MarylandDave
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      • Review count
        69
      • Helpfulness votes
        68
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 17, 2011
      • Last Review:
        July 9, 2019
       
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          The DEWALT DCF620D2 Screw Gun gives users the convenience of cordless and the speed of corded, it's 4,400 RPM speed provides corded performance without the cord. This screw gun is designed with a DEWALT built brushless motor that delivers maximum runtime. The DCF620D2 features a lightweight (3.3 lb.) compact (8.75 in. front-to-back) design.
           
          Bought this to help with a deck project. The screw gun worked great. The battery lasted longer ...
          PostedJuly 9, 2019
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          Bought this to help with a deck project. The screw gun worked great. The battery lasted longer than me in the summer heat (and it comes with two batteries). It is well balanced and not that heavy.
          My one complaint about this drill (and yes, I see it in the title) is that it really is intended for drywall and not multi-use. I didn't deduct any points as they tell you that, but it is hard to know what they mean.
          You can purchase a collated attachment (DEWALT 20V MAX XR Drywall Screw Gun Collated Magazine Accessory) which will feed in CS collated screws. The big problem is that accessory only comes with a phillips bit, and its a weird size, so you can replace it with a star Read More
          Bought this to help with a deck project. The screw gun worked great. The battery lasted longer than me in the summer heat (and it comes with two batteries). It is well balanced and not that heavy.
          My one complaint about this drill (and yes, I see it in the title) is that it really is intended for drywall and not multi-use. I didn't deduct any points as they tell you that, but it is hard to know what they mean.
          You can purchase a collated attachment (DEWALT 20V MAX XR Drywall Screw Gun Collated Magazine Accessory) which will feed in CS collated screws. The big problem is that accessory only comes with a phillips bit, and its a weird size, so you can replace it with a star drive or square drive for deck work or other wood work. Read Less
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          The revolutionary RinseKit PLUS is the only portable shower to have the pressure of a garden hose without pumping or batteries. Holds 2 Gal. of hot or cold water, sprays up to 6-minutes and is full of features like a removeable lid for standing and internal storage space. RinseKit pro is lightweight and long-lasting.
           
          from Maryland
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          Nice portable water tank with hose sprayer. Lasted 2 minutes in my test, not 5 minutes, but that...
          PostedJuly 9, 2019
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          Nice portable water tank with hose sprayer. Lasted 2 minutes in my test, not 5 minutes, but that should be good enough for many things. I'm guessing the duration depends on which spray pattern you use (I picked "shower") and whether you are lucky to have 75 psi water pressure or stuck with 50 psi like many of us.
          The RinseKit Plus comes with a plastic storage bin that looks much like a cooler. You fill it from your garden hose, and it stores the pressure (I'm guessing in some sort of flexible bladder). It comes with both male and female Gardena-style hose fittings, which mated to my (real) Gardena hose couplers perfectly. They can be unscrewed leaving a normal hose thread if that's what Read More
          Nice portable water tank with hose sprayer. Lasted 2 minutes in my test, not 5 minutes, but that should be good enough for many things. I'm guessing the duration depends on which spray pattern you use (I picked "shower") and whether you are lucky to have 75 psi water pressure or stuck with 50 psi like many of us.
          The RinseKit Plus comes with a plastic storage bin that looks much like a cooler. You fill it from your garden hose, and it stores the pressure (I'm guessing in some sort of flexible bladder). It comes with both male and female Gardena-style hose fittings, which mated to my (real) Gardena hose couplers perfectly. They can be unscrewed leaving a normal hose thread if that's what you want.
          It even has extra washers in case you loose one. They were both stuck in one of the fittings, so had to investigate why it wouldn't tighten correctly - so look out for the spare washer!
          You fill it by connecting it to a pressurized source of water - your normal hose spigot (it says pressure is 50 to 75 psi which covers most residential plumbing) or garden hose or it has an adapter that should fit some faucets, which they say you can use to fill it with warm water.
          The instructions on top of the device say the temperature limits are 32 F (Freezing, go figure) to 110 F (warm water, not full hot water).
          Soccer and softball are over for now, but I could see taking this to games to cool off the kids on a hot day, or even to help clean them up before getting into the car on a muddy day.
          It has a ruler built into the lid which I guess is intended to measure fish - its a good way to have some useful running water on a boat. Won't last forever, but 2 minutes is long enough to rinse a fish while cleaning it or clean your hands. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
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          The 4-Pack Honeywell 4' LED Linkable 5000 Lumen Multi-Mode Shop Lights are perfect for workspaces that require high-quality lighting. These fixtures can be mounted using the included hanging hardware and the lightweight construction allows for quick and easy installation. The lights can be used by themselves or you can link up to 10 units together using one circuit no additional wiring or cables required. These lights start instantly and stay bright for their lifetime. Running on 144 LED lights each, these fixtures provide the energy-saving benefits of LED reducing your overall energy usage and are backed by a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.
           
