Jerry
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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
           
          GearWrench 1/2 in. Drive 6 Point Standard X-Core Pinless Universal Impact SAE Socket Set (9-Piece)
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Having spent more than 30 years as an auto mechanic, 8 years as a forklift mechanic and 3 years s...
          PostedNovember 3, 2019
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          Having spent more than 30 years as an auto mechanic, 8 years as a forklift mechanic and 3 years selling tools, I think I'm a pretty god judge of tools.
          Back then Gear Wrench was an up and coming tool manufacturer with some great innovations and introduced new tools, never before seen, that made a lot of jobs much easier. They were high quality and no other company sold a similar product.
          Today, Gear Wrench has expanded it's line of tools drastically and continues to innovate. And like most tool companies, their products carry a lifetime warranty and are available from thousands of retail locations.
          These swivel sockets (impact grade) are no exception. Most swivel (universal) sockets Read More
          Having spent more than 30 years as an auto mechanic, 8 years as a forklift mechanic and 3 years selling tools, I think I'm a pretty god judge of tools.
          Back then Gear Wrench was an up and coming tool manufacturer with some great innovations and introduced new tools, never before seen, that made a lot of jobs much easier. They were high quality and no other company sold a similar product.
          Today, Gear Wrench has expanded it's line of tools drastically and continues to innovate. And like most tool companies, their products carry a lifetime warranty and are available from thousands of retail locations.
          These swivel sockets (impact grade) are no exception. Most swivel (universal) sockets have a center pin that keeps the 2 parts together. Some spot weld and grind the pin flush with the socket body while others install a safety ring around the pin. If or when these pins come loose, they can be very hazardous. Which is why a pin-less design has an advantage.
          This is a 9 piece set, 1 inch down to 7/16 and comes with a socket rail to keep them organized. With a beautiful finish they can go anywhere any other swivel socket can go. Precision knurled they fit nuts and bolts perfectly. The sizes are marked in bold bronze color which makes them very easy to see.
          If you need impact swivel sockets and want to save big money, consider this set. Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy, bold numbers, quality made, comes with socket rail
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          Glycerin and other skin conditioners to gently clean the toughest dirt. The biodegradable, waterless, petroleum solvent-free formula contains no harsh chemicals, mineral oils or ammonia that can sting cuts and abrasions. Removes resins, oil, grease, tar, grime, soil, printers' ink, epoxies, paint, rubber cement, gasket and tile cements.
           
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Verified Purchase:Yes
          I have used Fast Orange hand cleaner for decades now going back to my days as an auto mechanic. B...
          PostedOctober 29, 2019
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          I have used Fast Orange hand cleaner for decades now going back to my days as an auto mechanic. Back then we used hand cleaners with solvents to cut grease. But the solvents tended to dry out your hands
          Fast Orange is a more natural product containing citrus products to help cut grease and pumice to help remove grunge. It smells better and feels better without removing the natural oils in your skin reducing the chance of dry cracked hands.
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          Everbilt anti-siphon frost proof sillcock assure protection against freezing and undesirable back siphoning. Because they're frost proof, they can stop outside hydrants from freezing and bursting the pipes. Plus, the anti-siphon feature protects against water siphoning back to contaminate the potable water system. Also, unlike anti-siphon attachments, which must be manually drained to prevent freezing, the integral anti-siphon design is self-draining.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Sold here as a sillcock valve, is also known as a spigot or a hose bib, Everbilt makes about the ...
          PostedOctober 29, 2019
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          Sold here as a sillcock valve, is also known as a spigot or a hose bib, Everbilt makes about the best you can get.
          This is a frost resistant sill-cock that is also anti siphon and self draining. If you're not familiar with a frost proof or frost resistant sill-cock, note the length of the pictured product. In older homes, had a hose bib that was simply a basic shut off valve that screwed to a pipe sticking out of the side of your house. These had a tendency (in cold climates) to freeze during winter and crack. And if you failed to turn off the valve in the basement or crawl space, a cracked hose bib could be a major catastrophe.
          To render this, many years ago this design was Read More
          Sold here as a sillcock valve, is also known as a spigot or a hose bib, Everbilt makes about the best you can get.
          This is a frost resistant sill-cock that is also anti siphon and self draining. If you're not familiar with a frost proof or frost resistant sill-cock, note the length of the pictured product. In older homes, had a hose bib that was simply a basic shut off valve that screwed to a pipe sticking out of the side of your house. These had a tendency (in cold climates) to freeze during winter and crack. And if you failed to turn off the valve in the basement or crawl space, a cracked hose bib could be a major catastrophe.
          To render this, many years ago this design was introduced. It's long construction made it possible to actually allow the valve to be inside the home instead of right on the side. This greatly reduces the chance of it freezing and breaking. But the inside valve should still be turned off in cold climates just to be safe.
          This particular style has a valve on top that is required in most areas that have municipal (city) supplied water. It's purpose is to prevent a back flow or siphon in the event of a power outage or flood. In such an event it is possible for an outside sill-cock to draw contaminated water back into the municipal system. This being less critical for those who have an on site well for their water but is still highly recommended.
          Additionally, this particular design allows for any excess water in the valve to drain out once the faucet is shut off. This too is critical since in some designs, some water may remain inside the valve after being closed and could still result in a freeze. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, No Leaks, Reliable, High Quality, corrosion resistant, cheap insurance against freezes
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          Maximum Safety Eyewear features a sleek, sporty semi-rimless lightweight design for extended comfort. Red mirror lens provides UV protection for outdoor environments. Soft rubber nose keeps glasses in place.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
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          Safety glasses have come a long way from my early days working in shops. They were basically one ...
          PostedOctober 24, 2019
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          Safety glasses have come a long way from my early days working in shops. They were basically one size fits all and came in only a few styles be they tinted or clear.
          Today we have some great choices that are stylish and much more comfortable.
          I really like these red shaded glasses for their look and comfort as well as the amount of coverage they provide for your eyes. They're also scratch resistant.
          They reduce UV light nearly 100% which makes them applicable for light duty welding and brazing (not arc welding). And they make pretty good sun glasses too.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish, scratch resistant, nice price
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          BrassCraft 1/2 in. Nom Compression Inlet x 3/8 in. OD Compression Outlet 1/4-Turn Angle Valve controls water flow to household plumbing fixtures - faucets, toilets, dishwashers, icemakers, washing machines, etc. The angle valve is most often used where the water pipe enters the room from the wall. With a 90° turn of the valve handle, you are able to stop the flow of water leading to the plumbing fixture, allowing for maintenance and repair without shutting off the water to the entire home. Color: Chrome-plated Brass.
           
