WarrenJim
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      • Review count
        252
      • Helpfulness votes
        387
      • Average rating
        4.9
        4.9 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 20, 2016
      • Last Review:
        June 22, 2019
       
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          Charge your devices the way you want and keep your valuable electronics safe from harmful surges with a One Power Surge Protector Strip. Designed for convenience and perfect for any home or office space that needs extra power options, the PSS641 Surge Protection Strip from One Power has you covered. Featuring 6 outlets and 4 direct to device high-speed USB ports, offering 4.2A of reliable power, the PSS641 keeps all your favorite devices fully charged and at your fingertips. The compact design gives a sleek and modern look that matches any decor. A six-foot cord allows for flexibility and serves as an extension for those hard to reach outlets. Its slim size also makes travel and storage a breeze, allowing you to protect your devices anywhere you go. The PSS641 doesn’t just give you extra charging options, it protects your devices from harmful power surges, inconsistent spikes, lightning strikes and power overloads that can happen at any time. Offering 1800 Joules of protection, the PSS641 comes complete with an LED indicator light that showcases your devices safety. In addition, the PSS641 is ETL Certified and backed by our connected equipment warranty to put your mind at ease.
           
          from Warren, Michigan
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          I'm a semi-retired I.T. technician who still makes office visits (and house calls) to a few clien...
          PostedJune 22, 2019
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          I'm a semi-retired I.T. technician who still makes office visits (and house calls) to a few clients. One of the most common issues I face is that there is nowhere to plug in my gear, or that the available wall plug will have only a single available outlet.
          The model PSS641 surge strip by OnePower has found a place in one of my 'road warrior' tool bags. The 641 offers 6 outlets (leaving room between some of the outlets for 'wall wart' type power plugs, see the photo below). In addition, the 641 has four USB ports. A fair number of my 'gadgets' (not just my smartphone) can be charged via USB so this feature is truly welcome.
          In use I'm not finding the outlets to be too hard to get cords Read More
          I'm a semi-retired I.T. technician who still makes office visits (and house calls) to a few clients. One of the most common issues I face is that there is nowhere to plug in my gear, or that the available wall plug will have only a single available outlet.
          The model PSS641 surge strip by OnePower has found a place in one of my 'road warrior' tool bags. The 641 offers 6 outlets (leaving room between some of the outlets for 'wall wart' type power plugs, see the photo below). In addition, the 641 has four USB ports. A fair number of my 'gadgets' (not just my smartphone) can be charged via USB so this feature is truly welcome.
          In use I'm not finding the outlets to be too hard to get cords into/out of. Plugs are secure without requiring two men and a mule to unplug at the end of the day.
          The PSS641 is lightweight and fairly compact - it fits nicely into one of my portable tool bags.
          Fit and finish is excellent and there is a lighted off/on switch on the topside of the strip along with a small LED light that also shows when power is available.
          On the underside of the 641 are detents for mounting the device on a wall or other flat surface. Mounting screws are not included.
          The unit comes with a 6 foot power cord.
          OnePower offers a lifetime warranty on the device, along with a $600,000 protection warranty to cover gear that may suffer damage from power surges. You can see the full warranty on the Home Depot product web page. Of course Home Depot offers their standard 90-day return policy.
          HTH
          Regards,
          Pros: Compact, Nice Design
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          41-Piece 1/4 drive socket set with free blow mould case. Patented design allows sockets to fit multiple applications per piece including 6PT SAE, 6PT METRIC, 12PT SAE, 12PT metric, square, 8pt, rounded, female torx (e), spline. Socket sizes include 4mm-5/32-E5, 4.5mm, 5mm-3/16-E6, 5.5mm-7/32-E7, 6mm-E8, 7mm-9/32, 8mm-5/16-E10, 9mm-11/32-E11, 10mm-3/8-E12, 11mm-7/16-E14, 12mm-15/32, 13mm-1/2-E16 and 14mm-9/16-E18. Set also includes 1/4 drive ratchet handle with ergonomic grip, 1/4 drive sliding T-bar, 1/4 drive ratchet ready spanner handle, 50mm extension bar, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5mm hex keys, 1/4 x 1/4 drive hex coupler and 1/4 drive bit sizes PH1, PH2, PH3, FD4, FD5.5, FD7, HW3, HW4, HW5, HW6, PZ1, PZ2, PZ3, T8, T10, T15, T25, T27, T30, T40.
           
