decman
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      • Review count
        273
      • Helpfulness votes
        258
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 29, 2011
      • Last Review:
        January 8, 2020
       
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          decman's Reviews
           
          from Jasper, TN
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          well made wrenches with good fit on the parts
          PostedSeptember 30, 2016
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          After getting the 15 inch version of this wrench a little while back I was really impressed with the quality of the tool. I really like the precision of the fit on these Milwaukee adjustable wrenches. So I got the other sizes as well replacing a selection of older crescent wrenches I had in my box. These are machined precisely enough that there is almost no slop when you set them. Thus the action on them during adjustment is smooth as well. They move around extremely little once set. I can't say zero but it is close enough to it for my use. And this makes the guides that every one has useful too since they are accurate enough that the size on the guide is meaningful and not just some vague Read More
          After getting the 15 inch version of this wrench a little while back I was really impressed with the quality of the tool. I really like the precision of the fit on these Milwaukee adjustable wrenches. So I got the other sizes as well replacing a selection of older crescent wrenches I had in my box. These are machined precisely enough that there is almost no slop when you set them. Thus the action on them during adjustment is smooth as well. They move around extremely little once set. I can't say zero but it is close enough to it for my use. And this makes the guides that every one has useful too since they are accurate enough that the size on the guide is meaningful and not just some vague estimate. These are definitely a step up from my trusty older ones. Those have served OK for years but these will be easier to use. The trouble with the old ones was due to the slop in the fit you were always loosening to get it off then tightening after going on the nut or bolt head. Without that slop that's less hassle and time and aggravation saved. All in all these are some pretty nice adjustable wrenches. Read Less
          Pros: good precision
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          The MILWAUKEE M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Starter Kit delivers up to 2.5X more runtime, 20% more power and 2X more recharges than standard lithium-ion batteries. The lithium-ion battery pack features superior pack construction, electronics, and performance providing users more work per charge and more work over pack life than any battery on the market. The rechargeable battery also delivers users with 5.0 amp-hours of runtime. Each battery pack is durably built for heavy-duty use, runs cooler, and performs in climates below 0°F/-18°C. This protection routes water away from the electronics and out of the battery pack, extends the users' battery run-time and life by minimizing heat, and prevents pack failures from vibration or drops. Built-in REDLINK Intelligence protects the battery from overloads, preventing users from damaging their cordless power tools in heavy-duty situations, while the discharge protection prevents cell damage. An integrated temperature management system and individual cell monitoring help to maximize battery life. Switch to Milwaukee's REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery Pack to instantly upgrade the runtime and durability of Milwaukee M18 cordless tools. In addition to the battery pack, the starter kit includes an M18 & M12 Battery Charger.
           
          from Jasper, TN
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Fast charging, nice battery features. Not cheap but the tool quality is great
          PostedSeptember 23, 2016
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          Milwaukee builds some well made tools from what I've seen lately in my purchases and this kit is no exception. Seems like a lot for a charger and one battery but the battery charges fast and the tools are very well built. I got this to pair with the 1/2" impact wrench. The batteries are noticeably more compact than my older 18V set (which is porter cable)(see picture for comparison of sizes). This would be good if you were lugging it around all day on the job, One thing I like about the batteries is the gauge built into the battery so you can do a quick check on the charge without having to put it on the charger (which is the only way to check the charge on my older 18V tools) It's nice that Read More
          Milwaukee builds some well made tools from what I've seen lately in my purchases and this kit is no exception. Seems like a lot for a charger and one battery but the battery charges fast and the tools are very well built. I got this to pair with the 1/2" impact wrench. The batteries are noticeably more compact than my older 18V set (which is porter cable)(see picture for comparison of sizes). This would be good if you were lugging it around all day on the job, One thing I like about the batteries is the gauge built into the battery so you can do a quick check on the charge without having to put it on the charger (which is the only way to check the charge on my older 18V tools) It's nice that these are made so that they will mount on the side of a Milwaukee toolbox although I was not able to use that because my toolbox has stuff too close to both sides. But it fits nicely in the top compartment along with my other charger and batteries. I'll probably pick up one of the high demand batteries later but this one will do me for a starter. Read Less
          Pros: fast charging
          Cons: expensive but quality built
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          The Channellock 12 in. Straight Jaw Tongue and Groove Pliers are constructed with high-carbon C1080 steel. The tool is fashioned with laser heat-treated teeth that clamp down perpendicularly for strong, nonslip jaw action. Undercut tongue-and-groove fabrication allows this heavy-duty tool to perform without slipping, giving users the confidence to impart maximum torque and leverage aided by the comfort and command of the ubiquitous CHANNELLOCK BLUE grips. The patented PermaLock fastener eliminates bolt and nut failure in any of the 7 adjustable jaw settings, supplying utmost strength to loosen and tighten threaded hardware up to 2-1/4 in. in addition to other fastening and crimping tasks.
           
