Palaranda
  • Review count
    430
  • Helpfulness votes
    3,752
  • Average rating
    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    February 20, 2011
  • Last Review:
    August 7, 2019
 
  • Question count
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    • Answer count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        430
      • Helpfulness votes
        3,752
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 20, 2011
      • Last Review:
        August 7, 2019
       
      • Question count
        5
         
        • Answer count
          281
           
           
           
           
          Palaranda's Reviews
           
          XEPA TECHNOLOGIES timer-activated solar LED garden lantern lamp head is perfect for saving on energy costs. Lamp post not included. With its easy “no electrical wire” set-up there is no need for an electrician. The lantern’s weatherproof and rust resistant design will provide years of operation and the LED lights (light-emitting diodes) never need replacing. Simply assemble on a 3 in. Dia post and place in an area where the solar panel receives direct sunlight for at least six hours a day. The SPX422 lantern features a 12 hours timer and an energy efficient 200 Lumens of output. The monocrystalline silicon solar panel is protected by a layer of tempered glass to ensure long-lasting reliability.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Excellent Post lamp
          PostedJanuary 29, 2013
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          I was pleasantly surprised after removing it from the box to see how well the appearance of the lamp post looked. The post is smooth rather than the rough texture I'd expected. The lamp, which simply screws onto the top of the post, is well made and attractive.
          It comes with expanding bolts to secure the base to the floor. I got this to use on my outside deck, which is not attached to the house and I really did not want to have to hard wire some lighting and have it looped over or under the deck. So I opted for the solar lamp in the hope that the Sun charged batteries last longer than one short season. Only time will tell me that.
          As I needed to bolt the base to the floor of the decking, I
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          I was pleasantly surprised after removing it from the box to see how well the appearance of the lamp post looked. The post is smooth rather than the rough texture I'd expected. The lamp, which simply screws onto the top of the post, is well made and attractive.
          It comes with expanding bolts to secure the base to the floor. I got this to use on my outside deck, which is not attached to the house and I really did not want to have to hard wire some lighting and have it looped over or under the deck. So I opted for the solar lamp in the hope that the Sun charged batteries last longer than one short season. Only time will tell me that.
          As I needed to bolt the base to the floor of the decking, I added another 1" foot square piece of wood to the underside of the floor and then drilled the holes required to hold the base of the lamp using the supplied bolts. I was a little apprehensive about the amount of Sun needed to charge it up as the decking faces West and to the South, there are large trees that blot the Sun out. But after 2 weeks of cloudy and wet days, the lamp still performs well, lighting up the area from 6pm and is still on at 4 AM, albeit at a much reduced rate of output, but enough to see what is on the decking. I am pleased with its looks and performance. It was easy to install and is strong enough to lean on without risking damage..
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          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Functional, Well Made, High Quality of Material, Eco-Friendly, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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          4out of 5found this review helpful.
           
