Chipmaker
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      • Review count
        177
      • Helpfulness votes
        124
      • Average rating
        4.8
        4.8 out of 5
      • First Review:
        September 30, 2014
      • Last Review:
        November 10, 2019
       
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          The M12 FUEL Extended Reach Ratchets are Milwaukee's latest addition to their best-in-class lineup of ratchets. These ratchets provide industry leading torque output with a slim head profile and an extended neck that give users the longest reach in tight spaces. Investment Cast Steel Yoke housing and the POWERSTATE Brushless Motor deliver the superior durability that users expect from Milwaukee. The M12 FUEL Extended Reach Ratchets are the ideal addition to any tech's tool chest, allowing users to get to stubborn, hard to reach fasteners without the concern of Knuckle Busting, while providing the same best-in-class Torque Output as our M12 FUEL Ratchets.
           
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          If you do a lot of wrench work the Milwaukee M12 FUEL, 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless, Cordless 3/...
          PostedNovember 10, 2019
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          If you do a lot of wrench work the Milwaukee M12 FUEL, 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless, Cordless 3/8-inch Extended Reach Ratchet belongs in your toolbox. The kit comes with a M12 battery charger and 2 Ah battery. Also provided with the kit, is nice soft case with Velcro loops to hold the ratchet, battery charger and battery in place when transported.
          I think the Milwaukee 3/8-inch extended ratchet is the perfect powered ratchet size for a first-time purchase. Milwaukee also makes a ¼ inch and ½ inch size of ratchet. However, with the proper adapter the 3/8-inch drive can easily be used with ¼ inch and ½ inch sockets (of course no adapter is required for 3/8 sockets). I took a picture of a Read More
          If you do a lot of wrench work the Milwaukee M12 FUEL, 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless, Cordless 3/8-inch Extended Reach Ratchet belongs in your toolbox. The kit comes with a M12 battery charger and 2 Ah battery. Also provided with the kit, is nice soft case with Velcro loops to hold the ratchet, battery charger and battery in place when transported.
          I think the Milwaukee 3/8-inch extended ratchet is the perfect powered ratchet size for a first-time purchase. Milwaukee also makes a ¼ inch and ½ inch size of ratchet. However, with the proper adapter the 3/8-inch drive can easily be used with ¼ inch and ½ inch sockets (of course no adapter is required for 3/8 sockets). I took a picture of a tiny 5/32-inch socket mounted on 3/8” x ¼ “adapter on the extended ratchet. I included in the picture a 1-1/8” socket with a ½ inch drive mounted on a 3/8” x ½” inch adapter. This picture shows the versatility of the 3/8-inch drive Milwaukee ratchet.
          The 3/8-inch extended ratchet provides 55 ft./lbs. of torque (the 1/4-inch drive ratchet produces 40 ft./lbs of torque and the ½ inch drive ratchet produces 60 ft./lbs.). In my way of thinking this makes the 3/8 inch drive the perfect place to start. Also, the 3/8 extended drive ratchet can reach further out to a bolt when you are working. There is a 4-inch difference in length between the new extended reach 3/8-inch ratchet and the original Milwaukee 3/8-inch ratchet (2457-20) that I previously purchased.
          The new 3/8” extended ratchet has a cast steel yoke and slim profile head. A rubber boot is also available for purchase to protect the drive end of the ratchet, if the ratchet is receiving extensive use. The rotational direction of the ratchet is changed on the head end just like a manual ratchet. There is an on/off safety switch in front of the squeeze trigger to prevent accident startup. An LED light is pointed at the socket location and turns on when the trigger is pulled.
          So, lose the air hose required by your pneumatic ratchet if you have one. There is no more need to drag around an air hose and have it getting in the way. No more lube oil required by a pneumatic ratchet. I would recommend this new M12 Fuel Ratchet to a DIYer or a professional mechanic. I’m sure you’ll will enjoy your new purchase if you make one. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, Sturdy
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          from Lakewood, Colorado