          from Warren, Michigan
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          This review is for the Industro 1/4 drive socket set, model # 395. It's a 41 piece set. The incl...
          PostedJune 22, 2019
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          This review is for the Industro 1/4 drive socket set, model # 395.
          It's a 41 piece set. The included tools are listed on the Home Depot web page, but one thing that's not shown is a 1/4" socket. Since 1/4" fasteners are very common a 1/4" socket is highly desirable - but you can use the "drive coupler" as a 1/4" socket. It's the piece that allows you to use the hex bits on the ratchet (see photo below). Since the hex bits are 1/4", the coupler is a natural substitute for a 1/4" socket.
          Fit and finish of the kit is excellent; the chrome plating is even, there are no machine marks or rough spots. The ratchet has a solid feel when being used with definite 'clicks'. The 'comfort' handle of Read More
          This review is for the Industro 1/4 drive socket set, model # 395.
          It's a 41 piece set. The included tools are listed on the Home Depot web page, but one thing that's not shown is a 1/4" socket. Since 1/4" fasteners are very common a 1/4" socket is highly desirable - but you can use the "drive coupler" as a 1/4" socket. It's the piece that allows you to use the hex bits on the ratchet (see photo below). Since the hex bits are 1/4", the coupler is a natural substitute for a 1/4" socket.
          Fit and finish of the kit is excellent; the chrome plating is even, there are no machine marks or rough spots. The ratchet has a solid feel when being used with definite 'clicks'. The 'comfort' handle of the ratchet offers a better grip than a plain ratchet handle. Sockets lock to the ratchet and release by pushing a button on the ratchet head.
          The molded case does a nice job of keeping everything sorted, even when the kit is bounced around (with the lid closed, of course). Made out of molded plastic the hinge is not a flimsy molded one-piece job that will eventually break from fatigue; it's a proper swivel hinge. The case latch is very positive in its action and doesn't seem to open accidentally when the kit is in a toolbox with other gear. One caveat – only the metric sizes are shown on the case where the sockets are stored. The SAE equivalents are not shown on the case, you’ll have to look at the sockets themselves (or, more likely, do what I do and just grab the one that seems to fit the job at hand – I can never remember Metric/SAE equivalents when I need to).
          In use I'm finding the included sizes in the set to be just about the right. Of course, the Industro is a 1/4" drive so it's not suited for heavy duty work. It does, however, allow me to leave the bigger socket kits in the garage and carry only the smaller, lighter Industro while still getting the smaller jobs done. It doesn't offer all of the socket sizes on the planet but does offer a nice selection of the most common types and keeps everything 'readily at hand' in a single box.
          The #395 kit is not a cheap set of tools, and that's reflected in the market price. However, Industro offers a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects and, of course, Home Depot offers their 90-day return policy.
          HTH,
          Regards,
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Sturdy, nice case, good selection of tools
          Cons: a bit pricey
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          This Zinc-Plated Steel Screw Eye is formed with a closed circular eye, fashioned at the non-threaded end and lag threaded screws on the other. Perfect for light-duty applications, this screw is made with steel for added durability. Designed to attach cables or ropes to surfaces, each screw requires a pre-drilled hole for instillation.
           
          from Warren, Michigan
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          The Everbilt #8 screw eyes are steel, with a zinc coating. Fit and finish is excellent. - the fa...
          PostedJune 10, 2019
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          The Everbilt #8 screw eyes are steel, with a zinc coating. Fit and finish is excellent. - the fasteners are well coated, no apparent defects, no missed areas, and the threads all appear to be well made.
          These are not “self-threading” fasteners. A pre-drilled hole is recommended by Everbilt. I’m using a 9/64” drill bit; a 1/8” also works but required considerable force to screw the eyebolt into our wooden fencing. I think that there’s less chance of splitting the wood using the 9/64”, but YMMV.
          The #8 sized eyebolt is for light duty applications – hanging holiday lights, etc.
          There is no weight limit listed for the Everbilt since the applications vary so much – drilling/installing Read More
          The Everbilt #8 screw eyes are steel, with a zinc coating. Fit and finish is excellent. - the fasteners are well coated, no apparent defects, no missed areas, and the threads all appear to be well made.
          These are not “self-threading” fasteners. A pre-drilled hole is recommended by Everbilt. I’m using a 9/64” drill bit; a 1/8” also works but required considerable force to screw the eyebolt into our wooden fencing. I think that there’s less chance of splitting the wood using the 9/64”, but YMMV.
          The #8 sized eyebolt is for light duty applications – hanging holiday lights, etc.
          There is no weight limit listed for the Everbilt since the applications vary so much – drilling/installing in soft wood would not have the same retention value as drilling/installing in hard wood.
          I’m using the Everbilt #8 eyebolts help restrain some over-exuberant rose bushes by ‘roping’ the bushes to the fence; hopefully as they grow the plants will ‘learn’ the direction I want them to go.
          HTH
          Regards,
          Pros: Durable, Sturdy
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          With a formed closed circular eye, the Zinc-Plated Steel Screw Eye from Everbilt is perfect for light duty projects. It features a non-threaded end a lag threaded screw on the other. Durably constructed from steel for security and strength and designed to attach cables and rope to surfaces. Recommended for use with pre-drilled holes.
           