          Milwaukee delivers huge value with this bundle, providing a charger, case and two lithium-ion batteries for slightly more than you would pay for the tool alone. Select one of two DRIVE CONTROL modes for optimal performance from this lightweight 1/4 in. hex impact driver. Spurred by a brushless 12 volt POWERSTATE motor engineered to stay cool and run longer than anything in its class, this subcompact Milwaukee tool is a tradesman's best-kept secret. Squeeze into tight spaces and let the cordless machine work its magic with up to 1200 in. lbs. of torque and variable speeds reaching 2650 RPM. The impacting action of this device will fasten or loosen screws and lag bolts with ease.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          12 volt V 18volt
          PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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          I got this for my wife, mainly because it's much smaller size than my 18V cordless tools as mine are just too heavy for her to use when I'm not around for those small jobs that require little maintenance. It is a 12v driver, and therefore assumed that it would not be as powerful as my 18 volt tools. It would be safe in her hands, so I thought. Arriving home after three days away, she showed me the antique coffee table that she had attempted to repair by screwing one of the legs that had come loose. The screw hole was surrounded by deep scratches and the screw itself was at right angles and embedded far too deep into the wood.
          Right! The reason why. I discovered for myself that the torque is
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          I got this for my wife, mainly because it's much smaller size than my 18V cordless tools as mine are just too heavy for her to use when I'm not around for those small jobs that require little maintenance. It is a 12v driver, and therefore assumed that it would not be as powerful as my 18 volt tools. It would be safe in her hands, so I thought. Arriving home after three days away, she showed me the antique coffee table that she had attempted to repair by screwing one of the legs that had come loose. The screw hole was surrounded by deep scratches and the screw itself was at right angles and embedded far too deep into the wood.
          Right! The reason why. I discovered for myself that the torque is almost, if not the same as my 18 volt drill and the power to put screws in is awesome considering the 12v v the 18v.
          In using the hex drills, I found that I had to extra careful as there is a little play in the drill bit when at first starting but if the hole to be drilled is not that of a critical importance, then it's fine. But for the drill hole to be perfect, I resorted back to my standard drill with round bits. For driving in nuts and bolts...perfect. For driving in screws..again very good, but again I had to be careful that the head of the screw was firmly attached to the bit before attempting to use the driver. Hence our ruined coffee table.
          With all the new battery and motor technology constantly being upgraded, there are fewer reasons to consider higher voltage systems. I would hazard a guess that this marks the beginning of the end of many 18v tools. I think that we’ll be using 20v for most HEAVY DUTY applications, and 12v for just about everything else. I have been using this driver for 8 days at around 6 hours each day without me having to charge the battery as yet.
          As for the wife? I'll buy her another one that is not so powerful. This M12 12 volt is mine now.
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          Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, good in tight areas
          Cons: slight wobble when using as a drill
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          5out of 6found this review helpful.
           
