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CLARITY MULTIPLE-USE EARPLUGS, from Howard Leight, offer something that we all exhibit from time to time — selective hearing. The earplugs, which have a noise reduction rating of 21 dB, will block low and medium frequency noises, but enhance warning-signal frequencies (such as a high-pitched voice shouting "the shop is on fire"), according to the company. The earplugs are available in two sizes: small and regular. They sell, with or without an adjustable connecting cord, for about $2 a pair. Contact: Sperian Hearing Protection LLC, 10 Thurber Blvd., Smithfield, RI02917. Tel: 800-430-5490.


18-VOLT CORDLESS LITHIUM-ION IMPACT DRIVER, from Hitachi Power Tools, is designed for fastening, driving and drilling applications. The tool, model WH18DFL, combines the high torque of automotive wrenches with the precision of traditional driver/drills, according to the company. The 1/4" hex impact driver includes an electric brake and has battery compatibility within Hitachi's 18-volt cordless DMR, DVF3, DFL and DL models. It weighs 3.3 lbs. and retails for $219. Contact: Hitachi Power Tools. Tel: 800-829-4752.


SANDER'S LIGHT STAND, available from Oneway Mfg., features two duplex 110-volt outlets and a gooseneck light made by Moffatt Inc. The stand sells for $269. A second Moffatt light can be added for $55. Contact: Oneway Mfg., 241 Monteith Ave., Stratford, OntarioN5A 2P6. Tel: 800-565-7288.


NEWPORT BUN FEET, available from Classic Designs by Mathew Burak, is a selection of six reeded, fluted and spiral-fluted versions of the company's exclusive bun feet design. Available in alder, mahogany, oak, walnut, cherry, pine and maple, the bun feet are priced from $20.50 (pine) to $39.95 (walnut) each. The fluted and spiral-fluted are available in two sizes. Contact: Classic Designs by Mathew Burak, 84 Central St., St. Johnsbury, VT05819. Tel: 800-843-7405.


ORBITER DRILL ATTACHMENT, from LeeValley, features a 3/8" keyless chuck and a 3/8" hex shank that independently rotate 360 degrees, allowing the user to drill holes or drive fasteners where access is limited. A cushioned handle rotates to lock the angle setting. The attachment sells for $29.50. Contact: Lee Valley Tools Ltd., P.O. Box 1780, Ogdensburg, NY13669-6780. Tel: 800-871-8158.

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