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          Milwaukee has totally innovated theT20 Torx Screw driving bit. My new choice for wood screws are ...
          PostedNovember 9, 2019
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          Milwaukee has totally innovated theT20 Torx Screw driving bit. My new choice for wood screws are Torx type screws and using a MILWAUKEE® SHOCKWAVE™ Torx #T20 3 1/2" Impact Duty™ Steel Screwdriver Bit. These bits have a laser hardened tip which is designed to extend bit life by a factor of 50. The precise sizing of the tip head fits a Torx Screw snuggly which prevents stripping the screw head. For me this has always been a problem when seating a Phillips wood screw. The ¼ inch hex end of the driver bit is laser etched with the size T20,T25 etc. The size of the Torx screw is typically shown on the box of Torx fasteners so you always know what size of driving bit to use. The Torx bits work well Read More
          Milwaukee has totally innovated theT20 Torx Screw driving bit. My new choice for wood screws are Torx type screws and using a MILWAUKEE® SHOCKWAVE™ Torx #T20 3 1/2" Impact Duty™ Steel Screwdriver Bit. These bits have a laser hardened tip which is designed to extend bit life by a factor of 50. The precise sizing of the tip head fits a Torx Screw snuggly which prevents stripping the screw head. For me this has always been a problem when seating a Phillips wood screw. The ¼ inch hex end of the driver bit is laser etched with the size T20,T25 etc. The size of the Torx screw is typically shown on the box of Torx fasteners so you always know what size of driving bit to use. The Torx bits work well in both1/4-inch hex impact drivers and/or keyless chuck drill drivers. I would recommend these bits to both the DIYer or professional craftsmen. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong
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          Milwaukee has totally innovated theT20 Torx Screw driving bit. I’ve recently started using common...
          PostedNovember 8, 2019
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          Milwaukee has totally innovated theT20 Torx Screw driving bit. I’ve recently started using common deck screws for several of my 2x4 wood projects. Unlike nail gun fasteners, a 2x4 frame that is built using Torx screws won’t loosen when rocked back and forth during movement around the shop. These frames might be for carts, chopped fire wood racks or temporary construction projects. With this change, I needed to find a good Torx Screw driving bit. My choice is the MILWAUKEE® SHOCKWAVE™ Torx #20 2" Impact Duty™ Steel Screwdriver Bit.
          These bits have a laser hardened tip which is designed to extend bit life by 50X. The precise sizing of the tip head fits a Torx Screw snuggly and prevent
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          Milwaukee has totally innovated theT20 Torx Screw driving bit. I’ve recently started using common deck screws for several of my 2x4 wood projects. Unlike nail gun fasteners, a 2x4 frame that is built using Torx screws won’t loosen when rocked back and forth during movement around the shop. These frames might be for carts, chopped fire wood racks or temporary construction projects. With this change, I needed to find a good Torx Screw driving bit. My choice is the MILWAUKEE® SHOCKWAVE™ Torx #20 2" Impact Duty™ Steel Screwdriver Bit.
          These bits have a laser hardened tip which is designed to extend bit life by 50X. The precise sizing of the tip head fits a Torx Screw snuggly and prevent stripping the screw like is common with a Phillips wood screw. The ¼ inch hex end of the driver bit is laser etched with the size. The Torx bits work well in both1/4-inch hex impact drivers and/or keyless chuck drill drivers. I would recommend these bits to both the DIYer and professional craftsmen. My bet is a person will lose the bit long before wearing it out.
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          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong
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          The MILWAUKEE® Fixed Blade Utility Knife features a fixed blade mechanism holding the blade firmly in place. The Milwaukee utility knife has tool free blade changes for users to quickly swap out blades. The fixed blade utility knife has a metal body that provides durability while onboard blade storage allows users to store 5 extra blades. The Milwaukee fixed blade knives have overmold grips for increased comfort and reduced hand slippage and lanyard holes for convenient tehtering.
           
