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Metabo Corp. has made available its four-piece 18-volt cordless combination kit. The kit's lithium-ion-powered tools are said to be lighter and perform better than tools powered by nickel-cadmium batteries. The kit includes a BSZ 18 cordless drill/driver, KSAP 18 cordless 6 1/2-inch circular saw, ASE 18 cordless reciprocating saw and nickel-cadmium battery-powered flashlight.

The cordless drill/driver weighs 4.8 pounds and features 20 torque settings and a drill setting. The circular saw weighs 10.4 pounds and is said to provide more cuts per battery charge than any other in its class. The reciprocating saw weighs 7.7 pounds and can deliver up to 2,700 strokes per minute.

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