BigMike76
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    108
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  • 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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          BigMike76's Reviews
           
          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.
           
          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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          I like this unit. Some of the nice features include an electronic battery life indicator, light intensity is adjustable, the base of the unit has a screw hole for mounting, if desired, and the pivot of the unit to the base has just enough friction to hold its position, without the use of knobs. Hard to fully describe, but the unit just has a nice feel. The one thing I don’t like is the fins. They look nice, but they would be a pain to clean if you used this in an area where grease or something similar could get smeared on it. There are more and deeper recesses along the side which would be even more difficult to clean. Due to the potential cleaning concern, I dropped the rating from 5 star Read More
          I like this unit. Some of the nice features include an electronic battery life indicator, light intensity is adjustable, the base of the unit has a screw hole for mounting, if desired, and the pivot of the unit to the base has just enough friction to hold its position, without the use of knobs. Hard to fully describe, but the unit just has a nice feel. The one thing I don’t like is the fins. They look nice, but they would be a pain to clean if you used this in an area where grease or something similar could get smeared on it. There are more and deeper recesses along the side which would be even more difficult to clean. Due to the potential cleaning concern, I dropped the rating from 5 star to 4 star. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Looks Great
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          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.
           
          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 
          5.0 out of 5
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          Quality 
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          I currently have an older hand-held router (corded unit). My typical use is trimming Formica, or sometimes a wood edging. This unit has several nice improvements over my current router. Positive key features include:
          1. The locking mechanism for the height adjustment is quick, and secure.
          2. The actual adjustment for the height is easy, and has lots of adjustment capability. Much better than my old one.
          3. This has a spindle lock similar to larger routers
          4. The rubber grip around the body provides nice feel.
          5. The base is clear, and larger than my old one.
          Possible negative issues:
          1. I would have liked this a lot better if it was a corded unit. The concern is that a tool
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          I currently have an older hand-held router (corded unit). My typical use is trimming Formica, or sometimes a wood edging. This unit has several nice improvements over my current router. Positive key features include:
          1. The locking mechanism for the height adjustment is quick, and secure.
          2. The actual adjustment for the height is easy, and has lots of adjustment capability. Much better than my old one.
          3. This has a spindle lock similar to larger routers
          4. The rubber grip around the body provides nice feel.
          5. The base is clear, and larger than my old one.
          Possible negative issues:
          1. I would have liked this a lot better if it was a corded unit. The concern is that a tool like this should last about 20 years (especially since it will only receive occasional use). However, batteries have a life of about 5 years, and very expensive to replace. Also, the battery drills (which is the most common use of cordless tools) keep changing every 7 or so years with new technology (and different battery configurations), which would make this tool obsolete.
          2. The weight of the unit is noticeably heavier than my old unit. For horizonal use, it will not be an issue, but if you have vertical applications, it would be.
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          Enhance your computer or home theater listening experience with room-filling sound and cutting-edge Bluetooth technology. This slim profile 29 sound bar boasts powerful sound bringing your music, movies and shows to life with RCA inputs and Optical audio input. Now you can experience audio the way it was meant to be heard.
           
