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Six home-improvement tools top must-have list

Summer's a perfect time to start home projects

Let's face facts. Guys love tools. They just do, and the cooler the better. So here are some brand-new offerings from some of the biggest names in tools: Skil Cordless Drill--Car Combo (Model 2566-06; $69.99): OK, a cordless drill is not exactly new. But how about one that comes in a kit with a remote control car, so Dad can have some fun for a change? Skil's latest offering has several handy new features, including a removable onboard bit storage and drill-size index, a bit and screw storage bin on the handle, lighted forward and reverse indicator, a battery charge indicator light, and a keyless chuck. The drill uses their standard 14.4-volt battery and charger (both included, along with a soft carrying case). Also in the kit, just for fun, is a remote-controlled battery-powered car that uses the same battery as the drill. The remote controller even comes with a 9-volt battery in it, so you can run the car right out of the box! Skil Belt Sander (Model 7500; $49.95): Another new introd...

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