

Two-Stage Collector on a Can

Jet's new two-stage dust collector ($300) fits on a 20-gallon steel or a 32- or 42-gal-lon plastic garbage can. When the can is full, lift the dust collector off the top and haul the can out to the curb. No messy bags to empty.

Jet couples this convenience with innovative filter cartridges. These cartridges filter to 2 microns and provide the same filtration surface area as a huge bag (about •m - fcSfe. 48 in. x 48 in.), without taking up nearly as much space. According to Jet, you'll also find it easier to clean the cartridge than you would a filter bag with a zipper. Just slide off the cartridge, bang it inside a barrel (like the one under the dust collector), and slip it back on.

This collector's 1-hp motor pulls 650 cfm of air through its 4-in. port, comparable to other 1-hp collectors, and it weighs only 38 lbs. Its compactness makes it a good choice for woodworkers who are really short on space.

Jet Tools, DC 650TS; $300. (800) 274-6848 www.jettools.com

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Monstrous Lathe

Delta's rugged new 46-745 variable-speed lathe ($1,800) is made for big work. This behemoth features:

• 11/4-in. (8 tpi) spindle, driven by a 1-1/2-hp motor

• electronic speed control

• three speed ranges (0-1100,0-2200, and 0-3200 rpm)

• a spindle lock that has a 24-division index for ornamental work like flutes or reeds.

You can add mass to this already hefty 400-lb. machine by pouring sand, concrete, or other ballast into the hollow legs and bed. The open design of the feet also allows you to slide a 4x4 through to increase the machine's footprint. This is one BIG lathe.

Delta Machinery, 46-745; $ 1,800. (800) 438-2486 www.deltawoodworking.com

It's The World's Only Cordless Brad nailer That's Also Pneumatic.

Cordless. Pneumatic. Our new cordless brad nailer gives you the option of both, using exclusive TPS Technology™ (Twin Power Source System). It's cordless, thanks to a mini-compressor powered by our rechargeable, interchangeable 12-volt battery. It's also pneumatic, courtesy of a 1/4" valve that allows you to use It with traditional compressors. To get one of your own, visit your Porter-Cable dealer or call 1-800-487-8665 (519-836-2840 in Canada).

Modular Workshop Stations

If you'd prefer to buy your shop cabinets and give yourself that much more time for building other projects, Waterloo has a product you'll be interested in.

The Tool Dock is a heavily built system. You can buy one station or a shop full, depending on your needs. Prices range from $260 to $550 per station.

In the Tool Station (shown below, $350), a removable insert ($19 each) gets fastened to each tool. Done with the planer? Unlock the insert, pluck out the planer, and drop in your miter saw. Each tool keeps its own insert. Tools you're not using can go into the Tool Rack (shown below, $300), a ver tical storage bin that accepts the inserts.

Interchangeable parts are key to this plug-and-play system. Most of the units come with drawers and casters. They all require assembly.

Waterloo Industries,Tool Dock; $260 to $550

(866) 573-0335

www.tooldock.com

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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