Source: REPLACEMENT CONTRACTOR Magazine
Publication date: September 1, 2007
By REPLACEMENT CONTRACTOR Staff
Blue Heron Enterprises. Made of heavy-gauge ABS plastic, the Stand-Up Guy serves as a sturdy extra hand on jobsites. Suitable for stabilizing windows, doors, plywood, and more during horizontal prep, the Stand-Up Guy features adjustable-width jaws that spread wider at the top and then close tightly when the weight of the material is put in place.
Hitachi. User Vibration Protection technology uses a counterweight mechanism to decrease full-load tri-axial vibration by 65%, thereby reducing user fatigue with the CR13VBY Low-Vibration reciprocating saw. A variable-speed dial and trigger allow the user to adjust the cutting speed based on working conditions. Switch the two-mode cutting mechanism from straight-cut mode to “swing cut” for less rebound compared with traditional orbital action.
Ridgid. Featuring 455 inch-pounds of torque with fade-free power for more work per charge than comparable nickel-cadmium cordless drills, the Compact 18-volt Lithium-ion Drill/Driver (model R86006), is designed to handle tough tasks while reducing user fatigue. An automatic spindle lock allows for one-handed chuck operation and quicker bit changes.
FastCap. Designed by a cabinetmaker.
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