JimD
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    September 24, 2012
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    December 6, 2015
 
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      • Review count
        3
      • Helpfulness votes
        8
      • Average rating
        5.0
        5 out of 5
      • First Review:
        September 24, 2012
      • Last Review:
        December 6, 2015
       
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          JimD's Reviews
           
          This 4-1/2 ft. Fraser Grande Fir Artificial Christmas Tree features Feel-Real branch tips molded from real tree branches and constructed with crush-resistance for remarkable realism and longevity. Its moderate height makes this two-section evergreen perfect for displaying in compact spaces, yet it has an abundance of limbs to accommodate your favorite holiday ornaments. Setup is a breeze thanks to hinged branches that are pre-attached to the center pole, while a sturdy folding metal stand ensures the tree remains steadily upright throughout the holidays.
           
          from Cleveland, OH, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Fantastic little tree
          PostedDecember 6, 2015
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          I've been looking for an affordable, natural-looking Fraser type tree and found a winner. Looks great with the C7 style LEDs I bought a couple of years ago, but had yet to use (http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Energy-Smart-Colorite-50-Light-LED-Multi-Color-C7-Light-Set-97665HD/203267282). The combination of this tree with the C7's takes me right back to my childhood. If you're concerned about the "wispier" branches being able to support ornaments, don't worry, each cluster has a wire running thru the center, and is quite sturdy. The steel stand is very stable, and has thumbscrews, which lock the 2 pieces in position AND secure the tree nicely. The tree color is a bit darker than the bright Read More
          I've been looking for an affordable, natural-looking Fraser type tree and found a winner. Looks great with the C7 style LEDs I bought a couple of years ago, but had yet to use (http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Energy-Smart-Colorite-50-Light-LED-Multi-Color-C7-Light-Set-97665HD/203267282). The combination of this tree with the C7's takes me right back to my childhood. If you're concerned about the "wispier" branches being able to support ornaments, don't worry, each cluster has a wire running thru the center, and is quite sturdy. The steel stand is very stable, and has thumbscrews, which lock the 2 pieces in position AND secure the tree nicely. The tree color is a bit darker than the bright green pictured (which was a relief, the bright green looked a bit fake to me), and the tree can be shaped perfectly, or more imperfectly (my choice)--like a tree you'd bring home from the treelot. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, Rich Looking, Excellent Quality, High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Looks Great, Perfect Size, Well Made, Nice Design
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          The Vito nightstand features modern convenience and transitional craftsmanship, for a great blend of minimalist style and functionality. It’s more than a night stand, since you can slide the tray out and convert it into a charging station. You get lots of closed storage space, as well as the functionalities needed for electronics management. A 2-in-1.
           
          from Cleveland, OH, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Better than expected
          PostedNovember 29, 2015
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          Power strip inside a nightstand--GREAT idea. It went together relatively easily, altho it took almost 2 hours, not the 45 minutes stated in the instructions. All pieces were securely and protectively wrapped, nothing was damaged in any way out of the box. Pleasantly surprised with the drawer hardware, especially the ballbearing slides for the moving section of the tabletop. The bottoms of the 2 lower drawers seem pretty low-quality, so I won't be storing anything heavy in them. My only real gripe is that the charging area could use another inch or so in depth--the plug for my tablet is too tall to fit inside the unit with the top closed.
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Functional, Nice Design
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          A powerful, lightweight XL-capacity upright with swivel steering for excellent control when maneuvering around furniture. It has a completely sealed system with a HEPA filter to trap dust and allergens inside the vacuum. The extra-long wand and hose provide extended reach for versatile above-floor cleaning.
           
          from Cleveland, OH, USA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Usage frequency:Weekly
          Lives up to expectations--so far
          PostedSeptember 24, 2012
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          I researched a lot of customer reviews, all over the net, before making this purchase. The only thing I was concerned about was its ability to handle frieze carpet, since one review said the beaterbar didn't function well on longer-yarn carpets. Worked like a charm, and instruction manual states to adjust to slightly lower suction if having problems with deeper pile carpeting (I didn't need to lower suction). I am loving this vacuum. The narrower-sized swivel head makes a huge difference in getting under furniture & into tighter spaces. The turbo brush works wonderfully, and covers a much larger area than the one on my old Bissell Pet Hair model--and it swivels, making a much easier job of Read More
          I researched a lot of customer reviews, all over the net, before making this purchase. The only thing I was concerned about was its ability to handle frieze carpet, since one review said the beaterbar didn't function well on longer-yarn carpets. Worked like a charm, and instruction manual states to adjust to slightly lower suction if having problems with deeper pile carpeting (I didn't need to lower suction). I am loving this vacuum. The narrower-sized swivel head makes a huge difference in getting under furniture & into tighter spaces. The turbo brush works wonderfully, and covers a much larger area than the one on my old Bissell Pet Hair model--and it swivels, making a much easier job of curved furniture surfaces. The ONLY drawback, as others have stated on other sites, is that the turbo brush can't be stored onboard the vacuum, which is a minor annoyance. The quality of the machine, relatively quiet operation, ease of use & emptying of dirtcup surpasses my expectations. The 5 year manufacturer's warranty (relatively unheard of) is a huge bonus in an era when things tend to die as soon as the warranty runs out (and this has no plastic gears, like Dyson, and has lifetime belt). I highly recommend this vacuum! Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, High Quality, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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          JimD's Answers
           
          This 4-1/2 ft. Fraser Grande Fir Artificial Christmas Tree features Feel-Real branch tips molded from real tree branches and constructed with crush-resistance for remarkable realism and longevity. Its moderate height makes this two-section evergreen perfect for displaying in compact spaces, yet it has an abundance of limbs to accommodate your favorite holiday ornaments. Setup is a breeze thanks to hinged branches that are pre-attached to the center pole, while a sturdy folding metal stand ensures the tree remains steadily upright throughout the holidays.
           

          what is the width of tree stand itself?

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          Mary
          Hanover, Pa
          September 20, 2015
          I am concerned that the stand itself will not sit on a table, 23x29, or 14x29. So am curious about the spread of the legs.
          Asked by
          JimD
          Cleveland, OH, USA
          December 6, 2015
          Answer: 
          edge-to-edge of the stand is 14"
           
          This 4-1/2 ft. Fraser Grande Fir Artificial Christmas Tree features Feel-Real branch tips molded from real tree branches and constructed with crush-resistance for remarkable realism and longevity. Its moderate height makes this two-section evergreen perfect for displaying in compact spaces, yet it has an abundance of limbs to accommodate your favorite holiday ornaments. Setup is a breeze thanks to hinged branches that are pre-attached to the center pole, while a sturdy folding metal stand ensures the tree remains steadily upright throughout the holidays.
           

          Are the feel-real tips as sturdy as other artificial tree tips?

          Asked by
          Mary
          Hanover, Pa
          September 20, 2015
          They look soft on screen, will they support ornaments as well as other artificial trees?
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          JimD
          Cleveland, OH, USA
          December 6, 2015
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          Yes, there is a concealed wire running thru the center of each "feel-real" tips cluster, so each cluster can be shaped and will support ornaments. Once you fluff it, this is an amazing little tree--I've never seen an artificial one that looks as real as this one does.