BigMike76
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    92
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    25
  • Average rating
    4.2
    4.2 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 6, 2018
  • Last Review:
    October 8, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        92
      • Helpfulness votes
        25
      • Average rating
        4.2
        4.2 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 6, 2018
      • Last Review:
        October 8, 2019
       
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          The MILWAUKEE® 4 Piece Drywall Screw Setters provide ideal depth control when installing drywall. The adjustable screw depth setters have a collar that automatically stops the tool from overdriving, providing users with consistent screw depths while preventing damage to the drywall. The drywall screw setter bits are insert style featuring a 1/4" hex shank intended for use in Milwaukee Drill Drivers.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedOctober 8, 2019
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          About 25 years ago, I had a special drywall screw gun. Can’t remember why I didn’t like it, but I got rid of it. It was a corded unit, and that may have been the main objection. Anyway, since then I always just used a standard cordless drill with a Phillips head driver. Yes, occasionally the screw got driven in too deep. I also kept the drill handy when I put the first coat of plaster on, as I could still give the screw another half turn in, so it would be below the surface. A little awkward. One of the big advantages of the bit holder was the sliding sleeve which held the screw in position while I powered the drill. A nice improvement to these drywall screw setters would be to design it so Read More
          About 25 years ago, I had a special drywall screw gun. Can’t remember why I didn’t like it, but I got rid of it. It was a corded unit, and that may have been the main objection. Anyway, since then I always just used a standard cordless drill with a Phillips head driver. Yes, occasionally the screw got driven in too deep. I also kept the drill handy when I put the first coat of plaster on, as I could still give the screw another half turn in, so it would be below the surface. A little awkward. One of the big advantages of the bit holder was the sliding sleeve which held the screw in position while I powered the drill. A nice improvement to these drywall screw setters would be to design it so it had a slideable sleeve, or at least magnetize them to hold the screw better. Still, not a bad tool. Read Less
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          This Orbit 3/4 in. Plastic FPT Automatic Anti-Siphon Zone Valve checks, back-flushes and prevents contaminants from entering your household water supply. The flow control adjustment lever helps reduce sprinkler fogging and overspray.
           
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          My older Orbit valve developed a leak out of the Anti-Siphon valve. I couldn't find a seal kit f...
          PostedOctober 8, 2019
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          My older Orbit valve developed a leak out of the Anti-Siphon valve. I couldn't find a seal kit for that model, so had to buy a new unit. Glad they are not too expensive. The initial installation was hard plumbed, so it was a fair amount of work to install this new one. I now have couplers, so any future replacement will be a snap.
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          The Makita 4-1/2 in. Segmented Rim Diamond Blade is ideal for general purpose cutting applications including block, brick and cured concrete. The segmented slots are engineered to deliver a faster yet cooler cut. Diamond blades are part of Makita's growing line-up of solutions for concrete applications.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedOctober 7, 2019
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          This is probably the forth diamond saw blade I’ve had. However, this is the first with the segmented rim. A couple items I noticed. This blade is thinner (approximately 0.80” vs. 0.90”) at the cutting rim. I think this is an advantage, similar to the thin kerf table saw blades. The other difference is the height of the cutting rim. This blade has a ½” ring, vs. 0.25” on my older blade. I’m guessing this is to help give additional clearance to the blade when cutting with a hand held 4.5” grinder. However, I suspect there is another advantage. One of my projects I made bull nose edging on tile, where I needed the tile width wider than what is available in the store. I use one of these grinders Read More
          This is probably the forth diamond saw blade I’ve had. However, this is the first with the segmented rim. A couple items I noticed. This blade is thinner (approximately 0.80” vs. 0.90”) at the cutting rim. I think this is an advantage, similar to the thin kerf table saw blades. The other difference is the height of the cutting rim. This blade has a ½” ring, vs. 0.25” on my older blade. I’m guessing this is to help give additional clearance to the blade when cutting with a hand held 4.5” grinder. However, I suspect there is another advantage. One of my projects I made bull nose edging on tile, where I needed the tile width wider than what is available in the store. I use one of these grinders to basically round over the edge, and finish off the edge with a belt sander. Turns out very nice. I suspect this ½” rim would have some advantage for this too. I also like the 4.5” diameter, vs. the 4” diameter of the other blade. There are times when the extra cutting depth has an advantage. It appears the diamond concentration on the blade is the same as the other units I’ve had. Read Less
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          Aura Bluetooth Smart Lock is a keyless entry electronic deadbolt featuring SmartKey. Using the Kwikset App within Bluetooth range, you can lock/unlock the Aura Smart Lock and program up to 250 user access codes that can be scheduled and customized. The crisp, clean appearance of the Satin Nickel finish adds to the overall look of the product and brings a modern feel.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 30, 2019
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          This is a neat unit. Very attractive. However, in my application, I have a little concern. We have glass panels on the doors, and I’m somewhat concerned about someone just breaking the glass, reaching in and opening the dead bolt. In the past, I’ve used dead bolts that require a key on both the inside and outside, and when we are not on vacation, we leave the key in the door. This is actually no less secure than having a knob to open. However, when we go on vacation, we pull the key. I would have liked it better if that was an option on this lock. I also like the feature that it uses Kwikset’s SmartKey feature (easy to have common keys with the other door locks). If your home was a rental Read More
          This is a neat unit. Very attractive. However, in my application, I have a little concern. We have glass panels on the doors, and I’m somewhat concerned about someone just breaking the glass, reaching in and opening the dead bolt. In the past, I’ve used dead bolts that require a key on both the inside and outside, and when we are not on vacation, we leave the key in the door. This is actually no less secure than having a knob to open. However, when we go on vacation, we pull the key. I would have liked it better if that was an option on this lock. I also like the feature that it uses Kwikset’s SmartKey feature (easy to have common keys with the other door locks). If your home was a rental property (which several of the homes in our resort are), this type of lock would be even more inviting. I wish this would also come in a brass color. Read Less
          Pros: Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
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          From light tasks to heavy-duty projects, Gorilla Grip patented gloves are your go-to. These gloves are specialized for maximum durability, dexterity and guarantees a never-slip grip. Gorilla Grip gloves are constructed of nylon and dipped with a specialized coating to keep your hands protected no matter the application wet, dry or oily, we have you covered. Size: large. Color: Yellow. Gender: unisex. Age Group: adult.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 29, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Negative issues with the gloves:
          1. The size is off by one size. I usually get by with Large. These gloves are XL, and still marginal in size.
          2. The fit around the fingers is tight. I don’t consider my hands fat, and know several people with hands much bigger than mine, but the fingers are too tight.
          3. I used the gloves when I pruned my lemon tree (for those who don’t know it, lemon trees have some sharp thorns). Anyway, the rubber underside of the gloves was basically worthless against the thorns.
          4. At the end of the job, my hands sweat a little (due to the rubber underside). With the gloves fitting so tight around the fingers, they were very difficult to remove. Kind of
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          Negative issues with the gloves:
          1. The size is off by one size. I usually get by with Large. These gloves are XL, and still marginal in size.
          2. The fit around the fingers is tight. I don’t consider my hands fat, and know several people with hands much bigger than mine, but the fingers are too tight.
          3. I used the gloves when I pruned my lemon tree (for those who don’t know it, lemon trees have some sharp thorns). Anyway, the rubber underside of the gloves was basically worthless against the thorns.
          4. At the end of the job, my hands sweat a little (due to the rubber underside). With the gloves fitting so tight around the fingers, they were very difficult to remove. Kind of reminded me of the “Chinese handcuffs” we had when we were kids. The harder you pull the tip of the glove’s fingers, the tighter then went.
          The appearance of gloves is nice. Read Less
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          The RYOBI 3300 psi Pressure Washer is powered by a Honda GC190 engine and is engineered to handle even your toughest jobs. It features a durable wheelbarrow frame and large 10 in. flat-free wheels for easy transport and a reversible handle for convenient and compact storage. The 35 ft. non-marring high pressure hose provides 40% longer reach for access to even the tough to clean areas. For added convenience, it is equipped with a 5-in-1 quick-changeover nozzle, which allows you to quickly change spray patterns. The RYOBI 3300 psi Pressure Washer is backed by a 3-year limited warranty and a 2-year engine warranty.
           