          from Jasper, TN
          Age Range:45 to 54
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          indispensable for so many different uses - good quality on these
          PostedSeptember 18, 2016
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          When it comes to tools that hit a wide variety of uses that a wrench or regular pliers just won't cover if you have some channel locks and vice grips you've got a lot of bases covered. These channel lock brand pliers are pretty good build quality for my use. I've had a smaller pair of great neck ones for over 30 years and I've reached for them many times and they've taken a lot. Looking at the quality of these I expect the same from them while being able to cover things the smaller ones just won't do. The fit and finish is better than my older ones in terms of the precision in the fit.
          Pros: Durable, Sturdy, good quality steel, versatile
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          from Jasper, TN
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
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          nice design on this sledge - big head better for driving things like form pins
          PostedAugust 29, 2016
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          I got this hammer because I needed a replacement for my 30 year old sledge on which the handle was wearing down. When I saw the head on it with the flared out end I really liked that. This is just the opposite of the way my old sledge is made on the end as it has the typical narrowing at the end. The bigger end to me means it is a little harder for me to hit a glancing blow. You can see the comparison in one of the pictures I posted. I'm no longer in the business where I use one of these every day as I was in my youth but I still have a need regularly and the main job I got it for is for the hundred or so form pins I drive every year when I'm putting out my Light-O-Rama Christmas light Read More
          I got this hammer because I needed a replacement for my 30 year old sledge on which the handle was wearing down. When I saw the head on it with the flared out end I really liked that. This is just the opposite of the way my old sledge is made on the end as it has the typical narrowing at the end. The bigger end to me means it is a little harder for me to hit a glancing blow. You can see the comparison in one of the pictures I posted. I'm no longer in the business where I use one of these every day as I was in my youth but I still have a need regularly and the main job I got it for is for the hundred or so form pins I drive every year when I'm putting out my Light-O-Rama Christmas light display. This is just at the weight where I can choke up on it and drive a form pin with one hand. It's right at the limit for my aging frame on what I can handle with one hand. I might could have gone with a 6 for this job but I wanted the try the 8 since the 6 I have is a bit light for some jobs. I'm thinking it will ease my form pin driving experience when it comes time this year to put them out. I get a little tired toward the end of driving that many pins and of course I get less accurate as I tire so that bigger head may help then. This kind of work gets a lot harder as you get OLDer. So I'll take help in any form I can get it. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, Sturdy
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          As the dominant market leader in levels, squares and marking products, Empire Level is committed to delivering innovative solutions designed to satisfy the needs of the modern jobsite. The e75 Series True Blue Box Level offers superior performance in the key areas of functionality and durability. The box levels are constructed with an all-metal frame as well as top and bottom precision-milled edges to deliver accuracy to within 0.0005 in./inch in all working positions. For added durability, the e75 series features a reinforced locking system that secures the vial settings and guarantees long-life accuracy. The e75 box level also equipped with rubber shock-resistant endcaps that are tool-free removable to enhance scribing performance into corners. Magnetic models boast high-strength rare earth magnets for superior holding power when working with door frames, steel studs, ferrous pipe and other common metal-working applications.
           
