1OldMan
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    January 29, 2016
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      • Review count
        197
      • Helpfulness votes
        150
      • Average rating
        4.5
        4.5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        January 29, 2016
      • Last Review:
        January 7, 2020
       
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          The GearWrench 5-Piece Ratcheting Flex Flare Nut Wrench Set, SAE comes in a blow molded tray for easy tool storage. The wrenches feature a full polish chrome finish for durability and corrosion resistance. The ratcheting heads increase productivity.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
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          PostedJanuary 7, 2020
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          This GearWrench Ratcheting Flex Flare Nut Wrench Set is OK. It comes in a fitted plastic tray and includes 5 sizes (1/4 in. x 5/16 in. , 3/8 In. x 7/16 in. ½ in. x 9/16 in., 5/8 in. x 11/16 in., and ¾ in. x 7/8 in.). I have some regular old flare nut wrenches that I’ve had since I began working with A/C back in 1970. I use them for flare nuts, as well as compression fittings, with ease. At first glance, this GearWrench set looks like it would be great, but I’m really sure yet whether I like these wrenches. The flexible ends do help work around some obstacles. However, this feature makes them considerably longer than other flare nut wrenches, and the ends are much bulkier. At this point, the Read More
          This GearWrench Ratcheting Flex Flare Nut Wrench Set is OK. It comes in a fitted plastic tray and includes 5 sizes (1/4 in. x 5/16 in. , 3/8 In. x 7/16 in. ½ in. x 9/16 in., 5/8 in. x 11/16 in., and ¾ in. x 7/8 in.). I have some regular old flare nut wrenches that I’ve had since I began working with A/C back in 1970. I use them for flare nuts, as well as compression fittings, with ease. At first glance, this GearWrench set looks like it would be great, but I’m really sure yet whether I like these wrenches. The flexible ends do help work around some obstacles. However, this feature makes them considerably longer than other flare nut wrenches, and the ends are much bulkier. At this point, the ratcheting ends seem to me to be more of a hassle to get on a fitting than standard flare nut wrench ends. Overall, these wrenches just seem awkward, and not really useful. After using them more, I might find that they’re better, but right now, not so great, especially at over $80.00. Read Less
          Cons: Difficult to Use
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          The GearWrench 24-Piece Long Pattern Combination Non-Ratcheting Wrench Set, SAE/Metric features a full chrome polish finish for durability and corrosion resistance. Ratcheting box end increases productivity while reducing hand fatigue. The box end utilizes Surface drive technology which provides off-corner loading for better grip and reduced fastener rounding.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
          Age Range:65 or over
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          PostedJanuary 7, 2020
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          There’s not a whole lot to say about a wrench set, but this GearWrench 24 Piece Long Pattern Combination Wrench Set is a great addition to my tool chest. The set includes 9 SAE sizes (1/2 in. - 1 in.), and 15 Metric sizes (8 mm - 22 mm), and come in a fitted plastic tray to keep them organized. The open end has what GearWrench calls “Surface Drive Plus”, a good feature, which provides for a better grip and reduced fastener rounding. The offset 12- point box end grips fasteners extremely well. The finish is highly polished chrome which makes them easier to clean up. They are definitely longer than my standard length combination wrenches, providing for more leverage when needed. As with most Read More
          There’s not a whole lot to say about a wrench set, but this GearWrench 24 Piece Long Pattern Combination Wrench Set is a great addition to my tool chest. The set includes 9 SAE sizes (1/2 in. - 1 in.), and 15 Metric sizes (8 mm - 22 mm), and come in a fitted plastic tray to keep them organized. The open end has what GearWrench calls “Surface Drive Plus”, a good feature, which provides for a better grip and reduced fastener rounding. The offset 12- point box end grips fasteners extremely well. The finish is highly polished chrome which makes them easier to clean up. They are definitely longer than my standard length combination wrenches, providing for more leverage when needed. As with most of my GearWrench tools, I really like this set. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Sturdy
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          GearWrench introduced the original patented 5° ratcheting wrench in 1996 and quickly became a go-to brand for professional automotive technicians. The innovation didn't stop there. Year after year, the GearWrench brand continues to expand its line-in ratcheting tools and beyond-to help automotive and industrial technicians get their jobs done faster and easier. Having the right tool for the job is critical and technicians working in cramped spaces understand better than anyone the power of this simple statement. This wide range is the backbone that gives GearWrench its reputation for unprecedented speed, strength and access. The result is increased productivity for those who keep GearWrench tools in their box.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
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          PostedJanuary 4, 2020
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          I really like this GearWrench ¼ in., 3/8 in., and ½ in. Drive Universal Joint and Adapter Set. It comes in a good plastic case, which conveniently keeps all my universals and adapters in one place. It includes the sizes most often needed in any shop: Chrome Universals - ¼” to 3/8” Drive; Impact Universals – ¼”, 3/8”, & ½ in Drive; Chrome Adapters - ¼” F - 3/8”M Drive, 3/8” F - 1/4” M Drive, ½” F - 3/8” M Drive, 3/8” F - ½” M Drive, ½” - ¾” M Drive. They all fit my ratchets and sockets well. This combination allows one to go either way, up or down drive size, with sockets, etc. Every one appears to very well-made. It’s nice to have impact duty universals included in the set. The universals Read More
          I really like this GearWrench ¼ in., 3/8 in., and ½ in. Drive Universal Joint and Adapter Set. It comes in a good plastic case, which conveniently keeps all my universals and adapters in one place. It includes the sizes most often needed in any shop: Chrome Universals - ¼” to 3/8” Drive; Impact Universals – ¼”, 3/8”, & ½ in Drive; Chrome Adapters - ¼” F - 3/8”M Drive, 3/8” F - 1/4” M Drive, ½” F - 3/8” M Drive, 3/8” F - ½” M Drive, ½” - ¾” M Drive. They all fit my ratchets and sockets well. This combination allows one to go either way, up or down drive size, with sockets, etc. Every one appears to very well-made. It’s nice to have impact duty universals included in the set. The universals all move very smoothly. Anyone who does any mechanical work knows the need for adapters and universal joints - when you need them, you NEED them. While I have other, cheaper adapters and universal joints, some nearly 50 years old, I’m really glad to have this set.
          This set comes with the Lifetime Warranty.
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          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality
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          The GearWrench 20-Piece SAE and Metric Stubby Combination Wrench Set comes in a blow molded tray for easy storage. The wrenches feature a full chrome polish finish for durability and corrosion resistance. The short stubby design allows for better clearance in tight areas verses a standard combination wrench.
           
