BigMike76
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    108
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    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
        32
      • Average rating
        4.3
        4.3 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 6, 2018
      • Last Review:
        December 5, 2019
       
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          Great for handling outdoor woodworking projects, the Titebond II 16 fl. oz. Premium Wood Glue offers ANSI-Type II water-resistance and is FDA approved for indirect food contact, and is also ideal for radio frequency gluing systems. The glue is ideal for fixing outdoor furniture, mailboxes, birdhouses, planters and more with its strong initial tack, fast set time and superior strength.
           
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          For normal wood projects, this is first rate. I use Titebond III for cutting boards, as it has b...
          PostedOctober 29, 2019
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          For normal wood projects, this is first rate. I use Titebond III for cutting boards, as it has better water resistance. I also like Titebond's Thick & Quick for certain applications (crown molding would be an ideal application, but I've used it in a few others).
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          Bring home a holiday atmosphere this season with the most advanced Show Home App. Easily control colors and lighting effects with your smart device. Each light set contains different light show modes and a timer setting for customized functionality.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
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          PostedOctober 26, 2019
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          Since it’s too early to hang the lights, I just tested them out on our living room floor. What is kind of interesting is that the actual LED light is a small (about 1/8” diameter) bulb, and the large “bulb” is just a plastic housing which snaps into the rubber holder. This would have an advantage if you wanted to wash the bulbs.
          These lights use an App to control the color and effects you want. Since I’d probably only use the App once or twice, I decided to load it on a retired I-phone I had. The lights will remember the last setting you had, so you may only need to adjust it once. The pairing set-up went pretty quick, but I had issues getting to the actual screen which controlled the
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          Since it’s too early to hang the lights, I just tested them out on our living room floor. What is kind of interesting is that the actual LED light is a small (about 1/8” diameter) bulb, and the large “bulb” is just a plastic housing which snaps into the rubber holder. This would have an advantage if you wanted to wash the bulbs.
          These lights use an App to control the color and effects you want. Since I’d probably only use the App once or twice, I decided to load it on a retired I-phone I had. The lights will remember the last setting you had, so you may only need to adjust it once. The pairing set-up went pretty quick, but I had issues getting to the actual screen which controlled the lights. After about 5 minutes, I was able to pull it up. I’d recommend you skip the sign-in procedure. I initially missed that option, and wasted a lot of time trying to sign, which requires password, plus a code they send. The code has a 60 second life, and sometimes they are slow in sending it. Don’t know why they feel you would ever need a secure connection for something like this.
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          Pros: Looks Great
          Cons: Difficult to Use
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          Take that boring turkey and cheese sandwich and give it just 5 minutes in the Chef Buddy Non-Stick Grill and Panini Press. Now you are looking at a tasty treat with crispy edges, crunchy bread, steaming meat and melt. The Chef Buddy Non-Stick Grill and Panini Press also grills meats. Perfect for ham steaks or sausage patties for breakfast, along with pork chops for dinner or throw a chicken breast in there and chop it up for a great lunch salad. The Chef Buddy's Non-Stick Grill and Panini Press are perfect for taking boring meals and making them gourmet in just minutes. Color: Red.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          PostedOctober 23, 2019
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          We used to have a George Forman grill, but we had problems with the grill plates falling off. Nice to have removal plates for cleaning, and to offer additional cooking options, but the hassle was too much, and that grill hit the garbage can. This grill is much smaller (actually an ideal size for one or two people). The grills are permanently attached, and makes cleaning a little less convenient. The top grill has ribs on it to make the Panini marks, but the lower grill is smooth. The lower grill also has a lip all around it (meaning you probably won’t want to use this to grill hamburgers, as the grease remains trapped so the burger cooks in grease). The smaller size is also more convenient Read More
          We used to have a George Forman grill, but we had problems with the grill plates falling off. Nice to have removal plates for cleaning, and to offer additional cooking options, but the hassle was too much, and that grill hit the garbage can. This grill is much smaller (actually an ideal size for one or two people). The grills are permanently attached, and makes cleaning a little less convenient. The top grill has ribs on it to make the Panini marks, but the lower grill is smooth. The lower grill also has a lip all around it (meaning you probably won’t want to use this to grill hamburgers, as the grease remains trapped so the burger cooks in grease). The smaller size is also more convenient for storing (seems we always are shy of storage space). Read Less
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          This metal angle is commonly used for constructing bicycle racks, bed frames, motor mounts and many other utilitarian functions. Common types of angles include: solid, punched hole, slotted hole and solid or slotted offset. Slotted and punched hole angle is ideal for use in metal racks, storage shelving, garage door track frames and corner bracing. Available in a durable steel, 1-piece construction for longevity, this angle can be cut to your desired length to suit your specific job requirements.
           
