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 HP450 Flashlight uses Coasts Pure Beam Focusing Optic System with Slide Focus to harness the light and create a superior beam quality from spot to flood. The Bulls Eye spot beam pattern gives you a great focused spot while producing an outer ring of flood light which allows you to see a broader area to the sides. The flood beam is broad and consistent, giving you a clear field of vision not seen with typical focusing flashlights. A quick cycle switch allows you to select light output settings with ease. Built tough, an impact-resistant, lightweight aluminum casing resists rust and corrosion. The HP450 also features an unbreakable LED and rubberized O-ring for reliable water resistance and durability. With Coasts commitment to quality, the HP450 Flashlight is impact resistant, weather resistant and its LED is virtually unbreakable. The HP450 Flashlight is backed by Coasts lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Tested and rated to ANSI/FL1 standards. Color: Black.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedNovember 26, 2019
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          Tough not quite as described, this COAST HP450 1400 Lumen LED Flashlight with Slide Focus is a nice flashlight. It is not “Slide Focus”, but focuses by turning, which I really like better than “Slide”. I’ve found that the Slide focusing types always slide when stood on end, so they are not focused where I left them. This light “locks” where you set it. Anyway, this is a nice light. It has three power settings, Low (185 lumens), Medium, and High (1400 lumens). Brightness is easy to change with the tail switch, starting at high. The switch is also momentary, so you can get light, and cycle it, by touching it lightly, and when released, the light is off, which is a nice feature. It requires 6 Read More
          Tough not quite as described, this COAST HP450 1400 Lumen LED Flashlight with Slide Focus is a nice flashlight. It is not “Slide Focus”, but focuses by turning, which I really like better than “Slide”. I’ve found that the Slide focusing types always slide when stood on end, so they are not focused where I left them. This light “locks” where you set it. Anyway, this is a nice light. It has three power settings, Low (185 lumens), Medium, and High (1400 lumens). Brightness is easy to change with the tail switch, starting at high. The switch is also momentary, so you can get light, and cycle it, by touching it lightly, and when released, the light is off, which is a nice feature. It requires 6 AA batteries (included), which are easy to replace. The body is heavy duty aluminum and appears to be well-sealed against moisture, dust, etc. The size and weight of this light is very good. The “Pure Beam Focusing” optic is excellent, with no “dead” spots in the illuminated area. I like the “halo” effect that provides good peripheral lighting, even when set to a narrow “spot” beam. When set to wide beam, it lights a very wide area nicely. While it says that the beam is good to about 800 ft., I don’t think it will really illuminate much at that distance, though I’ve rarely seen a need for that with an everyday flashlight. I have other lights for long distance illumination when needed. About the only thing I’m not crazy about is that this light is round with no flat spots, so it rolls around when laid on its side. It also comes with a Lifetime Warranty. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Sturdy
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          The Razor-Back trenching shovel features an industrial gauge tempered-steel blade with Dura-Torque crimp collar. Users of the shovel will also like that the extra thick wall fiberglass handle construction for its strength and durability. This is an excellent tool for homeowners and professionals.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedNovember 26, 2019
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          I like this Razor-Back 10 in. Fiberglass Handle Trenching Shovel! I’ve been wanting/needing a trenching shovel for many years. We’ve been in this house for nearly 47 years and it seems like, all too often, there’s something to do that requires the use of shovels. I have another Razor-Back shovel in a round blade profile that I really like, and since I have to re-do my irrigation system and run some electrical pipe soon, I was sure this Trenching Shovel would fit my need well. And, it DOES! Prior to this, I would always have to dig (and clean) with a round or square blade, moving lots more dirt than was really necessary. This trenching shovel will make life much easier.
          To try it out, I dug
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          I like this Razor-Back 10 in. Fiberglass Handle Trenching Shovel! I’ve been wanting/needing a trenching shovel for many years. We’ve been in this house for nearly 47 years and it seems like, all too often, there’s something to do that requires the use of shovels. I have another Razor-Back shovel in a round blade profile that I really like, and since I have to re-do my irrigation system and run some electrical pipe soon, I was sure this Trenching Shovel would fit my need well. And, it DOES! Prior to this, I would always have to dig (and clean) with a round or square blade, moving lots more dirt than was really necessary. This trenching shovel will make life much easier.
          To try it out, I dug a short trench about 12 in. deep down to some existing irrigation pipes. Very nice! If I need to dig around exiting pipe for a repair, I can dig the main part with a larger shovel and use this trenching shovel to clean out around the pipe much easier than using hand/garden trowel.
          This shovel has a good, thick handle that, at 54 inches, is perfect. The 4 in. wide x 9.8 in. long blade is made of heavy gauge tempered, and coated steel, with a good point and angle for digging, as well as cleaning, trenches. The fiberglass handle is thick enough to provide plenty of strength. At 3.2 lbs., the weight of this shovel is ideal. It includes a Lifetime Warranty.
