PicRic
  • Review count
    292
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    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    August 6, 2013
  • Last Review:
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        292
      • Helpfulness votes
        370
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        August 6, 2013
      • Last Review:
        June 8, 2019
       
      • Question count
        1
         
        • Answer count
          173
           
           
           
           
          PicRic's Reviews
           
          Milwaukee Fiberglass Open Reel Long Tapes feature a GRIME GUARD Blade Wiper for Smoothest Retraction and to wick away jobsite contamination. Reinforced 3:1 Planetary Metal Gears won't strip, increasing the life of the tool. Standing behind our products, Milwaukee Fiberglass Long Tape Measures are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
           
          from West Greenwich, RI
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          The winding action of this 330 foot long tape is very smooth and works well regardless of how fas...
          PostedJune 8, 2019
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          The winding action of this 330 foot long tape is very smooth and works well regardless of how fast the tape is being wound in. The three to one gear ratio really helps to make the winding action fast and efficient and the tape does not tangle. The tape has yet to get very dirty but having the GRIME GUARD to wipe off the tape when it is being rewound is a very good idea and is bound to make the fiberglass tape and its dual imperial and metric markings last longer.
          The bright red plastic casing improves visibility in the field and the plastic body and parts are well made. The handle is a good size and comfortable to hold. The “D” ring at the end of the tape has an opening two inches long Read More
          The winding action of this 330 foot long tape is very smooth and works well regardless of how fast the tape is being wound in. The three to one gear ratio really helps to make the winding action fast and efficient and the tape does not tangle. The tape has yet to get very dirty but having the GRIME GUARD to wipe off the tape when it is being rewound is a very good idea and is bound to make the fiberglass tape and its dual imperial and metric markings last longer.
          The bright red plastic casing improves visibility in the field and the plastic body and parts are well made. The handle is a good size and comfortable to hold. The “D” ring at the end of the tape has an opening two inches long and one inch wide and it can be hooked on to things to hold it place or held down with a staple to keep it in place. There is also a place on the tape measure casing to clip the “D” clip to keep everything nice and tidy. Another feature in that area is a small, foldout spike that can be pushed into the ground or similar. The actual measurement begins at the end of the tape, not the “D” ring. This product comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Sturdy
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          The GearWrench 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 in. Drive 84 Tooth Ratchet has an innovative ratchet design that offers unparalleled access by combining the thinnest head on the market with a 4° swing arc and increased strength over the prior design. For professional end users, these upgraded features translate into greater access to fasteners and increased strength during heavy-duty applications. Stubby ratchets allows for better access in tight locations. While flex head provides you with greater access.
           
          from West Greenwich, RI
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          Received free product:Yes
          This collection of four fine toothed ratchets are beautifully finished in chrome and have, for th...
          PostedJune 2, 2019
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          This collection of four fine toothed ratchets are beautifully finished in chrome and have, for the most part, nicely rounded and smoothed edges so they are easy on the hands and easy to keep clean with a wipe. The seven position flexible heads on all of the ratchets offer a level of flexibility that can make it easier to work in awkward and tight areas – and there are plenty of them in the automotive world.
          GearWrench claim to have the slimmest ratchets available and both the three eighths inch and quarter inch ratchets clearly have slimmer heads than any of my other ratchets. This is my first half inch ratchet so there is not another to compare it to. The on/off levers easily have the Read More
          This collection of four fine toothed ratchets are beautifully finished in chrome and have, for the most part, nicely rounded and smoothed edges so they are easy on the hands and easy to keep clean with a wipe. The seven position flexible heads on all of the ratchets offer a level of flexibility that can make it easier to work in awkward and tight areas – and there are plenty of them in the automotive world.
          GearWrench claim to have the slimmest ratchets available and both the three eighths inch and quarter inch ratchets clearly have slimmer heads than any of my other ratchets. This is my first half inch ratchet so there is not another to compare it to. The on/off levers easily have the lowest profiles. The ratchet handles are also a good bit longer than on any other ratchets in my toolbox. That means greater leverage or less effort to move a fastener.
          In use the ratchets are a pleasure to use and the fine 84 toothed gear moves smoothly. Little effort is needed to flick the on/off switch in the opposite direction. When the job is done the ratchets can be placed back in the organizer tray which fits comfortably in my roll cab’. Read Less
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy
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          The DEWALT 6.5 Woodworkers Vise is ideal for home, shop and contractor light duty use. Built for durability and dependability, this vise is constructed from 20,000 psi cast iron. The double mounting holes ensure a strong secure mount to your work bench. Easily mount wood facings to protect your work piece. The plated steel double guide-bars evenly distribute contact between the jaw and workpiece. Whether you are working with wood or an assembly project at home or in the shop, the DEWALT 6.5 in. Woodworkers Vise provides the maximum clamping and holding power needed to get the job done with confidence.
           