          The Lifetime 3-Piece Bistro Set features a 29.5 in. round folding table with 2 folding chairs. Constructed of heavy duty simulated wood, the set is weather resistant and unlike wooden furniture, it will not splinter, warp and never needs to be painted or varnished. The powder-coated aluminum frame is completely weather resistant and creates a durable, sturdy foundation for the table and chairs. With the long-lasting construction and an innovative, attractive design, the Lifetime Bistro Set is the perfect addition to your patio or backyard.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          deck furniture
          PostedDecember 30, 2012
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          At first I thought this patio table and chairs were a bit over priced but after inspection, the old adage of `you get what you paid for` certainly rings true here. They are what the product features say they are. The table and chairs open up and fold very easily. The chairs measure 34" high when open to a sitting position. The back rest is 12" high by 19" width and the seat is 16 and a half X 19". The simulated wood cross pieces are held by 5 strong screws in each piece and the back by 4 screws, which are underneath and at the back. The chairs weigh about 14 pounds each and so I found them heavy enough to make them sturdy enough for using and light enough to be able to carry them around. The Read More
          At first I thought this patio table and chairs were a bit over priced but after inspection, the old adage of `you get what you paid for` certainly rings true here. They are what the product features say they are. The table and chairs open up and fold very easily. The chairs measure 34" high when open to a sitting position. The back rest is 12" high by 19" width and the seat is 16 and a half X 19". The simulated wood cross pieces are held by 5 strong screws in each piece and the back by 4 screws, which are underneath and at the back. The chairs weigh about 14 pounds each and so I found them heavy enough to make them sturdy enough for using and light enough to be able to carry them around. The table and chairs look and feel like the top quality furniture they are. Well designed for using and beauty, they are a great addition for our decking. Plus I don't have to store them in the winter months. I can just leave them out and they are ready to use on those days it's not too cold. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Assemble, High Quality of Material, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Comfortable, Looks Great, Looks High End, Good Size & Weight
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          2out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          Swapping out rotary accessories has never been easier with EZ Change wrench-less innovation on the Dremel 4200 Variable Speed Rotary Tool. This 120-Volt plug-in tool allows quick attachment changes to keep your project on a steady pace. The variable-speed motor provides unwavering consistency at any RPM (5000-35,000) thanks to electronic feedback circuitry. A sure-handed 360° grip zone gives operators supreme leverage to complete a variety of tasks.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          The best yet
          PostedDecember 26, 2012
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          In my retirement, I work at designing and building quite a lot of small projects and this new Dremel 4200 rotary tool far surpasses the older models. I also have a Dremel 4000 series model which is less than a year old, and so I compared them side by side in my latest project of making clocks out of cut off 4" thick logs. First was to cut out a square 2 and 1/2" deep into the wood to be able to slide the movement in. The first one I used my older Dremel. It took an hour as normal using the saw bit and sanding disks.The second one took me 20 minutes and it was a far superior finish to the sides and bottom of the hole. The reasons being my older model requires changing the sanding disks by Read More
          In my retirement, I work at designing and building quite a lot of small projects and this new Dremel 4200 rotary tool far surpasses the older models. I also have a Dremel 4000 series model which is less than a year old, and so I compared them side by side in my latest project of making clocks out of cut off 4" thick logs. First was to cut out a square 2 and 1/2" deep into the wood to be able to slide the movement in. The first one I used my older Dremel. It took an hour as normal using the saw bit and sanding disks.The second one took me 20 minutes and it was a far superior finish to the sides and bottom of the hole. The reasons being my older model requires changing the sanding disks by securing the disk with that tiny screw and so I use the sanding disk as long as I can without having to change it. Another reason was the power of my new Dremel. The more pressure to cut/sand I used, it appeared to increase the speed up to compensate which verified what the manual said about performance.
          The fitting of the sanding disk:
          . First secure the sanding drum mandrel in your rotary tool, which does not have to be Dremel branded, and pull from below the sanding sleeve to unlock it. Place a fresh sanding sleeve around the mandrel and push it down to lock it in place. Like the old-style mandrel, the new one bulges its rubber core outwards to secure sanding sleeves. Now that is one heck of an improvement on dealing with such a tiny easily dropped and lost screw. This new way of changing the disks prompted me to change the disk much earlier than I would have.
          As far as actually using a sanding drum goes, there does not seem to be any functional differences compared to the traditional style mandrel. I went through a half dozen coarse and fine sanding drums with the new mandrel and cannot tell a difference at all, other than I can put a little more pressure on the tool without it coming to a sudden stop.
          Changing the sanding drum is effort-free. Sanding drum changes must be done with the mandrel connected to a rotary tool, according to both the mandrel’s usage instructions and the limits of human dexterity. One of the things I like about this mandrel is that it can be used with the same-sized sanding sleeves I stockpiled for use with my old-style mandrel. This means I don’t have to wait until I run out and buy new sanding sleeves. rotary tool, according to both the mandrel’s usage instructions and the limits of human dexterity. There is no way to comfortably extend and unlock the mandrel by pulling it from opposite ends, unless of course you have the strength to securely grip a polished-smooth 1/8″ mandrel shaft with two fingers.
          Having said all that, the performance of the 4200 is excellent. The attachments supplied with the tool fit perfect and help you do the job far quicker and simpler.
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          Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
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          15out of 15found this review helpful.
           
          Using our Max Beam Optics System, the Coast HL4 Dual Color LED Headlamp combines brightness, long battery life and low cost. With a 144 lumen output and a broad, even beam, this headlamp can be used in almost any situation where you need to light up a large area, indoor or out. The red light can be used when only a small amount of light is needed and the user wants to preserve their night vision. Each LED is controlled by a separate switch, allowing you to turn on the desired color with one click; no cycling through switch modes to find your color. Backed by Coast's lifetime guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship.
           
          from Southbridge MA
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Gone fishing
          PostedNovember 30, 2012
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          I have now used this lamp for a fishing trip and was well pleased with the resulting light and the battery life. I used it for about 2 hours before sleeping in the tent and when I woke 6 hours later the light was still working fine. It only operated for about an hour later on that night, but still, 9 hours of constantly using the same batteries, I was impressed. I'm sure if I remembered to switch it off before going to sleep, it would have lasted the whole weekend and still have some energy left. I like the ability to angle the light down as needed and the very easy was of changing the batteries.
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          The Air Response delivers cleaner air with DustSense which automatically monitors, detects and responds to harmful particles in your air while using HEPA Media and carbon filters to powerfully trap 99% of allergens, dust and odors and with an Air Quality Indicator Bar that changes colors based on the quality of the air in your home, you'll always know it's working.
           

          What is wattage used in an hour?

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          Palaranda
          March 15, 2017
          What is wattage used in an hour?
           