          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 
          2.0 out of 5
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          Quality 
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I have a nice 5.1 surround sound system on our main TV, and thought this would make a decent addition to our secondary TV in the office. I first tried to set this up via Bluetooth. However, I don’t believe our Samsung TV (3-year-old LED smart TV) has that option, as any pairing options didn’t show up on the different menu screens, nor could I find anything on this in the electronic manual. I then figured I could make a neat bracket to attach this to the top of the TV (wall mounted TV), so I plugged in the sound bar with the supplied RCA jacks to test out the sound quality. I switched the TV over to external speakers, but the sound bar would not function. There are a couple different inputs Read More
          I have a nice 5.1 surround sound system on our main TV, and thought this would make a decent addition to our secondary TV in the office. I first tried to set this up via Bluetooth. However, I don’t believe our Samsung TV (3-year-old LED smart TV) has that option, as any pairing options didn’t show up on the different menu screens, nor could I find anything on this in the electronic manual. I then figured I could make a neat bracket to attach this to the top of the TV (wall mounted TV), so I plugged in the sound bar with the supplied RCA jacks to test out the sound quality. I switched the TV over to external speakers, but the sound bar would not function. There are a couple different inputs to use with the sound bar, and I tried them all, but no sound (except for the short-pre-recorded message). Not sure if perhaps the TV is sending out a digital signal, and the speakers need analog? I then paired this up to my I-phone, which was fairly easy. The sound quality of this sound bar is really no better than the TV speakers. I have a fairly modest priced 2.1 speaker set (with powered sub-woofer) for our computer, which has much better sound quality than this. I plan to now hang this in my workshop, and listen to my phone while I work out there. Read Less
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          The 32 in. Pre-Lit LED Artificial Christmas Wreath with 250 splendidly LED Micro Dot lights and 1404 Tips adds simple elegance to your home. The lighting is energy efficient to keep your costs down. This wreath adds holiday cheer to your space. It's a perfect decoration for your indoor and outdoor (covered) of your place.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 18, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          Quality 
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          The unit looks very attractive, and full of greens. The needles look very real. A couple steel rings hold its shape. The wiring for the lights is of small gauge, and is wrapped around the branches, and is near impossible to detect. Even the lights are small enough that you won’t see them until the unit is powered up. The only negative concern is the instructions, “store in a cool, dry location …”. I’m sure most everybody stores items like this in the attic, especially for the many homes that don’t have basements. I can’t imagine how the heat of the attic would have a negative effect on it, and we will be storing it there. Another interesting note on the instruction, it starts by saying “do Read More
          The unit looks very attractive, and full of greens. The needles look very real. A couple steel rings hold its shape. The wiring for the lights is of small gauge, and is wrapped around the branches, and is near impossible to detect. Even the lights are small enough that you won’t see them until the unit is powered up. The only negative concern is the instructions, “store in a cool, dry location …”. I’m sure most everybody stores items like this in the attic, especially for the many homes that don’t have basements. I can’t imagine how the heat of the attic would have a negative effect on it, and we will be storing it there. Another interesting note on the instruction, it starts by saying “do not use this product outdoors unless marked suitable for indoor and outdoor use.” At the very end of the instructions, it says “For indoor and outdoor use.” Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Stylish
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          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.
           
          from Mesa, AZ
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedSeptember 15, 2019
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
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          Pretty nice tree. The needles look real, and you don’t see any raw stem, like you do on some artificial trees. The computerized control of the lights is the key feature. The control box has some basic features, and the App for your smart phone has additional options. We like the “snowflake” design (cascading white lights drifting down), and this is one of the options on the basic control box. The electrical connections are made within the trunk of the tree, as you slide the sections together. Nice. The tree branches are wound with some kind of multi-colored material, which helps hide them. The tree stand locks into position nicely as you open it up. Push the detent back in, and you can fold Read More
          Pretty nice tree. The needles look real, and you don’t see any raw stem, like you do on some artificial trees. The computerized control of the lights is the key feature. The control box has some basic features, and the App for your smart phone has additional options. We like the “snowflake” design (cascading white lights drifting down), and this is one of the options on the basic control box. The electrical connections are made within the trunk of the tree, as you slide the sections together. Nice. The tree branches are wound with some kind of multi-colored material, which helps hide them. The tree stand locks into position nicely as you open it up. Push the detent back in, and you can fold it up. The biggest negative issue I had was the bulk of the unit. The tree is 5’ wide, and that means the storage box has to be extra large to hold all the branches. The box measures 17.5” x 19” x 48”. I did manage to get it stored in our attic, but it was a big chore. I would have preferred a tree that was a little narrower, and stored in a smaller box. The other negative is the plastic storage “caps” that fit over the ends of the trunk, to keep contamination away from the electrical connections, would just fall off. I had to tape them on. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great
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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.
           

