Jason
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  • First Review:
    November 16, 2012
  • Last Review:
    August 22, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        360
      • Helpfulness votes
        715
      • Average rating
        4.9
        4.9 out of 5
      • First Review:
        November 16, 2012
      • Last Review:
        August 22, 2019
       
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          Jason's Reviews
           
          Featuring a lifetime guarantee, Defiant meets or exceeds ANSI grade 3 standards for residential use. This lock features a radius latch with an adjustable backset and optional drive-in feature. Defiant keyed locks can be re-keyed to fit your existing KW1 keyway. The true stainless steel knobs will provide years of durability. When used as a replacement lock only a screwdriver is need to make installation a snap. This starter house pack comes with 2 entry door knobs, 2 single cylinder deadbolts, 3 privacy knobs and 3 passage knobs.
           
          from Fairfield, CA, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          I held off writing a review on these until I could get my new side garage door installed because ...
          PostedJuly 4, 2019
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          I held off writing a review on these until I could get my new side garage door installed because I wanted to use the matching entry knobs & deadbolts on it and my front door at the same time. My entry knob and deadbolt (that came in the small white box) were common keyed but they are not common keyed to the other set (in the second small white box).
          I had to take the second set to Home Depot to have them re-keyed so that one key will now open both the entry knob & deadbolt on the front door to the house and to the side garage door. My rear door on the house is a glass sliding door so it was not necessary to have matching keys for it. Now that this is all done my wife and I only have to Read More
          I held off writing a review on these until I could get my new side garage door installed because I wanted to use the matching entry knobs & deadbolts on it and my front door at the same time. My entry knob and deadbolt (that came in the small white box) were common keyed but they are not common keyed to the other set (in the second small white box).
          I had to take the second set to Home Depot to have them re-keyed so that one key will now open both the entry knob & deadbolt on the front door to the house and to the side garage door. My rear door on the house is a glass sliding door so it was not necessary to have matching keys for it. Now that this is all done my wife and I only have to have one key to enter either the front door or the side garage door which is much more convenient then possibly having four different keys for each entry lock and deadbolt.
          The fit and finish of the Defiant Saturn stainless steel knobs and deadbolts is fantastic. When you go to engage/dis-engage the deadbolt there is a definitive click which feels good to the hand. Some deadbolts can be very sloppy and this is not one of them. The lock for the entry knob feels smooth when you are locking/un-locking it also. All in all I'm very happy with the quality of the entry knobs and deadbolts.
          The stainless steel finish on the knobs and deadbolts looks great. Since they will be exposed directly to the elements they should hold up to the rain quite well. My front porch is slightly protected but my side garage door is fully exposed so having a stainless steel finish should keep them looking great for years to come.
          I have not yet installed the (3) privacy & (3) passage knobs because I actually need to purchase more so that they all match throughout the house. Once I have them all on site I will replace them all at once. The fact that you only need a screwdriver to replace them all makes doing so a breeze. Also the fact that Defiant has made them all with a somewhat oversized rose on the base of the knob will make it so that I don't have to go retouch up the paint around every single knob on both sides of the door. This will not only save time but look aesthetically pleasing when completed.
          If you have rental units or are doing a whole house remodel this set of knobs and deadbolts from Defiant is just about perfect. I kind of wish they had common keyed both of the entry knobs and deadbolts in both of the separate white boxes (as seen in my pictures) but it was not that big of a deal to take to my local Home Depot to remedy the situation. All in all I'm very pleased with how everything turned out and looking forward to getting years and years of trouble free use out of them all. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Sturdy, Stylish
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          5-Piece Combination Ratcheting Wrench Set has standard pattern ratcheting combination wrenches that need as little as 5 degrees to move fastener vs. 30 degrees for standard wrench. Gearwrench surface drive design of box end provides for stronger grip on wrenches and less fastener rounding. Nickel chrome finish for long corrosion resistant tool life.
           
