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DEWALT 3/8" CORDED DRILLS are available in a new mid-handle design (model DWD115K) and the traditional pistol-grip designs (models DWD100K and DWD112). The new drills are designed to provide professional contractors with increased levels of power, durability and comfort for heavy-duty applications, according to the company. Model DWD115K, which offers 8 amps of power and features a durable all-metal keyless ratcheting chuck, sells for $69; the other two models are priced at $59. Contact: DeWalt. Tel: 800-433-9258.


POLYBAGS are disposable, heavy-duty collection bags from American Fabric Filter Co. that fit most dust collectors, including machines manufactured by Delta, Dustek, Grizzly, Jet and others. The 6-mm-thick bags come in two sizes: 21" diameter x 50" long and 24-1/2" diameter x 72" long. The bags are designed for constant use and are intended to save time by eliminating repeated dumping. Polybags use spiral hose clamps, which are sold as accessories. The smaller-size Polybags are priced at $2.50 each and $72.50 for a roll of 50; larger bags sell for $4.50 each and $112.50 per roll. Contact: American Fabric Filter Co., P.O. Box 7560, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545. Tel: 800-367-3591.


 BENCH GRINDER SAFETY SCALE, from Danray Products, checks openings between grinding wheels and tongues and work rests on bench grinders for compliance with OSHA and ANSI safety standards. Work rests must be kept adjusted closely to the wheel with a maximum opening of 1/8" to prevent the work piece from being jammed between the wheel and the rest, which may cause wheel breakage, according to Danray. In addition, the distance between the wheel periphery and the adjustable tongue must never exceed 1/4". The orange-colored scale is made of durable, 0.090"-thick anodized aluminum and has easy-to-read text and graphics that will not rub or scratch off. It is about the size of a credit card. The bench grinder safety scale sells for $7.50. Contact: Danray Products LLC, 11859 Deacon Drive, Rockton, IL61072-9411. Tel: 815-262-6667.

CTD 14" CUT-OFF SAWS. Model M25RHC will miter up to 60 degrees with positive stops at 45, 30, 22.5, 15 and zero degrees. The F255RHC model cuts only at 90 degrees. Each has a 14" blade capacity and 1" arbor. The saws are available with a 2-hp single-phase motor or 3-hp three-phase TEFC motor. The Model M25RHC comes standard with the company's new air bearing system that allows easy movement of the head to various degrees with less than 5 lbs. of pressure. The M25RHC is priced at $3,195; the F255RHC at $2,895. Contact: CTD Machines, 2300 E. 11th St., Los Angeles, CA90021. Tel: 213-689-4455.


EDGE ROUTING DUST PORT, available from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, is an attachment that makes common routing operations cleaner and safer. Coupled with a vacuum, the dust port captures nearly all the dust generated by flush trimming or routing small decorative edges. The dust port attaches without tools to any router baseplate that accepts a standard template guide bushing. It has a 2-1/2" outside diameter, and is easily attached to a shop vacuum or dust collection system. The port works with bits up to 1" in diameter and with stock up to 1-3/8" thick. The bearing on the router bit must be at least 1/2". The edge routing dust port retails for $15.99. Contact: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Tel: 800-279-4441.

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