BigMike76
  • Review count
    108
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    33
  • Average rating
    4.3
    4.3 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 6, 2018
  • Last Review:
    December 5, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        108
      • Helpfulness votes
        33
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 6, 2018
      • Last Review:
        December 5, 2019
       
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          Gorilla Grip Max RhinoFlex® gloves feature proprietary RhinoFlex® impact protection that is flexible and breathable, delivering protection and all day comfort. The new Max all terrain knit shell tread design with our exclusive Gorilla Grip technology delivers maximum grip in gritty, wet and oily conditions. 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 
          2.0 out of 5
          2.0 out of 5
          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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          Firm Grip ANSI A5 Cut resistant gloves provide serious industrial grade cut protection. The performance fitting and breathable knit shell delivers maximum dexterity with all-day comfort that provides grip in any condition. The high visibility color contrasts for low light safety and makes them easy to find in the toolbox or on the jobsite. Size: large. Color: Multi. 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 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Negative issues with the gloves:
          1. Gloves are at least one size too small. I got XL, where I normally use Large, and the XL is still tight.
          2. The rubber coating on the underside is kind of stiff. If you need to bend your fingers much, it will start to wear out your hands. I have another cut resistant glove used for wood carving. It is a woven fabric (the slip says it includes stainless steel fibers, but you can’t see them). Anyway, that style of glove is nice and flexible.
          3. The rubber undercoating also makes the gloves warmer.
          An interesting note. I initially put the gloves on when I was in my shop, and my hands were warm. Today, I put them on again for the picture (after being Read More
          Negative issues with the gloves:
          1. Gloves are at least one size too small. I got XL, where I normally use Large, and the XL is still tight.
          2. The rubber coating on the underside is kind of stiff. If you need to bend your fingers much, it will start to wear out your hands. I have another cut resistant glove used for wood carving. It is a woven fabric (the slip says it includes stainless steel fibers, but you can’t see them). Anyway, that style of glove is nice and flexible.
          3. The rubber undercoating also makes the gloves warmer.
          An interesting note. I initially put the gloves on when I was in my shop, and my hands were warm. Today, I put them on again for the picture (after being inside A/C all day), and the tightness was acceptable. Not sure if it was the temperature, or if they stretched some. Still, for a lot of folks, they would still be very snug. Anyway, this was enough to raise my rating from one star to 3 stars. Read Less
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          Designed to lock securely into place with a simple pull of a cord, the Nite Ize CamJam is an easy, knot-free way to tighten, tension, and secure lighter loads of all kinds. Made of sturdy, durable plastic, it features a carabiner clip with a stainless steel gate on 1 end, and a rotating, ridged cam mechanism on the other. Simply anchor the carabiner to any hook, D-ring, or loop, and feed your cord through the cam until you've reached the desired level of tension. Pull firmly, and the cam locks into place and stays that way until you release it by rotating the cam. Easy to adjust and readjust, the CamJam is made to use and reuse hundreds of times, in hundreds of ways. Color: Black.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 25, 2019
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          This is an interesting device. It’s very easy to tighten your strap. The picture on the display card shows it for tightening ropes on a tent. My main usage it tying down articles in the back of my pickup. The information on the card has no suggestion of the strength of these plastic hooks. The cord size is limited to 3/16” diameter, and I normally use ¼” rope. These hooks feel robust, but I’m not sure. I see Home Depot also sells units of the same design that are made of aluminum. If you are normally holding heavy loads, I’d recommend that.
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          The General Tools Rubber Strap Wrench is ideal for holding, tightening or loosening irregular shapes. It can be used to open or tighten jar lids, bottles, pipes or any other round or oblong object. This wrench features a locking mechanism that provides leverage on odd-shaped, hard-to-grasp objects. A tough, thin 3/4 in. wide strap is great for tight spaces. Unlike metal wrenches, the rubber strap doesn't damage surfaces. This wrench has a slip-resistant grip for ease of use.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 25, 2019
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          Over the years, I’ve had three strap wrenches. The first had a major problem of requiring considerable rotation for the tool to finally tighten up. I guess about 90% of the usage was removing oil filters, and you normally are shy of space to turn the wrench. I threw that one away. My second one was an aluminum housing, and it was much better, but the design required you to pull the strap tight, and hold it while you started the rotation. One it “engaged”, it worked okay. Then recently, the rubber strap developed a tear. Not sure how. This wrench has a nice locking device for the strap inside the handle, so you just pull it snug, and then you are free to just rotate the wrench. Very good.
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          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.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 20, 2019
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          If you are reading this, I’m sure you are aware of the benefit of using a heavy-duty cord. The 12-gauge wires will minimize voltage drop which will protect your tool. I lost a body grinder years ago, which I suspect was due to having too small of an extension cord. After that, I bought a 12-gauge cord, which I’ve had for about 15 years. This new cord has a much thicker insulation, as the diameter of this cord is 0.550”, vs 0.375 for my older one. Not sure why the extra bulk. Keep in mind this cord uses the twist lock connector, which means your tools have to also have the same type of plug in. It’s a handy feature, which prevents the cord from accidently becoming unplugged, but definitely Read More
          If you are reading this, I’m sure you are aware of the benefit of using a heavy-duty cord. The 12-gauge wires will minimize voltage drop which will protect your tool. I lost a body grinder years ago, which I suspect was due to having too small of an extension cord. After that, I bought a 12-gauge cord, which I’ve had for about 15 years. This new cord has a much thicker insulation, as the diameter of this cord is 0.550”, vs 0.375 for my older one. Not sure why the extra bulk. Keep in mind this cord uses the twist lock connector, which means your tools have to also have the same type of plug in. It’s a handy feature, which prevents the cord from accidently becoming unplugged, but definitely limits its use. Read Less
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          SHEETROCK Brand All-Purpose 3.5 Qt. Joint Compound combines single-package convenience with good taping and topping performance. This compound features great open time and cold bond, and has smooth and slick properties. Excellent for making small drywall and plaster repairs.
           