          from Maryland
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Pretty basic shop light style fixture made with two rows of tiny LED's. Comes with the light, fo...
          PostedJuly 8, 2019
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          Pretty basic shop light style fixture made with two rows of tiny LED's.
          Comes with the light, four 1-foot sections of light chain, two light eye-hooks, and some light s-hooks for hanging.
          They can be daisy chained (one light to the next) but labels warn that it should be on a 15 amp max circuit and to only connect other lights to the plug (I guess they mean not to try and plug your table saw into the lamp fixture...).
          The light comes with a 3-prong (grounded) plug, so don't plan to use one of those bulb to ungrounded plug adapters...
          There is no diffuser over the string of LED's, so you can see them individually when its on (I showed a picture). Not a problem for me, some might Read More
          Pretty basic shop light style fixture made with two rows of tiny LED's.
          Comes with the light, four 1-foot sections of light chain, two light eye-hooks, and some light s-hooks for hanging.
          They can be daisy chained (one light to the next) but labels warn that it should be on a 15 amp max circuit and to only connect other lights to the plug (I guess they mean not to try and plug your table saw into the lamp fixture...).
          The light comes with a 3-prong (grounded) plug, so don't plan to use one of those bulb to ungrounded plug adapters...
          There is no diffuser over the string of LED's, so you can see them individually when its on (I showed a picture). Not a problem for me, some might think its cool, some might care, don't know...
          Has a pull chain switch (only about 4 inches long) that lets you switch from high-med-low-off
          The main label says:
          Model SH450503Q211
          Intertek 50005427
          ETL Listed
          Conforms to UL STD 153
          Certified to CSA C22.2 No. 250.4
          Made in China
          This product is manufactured for IDC
          International Development Company
          877-723-0723
          Honeywell Trademark used under license
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          Pros: Very Bright
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          Save money and time by creating your own healthy snacks quickly and easily at home with the Elite platinum 6 stainless steel tray snack maker food Dehydrator. It's sleek, contemporary design features 480-Watts of drying power, and generates maximum speed and quality for Dehydrating fruits, vegetables, and jerky. It's never been so easy to whip up a batch of banana, apple or kale chips or dry your favorite vegetables, herbs and even flowers. features a swing-out door with clear viewing window to watch drying progress and a digital control panel with adjustable timer and temperature buttons. Includes dishwasher safe parts: 6 removable stainless-steel Dehydrating trays, fruit roll sheet and a drip tray.
           
