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Basement cleanout, PVC spacers, pipe storage

Tool Tips—August 2014

When opening an overhead cleanout in the basement, tie a heavy-duty plastic trashbag around the cleanout, leaving room to get your hand in to remove the cleanout plug that you previously loosened. Cut a small corner of the trashbag bottom and put a 5-gal. bucket under the hole.

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DeWalt cordless hand-held lighting

DeWalt’s DCL050, 20V Max LED hand-held area light has a rubber over-mold for grip during use or can be placed on flat surfaces.

The area light includes two LED’s for maximum light output and provides up to 17 hours of runtime with a 4.0Ah 20V Max battery. It also includes a 360° rotating hook so the unit can be hung.

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Reed full-line tool catalog

Reed’s full-line 84-page Catalog N offers three pages of new products. Bullet

Two and half pages worth of products in Catalog N are designated “best ever,” which means they offer significant improvements over all prior Reed versions of that tool.

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Makita compact reciprocating saw

Makita’s 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Recipro Saw has a compact size, weighs 3.9 lb. and features a dual-position on/off switch that allows for either paddle or trigger switch operation.

Additional features include a “tool-less” blade change system, a built-in LED light, electric brake and a lock-off switch lock for added convenience.

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HeatLink inline press tool for large-diameter PEX

HeatLink’s Slim-line Power Press tool is designed for increased efficiency and reduced fatigue for plumbing and heating system installers.

It is built using high-quality Makita li-ion technology and incorporates biodegradable oil that is nonhazardous to water.

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DeWalt tool organizer trolley

DeWalt’s TSTAK Trolley, with separate organizers, is a storage solution for power tools, hand tools and accessories.

A three-position telescopic aluminum handle adjusts for convenient mobility. The trolley’s load capacity is up to 220 lb. and is ideal for stacking and pulling.

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