          from Warren, Michigan
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          Everbilt #216 screw eyes review. The #216 screw eyes are steel, with a zinc coating. The zinc, of...
          PostedJune 8, 2019
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          Everbilt #216 screw eyes review.
          The #216 screw eyes are steel, with a zinc coating. The zinc, of course, helps keep the fastener from rusting. However, if the zinc coating is damaged or improperly applied the screw eyes are much more prone to rusting. I checked over the contents of the package after opening and found that none of the 100 included pieces appears to be damaged, scratched, or have flawed zinc coatings. Fit and finish is top notch. Since my usage of the eyebolts is indoors, rust is not really a factor but I like to have the protection if it's offered.
          When installing a pre-drilled hole is recommended. I’m using a 1/16” drill bit (YMMV).
          The 216 sized eyebolt is for Read More
          Everbilt #216 screw eyes review.
          The #216 screw eyes are steel, with a zinc coating. The zinc, of course, helps keep the fastener from rusting. However, if the zinc coating is damaged or improperly applied the screw eyes are much more prone to rusting. I checked over the contents of the package after opening and found that none of the 100 included pieces appears to be damaged, scratched, or have flawed zinc coatings. Fit and finish is top notch. Since my usage of the eyebolts is indoors, rust is not really a factor but I like to have the protection if it's offered.
          When installing a pre-drilled hole is recommended. I’m using a 1/16” drill bit (YMMV).
          The 216 sized eyebolt is for light duty applications – small photo frames, etc. There is no weight limit listed for the Everbilt since the applications vary so much – drilling/installing in soft wood would not have the same retention value as drilling/installing in hard wood.
          I’m finding these great for smaller projects (I do a bit of photography and frequently assemble photo frames).
          HTH
          Regards,
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, good zinc coating
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          The MILWAUKEE M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT CP3.0 Starter Kit provides 50% more power and runs 50% cooler vs M18 REDLITHIUM CP battery packs. This increased performance results in the same power and runtime of a M18 REDLITHIUM XC extended capacity battery in a lighter and more compact package. The 18-volt battery pack delivers fade-free power and runs substantially cooler through heavy applications, allowing trade professionals to push their cordless tools throughout a wide application range. The REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT CP3.0 battery is fully compatible with all 175+ Milwaukee M18 solutions. The M18 & M12 Multi-Voltage Charger accepts all M18 and M12 batteries, so you’ll always be prepared and productive, especially on jobs that require a mix of M12 and M18 Milwaukee cordless power tools. The charger communicates directly with the battery pack to monitor cell voltage, temperature and charge status to ensure a full charge. As an added level of communication, the charger indicates when the lithium-ion battery reaches an 80% charge, providing confidence that the battery can complete a substantial amount of work without waiting for a full charge.
           
          from Warren, Michigan
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          This review is for the M18 3.0 a/h battery kit, model # 48-59-1835. Sometimes reviews get lumped...
          PostedJune 4, 2019
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          This review is for the M18 3.0 a/h battery kit, model # 48-59-1835. Sometimes reviews get lumped together so it’s good to know which gear you’re reading about.
          The new M18 3.0 a/h battery is advertised to run longer and cooler than previous Milwaukee batteries. I don’t know about temperature – I’ve never noted that any M18 battery runs hot – but these little cells do last a long time.
          The battery comes with a minimal charge, so you’ll need to charge it before use. The charger is a standard Milwaukee M18/M12 charger, not the new “fast charging” unit that Milwaukee is selling. The charger ‘talks’ to the battery to prevent overcharging and indicates the current level of charge. There’s no Read More
          This review is for the M18 3.0 a/h battery kit, model # 48-59-1835. Sometimes reviews get lumped together so it’s good to know which gear you’re reading about.
          The new M18 3.0 a/h battery is advertised to run longer and cooler than previous Milwaukee batteries. I don’t know about temperature – I’ve never noted that any M18 battery runs hot – but these little cells do last a long time.
          The battery comes with a minimal charge, so you’ll need to charge it before use. The charger is a standard Milwaukee M18/M12 charger, not the new “fast charging” unit that Milwaukee is selling. The charger ‘talks’ to the battery to prevent overcharging and indicates the current level of charge. There’s no contractor’s bag included with this kit, just the battery and the charger.
          The blister pack is a major pain to open; I’d advise wearing leather gloves and using a box cutter.
          It’s a real pleasure to grab one of these new 3.0 a/h cells instead of using the larger 5 a/h batteries, especially when working with a hammer bit driver with the tool being held overhead. There are a fair number of Internet video showing the new 3.0 a/h batteries successfully competing against the standard 5.0 a/h batteries.
          If you’re of a certain age and remember the first NiCad powered tools you’ll really appreciate the technology Milwaukee has put into this new line of “high output” lithium batteries.
          There’s a 5 year warranty on the charger and a 2 year warranty on the battery and, of course, Home Depot offers a 90-day return policy.
          HTH
          Regards,
          Pros: Light Weight, Long-Lasting
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          The RYOBI 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Jet Fan Blower takes cordless tools to the next level. This blower has a jet fan design for increased air flow, delivering an impressive 500 CFM and 125 MPH of clearing power. It also features a variable speed trigger for customized control and a soft-grip handle for user comfort. The turbo button gives you an extra boost, to clear through heavier leaves and debris. This blower and the included 4 Amp/hour battery are compatible with all RYOBI 40-Volt tools, batteries and chargers. The RYOBI 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Jet Fan Blower is backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
           

