Archive for July, 2012
This review is from: Lisle 26280 Master Torx Socket Set (Misc.) We looked at getting a similar set from Snap-On, Mac, or Matco, and settled on Lisle, which is a proven brand and proven quality. Reliably fits what it is supposed to, and built strong to last. Price is far and away much better than the tool truck items, and recently found out that on one of the trucks, the set is pretty much identical in all respects – leading us to suspect that this not to be named tool truck brand is actually just re-branded Lisle tool. We expect this tool to last well beyond any expected deprecable lifetime, so why pay extra for lifetime warranty? Highly recommended tool set for any shop that needs inverted torx sockets handy.
Torx socket sets by Lisle, are used for external Torx bolts.
Customer Reviews: Leatherman 830306 E300 Folding Knife With Straight Edge and Blade Launcher Opening
This review is from: Leatherman 830306 E300 Folding Knife With Straight Edge and Blade Launcher Opening (Tools & Home Improvement) I bought the c300 about a year ago and wrote a five star review for it. I bought this e300 because I liked the c300 so much and thought the carabiner clip/bottle opener might be nice. It is nice, and doesn’t add any bulk really. (I still don’t want screwdivers and other tools.)
The thing that gets me though, is this knife opens so much easier — with the blade launcher alone — no wrist action needed, just a flick of the finger. Maybe this is how they are all supposed to be, and my c300 doesn’t work as well as it should? It still is very nice and handy knife. I can see a few differences in the blade launcher, not many.
Is this model newer or older? Is the mechanism different, or can my experience be attributed to sample variatios? I don’t know. At this writing the e300 costs about $5 more than the c300. It works better and has that added caribiner. You have to decide if it is worth it to you, but it the two were side by side and I had to choose, I’d choose this one and pay the extra.
This review is from: Portasol 011289250 Pro Piezo 75 Watt Heat Tool Kit (Automotive) I got this as my Berzomatic solder/torch just was not doing a good job with regular soldering. Though this is smaller it appears to be hotter then the bernzomatic. I have used the torch option for soldering 4axg wire terminals and it was really good. I have used the #2 tip on the same wire and terminals and it was very fast and I had an easier time controlling where the solder went. I used the heat shrink tip and was not initially pleased with it but I realized you had to wait for the whole thing to heat up the tip and the reflector. Then you just pass it though slowly and it seems to work good that way. Have not tried it in the kitchen yet but I believe I will use the other torch I have for that. Oh I have noticed that the flame is smaller but it actually seems to burn hotter than my bernzomatic.
The only flaw I have found is with the iron rest. it is easy to tip over.
The case is very handy. I may modify it to hold more tips though. I already ordered to one of which did not come with it and the other is the one I plan to use the mose.
Being able to buy tips is important as if you have done much soldering you know that tips just seem to magically shrink with use. So that is a really good feature.
I will update this as time goes on.
Customer Reviews: Wera Hex Plus 950 SPKL/9 Ergonomic Metric Hex Key Set with Two-Component Storage Clip, 9-Piece
This review is from: Wera Hex Plus 950 SPKL/9 Ergonomic Metric Hex Key Set with Two-Component Storage Clip, 9-Piece I bought these based on a recommendation from another website for bicycle maintenance. They are great! I have three bikes and every fastener on them is metric hex. This set fits well and is super stout (not that you need it on bicycles but I know this set will last). I just wish Wera had a matching SAE set I would buy it right now. Thanks for the quality tools. I am a firm believer of paying for what you get.
Pros: Great shape makes cutting easier, clip is reversible, holds a cutting edge very well. comfortable grip, easy one-handed open, very solid locking mechanism.
Cons: a little big and a bit heavy.
I’ve been carrying thin a Gerber 2″blade for about 20 years. It’s a nice knife, but I wanted something with a clip to keep it out of my pocket, and something with a longer cutting edge.
This Spyderco Crossbill is nearly perfect. The grip is comfortable and the shape prevents slipping. The bird’s eye shaped hole in the blade makes one handed opening very quick and simple. The reversible clip makes point up or point down clipping simple. It came razor sharp, literally. I shaved off a little hair on my arm to test it.
The locking mechanism keeps your hands out of the way of the blade and it’s recessed to prevent accidental unlocking.
Most of all I love the curved blade. The shape look a little menacing, but really it’s the perfect utility shape. The shape of the blade makes slicing through cloth, cardboard, rope, or just about anything a bit easier because the pulling motion of cutting applies a solid pressure for the full length of the blade, all of the way to the tip. This is unlike a standard curved blade where the pressure decreases as the cut moves toward the tip that curves away from the cut.
It’s full stainless steel construction is a little heavy. It feels good in the hand, but a bit large in the pocket.
I can’t imagine it would ever break, but if I ever lose it, I’ll definitely buy another.
The Crossbill model has a hollow-ground blade manufactured using 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, which is similar to Aus-8 in its properties, performance and function. 8Cr13MoV steel contains both molybdenum and vanadium. Molybdenum enhances the strength and hardness of the steel, vanadium its wear resistance and toughness. Carbon augments the steel’s tensile strength and increases its resistance to wear and abrasion. Resulting from this recipe is blade steel that retains a sharp cutting edge over time and use. The “comet” shaped opening hole is a trademark of the byrd line and is synonymous with the stringent quality requirements, high performance materials and manufacturing, which go into every knife. fully stainless handles have a sequence of ergonomic curves that fit into the palm for comfort and fatigue-free control while cutting. For additional safty, a portion of the lock release is ground away. This is a design add-on conceived by custom knifemaker David Boye and eliminates the chance of gripping the knife tightly enough to unintentionally release the lock. All byrds feature a pocket clip that clips the knife inside a pocket and it attaches to either end of the folder for tip-up or tip-down right-hand carry.
