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Porter Cable, Ryobi, & Delta

Porter-Cable Circular Saw (shown above)
The new Porter-Cable line of 7 1/4" MAG circular saws feature the 'Quick-Change' wrench-less blade change system. This means less tedious blade changing and no more searching for that elusive blade wrench. Choose from four models, (324, 325, 423, and 425), with optional electric brakes and left or right blade configurations. MAG saw housings are made of magnesium, which is lighter and stronger than aluminum. Powered by a 15 amp motor, the MAG design offers a cleaner site line for better accuracy and an extended lower blade guard lip allows 'no hang-up' mitre cutting. They feature a 0 to 50º mitre scale with a 45º positive stop; a 7 1/4", 20 tooth Framer Razor Blade, and an up front, moveable dust ejector to which you can attach a shop vacuum.

Ryobi Cordless Drill/Driver
Ryobi has made significant changes to several of its existing products. They boast new motors with tons of power, greater torque, and considerably more run time. The new 14 volt Model SA14402KF Cordless VSR Drill/Driver is a centre handle tool with a 3/8" keyless chuck and a metal rear sleeve. It features a 24 position torque adjustment ring that is die-cast for added durability; a two-speed gearbox that turns out 0-330 and 0-1100 RPMs, an electric brake, and two built-in levels. They come in 'kit' form, with two battery packs, a diagnostic one hour charger and a flashlight. The innovative Ryobi Mag Tray, a magnetic built-in tray to keep bits and screws handy, remains a feature on these new drills. The Ryobi 18 volt Cordless VSR Drill/Driver Model SA1802SKF features a 1/2" keyless chuck with a metal rear sleeve; a 24 position die cast metal torque adjustment ring, resulting in a noticeable increase in torque, power, run time and durability, a two speed gearbox that turns at 0 - 350 and 0 - 1300 RPMs, electric brake, the Mag Tray, and two removable levels. Also available in a ‘kit’ that includes two battery packs and a diagnostic one hour charger. Like all Ryobi Tools, there is a 30-day no-risk satisfaction guarantee and a two year warranty.

Delta Compound Mitre Saw
The new Delta 12" Dual Bevel Compound Mitre Saw has a vertically mounted 15 amp motor, and is equipped with a 60 tooth, carbide blade that will cut through a 2"x10" or 7 3/4" crown moulding. Up front bevel controls make left or right hand bevels a snap. They have positive stops at 0, 33.9, 45 and 48º, left and right. Mitre stops are set at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.62 and 45º) in either direction. The flip-up adjustable crown moulding clamps allow precise cutting of mouldings in their actual position with no chance of a slip up. The saw comes with a patented base designed for bench or saw horse mounting; a large horizontally positioned easy grip handle, simple spring-loaded back fences that are easily moved or removed, and an arbour lock that makes single wrench blade changing a breeze.

Graham McCulloch


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