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Eidos says its new SitStand will help reduce fatigue and lesson the chance of backache caused by standing for long periods of time. With the SitStand, you can lean back on the contour padded seat and still reach work surfaces or alternate between standing and sitting while working.

The SitStand is equipped with rear casters so it may be moved anywhere on a hard-surface floor. Its seat adjusts from flat to 45° and swivels up to 180° off center. The gas-spring-actuated seat adjusts from 24 to 36 in.

Price: $420. Contact Eidos Corp., Dept. FIN, Box 29666, Lincoln, NE 68529-0666, 800/210-9666, visit or, or circle 198.

Hardface wire

New ArmorWear welding wire is designed for hard surfacing with smaller-sized wire feed welders of 100/220v. Unlike typical hardfacing applications that use DCEP (reverse) polarity, ArmorWear wire performs better with straight DCEN polarity used on most smaller machines.

ArmorWear is well suited for use on equipment such as bucket lips and teeth and cultivator chisels and sweeps.

The wire comes in 10- to 50-lb. spools and is priced between $7 to $10/lb., depending on wire gauge and quantity purchased. Contact Hobart Brothers Co., Dept. FIN, 400 Trade Square East, Troy, OH 45373, 800/424-1543, visit or, or circle 197.

Multitasking radio

Set in a sturdy aluminum roll cage, the Bosch Power Box combines a radio, CD player, battery charger and four outlets in which to plug power tools. The unit also has a 12v power outlet for charging cell phones or two-way radios.

Price: $179 for the CD model and $149 for just the radio. Call 877/267-2499, visit or, or circle 196.

Fast winching

Warn Works is starting production on a new portable winch and carrier that will be ready to plug in and use right from the box. The 3200AC-R includes an integrated mounting plate, roller fairlead, carry handle, and built-in dock to hold the handheld remote. The unit may be permanently attached to a surface or temporarily anchored to a stable object. It has a pull capacity of 3,200 lbs. and is powered by a 0.6-hp motor.

The new winch will sell for about $499 when it is available next March in stories or from Warn suppliers. Contact Warn Industries Inc., Dept. FIN, 12900 S.E. Capps Rd., Clackamas, OR 97015, 800/543-9276, visit or, or circle 194.

Heavy-duty press

The H-Press from HydroSwing Doors features a 12-in.-cyl. stroke, six-position, adjustable bed height. The press has a standard bed-lifting kit and open-ended frame for long parts.

Four press sizes range from 50 to 150 tons. The H-Press offers a five-year warranty. Custom-built presses also are available.

Contact Cottonwood Welding & Mfg. Inc., Dept. FIN, Box 15, Cottonwood, MN 56229, 507/423-5546, visit or, or circle 193.

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