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          Pros: Durable, Functionality, Good Shape, Great Quality, Sharp, Strong
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          These outdoor rugs are available in a beautiful array of patterns and colors constructed from 100% polypropylene fiber to ensure resistance from stain, soil and sun. The dense fabrication will easily withstand the harsh elements of open environments including moisture and mildew. Flat weave will elevate any outdoor living space with style, visual appeal and lasting durability. Color: Navy.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedOctober 28, 2019
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          This Hampton Bay Navy 5 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug is perfect for our grandkids’ play area in the spare room. That cabinet in the photos is full of toys (there are more in the garage), and it’s the first place they go when they come to our house. The little ones from next door do the same thing. The Navy color with multi shaded borders is very attractive. This rug is much better than the bare floor. And, being made for outdoor use as well as indoors, it will be easy to clean when they spill things (as they will). Even the “play-dough” should come out easily.
          About the only complaint (and it’s a small one), is that it’s going to take some time for it to flatten out
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          This Hampton Bay Navy 5 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug is perfect for our grandkids’ play area in the spare room. That cabinet in the photos is full of toys (there are more in the garage), and it’s the first place they go when they come to our house. The little ones from next door do the same thing. The Navy color with multi shaded borders is very attractive. This rug is much better than the bare floor. And, being made for outdoor use as well as indoors, it will be easy to clean when they spill things (as they will). Even the “play-dough” should come out easily.
          About the only complaint (and it’s a small one), is that it’s going to take some time for it to flatten out completely.
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          Pros: Easy to Clean, Effective, Looks Great
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          Influenced by nature, Mohawk Homes Neema Area Rug in Surf, available in size 90 in. x 120 in., is calm and cool in a modern watercolor inspired palette of beige, blue and green. Printed on a soft base of premium nylon yarn, the Neema is highly resistant to crushing, matting and every day wear-and-tear, so it will stay newer looking longer. Designed with busy lifestyles in mind, this durable design also offers superior stain resistance and vivid color clarity, all at an affordable price. Clean up is a breeze so you can live worry free. Simply spot clean spills with a mild solution of detergent and water and vacuum as needed.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedOctober 28, 2019
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          This Bazaar Neema Surf 7 ft. 6 in. x 10 ft. Area Rug from Mohawk Home is really nice in our bedroom. Our floors are bare concrete and we like the feel of a rug around the bed so, while a 10 ft. x 10 ft. would be better, this rug works nicely for us. The Neema Surf pattern with the subtle shades of green is fairly neutral so it would look good with a variety of decorating schemes. It’s thick enough to feel good under the feet, but not so thick that it will be hard to vacuum. It’s made of stain resistant nylon, so cleanup of nay spots will take just a spot cleaning with mild soap and water. The fabric a yarn dyed, so it should hold its color well. Only time will tell how well this rug holds Read More
          This Bazaar Neema Surf 7 ft. 6 in. x 10 ft. Area Rug from Mohawk Home is really nice in our bedroom. Our floors are bare concrete and we like the feel of a rug around the bed so, while a 10 ft. x 10 ft. would be better, this rug works nicely for us. The Neema Surf pattern with the subtle shades of green is fairly neutral so it would look good with a variety of decorating schemes. It’s thick enough to feel good under the feet, but not so thick that it will be hard to vacuum. It’s made of stain resistant nylon, so cleanup of nay spots will take just a spot cleaning with mild soap and water. The fabric a yarn dyed, so it should hold its color well. Only time will tell how well this rug holds up, but for now, we’re quite pleased with it.
          The description says it requires a backer, but with the weight of the bed and night stands, it will not move, making it fine for our purpose without a backer.
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          Pros: Comfortable, Easy to Clean, Looks Great
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          The Milwaukee M18 FUEL Brushless Cordless 9 in. Cut Off Saw with ONE KEY is an extremely versatile solution for cutting a large variety of materials. The M18 FUEL 9 in. Cut Off Saw runs on Milwaukee's M18 REDLITHIUM batteries instead of using gas like most traditional cut off saws. This saw delivers the Power To Cut Reinforced Concrete as well as a large variety of other metal and masonry materials. It delivers this performance while still being Up To 50% Lighter Than Gas saws that dominate the market today. By utilizing Milwaukee's M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT HD12.0 Battery, this saw delivers No Gas Headaches. It produces no fumes so it can be used indoors, it starts up instantly, it eliminates the need to mix gas and oil and there is no gas engine maintenance. The battery will also work on any of Milwaukee's other 200+ M18 solutions. The M18 FUEL 9 in. Cut Off Saw also has ONE KEY integrated so users can wirelessly connect the tool with their smartphone to track and manage the tool.
           
