decman
  • Review count
    236
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  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    October 29, 2011
  • Last Review:
    August 10, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        236
      • Helpfulness votes
        230
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 29, 2011
      • Last Review:
        August 10, 2019
       
      • Question count
        3
         
        • Answer count
          65
           
           
           
           
          decman's Reviews
           
          In the soldering industry, the name Weller carries a lot of weight. Carl Weller patented the first hand-soldering tool to heat and cool rapidly in 1941. Over the years, manufacturers of many types of products from televisions to washing machines came to rely on Weller for its quality and reliability.
           
          from jasper, TN
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          I’ve got a few electric soldering irons and I’ve been using them a long time. But I’d looked at ...
          PostedAugust 10, 2019
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          I’ve got a few electric soldering irons and I’ve been using them a long time. But I’d looked at a few of the butane ones recently and was considering giving one a try. When I saw this Weller one I figured I could not go wrong with a Weller since I’m familiar with the quality of their products. And this was no exception. I bought some fuel and loaded it up. It’s very easy to fuel and the window on the side makes it easy to see when it is full. I really like the quickness with which it gets hot. You just don’t get tht kind of instantaneous with an electric. And I can see there being occasions it will be nice being able to solder without having to pull power to where I am doing it. I love it. I Read More
          I’ve got a few electric soldering irons and I’ve been using them a long time. But I’d looked at a few of the butane ones recently and was considering giving one a try. When I saw this Weller one I figured I could not go wrong with a Weller since I’m familiar with the quality of their products. And this was no exception. I bought some fuel and loaded it up. It’s very easy to fuel and the window on the side makes it easy to see when it is full. I really like the quickness with which it gets hot. You just don’t get tht kind of instantaneous with an electric. And I can see there being occasions it will be nice being able to solder without having to pull power to where I am doing it. I love it. I don’t know why I took so many years to give one a try. My only regret is not doing so sooner. I can think of a few jobs it would have made easier. So if like me you have not tried one I would give it a go. Read Less
          Pros: heats up instantly, easy to fill and use
          Cons: tips are stiff to ge ton and off at first
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          A great bundle that offers our one and only original Speed Square and the Big 12 Square. Both are constructed of heavy gauge aluminum and made to last. These are essential items for any carpenters toolbox.
           
          from jasper, TN
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          I’ve been using these squares for about 40 years now. And I have to say I think these are still ...
          PostedAugust 10, 2019
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          I’ve been using these squares for about 40 years now. And I have to say I think these are still about as good as any out there. You can get some others that have good features like being lighter and maybe made out of something that does not get as hot in the sun. But if you want a solid square that is really easy to read these are still the best. I used to have great vision but these days my eyes are not the best. I found these to be the easiest to read by far. I really like the etched numbers that are very bold with the black markings. Sure with age they wear a bit but you’ll be able to read this thing easy for a long time. And if you have never read it the little book that comes with these Read More
          I’ve been using these squares for about 40 years now. And I have to say I think these are still about as good as any out there. You can get some others that have good features like being lighter and maybe made out of something that does not get as hot in the sun. But if you want a solid square that is really easy to read these are still the best. I used to have great vision but these days my eyes are not the best. I found these to be the easiest to read by far. I really like the etched numbers that are very bold with the black markings. Sure with age they wear a bit but you’ll be able to read this thing easy for a long time. And if you have never read it the little book that comes with these is worth a quick read. The only drawback to these is they do get hot when left sitting on a slab in the sun. But that is not exactly a killer drawback. Read Less
          Pros: very nice easy to read markings, good precision - well made
          Cons: gets hot if left sitting on a slab in the summer
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          The Milwaukee 7 in. Magnetic Rafter Square has a stronger frame and is the most versatile rafter square. The rafter layout square features 3 rare earth magnets providing users with a secure hold on ferrous materials. Scribe notches from 1 in. to 6 in. enable users to easily and accurately rip lumber. A 1 in. cutout in the rafter square provides users with a way to prop pipe to cut it more easily on the job site. A reinforced frame provides users with more durability on the job site while high visibility laser etched markings make the square easier to read.
           