          from Fairfield, CA, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          About two years ago I finally purchased a 10 piece set of metric ratcheting wrenches because I wa...
          PostedJuly 2, 2019
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          About two years ago I finally purchased a 10 piece set of metric ratcheting wrenches because I was starting to have to fix our aging cars that were getting too expensive to keep taking to an automotive shop. I had never used a ratcheting wrench before and I sure wish I had had them years ago. They make working in tight places a thousand times easier and not having to take the wrench off the fastener every time just to put it back on for another 1/4 turn gets old. Especially when you are working by feel instead of by sight.
          Over the last two years I have found that every once in a while I need a SAE standard sized wrench instead of metric and I didn't have any so it was starting to get Read More
          About two years ago I finally purchased a 10 piece set of metric ratcheting wrenches because I was starting to have to fix our aging cars that were getting too expensive to keep taking to an automotive shop. I had never used a ratcheting wrench before and I sure wish I had had them years ago. They make working in tight places a thousand times easier and not having to take the wrench off the fastener every time just to put it back on for another 1/4 turn gets old. Especially when you are working by feel instead of by sight.
          Over the last two years I have found that every once in a while I need a SAE standard sized wrench instead of metric and I didn't have any so it was starting to get frustrating every time I needed one. This set is perfect in that it has all the basic common sizes you could possibly need from 7/16", 3/8", 1/2", 9/16" & 5/8". I haven't found a situation yet where I have needed a larger or smaller size.
          These wrenches have a bright full chrome finish and they need as little as 5* of sweep to move a fastener which is fantastic in those very tight spots. These wrenches also come with a lifetime warranty so they should last a lifetime of use with no problems. The ratcheting portion of the wrench have a definitive click when you go to use them so you know the wrench is turning sometimes when you can't really tell. The price point on this set of five wrenches is fantastic for the quality of product you are getting. I'm looking forward to getting years and years of use out of them and now that I have both SAE and metric wrenches it will make fixing things a whole lot easier. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Sturdy
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          The T-Stripper Wire Stripper line is the leading brand name in the world. Designed for total comfort and wire stripping; the stripper features a Thumb-Valley thumb guide that offers comfort and focuses on kinetic energy for faster stripping. The textured non-slip grips help in reducing stress on the hands and the narrow plier nose facilitates holding and twisting of wires in hard-to-reach places. The Pocket-Locket mechanism holds the stripper tightly when the tool is slipped from the hands and it is color coded for easy reference.
           
          from Fairfield, CA, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I have been using a pair of Ideal wire strippers that my father-in-law gave me 26 years ago from ...
          PostedJuly 2, 2019
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          I have been using a pair of Ideal wire strippers that my father-in-law gave me 26 years ago from when we were installing a stereo system in my used 1980 Toyota Corolla I had just bought for a thousand dollars. After several days of installing the stereo, amps & speakers he finally just told me to keep them. They have been the best wire strippers I have ever used. They have gotten me through remodeling two homes and countless times of working on friends, family or neighbors projects without a single problem.
          Since I have used nothing but my same old Ideal wire strippers for all those years I wasn't sure what to think about some new fangled wire stripper that is only about 2/3 the size of Read More
          I have been using a pair of Ideal wire strippers that my father-in-law gave me 26 years ago from when we were installing a stereo system in my used 1980 Toyota Corolla I had just bought for a thousand dollars. After several days of installing the stereo, amps & speakers he finally just told me to keep them. They have been the best wire strippers I have ever used. They have gotten me through remodeling two homes and countless times of working on friends, family or neighbors projects without a single problem.
          Since I have used nothing but my same old Ideal wire strippers for all those years I wasn't sure what to think about some new fangled wire stripper that is only about 2/3 the size of my old ones. These Ideal Reflex T-Stripper Wire Stripper are way above and beyond my old ones.
          First off they are super light weight and they have a nice soft grip handle on them that is grippy but not to grippy so that your hand sticks to them. They have a very smooth lock/un-lock slider that feels natural in the hand. The rubberized Thumb Valley gives you the perfect grip and angle for stripping wires every time. They have the plier nose for holding and twisting the wire but to be honest it's hard to get out of the habit of using my trusty old needle nose pliers.
          These also have the Shear-Cut bolt cutters for cutting those small screws that are sometimes just a little to long. They also have a hole in them for looping your wire into that perfect shape for going around the outlet screws. They also have a hole for gauging the wire if you are uncertain what size wire you have.
          All in all these are an all around perfect wire stripper. I'm hoping to get just as much life out of these as the ones my father-in-law handed me all those years ago. If you are just a homeowner doing projects around the house or a journeymen electrician you will be very, very happy with these. Ideal put a lot of thought into making the perfect pair of wire strippers and these are it. Read Less
          Pros: All In One, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy
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          Gorilla Shipping Tape is thicker, tougher and wider. Keeping packages secure now takes just 1 strip. The smooth, quiet, ultra thick tape is easy to cut and apply, and holds for as long as needed.
           