          from Tucson, Arizona
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          This Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-Volt Brushless Cordless 9 in. Cut-Off Saw Kit is GREAT (for smaller jo...
          PostedOctober 26, 2019
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          This Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-Volt Brushless Cordless 9 in. Cut-Off Saw Kit is GREAT (for smaller jobs). It comes with (2) High Output HD 12.0 Ah Batteries and a Rapid Charger, (1) Diamond Masonry Blade, (1) Metal Cutting Blade, and a Quick-Connect Water fitting. The battery compartment is sealed to keep water, slurry, etc. out, so the batter stays clean and dry. I found just a small amount of slurry on the end of the batteries after use.
          I used it to cut an angle on a 4 in. x 8 in. (3.5 in. x 7.5 in) slump block and to cut a 3 in. section 68 in. long from the edge of our cool deck to make room for another pad to go against it. I found that with the blade guard forward, the saw body prevented
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          This Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-Volt Brushless Cordless 9 in. Cut-Off Saw Kit is GREAT (for smaller jobs). It comes with (2) High Output HD 12.0 Ah Batteries and a Rapid Charger, (1) Diamond Masonry Blade, (1) Metal Cutting Blade, and a Quick-Connect Water fitting. The battery compartment is sealed to keep water, slurry, etc. out, so the batter stays clean and dry. I found just a small amount of slurry on the end of the batteries after use.
          I used it to cut an angle on a 4 in. x 8 in. (3.5 in. x 7.5 in) slump block and to cut a 3 in. section 68 in. long from the edge of our cool deck to make room for another pad to go against it. I found that with the blade guard forward, the saw body prevented a full-depth cut. I made a full cut with it forward and then moved the guard back, tilted the saw as near vertical as possible, and made a final cut. That worked well on both the block and the slab. The pieces broke away very cleanly. I cut the block, and got through the first cut on the slab to about 56 in. on 1 battery. Finishing the slab used about ½ the charge on the second battery. The third photo below shows the saw being used to cut the slab. The fourth photo is the slab after the cut. The fifth photo shows a cut slump block (much cleaner) next to one that was chisel and hammer cut.
          The saw is light weight and well balanced – very easy to handle. Having used gasoline powered concrete saws in the past, I like this saw a lot. However, keep in mind that this saw is for smaller jobs. The depth of cut is 3.4 in. I would use a larger gas powered saw for larger jobs requiring deeper and/or longer cuts.
          As for metal, this saw would be very useful for many jobs. I don’t have any work requiring metal cutting right now, but I have used larger gas powered saws and 7 in. angle grinders with metal cutting blades for cutting up to 10 in. ductile iron pipe, cast iron, steel, angle iron, etc. With its light weight and ease of handling, this saw would be super for those jobs.
          Though, I have little use for the ONE-KEY feature, it’s great for contractors to keep track of their tools/equipment.
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          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Powerful
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          The 4 in. PVC Twist-N-Set Toilet Bowl Flange features durable PVC plastic construction and a tapered design for an easy, tool-free installation. Constructed from durable plastic, this flange is meant to fit inside 4 in. PVC and cast iron piping. Its rubber compression gasket fits inside cast iron piping.
           

