Beachbeardad
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    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    January 28, 2014
  • Last Review:
    January 27, 2020
 
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      • Review count
        248
      • Helpfulness votes
        236
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        January 28, 2014
      • Last Review:
        January 27, 2020
       
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          Beachbeardad's Reviews
           
          EGO 21 in. Select Cut 56-Volt Lith-ion Cordless Electric Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower, Battery and Charger Included
           
          from Rehoboth Beach,DE
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Never used a battery driven lawnmower before but this EGO one really makes it easy and produces r...
          PostedDecember 15, 2019
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          Never used a battery driven lawnmower before but this EGO one really makes it easy and produces results. First impressions are decent battery life,7 cutting levels, can be self propelled but not necessary, 2 blades vs one that cut grass and includes a separate mulching blade,no gas/oil so storage can even be upright. Drawbacks are full battery recharge can take 60+ minutes which is not great if you want to finish your lawn in one go, and not sure how it would do with very tall and heavy grass. Overall after cutting my lawn today with it for the first run I have to say I am impressed and really look forward to using this full time. I currently use a Honda gas self propelled so comparing the Read More
          Never used a battery driven lawnmower before but this EGO one really makes it easy and produces results. First impressions are decent battery life,7 cutting levels, can be self propelled but not necessary, 2 blades vs one that cut grass and includes a separate mulching blade,no gas/oil so storage can even be upright. Drawbacks are full battery recharge can take 60+ minutes which is not great if you want to finish your lawn in one go, and not sure how it would do with very tall and heavy grass. Overall after cutting my lawn today with it for the first run I have to say I am impressed and really look forward to using this full time. I currently use a Honda gas self propelled so comparing the two I feel the gas definitely gives more power but for a very eco friendly battery driven version that has the same if not better features its a hard toss up. The EGO mower is very easy to use by just inserting a fully charged battery ,extending and locking the handles and pushing the safety/start button and go. I have a small typical sized neighborhood yard,front and back=approx 5000sqft and was able to cut both using only 40% of the battery. The mower felt cheap and plastic at first BUT after thinking about it makes sense because lighter materials increase battery life. EGO used metal when necessary,like blades and wheel parts or light but strong aluminum and similar. You get 7 levels of cutting that gives more control on your lawn height. The handle can adjust 3 levels for individual comfort and it even has LED headlights for night mowing?? It’s very lightweight but cut and sliced the grass and even some tough oak leaves and small twigs. This was the first time I did not have to wear ear goggles and could hear surrounding noise somewhat. It’s like the sound of an EGO trimmer but 25% louder which is not bad at all. I have not had a chance to use during the heat and full grass growth of summer but my fall/winter lawn still gave it a good canvas to try and did a great job of cutting. It includes a mulching blade that you can switch out which I plan to do since leaving cut grass is good for lawn. I think this is perfect for small to medium sized yards and offers a gas free,noise reduced and easy storage way to maintain your lawn. I didn’t get any fatigue from pushing it but there is a separate control for self propelled with the blades moving or not ,but it will eat battery life. I used it on a cool 45-50’ day but not sure how summer heat will affect battery. Ego products,imho,work well,do what they say and last a long time. I own and use them all during the year and have cut the gas/oil cord on all my yard tools except the lawnmower and this EGO mower is about to do just that. I plan to only use the EGO for the next year and see how it compares. Your experience may differ but I love my EGO tools and always love to add to my collection when I can and this is definitely the star of the pack. Read Less
          Pros: Light Weight, Self-Propelled, Sturdy, great battery life, 7 levels of cutting, stores easily and compact
          Cons: probably not great for extra large lawns, heavy and wet grass may slow mower, need a good hour for full recharge
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          Gorilla All Weather Tape is an ideal solution for outdoor repairs. Made with incredibly strong, permanent, butyl adhesive and weather resistant shell this tape withstands even extreme weather conditions. Gorilla All Weather Tape resists drying, cracking and peeling caused by sunlight, heat, cold and moisture and works in both hot and cold temperatures. Color: Blacks.
           