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          This GearWrench 20 Piece SAE/Metric 12-Point Stubby Combination Wrench Set is really nice. The se...
          PostedJanuary 4, 2020
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          This GearWrench 20 Piece SAE/Metric 12-Point Stubby Combination Wrench Set is really nice. The set includes SAE 3/8 in.. to 15/16 in., and Metric 10 mm to 19 mm, which covers about any job requiring a stubby combination wrench. It comes in a decent plastic, fitted tray to keep them organized and easy to grab the needed size. Each wrench is clearly marked with the size on both sides, for quick and easy identification. The finish is highly polished, making them easy to clean. They are just a tad more than ½ the length of my standard length wrenches which is ideal for those tight places where standard wrenches just don’t work well. While short in length, they are thick enough to grasp well with Read More
          This GearWrench 20 Piece SAE/Metric 12-Point Stubby Combination Wrench Set is really nice. The set includes SAE 3/8 in.. to 15/16 in., and Metric 10 mm to 19 mm, which covers about any job requiring a stubby combination wrench. It comes in a decent plastic, fitted tray to keep them organized and easy to grab the needed size. Each wrench is clearly marked with the size on both sides, for quick and easy identification. The finish is highly polished, making them easy to clean. They are just a tad more than ½ the length of my standard length wrenches which is ideal for those tight places where standard wrenches just don’t work well. While short in length, they are thick enough to grasp well with the hand. The 12 point box end is offset for easier access. The open end has what GearWrench calls “Surface Drive Plus" to provide for a stronger grip, more torque, and reduce fastener rounding. Basically, there is a small notch in each side of the jaw, which seems to help grab better. I think the photos below may make the notches visible.
          I’m a DIY homeowner and don’t do a whole lot of wrench pulling anymore, but these wrenches will make some jobs with the vehicles, equipment, or whatever, much easier to perform. I think I can safely recommend these wrenches to anyone who does anything mechanically. And, they carry a lifetime warranty.
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          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Strong
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          Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/4 in. Right Angle Die Grinder Kit w/ (2) 2.0Ah Batteries
           