          from Fairfield, CA, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Every once in a while I'll go through the house and try to find all my old stuff I'm no longer us...
          PostedJune 29, 2019
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          Every once in a while I'll go through the house and try to find all my old stuff I'm no longer using and throw it on eBay. Usually about the same time as this I will go looking for packaging tape to tape my boxes and packages closed with.
          This Gorilla Heavy Duty Packaging Tape is perfect for just that and more. When taping a box I usually have to tape one strip down the center of where the two flaps meet and one more strip down either side for a total of three strips of tape on the bottom of the box and the top. With this tape you only need to place one strip of tape right down the center of the two flaps and that is all.
          This tape dispenser is quite ingenious in how it is designed. Read More
          Every once in a while I'll go through the house and try to find all my old stuff I'm no longer using and throw it on eBay. Usually about the same time as this I will go looking for packaging tape to tape my boxes and packages closed with.
          This Gorilla Heavy Duty Packaging Tape is perfect for just that and more. When taping a box I usually have to tape one strip down the center of where the two flaps meet and one more strip down either side for a total of three strips of tape on the bottom of the box and the top. With this tape you only need to place one strip of tape right down the center of the two flaps and that is all.
          This tape dispenser is quite ingenious in how it is designed. The teeth for cutting the tape are quite sharp and all you have to do after you have dispensed a strip of tape where you want it is give it a quick twist and it cuts it perfectly every time.
          They also made refilling the tape dispenser with a new roll of tape super simple. The body of the tape dispenser can be gently pulled apart and a new roll dropped in in about 5 - 10 seconds. It is honestly that easy.
          The tape dispenser is super quiet and doesn't make all the sounds that one of the big clunky tape guns make. It actually doesn't really even make sound at all except for a slight sound when twisting to cut the tape.
          The width of the tape is 2.83 in. x 35 yd. (72 mm x 32 m) so they actually give you quite a bit of tape per roll. Since I only have to place one strip instead of three on both the top and bottom of the box one roll will last quite a while.
          They advertise that this tape is "thicker, tougher & wider" and it truly is. Gorilla Tape did a great job of engineering the tape dispenser along with the tape. If you are like me and always on the hunt for some great packaging tape or if you are in the process of moving and are going to be making up a lot of boxes this is an exceptionally great tape. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Nice Design, Sturdy
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          Great dishes start with great tools. Please your inner chef with this cute and nesting set of two Brabantia mixing bowls, a colander and juicer in foody colors. All you need for your kitchen in a complete and space saving set. Nice to give and nice to get.
           
          from Fairfield, CA, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
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          These bowls are a great replacement for my wife's old heavy glass set. This set comes with 2 bowl...
          PostedJune 24, 2019
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          These bowls are a great replacement for my wife's old heavy glass set. This set comes with 2 bowls, a colander, a citrus juicer and clear measuring jug. The largest bowl is 3.2 L and the other bowl is 1.5 L. They all have a non skid base. I like that they included a colander. It is a great size and not too large. The set covers all your basic needs which is great.
          The juicer fits perfectly in the included measuring jug. It has a convenient spout for easy pouring. It is great for juicing lemons, limes and oranges. The container has measurement markings in ml, pints, cups and fl. oz. up to 500ml. The square shape makes it easy to hold and the clear plastic makes it very easy to read. The Read More
          These bowls are a great replacement for my wife's old heavy glass set. This set comes with 2 bowls, a colander, a citrus juicer and clear measuring jug. The largest bowl is 3.2 L and the other bowl is 1.5 L. They all have a non skid base. I like that they included a colander. It is a great size and not too large. The set covers all your basic needs which is great.
          The juicer fits perfectly in the included measuring jug. It has a convenient spout for easy pouring. It is great for juicing lemons, limes and oranges. The container has measurement markings in ml, pints, cups and fl. oz. up to 500ml. The square shape makes it easy to hold and the clear plastic makes it very easy to read. The measurement jug can also double as a small mixing bowl.
          The edge design of these bowls makes them pourable from any angle which is an added bonus. They are very space efficient since they are nestable. They are easy to clean and dishwasher safe. My wife found them not as cumbersome to handle as her older bowl sets.
          These would make a great gift for anyone just starting out. I will probably be purchasing some for friends in the future. They are also perfect for camping. The way the bowls stack makes them perfect for storing in a RV.
          The are made of plastic but in no way feel cheap. The are very high quality and have a nice weight to them. The bowls have a 5 year guarantee. Read Less
          Pros: Convenient, Dishwasher Safe, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Useful
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          Defiant 2-Pack 80-Lumen Aluminum flashlight features with a high-power LED chips to produce an extra brightness in the darkness. And aluminum material make more durability. Compact size and 1-handed design result in an easy to carry, easy to use light. Powered by 2-pieces AA alkaline batteries.
           

          how do you turn on/off, twist or push switch?