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Not much to say about an angle iron. It is easily machined. Years ago I salvaged some angle iro...
          PostedOctober 22, 2019
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          Not much to say about an angle iron. It is easily machined. Years ago I salvaged some angle iron from an old bed frame, and it was very hard. I damaged my band saw blade trying to cut it.
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          This stunning set of Hamilton Beach Brushed Stainless Steel Motion Sensor Trashcans features more than just good looks; it also delivers a diverse range of convenience, technology and sanitary features to help keep your home & office neat and free of odors. Each set comes with two fingerprint-resistant brushed stainless steel trashcans accented with black trim and special lid-liner guards that fit flush and hide bags, all while keeping odors, contaminants and airborne bacteria safely at bay. Integrated motion sensors open the lid automatically with a wave of your hand, shutting it after 5 seconds keeping you completely hands-free. The Set includes a convenient wall adapter for battery-free use anytime, while also compatible with D batteries for cordless use to conserve batteries or when not in use. Use the larger 13-gallon motion-activated trash can in larger spaces, such as kitchens, dining areas, offices and other open spaces. The smaller 4-gallon unit is perfect for keeping things sanitary and sophisticated in bathrooms, bedrooms, desk side, dens and countless other locations. Unlike some sensor-activated trashcans, no special bags are needed and changing bags is as simple as removing the anti-slip liner guard. Enjoy near appearance, touchless convenience, fewer airborne odors, and a smudge-resistant finish that beautifully complements most decor styles. Color: Combination Pack.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedOctober 20, 2019
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          The wife saw these at a friend’s house, and thought they were kind of cool. The units are attractive, and function as advertised. They appear to be well made. The large one has a liner rim, which allows you to wrap the edge of your plastic bag around this, and hold the bag while leaving a neat appearance. You have the option to either use batteries (size D for the large trash can, AA for the small one), or use the power cord. The power cord only works for the large trash can. I suspect most people won’t have a low electrical outlet in the kitchen near the trash can, so battery use will probably be your only option.
          However, we feel there are a few negative issues.
          1. We didn’t realize
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          The wife saw these at a friend’s house, and thought they were kind of cool. The units are attractive, and function as advertised. They appear to be well made. The large one has a liner rim, which allows you to wrap the edge of your plastic bag around this, and hold the bag while leaving a neat appearance. You have the option to either use batteries (size D for the large trash can, AA for the small one), or use the power cord. The power cord only works for the large trash can. I suspect most people won’t have a low electrical outlet in the kitchen near the trash can, so battery use will probably be your only option.
          However, we feel there are a few negative issues.
          1. We didn’t realize initially, but if you are actively working in the kitchen, it’s kind of a pain to always open and close the lid. It does have a switch to turn it off, and leave the lid open, which is what we normally do now. Power it back up when you have company.
          2. Although the actual area of the opening for the trash can is similar to our old unit, the shape (long and narrow) make it a little more difficult throwing stuff in there. (see photo)
          3. The small trash can has a pull out basket. We usually line the trash can with used plastic grocery sacks. I spent over 10 minutes trying to utilize a sack inside the basket, to keep the sack from showing when you close the lid. I think you can buy some large rubber bands, which might work nicely. The other option is to not use a liner, but then you need to transfer the trash later into a garbage sack, and wash out the basket.
          4. Wish the small trash can had the option to plug in. There are more electrical outlets available where this kind of trash can would be located.
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          Claymark uses only the finest timber, leading-edge manufacturing processes and the most skilled people to produce our line of clear solid pine boards. Don't settle for anything less than a flawless finish. Because when it comes to quality, there is no compromise.
           

          From one of the pictures, I noticed that some people stain this wood. Does it hold a stain withou...

