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Tool up for holiday giving

Gift suggestions for your home handyperson
Published on Dec 8, 2006

It's time once again to be looking for some great gift ideas for the home handyperson or tool nut on your gift list. Here are some fun and practical suggestions for brightening up the holiday season: One+ System (Ryobi, starting at $19.95): Ryobi's One+ System of cordless tools allows you to buy each cordless tool by itself without the battery and charger so you can customize your tool collection and save a little money at the same time. Start with the 18-volt NiCad battery -- which is interchangeable with all the tools in the system -- add a charger, then add the tools you need. Among Ryobi's new additions to the extensive One+ line are a cordless hand planer, which is both comfortable and powerful. It features dual carbide blades, up-front depth adjustment from zero to 1/64 inch per pass, an edge rabbeting guide, and a built-in "kickstand" that lets you set the tool down between passes without contacting the wood. Also new is the 6-inch random orbit buffer/polisher, sold with one bu...

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