Paul
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      • Review count
        335
      • Helpfulness votes
        541
      • Average rating
        4.9
        4.9 out of 5
      • First Review:
        May 7, 2011
      • Last Review:
        January 4, 2020
       
      • Question count
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          Paul's Reviews
           
          GearWrench 84-tooth ratchet, which provides even better access and greater strength than the standard 60-tooth ratchet. It features a fine tooth gear which reduces the return swing arc from 6° to just 4.3° for better access and also tests to 200% (plus/minus 10%) of the ANSI specification for strength. The 84-tooth ratchet has a low profile head (21% thinner than the competition) and provides easy access in tightly confined areas. It has ergonomically designed handles and a high-visibility bright chrome finish that is easy to clean.
           
          from Maine
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          Good ratchets. Set of 3 covers most home and auto work. Fine tooth for short swings. Flexes for c...
          PostedJanuary 4, 2020
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          Good ratchets. Set of 3 covers most home and auto work. Fine tooth for short swings. Flexes for clearance. Plenty long. • Great GearWrench quality. Finely finished, well proportioned. Slim head fits in tighter spaces. Direction switch works smoothly and is well labeled. 84-tooth ratchet lets you work-down when swing is very limited. • The super feature is the "Flex". The handle bends to any position, and then locks. Good for taking a full swing around an obstruction. Also neat for "spinning" a nut: bring the handle up about a right angle for screwdriver action.
          Pros: Easy to Use
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          This forged ice chisel is great for scraping ice, concrete or anything else from hard surfaces. It can also be used for removing roofing, siding and flooring or to chop and remove roots or other garden debris. Even the most stubborn materials don't stand a chance against the strength of this industrial grade tool.
           
          from Maine
          Age Range:65 or over
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          ICE! Maine gets a lot of frozen slush. This heavy-head forged ice chisel should hold-up better th...
          PostedDecember 30, 2019
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          ICE! Maine gets a lot of frozen slush. This heavy-head forged ice chisel should hold-up better than the sheetmetal scraper I have been using. Head is about a quarter inch thick, lots of meat for steady pounding. Full socket for handle. 4-foot handle is excellent hardwood and should last a lifetime (and is easily replaced if broken). While touted for ice, it could also work great on floor tiles, roofing, or to grub roots and break-up our glacial clay for planting.
          Pros: Multi Use, Strong
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          HDX Heavy Duty premium sealing tape is uniquely formulated to adhere well to boxes with high recycled content. HDX Heavy Duty tape is formulated to hold strong to boxes across a broad temperature range. This tape is a great choice for moving, shipping and long term storage applications. Easily refill dispensers and tape guns with this single roll.
           
          from Maine
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          Great tape! Won't change your life, but will stick many of life's little problems. Good price. It...
          PostedDecember 23, 2019
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          Great tape! Won't change your life, but will stick many of life's little problems. Good price. It works perfectly in the standard packaging tape dispenser. We use lots of packing tape. Ship to stuff out. Seal storage boxes. Bundle cardboard for recycling. Yes, holes in screens. Once I sealed a stone-cracked window until I could get a replacement pane. We used to seal the crack between counter and stove with packing tape.
          Pros: High Quality
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          This indoor/outdoor durable machine made rubber doormat will help protect your floor, with its stain-resistant and water-resistant features as well as non-slip backing. It will provide long lasting floor protection and can be used in many locations. Comes in 18 in. x 30 in. Color: Charcoal.
           