          from Maryland
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Nice simple electric dehydrator. One drawback is that the metal mesh racks are not dishwasher s...
          PostedJuly 8, 2019
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          Nice simple electric dehydrator. One drawback is that the metal mesh racks are not dishwasher safe.
          Controls are very easy to use and simple. Just set the time and temperature on the front panel.
          The front window is big and gives a good view of the food as it dehydrates.
          I went a bit crazy and started a bunch of fruit when I first got it - apples, bananas, mango, raspberries blueberries, peach. These all need different times, so I was checking on it and removing different things as they were ready over about 36 hours. The timer doesn't actually go to 36 hours, so I had to reset it a couple of times.
          The kids liked the apples and bananas the best, which was great - very easy and Read More
          Nice simple electric dehydrator. One drawback is that the metal mesh racks are not dishwasher safe.
          Controls are very easy to use and simple. Just set the time and temperature on the front panel.
          The front window is big and gives a good view of the food as it dehydrates.
          I went a bit crazy and started a bunch of fruit when I first got it - apples, bananas, mango, raspberries blueberries, peach. These all need different times, so I was checking on it and removing different things as they were ready over about 36 hours. The timer doesn't actually go to 36 hours, so I had to reset it a couple of times.
          The kids liked the apples and bananas the best, which was great - very easy and cheap!
          The raspberries concentrated the sourness, and ended up a bit tough, so we probably won't repeat that.
          Some of the food wanted to stick to the racks, but they would pop off once it was dry. Not a deal breaker, but wish it was better about that.
          It comes with six wire mesh shelves and one plastic tray with tiny holes (which I used for blueberries).
          Haven't had a chance to make beef jerky yet, but that was my primary interest in this machine - should by yummy and happy to make some jerky without weird flavor or added "stuff". Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use
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          The Elite Gourmet 4 Qt. Old Fashioned Electric Ice Cream Maker churns out delicious homemade ice cream in less than 40 minutes. It features a 4 Qt.heavy duty aluminum canister and a powerful 90 RPM motor, so making ice cream is fast, convenient and fun for the whole family! Its great for entertaining at family parties, BBQs and picnics using all of your favorite ice cream, sorbet, gelato and even frozen yogurt recipes. The motor turns a six-fin paddle that whips air into the ingredients producing a smooth, rich soft serve ice cream. The paddle quickly crushes cookies, fruit, chocolate chips or a variety of other yummy toppings and thoroughly integrates them into the mixture. The old-fashioned pine wood bucket holds ice and rock salt, keeping the canister at the optimal 10°F temperature. All parts conveniently remove for easy cleaning.
           
          from Maryland
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
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          Received free product:Yes
          Easily a top-ten kitchen gadget. Made me wonder why I bought all those other gadgets first! Its a...
          PostedJuly 8, 2019
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          Easily a top-ten kitchen gadget. Made me wonder why I bought all those other gadgets first! Its a very simple mechanism - the motor spins the aluminum container while the mixing blade stands still.
          We started by making vanilla ice cream first - thought we would start easy and work up the learning curve. Boy, was it easy! The kids who wouldn't touch vanilla ice cream all loved it. My wife was pushing it on everyone who visited - it was quite the treat. I used half vanilla extract (very thin, usually alcohol based) and half vanilla paste (more like ground up vanilla beans) and otherwise followed the example recipe.
          It was a little soft (but very delicious) coming out of the machine, Read More
          Easily a top-ten kitchen gadget. Made me wonder why I bought all those other gadgets first! Its a very simple mechanism - the motor spins the aluminum container while the mixing blade stands still.
          We started by making vanilla ice cream first - thought we would start easy and work up the learning curve. Boy, was it easy! The kids who wouldn't touch vanilla ice cream all loved it. My wife was pushing it on everyone who visited - it was quite the treat. I used half vanilla extract (very thin, usually alcohol based) and half vanilla paste (more like ground up vanilla beans) and otherwise followed the example recipe.
          It was a little soft (but very delicious) coming out of the machine, but was perfect after being overnight in the freezer - force yourself to wait. I know it will be hard. trust me!
          Second we made strawberry - even doubled the suggested amount of strawberries. It was quite good but not earth shattering. Will have to try and play with that - I suspect I should have cooked the strawberries a tiny bit with some of the sugar to help extract the flavor.
          And my favorite - made chocolate ice cream following a recipe from the internet that had you slight cook the egg yolks (don't boil them!!) in the milk and cocoa to make a syrup. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to a 6 cups recipe (2 cups regular milk and 4 cups heavy cream) and it was REALLY cinannmon-y. Awesome.
          Throw away the apple peeler and make room for an ice cream machine. It makes ice cream that is better than store bought on the first try! That is hardly ever possible with kitchen gadgets.
          None of it is dishwasher safe, but since it is not "cooking" in the container, it is pretty easy to wash. You need ice and salt for the outer container, and the ingredients for your ice cream. Comes with a booklet with some example recipes, and there are lots more on the internet.
          The salt doesn't get mixed into the food, so don't be too crazy about it. I used some 99.6% pure water softener salt (from Home Depot of course) that was like 6 bucks for 40 pounds. That will make a bunch of ice cream! The instructions aren't very clear, but I followed good cooking practice and put a little salt in the bucket, a little ice, some more salt, some more ice, etc. until it was full (I think it said use 2 cups of salt per batch).
          Final tip - If you put the plastic lid on while you are filling the salt and ice, you have less chance of getting salty (yuck!) ice cream Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
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          The DEWALT DCF620D2 Screw Gun gives users the convenience of cordless and the speed of corded, it's 4,400 RPM speed provides corded performance without the cord. This screw gun is designed with a DEWALT built brushless motor that delivers maximum runtime. The DCF620D2 features a lightweight (3.3 lb.) compact (8.75 in. front-to-back) design.
           

