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New from the National Hardware Show

Maximum Makita ??? The new 24v Maximum tools from Makita are recognized as being the highest-volt cordless tools in the industry. They include a driver/drill, miter or circular saws, impact wrench, and impact driver, and they work off the 24v MakStar battery and charger system. The charger has a patented forced-air cooling system that cools the battery as it's being charged.

The company's 24v cordless circular saw has a 71/4-in., 24-tooth carbide-tipped blade, with a maximum cutting depth at 90ΓΈ or 25/8 in. The handle has a rubberized grip for comfort and control. Price: $478. Contact Makita U.S.A. Inc., Dept. FIN, 14930 Northam St., La Mirada, CA 90638, 714/522-8088.

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