As received the staples wouldn’t feed properly. Talked to DeWalt and “They just don’t have any problems with this model. Get it replaced.” Gotit replaced but meanwhile the original worked better every time it was used.
The rplacemement arrived- a quick check showed the staple feed area to be extremely tight also. I sent the replacement back & kept the original.
I expect the tool will become superior with a little more break-in time – or I may just take a little sandpaper to the bar over which the staples slide. I’m using Bostich 1/2 X 2 staples. These are galvanized – another brand or non-galvanized staples might feed OK.
This review is from: Benchmade Knife 556S Mini-Griptilian Pardue Folding Knife ComboEdge Satin Blade (Apparel) I’ve had this knife for over a month now, and I have absolutely ZERO regrets buying it. The locking mechanism used is fantastic. When the lock is pulled, there is no resistance on the blade and flicking it open AND closed becomes second nature with a little bit of practice. It honestly made me wonder why more knives didn’t have a design like this, and if it’s because it’s patented, why didn’t I just buy one earlier? The Benchmade Mini-Griptilian 556 comes in a few colors, but black goes with everything so that’s what I chose. After a month of every day carrying and usage, it’s showing minimal signs of wear, but I pride myself on having scrapes and scuffs on things that are supposed to be used every day. Again, great little knife and I’d be truly disappointed if I ever lost it. Huh, that’s the first time I’ve thought about the possibility of losing it and it almost made me think about buying a second just to keep somewhere safe if I ever did lose this one haha…. anyway, buy with confidence with the Benchmade name.
Features: Class: Blue Lock Mechanism: AXIS Premium AXIS Function Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC Grip Textured Molded Handle Ambidextrous Thumb-Stud Opener Clip: Black Reversible Tip-Up Sheath Material: Sold Separately Multiple Configurations Available Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs Technial Specification: Weight: 2.56oz. Blade Length: 2.91″ Blade Thickness: 0.100″ Overall Length: 6.78″ Closed Length: 3.87″
This review is from: 1/4 In Dr GearRatchet Vortex Socket Set – 25-Pc Was very pleased with the product and it shipped way faster then expected, will order from them again in the future!
1/4″ Drive GearRatchet Socket Set – 25-PcSocket set features sockets that integrate directly into the ratchet head (no drive square needed) that allows unlimited bolt hole clearance, access, and strength. Vortex sockets integrate into the GearRatchet handle instead of attaching to a square drive eliminates the need for most deep well sockets. Overall height is reduced by as much as 50% and width by 20% – low profile for hard to reach fasteners. Includes adapter that will fit standard sockets – universal system.
This review is from: Neiko Heavy Duty 7-Piece Auto Body Hammer & Dolly Kit (Misc.) The only product that I have bought through Amazon that I was not happy with. Poorly machined surfaces which were uneven and had pit marks from the forging process on the machined surface. I returned the product because the case was also destroyed from the weight of the tools during transit.
Includes: 1 piece curved dolly, utility dolly , double end hand dolly, shrink dolly, standard bumping, pick & finish hammer, reverse curve hammer
This review is from: Mini Half-Serrated Key Chain Knife (Misc.) This is a good every day work knife and a quick protection small knife when needed in an emergency. Opening parcels, trimming paper coupons, sharpen a pencil.
Lockback Knife on a Key Chain by Bartech Pro This handy little mini knife on a key chain features an extra sharp 1-7/8 inches 420 surgical stainless steel half-serrated blade to cut cord or twine easier and lightweight Leymar handle. The thumb stud allows one-handed opening with either the left or right hand. Measures 4-1/4 inches long opened and 2-1/2 inches closed. Lifetime warranty. Bulk Packed.
This review is from: Sunex 26499 1/2-Inch Drive 17–mm Hex Impact Socket (Tools & Home Improvement) This seems to be a quality tool, but I was under the impression this was an American made tool. Will not buy this brand from this site again.
No doubt, the strongest impact socket line around. Sunex Tools impact sockets tackle the toughest jobs with a chrome molybdenum alloy steel grip that won’t let go. With solid durability that keeps them driving through job after job, we’ve got sizes and styles enough to fulfill any need.
This review is from: Spyderco byrd Cara Cara2 Black FRN PlainEdge Knife (Sports) [I'm not going to bother with specs as those can easily be found on the manufacturer's website.]
I’m an amateur photographer, and as such it’s not uncommon for me to carry around thousands of dollars worth of camera gear, and sometimes I have no choice but to do so on my own. I wanted to get a knife in addition to my pepper spray as backup emergency defense, as well as a light utility blade of sorts. I needed to get a folding knife because of some laws in my state about fixed blade knives, I also wanted to keep something on me at all times and I think a lightweight folding knife would be the easiest to do that with.
Basically my requirements were – light weight, quick deployment, inexpensive, and at least a 3 inch blade (for defensive purposes).