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          The MILWAUKEE Fixed Blade Utility Knife is the perfect hobby knife. It is light weight. The knife...
          PostedNovember 8, 2019
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          The MILWAUKEE Fixed Blade Utility Knife is the perfect hobby knife. It is light weight. The knife can store 5 blades inside its body for easy access when a blade change is required. A screwdriver free blade change is possible via the button screw in the side of the body that can be pinched and rotated between the thumb and index finger. The blade is fixed in the open position and cannot be withdrawn. The overmold grips on knife provide a comfortable and secure grip without hand slippage. One knife blade is included in the body of the knife when purchased.
          My comment about being a perfect hobby knife is because the fixed blade is always exposed. Without a scabbard to shield the blade it
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          The MILWAUKEE Fixed Blade Utility Knife is the perfect hobby knife. It is light weight. The knife can store 5 blades inside its body for easy access when a blade change is required. A screwdriver free blade change is possible via the button screw in the side of the body that can be pinched and rotated between the thumb and index finger. The blade is fixed in the open position and cannot be withdrawn. The overmold grips on knife provide a comfortable and secure grip without hand slippage. One knife blade is included in the body of the knife when purchased.
          My comment about being a perfect hobby knife is because the fixed blade is always exposed. Without a scabbard to shield the blade it would be easy to be injured if walking around a job site with the blade exposed. Milwaukee has other great FASTBACK folding utility knives for this purpose. However, for a hobby knife where the user is sitting at a desk and doesn’t need to carry the knife around with an exposed blade, it is perfect.
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          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Strong, Sturdy
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          The Milwaukee 25 ft. W Blade Tape Measures have the longest, straightest standout in the industry giving users up to 14 ft. of standout for extended reach and efficiency on the jobsite. The straight standout is highly usable and makes it easier to measure long distances alone. The tape measures are wear and impact-resistant with nylon bond blade protection and an additional anti-tear coating on the first 6 of the blade, reducing tape tear. Built to withstand the jobsite, the measuring tapes are constructed with a 5-point reinforced frame for impact resistance.
           
          from Lakewood, Colorado
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          I love my new Milwaukee 25 ft. x 1.3 inch wide blade, premium tape measure. It is the first tape ...
          PostedNovember 2, 2019
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          I love my new Milwaukee 25 ft. x 1.3 inch wide blade, premium tape measure. It is the first tape measure I’ve ever seen with numbers on top and bottom of the measuring tape. I normally work alone and when measuring off the top of a ladder and reaching out to snag an edge for a measurement, the tape will fall off the edge when you roll the tape about 45 degrees to read the distance. With this tape you don’t have to roll the tape to 45 degrees to read the measurement, you just read off the bottom with tape pulled taunt. This is so cool and will save a bunch of time not having to regrab the edge for a measurement.
          The 14-foot standout is also a great feature and is more than the distance I
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          I love my new Milwaukee 25 ft. x 1.3 inch wide blade, premium tape measure. It is the first tape measure I’ve ever seen with numbers on top and bottom of the measuring tape. I normally work alone and when measuring off the top of a ladder and reaching out to snag an edge for a measurement, the tape will fall off the edge when you roll the tape about 45 degrees to read the distance. With this tape you don’t have to roll the tape to 45 degrees to read the measurement, you just read off the bottom with tape pulled taunt. This is so cool and will save a bunch of time not having to regrab the edge for a measurement.
          The 14-foot standout is also a great feature and is more than the distance I normally reach out to. I like the belt clip but I have a tape holster that I will still probably use. It will be interesting to see how well the anti-tear coating works on the first 6 inches of the tape. Only time will tell on that feature. The thumb activated lock works well. I would recommend this long reach tape to anyone who needs a 25 ft. tape measure.
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          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy
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          The RYOBI 40-Volt 20 in. cordless snow blower is engineered to remove snow quickly from patios, decks and driveways. With a powerful brushless motor this product is designed to provide consistent quiet power that efficiently discharges snow up to 25 ft. The RYOBI 40-Volt 20 in. cordless snow blower features a push button start and twin LED headlights that make clearing snow hassle-free at any time. The 180 directional chute offers ultimate snow-throwing control. For added convenience, the RYOBI snow blower is equipped with one 40-Volt 5 Ah High Capacity Lithium-Ion battery for extended run time. The RYOBI 40-Volt 20 in. cordless snow blower is backed with a RYOBI 5-year limited warranty and is guaranteed to deliver results for years to come.
           

          Is this snow blower works on direct electric supply or its just works with Battery?

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          Arindam
          November 8, 2019
          Is this snow blower works on direct electric supply or its just works with Battery?
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          Chipmaker
          Lakewood, Colorado
          November 9, 2019
          Answer: 
          Hi Arindam,
          The snow blower only works with the battery.
          Thanks Chipmaker.
           
