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BISCUIT JOINER BLADES from CMT are made from high-grade German steel with carbide-tipped teeth. The blades are coated with CMT's trademark orange PTFE industrial coating to reduce pitch and resin buildup and protect the plate from corrosion. Three 4"-diameter biscuit joiner blades are available, including the 6-tooth ($22) and 8-tooth ($28.90) blades that fit Lamello, DeWalt, Skil, Bosch, Freud and similar biscuit joiners, and an 8-tooth ($39) blade for Porter-Cable biscuit joiners. Contact: CMT USA, 307-F Pomona Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407. Tel: 888-268-2487.

SHOPBOT AIR DRILL ATTACHMENT is designed for the company's entire line of CNC tools. The air-drill attachment fits next to the cutterhead on the Y carriage, and enables the user to use two cutters without buying an expensive automatic tool changer. The pneumatic drill operates at 90 psi at 4 cfm and is designed for use in cabinet and furniture production shops. The ShopBot air-drill attachment sells for less than $1,800. Contact: ShopBot Tools, 3333B Industrial Drive, Durham, NC 27704. Tel: 888-680-4466.

PORTABLE VACUUM SYSTEMS from Dynabrade are available in three sizes for use with the company's vacuum-ready tools. Two electric vacuum systems — a 9.9-gallon model and a 17-gallon version — feature variable-speed control, an automatic on/off switch and a tilt-and-clean drum. They sell for $950 and $1,095, respectively. A 10-gallon pneumatic portable vacuum system sells for $1,125. A variety of accessories are also available. Contact: Dynabrade Inc., 8989 Sheridan Drive, Clarence, NY 14031-1490. Tel: 716-631-0100.

WIPE-IT STAIN APPLICATOR PADS from Wipeco Industries are constructed of a very soft, high-density knitted terrycloth for professional applications of all stains. The Wipe-it pads allow for quick stain applications over large surfaces or in hard-to-reach places. The terrycloth allows for smooth, even coats on wood surfaces, according to the manufacturer. The Wipe-it pads — previously only available in Quebec — are now available throughout North America. A pack of 12 stain applicators retails for $9.95. Contact: Wipeco Industries, 3700 St. Patrick St., Montreal, Quebec H4E 1A2. Tel: 800-303-6419. eng/html/home.asp

DREMEL 300 SERIES ROTARY TOOL has the same technology as the company's popular MultiPro tool with some added improvements. The 300 rotary tool has wrench storage and a dovetail feature for new attachments such as the Dremel Flex Light. It also has an improved shaft lock system with a large collet button for easier accessory changes. The tool has a variable speed rate of 5,000 to 35,000 rpm, which provides the user with a wide variety of applications. The retail price for the Dremel 300 Series Rotary Tool ranges from $49.99 to $69.99. Contact: Dremel, 4915 21st St., Racine, WI 53406. Tel: 800-437-3635.

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