Before I started shopping around I researched different options for about a month (maybe too much). I found plenty of recommendations for what knife afficionados refer to as “EDC” or every day carry knives as well as “tactical” – or defensive knives. I found many video reviews here on Amazon and YouTube – from popular users such as Nutnfancy, Crocket20, TheLateBoyScout, WeAllJuggleKnives, X4cto, and others on all sorts of recommendations. Some notable suggestions included the Ontario RAT 1, Cold Steel AK-47/Recon 1, Spyderco Endura, Emerson CQC, CRKT M16, Gerber Evo, Kershaw Skyline/Volt II/Leek, SOG Flash, Buck Vantage, and others.
Since I really wanted a light weight knife in hopes that I’d keep it on me at all times (and that every ounce adds up when you carry a lot of camera equipment), I ruled out knives like the Ontario, Cold Steels, even though their designs really appealed to me – they just weighed too much (more than even my cell phone). I ruled out the Emerson knives because while great, they are all quite expensive. Ruled out the CRKT and Gerber because of their tip down carry which makes you reorient the knife in your hand when you pull it out of your pocket to deploy the blade due to their tip-down carry, costing speed of defense. I ruled out the others I haven’t mentioned except the Spyderco Endura because of a combination weight and slower speed of deployment.
“Wait!” You say, “The Kershaw and Buck knives can be had with a really fast flipper that opens the knife very fast, and the SOG has a sort of assisted opening that is extremely fast as well, how can you rule them out?!”
There is a method of opening a folding knife that is faster than just about any knife or switch blade I’ve seen, yet remains legal where switch blades, butterfly knives, and automatic knives do not. This method is sometimes referred to a “wave” deployment, and as far as I know was first developed by the knife manufacturer Emerson. Basically the way this works is the motion of you pulling the knife out of your pocket is the same motion that opens it into the open and locked position, and it’s lightning fast. Instead of using a thumb stud or flipper or deployment hole on the side of the blade that you actuate with your thumb, there is a sort of hook or catch on the top of the closed blade. This hook or catch snags on your pocket as you pull the knife out of your pants, and pulls the knife open.
The Endura by Spyderco can be bought for around $70 with this wave feature built in, but I wanted to go even cheaper. Some additional browsing of YouTube showed that with a simple zip-tie (search “zip tie Spyderco” on YouTube) you can turn the cheaper non-wave Endura into a wave knife, and it’s just about as reliable for all intents and purposes. That’s also when I stumbled across Spyderco’s budget brand – Byrd.
Byrd knives are a part of Spyderco, and are basically the same knives as the Enduras or Delicas of the more expensive brand, but have a steel that isn’t quite as nice. The Spyderco variety are generally a Japanese VG-10 steel which isn’t the best-of-the-best, but still pretty high end steel for a folding knife, while the Byrd line uses 8Cr13MoV – a Chinese steel. The VG-10 from what I understand is less prone to rust and can take and hold a sharper edge for longer, but the 8Cr13MoV is no garbage steel by any means, and many respected manufacturers use it. I figured the better value for my purposes would be the cheaper steel, and opted for the Byrd.
I ordered the Byrd Cara Cara 2, and upon receiving it I immediately tried out the zip-tie mod, the poor man’s wave. It works GREAT for me. It does take a little practice to get it out exactly the way you want it but it’s really easy and lightning-fast to deploy. I’m quite pleased with it. Of course if you didn’t want to use the poor man’s wave feature, you could always deploy it normally with your thumb or employ the “Spyder drop” (YouTube “Spyder drop” if you’re interested). The blade came perfectly centered and locks up strong, with no wiggle or play in any direction whatsoever. Thankfully the full flat ground blade came hair-shaving sharp, and of course easily slides through paper with almost no effort. The grips are surprisingly well done and offer a lot of traction, and actually I think it has better traction overall than a more costly Endura 4 due to the jimping on the bottom of the blade itself. The lock is strong but not too strong that you can’t unlock it easily with one hand, which I really like. The pocket clip is solid and is positionable as a left hand/right hand carry, tip up or tip down. By default the knife ships tip up for right handed carry.
Overall for my purposes I believe the Byrd Cara Cara 2 represents the best balance of value, weight, and speed of deployment in a defensive/utility folding knife. Would I like to get that Emerson CQC-8 someday? Absolutely. But until that day the Byrd Cara Cara 2 will suit my needs perfectly.
Before I started looking for a knife I knew nothing about them and didn’t care about them whatsoever. After all this research I’m almost tempted to start knife collecting because there’s some really cool stuff out there, and YouTube personalities like Nutnfancy and others will make you want to do the same due to their genuine enthusiasm towards gear like this!
I never write reviews for anything (this is my first!) so I apologize if this wasn’t as well structured as it perhaps could have been. Good luck with your research!
This review is from: E-Z Red 5 Piece Metric Double Box Universal Spline Ratcheting Wrench Set – EZRRM6 (Misc.) I highly recommend do not purchase this item from Eris marketing due to they’re just a player, on their website they have this item showing 3 in stock and when you order good lock getting it because I waited for 23 days and still haven’t receive it yet.
5 Piece Metric Double Box Universal Spline Ratcheting Wrench Set
This review is from: Fluke Networks 10055501 D814 Impact Tool with EverSharp 110/66 blade (Electronics) I purchased this over a different brand because it is designed for one operation – to punch down network connections. I figured with a name like fluke, I couldn’t go wrong and if it didn’t have gimmicky attachments (i.e. a screw driver attachment, hook and spudger)it would be better suited for the task. I must say I am disappointed.