          from Mid Michigan
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          These are a quality ball type supply line shut off for use wherever you have a supply line to a f...
          PostedOctober 24, 2019
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          These are a quality ball type supply line shut off for use wherever you have a supply line to a faucet. They are 90 degree so most likely would be used where your 1/2 inch pipe comes out of a wall.
          As with ball style shut offs they are 1/4 turn making it easy to stop the water supply quickly.
          They are 1/2 inch inlet by 3/8 inch outlet and are compression at both ends meaning they have a brass compression ring which fits over your pipe and then inserted to the valve. The compression ring then seals to the pipe when tightened. They are compatible with copper or PEX pipe, as well as PVC supply lines and braided supply lines.
          This contractors pack is quit convenient as there are 5 Read More
          These are a quality ball type supply line shut off for use wherever you have a supply line to a faucet. They are 90 degree so most likely would be used where your 1/2 inch pipe comes out of a wall.
          As with ball style shut offs they are 1/4 turn making it easy to stop the water supply quickly.
          They are 1/2 inch inlet by 3/8 inch outlet and are compression at both ends meaning they have a brass compression ring which fits over your pipe and then inserted to the valve. The compression ring then seals to the pipe when tightened. They are compatible with copper or PEX pipe, as well as PVC supply lines and braided supply lines.
          This contractors pack is quit convenient as there are 5 valves per container. The convenience arises in the event you were doing a full bathroom remodel, would typically need 5 shut offs. 2 for the bath, 1 for the toilet and 2 more for the sink basin. And you save money buying them this way rather than individually. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, No Leaks, Reliable, 1/4 turn water stop, fully chromed brass, same quality as other brands
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          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?

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          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?

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          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
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          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
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 28, 2019
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          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.
           
          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.
           

          Will this item be on sale in near future?

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          dafields
          December 27, 2019
          Will this item be on sale in near future?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 28, 2019
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          This is essentially an impossible question to answer though I would believe it would definitely go on sale some time in the future.
          Typically a product sale is a joint decision between the manufacturer and a specific distributor. Factors that can affect the decision to put an item on sale might include popularity, production and inventory. Another is if an item is seasonal which this is. So let's say Read More
          This is essentially an impossible question to answer though I would believe it would definitely go on sale some time in the future.
          Typically a product sale is a joint decision between the manufacturer and a specific distributor. Factors that can affect the decision to put an item on sale might include popularity, production and inventory. Another is if an item is seasonal which this is. So let's say a store chain has a lot of a specific seasonal item in stock and the season it's typically used in is coming to a close. It might go on sale.
          However, we are coming into the heart of this products useful season. With that in mind, if a sale is in it's future, would be more likely to occur as we near spring. This allows stores to clear inventories that otherwise would need to be placed in storage for the next season.
          Also, the manufacturer could be considering a model change or upgrade and decide to have a sale to clear old stock before introducing the latest model.
          As you can see, to try and determine when something might go on sale, has many considerations. But as a potential customer, what I might do is, first to keep a close eye on the product. Another would be to check my stores inventory (how many do they have in stock?). And in the case of this product, are we experiencing average snow fall? In my area, snow is a little scarce this year. Snow thrower sales are down. Perhaps (if this is the case in your area and your store has an abundance of stock) might be willing to accept a different amount than the suggested retail price. It never hurts to ask. Read Less
           
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