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Cool tools under $200

Choose from LED light, sander, X-Bench

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The holidays are an ideal time to give the home handyman or handywoman on your list a cool new tool or two. Here, in order of price, are a few worth considering, and all are under $200 -- many of them way under! Most are available at local home centers and hardware stores, or check out their Web sites for more information. Striker Magnetic LED Light ($6.99, www.strikerhandtools.com): Here's a clever little gadget that is sure to be a big help to do-it-yourselfers and pros alike -- a spotlight that's about the size of a golf ball! The Striker is a little acrylic sphere, studded around the outside with 12 powerful rare earth magnets and a bright, wide-angle, LED light. The magnets hold the sphere firmly to any metal surface, while the light gives surprisingly bright illumination. And with a choice of 12 different magnetic positions, you can direct that light right where you need it. Use it under the sink while you stop that leak, behind the stereo while you sort out the cabl...