          from Maine
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          Great scraper mat with non-slip backing. Looks good! Not heavy, ideal for throw-down and pick-up ...
          PostedDecember 21, 2019
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          Great scraper mat with non-slip backing. Looks good! Not heavy, ideal for throw-down and pick-up when needed. Feels like tough material. Will be great to throw in the front hall for muddy days, at the cellar door when workers are traipsing in and out, or in front of the washing machine to catch dropped washing. Also good for lifting snowy or muddy boots off of finished floors for drying.
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install
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          Simple and modern, the Rectangular Railing Planter is the perfect addition to any balcony, railing or deck patio. Featuring a slate finish and a clean, contemporary rectangular, tapered design, the Window Box Hanging Planter is versatile as it can be hung on railings of various sizes. Molded from a patented plastic composite, all planters are extremely durable and designed to survive all seasons. The Rectangular Railing Planter is flexible, impact resistant, sturdy yet lightweight and specifically treated with UV inhibitors to minimize fading. In addition, all Rectangular Railing Planters come with adjustable brackets to ensure that they will fit all wall spaces and railings. With this product, you can rest assured that you are receiving the perfect balance of design, durability and convenience. Color: Black.
           
          from Maine
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          Wow, this is big and sturdy! You could wash a Corgi in it! Holds more plant pots than I have this...
          PostedDecember 21, 2019
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          Wow, this is big and sturdy! You could wash a Corgi in it! Holds more plant pots than I have this time of year.
          We make-do with yard-sale planters but they don't last. I decided to try this one. This one will last a long time. Thick tough plastic. Has a lot of heft. And the brackets are well thought-out, sturdy, fully adjustable to almost any rail or fence.
          Pros: Durable, Great Quality, Strong
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          Paul's Questions
           
          The ProLED HID Retrofit Series lamps are an easy to install LED solution for post top and high bay fixtures. ProLED HID Retrofit lamps offer an energy-efficient alternative to traditional High Pressure Sodium and Metal Halide lamps. ProLED HID Retrofit lamps can be used in enclosed luminaires. The series is available with 4000K and 5000K color temperature.
           

          Product Overview says "equivalent to a 100W ...incandescent...". However 3645 Lumens is far more ...

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          Paul
          April 20, 2018
          Product Overview says "equivalent to a 100W ...incandescent...". However 3645 Lumens is far more than any 100 Watt Incandescent bulb puts out. This is more like a 200 Watt Incandescent, a reference most buyers will understand. The "100W equivalent" means "100 Watt HID", high intensity discharge (Sodium), a more efficient type used for lighting streets and parking lots.

          Also: the Product Overview and the Product Brochure say 3645 Lumens but the box of the sample I received says 3510 Lumens. The difference is imperceptible but might be nice to have the same numbers everywhere?
           
          Get a great cut and healthy lawn for an excellent value with the 21 in. Recycler High-Wheel Push Gas Lawn Mower. This design is great for homeowners seeking a lawn mower with a high-quality, user-friendly design and excellent mulching capability. No oil changes for the life of the engine. Just check and add oil as needed.
           

          Product Overview says "6.75 HP at 2600 RPM SAE J1940 Gross". Actual HP numbers are no longer offe...

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          Paul
          January 26, 2018
          Product Overview says "6.75 HP at 2600 RPM SAE J1940 Gross". Actual HP numbers are no longer offered by most lawn-product makers, and six horses is unlikely for a 9.9CID engine. Surely it should say "Engine Torque 6.75 ft. lb. gross torque" (as it does in the Specifications)?
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          The 13 Amp 5 in. Small Angle Grinder (Trigger Grip, No-Lock) delivers up to 30% more durability and power than the competition. With a 2,100 MWO motor that powers through the toughest jobs, the 6124-31 is the perfect match for industrial users. Milwaukee's Electronic Advantage includes Overload Protection to maximize motor life, an Electronic Clutch that extends tool life and helps prevent bind-up, Line Lock-Out that prevents automatic start-up after power loss, and Soft Start. Constant Power Technology enables the grinder to maintain speed under load for unmatched performance and productivity. Featuring a 100% tool-free design, this Grinder allows the user to change all accessories, including hub bed product, without a wrench. In addition, the tool-free, burst resistant, adjustable guard allows users to make quick guard installations and adjustments. Size: 18.25 In..
           