          from West Greenwich, RI
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          Received free product:Yes
          The first thing that impressed me about this vise was the spare parts list. So many things these...
          PostedJune 2, 2019
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          The first thing that impressed me about this vise was the spare parts list. So many things these days are designed to fail and not be repairable that a spare parts list is a joy to behold. Having said that, this very well made vise looks like it will last a lifetime and then some!
          Fully open the jaw is 4-5/8 inches wide. Perfectly adequate for most day to day vise work. For a properly secure fit there are four fixing holes on two sides and additional holes are available to fit wood facings to protect the work piece. DeWalt provide a lifetime warranty as well.
          Pros: Accurate, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy
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          With independent control of 6 devices and extra USB ports to charge 3 others, the Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip is ideal for your family rooms, home office or small business, power up your office remotely and even your holiday lights. You don’t need to struggle with finding multiple outlets, just plug all your lights into one smart power strip and remotely turn them on from anywhere with the Kasa Smart app. Protect devices from sudden power surges with ETL certified surge protection and monitor energy consumption of each device on the Kasa Smart app. Power surges that come from weather storms can cause irreparable damage to appliances. With built-in energy monitoring, track your energy consumption in a smarter way.
           
          from West Greenwich, RI
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The Kasa power strip comes with individual switches on each of the six outlets and one master swi...
          PostedJune 2, 2019
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          The Kasa power strip comes with individual switches on each of the six outlets and one master switch to turn everything on or off. It also has app control so all of the outlets and the strip as a whole can be controlled remotely from a cell phone or tablet. But wait … there is more, once the strip and the app are paired, a whole lot more functionality is available. As well controlling the power to each of the six outlets the app has additional features including naming each outlet, timers for each, and even energy usage monitoring.
          It took on a few minutes for the strip to be paired with the app and then it immediately proceeded to a firmware update. That didn’t quite go as smoothly and, Read More
          The Kasa power strip comes with individual switches on each of the six outlets and one master switch to turn everything on or off. It also has app control so all of the outlets and the strip as a whole can be controlled remotely from a cell phone or tablet. But wait … there is more, once the strip and the app are paired, a whole lot more functionality is available. As well controlling the power to each of the six outlets the app has additional features including naming each outlet, timers for each, and even energy usage monitoring.
          It took on a few minutes for the strip to be paired with the app and then it immediately proceeded to a firmware update. That didn’t quite go as smoothly and, after thirty minutes, the app had clearly hung. Once is was closed and opened again it worked fine and communicated with the power strip. The strip has surge protection and indicator lights that confirm the surge protection is active and that the strip is properly grounded. The six outlets are well spaced which is good for plugging in some of the bulkier plugs in use today. The three USB outlets are not individually switchable but they are very handy to have.
          The build quality is good and the high quality plastic body is nicely contoured. The cord length is 38 inches and the plug adds another inch. The strip is marked with “ITE Use Only” and that means for Information Technology Equipment but Kasa’s own usage description includes cameras, light switches, bulbs and plugs so it looks like it can be used with any electrical product. Voice control via Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant are options too. Read Less
          Pros: Clear Instructions, Easy Installation, Easy to Use, Lots of Features, Nice Design, voice activation
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          The MagnoGrip High Dexterity Gloves are ideal for automotive, materials handling, or other DIY projects. The touchscreen compatible fingertips allow the user to control their smartphone or tablet without removing the glove. The removable magnet is ideal for holding nails, screws, nuts, bolts and drill bits. Work on projects without the frustration of losing your tools or patience.
           
          from West Greenwich, RI
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          Received free product:Yes
          Two pair of mechanics/technicians gloves in bright red and subdued grey colors. Two finger ends a...
          PostedJune 2, 2019
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          Two pair of mechanics/technicians gloves in bright red and subdued grey colors. Two finger ends and the thumb on each pair are made of that special material that enables the use of cell phones and other touch screen devices without having to remove the gloves. There is woven polyester on the back of the gloves and the faux suede material on the palms of the gloves feels a bit grippier than regular work gloves. The pull on tab makes fast work of getting the gloves on and comfortably in place.
          The magnetic pads affix to the back of the gloves using Velcro but peel off easily enough if not required or to transfer them to the other pair of gloves. The magnets work well and hold small items Read More
          Two pair of mechanics/technicians gloves in bright red and subdued grey colors. Two finger ends and the thumb on each pair are made of that special material that enables the use of cell phones and other touch screen devices without having to remove the gloves. There is woven polyester on the back of the gloves and the faux suede material on the palms of the gloves feels a bit grippier than regular work gloves. The pull on tab makes fast work of getting the gloves on and comfortably in place.
          The magnetic pads affix to the back of the gloves using Velcro but peel off easily enough if not required or to transfer them to the other pair of gloves. The magnets work well and hold small items securely even standing up to some gentle knocks and jarring.
          The gloves are not fire resistant but they are hand washable. The gloves fit reasonably well with the grey pair being a little more snug but not uncomfortable. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
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          RIDGID introduces the 15 Amp Corded 10 in. Compact Table Saw with Carbide Tipped Blade and Folding X-stand. This saw has a powerful 15 Amp motor and a 26 in. rip capacity to handle the toughest jobs. The included stand is simple to collapse in seconds for fast and easy storage. The compact table saw also includes micro-bevel adjustment for cutting precise bevel angles and the integrated dust chute easily connects to most wet/dry vacs. This table saw is backed by the Industry’s Only Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for Free Parts, Free Service, For Life. The 15 Amp 10 in. Compact Table Saw includes a 10 in. carbide tipped blade, a folding stand assembly with mounting hardware, a blade wrench, a switch key, a push stick, a miter gauge, a blade guard assembly, an anti-kickback pawls, and an operator's manual.
           