          from Jasper, TN
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          very well built level - the 2 ft was just what I needed for jobs where space is tight
          PostedAugust 29, 2016
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          My reason for getting this was that during some recent projects I kept having a need for a level of this length and did not have one on hand. I could have sworn I used to have one but all searching was fruitless. I had a 1 ft level (useless) and a couple 4ft levels. This is a very heavy duty and solid built level. The glass is well protected with a solid block of tough clear plastic material rather than having the glass exposed as they are on some levels (like some of the ones I already had) This is a solid tool with some quality to it. The magnetic feature on one side is something I could see being handy at times though most of the time I won't need that. At the least it makes a handy way Read More
          My reason for getting this was that during some recent projects I kept having a need for a level of this length and did not have one on hand. I could have sworn I used to have one but all searching was fruitless. I had a 1 ft level (useless) and a couple 4ft levels. This is a very heavy duty and solid built level. The glass is well protected with a solid block of tough clear plastic material rather than having the glass exposed as they are on some levels (like some of the ones I already had) This is a solid tool with some quality to it. The magnetic feature on one side is something I could see being handy at times though most of the time I won't need that. At the least it makes a handy way to store it. I have a couple scaffolds in my storage building and I can just slap this on the scaffold and it is right there when I need it. The markings on it are bold and clear and the bubbles easy to see. That is good when your eyes are going like mine these days. I was not too sure about the blue at first because none of the levels I've had before used that color but it is actually pretty easy on the eyes. I'm just a do it yourself homeowner who uses tools now mostly for projects around the house and on my house but I grew up in a large family of carpenters (12 uncles, several cousins, my father, my brother and myself were all carpenters back in my youth) and I did carpenter work from age 13 to 22 (apartment complexes & houses). I see this as more the grade of level we would have typically had on the job where we used it day in and day out. The glass mounting looks a lot like the old heavy wooden ones we used way back then 35 years ago (seems like almost everything was built heavier back then) I'm sure you can buy more expensive ones but I think these would hold up to a lot of use if cared for reasonably. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Sturdy, easy to read
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          ANYWARE by Little Griddle is outdoor-indoor ceramic non-stick cookware, designed for use on stove-top, grill, oven and campfire. ANYWARE is made from durable and lightweight food-grade cast aluminum with an advanced ceramic coating and a high-temperature, PTFE-free nonstick surface. It heats quickly and evenly, and it is suitable for almost all indoor and outdoor cooking surfaces, including gas and electric stovetop, home oven, backyard grill and campfire. ANYWARE is free from PTFE and PFOA and features a tough, beautiful ceramic surface for high-temperature cooking up to 525°F (270°C). The classically styled ANYWARE 12 in. skillet is a revelation: it browns ingredients beautifully, releases food easily, and cleans up quickly. It features best-in-class materials and it is amazing to cook with. You will love using this skillet to prepare any foods that can be cooked on a conventional stovetop or on a BBQ grill or campfire, such as burgers, steaks, pancakes, fish, eggs, and any foods that require cooking liquids or pan sauces. This skillet is backed by Little Griddle's limited lifetime warranty.
           

          Does it come in other sizes ? I've been using the 12 inch one for about 6 months now and am very...

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          January 6, 2018
          Does it come in other sizes ? I've been using the 12 inch one for about 6 months now and am very happy with the way it cooks and how well it is holding up to practically daily use. I would not mind buying a couple smaller ones as well like say a 10 inch and an 8 inch.
           
          The Storehouse mailbox can easily be called a powerhouse when it comes to storing large volumes of mail. This extra-large mailbox was designed to fit the newest USPS Standard 7C regulation, and is generously sized to meet the increase of large parcel deliveries. Large boxes will no longer be left conspicuously at your door for potential damage or vandalism. The Storehouse has a wide mail delivery opening measuring 7.24 in. tall x 13.44 in. wide to easily accept multiple parcel box deliveries along with daily mail. In addition to its impressive storage capacity, this mailbox is constructed from heavy-duty gauge galvanized steel and protected with a powder-coat finish for lasting durability against rust, and impacts. The Storehouse also comes fully assembled with pre-drilled bottom mounting holes. Mounting hardware is sold separately. Color: Black.
           