          Under Overview: "Toll-free accessory", "Toll-free adjustable" -- 'Toll'? Does this maybe mean 'to...

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          Paul
          August 11, 2017
          Under Overview: "Toll-free accessory", "Toll-free adjustable" -- 'Toll'? Does this maybe mean 'tool-free'?
           
          TCP's LA927KND12 is a 12-pack of energy efficient LED light bulbs. These bulbs are equivalent to 60-Watt incandescent light bulbs but use only 9-Watt. These can be used anywhere a standard incandescent bulb is used.
           

          Headline says 12-pack but Overview says 6-pack. Could someone check and correct this?

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          Paul
          January 18, 2017
          Headline says 12-pack but Overview says 6-pack. Could someone check and correct this?
           
          Submersible well pump installs in water wells with a minimum of 4 in. internal diameter casing. The motor is 2-Wire design. The pump includes a built in check valve.
           

          Clay housing?

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          Paul
          Maine, USA
          March 9, 2016
          H-D's spec chart says "Housing Material : Clay".

          Clay seems an odd choice for a water-well pump.

          Can you clarify? (Or correct?)
           
          Paul's Answers
           
          General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. The USB Digital Sound Data Logger is ideal for monitoring environmental and industrial noise as well as for measuring decibel levels during acoustical design, sound system setups and OSHA compliance testing. After the data has been recorded, it can easily be converted into a viewable format for analysis.
           

          Can I measure the noise coming from the roof air conditioning to my apartament ??

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          Av
          August 9, 2016
          November 22, 2019
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          This works great for loud sounds. It is marginal on soft sounds in a house, even a "noisy A/C". Also you probably do not want a "logger". General Tools offers hand-meters which is what I would use to measure racket in the home.
           
          The Ax with Carbide Teeth, engineered to deliver long life in the toughest applications while being the fastest carbide-tipped reciprocating saw blades on the market. These new blades will deliver 30x longer life over standard bi-metal blades and 2x faster cutting than other carbide blades. The Ax with Carbide Teeth features optimized carbide tipping technology that delivers extreme life. A fast, aggressive 5 TPI blade design allows for the fastest cutting in nail-embedded wood and a wide range of residential material. In addition, The Ax with Carbide Teeth will feature Milwaukee patented features Nail Guard(tm) and Fang Tip(tm). Nail Guard allows the user to Rip Nails Not Teeth, delivering extreme durability. The Fang Tip(tm) provides the fastest plunging on any wood cutting blade on the market. The Ax with Carbide Teeth is optimized for cordless reciprocating Saws delivering over 25% more cuts per charge.
           

          What Milwaukee Reciprocating saw blade is best for cutting up moose meat with the bone in it

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          Moose
          February 8, 2018
          What Milwaukee Reciprocating saw blade is best for cutting up moose meat with the bone in it
          February 18, 2018
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          A 5TPI wood-set blade without guide-frame may be too aggressive for moose bones-- the saw may grab or break and injure you. It is hard for a company to get moose to test on; I don't know of any carpenter-saw blades tested and sold-for moose.
          A moose is just a huge cow. Cow-cutting is BIG business. Look for meat-cutter tools. The standard way to cut-up cows is a Butcher's Saw. Looks like a giant Read More
          A 5TPI wood-set blade without guide-frame may be too aggressive for moose bones-- the saw may grab or break and injure you. It is hard for a company to get moose to test on; I don't know of any carpenter-saw blades tested and sold-for moose.
          A moose is just a huge cow. Cow-cutting is BIG business. Look for meat-cutter tools. The standard way to cut-up cows is a Butcher's Saw. Looks like a giant hack-saw. KASCO, Weston, and others make them up to 30 inches, which will cut-up any moose here in Maine, $25-$60. Jarvis, Kentmaster, and others also make power meat-saws for meat-factory production, at heavy-duty prices. The blades have much more guidance than a Sawzall because a cow or moose is bigger than carpenter lumber. Read Less
           
