BruceW
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      • Review count
        120
      • Helpfulness votes
        70
      • Average rating
        4.8
        4.8 out of 5
      • First Review:
        November 4, 2014
      • Last Review:
        June 28, 2019
       
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          Milwaukee PLUSLOK 12 in. SDS-PLUS Carbide Bit Extension
          Milwaukee PLUSLOK 12 in. SDS-PLUS Carbide Bit Extension
          Milwaukee SDS Plus PLUS-LOK Extensions provide increased access in tough to reach areas and around obstructions. The extensions are universal, fitting all brands of SDS Plus rotary hammers and accessories including but not limited to drill bits, chisels, core bits and anchor installation solutions. Due to their small profile design, the PLUS-LOK extensions are ideal for drilling deep through holes with drill bits 7/8 in. and larger. Additionally, the auto-insert mechanism allows for tool free connection and ease of use. By increasing accessibility and decreasing the number of drill bits needed to complete a job, the universal SDS Plus PLUS-LOK Extensions allow users to Reach More and maximize productivity.
           
          from Astoria, Oregon
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
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          A while back I got hold of a Milwaukee 1 3/4" SDS-Max rotary hammer (OMSID 307857035). Immediatel...
          PostedJune 28, 2019
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          A while back I got hold of a Milwaukee 1 3/4" SDS-Max rotary hammer (OMSID 307857035). Immediately, I bought the Bosch SDS-Max to SDS-Plus adapter (OMSID 203747306) and a selection of SDS-Plus bits to suit my most pressing needs. I then determined that I needed greater reach. As bits get longer the price can increase exponentially. Get hold of one of these extensions and save some money! A 7/8" bit will allow you to drill a hole in concrete to the full length of the bit and extension. The chuck is designed for one-handed bit insertion. It's a little harder to remove them, especially if your hands are covered in gunk. It seems Milwaukee has thought of everything; as concrete bits are wont to Read More
          A while back I got hold of a Milwaukee 1 3/4" SDS-Max rotary hammer (OMSID 307857035). Immediately, I bought the Bosch SDS-Max to SDS-Plus adapter (OMSID 203747306) and a selection of SDS-Plus bits to suit my most pressing needs. I then determined that I needed greater reach. As bits get longer the price can increase exponentially. Get hold of one of these extensions and save some money! A 7/8" bit will allow you to drill a hole in concrete to the full length of the bit and extension. The chuck is designed for one-handed bit insertion. It's a little harder to remove them, especially if your hands are covered in gunk. It seems Milwaukee has thought of everything; as concrete bits are wont to do, they often get impossibly stuck in the hole. "Flats" have been machined into the extension chuck to accommodate a wrench to assist in backing out the bit in that event. Time will tell if the metal used will hold up to the rigors of the job site as do Hilti and Bosch. But, again, Milwaukee seems to have thought of everything. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Strong
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          This 2 lb. fiberglass drilling hammer is built tough with a forged steel head, great for driving stakes and cold chisles, or setting concrete anchors. The durable handle is made with lightweight fiberglass and has overstrike protection to help reinforce where the handle can break. It also has an over-mold textured grip to help improve comfort and control.
           
          from Astoria, Oregon
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJune 28, 2019
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          I wanted a small hammer that could easily be used to pound in construction or engineer stakes; this 2-pound hammer by DeWalt fits the bill, perfectly. At only 10 1/2" long, it is not so big that it is unwieldy. The comfort grip ergonomic handle makes it easy to control when pounding on stuff. Over-strike protection prevents damage to the fiberglass handle from those errant hits. I admit I'm hammer poor, but I'm glad I added this one to my toolbox.
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, Strong, Sturdy
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          The Viagrow Soft Grip Micro-Tip Pruning Shears with surgical grade no stick, anti-resin titanium coated curved blades are built to last no matter what you are trimming. The no-slip, soft comfort grip handle and durable precision spring reduces hand fatigue during use. The built-in safety lock will keep the razor-sharp blades locked when not in use. The corrosion resistant no stick titanium blades assure a long-lasting sharp blade for years of rust free use. The durable precision spring action will open and close the blades effortlessly and smoothly assuring easy fast strain free snipping.
           
