Jerry
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    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    October 28, 2014
  • Last Review:
    January 14, 2020
 
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      • Review count
        265
      • Helpfulness votes
        103
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 28, 2014
      • Last Review:
        January 14, 2020
       
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          Jerry's Reviews
           
          The 7/16 in. x 1-3/8 in. Pine Stop is a narrow strip of wood that is typically installed on the head and side jambs of doors and windows. Its purpose it to restrict the movement of doors and windows. The profile has a rounded edge to maintain a seamless and modern appearance. The full range of uses for this moulding are limitless in crafts and home projects.
           
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          Like many wood products, molding can be a tricky item. I'm doing a large interior remodel on a va...
          PostedJanuary 14, 2020
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          Like many wood products, molding can be a tricky item. I'm doing a large interior remodel on a vacant home and a bedroom door was lacking most of the molding where the door meets up to it. What remained used this profile so I purchased what I needed to refinish the doorway.
          The profile is a perfect match and the molding has been installed. However, I failed to do a thorough inspection of the piece before I purchased it and after installing, discovered it has a very noticeable warp.
          While some molding products can be adjusted slightly during installation, this wasn't possible on a piece like this without possible cracking or breaking it. I must remember to always check for war-page Read More
          Like many wood products, molding can be a tricky item. I'm doing a large interior remodel on a vacant home and a bedroom door was lacking most of the molding where the door meets up to it. What remained used this profile so I purchased what I needed to refinish the doorway.
          The profile is a perfect match and the molding has been installed. However, I failed to do a thorough inspection of the piece before I purchased it and after installing, discovered it has a very noticeable warp.
          While some molding products can be adjusted slightly during installation, this wasn't possible on a piece like this without possible cracking or breaking it. I must remember to always check for war-page before I buy. Read Less
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          GearWrench introduced the original patented 5 ratcheting wrench in 1996 and quickly became a go-to brand for professional automotive technicians. The innovation didn't stop there. Year after year, the GearWrench brand continues to expand its line-in ratcheting tools and beyond-to help automotive and industrial technicians get their jobs done faster and easier. Having the right tool for the job is critical and technicians working in cramped spaces understand better than anyone the power of this simple statement. This wide range is the backbone that gives GearWrench its reputation for unprecedented speed, strength and access. The result is increased productivity for those who keep GearWrench tools in their box.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          I've had to buy a lot of scrappers over the years. They get lost or borrowed. Over time they dull...
          PostedJanuary 2, 2020
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          I've had to buy a lot of scrappers over the years. They get lost or borrowed. Over time they dull and have to be sharpened. And sometimes they just walk away.
          I was an auto mechanic more than thirty years and owned a lot of tools. Scrapers are a must have tool particularly in auto repair. But I'm retired these days yet still do a lot of auto repair as well as other work that requires good scrapers. And since I lost many of my tools in a fire, it was time to get a good set.
          Gear Wrench Tools has been around quite a while now and proven to be a top quality brand of tools. These scrapers are very sharp and hold their edge as good as any brand. And the ergonomic handles are very Read More
          I've had to buy a lot of scrappers over the years. They get lost or borrowed. Over time they dull and have to be sharpened. And sometimes they just walk away.
          I was an auto mechanic more than thirty years and owned a lot of tools. Scrapers are a must have tool particularly in auto repair. But I'm retired these days yet still do a lot of auto repair as well as other work that requires good scrapers. And since I lost many of my tools in a fire, it was time to get a good set.
          Gear Wrench Tools has been around quite a while now and proven to be a top quality brand of tools. These scrapers are very sharp and hold their edge as good as any brand. And the ergonomic handles are very comfortable in your hand. This 4 piece set has a standard long handle 1 inch scraper, a 1/2 wide long handle and a narrow 1/4 inch wide long handle as well as a short handle 1 inch wide.
          You can pay a lot more for great scrapers but you won't find a better scraper. And they have the same warranty. Read Less
          Pros: All In One, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy, Sharp, comfortable to the hand, same warranty