          Hi RIDGID Power Tool Team I cannot find any 6 in. stack dado on either the Home Depot or Ridgid w...

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          April 22, 2018
          Hi RIDGID Power Tool Team
          I cannot find any 6 in. stack dado on either the Home Depot or Ridgid websites. What make are they and where can I purchase ?
           
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          do I need a grease gun for this ?

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          cyo2
          August 8, 2017
          do I need a grease gun for this ?
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          PicRic
          West Greenwich, RI
          April 20, 2019
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          You may find it easier to use a grease gun with this cartridge of grease, particularly if you are packing bearings, but there is nothing to stop you manually pulling the grease from the cartridge and applying it to the work area.
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          Ferrule and Stop sets are used for looping and swaging the ends of wire rope. Designed for light duty applications. Proper assembly recommends setting with a swaging tool instead of a hammer. Do not use on coated wire rope without first removing the coating from the assembly area.
           

          Will these fit 1/4" coated steel cable?

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          Coleen
          December 3, 2017
          Will these fit 1/4" coated steel cable?
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          PicRic
          West Greenwich, RI
          April 20, 2019
          Answer: 
          No. Any coating has to be stripped back first to allow access to the bare wire.
           
          An alternative and durable support option to the round tube is the Plain Steel Square Tube. Suitable for framework, gym equipment, awnings and more. They offer versatility, simply cut to a custom measurement for your specific project needs with a metal saw.
           

          Want to use this as a straight edge to cut plywood in half. Is this tubing straight enough to do so?

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          Ryan
          March 12, 2019
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          PicRic
          West Greenwich, RI
          April 20, 2019
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          Not the one I have. You might be better investing in a proper straight edge.
           
          Say goodbye to losing sight when something moves outside the view of your camera. With its 110/sec rotation speed, 360 horizontal range and 93 vertical range, Wyze Cam Pan delivers 360 coverage in under 3 seconds, so you can see exactly what you want to see, when you want to see it. Plus, Wyze Cam Pan includes all your favorite Wyze Cam features such as 2-way audio, night vision, motion and sound alerts, 14-day free cloud storage, continuous recording and more.
           

          Do you have to pay for a service or can you buy a card to store you Vedic on?

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          Kbeachster22222
          December 30, 2018
          Do you have to pay for a service or can you buy a card to store you Vedic on?
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          PicRic
          West Greenwich, RI
          March 26, 2019
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          Wyze store clips in the cloud for 14 days without charge. Content can also be saved locally on an SD card and, in some circumstances, clips can be save on the phone.
           
          Wyze Cam v2 delivers fast, clear, live stream footage direct to your smartphone via the Wyze App (iOS and Android), day or night. With motion and sound detection, you can receive an alert anytime your Wyze Cam v2 detects sound and motion and view up to 14 days of saved alert videos for free - no monthly fees or subscription required. Use the Wyze Cam v2s new Motion Tagging feature to easily identify motion in both live stream and playback video modes. Plus, you can add an 8GB, 16GB or 32GB microSD card (sold separately) to enable continuous recording and schedule custom time lapse videos and use 2-way audio to talk and listen through your Wyze Cam v2. Use the Wyze App to manage and view multiple cameras, share your cameras with other users, view alert videos and record and share photos and videos directly from the app. With its small size, magnetic base and flexible 3-axis design, the Wyze Cam v2 can go anywhere you need it. The Wyze Cam v2 must be powered to use (it does not have a battery) and is designed for indoor use (it is not weatherproof).
           

          will this work with my android phone ?

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          gamehunter
          January 29, 2019
          will this work with my android phone ?
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          PicRic
          West Greenwich, RI
          March 25, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes if you download the Android version of the app.
           
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