Multipurpose tool

Do the job of several pliers with Truecraft's Omni Grip pliers. The tool's chrome vanadium jaw, with a capacity of 21/2 in., can grab material of almost any shape, including hex, square, round, bar, sheet, rod, flat and angle stock. The pliers are pictured with the new bench clamp. It converts into a portable vise/clamp ideal for cutting or sweating pipe or molding other materials for drilling and sawing. The bench clamp has an industrial black finish and black epoxy. Contact Truecraft Tools, Dept. FIN, 615 Pierce St., Somerset, NJ 08875-6739, 800/532-8665.

Breathe easier

Get rid of exhaust fumes, smoke and heat from welding, brazing, soldering, refinishing and other fume-generating processes with the VB451 self-contained ventilating system. The 20-lb. system includes a 10-ft. hose, blower and steel nozzle. It has a nominal airflow of 450 cfm at 5,000 fpm to provide effective ventilation.

Additional hoses in 4-in. lengths can be added to the inlet or to the outlet to duct away fumes. Contact Neoterik Health Technologies Inc., Dept. FIN, 401 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD 21798, 301/845-2777.

Heavy-duty sawhorse

These sawhorse brackets aren't just for sawing: Touting a load capacity of up to 1,000 lbs. (500 lbs./bracket), they could become a handy holder of heavy tools in your shop.

Owner Art Neumarkel of The Sawhorse Connection first built them from steel but found that structural aluminum has the same values as steel with three-fourths less weight than the heavy metal: A set of four weighs a total of 8 lbs.

Once assembled, you can tap a nail or set screw into the boards through the bracket's nail holes, and the legs will stay in place for transport. Price for a set of four: $59.95 (shipping included). Contact The Sawhorse Connection, Dept. FIN, Box 1373, Anacortes, WA 98221, 360/293-3079.

Pumping power

The new model DD-6 diaphragm pump is a powerful device that pumps almost any liquid, from thick, hard-to-pump chemicals to the lightest fluids, at a rate of up to 8 gal./min. The self-priming, closed-system design allows users to circulate the container's contents to remix separated or settled products, rinse the container and drain and clean discharge lines without removing the pump or opening the container. The device has a separate pump unit and motor, which allows easy removal of the pump and multiple pumping with a single motor. Contact Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Co., Dept. FIN, 5599 E. Holmes Rd., Memphis, TN 38118, 800/343-7867. Side view The Speedglas 9000 welding helmet is now being offered with a side windows option. Two windows offer welders peripheral vision to see potentially hazardous situations and to move more easily around work areas.

All Speedglas 9000 helmets are designed to protect the wearer from CO2 buildup. Exhaled air in the helmet is directed through four exhaust vents to remove CO2 as well as heat and humidity. Contact Hornell Speedglas Inc., Dept. FIN, 2374 Edison Blvd., Twinsburg, OH 44087, 800/628-9218.