          What is the runtime of this blower with the included 4 Ah battery?

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          JasonB
          February 28, 2019
          What is the runtime of this blower with the included 4 Ah battery?
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          WarrenJim
          Warren, Michigan
          March 6, 2019
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          This morning I got 28 minutes using the blower to clear a little less than 1" of snow in 6 degree weather. When done the battery showed 2 bars remaining.
          HTH
          Jim
           
          The Arrow Fastener T25 Multipurpose Wire Tacker is made with rugged hardened-steel components and features a jam-resistant mechanism and durable coil spring to help ensure reliable operation and reduce downtime. It accepts T25 round-crown staples 3/8 in., 7/16 in. and 9/16 in. and its comfortable, slip-resistant contoured grip promotes user comfort.
           

          How do I put the staples in ?

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          pag
          April 7, 2018
          How do I put the staples in ?
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          April 9, 2018
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          At the rear of the stapler there's a small tab (see photo). You push in and down on that, and then you can pull out the spring loader (see photo).
          HTH
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          Jim
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          MASTERLOCK 1-1/2 in. Laminated Steel Warded Padlock (4-Pack)
          MASTERLOCK 1-1/2 in. Laminated Steel Warded Padlock (4-Pack)
          The Master Lock Co. Steel Padlocks (4-Pack) are made of steel for maximum strength and durability. These 1-1/2 in. wide laminated steel body, warded padlocks feature a warded locking mechanism that minimizes jamming from dirt and grime. The 1/4 in. diameter, 1 in. long steel shackle provides strong cut resistance.
           

          How many keys come with this 4 pack of master locks?

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          Gigi
          Modesto, CA
          April 15, 2015
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          WarrenJim
          Warren Michigan
          July 22, 2017
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          Hi Gigi! My pack came with two keys.
           
          The Milwaukee 17 oz. Hammer is designed for the Best Driving Performance. It's lightweight and precision balanced design removes weight from the tool belt, while the extended I-beam handle provides the added power needed to drive nails efficiently. The Shockshield Grip, reduces Vibration up to 10X more that the competition and is the most durable grip in the industry. An integrated magnetic nail set is designed to allow users to set nails 1-handed and the asymmetrical anti-ring claw minimizes ringing when striking hard objects.
           

          Where is the hammer made

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          Hogfarmer
          June 22, 2017
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          WarrenJim
          June 24, 2017
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          The hammer I received was made in Taiwan. Milwaukee offers a limited lifetime warranty and Home Depot has a 90-day return policy.
          HTH
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          Jim
           
          The DEWALT DCN681 18-Gauge Narrow Crown Stapler drives 18-Gauge 1/4 in. narrow crown staples from 1/2 in. to 1-1/2 in. which makes it ideal for cabinetry, furniture, paneling, and flooring underlayment. With its brushless motor powered by a DEWALT 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion battery the DCN681 is ready to go to work without the hassle of using gas, compressor, and hose. Tackle jobs both large and small with the features of a pneumatic tool and the freedom of cordless. Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20-Volt. Nominal voltage is 18.
           

          Does this unit come with a charger?

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          Glk
          May 20, 2017
          Does this unit come with a charger?
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          WarrenJim
          Warren Michigan
          June 6, 2017
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          Yes, charger, bag, and one battery are included.
          HTH
          Regards,
          Jim