First let me talk about the strong points of this tool. Like I said there are no attachments so you aren’t going to lose parts(see the Klein VDV427-807). There is storage in the handle for the unused blade. Each blade has one side for punch down only and the other will punch down and cut.
Now for the weak features of the tool. There are a dozen other tools made very similar to this with a much lower price tag – I would wager that they would do the task equally as well. The pressure required even on low is a bit strong; typically the wire would cut before the impact motion occurred. The blades are not very sharp and will absolutely need honing to be able to cut properly. The blade fits rather loosely on the connectors so finding the angle required to punch and cut in one motion takes some getting used to. The HIGH/LOW adjustment dial is rather hard to grip and turn. The tool is also not very ergonomic; the slippery plastic tapered in the direction of use equates to more grip pressure required.
After using this tool I decided to buy something else.
This is a fantastic torque wrench. Ergonomics are first-rate. Easy to set and use. Quality rugged construction and a fine looking tool! Complete with NIST traceable certs. I recommend this tool to anyone looking for a high capacity 1/2″ torque wrench. John
I’ve just completed installing and properly tuning a split system air conditioner and evaporator coil to work with my existing gas furnace. I bought the equipment, the R410a, and about $1000 worth of specialty tools (no shortcuts) – almost all online (95% Amazon). I did this – after loads of research – because I wanted to ensure that my specific installation wishes would be fulfilled. And I still saved $1500 over the lowest bid (and that guy completely ignored a specific request).
You need to pair this with a normal nitrogen regulator for it to work safely and properly. It is perfect for flowing nitrogen (ridding the system of normal air) through your AC system at a very slow rate so that you don’t build up soot inside your system. Being able to flow so slowly not only allows you to take your time since you’re not worried about running out of nitrogen so quickly, but you are more likely to develop leaks if you put too much pressure in the system. Be sure to open the other end of the system so the nitrogen has someplace to go so that you don’t build up pressure; you can just hook up a hose with a core depressor to the other service valve.
Turbotorch 0386-0849 Specifications: * Brass Body Construction * Control Valve * Over-Pressure Safety Relief Valve * 1/4″ M.F. Outlet * 1/4″ F.F. Inlet (Hand Tight) Maximum Inlet Pressure 50 PSI * Outflow 0-75 SCFH (Standard Cubic Feet Per Hour) and 0-35 LPM (Liters Per Minute)
This review is from: 3/4″ Drive Jumbo Breaker Bar 20″ Length (Misc.) As ‘inexpensive’ as It is, still not worth it. The head sheared off the first time I tried to use it to remove a 36mm axle nut from an Acura RSX. A 3/4″ “breaker” bar should be able to handle that easily. Not this one. The handle started to bend at the head and then the head sheared right off. I don’t know what grade of steel they made this out of but it clearly isn’t up to the task a tool of this size should be able to deal with.
Use this jumbo Bar Breaker to break big nuts and bolts. Size: 3/4″-Dr. x 20″-L, Chrome Vanadium Steel
This review is from: CH Hanson 06201 7-Inch Self-Adjusting Locking C-Clamp with Swivel Pads (Tools & Home Improvement) I’ve got the 11″ and 7″ CH Hanson clamps and they are fantastic tools to have around. They do indeed have the ability to clamp any thickness of material with a constant force (you set the clamping force rather than the thickness) and they are built more solidly than new Vice-Grips. I’m just disappointed I didn’t buy them years ago…
I purchased this to open the threads on the steering knuckle stop that I had to drill the old bolt out of. The threads were there but had rust and remains of the old bolt in it. This tap did not perform as well as I thought it should, considering it only had to clean and not make threads.
Working on my 1994 Toyota pickup that was in Ohio from 1994 to 2001 I have become an expert at drilling out and tapping. Always start with a small drill bit and make sure it is centered, then keep on getting larger. Cobalt drill bits are preferred. KR Tools 61913 Pro Series 13-Pieces Cobalt Drill Bit Set For the money you cannot go wrong on these. Just remember Cobalts are strong, but very brittle. They hold their edge but will snap if you try to bend them.
This tap worked and am happy I purchased it as it did the job, but it did not work as well as the cheap made in China taps I have. 5 stars for the Amazon convenience of getting a hard to find tap, 1 star for performance.
I got mine from Ace who gave excellent service and had the lowest price.
This tool is a compete piece of junk. What was I expecting for $10? Don’t waste your time.
On one of the cutter assemblies the hole that clamps onto the cross bar was machined oversize so it was just barely possible to tighten the socket screw enough to hold it firmly in place on the cross bar. After a little use I could not tighten the screw enough to hold the cutter assembly in place.
After cutting one hole the cross bar that holds the cutter developed play where it fits into the center mandrill. This allows the cutters to chatter badly.
There is a safety nut on each end of the cross bar the keeps the cutter assemblies from spinning off should they become loose. Both safety nuts keep loosening and falling off. There is no lock washer so of course these are going to vibrate loose. If this was the only problem you could install your own lock washer.
Though usually sold as a pruning knife, this is a great single blade knife. The cutting edge is only sharpened on one side, and is very sharp.
This knife is sturdy and well made. Consider for a moment, 95% of the time a pocket knife is used, it is to cut something; a single blade knife is perfect.
