BigMike76
  • 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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      • 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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          BigMike76's Reviews
           
          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
          Overall rating 
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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
          Overall rating 
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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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          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...

          Asked by
          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.?
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          December 9, 2019
          Answer: 
          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

          Asked by
          Backyardcolo
          November 29, 2019
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          December 2, 2019
          Answer: 
          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...

          Asked by
          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?
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          November 25, 2019
          Answer: 
          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?

          Asked by
          Rob
          November 20, 2019
          Can the bulbs be replaced and if so, where can they be purchased?
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          November 21, 2019
          Answer: 
          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?

          Asked by
          Evgen
          January 25, 2019
          Poly+stain made smooth wooden surface rough. Trying to cover that with something smooth. Indoor application.
          Asked by
          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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