JimM
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      • Review count
        270
      • Helpfulness votes
        295
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 22, 2011
      • Last Review:
        December 9, 2019
       
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          JimM's Reviews
           
           
          from Northeast WI, USA
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          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
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          24 ft. Solar Indoor/Outdoor Party String Lights with 12 LED Globe G40 Bulbs – I was looking for a...
          PostedDecember 9, 2019
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          24 ft. Solar Indoor/Outdoor Party String Lights with 12 LED Globe G40 Bulbs – I was looking for a string of lights with LED bulbs to hang on our deck railing. When I saw these and that they are solar to boot, I ordered them. Being winter, we haven’t had any bright sunny days since I strung them, but with the little daylight we have had, the lights stay lit for quite a few hours after sunset.
          The solar panel comes with a spring-loaded clip and a ground spike for mounting options. The panel itself looks like most solar panels. On the back is an on/off switch, but as you push the switch repeatedly the lights change from steady on, slow fade off and on and blinking at faster rates.
          24 ft. Solar Indoor/Outdoor Party String Lights with 12 LED Globe G40 Bulbs – I was looking for a string of lights with LED bulbs to hang on our deck railing. When I saw these and that they are solar to boot, I ordered them. Being winter, we haven’t had any bright sunny days since I strung them, but with the little daylight we have had, the lights stay lit for quite a few hours after sunset.
          The solar panel comes with a spring-loaded clip and a ground spike for mounting options. The panel itself looks like most solar panels. On the back is an on/off switch, but as you push the switch repeatedly the lights change from steady on, slow fade off and on and blinking at faster rates.
          The cord is heavy duty, much like an outdoor extension cord and the warm-white LED bulbs are plastic and a lot less fragile than glass. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality
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          This standard HDX replacement refrigerator water filter fits in place of Samsung filter model HAF-CINS. Certified against NSF/ANSI 42 for the reduction of Chlorine taste and odor to ensure high quality and performance. This high quality economical filter will deliver fresh, crisp, clean tasting water and ice cubes that you can trust for your family. Engineered with the power of 0.5 Micron coconut shell carbon block, this filter provides tremendous capacity to reduce impurities, sediment and rust that may be present in your drinking water. The carbon block has millions of active sites on its surface and within the structure which can absorb impurities like a sponge and can hold other types of impurities on its surface like a magnet. Additionally, this filter can catalytically breakdown other impurities similar to the way a catalytic converter works in your automobile. These processes ensure that you are receiving the cleanest and best tasting water possible for you and your family. Easy DIY installation filter with a life capacity of 300 Gal. or 6 months, whichever precedes. Using this filter will replace 1500 water bottles reducing the amount of plastic waste in our landfills. This filter fits the following Samsung Filter models: HAF-CINS, HAF-CIN, DA29-00020A, DA29-00020B, 04609101000, 09101, 46-9101, 469101, 9101, DA-97-08006A, DA-97-08006A-B, DA-97-08006B, DA29-00019A, DA2900019A, DA2900020A, DA2900020B, DA97-08006A-B, HAF-CIN-EXP, HAF-CINEXP, HAFCIN.
           
          from Northeast WI, USA
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          FMS-2 Premium Refrigerator Replacement Filter Fits Samsung HAF-CINS – This filter is a standard f...
          PostedDecember 9, 2019
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          FMS-2 Premium Refrigerator Replacement Filter Fits Samsung HAF-CINS – This filter is a standard filter that primarily reduces chlorine taste and odor for water and ice from your refrigerator. For most people on municipal water systems this should be adequate. People on private well systems should have their water tested occasionally for bacteria, chemicals or other impurities and determine if stepping up to premium filters is necessary or appropriate.
          Our water comes from our private well and is fine but we still use this filter in series with our whole-house filter system to ensure the removal of any residual Sulfur smell or discoloration that may slip by. The filter is easy to change Read More
          FMS-2 Premium Refrigerator Replacement Filter Fits Samsung HAF-CINS – This filter is a standard filter that primarily reduces chlorine taste and odor for water and ice from your refrigerator. For most people on municipal water systems this should be adequate. People on private well systems should have their water tested occasionally for bacteria, chemicals or other impurities and determine if stepping up to premium filters is necessary or appropriate.
          Our water comes from our private well and is fine but we still use this filter in series with our whole-house filter system to ensure the removal of any residual Sulfur smell or discoloration that may slip by. The filter is easy to change and does not leak like some after-market filters have. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, good value
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          Lucas Red N Tacky Grease is a smooth, tacky, REDLITHIUM complex grease fortified with rust and oxidation inhibitors. It has good water resistance and washout properties. It has excellent mechanical stability and storage life. It is able to withstand heavy loads for extended periods of time. It can be used in many agricultural, automotive and industrial applications. Lucas Red N Tacky Grease is fortified with a high degree of extreme pressure additives that give it a TRUE Timken load much higher than other greases of this type. Its especially good for sliding surfaces and open gears.
           
