Though I long ago equipped my drill press and bandsaw with clamp-on task lighting, I’ve always found it difficult to place those accessories in locations where they light up my work without getting in the way.

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Though I long ago equipped my drill press and bandsaw with clamp-on task lighting, I've always found it difficult to place those accessories in locations where they light up my work without getting in the way. Keeping the lights' cords out of the way and plugged in was a whole other dilemma. I solved all these problems with an inexpensive LED flashlight.

Simply mount one to a hardwood arm (the holes reduce weight) using 34 " metal pipe strap and a bolt and nut. Then, epoxy a rare-earth magnet to the opposite end of the arm, and you have a cordless, stick-anywhere solution.

—Scott Warnecke, Brighton, Mich.