With no loosening of the blade, mine has lasted for years.
Victorinox florist/grafting knife with steel lining. 2 1/4″. stainless steel blade, beveled on one side for pruning and grafting, 3 1/2″ red nylon handle. This is also popular as a general purpose knife.
I bought this drill to Drive Grounds, mostly. I Bought the Ground Rod Accessory for to be used with it. I am a Electrical Contractor & a Telephone Cable Splicer. 11-19-2009 while working on a Contract in South Boston, Virginia 24592 . It is doing a very good job of driving 5/8″ X 8′ Ground Rods. About 3 to 5 minutes per Ground Rod to be driven down to ground level. I am pleased with this tool. Max Steven Spann D. B. A S. S. Wiring Contractor [...] 334-477-6757 .
This review is from: Tom Anderson Razor Barbers Shaver Folder Pocket Knife (Misc.) I like this knife. I like the design, the 440 Stainless Steel blade, and the size. There are only a few minor deterrents. First, the hinge action on the blade arrives a little loose for easy opening, and if it’s too loose for your liking, you’ll need an Allen Wrench of a particular size to tighten the blade. The Micarta is fairly durable, though is a paper-base, creating a slight feeling of flimsiness, though I haven’t had any problems yet. The blade doesn’t arrive very sharp, and as such, a sharpener is nearly a must. There was also a little bit of stain on one side of the handle that looks suspiciously like rust. But for the price, definitely a good buy for collection or practical use. If considering, definitely purchase.
440 STAINLESS STEEL RAZOR BLADE *GREEN MICARTA WOOD OVERLAY FULL TANG STEEL HANDLE
This review is from: Xcelite CK23 Combination Reversible Screwdriver Kit This screwdriver is a must have in an Aircraft Maintenance Technician’s toolbox. Besides being very versatile, when the blade is removed, the blade receptacle can be used as a 7/16″ six point nut holder.
Customer Reviews: SOG Specialty Knives & Tools TWI-12 Twitch II, 2-7/10-Inch Straight Edge Folding Knife, Black TiNi
This was my first SOG knife and I’ve owned it for about a year now. The original intent was to have a small enough EDC that was both dependable and able to be carried in different types of pants (work, jeans, casual dress, shorts)without all of the excess bulk. As far as my EDCs go, the Twitch exceeds all of my expectations in those categories. While I rarely use the flipper or the blade lock, they add versatility to a knife that some will gladly use. The thumb stud is my primary means for opening the knife and it has performed flawlessly, and unless the blade is locked, the knife is easily deployed with one hand. The pocket clip functions well, also, and the knife fits very well in a third pocket on jeans. The blade is amazingly sharp right out of the package. For about a year now, it has been regularly used to cut plastic, cardboard, and envelopes with ease. Only now has it started to show signs of needing to be sharpened. The overall feel of the knife is that it is very well constructed and it is seems to be quite a value for the price. Though it is small, it is fairly easy to grip (though I haven’t had any situations arise where I had to be overly aggressive with a grip), however, in situations where an aggressive grip is neccesary, one may find this knife lacking a bit due to its size.
Thus far, if there is anything remotely negative that I could say about this knife, it would be that it probably isn’t designed for someone with big, stubby fingers like me. This hasn’t really been much of an issue for me, but others may feel that it is.
In comparison to my other EDC knives: Spyderco Tenacious, Kershaw Crown, and Gerber’s Bear Grylls Scout, the Twitch’s size causes it to be my most preferred.
The SPECS Open: 6.2″ Blade: 2.68″ x .100″ Weight: 2.6 oz. Steel: AUS-8 Stainless RC: 57-58 Edge: Straight or Partially Serrated Handle: Hard-Anodized 6061-T6 Machined Aluminum Comes With: Money / Pocket Clip
This review is from: CRL Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit (Misc.) I bought this when my Black & Decker died, mostly for its slim design because I needed one to use in a tight space. But its not strong like the last one. It’s only good for light jobs. For grinding away metal it’s not so good.
For versatility at a great price, you can’t beat the CRL Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit. The tool’s comfortable grip and light weight design make it easy to use in any position. The high speed of the tool will give you precision control and fast results. Change accessories in just seconds to choose just the right tool for the job. Included are a 20 piece diamond bit set, great for working on glass; a 10 piece stone grinding set; an assortment of felt wheels, twist drills, sanding drums, cut off blades, steel and brass brushes and other sized collets. The handy carrying case keeps them neat and organized. Great for shop or home use. 12 Volt DC transformer plugs into your 110V AC power source. Now available the Cat. No. LD111240VC CRL 240-Volt Converter Adapter. Note: For a replacement switch order Cat. No. LD111SW.
Customer Reviews: Wiha 26993 Slotted and Phillips Precision Interchangeable Blade Set in Steel Box, 6 Piece
This review is from: Wiha 26993 Slotted and Phillips Precision Interchangeable Blade Set in Steel Box, 6 Piece (Tools & Home Improvement) I opted to go for this set of micro-screwdrivers for two reasons- the metal carrying case, and the changeable tips.
The metal carrying case is substantial and will last forever, a nice touch and functional.
I’m also glad I went with the interchangeable tips rather than the sets with each driver attached to a handle. Each bit contains two driver heads, so while working it is easier to flip the driver rather than going to the box for another size. That is assuming the one you need is on the other side.
