CRAFTSMAN V20 7-1/4”
SLIDING MITER SAW KIT A lightweight and easy-to-carry answer to your on-the-go miter saw demands, the new Craftsman 7-1/4” Sliding Miter Saw is part of the V20 cordless system. This 20V max miter saw (CMCS714M1) has a powerful 3,800 RPM motor for cutting 2x dimensional lumber, hardwoods, baseboard and trim. The slide capacity allows for 8 in. cross-cuts at 90 degrees and 5-1/2 in. cross-cuts at 45 degrees. Nine miter detents and a single-bevel blade allow for angled cuts. Cut 3-5/8 in. nested crown and 3-1/2 in. baseboard vertically. With the 20V Max lithium-ion battery (included), users can make up to 585 cuts in 3-1/4-in. MDF base molding on a single charge. An LED light eliminates shad- ows and provides an accurate cut line that is easy to read. The saw’s lightweight 21.8-lb. design coupled with the side carry handles make this unit extremely portable around the jobsite. Visit www.craftsman.com. – M. Weber
U.S. HAMMER GAS-POWERED JACKHAMMER U.S. Hammer has developed a line of gas-powered jackhammers (the Gas Breaker GB-70 & Gas Breaker GB-90) for small, medium, and large jobs in and out of the construction industry. It needs no air compressor, which is typically a $20,000 add-on to the price of a pneumatic jackhammer. And because U.S. Hammer's gas-powered jackhammer has no need for a compressor, it’s easily stowed in any truck, making it an ultra-portable solution. According to the manufacturer, it’s 50 percent more powerful than any existing gas or electric jackhammer, produces much less noise than a pneumatic hammer, and comes CARB- and EPA-certified. Plus, it’s driven by a Honda motor that relies on less than 4 gallons of fuel for an 8-hour workday. Visit www.ushammer.com.
ROK-IT CHAIR FROM KIJARO It’s been a long, hot summer, and I’ve been working on a lot of projects outdoors. I needed a handy chair for taking breaks and tried out the new Rok-It chair from Kijaro. This is a compact, lightweight chair that is easy to fold up for transport and storage. The downfall to many similar “umbrella- style” chairs is that comfort is sacrificed for the sake of convenient portability, but that’s not the case with the Rok-it. The chair affords a comfortable seating posture and has a mesh back to keep you cool, plus padded armrests and even a cup holder. To top it off, the rear feet include shock-absorbing pistons that enable “rocking chair” performance. The Rok-It includes a canvas bag with carrying strap, so you can toss it in your pickup bed and carry it easily to the next jobsite (or tailgat- ing party). Visit www.kijaro.com. - M. Weber