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THE RIDGID industrial two-stage wet/dry vacuums are designed specifically for clean up of heavy debris and liquids. It's available with a 14-gallon, model RV2400A, or 16-gallon, model RV2600B, drum. The vacuums feature a quieter and stronger two-stage motor, according to the manufacturer, and a three-layer pleated filter. Both models convert to a blower and feature a rugged polypropylene drum, which is impact- and corrosion-resistant. They are sold with a 10' ProHose, but a 25' hose is also available. Contact: Ridge Tool Co., 400 Clark St., Elyria, OH 44035. Tel: 800-769-7743. or



SOUNDVISION EYE PROTECTION, by Full Pro, is designed for use with earmuffs and headsets. SoundVision attaches to the outer surface of earmuffs using a Velcro-like strap to preserve full and comfortable protection, and is compatible with most popular brands of earmuffs and headsets, according to the manufacturer. SoundVision retails for about $19.95. The glasses are available with clear or tinted (amber or smoke) lens. Contact: 888-873-8557.

DYNAFILE air-powered abrasive belt machine replaces tedious hand filing and sanding. It grinds, deburrs, blends and finishes normally inaccessible areas on metal, plastic, fiberglass and other composites, according to the manufacturer. Light corner weld removal and blending of welds are typical applications of this tool. More than 30 different interchangeable contact arms are available for a wide range of applications. The Dynafile uses coated abrasive belts: 1/2", 1/4" or 1/8" wide x 24" long. Non-woven Nylon and cloth polishing belts are also available. The 40,000-rpm tool weighs only 3 lbs. and is priced at $485. Contact: DynaBrade Inc., 8989 Sheridan Dr., Clarence, NY 14301-1490. Tel: 800-828-7333.



38-PIECE QUIK-LOK DRILL AND DRIVE SET, from Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., features the company's new Quik-Lok extension and Quik-Lok chuck designed to accept all 1/4" hex shank accessories, including double-ended bits. The Quik-Lok system offers fast, easy accessory changes, ideal for professionals who change accessories frequently, according to Milwaukee. The bits are made from S2 steel to withstand high-torque applications, while a titanium coating on the drill bits reduces friction. The set retails for about $25. Contact:

OPEN TOP TOOL BAG from Duluth Trading Co. offers seven front pockets to hold a cell phone and small tools, and a large center compartment for power tools and extension cords. The handle moves from side to side for easier access to tools. There's a back pocket for storing sharp items such as saw blades. The open top tool bag sells for $59.50. Contact: Duluth Trading Co., 170 Countryside, P.O. Box 409, Belleville, WI 53508. Tel: 877-382-2345.


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