          Can this be mixed with water for a more dilute paste?

          Asked by
          bill
          October 7, 2018
          Can this be mixed with water for a more dilute paste?
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          October 8, 2018
          Answer: 
          Yes it can. I assume you want it thinner for a texture. I've had some older pails of it, where it started to get a little dry, and I add water and mix it up. A good rule when storing this it to be sure the sides of the pail are clean, and then smooth the top surface to minimize air exposure. I clean the sides with a damp paper towel. Otherwise, if it dries with any hard chunks, it makes taping very Read More
          Yes it can. I assume you want it thinner for a texture. I've had some older pails of it, where it started to get a little dry, and I add water and mix it up. A good rule when storing this it to be sure the sides of the pail are clean, and then smooth the top surface to minimize air exposure. I clean the sides with a damp paper towel. Otherwise, if it dries with any hard chunks, it makes taping very tough. I've heard some guys also place a plastic wrap on the top surface before storing. Read Less
           
          The Woodgrain Millwork 11/16 in. x 2-1/4 in. WM 356 Prime Finger-Jointed Casing is used around doors and windows to cover the gaps between the frames and walls. Prime Finger-Jointed WM 356 Casing is the finishing touch on any window and door. You can combine casing with a back band to create a bold one of kind look. Color: White.
           

          I want to order 96 lin. Feet of this molding

          Asked by
          John
          July 10, 2018
          I want to order 96 lin. Feet of this molding
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          BigMike76
          September 11, 2018
          Answer: 
          Actually there is no question, but I think you realize it's important to secure all the molding the same manufacturer. Years ago, I mixed some molding, and although they look close, they often are not the same. Not an issue, unless you miter the corners of two different sources, and you can then easily see that they don't match.
           
          The Deft, INC. 1 gal. Clear Semi-gloss Wood Finish Brushing Lacquer seals and finishes interior wood products. It also helps protect interior metal products from tarnishing. It applies easily with a roller pad or brush and is safe for use on hardwoods. The oil-based formula resists yellowing, alcohol and fruit juice. This lacquer dries to the touch is about 30 minutes and is cleaned with paint thinner.
           

          Can this be sprayed on?

          Asked by
          JohnW
          September 21, 2017
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          BigMike76
          September 4, 2018
          Answer: 
          I think the instructions suggest no, but I've sprayed this for years, and have had excellent results.
           
          The Deft, INC. 1 gal. Clear Semi-gloss Wood Finish Brushing Lacquer seals and finishes interior wood products. It also helps protect interior metal products from tarnishing. It applies easily with a roller pad or brush and is safe for use on hardwoods. The oil-based formula resists yellowing, alcohol and fruit juice. This lacquer dries to the touch is about 30 minutes and is cleaned with paint thinner.
           

          Is this oil based?

          Asked by
          Pumpkin
          November 9, 2017
          Is this oil based?
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          September 4, 2018
          Answer: 
          No, it's lacquer based. You will need lacquer thinner to clean your equipment. Very robust finish.
           
          The Deft, INC. 1 gal. Clear Semi-gloss Wood Finish Brushing Lacquer seals and finishes interior wood products. It also helps protect interior metal products from tarnishing. It applies easily with a roller pad or brush and is safe for use on hardwoods. The oil-based formula resists yellowing, alcohol and fruit juice. This lacquer dries to the touch is about 30 minutes and is cleaned with paint thinner.
           

          can this be used on rock fireplace wall. need shine

          Asked by
          ginnyrae
          March 16, 2018
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          BigMike76
          September 4, 2018
          Answer: 
          I'm sure you can. l have also used this on some bright brass door handles which got tarnished. I always do a final cleaning with lacquer thinner. For your application, clean the rocks as good as you can with TSP, and then wash one more time with thinner. Not sure if your skin is sensitive to thinner, so you may need to wear some heavy protective gloves.
           
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