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          This is another great tool from Milwaukee. I’ve been wanting (needing) a good die grinder. This M...
          PostedDecember 22, 2019
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          This is another great tool from Milwaukee. I’ve been wanting (needing) a good die grinder. This M12 FUEL Right Angle Die Grinder fits the bill well! It runs at 4 different speeds (10,000, 15,000, 20,000, and 24,500 RPM) which are easily set with the press of a button. These speeds allow it to be used on a variety of different materials, with commonly available burrs, points, stones, disks, etc., even buffing. And, of course, the speed can be controlled (within each set speed) with the trigger (which has a safety lockout lever as well). It comes with (2) 2.0Ah batteries, a 12V charger, collet wrenches, and a nice, fitted, zippered case. Its compact design allows it to be used in tighter spots Read More
          This is another great tool from Milwaukee. I’ve been wanting (needing) a good die grinder. This M12 FUEL Right Angle Die Grinder fits the bill well! It runs at 4 different speeds (10,000, 15,000, 20,000, and 24,500 RPM) which are easily set with the press of a button. These speeds allow it to be used on a variety of different materials, with commonly available burrs, points, stones, disks, etc., even buffing. And, of course, the speed can be controlled (within each set speed) with the trigger (which has a safety lockout lever as well). It comes with (2) 2.0Ah batteries, a 12V charger, collet wrenches, and a nice, fitted, zippered case. Its compact design allows it to be used in tighter spots than other grinders. The right angle design makes it usable in situations where a straight shaft tool would be more difficult or awkward to use.
          I recently replaced the deadbolt locks on my daughter’s outside yard gates with double keyed locks to keep the kids in and uninvited “guests” out. The holes in the frames were too small for the new bolts, so I used this die grander to enlarge those holes, using a ½ in. burr. The burr is intended to operate at 8,000 rpm, so it was easy to set the grinder at 10,000 rpm and control the speed a bit lower with the trigger. Worked great! Had the job done in very little time with almost no effort.
          This die grinder far surpasses the usability of my ¼” straight shaft corded grinder and my ¼” pneumatic grinder. The corded one runs at 34,000 rpm which is far faster than most burrs, disks, etc. are designed to operate at. The pneumatic grinder requires more air volume than my current compressor is capable of producing. And, of course, to use either one of them requires dragging a cord or hose around, which makes some tasks more challenging.
          Now I just have to “want” a straight, long shaft die grinder to match.
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          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Powerful
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          The LED Night Chaser PAR38 uses 26W and produces 2800 lumens of bright daylight illumination. It is an ideal equivalent for replacing a 250W incandescent bulb. Its medium sized base fits any standard fixture easily and its color temperature of 5000K makes it ideal for indoor and outdoor usage. Its long-rated life 25,000 hours reduces need for replacement and other maintenance costs.
           

          Is it cool white ?

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          Bob
          December 29, 2017
          Is it cool white ?
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          Tucson, Arizona
          April 5, 2018
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          Yes. It is rated at 5000K, which is very cool daylight.
           
          The Home Decorators Collection Westerleigh 54 in. LED indoor/outdoor natural iron ceiling fan has a craftsman design and has a large LED Samsung light kit that will illuminate your room or outside area. This fan includes all the QuickFit features for fast installation. Comes with a hand held remote which will control the light and speed of the fan.
           

          Is the LED light dimmable on remote?

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          HDRitchie
          August 10, 2017
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          Tucson, Arizona
          December 27, 2017
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          The LED is dimmable with the remote that comes with the fan. I have discovered that dimmable LED's work best with electronic remotes and dimmer switches. Standard dimmers do NOT work well.
           
          The Home Decorators Collection Westerleigh 54 in. LED indoor/outdoor natural iron ceiling fan has a craftsman design and has a large LED Samsung light kit that will illuminate your room or outside area. This fan includes all the QuickFit features for fast installation. Comes with a hand held remote which will control the light and speed of the fan.
           

          Can this be installed without the light?

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          Lynda
          July 13, 2017
          Can this be installed without the light?
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          Tucson, Arizona
          December 27, 2017
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          I just installed mine. Unlike the fans that require a light "kit" the light is an integral part of this fan.
           
          The 12 in. White LED Linkable Cabinet Light from Lithonia Lighting provides task or accent lighting in commercial, retail, hospitality and residential applications. Ideal for use under and over cabinets, display cases, task lighting, office lighting, coves and utility/work areas.
           

          is there a bulb that is replaceable or do you buy another fixture? If a bulb is involved where wo...

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          Sunny
          May 20, 2017
          is there a bulb that is replaceable or do you buy another fixture? If a bulb is involved where would i get it?
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          Tucson, Arizona
          December 21, 2017
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          No. This an LED fixture with integral LED's affixed to a printed circuit board.
           
          The Home Decorators Collection 2-light bath vanity light in a chrome finish with a bell shaped etched white glass adds even more visual appeal for your bathroom or powder room. This transitional style bath creates a striking appearance that is suitable for traditional to contemporary decor. This bath light will fit any home and remain a popular choice for years to come. Easy to installed and maintain. Requires two medium base bulbs (not included).
           

          Can I use a dimmer switch for these lights?

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          tim
          March 26, 2017
          Can I use a dimmer switch for these lights?
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          1OldMan
          Tucson, Arizona
          November 28, 2017
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          Should be OK with DIMMABLE bulbs
           
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