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Cool Tools: New Compressors, Metal Shear And Grease

A new line of industrial-grade, single- and two-stage air compressors have been introduced by Jet Tools. Featuring cast-iron pumps and NEMA-rated motors, the 60- and 80-gallon vertical compressors offer a built-in safety valve, high pressure switch, and a fully enclosed metal belt guard. The Jet units provide a low oil guard indicator that monitors oil levels in the crankcase.  If the oil level falls too low, the compressor automatically shuts down. Prices for the line are $999 for the 60-gallon unit and $1,999 for the 80-gallon compressor. Go to jettools.com .http://www.jettools.com

Capable of slicing metal up to 18-gauge thick, the model DWASHRIR fits most 18- or 20-volt impact drills or drivers and operates off a ¼-inch hex shank that fits all standard chucks. Yet, the attachment adds just 1½ pounds of extra weight to the drill. The innovation features a 360° swiveling head for added working maneuverability. The attachment is also capable of cutting asphalt shingles, steel mesh, vinyl siding, wire, plastics, cardboard, and rubber. The model DWASHRIR retails for $59.98. Go to dewalt.com.

The antifriction metal treatment added to Prolong’s Extreme High Performance EP-2 grease clings well while lubricating over a wide temperature range. “It is compatible for use where traditional silicone-base grease is used, but it does not contain heavy metals or additives such as phosphorous, zinc, or lead,” says Jon Apogee of Prolong. A 14-ounce cartridge retails for $10.92. Go to prolong.com.

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