          from Astoria, Oregon
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          The ShearTi trimming shears by Viagrow are fine little garden tools and so much more! The 2" curv...
          PostedJune 28, 2019
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          The ShearTi trimming shears by Viagrow are fine little garden tools and so much more! The 2" curved stainless steel blades are titanium coated and extremely sharp. I'm thinking they work nicely to trim my mustache and pesky nose hairs, too. All kidding aside, they are so comfortable to hold and operate, and sharp, that they could easily be used on such a delicate operation. Probably the toughest part will be getting them away from my wife!
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Functionality, Good Shape, Great Quality, Multi Use, Sharp, Strong
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          Keep your food fresh and full of flavor without the mess, wastefulness and cost of plastic wrap. This set of 7 round platinum grade silicone suction lids includes a range of sizes to fit any pot, pan, bowl or plate in your kitchen. The set includes 2 x 6 lids, 2 x 8 lids, 2 x 10 lids and 1 x 12 lid. An alternative to plastic wrap and foil, these lids are made from 100% pure silicone heat resistant to 440 degrees. Simply press the lid onto your pot or pan and push down to form a seal. The lids are made from FDA approved and BPA free Silicone. Reheat or steam food in the microwave, on the stove or bake with them in the oven. Freezer, fridge and dishwasher safe. Easy to wash, store and re-use.
           
          from Astoria, Oregon
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedJune 28, 2019
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          This nifty set of silicone lids by Elite Cuisine includes seven pieces in four sizes: 1-12", 2-10", 2-8" and 2-6". I believe it's important to know that they meet FDA and LFGB (a stringent European standard) standards for food grade silicone. While touted as BPA free, school is still out on that one. Seems that chemicals replacing bisphenol A used in the manufacturing of plastics might actually be more harmful. Who knows? Anyway, these lids are quite versatile. With a working temperature range of -40°F to 440°F, they can be used practically anywhere in the kitchen: microwave, oven, stovetop, freezer, dishwasher. My wife loves 'em...and, that's good enough for me!
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Nice Design
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          The DEWALT 5 Heavy Duty Quick Release Bench Vise is perfect for professionals that repeatedly change out stock on their vise. With Quick Release, it eliminates the need to turn the spindle repeatedly when switching out stock. The Quick Release lever disengages the vise screw to permit rapid opening and closing of the vise. Built for durability and dependability, this vise is constructed from 60,000 psi cast iron. The replaceable micro-grooved steel jaws have a strong grip and will prevent objects from moving around once you clamp them in place. An integrated anvil work surface on the back of the vise is perfect for hammering and shaping metal pieces. The 360° swivel base allows this vise to be positioned so work pieces can be clamped with ease. The machine steel main screw with rolled threads is wear-resistance which provides smooth operation. No matter how tough the application, this DEWALT 5 Heavy Duty Quick Release Bench Vise is the ideal tool for those who rely on their bench vise on a daily basis.
           
          from Astoria, Oregon
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          This fine tool is not available in my store, so I had to order it in, and I'm glad I did. This th...
          PostedMay 29, 2019
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          This fine tool is not available in my store, so I had to order it in, and I'm glad I did. This thing is a brute! The vise weighs in at about 37 pounds which makes a difference when you've clamped your work in the 5" jaws and commence to beating on it with a 3-pound hammer. Another important thing to know is that the jaws open a full 7". And, with a rated 6600 pounds of clamping pressure you can use it to replace u-joints or anything else requiring serious pressure. Then, if you happen to get carried away virtually every part is replaceable and a complete parts list is included. This nice offering from DeWalt comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Strong, Sturdy
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          Find purposefully-designed storage zones for items you use most in this 30 in. French door bottom freezer refrigerator. Humidity-controlled crispers let you store fruits and veggies in their ideal environment while adjustable Gal. door bins add loading flexibility when and where you need it. The ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator helps save money on your utility bills, too.
           

          How wide is this refrigerator and also how tall is it in inches?

