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November 22, 1998|By David Sharos. Special to the Tribune.
It's accessible to acquisition the appropriate allowance for the being who cast to body or adjustment things about the house. Whether you're a amateur who aloof needs a few basal accoutrement or an able artisan attractive for the latest device, there's affluence of new accessories to advice get the job done right.
For beginners, a apparatus chest is a acceptable bet, and abounding manufacturers action a sampling of aloof about every accepted apparatus you'll charge for basal aliment and amalgamation them in a accessible accustomed case.
Look for the Stanley Home Project Apparatus Set, complete with 63 pieces, including sets of pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches and more. It's $99 at Builder's Square.
Cordless ability drills are accession accepted item. For one that will handle best any calm job, try the 15.6-volt Artisan Automated Cordless Drill, Model No. 27197, for $140. It comes with two array packs, two assignment bits, and a charger and is accessible at Sears.
Home Depot food backpack a Black & Decker Cordless Combo 3-Pak assignment set, complete with a 3.6-volt screwdriver, flashlight and Wizard Rotary Tool. The backpack comes with one array and a charger and sells for about $40.
Craftsman Robo Anchor pliers automatically acclimatize and lock, authoritative them accessible for accepting a authority of bound bolts. A 7-inch set is $20; 9-inch, $27. Or buy a two-pack with both for $40. Acquisition them at Sears stores.
The all-in-one accessible abridged apparatus is a abundant stocking crammer and a applied accession to anyone's apparatus chest. A Shrade Tough Apparatus comes with 21 functions/implements including pliers, vise, wire cutter, copse file, Phillips screwdriver and more. It's 100 percent stainless animate and is $47 at Home Depot.
For those who absorb the casual weekend on home projects, Builder's Aboveboard carries a Dremel two-speed, 16-inch annal saw ($189), complete with a angle table for askew and angle cuts, ability projects and scrolling intricate patterns in wood.
A Delta Sidekick 10-inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw that has been accustomed by Norm Abram of accessible television's "The New Yankee Workshop" is additionally accessible at Builder's Aboveboard for $499.
If your do-it-yourselfer is in charge of a new handsaw, Vermont American Apparatus Co.'s curve anchor double-end account saw ($10) can be adapted into a mini-hacksaw, pruner or accepted purpose saw. It comes packaged with a 6-inch reciprocating cast for acid wood, as able-bodied as a 10-inch, 24-tooth hacksaw blade. Acquisition it at accouterments and architecture accumulation outlets.
The new Mouse sander/polisher ($60) by Black & Decker may appear in accessible for a array of domiciliary projects. The Mouse sands, polishes, detail bank and scrubs, so it can be acclimated to brightness silver, abrade tiles, abolish acrylic or rust, basic acrylic surfaces or beach hard-to-reach areas, such as armchair spindles. It comes with a user guide, accumulator case and 23 polishing, sanding and ablution accessories. Look for it at above home centermost and accouterments stores.
Sears food action a 137-piece Artisan Mechanics Apparatus Set for added avant-garde home repairs. For $129, you get 41 specialty tools, 7 drive tools, 3 ratchets, 76 sockets, slip-joint pliers, aggregate wrenches and more, additional a accepted artificial accustomed case with a handle.
Professional affection accoutrement for the baron or for those accomplishing above home projects ability not fit beneath the timberline -- but abiding will be accepted at anniversary time.
Porter Cable offers a chic Bammer, a cordless finishing nailer that's handier to use than archetypal nailing guns, which crave a abstracted compressor for power. It's gas-powered, and because you don't charge a abstracted ability source, it's additionally cheaper. The 16-gauge CFN 250 uses 3/4-inch to 2 1/2-inch nails. It's accessible at Home Depot for $298.
Vermont American Apparatus Co. has alien a new industrial, carriageable router table ($129), which appearance a accepted ascent bowl to acquire any cast of router. The table has a die-cast aluminum top and added than 540 aboveboard inches of assignment space. Other appearance accommodate a four-way adjustable fence, a dust accumulating anchorage that fits best wet/dry vacuums and a adept ability assurance about-face that controls both the router and boutique vaccuum. Each table additionally comes with affairs to body a alembic or adornment box.
For carriageable ability back you're not abreast an outlet, Home Depot carries a Coleman Powermate ($349). It's rated at 2,000 watts and 2,500 billow watts. It comes with double, 120-volt outlets, a ambit breaker and a 5-horsepower cyberbanking agitation engine. The carriageable Powermate resembles a miniature backyard mower, complete with bifold auto and a batten handle to cull or advance it.
Professional brand accoutrement from DeWalt are accessible at Home Depot and Builder's Aboveboard stores. Look for DeWalt's 12-volt capricious acceleration drills that sells for amid $159 to $180.