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Byline: Gene Austin
Cordless power tools continued to proliferate this year, some of them in interesting new forms and packages that promise to make fine holiday gifts for do-it-yourselfers.
A shopping tip: The power of cordless tools is rated in volts _ the more volts, the more powerful the tool. A tool with 9 to 12 volts of power is adequate for most do-it-yourself work, but those who plan heavy-duty use will want more power. Some home centers and hardware stores carry the tools discussed here, but many tools are also available from Internet sites such as Tool Crib/Amazon at
and Tools Plus at
An example of cordless versatility is the new battery-powered FireStorm …