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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          M18 fuel cordless brushless pipe threader with 1-key is the industrys first cordless pipe threader, revolutionizing the pipe threading process. The cordless pipe threader features autostop technology that senses severe kickback and automatically shuts the tool off. It also has a die head lock preventing die head ejection and a side handle to eliminate the need for you to hold the spinning die head when starting threads. The portable pipe threader delivers unmatched tool control and functionality and allows you to thread faster than the corded competition. Featuring a multi-speed selector, this powerful pipe threader threads faster than corded competitors, maximizing your productivity without compromising thread quality. Our M18 red lithium high output HD12.0 battery delivers unmatched run-time in all applications and gives you the power to thread up to 2 in. black iron pipe, stainless steel, and rigid metal conduit (RMC). The handheld pipe threader is compatible with 1-key technology and is the industry's first pipe threader that wirelessly connects to a smartphone to track the tool's location, manage it in inventory, and lock the tool out for added security and protection to your investment. In addition to the threader, the kit includes 2- M18 high output HD12.0 battery packs, an M18/M12 rapid charger, a threading support arm, and a carrying case.
           

          Is this threader compatible with rigid dies?

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          Bill
          December 6, 2019
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 6, 2019
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          Yes Bill. In fact Milwaukee doesn't make dies. This tool is designed specifically to use Rigid dies. You can review the tool at YouTube at these locations.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzo5FsehmA8
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF0_nGhIkU8
          And others at You Tube
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          The 7.5 ft. Winter Crest Artificial Christmas tree will bring a unique look to your holiday decor this season. This vibrant white tree boasts 930 branch tips, dusted with a light flocking for a realistic snowy appearance and giving you plenty of room to showcase all of your favorite ornaments. No matter how you decorate, the Winter Crest tree is sure to add a striking presence to your home. 600 warm white micro-dot LED lights provide a gorgeous glow to the tree when lit up. Quick-set technology keeps light strings seamlessly connected within the tree trunk, effortlessly illuminating your tree with one plug, saving time during assembly. Each tree comes with a foot pedal which allows you to easily turn lights on and off without bending over. Made with an easy assembly setup, this tree can be assembled in less than 10-minutes. To make the tree look as full as possible, you will need to shape or "fluff," its branches.
           

          Are the needles all stiff plastic?

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          CDS
          November 22, 2019
          Are the needles all stiff plastic?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 3, 2019
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          The needles aren't really like needles but more like clusters. All of the foliage is made of the same material which is more like a fabric. They are rather flexible and not stiff like real pine needles.
          Except for the tips, the foliage is made to the metal wire branches and able to support plenty of decoration without sticking or poking of real needles.
           
          The 7.5 ft. Winter Crest Artificial Christmas tree will bring a unique look to your holiday decor this season. This vibrant white tree boasts 930 branch tips, dusted with a light flocking for a realistic snowy appearance and giving you plenty of room to showcase all of your favorite ornaments. No matter how you decorate, the Winter Crest tree is sure to add a striking presence to your home. 600 warm white micro-dot LED lights provide a gorgeous glow to the tree when lit up. Quick-set technology keeps light strings seamlessly connected within the tree trunk, effortlessly illuminating your tree with one plug, saving time during assembly. Each tree comes with a foot pedal which allows you to easily turn lights on and off without bending over. Made with an easy assembly setup, this tree can be assembled in less than 10-minutes. To make the tree look as full as possible, you will need to shape or "fluff," its branches.
           

          Are the branches strong enough to hang ornaments on them?

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          jkst
          October 25, 2019
          Are the branches strong enough to hang ornaments on them?
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          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 3, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes. We have many ornaments. The branches are very strong.
           
          The 7.5 ft. Winter Crest Artificial Christmas tree will bring a unique look to your holiday decor this season. This vibrant white tree boasts 930 branch tips, dusted with a light flocking for a realistic snowy appearance and giving you plenty of room to showcase all of your favorite ornaments. No matter how you decorate, the Winter Crest tree is sure to add a striking presence to your home. 600 warm white micro-dot LED lights provide a gorgeous glow to the tree when lit up. Quick-set technology keeps light strings seamlessly connected within the tree trunk, effortlessly illuminating your tree with one plug, saving time during assembly. Each tree comes with a foot pedal which allows you to easily turn lights on and off without bending over. Made with an easy assembly setup, this tree can be assembled in less than 10-minutes. To make the tree look as full as possible, you will need to shape or "fluff," its branches.
           

          How do I tighten a branch screw? One branch is limp and hanging lower than it should.

          Asked by
          Terry
          November 30, 2019
          How do I tighten a branch screw? One branch is limp and hanging lower than it should.
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          December 3, 2019
          Answer: 
          The branches are riveted no there are no screws to tighten.
          If you have a branch hanging too low it can be bent to adjust it to where it matches.
          I too had a couple branches that were hanging lower than I liked. To fix this, you need to grasp the branch near the trunk with one hand firmly. With the other hand gradually bend up on the branch until it suits your liking.
          You may have to do this Read More
          The branches are riveted no there are no screws to tighten.
          If you have a branch hanging too low it can be bent to adjust it to where it matches.
          I too had a couple branches that were hanging lower than I liked. To fix this, you need to grasp the branch near the trunk with one hand firmly. With the other hand gradually bend up on the branch until it suits your liking.
          You may have to do this several times to get it how you want it. And the branch wire is pretty strong (doesn't bend real easy) but it will bend. Just be sure to use both hands as you need to support the branch near the trunk whenever bending to avoid damaging the fasteners at the trunk. Read Less
           
          Update your holiday decoration and lighting with this Color Motion Deluxe LED Light string that features 24 icicle bulbs. LED lighting is energy-efficient and can save you money compared to traditional bulbs. This string creates a dazzling display with 8 lighting effects. You can connect up to 18 sets for a more dramatic effect and it is perfect for outdoor holiday decorating.
           

          Are these the lights you can program with an app on your smartphone? If not, do you have those?

          Asked by
          CatenaryKid
          November 27, 2019
          Are these the lights you can program with an app on your smartphone? If not, do you have those?
          Asked by
          Jerry
          Mid Michigan
          November 29, 2019
          Answer: 
          If you want the app controlled light sets, look at this product from Home Depot. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Show-Home-App-24-Light-LED-Multi-Color-Icicle-Light-W10I0106/308983843
           
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