          from jasper, TN
          Age Range:55 to 64
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          Gender:Male
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          These are decent squares and the material is light while the finish is good and the writing easy ...
          PostedAugust 10, 2019
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          These are decent squares and the material is light while the finish is good and the writing easy to read. I don’t think the red anodized finish gets as hot as say the swanson squares with the raw finish. But to my old eyes they require a little more effort to read. But the markings are good enough I can read them without my glasses (I wear and 1.5 to 2.0 reading glass). The machining is precise and the square accurate. At first I saw the magnets as a gimmicky thing, but now that I have used it I do like the addition of the magnets on them. Those are actually pretty handy as I can just slap it on the side of one of the scaffolds I keep in my shop and it is there ready to grab without digging Read More
          These are decent squares and the material is light while the finish is good and the writing easy to read. I don’t think the red anodized finish gets as hot as say the swanson squares with the raw finish. But to my old eyes they require a little more effort to read. But the markings are good enough I can read them without my glasses (I wear and 1.5 to 2.0 reading glass). The machining is precise and the square accurate. At first I saw the magnets as a gimmicky thing, but now that I have used it I do like the addition of the magnets on them. Those are actually pretty handy as I can just slap it on the side of one of the scaffolds I keep in my shop and it is there ready to grab without digging about. So good idea. Read Less
          Pros: Light Weight, Sturdy, stays cooler in the sun, good precision
          Cons: mild one-would be nice if writing was etched deep
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          The new MILWAUKEE® 44 7/8" Extreme Thin Metal 12/14 TPI Band Saw Blades deliver exactly what users need for daily job site use - More Cuts and Less Blade Changes. An aggressive variable pitched tooth design provides users with the versatility to cut more metal thickness with one band saw blade. The portable band saw blade's versatility pairs with 3X longer life in stainless steel. Each blade gives users more cuts resulting in fewer blade changes. The band saw blade also gives fast, clean cuts in common materials, giving users the performance they are looking for in a single blade. This MILWAUKEE® band saw blade pack contains 3 thin metal cutting blades for portable deep cut band saws.
           
          from jasper, TN
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          I use these on a Milwaukee M18 deep cut bandsaw mainly for cutting mild steel. I’d been using th...
          PostedAugust 10, 2019
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          I use these on a Milwaukee M18 deep cut bandsaw mainly for cutting mild steel. I’d been using the coarser tooth blades but I have to say I like the smoother edge I get with these. Of course they fit the saw well. One thing I noticed out of the box is the welds at the blade joints. I included a picture which can only illustrate so well but one thing you notice when you run a finger across the weld is how smooth it is on both sides. The finish is very good. I cant say the same for all the blades I have tried. I used some lenox blades (mainly because I broke one and needed one fast and they were 10 minutes away) and they are not bad blades but I don’t think they had quite the quality at the Read More
          I use these on a Milwaukee M18 deep cut bandsaw mainly for cutting mild steel. I’d been using the coarser tooth blades but I have to say I like the smoother edge I get with these. Of course they fit the saw well. One thing I noticed out of the box is the welds at the blade joints. I included a picture which can only illustrate so well but one thing you notice when you run a finger across the weld is how smooth it is on both sides. The finish is very good. I cant say the same for all the blades I have tried. I used some lenox blades (mainly because I broke one and needed one fast and they were 10 minutes away) and they are not bad blades but I don’t think they had quite the quality at the joint that these do. It just bespeaks an attention to detail. Anyway these hold up well and will give you a lot of cuts as long as you don’t do something that would break any blade like try to rush a cut and bind a blade. Read Less
          Pros: hold and edge well, good tpi cut for steel, nice welds
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          Milwaukee 6 in. Carbide Hole Dozer Saw
          Milwaukee 6 in. Carbide Hole Dozer Saw
          Milwaukee Hole Dozer with Carbide Teeth hole saws provide 50X Life in Extreme Multi-Material cutting applications when compared to bi-metal hole saws. Built utilizing a tough carbide grade combined with a durable 4 TPI design, yielding the best tooth durability and longest life in Stainless Steel, Abrasive Materials and Fastener Embedded Wood. Cutting depth is 1.62 in. allowing clearance to handle cuts in all materials. with a Thermoset Coating to reduce friction and drag during cutting, users benefit from faster cutting and increased cordless efficiency. Slug removal is made easy with the Plug Jack T-Slot's. Plug Jack enhanced user productivity by providing best access and leverage to remove material slugs. Hole Dozer with Carbide Teeth.
           
          from jasper, TN
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          You can’t beat these Milwaukee hole saws for being tough. The white paint job is funny because s...
          PostedAugust 10, 2019
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          You can’t beat these Milwaukee hole saws for being tough. The white paint job is funny because some of it invariably rubs off on the first use. But I could care less as long as it cuts well and these do. I have a full range of sizes and this 6 inch was a nice addition to the set. I’ve cut a variety of materials with them from 2x6’s and the like to light steel and they done the job well. This will likely not see the tougher materials since that is not what I had in mind for it but should the need arise I have no doubt it will do the job just as well as the other hole dozer saws I have.
          Pros: holds sharpness well, easy to knock out the cut
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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.
           

          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).
           

