BilltheEngnineer
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    390
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    4.2
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  • First Review:
    October 19, 2009
  • Last Review:
    February 6, 2018
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        390
      • Helpfulness votes
        588
      • Average rating
        4.2
        4.2 out of 5
      • First Review:
        October 19, 2009
      • Last Review:
        February 6, 2018
       
      • Question count
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        • Answer count
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          BilltheEngnineer's Reviews
           
          The 14-Gauge Round Point Open Back Shovel with Fiberglass Long Handle is the ideal shovel built to endure your home and work projects. With its specially reworked fiberglass handle and strong design, this shovel provides the durability you need for whatever project comes your way. The tool comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Founded in 1994, Bully Tools manufactures gardening and farm tools, shingle removers, floor scrapers, forestry and other specialty tools. With an unprecedented history of quality, Bully Tools is committed to applying the same reliability to our business practices. Bully Tools continues to grow and adapt to meet the ever changing needs of the economy and their consumers.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          Overall a ready nice shovel. It's made in the USA and Is made well. It is not a lightweight sho...
          PostedFebruary 6, 2018
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          Overall a ready nice shovel. It's made in the USA and Is made well. It is not a lightweight shovel. If your small and low on the strength it might wear you out sooner than less expensive shovels. If you want to dig and pry this will work nicely. Tough for me to full test this out since the ground is frozen where I am, but everything on this shovel is well made and heavy duty. I am 265 lbs and can stand on the blade and it doesn't flex. The handle does not flex much (less than wood handles), but i am sure you could break it if you tried (pretty sure it would take more force than a wood handle). The shovel had a good heft to it to help chopping root and breaking up hard soil. The edge of the Read More
          Overall a ready nice shovel. It's made in the USA and Is made well. It is not a lightweight shovel. If your small and low on the strength it might wear you out sooner than less expensive shovels. If you want to dig and pry this will work nicely. Tough for me to full test this out since the ground is frozen where I am, but everything on this shovel is well made and heavy duty. I am 265 lbs and can stand on the blade and it doesn't flex. The handle does not flex much (less than wood handles), but i am sure you could break it if you tried (pretty sure it would take more force than a wood handle). The shovel had a good heft to it to help chopping root and breaking up hard soil. The edge of the blade is not sharp, so you may want to file an edge on it if you looking to cut through roots. The red handle also makes it easy to find. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Functionality, Good Shape, Great Quality, Strong, Vibrant Color
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          Leviton carries a complete selection of wall plates in multiple colors and configurations to satisfy any need. Wall plates come in three sizes, standard, midway and jumbo. Midway and jumbo sizes provide helpful options to cover wall imperfections.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Not many times when you have 4 switching in one location but I have a few of them. With adding s...
          PostedJanuary 30, 2018
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          Not many times when you have 4 switching in one location but I have a few of them. With adding smart switches I have been add a few to be able to control more light from more locations. But this cover installed easy, it looks nice and it stiff but still flexible enough. You do have to be a little careful to not over tighten the screw or it will deform the cover and look weird, depends on how OCD you are.
          Pros: Easy Installation, Easy Replacement, Easy to Use, Nice Design, Stylish
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          Leviton offers a vast array of multimedia solutions for commercial and residential structured cabling, and features a broad line of state-of-the-art voice/data connectivity products that support industry standards and open-architecture requirements. All products have built-in installer and user-friendly design features to reduce installer time and costs for additions, moves or changes.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice to be able to make a cable jack look nice and not just poking out of the wall. This was eas...
          PostedJanuary 30, 2018
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          Nice to be able to make a cable jack look nice and not just poking out of the wall. This was easy to install. It took more work to install the junction box then to put this in. The coax cable just threads onto the back side and then you need another cable to go from the front side to the device you want to send a signal to. The plastic is tough so it won't break and still holds it's shape if cable is pulled or pushed against it.
          Pros: Clear Instructions, Compact, Easy Installation, Easy Replacement, Easy to Use, Nice Design, Stylish
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          The Type A and Type-C USB Charger/Tamper Resistant Receptacle offers superior charging power for smartphones, tablets, laptops, monitors, printers and more. Two high powered vertical USB Ports, one Type A and one Type-C, deliver a combined total of 5.1 Amp charging current and 25+ watts of power. Smart chip technology recognizes and optimizes the charging requirements of individual devices and the Type-C Port enables the cables to be inserted easily in either direction. The Type A and Type-C USB Charger/Tamper Resistant Receptacle is a powerful solution to help keep your devices charged with ease and style.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          USB-C and USB-A makes charging quick and works with the latest devices. Install is easy, no pigt...
          PostedJanuary 23, 2018
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          USB-C and USB-A makes charging quick and works with the latest devices. Install is easy, no pigtails or wire nuts to deal with. The receptacle is a good size so it might be a tight fit if you have a small junction box and excess wire in it. I am not a fan of the tamper-resistant outlet (I grew up in the days before they were available and lived to tell about it), but this one is not to bad to deal with. Not that there are USB-A and USB-C ports I don't need to unplug something to plug in a charger.
          Pros: Clear Instructions, Compact, Easy Installation, Easy Replacement, Easy to Use, Eco-Friendly, Lots of Features, Nice Design
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          Start your humidifier before you even get home. Turn on a fan or a lamp. Just plug anything into the SWITCH and you can turn it on and off from anywhere with the Geeni app. Paired with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Microsoft Cortana, you can control your electronics with just the power of your voice.
           