          belt clip come with it

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          Jesse
          February 8, 2019
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          MarylandDave
          July 9, 2019
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          Yes, I just bought one and it came with the belt clip - it was in a separate plastic bag inside the box and you have to screw it on yourself.
           
          Use Senco #8 x 2 in. Coarse Galvanized Square Decking-to-Wood Screws (1,000-Pack) to create secure wood-to-wood connections. Each of these screws features a Weathered galvanized finish and a type 17 point that cuts through wood.
           

          The product specs on HD website state this is not ACQ rated, how long will these last in treated ...

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          Forrest
          June 11, 2018
          The product specs on HD website state this is not ACQ rated, how long will these last in treated lumber?
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          MarylandDave
          July 9, 2019
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          The bad news is that everyone seems to be getting an 800-pack of Grip Rite screws instead of the 1000-pack of Senco.
          The good news is that the package says they have the "Prime Guard Plus" coating, which they say is rated for treated lumber - it says this "PrimeGuard Plus fasteners feature a proprietary coating with a lifetime guarantee against rust, including when used with treated lumber."
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          Use Senco #8 x 2 in. Coarse Galvanized Square Decking-to-Wood Screws (1,000-Pack) to create secure wood-to-wood connections. Each of these screws features a Weathered galvanized finish and a type 17 point that cuts through wood.
           

          will this work with the dewalt screw gun attachment?

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          Paul
          May 10, 2018
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          MarylandDave
          July 9, 2019
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          Which Dewalt? First, pay attention that these are square drive (#2 Robertson / Square drive).
          The Dewalt DCF6201 Collated magazine accessory that fits on the DCF620B screw gun comes ONLY with a Phillips bit - and its a weird undersized phillips bit that you will not be able to find a substitute for.
          If you use the DCF620B without the collated magazine accessory, and a square drive bit, it will Read More
          Which Dewalt? First, pay attention that these are square drive (#2 Robertson / Square drive).
          The Dewalt DCF6201 Collated magazine accessory that fits on the DCF620B screw gun comes ONLY with a Phillips bit - and its a weird undersized phillips bit that you will not be able to find a substitute for.
          If you use the DCF620B without the collated magazine accessory, and a square drive bit, it will drive them fine, but you will be placing each screw by hand - go get the uncollated ones for that! Read Less
           
          Use Senco #8 x 2 in. Coarse Galvanized Square Decking-to-Wood Screws (1,000-Pack) to create secure wood-to-wood connections. Each of these screws features a Weathered galvanized finish and a type 17 point that cuts through wood.
           

          Is this screw made of steel?

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          Manolo
          May 26, 2019
          Is this screw made of steel?
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          MarylandDave
          July 9, 2019
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          Yes, of course. It has a green coating to make it weather proof and it is rated for exterior use.
          The package says it is compatible with treated lumber.
           
          Save money and time by creating your own healthy snacks quickly and easily at home with the Elite platinum 6 stainless steel tray snack maker food Dehydrator. It's sleek, contemporary design features 480-Watts of drying power, and generates maximum speed and quality for Dehydrating fruits, vegetables, and jerky. It's never been so easy to whip up a batch of banana, apple or kale chips or dry your favorite vegetables, herbs and even flowers. features a swing-out door with clear viewing window to watch drying progress and a digital control panel with adjustable timer and temperature buttons. Includes dishwasher safe parts: 6 removable stainless-steel Dehydrating trays, fruit roll sheet and a drip tray.
           

          what is the exterior made out of?

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          joy
          February 16, 2019
          what is the exterior made out of?
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          MarylandDave
          Maryland
          July 8, 2019
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          The back is steel (which you usually wouldn't see). The back is not finished, like many appliances.
          The top and sides are black plastic.
           
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