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Cool new tools Mom will love

Post-Mother's Day gifts for the do-it-herselfer

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Although Mother's Day has passed, it's never too late to get Moms who love do-it-yourself projects some cool new tools. These tools are available at most home centers and hardware stores, or through on-line retailers, and the prices shown are approximate: Werner Aluminum Work Platform ($39.95): This sturdy, well-built folding work platform is ideal for a variety of home improvement projects, particularly painting. The platform itself is almost 40 inches long and 12 inches wide, with a working height of 20 9/16 inches. It allows you to work comfortably along walls and windows, and at about 12 pounds it's a lot easier to move around than a ladder. The legs fold up for easy storage, and lock firmly in place for use. Nonmarring rubber feet keep the bench firmly in place while protecting the floor from damage. Ryobi Cordless Stapler ($39.95) and Random Orbit Sander ($44.95): These two tools are part of Ryobi's lineup of One + 18-volt cordless tools, a very nice system they've de...