goodreason
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    4.4
    4.4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    December 13, 2012
  • Last Review:
    July 22, 2015
 
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      • Review count
        100
      • Helpfulness votes
        158
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        December 13, 2012
      • Last Review:
        July 22, 2015
       
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          Crack-Tape repairs difficult cracks on flat surfaces and corners. Ten times stronger than paper tape, the tape repairs stress cracks and cracks due to truss uplifts. Crack-Tape cuts easily with a utility knife or scissors, but also resists blisters, tears, shrinkage, and wrinkles. Manufactured from Strait-Flex's patented composite material, it can be used for finishing drywall in high humidity applications. To apply measure and cut to length, then fold in half for corners. Apply all-purpose compound to surface or corner. Press Crack-Tape into the wet compound, adjust to create a straight line, and wipe down with a taping knife. A second coat can be applied immediately. Let dry. Apply a light skim coat, let dry, and sand.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice Product
          PostedJuly 22, 2015
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          I'm not a professional drywall tradesman by any stretch of the imagination, but the pictures tell a pretty good story.
          The tape on the wall behind my wood stove started drying out and literally was coming off the wall. In some areas, where it wasn't coming off there were stress cracks. Prepared the wall for taping, used a utility knife to make 90 degree angles to the tape, cut the tape with scissors for the parts over the hallway and the wall. Sanded the area to be spackled, then went to work. The tape is moderately thicker than the basic tape and has holes to strengthen the mud when applying to the wall. It took three coats of spackle, one before applying the tape, the second one for Read More
          I'm not a professional drywall tradesman by any stretch of the imagination, but the pictures tell a pretty good story.
          The tape on the wall behind my wood stove started drying out and literally was coming off the wall. In some areas, where it wasn't coming off there were stress cracks. Prepared the wall for taping, used a utility knife to make 90 degree angles to the tape, cut the tape with scissors for the parts over the hallway and the wall. Sanded the area to be spackled, then went to work. The tape is moderately thicker than the basic tape and has holes to strengthen the mud when applying to the wall. It took three coats of spackle, one before applying the tape, the second one for covering the tape and the third applying the final coat on the following day.
          There was an area that needed a patch not knowing what to expect I cut 2 pieces and fixed them side by side, spackled as in the previous paragraph and was surprised at the results. Of course, there is a slight bulge on the wall, but it blends in pretty good.
          Next step painting so all the flaws can surface, hopefully not. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Good Coverage, Good Protection
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          Made with durable synthetic leather and Spandex, these snug, Firm Grip Large General Purpose Gloves are made with comfort and high performance in mind. Use them on the job or at home.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Throwing Good Money Away!
          PostedJuly 20, 2015
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          Had the gloves for two weeks and the one glove started to develop a hole in the index finger. The irony is that it's not even at a pressure point. Save your money and pick another higher quality brand.
          Cons: Not Durable
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          DEWALT bi-metal hole saws are among the fastest-cutting, longest-lasting hole saws available anywhere. Each has a double-tooth design and sharper tooth geometry to cut faster and cleaner through a variety of jobsite materials, including wood, metal and plastics. Its extra-thick, hardened backing plate prevents thread stripping, and the deep-cut design easily saws through 2-by lumber in a single pass.
           
          from Upstate New York
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          Exceptional
          PostedJuly 8, 2015
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          The kit comes in a hard plastic tool box, with metal clasps, inside you'll find the 11 hole saws with a diagram that shows placement. Putting on the hole saws couldn't be simpler, tool free. Check to see which mandrel will fit the holesaw, the bigger the holesaw you will use the mandrel with the locking pins, needs 1/2” drill. I found in using this mandrel the brushed chrome piece fits perfectly in the web in the palm between the index figure and thumb, push down while threading the holesaw until tight and the pins are secure in the holesaw.
          Not being a contractor with an arsenal of tools I stumble through certain projects, let me be honest, most projects. One being in remodeling the Read More
          The kit comes in a hard plastic tool box, with metal clasps, inside you'll find the 11 hole saws with a diagram that shows placement. Putting on the hole saws couldn't be simpler, tool free. Check to see which mandrel will fit the holesaw, the bigger the holesaw you will use the mandrel with the locking pins, needs 1/2” drill. I found in using this mandrel the brushed chrome piece fits perfectly in the web in the palm between the index figure and thumb, push down while threading the holesaw until tight and the pins are secure in the holesaw.
          Not being a contractor with an arsenal of tools I stumble through certain projects, let me be honest, most projects. One being in remodeling the kitchen. The plumbing comes up thru the basement where a pre-existing hole existed in the sub-floor but holes had to be drilled through the base of the cabinet and in a few other sections. Made one hole for the supply and another for the drain. The Dewalt hole saw performed perfectly, sharp and precise with the pilot hole drill bit. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight
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          The first time you try these 24 in. PowerGear Titanium Hedge Shears from Fiskars, you’ll be amazed - but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Patented gear technology multiplies your leverage to give you up to three times more power on every cut. This means you can power through tough branches that you wouldn’t be able to cut with traditional hedge shears. The fully hardened steel blades are enhanced with a titanium coating to glide through branches without gumming up and resist rust for long-lasting value. PowerGear tools - the perfect choice for anyone who appreciates tools that make work easier.
           