          Does this support Samsung Note 5

          Asked by
          Mimi
          January 18, 2020
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 19, 2020
          Answer: 
          I don't have Samsung equipment, but I suspect it has blue-tooth capability. If it does, then you should have no problem pairing up to this lock. You should be able to go into settings, and see if there is a Blue-tooth App. on your notebook.
           
          Type NM-B (non-metallic-sheathed cable) may be used for both exposed and concealed work in normally dry locations at temperatures not to exceed 90°C (with ampacity limited to that for 60°C conductors) as specified in the NEC 1. NM-B cable is primarily used in residential wiring as branch circuits for outlets, switches and other loads. NM-B cable may be run in air voids of masonry block or tile walls where such walls are not subject to excessive moisture or dampness. Voltage rating for NM-B cable is 600-Volt.
           

          What gauge wire do i use on a 15 amp table saw with a 50 foot run

          Asked by
          Steve
          January 11, 2020
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 12, 2020
          Answer: 
          If your saw pulls 15 amp (which I expect is correct), then you will want a 20 amp circuit, which requires this I2 gauge wire. I had a table saw this size and used the 20 amp circuit, and would still occasionally trip the circuit.
           
          With a generous 29.7 cu. ft. capacity, this Door-in-Door Refrigerator with CustomChill drawer provides customizable capacity for even more ways to use your space. From post-workout protein shakes to after-school snacks, LG's Door-in-Door design keeps all your favorites at your fingertips while reducing cold air loss up to 47% to help keep foods fresher longer. And thanks to the versatile CustomChill drawer you have additional refrigerator or freezer space when you need it. Plus, our advanced Smart Cooling Plus system is designed to maintain superior humidity and temperature levels to help keep food fresher longer while the Fresh Air Filter helps keep food tasting its best. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          Why does this not have a fingerprint and smudge resistant feature when the models less expensive ...

          Asked by
          Shopper
          October 5, 2019
          Why does this not have a fingerprint and smudge resistant feature when the models less expensive do have it. Without this, I feel it is a deal breaker.
          Asked by
          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 8, 2020
          Answer: 
          I had the same question, but it is not as sensitive to fingerprints as some stainless units. I'm guessing some of the finishes are a patented surface.
           
          With a generous 29.7 cu. ft. capacity, this Door-in-Door Refrigerator with CustomChill drawer provides customizable capacity for even more ways to use your space. From post-workout protein shakes to after-school snacks, LG's Door-in-Door design keeps all your favorites at your fingertips while reducing cold air loss up to 47% to help keep foods fresher longer. And thanks to the versatile CustomChill drawer you have additional refrigerator or freezer space when you need it. Plus, our advanced Smart Cooling Plus system is designed to maintain superior humidity and temperature levels to help keep food fresher longer while the Fresh Air Filter helps keep food tasting its best. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          How deep is the chill drawer?

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          heather
          January 3, 2020
          How deep is the chill drawer?
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 8, 2020
          Answer: 
          I'm assuming you are referring to the middle drawer. Inside dimension is 23" deep, and about 6.5" tall
           
          With a generous 29.7 cu. ft. capacity, this Door-in-Door Refrigerator with CustomChill drawer provides customizable capacity for even more ways to use your space. From post-workout protein shakes to after-school snacks, LG's Door-in-Door design keeps all your favorites at your fingertips while reducing cold air loss up to 47% to help keep foods fresher longer. And thanks to the versatile CustomChill drawer you have additional refrigerator or freezer space when you need it. Plus, our advanced Smart Cooling Plus system is designed to maintain superior humidity and temperature levels to help keep food fresher longer while the Fresh Air Filter helps keep food tasting its best. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          Hi ..for haow long they had warranty ?

          Asked by
          Falcon
          January 7, 2020
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          BigMike76
          Mesa, AZ
          January 8, 2020
          Answer: 
          It says 5 years parts & warranty. I've found if a unit works fine the first week or so, it will probably be okay for some time.
           
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