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          RHR
          December 13, 2018
          how do you turn on/off, twist or push switch?
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          Jason
          Fairfield, CA, USA
          August 1, 2019
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          It has a very simple push button on the back end of the flashlight that is used to turn it off/on.
           
          The Hampton Bay Low Voltage 50-Watt Equivalent LED Spot Light offers the option of three light colors. The integrated switch rotates to choose from 2700K Warm White, 3000K Soft White or 4000K Daylight light color. The flood beam angle is perfect for highlighting wide areas, as well as enhancing home security. On any of the 3 light color settings, it consumes over 80% less energy than a typical halogen light and has a rated life of 50,000 hours. The LED system provides maintenance free operation and there are no bulbs to change. With cast aluminum construction, long life powder coat finish and weatherproof electronics, you can count on many years of service. The quick-install wire connector means easy do-it-yourself installation that is quick and safe.
           

          What’s the beam angle in degrees?

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          Rick
          June 15, 2019
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          Jason
          Fairfield, CA, USA
          July 22, 2019
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          On the side of the box it says 40* beam angle. I have attached a picture of the side of the box which hopefully helps.
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          5-Piece Combination Ratcheting Wrench Set has standard pattern ratcheting combination wrenches that need as little as 5 degrees to move fastener vs. 30 degrees for standard wrench. Gearwrench surface drive design of box end provides for stronger grip on wrenches and less fastener rounding. Nickel chrome finish for long corrosion resistant tool life.
           

          where from this product?

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          zakaria
          June 14, 2019
          where from this product?
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          Jason
          Fairfield, CA, USA
          July 2, 2019
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          Says it is made in China.
           
          Woods is introducing a new line of refreshed indoor andoutdoor timers! These new timers are easier to use and come with updateddesigns and colors to match any dcor, indoor or outdoor! New outdoor timerfeatures include safety covers over each outlet protecting them from moisterand debris when not in use as well as a LED indicator light that gives you avisual of when your timer is on. 50126 has the additional features of a pairingoption that allows you to program additional remotes/receivers along with anoverride button that comes in handy in case the remote is not around, you canstill control the outlet. It also features a dusk to dawn photocell thatautomatically turns the outlet on at dusk and off at dawn or after countdownsetting.
           

          What type of battery does the remote use?

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          web
          May 27, 2019
          What type of battery does the remote use?
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          Jason
          Fairfield, CA, USA
          May 31, 2019
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          Hi,
          The remote runs on a watch battery. Specifically a CR2032 3V. I have attached a picture of the back of the remote. Hopefully it allows you to read it. Let me know if I you need more help.
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          The Commercial Electric Ultra Slim Recessed Lighting Kits are the recessed lights of the future. Not only is each fixture is designed specifically for small spaces where height clearance is limited such as beams or ductwork, you can change the color temperature with a flick of a button. The integrated color changing switch is located on the cable so you can choose between a 3000, 4000 or 5000 Kelvin temperature to best suit your needs. 3000 Kelvin is perfect for relaxing, 4000 Kelvin is the ideal choice for everyday affairs and 5000 Kelvin is great for task lighting in a basement, hallway or work area. ENERGY STAR certified and Insulation Contact rated for direct contact with insulation, these lights won't overheat, do not require a bulky can and will last for years to come - 50 000 hours or approximately 34 years if used for 4 hours per day to be exact. Wet rated and certified airtight, this 4 in. kit is perfect for your bathroom, drop ceilings, outdoor soffits and all general lighting applications. The square trim adds a perfect modern touch.
           

          Where is the switch between color/temperatures located? accessible once installed or set it and f...

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          clarkboulder
          January 15, 2019
          Where is the switch between color/temperatures located? accessible once installed or set it and forget it in the ceiling?
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          Jason
          Fairfield, CA, USA
          May 6, 2019
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          Since the light is held in place by two spring clips you can remove the light after it's installed to access the switch as long as you can reach the light from a ladder. If you had this light installed in some place that is way out of reach then it would be hard to access. The switch is "in-line" between the light and the junction box so it should be accessible.
           
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