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          Lucas Oil Lucas 11 oz. Red N Tacky Spray Grease – This spray is perfect for spots where a little ...
          PostedDecember 9, 2019
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          Lucas Oil Lucas 11 oz. Red N Tacky Spray Grease – This spray is perfect for spots where a little more lubrication is needed than a blast of WD40. I have used Red N Tacky on door & hood hinges, throttle & choke linkage, garage door opener chains and sprockets and a lot of other spots. I found that it lasts longer than other spray lubricants and penetrants because it actually contains grease. Like many other spray lubricants, the can comes with a spray straw lets you pinpoint area to be lubed.
          Pros: Easy to Use, good lubrication, longer lasting
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          The Hampton Bay LED Plug-In Spotlight offers the option of two lumen levels and a 60°beam angle. The integrated switch allows you to choose from a low setting of 396 Lumens (50-Watt incandescent equivalent), to a high setting of 523 Lumens (75-Watt incandescent equivalent). The low lumen setting allows you to create a warm environment, while the high lumen setting is ideal for enhanced security. On either lumen setting, it consumes over 80% less energy than a typical halogen light and has a rated life of 50,000 hours. The LED system provides maintenance free operation and there are no bulbs to change. With cast aluminum construction, long life powder coat finish and weatherproof electronics, you can count on many years of service. Use the 6 ft. of integrated cord to connect to your household current from any outdoor outlet.
           
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          Hampton Bay Line Voltage Black LED Spotlight – This is a nice landscape light fixture. Unlike ma...
          PostedDecember 2, 2019
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          Hampton Bay Line Voltage Black LED Spotlight – This is a nice landscape light fixture. Unlike many others that are made of plastic or steel, this one is powder coated cast aluminum and should last for many years.
          It has two light levels, about 400 and 525 lumens; for me the difference is barely noticeable but on high it does illuminate a decent sized area.
          One thing I noticed is the cord measures 5 feet long, not 6 feet as described on HD’s webpage.
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Well Made, bright
          Cons: cord is only 5' long
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          Remember when you could turn your own pens. Fill your house with as many pens as you can with the WEN 8 in. x 12 in. Variable Speed Mini Wood Lathe. Adjust the variable speed anywhere from 750° to 3200° rotations per minute. The WEN 8 in. x 12 in. Variable Speed Benchtop Wood Lathe features an MT1 spindle and tailstock taper to tightly grip workpieces, 2 tool rests (4-1/2 in. and 7 in.) to provide needed support for chisels and tools during operation and a 3.2 Amp motor to keep things turning. The easy-to-use lever clamping system makes adjustments to both the tool rest and the tailstock simple and precise. The WEN Wood Lathe also includes a flat wrench, a headstock spur center, a tailstock cup center, a knockout rod and a 2.3 in. faceplate for non-spindle workpieces. And, because its a WEN product, your lathe comes backed by a 2-year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians and a friendly customer help line. Remember when you could turn pens, chess pieces and more. Remember WEN.
           
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          WEN 3.2 Amp 8 in. x 12 in. Variable Speed Mini Benchtop Wood Lathe – I have owned a lathe for dec...
          PostedDecember 2, 2019
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          WEN 3.2 Amp 8 in. x 12 in. Variable Speed Mini Benchtop Wood Lathe – I have owned a lathe for decades and use it to turn bowls, spindles, furniture parts, pens and a lot of other things. The description of this WEN lathe sounded good considering the accessories that come with it. I was really interested in its portability since my full-sized lathe weighs several hundred pounds.
          The lathe arrived well packaged and was in perfect condition. I set it up on a bench for a test run. It runs very smoothly and the speed control is great. Although, this lathe is marketed for pen-making, I wanted to see how it would do with something bigger. I mounted a dry 5” hickory bowl blank to the faceplate Read More
          WEN 3.2 Amp 8 in. x 12 in. Variable Speed Mini Benchtop Wood Lathe – I have owned a lathe for decades and use it to turn bowls, spindles, furniture parts, pens and a lot of other things. The description of this WEN lathe sounded good considering the accessories that come with it. I was really interested in its portability since my full-sized lathe weighs several hundred pounds.
          The lathe arrived well packaged and was in perfect condition. I set it up on a bench for a test run. It runs very smoothly and the speed control is great. Although, this lathe is marketed for pen-making, I wanted to see how it would do with something bigger. I mounted a dry 5” hickory bowl blank to the faceplate and installed it on the lathe. Vibration was minor and was gone after it was made round.
          My main disappointment with this lathe is, that its 3.2-amp motor is underpowered and stalled frequently while I used a roughing gouge; even taking lighter cuts. The gouge was sharp.
          This lathe is definitely suited for turning pens or small projects with green softwood. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, lots of accessories
          Cons: under-powered motor
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          The DEWALT DCS391B 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw has a powerful 460 MWO, 5250 RPM motor that delivers power and speed to make the most demanding cuts with ease. The high strength and lightweight magnesium shoe provides job site durability for prolonged cut accuracy. It has a rubber over-molded comfort grip that delivers optimal balance, control and user comfort. 50° bevel capacity allows for aggressive angled cuts to tackle a multitude of tasks. A 6-1/2 in. carbide-tipped blade is included for cutting 2 times the material at 90° and 45° and more cuts per charge.
           

