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ALDER BUN FEET are now available from Classic Designs by Matthew Burak in heights from 2-5/8" to 10-14". There are a total of 11 styles, including the low-profile Dover, Newport (suitable for entertainment centers, armoires and upholstered furniture) medium Coronet (most often used on midsize chest of drawers), large Colony (used under a kitchen island or large built-in), Portsmouth, Middleton, Vail and Richmond bun feet. The prices range from $9.95 to $31.95. Contact: Classic Designs by Matthew Burak, 84 Central St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. Tel: 800-843-7405. 


RIDGID'S FUEGO 6-1/2" COMPACT FRAMING SAW, model R3203, comes with an 18-tooth thin-kerf carbide-tipped blade, heavy-duty contractor bag and the company's exclusive 12" all-rubber power cord. It is the fastest and lightest framing saw on the market, according to the company. The saw weighs just 8 lbs. and offers cutting depth of 2-1/8" at 90 degrees; 1-5/8" at 45 degrees; and 1-1/2" at 50 degrees. It also features a 0-50-degree bevel capacity, dust blower and composite shoe, which the company says can withstand a one-story drop. The compact framing saw is priced at $139. Contact: Ridgid. Tel: 800-474-3443. 

STRIKER NO-SHARPEN CONSTRUCTION PENCIL combines the functionality of a mechanical pencil with the durability of a carpenter's pencil. The key to its long-lasting use is Dura-Lead, which is 18-percent thicker than average lead, according to the company. Housed in a tough ABS plastic body, the Striker pencil includes a push-button top that makes it easy to advance the lead as it wears down. The Striker, with one stick of Dura-Lead, retails for $2.29. The pencil, with five sticks, sells for $3.69. A tube containing four sticks of Dura-Lead is priced at $1.99. Contact: Striker Products, BISS Product Development LLC, 268 Stillwater Road, Troutman, NC 28166. Tel: 704-528-7818. 



DREMEL 18" VARIABLE SPEED SCROLL STATION, model 1830-01, can accommodate projects up to 36". It features up-front controls (variable speed, blade tensioning, on/off switch), tool-less blade holder, cast iron table, flexible dust blower, dust port and a top carrying handle. The saw will accept pin-end and plain-end blades, while the table has a bevel capacity of 45 degrees left and 5 degree right, with detents every 15 degrees. The blade holder also rotates 90 degrees. The Scroll Station has a suggested retail price of $199.99. Contact: Dremel, 4915 21st St., Racine WI 53406. Tel: 800-437-3635. 

DYNABRADE COMFORT PLATFORM is now standard on all palm-style Dynorbital-Spirit and Dynorbital-Supreme random orbital sanders. The Comfort Platform provides additional hand and wrist support for the tool operator. The Comfort Platform also protects the hand from contact with the air coupler and connector, and further shields against air exhaust, according to the company. Dynabrade also offers a Comfort Platform conversion kit for $6. Contact: Dynabrade Inc., 8989 Sheridan Dr., Clarence, NY 14031-1490. Tel: 716-631-0100. 


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