The padded swivel on the end of the driver handle is a nice feature. There is a quick release nut on the tip the holds in the driver, works great.
This is a real nice well made tool set, and the equally well made metal case is a great bonus.
This review is from: Knipex 8702250 10-Inch Cobra Pliers – Comfort Grip (Tools & Home Improvement) 1.) German made
2.) Excellent ergonomics
3.) Quality materials
4.) Patented adjustable locking deisgn
5.) Needs to be in everyone’s toolbox/toolchest
6.) Done deal
Customer Reviews: Wiha 31191 Stubby Slotted Screwdriver Set with 1/4 by 1-Inch and Stubby Phillips #2 by 1-Inch with SoftFinish Handle
This review is from: Wiha 31191 Stubby Slotted Screwdriver Set with 1/4 by 1-Inch and Stubby Phillips #2 by 1-Inch with SoftFinish Handle (Tools & Home Improvement) A nice set of German made stubby screwdrivers. I ordered two sets and will be using them often. I’m a little concerned with Wiha: The pier set I just received was made in SROV (the Soviet Republic of Vietnam), and the 12 pc. 1/4″ drive hex socket set is not labeled Wiha, and has no indication of the bit size on the sockets. If you have to ask…
Anyway, buyers beware with Wiha. I wish sellers would list the country of manufacture (if known) on these products. -Tom
Customer Reviews: IDL Tools International VG6000BK ViperGrip 6-Inch 2-in-1 Self-Adjusting and Locking Pliers
This review is from: IDL Tools International VG6000BK ViperGrip 6-Inch 2-in-1 Self-Adjusting and Locking Pliers (Tools & Home Improvement) I got this thing awhile back for no particular reason. I think it was to fill out a “free shipping” order. Anyway, when I first got it, I wondered what ever possesed me to order such a contraption! You close the jaws with your index and middle fingers, then you lock it with the other two fingers. But, once it gets a bite, it holds on, to the point it was a pain to get released. I tossed it in the toolbox figuring I likely wouldn’t get much use out of the thing, as I was working along on several projects though, if a pair of pliers wasn’t handy, I would grab this. After a couple of months, I started looking for them and now it has almost become my “go to” for all sorts of things. Well built, laminated steel construction, I have beat on it removing nails and it hasn’t been fazed nor lost it’s grip. Guess I just had to develop enough co-ordination to use it properly. I would definately recommend it as a nice-but-not-essential addition to a tool arsenal.
This review is from: Ingersoll Rand SK3M7U 3/8-Inch Drive 7-Piece Metric Universal Impact Socket Set (Tools & Home Improvement) Love it!! It works great. It’s really good and strong. I do recommend it to anyone that needs swivel sockets.
This review is from: TEKTON 47808 1/2-Inch Drive by 17mm Deep Impact Socket (Tools & Home Improvement) Good and solid. I needed a deep 17mm socket and found this one for a good price. Its not chrome, but who really wants chrome. Only comment is that its not low profile so if you are fitting it into a small space, then you may want to look for one with a smaller circumferance. That said, the thickness of the sides will make it more durable. I use it for my lugbolts when I swap my snow tires out and its fine for that because there’s another wheel lock key that I have to slolt into the wheel lug area so clearance is not an issue.
hi, I purchased one of these wire cutters, they are great for wire. i purchased for dual use in my bicycle kit. Not good for the brake cable housing as they leave a large burr you must grind out, the shimano cutter works better on bicycle cable housing… again, great tool, the jaws just too thick or the cut angle wrong for coiled bicycle brake cable housing
Felco cable cutter for up to 5/32″ Wire Rope
This industry standard machine offers economical flexibility, power and utility — and does so for a very long time. The small, tight angle head can sneak a whole bunch of torque into some very small places. The head can easily be adjusted right, left, up or down giving the user a lot of options when facing a tight-place job. The balance of the machine as well as the thoughtful positioning of the controls make it seem as though your hands are fully trained in its use the first time you pick it up. The gearing and fine working right angle drive make it almost impossible to stop this durable motor. (But you can do it in a pinch – an ode to the motor design) Last year I had to change the brushes for the second time in 26 years of use. Most people get better wear than this, but in my renovation endeavors I have used this machine for everything between removing a tractor tire to a make-do winch. Other attributes: The auxillary handle is built as well as the machine itself, and is very useable. The box is standard Millwuakee tough should last through the life of the tool. If you install plumbing vents in frame houses every day, you would do better with the venerable 1676 Hole-Hawg by the same manufacturer. Otherwise strong consideration must be given to this machine as your standard 1/2″ drill. Can’t go wrong.
Very good quality and my son loves it. I expected it to be cheaply made but it wasn’t. It shoots good and operates as it should. It can get stuck in tall grass or rough terrain though.
This all terrain tank shoots 6 mm Airsoft BB’s, can deliver up to 4 cans of your favorite beverage on land, and automatically covert to a boat for water travel! Features headlights, red LED on full auto gun, turbo props, 7.2V rechargeable battery, and remote control operates on 9V battery (included).
This review is from: Greenlee 0153-02C Screwdriver Set, 7 Piece (Tools & Home Improvement) Very nice set of screw drivers, was a very good price. Keep these in my toolbox @ work. These are my everyday use screw driver, comfortable rubber grip.
