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Lighted impact driver

Makita adds two new impact drivers with built-in LED lights to its line of power tools. The lights assure accurate work in low-light conditions. The 14.4v, 3.8-lb. cordless drivers feature high torque in a compact design. The trigger controls speeds up to 2,300 rpm. The new drivers also boast 3,000 impacts/min. Both the ⅜-in. model and the ½-in. model retail for $259. Call Makita at 800/462-5482, visit or, or circle 198.

Versatile hammer drill

The new Bosch hammer drill handles jobs on concrete, brick, mortar, wood or steel. The new 1199VSR drill features a patented rotating brush plate that allows equal power in forward and reverse. A Bosch 8.5-amp motor powers the drill. It drills in many materials, including ¾-in. concrete, ½-in. steel and 1½-in. wood. It includes a 360° auxiliary handle with built-in depth gauge to allow the operator to drill many holes at the same depth.

The drill retails for $149. Call Bosch at 877/267-2499, visit or, or circle 197.

Carbide-tipped saw blades

A new line of carbide-tipped, metal-cutting saw blades handle ferrous and nonferrous metals. Produced by Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, the Endurance 8-in. circular saw blades provide fast cutting, have long life and resist bending. The tips of the blades are made from a Cermet material to provide higher wear resistance than standard tungsten carbide. The blades do not produce a cloud of abrasive dust and generate less heat and sparks than standard cutting wheels do. The blades are available in 42-tooth and 50-tooth models.

Contact Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., 13135 W. Lisbon Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005, 800/729-3878, visit or, or circle 196.

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