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          12-piece 1/2 in. drive metric GearWrench impact socket set includes all common sizes from 8 mm up to 19 mm without skipping any. Chrome molybdenum alloy steel (Cr-Mo) for exceptional strength and durability designed for use with an impact wrench. Laser etched markings to allow the user to quickly determine the size.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          If you need a great set of metric impact sockets (shallow) and come in a great case, look no furt...
          PostedJanuary 2, 2020
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          If you need a great set of metric impact sockets (shallow) and come in a great case, look no further. You won't find a better set for less money. Sizes 8mm through 19mm.
          I was an auto mechanic over 30 years and 8 more repairing heavy equipment before retiring. During that time I bought some of the most expensive tools available. But in those days there were huge differences in quality. But that difference has dwindled in recent years and paying high prices for quality tools is no longer necessary.
          So why am I buying impact sockets now after all those years and being retired? First, I still repair all my own vehicles and equipment as well as making a little extra cash working on friends Read More
          If you need a great set of metric impact sockets (shallow) and come in a great case, look no further. You won't find a better set for less money. Sizes 8mm through 19mm.
          I was an auto mechanic over 30 years and 8 more repairing heavy equipment before retiring. During that time I bought some of the most expensive tools available. But in those days there were huge differences in quality. But that difference has dwindled in recent years and paying high prices for quality tools is no longer necessary.
          So why am I buying impact sockets now after all those years and being retired? First, I still repair all my own vehicles and equipment as well as making a little extra cash working on friends and family vehicles.
          But also, my storage facility burned to the ground a few years ago. Many of my tools were still being stored there and were lost. So whenever I'm ready to replace something and I find a quality product at a great price, I buy it.
          Also, Gear Wrench, once a name that only made a couple innovative products has come out with an impressive line of mechanics tools. Don't sell yourself short by overlooking Gear Wrench tools. They'll do what you need them too and like most tools, carry a lifetime warranty. Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy, easy to read gold embossing
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          The Sunhill 56 in. Ceiling Fan offers the perfect updated look to any outdoor space or room in the house with its transitional clean design. It features Etched glass for outstanding light output by a 26-Watt integrated LED module. The motor features superior air movement with 3 speeds and a reverse function. The handy remote control provides independent light operation and speed control.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          A beautiful fan is the only way to describe this. Of course this is if it fits your decor. Qualit...
          PostedJanuary 2, 2020
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          A beautiful fan is the only way to describe this. Of course this is if it fits your decor. Quality is another good word to describe it.
          I've installed a lot of ceiling fans over the years and each brand has had it's challenges. No exceptions here but this is mainly since the assembly of this is quite different than any of the others I've installed except 1 other.
          This is actually my 2nd consecutive install of this particular type of ceiling fan. It's made for indoor or outdoor use. Some might wonder about outdoor use but I assure you an outdoor fan has it's place. The other fan was installed over a deck and suspended from the upper deck. Not only does it help keep one cool but it also Read More
          A beautiful fan is the only way to describe this. Of course this is if it fits your decor. Quality is another good word to describe it.
          I've installed a lot of ceiling fans over the years and each brand has had it's challenges. No exceptions here but this is mainly since the assembly of this is quite different than any of the others I've installed except 1 other.
          This is actually my 2nd consecutive install of this particular type of ceiling fan. It's made for indoor or outdoor use. Some might wonder about outdoor use but I assure you an outdoor fan has it's place. The other fan was installed over a deck and suspended from the upper deck. Not only does it help keep one cool but it also helps to discourage bugs. A breeze makes it difficult for mosquitoes to fly in. And other flying insects just don't like the movement.
          When choosing this type of fan, be sure of the color you want on the blades as they will only fit one way. As you may know, many types have 2 sided blades with each side having a different finish. Not so here. What I like about the blades is they are screwed directly to the fans armature. Other fans have brackets that attach to the armature and then the blades are screwed to those brackets. I feel having 2 screw connections allows for added potential of balance problems. This is my second install of this type and neither needed any balancing.