          What’s the decibel noise level?

          Asked by
          Steve
          September 22, 2019
          What’s the decibel noise level?
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 23, 2019
          Answer: 
          These questions go to other owners of the tool in question. I doubt if there is someone out there with a noise meter. The noise is very similar to a lawnmower.
           
          This 50 ft. 600-Volt locking extension cord is a 3-conductor, 12-gauge cord; it is UL listed and meets OSHA requirements. Twist-to-lock extension cords are designed for use in construction and industrial applications where extra protection and durability are needed. Constructed with heavy-duty molded locking male and female ends.
           

          Does this cord works for a power generator of 16 watts ?

          Asked by
          Paulpacheco1978
          May 4, 2019
          I couldnt find an answer in the instrutions
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 21, 2019
          Answer: 
          I'm sure you made a mistake on the wattage of your generator. I expect you meant 1600 watts. This cable has a rating of 2500 watts. This uses 12 gauge wire which is basically the same size wire you have in your house. If your generator has a twist lock connection (which I suspect it does), then this will work fine.
           
          The full line of GearWrench Professional Rechargeable Lighting includes products for every automotive and industrial application. Whether your job requires area lights, work lights, a headlight, flashlight, or penlight, GearWrench has a high performance, full featured, professional-level solution. With output ratings from 30 Lumens to3,000 Lumens, all GearWrench professional lighting products are built to last.
           

          does this light have any type of maganet on it to hold on to steel

          Asked by
          Edward
          August 8, 2019
          does this light have any type of maganet on it to hold on to steel
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 20, 2019
          Answer: 
          no
           
          20-Volt MAX XR Cordless Compact Router provides power like a corded compact router while providing the convenience of a cordless tool. The plastic fixed base and dual LED lights help to illuminate the work surface and provide superior bit visibility. This cordless router is equipped with variable speed control for optimal bit speed in each application. The release clamp allows for quick and easy bit and base change.
           

          I can't seem to find the specification, but I'm assuming this uses 1/4" shank bits?

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          John
          April 27, 2019
          I can't seem to find the specification, but I'm assuming this uses 1/4" shank bits?
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 20, 2019
          Answer: 
          That is correct
           
          20-Volt MAX XR Cordless Compact Router provides power like a corded compact router while providing the convenience of a cordless tool. The plastic fixed base and dual LED lights help to illuminate the work surface and provide superior bit visibility. This cordless router is equipped with variable speed control for optimal bit speed in each application. The release clamp allows for quick and easy bit and base change.
           

          Will a uk 18volt battery work in this router

          Asked by
          Derm
          June 6, 2019
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          September 20, 2019
          Answer: 
          no
           
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