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          Jb
          July 19, 2019
          How wide is this refrigerator and also how tall is it in inches?
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          BruceW
          Astoria, Oregon
          July 19, 2019
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          G'morning! This refrigerator is 29.5" wide and 68.5" tall.
           
          Find purposefully-designed storage zones for items you use most in this 30 in. French door bottom freezer refrigerator. Humidity-controlled crispers let you store fruits and veggies in their ideal environment while adjustable Gal. door bins add loading flexibility when and where you need it. The ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator helps save money on your utility bills, too.
           

          Does this refrigerator have an alarm if the door is left ajar?

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          Interested
          July 15, 2019
          Does this refrigerator have an alarm if the door is left ajar?
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          BruceW
          Astoria, Oregon
          July 16, 2019
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          Yes, it will "beep" at you.
           
          Find purposefully-designed storage zones for items you use most in this 30 in. French door bottom freezer refrigerator. Humidity-controlled crispers let you store fruits and veggies in their ideal environment while adjustable Gal. door bins add loading flexibility when and where you need it. The ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator helps save money on your utility bills, too.
           

          How to make water colder when using the dispenser? Feels like normal tap water to me

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          LilyRose
          July 14, 2019
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          BruceW
          Astoria, Oregon
          July 15, 2019
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          The water reservoir is behind the deli drawer. While you keep your refrigerator at about 38°, the best you can hope for the water temperature is about 50°. I know this doesn't help, but the longer you wait before drawing water, the colder it will be. Suffice to say, the chilling effect is not immediate. I hope this helps.
           
          The 2 ft. x 2 ft. in Square Brushed Nickel Low Profile Ceiling Light provides an Integrated LED Flush mount platform to deliver your choice of Soft White 3000K, Bright White 4000K or Daylight 5000K lighting for surface-mount ceiling applications. Perfect for kitchens, offices, corridors and light commercial spaces. Light engine delivers long life and excellent color to ensure a quality, low-maintenance light installation.
           

          Is this size adequate for a 10 x 11 kitchen which has only 2 full walls. Room is open to dining a...

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          jlh
          July 12, 2019
          Is this size adequate for a 10 x 11 kitchen which has only 2 full walls. Room is open to dining area.
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          BruceW
          Astoria, Oregon
          July 13, 2019
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          Our kitchen/dining area is similar in size. For years we accepted that the 2' x 2' decorative fluorescent fixture was doing the job. Enter this LED fixture. Wow! And, we adjusted down to the warmest setting (not as bright). We quickly realized we needed to mop the floor. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised at the output.
           
          The Leviton T5225 is a duplex style single-pole combination switch in brown color. Leviton is a smart choice for today's commercial, residential and industrial buildings. It offers a wide range of devices for different applications. Leviton's collection of combination devices help you to fill a 1-Gang space with a switch and receptacle, 2 switches or even a switch and GFCI. This Leviton T5225 tamper resistant combination switch is perfect for commercial use. It has a compact and functional design and comes in different colors. This combination switch is made of thermoplastic, this construction ensures durability. Buy this Leviton T5225 duplex style combination switch and enjoy quality and reliable use.
           

          How do I wire for power

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          Kevin
          July 12, 2019
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          BruceW
          Astoria, Oregon
          July 12, 2019
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          You may not have noticed that the wiring diagrams are printed on the inside of the box the device came in. If you want to switch the receptacle on and off, run your hot wire to the brass screw and your neutral to the silver screw. The two black screws are joined by a metal yoke. Depending on what you want to accomplish, that metal yoke can be left in place or easily removed. If you wanted to control a Read More
          You may not have noticed that the wiring diagrams are printed on the inside of the box the device came in. If you want to switch the receptacle on and off, run your hot wire to the brass screw and your neutral to the silver screw. The two black screws are joined by a metal yoke. Depending on what you want to accomplish, that metal yoke can be left in place or easily removed. If you wanted to control a remote light while leaving the receptacle energized, you could run the hot wire to a black screw (while leaving the yoke in place), the neutral to the silver screw and the switch leg to the brass screw. If two independent functions were needed you could remove the yoke and wire the switch and receptacle separately. Read Less
           
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