          It is remote controlled with 3 speeds and a dim-able LED light fixture that keeps it's setting when turned off. So when you turn the light back on it's set to the last brightness it was set to when turned off. The dimming feature here is quite impressive as LED lights are inherently difficult to dim without some flicker. This works flawlessly and you can rely on the light lasting decades (no bulbs to change). The reverse switch is manual and located on the fans housing.
          The only real bad part here is the assembly. The fan portion isn't much different than any other fan except the blade installation which is what I like the most about this fan. However, the light fixture and housing leaves a bit to be desired. The instructions were just a bit sketchy and I had a hard time locating a particular parts location. Also, I'm not very fond of light fixtures that have a glass cover held on with screws. The glass globe has a rubber strip to help protect the glass. But if not careful, a glass globe can be chipped or cracked when tightening the screws. It can also be dropped which would be a disaster. But again, no bulbs to ever have to change so once you have it installed the only thing you'll ever have to do is clean it. Read Less
          Pros: Eco-Friendly, Fast / Speed, Functional, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Stylish, Unique, Very Bright, Well Made
          Cons: Difficult to Assemble
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          GearWrench introduced the original patented 5° ratcheting wrench in 1996 and quickly became a go-to brand for professional automotive technicians. The innovation didn't stop there. Year after year, the GearWrench brand continues to expand its line-in ratcheting tools and beyond-to help automotive and industrial technicians get their jobs done faster and easier. Having the right tool for the job is critical and technicians working in cramped spaces understand better than anyone the power of this simple statement. This wide range is the backbone that gives GearWrench its reputation for unprecedented speed, strength and access. The result is increased productivity for those who keep GearWrench tools in their box.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          I was an auto mechanic for more than 30 years before going into repairing heavy equipment for ano...
          PostedDecember 31, 2019
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          I was an auto mechanic for more than 30 years before going into repairing heavy equipment for another 8 plus years. During those years, acquiring quite a cache of tools from big name companies and eventually retiring, much of my tool supply went into storage until I could get my work shop in order as I continued to do repairs for family and friends.
          Sadly, some years ago a fire destroyed most of the tools left in storage. So as I go along and find items I need to replace, more and more I'm finding myself looking to Gear Wrench for replacements. Back when I was still in automotive, Gear Wrench was basically a start up who sold a very special wrench that nobody else could make. But every Read More
          I was an auto mechanic for more than 30 years before going into repairing heavy equipment for another 8 plus years. During those years, acquiring quite a cache of tools from big name companies and eventually retiring, much of my tool supply went into storage until I could get my work shop in order as I continued to do repairs for family and friends.
          Sadly, some years ago a fire destroyed most of the tools left in storage. So as I go along and find items I need to replace, more and more I'm finding myself looking to Gear Wrench for replacements. Back when I was still in automotive, Gear Wrench was basically a start up who sold a very special wrench that nobody else could make. But every mechanic had to have them since they made many jobs so much easier.
          But over the years, Gear Wrench has expanded to just about every corner of the tool market with top quality products and innovative ideas. These adaptors for your ratchets and impact sockets, used to be you might get a universal adaptor with your socket set. Impact adaptors were typically sold individually as were the adaptors to allow matching the different socket drives such as a reducer to use a 1/4 drive socket on a 3/8 drive ratchet.
          This kit eliminates having to buy each item by incorporating them all into a single kit. This kit comes in a great plastic case and includes every option you could possibly need for adapting sockets or turning your sockets into swivels with universal joint adaptors. I could have saved quite a few dollars had this been available back when I was wrenching. This has been a great addition to my tool collection, replacing items lost in that fire. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy, versatile, every combination you can think of, ergonomic case keeps everything in order, proffesional quality
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          SAKRETE Natural Play Sand can be used in playgrounds, sandboxes, gardens and landscaping applications. This is a screened, washed, and dried sand. This is an all-purpose product and can also be used for traction sand, patio paver foundation, above ground pool foundation, gardening and pet boxes.
           

