2004 ShortCuts Tool Tests

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ShortCuts 2003 Tool Tests and all Tool Tests 2002 and prior are also available online.

Behr Epoxy Floor Finish
Column 443
A good, hard finish.

Behr Plus 10 Stain
Column 443
Excellent covering finish.

Black & Decker 25’ AutoTape
Column 488
Consider it as a 3rd hand.

Black & Decker ‘Dragster’ 3” x 21” Belt Sander
Column 488
This one has all the best features.

Black & Decker BDBN1202, 12v Cordless Brad Nailer

Column 495
A great tool for the price.

Black & Decker Marksman Digital Materials
Column 492
A neat Calculator at a good price.

Bosch RotoZip RZ 20
Column 448
Many improvements since Bosch bought them out.

Craftex CT074 Dust Collector with Hepa
Column 480
The Hepa Filter really keeps the dust down.

Delta 36-412 Up- Front Compound Miter Saw
Column 470
12”, Dual Bevel, Up-Front Controls.

Delta Shopmaster 6-Pack
Column 450
A real bargain and it’s backed by

Delta Shopmaster Downdraft Table
Column 457
A great alternative to the more costly tool and it works just as well.

DeWalt DC011 Job-Site Stereo
Column 477
Digital Tuning, CD Adapter, Battery
Charger, Runs on Battery Packs.

DeWalt Hack Saw
Column 480
Cordless as well.

DeWalt DC616 Cordless Finishing Nailer
Column 487
All sorts of great features on this one.

DeWalt DC390K 6 ½” 18v Cordless Circular Saw
Column 489
Gutsy and long running.

Dynamic Paint Brushes LH & RH
Column 451
There is not a more comfortable Paint Brush in the world.

FamoWood Grain Filler
FamoWood Wood Filler Solvent based

FamoWood Wood Filler Water based

Glue Buster Products
Column 446
They remove just about anything.

LePage’s ‘NO GUN’ Caulk
Column 480
Excellent Caulk and easy to use.

LePage’s Outdoor Wood Glue
Column 480
Innovative Bottle, great product.

LePages Carpenter’s Glue
Column 480

Magic Molder
Column 491
An interesting concept.

Painter’s Mate Masking Tape
Column 480
Easy & clean removal

Porter-Cable 984, 19.2 v Drill/Driver
Column 459
Lot’s of torque.

Porter-Cable 324MAG, 325MAG, 423MAG &
425MAG 71/4” Magnesium Circular Saw.
Column 469
No tool blade change, super sharp blades & more.

Column 460
A real back saver

Ridgid Sliding, Dual Bevel, Laser CMS MS1290LZ
Column 448
This is the 12” Sliding Compound Miter Saw and it is filled with features. The laser is dead-on and it all runs smoothly.

Ridgid TS2400LS 10” Portable Table Saw
Column 448
Quick-Change Blade Guard, Expanding Table, On Board Fence & Gauge Storage, Folding Stand, 4,000 RPM’s, 3 1/8 Depth at 90, 25” Rip to Right of Blade.

Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Spindle Sander
Column 459
A smooth and quiet running machine; A well-equipped shop needs this one.

Ridgid OF45150 Twin Stack 3.25HP Compressor
Column 472
150 PSI, Oil-less, Roll Cage, Portable.

Ridgid MSUV Miter Saw Utility Vehicle
Column 478
You will want this universal tool. Bolt
anything on it, including a compound miter saw.

Ryobi 14.4v SA14402KF Drill Driver
Column 468
Excellent torque and battery life.

Ryobi 18v SA1802SKF Drill Driver
Column 468
Better torque and battery life.

Ryobi BTS15, 10” Table Saw
Column 469
Loaded with features.

Ryobi BS1001SV, 10” Silent Vac Bandsaw
Column 483
A neat bandsaw, a neat idea.

Ryobi 40 Piece Router Bit Cabinet
Column 495
A great deal

Ryobi R02 25” Tool Kit
Column 494
A bargain

Skil 5790 Laser 7 1/4" Circular Saw
Column 478
Accurate cuts every time.

Tool Tabs
Column 449
Organize your shop

Wizard Back Belt
Column 460
A great back saver

Zinsser Gardz Drywall Sealer
Column 451
Makes paint go on easier

Zircon iLine Laser Level
Column 453
This one goes deep.



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