AUTOBONDER 2101 LIQUID DISPENSER from Hernon Mfg. is a tabletop dispenser for adhesives and sealants including silicones and epoxies. The pressure gauge and pressure regulator allow for dispensing of material of nearly any viscosity from thin to thick, including gels. The variable vacuum control allows for optimal control of the snuff-back feature. This prevents stringing or dripping of the material, which allows for a clean, no-drip operation, according to the company. A fully grounded foot pedal and syringe holder allows for hands-free operation. For more precise dispense control, the syringe can be hand-held. The Autobonder sells for $575. Contact: Hernon Mfg. Inc., 121 Tech Dr., Sanford, FL 32771. Tel: 800-527-0004. www.hernonmfg.com
VERITAS SMALL ROUTER PLANE is designed for fine work, particularly on narrow material or in confined areas. The sole is designed to completely encircle the blade when in the closed-throat position for maximum registration to the work piece. The blade may be positioned inboard for standard closed-throat use, or outboard, where the cutting edge of the blade extends beyond the body. The blade-clamping knob has been positioned behind the blade to allow visibility and chip clearance. The plane is 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" with a 1/4"-wide high-carbon steel blade and is priced at $45. Replacement blades cost $8.75 each. Contact: Lee Valley Tools Ltd., P.O. Box 1780, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-6780. Tel: 800-871-8158. www.leevalley.com
THE BULLETS, a corroborative effort between Castle Inc. and Top Shelf, are wooden plugs for covering pocket holes. Created by a cabinetmaker, Bullets come in a variety of different species â€” including alder, oak, maple, cherry, walnut, beech, mahogany, pine and birch â€” and are available from Castle. They are sold in packs of 25 ($7.49) or 100 ($19.99). Contact: Castle Inc., 1364 N. McDowell Blvd. Suite One, Petaluma, CA 94954. Tel: 800-282-8338. www.castleusa.com
NEW RADIO HI-VISIBILITY EARMUFFS from Bilsom improves worker safety and motivation, according to the company. With bright green ear cups and a reflective headband, the radio also connects to MP3 players and other portable audio devices. The Bilsom Radio Hi-Visibility earmuffs provide AM/FM sound, while its lightweight design and headband ensure comfort for all-day wear. Its flexible antenna provides high-quality reception and is durable for industrial environments, both indoors and out. Both 3.5mm connection cable and two AA batteries are included with each earmuff. The Bilsom Radio Hi-Visibility Earmuffs sell for $83. Contact: Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group, 7828 Waterville Road, San Diego, CA 92154. Tel: 800-430-5490.
DEWALT COMPACT DRILLS include 12-, 14.4- and 18-volt drills and an 18-volt hammer drill. The cordless drills range in length from 7.8" to 8.7" allowing professional contractors easy access into tight spaces. The drills are lightweight, ranging from 3.8 to 4.9 lbs. The three compact drill/drivers have single-sleeve ratcheting chucks. The 18- and 14.4-volt models have 1/2" chucks, and the 12-volt has a 3/8" chuck. The hammer drill is equipped with a 1/2" single-sleeve ratcheting all-metal chuck. The drills feature a LED worklight, improved handle design and range in price from $139 to $219. The hammer drill sells for $239. Contact: DeWalt Industrial Tool Co., 701 E. Joppa Rd., TW425, Baltimore, MD 21286. Tel: 800-433-9258. www.dewalt.com