This review is from: KD Tools 3191 CV Joint Boot Clamp Tightening Wrench (Tools & Home Improvement) Great tool that works. Use a torque wrench on the tightening spool and get precise clamping. Buy your bulk clamping materials at McMaster-Carr. They sell the strapping in 100ft rolls and the strap clips in qtys of 100.
The Stanley 84-098 8-inch slip joint pliers are great. The Stanley 84-098 8-inch slip joint pliers are easy to handle. The pliers have a good gripping surface. The Stanley 84-098 8-inch slip joint pliers have excellent manueverability. I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND THE STANLEY 84-098 8-INCH SLIP JOINT PLIERS!
This review is from: Knipex 2612200 8-Inch Long Nose Pliers with Cutter – Comfort Grip (Tools & Home Improvement) Nice, Strong, Comfortable. These needle nose pliers have a very tapered/slim nose so they can get into tight spots very good. Love them! Knipex makes the best pliers! Top of the line Quality! Worth the money!
This vise is a great vise; it has a rest to place your pipe on, and a bender! Overall, I rate this vise as tops.
This review is from: Klein Tools 630M 3″ Hollow Shank Magnetic Tip Nut Driver Set (2 Pieces) (Tools & Home Improvement) I replaced the evaporator fan for my refrigerator and I kept dropping all of the nuts, over and over again. I was so upset from dropping them that I almost gave up. I decided that I would see if I could get a magnetic tool and thats when I found this one. The next time I had to take the back off of my refrigerator it was soooooooo easy to put the screws back in and I did the work in 1/4 of the time I did it before and I did it with no swear words. I keep it in a special drawer so it doesn’t get mixed in with my husbands tools and get lost forever. It is very valuable to me and I don’t why anyone would want to do the work without it if they knew they had something like this available.
Hollow shaft design with Rare Earth magnetic tipHollow shaft facilitates work on bolt applicationsCushion-Grip handle allows for greater torque and comfortHandle end is color coded for easy identificationInternal flanges provide solid, twist-resistant shaft anchorChrome-plated shaft helps prevent corrosion
This review is from: Hawk 15 In 1 Bicycle Wrench Does what its supposed to do. Good for tightening and loosening. What more do you want? Fits in saddlebag easily.
Save the time of having to find the right sized tool to fix your bike with this 15 in one bicycle wrench. Plan a nice ride out with the money you save on not having to buy 15 different tools and take your wrench with you just in case
This review is from: Malco 24F 24-Inch Folding Tool (Tools & Home Improvement) It works….what else can you really say?
It’s pretty stout and heavy duty. Although the opening for the metal seems “small”, it worked for me very good.
Good product if you need to bend some thinner metals.
This review is from: Columbia River Knife and Tool 2510 Bear Claw Blunt Tip (Tools & Home Improvement) This knife is great for water sports. Was purchased as a gift for a rafting guide. Blunt tip is great for preventing injury or puncturing raft. Curved edge makes cutting tangled rope a breeze. Finger hole allows for comfortable use and security. Safety clip for sheath ensures knife does not inadvertently fall out. Easy attachment kit for sheath to mount to life jacket. GREAT product.
This review is from: Forney Industries 32360 Welding Gloves (Misc.) These welding gloves do what they’re supposed to. I just started using them so I can’t speak to long-term durability but they feel as strong as any other leather welding gloves I’ve used. When putting them on for the first time, they are very comfortable and fit pretty well. I normally wear size L gloves.
I hope this helps because I am using them for welding and not for a costume. I guess I can’t blame them though, if I were shopping for something, I would want what I saw in the picture. In my case, my gloves were the same color as what was pictured; maybe just a tad darker.
Lined interior for insulation against heat. Heavy duty, long lasting for maximum protection. 13 1 2″ long.
This review is from: Snap-on Industrial Brand JH Williams 13642 4-Piece Black Adjustable Wrench Set (Tools & Home Improvement) Do not be fooled, those tools have nothing to do with snap-on. Its garbage and it says China all over the place place, even on the cheap pouch they come in. Worst of all the lower jaw rocks up and down and even side to side. Will be returning today, at least amazon doesnt make it a hassle.
Customer Reviews: JET 708404 JBOS-5 5-1/2 Inch 1/2 Horsepower Benchtop Oscillating Spindle Sander with Spindle Assortment, 110-Volt 1 Phase
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I’ve had a Delta BOSS spindle sander for ~5 years and it worked well until the motor burned out. Repairing it would cost almost as much as a new one, and even if repaired its longevity was questionable (other than that I’ve been pleased with its performance), so I looked for a replacement and settled on the Jet. I’ve used the Jet and it does the job intended. However, it has some areas in which it could be easily improved. Following are some comparisons between the Jet and the Delta.
1) The Jet is slightly quieter than the Delta, but not a lot – neither is a loud tool.
2) The Delta’s round table is larger than the Jet’s square one. The Jet’s table is beefier (the Delta’s never showed any tendency to flex).
3) The Delta’s base is plastic, while the Jet is all metal. The feet for the Delta are molded into its base, with non-skid rubber inserts attached – all four of the molded feet are cracked, though this never caused a problem. The Jet has non-slip feet as well, and given the construction I don’t think they’ll be cracking or breaking off.
4) The Delta’s mechanism is simple and looked robust enough. I’ve read that people have had problems with the nylon drive gear – I did not. However, the cover for the gears broke off at some point.