          The RYOBI 40-Volt 20 in. cordless snow blower is engineered to remove snow quickly from patios, decks and driveways. With a powerful brushless motor this product is designed to provide consistent quiet power that efficiently discharges snow up to 25 ft. The RYOBI 40-Volt 20 in. cordless snow blower features a push button start and twin LED headlights that make clearing snow hassle-free at any time. The 180 directional chute offers ultimate snow-throwing control. For added convenience, the RYOBI snow blower is equipped with one 40-Volt 5 Ah High Capacity Lithium-Ion battery for extended run time. The RYOBI 40-Volt 20 in. cordless snow blower is backed with a RYOBI 5-year limited warranty and is guaranteed to deliver results for years to come.
           

          my snow blower handle on left side broke can it be re place

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          laural
          October 28, 2019
          my snow blower handle on left side broke can it be re place
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          Chipmaker
          Lakewood, Colorado
          October 28, 2019
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          Hi Laural,
          I would suggest that you just call Ryobi or contact them by internet and look for the support tap. The contact numbers and e-mail will be in your manual. I'm sure that Ryobi would sale you the parts for repair or maybe replace the parts under warranty. Also, there may be a Ryobi service dealer in your area that you could take your snow blower to for repair.
          I hope this helps.
          Chipmaker
           

          Let me be more specific as I am seeing multiple answers. My previous microwave had a night light ...

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          Desoray
          October 17, 2019
          Let me be more specific as I am seeing multiple answers. My previous microwave had a night light option that automatically turned on and off between certain hours. For ex. 6pm, night light turned on, and 6am, it turned off. It was able to be programmed that way. Does this microwave have that option ? Or only manually turning the light on and off. Thanks!!!
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          Chipmaker
          Lakewood, Colorado
          October 17, 2019
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          Hi Desoray,
          I don't have a programable night light on my unit.
          Thanks Chipmaker
           
          The M18 RADIUS Compact Site Light with Flood Mode offers the user 2-lights in 1 for area lighting and tasking lighting. With 2,200 Lumens of output in area mode for illuminating large work areas and 1000 Lumens of flood lighting for task situations there is no application this light cant handle. This light offers up to 18-hours of run time with an M18 XC 5.0 battery and has the option to be plugged in using its AC inlet for extended run time. Its compact size allows users to take this site light on and off the jobsite effortlessly and its 4-1/4 in. metal hanging hook allow users to hang this light from above for overhead lighting situations. The M18 RADIUS Compact Site Light with Flood Mode is equipped with a high impact polycarbonate lens to withstand harsh jobsite abuse. Its high quality LEDs never need to be replaced and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
           

          Does it have an A/C Out port to charge small devices, phones etc.?

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          Hophopvay
          September 20, 2019
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          Chipmaker
          Lakewood, Colorado
          September 21, 2019
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          HI Hophopvay,
          Sorry, this Milwaukee light does not have an AC output for charging small devices or phones. The light only has a male 110 volt plug for an extension cord in case the battery charge is depleted. I hope this helps answer your question.
          Chipmaker
           
          Milwaukee M18 FUEL ONE-KEY 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3/4 in. Impact Wrench w/Friction Ring Kit w/(2) 5.0Ah Batteries Size: 16.93 In..
           

          I am a heavy equipment mechanic and work on tele handlers will these remove and install those tires?

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          Mike
          September 14, 2019
          Or will a 1” impact better fit me
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          Chipmaker
          Lakewood, Colorado
          September 15, 2019
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          Hi Mike,
          The 1 inch impact wrench produces 1800 ft-lbs. of nut busting torque and 1500 ft-lbs of fastening torque.
          The 3/4 inch impact wrench produces 1500 ft-lbs. of nut busting torque and 1200 ft-lbs of fastening torque. The 1 inch cost is twice the cost of the 3/4 inch impact wrench. Maybe a silly question but are your impact sockets 1 inch? If your sockets are 1 inch I would recommended the 1 inch
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          Hi Mike,
          The 1 inch impact wrench produces 1800 ft-lbs. of nut busting torque and 1500 ft-lbs of fastening torque.
          The 3/4 inch impact wrench produces 1500 ft-lbs. of nut busting torque and 1200 ft-lbs of fastening torque. The 1 inch cost is twice the cost of the 3/4 inch impact wrench. Maybe a silly question but are your impact sockets 1 inch? If your sockets are 1 inch I would recommended the 1 inch impact wrench. If all of your sockets are 3/4 inch drive and based on cost of the wrench I think I would go with the 3/4 inch impact wrench. Can you find out the "nut busting" torque and fastening torque of what you are currently using, that information will be the best way to decide.
          I hope this helps. Chipmaker
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