          SteriPEN Ultra is an exceptionally advanced portable water purifier with an advanced OLED display that indicates treatment and battery status as well as an internal USB rechargeable battery. It quickly and effectively eliminates over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illnesses, including giardia and cryptosporidium. Like all SteriPEN models, it carries the Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal, so you can be sure it’s safe and effective.
           

          batteries?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          November 27, 2015
          I read in one review that the reviewer takes spare batteries with her on trips abroad to use in the Ultra. Is this correct? I thought it was a sealed unit.
           
          The new Revolve LED outdoor security product line by All-Pro combines advanced LED technology and industry-leading optic design to bring you a low profile fixture with uncompromising performance. The adjustable, refractive optics provide highly directional and controlled area coverage, eliminating the need for traditional reflectors. The REV32735MW comes with an integrated 270° motion sensor with sensitivity and duration adjustments. The sleek, low profile design will provide an LED motion operated fixture for the outside of your home, while maintaining and enhancing its style.
           

          light come apart to fit?

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          Palaranda
          August 17, 2015
          Okay....I figured it would require a junction box that was recessed into the ceiling in order for it to be hard wired ,but how does the light connect to the junction box. For example, does the light come apart so the base of it can be fixed to the junction box?
           
          The new Revolve LED outdoor security product line by All-Pro combines advanced LED technology and industry-leading optic design to bring you a low profile fixture with uncompromising performance. The adjustable, refractive optics provide highly directional and controlled area coverage, eliminating the need for traditional reflectors. The REV32735MW comes with an integrated 270° motion sensor with sensitivity and duration adjustments. The sleek, low profile design will provide an LED motion operated fixture for the outside of your home, while maintaining and enhancing its style.
           

          How is it fitted to the wall/ceiling?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          August 14, 2015
          Do I require anything else to be able to put it on the ceiling?
           
          The Delta Foundations 2-Handle Side Spray Kitchen Faucet in Oil-Rubbed Bronze offers beauty and function. It has a 2-handle design for precise adjustment of hot and cold water. It's ADA compliant, and easy for every family member and guest to use.
           

          I accidenly (stupidly) broke the tab that holds the quick connection for the sprayer. Is there a replacent tab I can fit?t?

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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          December 22, 2013
          Of course, now the tab is broken the quick connect will not hold. The connection is not the sprayer end but the other end. Would appreciate advise
           
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          Brighten your outdoor space with READY SEAL 1 gal. Redwood Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer. Oil-based and semitransparent, this enriching stain is both stain and sealant, eliminating the need for separate products. The oil brings vivid color suitable for any exterior wood project. It also offers resistance to mold, mildew, UV damage, cracking and warping as it protects and strengthens wood fibers.
           

          Will this hokd up on a swing set?

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          Pauln
          April 22, 2018
          Asked by
          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          April 24, 2018
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          Short answer is ...yes it will. After years of painting my porch steps only for the harsh winter to force another strip and coat. Last year I tried this product on the wooden steps. Now that the long winter has passed into a warm spring, I see only a slight wear where the traffic has been heavy. The sealant/stain seeps into the wood and does protect the wood whereas the outdoor porch paint does not of Read More
          Short answer is ...yes it will. After years of painting my porch steps only for the harsh winter to force another strip and coat. Last year I tried this product on the wooden steps. Now that the long winter has passed into a warm spring, I see only a slight wear where the traffic has been heavy. The sealant/stain seeps into the wood and does protect the wood whereas the outdoor porch paint does not of course. It lies on the surface and following harsh winters, the paint lifts. Hope this answers your question. Read Less
           
          Escape into a warmer, more soothing world with Canvas Flax, an earthy and gentle neutral. The softness of this color calls to mind bleached-out summer wheat grass and warm sand slipping through your fingers. Make your very own modern frontier with the subtle rustic charm this solid provides by adding this Home Decorators Collection Adirondack Chair Cushion to your collection. Our 49 x 20.5 in. outdoor Adirondack cushion is covered in durable and beautiful Sunbrella acrylic fabric, specially engineered with UV protection to resist the elements and maintain bright color season after season. Inside our outdoor patio cushion we use our patented 100% everLuxe polyester fiber fill to help retain shape and provide long-lasting comfort during outdoor use. Fibers within the cushion are oriented in a vertical position, which provides structure, support, and spring. The outdoor Adirondack cushion is designed to fit most standard Adirondack chairs and has a longer, tapered back and elastic band to help secure it to a variety of chair sizes. Our outdoor Adirondack cushion also comes with a 5-year limited fabric warranty and a 1-year limited warranty against defects in workmanship. Enjoy the outdoors and add a degree of elegance to your personal outdoor retreat with the Home Decorators Collection Canvas Flax Adirondack Chair Cushion.
           