          from Upstate New York
          Age Range:65 or over
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          High Quality
          PostedJune 24, 2015
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          Being in my mid sixty's these are only the second pair of hedge trimmers that I've owned. The first were inherited from my father and they had a serrated cutting blade. This pair is high tech what with a Titanium blade coating, gear drive, and metal handlebars with ergonomic handle grips.
          Keeping in mind that I'm not “Edward Scissorshand” they went to work. The balance was nice, the weight leaned just a bit heavy, but the arms never got tired. Cutting was a breeze, sharp and felt that the amount to trim was entirely up to me from small snips to much bigger cuts without any gouging. The wait was worthwhile.
          Pros: Strong, Sharp, Great Quality
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          This 28 in. Forged Lopper from Fiskars is designed for maximum durability when cutting extra-thick branches up to 1-3/4 in. diameter. The fully hardened, precision-ground, forged steel bypass blade offers the strength and durability you need for big jobs and the blade can be sharpened as needed to ensure clean, easy cuts. The strong aluminum handles offer reduced weight for easy handling and Softgrip touchpoints provide comfortable use and a secure grip.
           
          from Upstate New York
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          Sharp
          PostedJune 23, 2015
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          We've used different loop shears on our property for over 10 years. The Friskars are by far the best yet. Well balanced, with long handles, ergonomic handle grips, and forged sharp head. The construction is well thought out with an Allen head screw/bolt and locking nut. There is a stop on the head so that you don't close the handles on to your fingers.
          For review purposes I cut a tree sapling approximately .75 of an inch even though it was somewhat thick it showed that it could tackle the job. Used the loop shears to trim some of the wild Honeysuckle that grows around here in great abundance, without any problems. The longer length is good if you need the extra leverage such as putting it Read More
          We've used different loop shears on our property for over 10 years. The Friskars are by far the best yet. Well balanced, with long handles, ergonomic handle grips, and forged sharp head. The construction is well thought out with an Allen head screw/bolt and locking nut. There is a stop on the head so that you don't close the handles on to your fingers.
          For review purposes I cut a tree sapling approximately .75 of an inch even though it was somewhat thick it showed that it could tackle the job. Used the loop shears to trim some of the wild Honeysuckle that grows around here in great abundance, without any problems. The longer length is good if you need the extra leverage such as putting it against your body, the ground or anything for that matter to cut a thicker branch. Read Less
          Pros: Strong, Sharp, Great Quality
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          Gas-like power you want, attachment capability you need. The Ryobi 40-Volt X Expand-It Trimmer delivers power like a gas trimmer, with none of the hassle of mixing oil and gas. Attachment capability means you can add on Ryobi Expand-It attachments, saving you time, money, and space. The Ryobi 40-Volt X Expand-It Cordless Trimmer comes with premium 0.080 in. twisted line and Reel-easy bump-feed string head for faster reloads, usually found only on gas trimmers. The cutting width is adjustable for longer run time or wider cutting width. This trimmer is recommended for yards up to one acre.
           

          What is the life of the 40v lithium-ion battery. Or how many cycles?

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          Ziggy
          Southeastern PA
          June 29, 2015
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          July 3, 2015
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          Recharged the battery approximately 10 x's. Some of the time when the battery has gone completely dead other times not. As of yet it shows no signs of having to be replaced.
           
          Don't want to get your expensive glasses broken or covered in dust-no worries, buy a pair of Work Glasses instead. Instant vision for anyone who needs a pair of glasses in a hurry. Work Glasses is a brand of variable focus glasses designed for use as a temporary spare pair-instantly customizable for your vision correction. Simply turn each dial to glide the overlapping lenses to create different visual working distances in seconds; near, intermediate or far. They are easily adjustable for a wide range of spherical powers from - 6.0 to +3.0D.
           

          what is range of magnification

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          mike
          nyc
          June 24, 2015
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          June 29, 2015
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          -6.0 +3.0 diopters
           
          Scotts 9-Pattern Multi-Function Nozzle
          Scotts 9-Pattern Multi-Function Nozzle
          The Scotts 9-Pattern Multi-Function Nozzle is perfect for every watering chore around the house. It’s easy thumb wheel volume control and ergonomic insulation grip allows you to smoothly and easily do everything from water your garden to wash your car. It is also Zinc and Lead free, making it pet and garden friendly.
           

          Will this fit 3/8 garden hose?

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          Jazure
          Bellevue, WA
          April 27, 2015
          I am going to buy the Water Right Coil Garden Hose sold on Amazon which is 25ft x 3/8inch. I wonder if this nozzle can fit the hose?
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          April 28, 2015
          Answer: 
          Sorry, 1/2" only.
           
          The Perky-Pet Squirrel-Be-Gone Wild Bird Feeder features six feeding ports, U-shaped perches and a 2 lb. seed capacity. The feeding ports have sturdy metal perches that allow birds to feed comfortably but, when the squirrels perch on them, their weight causes the entire metal casing to slip down, completely blocking the feeding ports and their access to the seed. The interior seed tower is surrounded by rustic metalwork. The six perch/feeding station set-up, coupled with the anti-squirrel technology makes this feeder one of the most economical and convenient squirrel proof feeders on the market. Comes fully assembled. Remember to clean your squirrel proof feeders once every two weeks with a mild soap and water solution.
           

          How do you fill the feeder with seeds?

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          Porgy
          New York, NY
          March 29, 2015
          Does the top come off? So far I've been filling it thru the feeding slots and that doesn't seem right.
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          March 30, 2015
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          The top slips on and off, use some pressure to pry it off and you should be all set.
           
          Offering durable molded wood construction, the Bemis Lift-Off Round Closed Front Toilet Seat features a soft-close design with Whisper•Close hinges to prevent slamming and pinched fingers. The lift-off technology makes the seat easy to remove and clean just by flipping open the cap, so you can keep your toilet looking spotless. With the STA-TITE Seat Fastening System, the seat does not shift around and stays firmly attached to the toilet for safe, comfortable use every time.
           

          What is the size of the seat opening?

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          ARpt
          March 8, 2015
          My old seat opening is 8.5" wide by 9.5" long. Is this one similar?
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          goodreason
          Upstate New York
          March 8, 2015
          Answer: 
          Opening is 8.25" wide and 10" long
           
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