          from Hauppauge, NY, USA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Easy way to add a couple of USB ports and not loose access to an outlet. Setup was easy, control...
          PostedJanuary 23, 2018
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          Easy way to add a couple of USB ports and not loose access to an outlet. Setup was easy, control via Alexa took another few minutes to set up. One of he easiest WiFi devices I have set up. The outlet is only rated for 10A so you do need to watch what you plug into it. I would generally suggest to not use it with devices that are warming things up (space heater, coffee marker, hot plate, etc). I like to use it as an easy to program timer to turn on/off holiday lights or even just a light that will come on when it's dark. The app is easy to use. The USB port are always on and output 2.4 amps each, which is good but less than what some newer mobile devices that have USB -C. Still charges Read More
          Easy way to add a couple of USB ports and not loose access to an outlet. Setup was easy, control via Alexa took another few minutes to set up. One of he easiest WiFi devices I have set up. The outlet is only rated for 10A so you do need to watch what you plug into it. I would generally suggest to not use it with devices that are warming things up (space heater, coffee marker, hot plate, etc). I like to use it as an easy to program timer to turn on/off holiday lights or even just a light that will come on when it's dark. The app is easy to use. The USB port are always on and output 2.4 amps each, which is good but less than what some newer mobile devices that have USB -C. Still charges quickly, just not super quick.
          I did look at the instructions quickly that came with it but didn't look at them in great detail. I think they were for another device that is similar but it was not 100% accurate. Downloading the app and running through the setup was straight forward, just follow the prompts. Read Less
          Pros: Compact, Easy Installation, Easy Replacement, Eco-Friendly, Lots of Features, Nice Design
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          Shelterguard’s tough steel construction combines performance and value to provide a durable roof and siding solution for sheds, barns and agricultural buildings. Create a high-performing system using complementary Shelterguard trim, screws, closure strip and sealant. Stiffening ribs and grade 80 steel add rigidity and durability.
           

          how to stop cut edges from rusting

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          BilltheEngnineer
          April 22, 2017
          is there a recommended method to stop cut edges from rusting?
           
          Quality and performance make Razor-Back tools the choice of both professionals and general consumers. If your next project involves installing a fence, post, mailbox, or basketball hoop, make sure you use the right tool for the job. This Post Hole Digger is perfect for digging those necessary holes and footings and will help you do so without bending over or straining your back.
           

          Where is this made?

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          February 22, 2017
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          For high-quality, long-lasting repairs choose Bondo Wood Filler. Bondo Wood Filler rebuilds, restores and replaces rotted or damaged sections of wood on doors, windows, fences, furniture, shutters and more. Medium brown in color when mixed, Bondo Wood Filler is stainable and paintable, making it perfect for almost any wood surface inside or outside of the home. Because it is a 2-part wood filler, Bondo Wood Filler will not shrink and cures fast. The filler can be easily sanded by hand or power tool in only 15 minutes and shaped, planed, drilled, routed or sawed just like wood. This non-shrinking, permanent filler can be stained or painted in only 25 minutes, meaning your repair is complete the same day you started. Not only can you fill in small damage, but the strength of this 2-part wood filler allows you to rebuild rotted or missing pieces of wood and complete repairs in less than 30 minutes.
           

          Can this be colored or tinted?

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          BilltheEngnineer
          October 31, 2016
          Can this be colored or tinted?
           
          Our filter is 100% recyclable and is produced with a new technology that carbonizes dried coconut shells in an enclosed self-sustaining system. We offer a low cost alternative. We have a complete line of filters that are compatible with most major brands of refrigerators. We are WQA gold seal certified.
           

          Where are these filters made?

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          BilltheEngnineer
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          September 22, 2016
          Where are these filters made?
           
          The Husky 7-Piece Nut Driver Set is designed for use with metric-sized hex fasteners and includes 5 mm, 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm and 11 mm nut drivers. Tough acetate handles offer strength, durability and resistance to chemicals and solvents. A storage rack is included for easy storage. The handles are color coded for fast size identification. The shafts are nickel-chrome plated for max corrosion resistance.
           

          where are these made?

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          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          August 1, 2016
          where are these made?
           
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          Your 9.8 cu. ft. Top Mount Refrigerator comes equipped with LED interior lighting. The adjustable spill-proof glass shelves holds spills for an easy clean up. Clear, humidity controlled drawer preserves fresh fruits and vegetables.
           