          You mention the seat depth and width, how long is the seat cushion?

          Asked by
          Charlie
          February 24, 2018
          You mention the seat depth and width, how long is the seat cushion?
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          Palaranda
          April 21, 2018
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          The actual seating area measures approx' 18 inches X 20"
           
          Keep your yard green and clean with the RYOBI 11 Amp 13 in. Electric Mower. This eco-friendly, electric-powered unit is the ideal alternative to traditional gas operated mowers. Enjoy maintenance free yard work with no gas, oil, filters or spark plugs. Portable and lightweight at just 23 lbs., it has collapsing handles for quick and easy storage. Easily adjust the height of your deck from 1 - 2 -1/2 in. with the single point height adjustment. Backed by a 3-Year manufacturer warranty.
           

          what grass heights are available?

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          7777777
          April 16, 2018
          what grass heights are available?
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          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          April 17, 2018
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          Thanks for your question regarding the maximum height that this machine will successfully cut. Although I have used mine after a vacation and found that the grass on my lawn had grown to a height of 6 inches, it did work fine, albeit slow going on the highest setting and then finished by lowering the wheels and going over it again. At all other times I cut the lawn when the height of the grass is around Read More
          Thanks for your question regarding the maximum height that this machine will successfully cut. Although I have used mine after a vacation and found that the grass on my lawn had grown to a height of 6 inches, it did work fine, albeit slow going on the highest setting and then finished by lowering the wheels and going over it again. At all other times I cut the lawn when the height of the grass is around the 3 inch mark and find that this level makes for a perfect finish. But what is the maximum height? This electric grass cutter does have some exceptional power but has been designed for small lawns and not the large rough terrain that my back yard has. Hope this assists you. Read Less
           
          Rapid Set multi-purpose flexible construction adhesive/sealant is a hybrid silane polyether sealant designed for horizontal, vertical and overhead application in most climates (including cold or damp climates). It is 100% solvent free contains no isocyanides and will not shrink upon cure. Tack-free in 35-minutes and paintable in 24-hours. It's unique Nano-technology promotes superior adhesion to concrete, glass, masonry, metal, block, stone, engineered plastics (PVC), fiber glass (FRP), EPS foam, aged asphalt, asphalt, wood, stainless steel, aluminum galvanized metal and dissimilar materials.
           

          Can it be used on wood to concrete

          Asked by
          Bob
          April 9, 2018
          Asked by
          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          April 14, 2018
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          I can only state what I did and that worked perfectly, although only a small numbered sign on to a concrete post. I put a thin layer on one side of my numbered wood piece and another layer on the side of the post and then secured it with a hand held vice and left it in situ' for an hour. That was a few weeks back and despite rain and snow it still holds fast. Hope this assists you.
           
          Keep your yard green and clean with the RYOBI 11 Amp 13 in. Electric Mower. This eco-friendly, electric-powered unit is the ideal alternative to traditional gas operated mowers. Enjoy maintenance free yard work with no gas, oil, filters or spark plugs. Portable and lightweight at just 23 lbs., it has collapsing handles for quick and easy storage. Easily adjust the height of your deck from 1 - 2 -1/2 in. with the single point height adjustment. Backed by a 3-Year manufacturer warranty.
           

          How to adjust the wheels

          Asked by
          Renee
          March 29, 2018
          Asked by
          Palaranda
          Southbridge MA
          March 30, 2018
          Answer: 
          The metal lever is at the front wheel
          Disconnect power supply.
          To raise the blade height, press inward on the height adjustment
          lever and move it toward the back of the mower.
          To lower the blade height, press inward on the height
          adjustment lever and move it toward the front of the
          mower.
           
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