          Will this fit into a 3” tee

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          EDDIE
          September 14, 2019
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          Tucson, Arizona
          December 20, 2019
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          No, Eddie it is 4 in.
           
          This Mohawk 24 in. x 60 in. Runner will be a decorative addition to your home. This runner has stain-resistant fabrics and features fade-resistant materials. It comes in a tan shade, bringing a subdued and minimalist touch to your decor. With a plush pile, this runner will give a lush feel to your flooring. It is made from cotton, so you can easily care for and wash it yourself. It has reduced VOC emissions, ensuring that you don't need to air out it before taking it inside.
           

          does this rug have a non-skid backing? what is the exact finished width measurement? need one t...

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          suzanne
          May 12, 2019
          does this rug have a non-skid backing? what is the exact finished width measurement? need one that is no more than 22" actual finished size
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          1OldMan
          Tucson, Arizona
          October 24, 2019
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          Yes Suzanne, it has a good latex backing and does not slip.
          Actual size is closer to 25 in.
           
          Hex bolts are hexagonal head fasteners with machine threads. They are commonly used for machinery and construction projects, both residential and commercial. Fully threaded sizes provide excellent grip strength. Partially threaded sizes help where shear resistance is important. Secure with a corresponding nut or use in a tapped (threaded) hole.
           

          What grade is this bolt?

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          MtnMan
          November 29, 2016
          What grade is this bolt?
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          Tucson, Arizona
          August 3, 2019
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          Hey MtnMan,
          The head marking on these bolt is ADC, which means nothing about the grade. That being said,, these are SAE Grade 1 low-carbon steel with no strength rating, or grade 2 low-carbon steel with a proof load of 55,000 psi, minimum tensile strength of 74,000 psi, and minimum yield strength of 57,000 psi. Hope this helps.
           
          The GearWrench 11-Piece. 3/8 in. Drive SAE Crowfoot Wrench set runs from size 3/8 in. to 1 in. It is perfect when a typical socket is too large or the application prevents you from getting over top of the fastener. This set is made from premium alloy CV Steel.
           

          what sizes are included in this set. I do not want metric sizes

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          snowshoes
          dadeville, Mo
          October 7, 2016
          please send to my
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          Tucson, Arizona
          July 26, 2019
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          These are SAE and include: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16, and 1 in.
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          Safely illuminate your interior or exterior spaces with the EcoSmart dimmable LED Flood Lightbulb. There is no need to worry about frequent replacements or high electric bills. These ENERGYSTAR rated bulbs are wet rated and a substitute to a 120-Watt incandescent, CFL or halogen bulb. Whether you use them in outdoor landscape lighting, kitchens or living rooms they only use 14.5-Watt of energy but produce a brightness of 1260 lumens. Get a piece of mind with the long life of the bulbs and the energy-saving benefits.
           

          Which is brighter daylight or bright white

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          Mel
          June 23, 2019
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          1OldMan
          Tucson, Arizona
          July 5, 2019
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          As for actual "lumens", I can't say, but Daylight "appears" much brighter than Bright White. All of my shop and outdoor, as well as task lights are daylight.
           
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