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Hot new tools for do-it-yourself Dad

Just in time for Father's Day
Published on Jun 8, 2007

Father's Day will be here before you know it, and there's nothing that would please a do-it-yourself Dad more than some hot new tools. Here are some great suggestions, available at most home centers and hardware stores, or through online retailers. Prices shown are approximate suggested retail. 1. Ridgid 6 1/2-inch Fuego Compact Framing Saw ($139): Come on, you know nothing would please Dad more than getting a brand-new circular saw, and this one is a beauty. New from Ridgid, it is both lighter and faster than a standard 7 1/4-inch circular saw, but is still large enough to cut through a 2-by-4 at 45 degrees. It's a very well-thought-out saw, with positive stops at common blade depths, easy-to-operate adjustment knobs, and a 50-degree bevel capacity with a positive stop at 45 degrees. It's also tough, with magnesium upper and lower blade guards, a composite base that can handle a one-story drop but won't mar a finished piece, and a lifetime service agreement on parts and la...

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