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          manlystanley
          December 1, 2019
          From one of the pictures, I noticed that some people stain this wood. Does it hold a stain without blotching (like normal pine)?? What stain is best to use.?
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          December 9, 2019
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          The proper way to stain pine is to first put on a "stain sealer". Multiple suppliers make this, and it really works great. Without it, you are really taking a chance on staining any pine (as you note, it will probably be blotchy). . MiniWax makes a stain sealer which works nice, but I really don't like their stains. I like an oil base wiping stain. The easiest stain I found for perfect results is Old Read More
          The proper way to stain pine is to first put on a "stain sealer". Multiple suppliers make this, and it really works great. Without it, you are really taking a chance on staining any pine (as you note, it will probably be blotchy). . MiniWax makes a stain sealer which works nice, but I really don't like their stains. I like an oil base wiping stain. The easiest stain I found for perfect results is Old Masters. Read Less
           
          Make a grand statement this season with our 7.5 ft. Pre-Lit LED Swiss Mountain Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree. This stunningly realistic masterpiece boasts 3,404 PVC and PE branch tips, ready to showcase all of your ornaments and holiday decor. It is pre-strung with 600 Twinkly App Controlled RGB LED lights. The power of Twinkly technology lies behind its innovative Computer Vision feature. The app is able to detect the exact position of every single LED through your smartphone camera. After you are done decorating, simply snap a photo in the app to map your environment and create breathtaking effects with perfection and ease. Choose from a huge gallery of eye-catching effects and light up your Christmas with unique animations. Each effect can be easily customized by changing the speed, colors and other key parameters of the animation. You can easily create your own custom effects as well. Choose the color you like and draw whatever your imagination desires. Made with an easy 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. Fluffing a typical 7.5 ft. tree may take a couple hours the first time, but the results are well worth the time and effort.
           

          Can this tree be set to all red lights? And be fixed

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          Backyardcolo
          November 29, 2019
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          December 2, 2019
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          I'm sure it can, but I found the App kind of confusing. They have some built-in programs on the control box. One I thought was super cool was snowflake (white lights cascade down the tree). Real cute, so I didn't spend anymore time studying the App.
           
          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.
           

          How far is the Bluetooth range? I want to get this as a gift, but the recipient works 30 miles f...

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          cmf
          November 24, 2019
          How far is the Bluetooth range? I want to get this as a gift, but the recipient works 30 miles from home - would he be able to unlock the door while at work?
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          November 25, 2019
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          No. Bluetooth range is much shorter.
           
          Make a grand statement this season with our 7.5 ft. Pre-Lit LED Swiss Mountain Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree. This stunningly realistic masterpiece boasts 3,404 PVC and PE branch tips, ready to showcase all of your ornaments and holiday decor. It is pre-strung with 600 Twinkly App Controlled RGB LED lights. The power of Twinkly technology lies behind its innovative Computer Vision feature. The app is able to detect the exact position of every single LED through your smartphone camera. After you are done decorating, simply snap a photo in the app to map your environment and create breathtaking effects with perfection and ease. Choose from a huge gallery of eye-catching effects and light up your Christmas with unique animations. Each effect can be easily customized by changing the speed, colors and other key parameters of the animation. You can easily create your own custom effects as well. Choose the color you like and draw whatever your imagination desires. Made with an easy 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. Fluffing a typical 7.5 ft. tree may take a couple hours the first time, but the results are well worth the time and effort.
           

          Can the bulbs be replaced and if so, where can they be purchased?

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          Rob
          November 20, 2019
          Can the bulbs be replaced and if so, where can they be purchased?
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          November 21, 2019
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          I'm sure they can't be replaced. (My tree is still in storage). However, these are LED, so should last a long time.
           
          This crystal-clear Clear Wood Finish 1 qt. Satin Brushing Lacquer is safe for use on rosewoods and other exotic hardwoods. It applies easily with a brush or pad and dries clear in just 30 minutes.
           

          Can this be aplied over an oil-based poly-stain combo layer?

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          Evgen
          January 25, 2019
          Poly+stain made smooth wooden surface rough. Trying to cover that with something smooth. Indoor application.
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          November 10, 2019
          Answer: 
          Should be no problem, but it seems strange why you use poly-stain. I use oil based wiping stain, and coat with this. Certain stains are much easier to get professional results, and Old Masters is one of the best.
           
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