          Is it heat treated?

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          leah
          January 4, 2020
          Is it heat treated?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 5, 2020
          Answer: 
          I am not certain of the exact process Sakrete uses to process their sand and I'm sure at least part of that process is proprietary.
          However, because the sand is thoroughly washed and sifted it would likely need some type of heating process to remove the water. A 50 pound bag of sand is nearly 50 pounds of sand and a very small amount of moisture. Sand inherently draws moisture by it's very nature Read More
          I am not certain of the exact process Sakrete uses to process their sand and I'm sure at least part of that process is proprietary.
          However, because the sand is thoroughly washed and sifted it would likely need some type of heating process to remove the water. A 50 pound bag of sand is nearly 50 pounds of sand and a very small amount of moisture. Sand inherently draws moisture by it's very nature which makes a zero moisture content impossible. The best way to remove the majority of initial moisture is to run the sand through a kiln to draw off excessive moisture.
          For additional information see, https://www.sakrete.com/products/natural-play-sand Read Less
           
          This RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ Cordless Blower is perfect for hard surfaces, blasting away leaves and debris at 200 CFM and 90 MPH. The compact, lightweight design makes it easy to handle and reduces fatigue. With cordless convenience you gain increased mobility without the hassle of gas and oil.
           

          How long does the battery run?

          Asked by
          Lynn
          November 7, 2019
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 1, 2020
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          Battery life will vary for everyone due to usage. But average is about an hour give or take 15 minutes. One key to longer battery life is to turn it off whenever it isn't actually blowing at anything. Some will walk around with it turned on and aren't blowing at anything. They will get much shorter life.
          A little tip should you go with this unit. If you find the battery doesn't run as long as you Read More
          Battery life will vary for everyone due to usage. But average is about an hour give or take 15 minutes. One key to longer battery life is to turn it off whenever it isn't actually blowing at anything. Some will walk around with it turned on and aren't blowing at anything. They will get much shorter life.
          A little tip should you go with this unit. If you find the battery doesn't run as long as you like, it can use a longer life battery. In other words, it comes with a 2AH battery. 2 AH stands for 2 amp hours. This doesn't mean it will run 2 hours. It is simply a universal rating used for rechargeable batteries and represents optimal conditions in a laboratory. But this model can also use a 3AH battery or even a 4 AH battery. Since I own numerous Ryobi tools, I have several batteries and always have a back up ready to go. I do this because I may not always use a tool long enough to run the battery out. But should I happen to forget to recharge it, the next time it might die on me. So having another battery on hand gets me through. Read Less
           
          This RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ Cordless Blower is perfect for hard surfaces, blasting away leaves and debris at 200 CFM and 90 MPH. The compact, lightweight design makes it easy to handle and reduces fatigue. With cordless convenience you gain increased mobility without the hassle of gas and oil.
           

          weight?

          Asked by
          mamee
          November 19, 2019
          weight?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 1, 2020
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          Very light. Perhaps 5 pounds with supplied battery.
           
          This RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ Cordless Blower is perfect for hard surfaces, blasting away leaves and debris at 200 CFM and 90 MPH. The compact, lightweight design makes it easy to handle and reduces fatigue. With cordless convenience you gain increased mobility without the hassle of gas and oil.
           

          How does one keep the end tube from fall off? It will not stay on. I would like it to work, but m...

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          kj
          December 30, 2019
          How does one keep the end tube from fall off? It will not stay on. I would like it to work, but may need to return it.
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          January 1, 2020
          Answer: 
          This is an interesting question as mine has never fallen off. Which leads me to a couple possible problems. The first will be to carefully inspect the attachment for vertical cracks. What I mean is cracks that might run along the attachment where it slides onto the tube. If it has a crack, won't fit tight to the blowers main tube.
          The other thing to check is for proper installation. This tube has a Read More
          This is an interesting question as mine has never fallen off. Which leads me to a couple possible problems. The first will be to carefully inspect the attachment for vertical cracks. What I mean is cracks that might run along the attachment where it slides onto the tube. If it has a crack, won't fit tight to the blowers main tube.
          The other thing to check is for proper installation. This tube has a wide cut out on one side that needs to align on center to the 3 ribs embossed on the main tube. Those ribs should be completely centered within that cut out. This is very important because on the opposite side are smaller ribs that fit into indentations on the inside of the extension tube. The smaller ribs basically lock the extension onto the main tube.
          If the extension is cracked you should be able to obtain a replacement for the cracked extension. But it may need to be ordered. Read Less
           
          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.
           

          Does the auger have a rubber wiper on it

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          Thomas
          December 7, 2019
          Does the auger have a rubber wiper on it
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 28, 2019
          Answer: 
          No. The entire auger is a high impact very durable plastic. I'm into my second year with mine and the auger is quite effective, shows no signs of wear or cracking and clears snow as good as my old gas machine did, with a rubber wiper.
           
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