          Is it noisy?

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          Bargo
          April 21, 2018
          Is it noisy?
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          BilltheEngnineer
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          April 21, 2018
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          I can barely hear it run when next to it.
           
          Crafted with quality and detailing, the Home Decorators Collection Brinkhill Vanity Combo will add charm to your bathroom. Complete with a 37 in. Colorpoint Vanity Top in Maui, this is the perfect item for any bathroom in your home. The 36 in. vanity features 2 large drawers making it roomy enough for all your bath items. The Brinkhill vanity is finished in a rich chocolate color and paired with chrome cabinet hardware.
           

          Are the side splashes for both of these models no longer made? I checked for both and they are un...

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          Katie
          April 8, 2018
          Are the side splashes for both of these models no longer made? I checked for both and they are unavailable to be ordered.
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          BilltheEngnineer
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          April 8, 2018
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          You need to call or check with someone in the store
           
          Transform any home into a smart home with the GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Lighting Control Duplex Receptacle. The GE Z-Wave duplex receptacle supports wireless control of ON/OFF functions from the Z-Wave controlled outlet and is compatible with incandescent, LED, Xenon, Halogen, fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs. The receptacle replaces your current electrical outlet and provides a Z-Wave enabled outlet for the lamp or appliance that you would like to control. It also performs as a standard pass-through AC outlet for other electrical appliances. The receptacle requires in-wall installation with hardwired connections. Take control of your home lighting with GE Z-Wave Plus Wireless Smart Lighting Controls.
           

          Does this require a separate app? Or is the app for the hub (e.g., Samsung Smart Things) sufficient?

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          homeowner
          April 7, 2018
          Does this require a separate app? Or is the app for the hub (e.g., Samsung Smart Things) sufficient?
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          BilltheEngnineer
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          April 7, 2018
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          The app for the hub is sufficient.
           
          Remember when you brought those old jagged boards back to life? The WEN 12.5 in. Benchtop Thickness Planer with Granite Table repurposes rough and worn wood to give it an exceptionally smooth finish. The powerful 15 Amp motor combined with our two-blade cutting system provides over 18,000 cuts per minute at a 26 ft. per minute feed rate. Plane boards up to 12.5 inches wide and 6 inches thick with ease. The smooth granite table never warps and provides precise support to wood passing through the machine. Combine that with the heavy duty cast iron base for a sturdy planer that does not walk or wobble during operation. The handy depth adjustment knob varies each pass to take off anywhere from 0 to 3/32 of an inch. The fan-assisted dust port removes chips and sawdust from the workpiece and blasts them out of the way. This package also includes two high carbon steel double-edged blades (SK5) along with height-adjustable infeed and outfeed tables that limit snipe while providing extra support to your workpiece during planning. Easily mount the planer to a work surface or stand using the predrilled base holes. Repurpose old wood or make a set of boards flush with the WEN 12.5 in. Benchtop Thickness Planer. And because it's a WEN product, the WEN Thickness Planer comes backed by a nationwide network of skilled service technicians, a helpful customer support line and a two-year warranty. Remember when your planer could handle even the hardest of woods? Remember WEN.
           

          Can I plane the end of a log, I am wanting to make round pieces for bar stools and looking to plane them smooth?

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          April 5, 2018
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          BilltheEngnineer
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          April 6, 2018
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          Planing cross gain is difficult and will likely chip out on the trailing edge. You better off using a sander.
           
          Makita's 5 in. Random Orbit Sander with variable speed (model BO5041) combines and speed and performance with improved grip and control, including an innovative adjustable front handle. It is ideal for woodworkers, finish carpenters and general contractors. The BO5041 features a Makita built 3 Amp motor with over-sized sealed ball bearing construction for longer tool life. The variable speed control dial (4,000 - 12,000 OPM) allows the user to match the sanding speed to the material, with a large 2-finger trigger switch with conveniently located lock-on button for continuous use and increased operator comfort. The large 1/8 in. random orbit action delivers fast and smooth sanding and a swirl-free finish, with a pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up. Additional comfort and ease-of-use features include a new adjustable front handle to allow for sanding in corners and confined areas, as well as ergonomic rubberized handles for improved operator comfort and control. The BO5041 uses quick-change 5 in. eight-hole hook and loop abrasive disc and has an efficient through-the-pad dust collection system that helps provide a cleaner work environment. The high capacity dust collection system with built-in vacuum port adapter is engineered for improved dust collection. The rubberized palm grip and top handle fit like a glove with even pressure and easy control.
           

          Do you have to purchase different sanders for different things like sanding, finishing, and polis...

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          Ronnie
          April 6, 2018
          Do you have to purchase different sanders for different things like sanding, finishing, and polishing, or it all depends on the sanding disc I use.
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          BilltheEngnineer
          Hauppauge, NY, USA
          April 6, 2018
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          Except for polishing this should work fine. A ROS is not ideal for polishing, but I suppose you could use it.
           
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