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Gun down clogs

The Ridge Tool Company's redesign of the RIDGID® K39AF drain gun features a two-way AUTOFEED(TM) making unclogging bath, lavatory and kitchen sink drains simple. AUTOFEED(TM) allows users to more efficiently feed the cable into the drain and reverse the cable's direction quickly and easily with a unique lever. Weighing only 11 pounds, the redesigned K-39AF is lightweight and well balanced, making the gun easy to handle when tackling tough blockages. The new gun's design is also more ergonomie, putting users' hands closer together for more comfortable use. A new trigger hand guard protects fingers from danger. The RIDGID® K-39AF drain gun is approved by the Canadian Standard Association and Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Visit www.ridgid.com/Tools/K-39AF for more information.

Great expectations

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins explores how companies with good, bad or mediocre performance can become great companies. The book examines the strategic differences between elite companies that have achieved great results for at least 15 years and companies that have failed to make the leap from good to great. Collins' findings shed light on the key determinants to greatness, like the type of leadership needed, the importance of transcending the curse of competence, the results that come from combining a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship and the dangers of radical restructurings.

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