          Does a 60v battery work IN this saw

          Asked by
          Dustin
          December 13, 2019
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          JimM
          Northeast WI, USA
          December 14, 2019
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          Dewalt Flex-volt batteries will work in this saw.
           
          The Dual-pawl technology of the 144-Position ratchet in this Husky 125-piece mechanics tool set provide industry leading access to bolts and fasteners where other ratchets simply can't. The 91 standard and deep 6-point sockets work to get the job done. The Husky 125-piece 144-position mechanics tools set is perfect for professional mechanics or the DIYer working around the house or in the garage needing access to hard to reach fasteners.
           

          144 position? Does that mean 144 teeth?

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          Rick
          November 14, 2019
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          JimM
          Northeast WI, USA
          November 15, 2019
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          I can't verify because I haven't taken either ratchet apart, but I think they have 72 teeth with two pawls that alternate in the ratcheting movement.
           
          The DEWALT DCS391B 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Circular Saw has a powerful 460 MWO, 5250 RPM motor that delivers power and speed to make the most demanding cuts with ease. The high strength and lightweight magnesium shoe provides job site durability for prolonged cut accuracy. It has a rubber over-molded comfort grip that delivers optimal balance, control and user comfort. 50° bevel capacity allows for aggressive angled cuts to tackle a multitude of tasks. A 6-1/2 in. carbide-tipped blade is included for cutting 2 times the material at 90° and 45° and more cuts per charge.
           

          How does this compare to the brushless one?

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          Caleb
          October 5, 2019
          the Company that I work for uses these, I’m not too impressed with them. Thinking of getting a kit with this. I’m just curious if the brushless one is worth the extra penny.
          I do a decent amount of side jobs for family and on ranches. I can generally use my corded one though. Leaning toward this unless the brushless is much better and cutting 2x
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          JimM
          Northeast WI, USA
          October 6, 2019
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          I have both saws and by far the brushless 7-1/4" is the better one. It has more power and using it for framing, does a better job cross-cutting and ripping lumber and ripping plywood and osb. It also has an electric brake and is constructed of more metal parts than plastic. For me it is comparable to a corded saw, but have a couple of extra batteries handy; like all cordless saws it goes through a Read More
          I have both saws and by far the brushless 7-1/4" is the better one. It has more power and using it for framing, does a better job cross-cutting and ripping lumber and ripping plywood and osb. It also has an electric brake and is constructed of more metal parts than plastic. For me it is comparable to a corded saw, but have a couple of extra batteries handy; like all cordless saws it goes through a battery pretty fast with constant use. I can usually cut two 12' to 14' stair stringers on one fully charged battery.
          I normally use the 6-1/2" saw as a trim saw because it's lighter and with the blade on the left side it's easier to see the cut line.
          If money isn't the main issue for buying, I would go with the 7-1/4" brushless, it's a much better tool. Read Less
           
          The DEWALT DXGNR4000 is designed with the professional in mind. The generator is powered by a premium 223 cc DEWALT engine with low oil shut off which protects the engine from damage. Onboard CO-Protect Technology automatically shuts down the generator if CO levels become unsafe or rapidly increase. This generator is equipped with covered outlets to protect from elements and features never-flat wheels for maximum portability and durability. The 3.4 Gal. steel fuel tank provides up to 10-hours of runtime at 50% load. The Hardened 1 steel tube frame is job site tested for superior durability and strength. The DEWALT DXGNR4000 Portable Gas Generator Guaranteed Tough.
           

          where is this made?

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          Brian
          June 28, 2019
          where is this made?
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          JimM
          Northeast WI, USA
          August 9, 2019
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          The great state of Wisconsin.
           
          The DEWALT DXGNR4000 is designed with the professional in mind. The generator is powered by a premium 223 cc DEWALT engine with low oil shut off which protects the engine from damage. Onboard CO-Protect Technology automatically shuts down the generator if CO levels become unsafe or rapidly increase. This generator is equipped with covered outlets to protect from elements and features never-flat wheels for maximum portability and durability. The 3.4 Gal. steel fuel tank provides up to 10-hours of runtime at 50% load. The Hardened 1 steel tube frame is job site tested for superior durability and strength. The DEWALT DXGNR4000 Portable Gas Generator Guaranteed Tough.
           

          is there a cover for model pmc164000

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          huck
          August 9, 2019
          is there a cover for model pmc164000
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          JimM
          Northeast WI, USA
          August 9, 2019
          Answer: 
          No.
           
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