Tools & toys
What’s to love:
A portable bench-top saw that uses standard T-shank jigsaw blades.
What does it do: Tthis saw made by WORX can cut aluminum, PVC pipe and tile with a change of the blade. Guide rollers ensure accurate 90 degree cutting. An adjustable hold-down arm matches the thickness of what is being cut and holds it against the table to minimize vibration. The arm also flips out of the way when making interior cuts. A safety key prevents unauthorized use of the saw. The tool is compact, which makes it convenient for a home workshop or easily portable. It sells for $99.99. More information at Worx. com.
Nutri NinjaNutri BowlDUO
What’s to love: With the 1200-watt motor this machine can make a smoothie, chop ice or make dough.
What does it do: Is it a blender or a food processor? Basically, both. It comes with two attachable 24-ounce cups and a 4-cup bowl, plus chopping and dough blades, allowing the user to create a variety of snacks or meals. It can be programmed using the “Auto iQ” buttons on the base in a variety of pulsing patterns to break down food into different textures, from liquefied to chunky. The stainless-steel blades are rust-proof and dishwasher safe. The bowls and cups are made of BPA-free plastic. The Ninja comes with a recipe book and sells for $139.99.