          I don't really have much of a question just an amusing observation to pass along and since you ca...

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          June 1, 2017
          I don't really have much of a question just an amusing observation to pass along and since you can't modify reviews here it is.
          I put this up a week ago and it is indeed really nice - large, solid, well finished and easy to open and close. Piece of cake to mount.
          Today I had a post-it note left in the box with the days mail from the mail carrier lady. It said she loves this box !
          It was kind of funny to see and I'm glad she likes it too. Obviously she appreciates a smooth opening and closing box.
          I guess if you have to open and close them all day that would not go unnoticed. some certainly require more effort.

          To make this a question and thus kosher to put here I ask the populace...
          Has anyone else had a compliment from the mail carrier ?
          I'm just curious.
           
          Milwaukee, nothing but heavy-duty. This high-efficiency HEPA filter is excellent for fine dust suction and does not need to be changed between wet and dry applications. For use with Milwaukee vacuums (0780-20) and (0880-20). Color: Red.
           

          Will this fit the M18 compact vaccum part number 0882-20 ? (I realize it is not listed in the sp...

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          December 15, 2016
          Will this fit the M18 compact vaccum part number 0882-20 ? (I realize it is not listed in the specs here as one it will fit but that does not mean the specs are complete)
          I'm trying to locate filters for that one and cannot find them anywhere - here nor on milwaukees site.
           
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          Can it run a tile or masonry diamond wheel?

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          May 31, 2018
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          jasper, TN
          August 14, 2018
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          Yep. as long as you get one with the correct arbor. There are plenty out there that will fit it.
           
          EnviroLite wrap lights are the perfect solution for commercial lighting needs. These light fixtures are designed to save energy and lower maintenance costs. The integrated LED light engine included uses 30% less power to produce the same amount of light as fluorescent fixtures. Because it's LED, you will never hear the hum that fluorescent fixtures make. This ceiling mounted commercial wraparound provides bright white (4,000K CCT) light at 9,500 lumens. EnviroLite uses quality LED chips that last for 50,000 hours of continuous use; once installed, this light fixture will last for 34 years when in use 4 hours per day. This LED wrap comes with a 5 year manufacturer warranty, is ETL listed and can be installed in damp locations. This LED fixture from EnviroLite is perfect for general purpose lighting in garages, workshops, kitchens, utility rooms/spaces and corridors in commercial and residential environments.
           

          How to install this light?