          from Rehoboth Beach,DE
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This seems to be a good tape that is slightly thicker than my regular duct tape and supposedly ca...
          PostedDecember 4, 2019
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          This seems to be a good tape that is slightly thicker than my regular duct tape and supposedly can be used in all types of weather and is waterproof once it’s bonded with your ntended surface. Although it states it works in cold weather,I would warm it up before use by leaving in a heated room to maximize adhesion. I tried it on several surfaces outside and it does stick, but like almost any tape used in the cold,you can peel it off especially on very smooth surfaces. It needs to be rubbed until there is a good bond and then it seems to adhere. I did try getting it wet and the water ran off with no problem but can’t tell how well it would work in extreme wet weather. Overall it’s a good tape Read More
          This seems to be a good tape that is slightly thicker than my regular duct tape and supposedly can be used in all types of weather and is waterproof once it’s bonded with your ntended surface. Although it states it works in cold weather,I would warm it up before use by leaving in a heated room to maximize adhesion. I tried it on several surfaces outside and it does stick, but like almost any tape used in the cold,you can peel it off especially on very smooth surfaces. It needs to be rubbed until there is a good bond and then it seems to adhere. I did try getting it wet and the water ran off with no problem but can’t tell how well it would work in extreme wet weather. Overall it’s a good tape that is thicker and stronger than generic grey duct tape and should perform well for your intended job. Read Less
          Pros: stronger than reg duct tape, waterproof, can be used in most weather conditions
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          The Tramontina Gourmet Tri-Ply Clad Dutch Oven is ideal for roasting meats, preparing soup stocks, cooking pasta sauces and simmering hearty soups. Providing exceptional performance, distributing heat quickly and evenly without hotspots, this cookware heats from all sides and not just the bottom! Combines the impeccable beauty and durability of premium 18/10 stainless steel and was designed to withstand repeated usage, even in the most demanding kitchens. Ideal for home and professional cooks alike! Part of the Tramontina GOURMET collection, a series of timeless products crafted especially for the cooking enthusiast. Color: Stainless Steel / Mirror Polished.
           
          from Rehoboth Beach,DE
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
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          I really like Tramontina products and this 5qt stainless steel Dutch oven will be the workhorse o...
          PostedDecember 1, 2019
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          I really like Tramontina products and this 5qt stainless steel Dutch oven will be the workhorse of the kitchen for almost every cooking task. I like having several different types of materials for pots and pans and stainless works great. You can boil,bake,stew,fry and roast in this pot. Use low to medium-high for cooking because high temps will cause things to burn and stick and smoke. It’s oven safe up to 500’ and will get hot so use mitts to safely handle. Clean up is easy and although you can use a dishwasher it’s best to hand wash and use soap and water and if there are persistent stains or stucks use Barkeepers Friend for all your cleaning because it works really well.
          Pros: 18/10 stainless, use in oven up to 500’, easy cleanup
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          The Tramontina Gourmet Hard Anodized 5 Qt. Covered Dutch Oven is harder than other conventional cookware. Hard anodization is a manufacturing process that treats the aluminum to make it harder and more durable. The result is a solid coating distinguished by its dark gray color. This process creates a surface typically harder than other conventional cookware. Made from heavy-gauge hard anodized aluminum construction in a beautiful, gray finish has superior durability and provides even heat distribution. Part of the Tramontina GOURMET collection, a series of timeless products crafted especially for the cooking enthusiast.
           
          from Rehoboth Beach,DE
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          A few years back I purchased a Tramontina pasta pot for our home and it has been the go to for ma...
          PostedDecember 1, 2019
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          A few years back I purchased a Tramontina pasta pot for our home and it has been the go to for many cooking tasks and has held up really well so I was excited to get the hard anodized 5qt Dutch oven and it has been equally great. I made a quinoa and vegetable with shrimp casserole all in one pot from stove to oven to table. It cooks beautifully with even heat distribution and cleans up very easy. Use in the oven up to 350’ with bake and no broiler use. Just make sure not to use steel wool or abrasive cleaners because you will scratch the non stick surface. Hot water and soap should remove most things but a little Soft Scrub should remove really stuck on problems. Also try not to use the Read More
          A few years back I purchased a Tramontina pasta pot for our home and it has been the go to for many cooking tasks and has held up really well so I was excited to get the hard anodized 5qt Dutch oven and it has been equally great. I made a quinoa and vegetable with shrimp casserole all in one pot from stove to oven to table. It cooks beautifully with even heat distribution and cleans up very easy. Use in the oven up to 350’ with bake and no broiler use. Just make sure not to use steel wool or abrasive cleaners because you will scratch the non stick surface. Hot water and soap should remove most things but a little Soft Scrub should remove really stuck on problems. Also try not to use the highest heat on your stove because the pot gives excellent conductivity and high heat can discolor and damage it. Overall a great addition to any kitchen collection that will be a go to item for a long time. Read Less
          Pros: hard anodized, tempered glass lid, strong handles
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          The classic style of Hampton Bay's Solar Powered Shepherds Hook Path Light is perfect for lining paths or for tabletop display using only the lantern piece. This decorative fixture makes the perfect addition to any outdoor space, elegantly illuminating your driveway, walkway, patio or garden. Powered by the sun's rays, the light automatically turns on from dusk to dawn with energy-efficient LED lighting (LED bulb included).
           