          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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          The Gray Outdoor Integrated LED Area Light from Lithonia Lighting includes integrated LEDs, so no bulbs are required. It is easy to mount and comes fully gasketed for outdoor installation. A twist-lock photocell is also included for added convenience and energy savings.
           

          CAN THE BULB BE REPLACED?

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          tiny
          October 12, 2017
          CAN THE BULB BE REPLACED?
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          decman
          Jasper, TN
          October 16, 2017
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          I would say no since it is an integrated LED light.
          It appears to be a rather specialized configuration of leds too so unless you have the skills to replace individual components by soldering them in (and can identify the correct components) I would say no. Besides the power supply is the part most likely to go first on something like this. Although it might be possible to replace that if you could find
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          I would say no since it is an integrated LED light.
          It appears to be a rather specialized configuration of leds too so unless you have the skills to replace individual components by soldering them in (and can identify the correct components) I would say no. Besides the power supply is the part most likely to go first on something like this. Although it might be possible to replace that if you could find the right combination of configuration and voltage output then it would be simpler to just replace the light.
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          This 22 in. Connect System Rolling Cart features an interconnecting system allowing you to customize the way you transport your tools and accessories. The system features 3-Piece. A rolling cart, toolbox and small parts organizer. The rolling cart base is large for hauling power tools. The rolling cart features 7 in. rolling wheels and strong telescoping handle. The mid tool box is 22 in. W and features a flat lid surface to double as a work surface. The deep pro organizer features 12 removable bins.
           

          Can you attach more than 3 boxes to the rolling system?

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          MykeMyke
          September 12, 2017
          Can you attach more than 3 boxes to the rolling system?
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          decman
          Jasper, TN
          September 18, 2017
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          I can't see why not. Especially if it is the ones that are not as deep. That all have the latches to allow it.
           
          Total Pond's Container Fountain Kit with LED gives you everything you need to turn your favorite planter into a one-of-a-kind fountain. It's easy to put together and even easier to operate. The kit includes a nozzle kit that allows you try different water spray patterns. You can choose from trumpet, water spray or water bell nozzles. These small artistic pieces are perfect for the porch, patio, or deck. Buy a couple kits and create special themed fountains for weddings, charity events, or other special occasions. If you decide to change the look of your patio or yard, just put the fountain in a different container.
           

          I have a half wine barrell. Is it enough for that ? I would still need a filter system though right ?

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          bing
          September 10, 2017
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          decman
          Jasper, TN
          September 15, 2017
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          I would think so. I had a couple of these in synthetic half barrels a year or two ago. In that barrel I had placed a 5 gallon bucket (black) and put this in it then planted some plats around the edge. The splash from the fountain and the spray actually made the plants thrive. I have since replaced them with some bigger fountains but they served the purpose well while I had them.
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          Rustic traditional design floor lamp adds nostalgic appeal to rooms. Swing-arm style makes it easy to use for reading, sewing, and more. Rubbed oil bronze finish with beveled accents and round base adds warmth to room.
           

          Does this have pull chain switch?

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          DMT
          June 20, 2017
          August 24, 2017
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          no, it has a twist type toggle switch located on the bottom of the wing arm. It's pretty easy access and does not take much force to twist.
           
          This pack has six Hampton Bay Low Voltage Path Lights (10-Watt equivalent each) and two Hampton Bay Low Voltage Flood Lights (20-Watt equivalent each). Lights are similar to that of a typical halogen landscape flood light but consume over 80% less energy and they have a rated life of 50,000 hours. The LED system provides maintenance free operation and there are no bulbs to change. With cast aluminum construction, long life powder coat finish and weatherproof electronics, you can count on it to last a long time. The quick-install wire connector means easy do-it-yourself installation that is quick and safe.
           

          Do they attract bugs?

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          snpotter
          August 19, 2017
          Do they attract bugs?
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          decman
          Jasper, TN
          August 20, 2017
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          Not in any significant way that I have noticed. This is my 2nd year having them out (2 sets) and I have not really noticed any difference in the number of bugs. And being in Tennessee I think I'm pretty much in the bug capital for summertime. The spiders to like to build small webs under them but they are pretty easy to keep knocked down. Plus I have guys come out and spray quarterly anyway for spiders Read More
          Not in any significant way that I have noticed. This is my 2nd year having them out (2 sets) and I have not really noticed any difference in the number of bugs. And being in Tennessee I think I'm pretty much in the bug capital for summertime. The spiders to like to build small webs under them but they are pretty easy to keep knocked down. Plus I have guys come out and spray quarterly anyway for spiders and bugs outside. Lately here the cicadas have hatched out and they are around but the mercury vapor light up high on my garage attracts a lot more bugs than anything. Maybe that is why they are not interested in the landscape lights. They may be more drawn to that one. Read Less
           
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