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          April 6, 2018
          April 7, 2018
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          Not sure if this is an electrical question or a mounting question so I'll attempt to touch on both. Unlike a lot of these fixtures with integrated LED lights these have the appearance of being basicaly a retrofit of the old style fixtures. By that I mean the metal is about the same guage and has the same 2 inch knockouts in the same traditional places as the older flourescent fixtures. The casing looked Read More
          Not sure if this is an electrical question or a mounting question so I'll attempt to touch on both. Unlike a lot of these fixtures with integrated LED lights these have the appearance of being basicaly a retrofit of the old style fixtures. By that I mean the metal is about the same guage and has the same 2 inch knockouts in the same traditional places as the older flourescent fixtures. The casing looked a lot like my old lights down to the wrap around diffuser. This works out very well if you are replacing an old light because it makes them basically a drop in replacement. You have some choices on mounting. You can try to hit a truss or you can just use some mounting anchors. The ones that come with it are not great so you might want heavier ones. I happened to already have some heavier ones on hand that I used and they worked very well. I have no worries now about it falling. So I did not bother trying to hit a truss at both ends and just used the existing mounting holes in the light base rather than drill some at truss locations. To do that I just drilled a hole a bit smaller than the anchor and hammered the anchor into the drywall getting a very tight fit. I used some pan head screws and pre-started the screws at one end allowing me to slide it on those so one end was held while I worked the other end. If you try to pre-start the screws at both ends at once it can be hard to get everything to line up perfect. Doing one end then the other gives you more flexibility. (I put 2 of these up alone in a garage with 12 ft ceilings and did not struggle or strain.) After they are mounted you can always drill a hole and put a screw through into a truss for extra safety if you feel the need. I consdiered doing that but in the end opted not to because it was extremely solid with just the anchors I used. (again, I used heavy duty anchors) In terms of the wiring they wire just like any other fixture. If I recall they did come with the wago type wire nuts (push-in style) instead of the old traditional ones making connections easier. I had a 3-way switch so there were a few more wires to deal with than on simpler switch. But if I recall the wire nuts had enough positions to deal with the extra wires. The connections are color coded just like other light fixtures so the connections to be made will typically be obvious - especially if you are just replacing an old fixture. Just note how the old one was wired or better yet take a picture if in doubt and you can look back. Of course turn off the breaker before beginning work. All this stuff is covered in the instructions they come with. It's not hard. The only hard part is holding them overhead while marking where the anchors need to go. It helps to have 2 people for that job. I used a scaffold and a tool handle as a jack to hold one end while I did held the other. It can be done alone. It just requires a little more thinking ahead. You could also make a cardboard template of the base to get your anchors prepared if you do not want to hold up the light and mark the screw locations. I've had these up the better part of a year now and they are great. It was like installing a small sun in my garage. It was a little work swapping them out but worth it. Read Less
           
          Store large and bulky items on the Gladiator Rack Shelving unit. This storage unit is fast and easy to assemble at home, and does not require tools. The welded steel frame features four metal shelves that can support up to 2,000 lbs. each, and the dual slot profile allows for additional supports and shelves. Color: Hammered Granite.
           

          How many standard sized totes can be stored on this unit.

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          Gatorlil
          March 22, 2018
          How many standard sized totes can be stored on this unit.
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          decman
          Jasper, TN
          March 23, 2018
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          Of course it will depend on how your have your shelves spaced and what you mean by standard. I'm attaching some pictures that should give a good idea how many they will hold. I have my shelves spaced so that the openings are 21", 21" and 15" high. The containers I use are 19", 13" and 6.75" high and all about 2 ft deep. On the top shelf the room depends on your ceiling height. I have 10 ft ceilings in my Read More
          Of course it will depend on how your have your shelves spaced and what you mean by standard. I'm attaching some pictures that should give a good idea how many they will hold. I have my shelves spaced so that the openings are 21", 21" and 15" high. The containers I use are 19", 13" and 6.75" high and all about 2 ft deep. On the top shelf the room depends on your ceiling height. I have 10 ft ceilings in my strorage building so I have 49" of room on the top shelf. Read Less
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          Organization with style has never been so easy. This over-the-door hook rail has 4-hooks for hanging light coats, purses, towels, scarves and more. This item fits over larger doors and dorm doors up to 2-1/16 in. and helps keep everything up and away. Color: Satin Nickel.
           

          how wide is the part of the hook that goes over door?

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          beatnick
          August 6, 2017
          how wide is the part of the hook that goes over door?
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          decman
          jasper, TN
          March 23, 2018
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          exactly 1.5 inches.
           
          The Skil Miter Saw Stand supports up to 400 lbs. to easily handle heavy work pieces. It's compact, easy to assemble and fits most miter saws. Fits most sliding miter saws up to 10 in. and compound miter saws up to 12 in.
           

          Is there a replacement stand for the Skil Miter Saws since this one is discontinued?

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          Doug
          March 2, 2018
          Is there a replacement stand for the Skil Miter Saws since this one is discontinued?
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          decman
          Jasper, TN
          March 2, 2018
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          the way the saw bolts on these is relatively standard. I'd think the saw would mount on any number f similar stands.
           
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