          from Rehoboth Beach,DE
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Appearance wise this is a nice looking solar pathway lights on hooks. It gives off 5 lumens of wh...
          PostedDecember 1, 2019
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          Appearance wise this is a nice looking solar pathway lights on hooks. It gives off 5 lumens of white light which is adequate for just accent lighting. The lantern itself has glass inserts but is made of plastic and I wish it was reversed because plastic always breaks easier than metal but the in ground hooks are metal. It’s simple assembly and installation and for accent lighting it does do its job. It comes with solar batteries and is in a bronze finish with S scroll designs on 3 sides of each lantern. Overall it does look nice and shines a solar led light where you need it without the hassle of a hard wired landscape lights.
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Nice Design
          Cons: plastic housing vs metal
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          The RYOBI 40-Volt Pole Hedge Trimmer is ideal for any hedge maintenance around the house. The pivoting head allows for trimming at multiple angles and optimized cutting performance. Designed to reach greater heights you can extend the pole up to 8 ft. The 40-Volt Pole Hedge Trimmer is equipped with 18 in. dual-action blades and a 5/8 in. cut capacity. Back by a 5-year warranty.
           

          What is the shortest length the extension pole can be used? Can the trimmer be used without the e...

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          DIBATL
          January 24, 2020
          What is the shortest length the extension pole can be used?
          Can the trimmer be used without the extension pole?
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          Beachbeardad
          Rehoboth Beach,DE
          January 27, 2020
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          Yes definitely you can use the trimmer without the extension pole....so far it works great and cuts the branches easily.
           
          This versatile Integrated LED 6 light track light featuring a flexible curved bar and adjustable shades provides a sleek design along with functional lighting to any room in your home. Integrated LED, no replacement bulbs needed. Updating the light fixtures in your home is the most effective way to accomplish an alluring, yet simple, DIY remodel.
           

          Witch light fixture MODEL# is this , THX

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          Pocho
          January 22, 2020
          Witch light fixture MODEL# is this , THX
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          Beachbeardad
          Rehoboth Beach,DE
          January 23, 2020
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          The model # is BM1267-01
           
          Liquid Nails Small Projects and Repairs Adhesive (LN-700) is a fast-bonding, permanent, waterproof adhesive formulated for most common materials. It works where a hammer and nails can't. Resealable cap keeps product fresh. This product is certified by UL Environment to meet the GREENGUARD Gold Standard as a low emitting material.
           

          can i use this as an alternative to liquid latex? will be using it in leather crafts.

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          Koala
          January 16, 2020
          can i use this as an alternative to liquid latex? will be using it in leather crafts.
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          Beachbeardad
          Rehoboth Beach,DE
          January 19, 2020
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          Probably not as I see no where that leather is a surface or material that liquids nails can be used for.
           
          For the perfect union of convenience and versatility, nothing beats the RYOBI ONE+ system. This ONE+ 18-Volt 2-in-1 Shear Shrubber features a quick connect system that enables you effortlessly switch the blade type, saving you time and helping you keep that perfectly manicured yard. The best part, the included Lithium-ion battery works with all RYOBI ONE+ tools. That's over 125 products running off the same battery. This ONE+ Shear Shrubber is ideal for anyone who's tired of dealing with gas and cords. All backed by a 3-year warranty, look to RYOBI for performance and versatility.
           

          how do I take the battery off?

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          JJ
          January 15, 2020
          how do I take the battery off?
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          Beachbeardad
          Rehoboth Beach,DE
          January 15, 2020
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          You just squeeze with strong pressure the grooved tabs at the top of the battery in the middle and wiggle the battery loose. It can get stuck sometimes but a good wiggle while squeezing the tabs should do the job. You can also apply a light spray of WD-40 to aid in the removal for future purposes.
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          LED strip lighting is a great decorative solution for indoor or outdoor applications including under cabinets, accents, decks or patios. Full-range brightness and color control with included wireless remote; RF technology works through walls up to 50 ft. away. Adhesive backing for easy installation. Color: White.
           

          What other models are compatible with the remote? I need a shorter (8') tape light and want to u...

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          SueK
          January 8, 2020
          What other models are compatible with the remote? I need a shorter (8') tape light and want to use the same remote.
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          Beachbeardad
          Rehoboth Beach,DE
          January 11, 2020
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          You can actually cut the light ‘tape’ to any size you need ( This tape light model can be cut every 12 LEDs, or about every 10 in. Some of these intervals have copper pads, and some have silver solder joints visible. Use sharp scissors to only cut in the middle of either of these points.)and if you are only going to need a white light Home Depot also sells an 8ft tape light (Model# LS2835-8F).
           
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