          The DEWALT DXAEPI1000 Professional 1,000 Watt power inverter delivers enough heavy duty power to power all your tools and electronics on the job site or on the go. It's one of the most versatile inverters on the market today, plugging directly into your vehicle battery to deliver full power to multiple devices through (3) USB ports and (2) 120 Volt AC outlets. The DEWALT DXAEPI1000 car inverter can also be plugged into your car's 12 Volt DC outlet (cigarette lighter) to deliver 120 Watts of continuous, go-anywhere power. With the LCD screen you can keep a close eye on your battery's real-time status, including power consumption, battery levels and any fault issues. Battery connectors and mounting hardware included in package.
           

          Mine keeps beeping 3 times and shows 0W. I hooked it up to two fully charged car batteries and still shows 0w.

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          Joshswenson
          November 20, 2017
          How can I fix this?
          December 15, 2017
          Answer: 
          The "0W" means there is no load connected. Mine shows "62W" with a nominal 65W incandescent lamp.
          The beeping-- it seems this inverter is intended to run from a vehicle with engine running. Mine also will beep constantly if the engine is not running.
           
          The Milwaukee 5339-21 SDS MAX Demolition Hammer is ideal for breaking concrete and asphalt as well as driving ground rods, scraping floors, bushing, digging and tamping. The Milwaukee 5339-21 hammer features a powerful 14 Amp motor that delivers up to 19.9 ft.-lb. of torque and up to 1,950 BPM to power through tough applications, while the vibration absorption and reduction system and in-line design with 3 side-handle positions help minimize user fatigue. Size: 13.58 In..
           

          Is this 1 1/2" chuck or 2"? It says 2" on the lead page & 1 1/2" on the overview page. Can some...

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          ToolJunkie
          September 16, 2017
          Is this 1 1/2" chuck or 2"? It says 2" on the lead page & 1 1/2" on the overview page. Can some one clarify?
          October 15, 2017
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          OK, the '2"' number is not useful for this product. It appears to be the "maximum hole size" that this product is good for in direct drilling (which it does not do). When I worked it with a 1" bull-point sharp-nose, it cut very well, but I could see how a 2" point might be its practical limit. This of course depends on how tough your rock is, and also the chisel shape. I am sure it will drive a 4" broad Read More
          OK, the '2"' number is not useful for this product. It appears to be the "maximum hole size" that this product is good for in direct drilling (which it does not do). When I worked it with a 1" bull-point sharp-nose, it cut very well, but I could see how a 2" point might be its practical limit. This of course depends on how tough your rock is, and also the chisel shape. I am sure it will drive a 4" broad narrow cutting edge as for pavement trimming.
          The shank measures some over 0.7", so is probably 18mm. (SDS is a German design so would be metric.) Nevermind that, you want "SDS Max" shank. (Not "SDS" which is a smaller size.) The working end should be less than 2" round or maybe 4" wide flat-bit. Try this link: http://www.homedepot.com/s/sd%20max%20chisel Read Less
           
          The Milwaukee 5339-21 SDS MAX Demolition Hammer is ideal for breaking concrete and asphalt as well as driving ground rods, scraping floors, bushing, digging and tamping. The Milwaukee 5339-21 hammer features a powerful 14 Amp motor that delivers up to 19.9 ft.-lb. of torque and up to 1,950 BPM to power through tough applications, while the vibration absorption and reduction system and in-line design with 3 side-handle positions help minimize user fatigue. Size: 13.58 In..
           

          I haven't seen anything mentioned about RPMs. Does this unit drill?

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          ToolJunkie
          September 16, 2017
          I haven't seen anything mentioned about RPMs. Does this unit drill?
          October 15, 2017
          Answer: 
          The 5339-21 does not rotate, does not drill. Milwaukee offers other models with that feature.
           
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