Metabo A rubber-coated top deadens vibration on the Sr356 1/3-sheet orbital finishing sander, and a two-position side handle provides increased control. The sander fits into corners or against vertical sidepieces. The Sr356 features a quick-action sandpaper clamping system with rubberized pressure pads to grip the sanding sheet. An auxiliary fan for self-contained dust collection also can be attached. 800.638.2264. www.metabousa.com..
Lenox Lenox Edge utility knife blades have a patent-pending bi-metal construction, combining flexible spring steel and a Matrix high-speed steel edge with a honed edge angle, allowing for durability and shatter resistance. The maker says the edge stays sharp up to three times longer than carbon steel blades. The blades fit all standard utility knives. 800.628.8810. www.lenoxsaw.com.
Simpson Strong-Tie New stud plate ties can be used as plate-to-stud and top-plate-to-stud connections, providing increased flexibility, the maker says. The double stud plate design (Model DSP) can be installed on either or both sides of the wall. The single-stud plate tie (Model SSP) requires fewer fasteners than other single-stud connectors. 800.999.5099. www.strongtie.com..
Hilti The Hilti SD 2500 Screwdriver features a unique snap-on connection that allows the user to convert from a hand-held to a stand-up screwdriving system using the maker's SME Extension and also to change from single to collated screws using the SMI 55 Plus magazine. The high-torque tool's screwdriving capacity remains consistent regardless of contact pressure, the maker says. The 110-volt SD 2500 also has a clutch and depth gauge for accurate screw penetration. It is shown with SME Extension and SMI 55 magazine. 800.879.8000. www.us.hilti.com..
Makita The HP2070F ¾-inch hammerdrill features an 8.2-amp motor and weighs 5.3 pounds, delivering a 1.55 power-to-weight ratio. Built-in indicator lights warn of overheating, and a 360-degree-swivel side handle with depth gauge provides greater maneuverability and precise drilling depth, the maker says. For low-light applications, the hammerdrill has a high-output LED light that illuminates the work surface. 800.462.5482. www.makitatools.com..