5) The Delta’s steel table inserts fit around the spindles well (one for each spindle), with a pattern cut into them to improve dust collection. Delta has modified the BOSS since, and I don’t know if its inserts are still steel. There are fewer inserts (also steel) for the Jet (one size is used for multiple spindles). The table inserts in the Jet aren’t flush with the cast iron table top, necessitating shimming them.
6) The Delta has storage for all its accessories. The Jet has storage for some of its accessories. There’s storage for the spindles and inserts, but no provision for storing the supplied wrenches required for changing the spindles. Also, there’s no storage for the optional 3″ spindle and insert. The Jet’s insert holder slots are too narrow for the inserts to slip into (they can be forced). Some filing of the holder would correct this for the most part, but the mounting bolts will restrict the depth to which the insert can fit in the innermost slot. Some of the holes in the spindle holder are too small for the spindle to seat into completely.
7) The Delta comes with the full range of spindles (up the 3″). The Jet comes with smaller sizes (down to 1/4″), but the 3″ spindle is a costly add-on (and its insert is extra).
The Delta is almost too tall while sitting on the benchtop (I’m 5′ 9″). The Jet is ~3″ taller, so it’s too tall for benchtop use for me. I built it a rolling stand that puts it at a more comfortable height. This also solved the problem of lifting the Jet onto the bench – it weighs considerably more than the Delta.
9) The Jet’s spindles are ~1″ longer than the Delta’s, but given the Jet’s tilting table feature, in normal (right angle) use the extra length is lost, and the capacities of these sanders are similar.
10) The Delta’s dust collection is efficient (when hooked up to a shop vacuum or dust collector – the bag is useless). The Jet is much more open underneath (between the table and the base, to accommodate the tilt feature), so dust collection suffers. I’ve experimented with some thin plastic sheeting to enclose this volume better). Both tools have odd-sized dust ports.
11) The Jet has twice the horsepower of the Delta (1/2 versus 1/4), but I never bogged down the Delta (these are fairly aggressive sanders, so light pressure is the norm). The Delta’s motor is an open design (i.e., dust can get in) with no built-in fan, whereas the Jet has a TEFC motor.
12) The Jet costs ~$150 more than the Delta.
Bottom line: The Jet is a more solidly built machine, and appears to be constructed for the long haul. It has some rough edges that, if corrected, would take it from “very good” to “excellent”. Given the extra $150 cost compared to the Delta, Jet should make these corrections. Even as is I’d classify it as a “keeper”. The Delta is a decent machine for the money, but my experience with the motor kept me from buying another like it. I own a number of Delta tools (stationary and benchtop), many 15 years old or more, and this is the first failure I’ve experienced with one.
I’ve used the Jet sander for 2 years and I’m still pleased with it – no mechanical problems whatsoever.
The thin plastic sheeting mentioned above works fine for improving the dust collection so I have continued to use it.
I considered trying to adapt the spindles and sleeves from the Delta to the Jet, primarily so I could use the Delta’s 3″ spindle. The Delta would fit on one of the Jet’s smaller diameter solid metal spindles (the sleeve length difference has to be addressed). However, I couldn’t get the sleeve off the Jet’s spindle. I didn’t want to cut it off, so I gave up and bought the 3″ spindle and insert. The 3″ size is just too useful to pass up. It’s also overpriced and should be standard equipment. Oh well.
With the 3″ spindle and insert the storage problem became a real headache, so I removed the two shelves that came with the Jet and built two larger ones out of oak and mounted them where the metal shelves had been. The new shelves are the same length, but are slightly wider (they don’t protrude any further out than the table top). As with the metal shelves, one side holds the spindles and the other the inserts. On the insert side I also made provision to hold the two wrenches. Metal angle brackets, bent to match the shape of the sander body, hold the new shelves in place. This is a vast improvement to the stock shelves.
This review is from: TEKTON 1993 Combination Wrench Set, Metric, 5-Piece (Tools & Home Improvement) Got this as a gift for my dad and craftman and he was really happy it came in on time and was in my price rang so it was good for me.
This review is from: Knipex 8605250 10-Inch Pliers Wrench – Comfort Grip (Tools & Home Improvement) I’m the sort that uses some form of wrench every day, from minor plumbing to heavy work on a 50 ton overhead crane.
This is my new favorite tool, instantly inserted into my carry around bag.
Obviously need a pair of groove joint pliers to complement it for when dealing with something round (stuck hydraulic fittings, garden hose, etc.), but for anything that has a bolt head to it (hex or square) that you can sneak it onto, it’s great. The simple act of removing pressure from the handles loosens the jaws enough to rotate it around the fastener, and applying gentle pressure seems to “find” the flats quickly. In other words, it’s almost as fast as a ratcheting wrench. I have the ten inch version, and it seems you can put a huge amount of torque on them. I’m going to have to buy another pair for work, as these are not leaving my sight.
I can’t say enough good things about this item. One use was enough to make me actually stop and stare at the tool in wonder – great build, seems rather tough (a couple years will prove how tough, but I’ve got faith in ‘em), easy to use, and very intuitive. Knipex hit a home run with these.
Customer Reviews: Chicago Pneumatic SS413WP 1/2″ Drive 3 Piece Metric Deep Wheel ProtectorImpact Socket Set
This review is from: Chicago Pneumatic SS413WP 1/2″ Drive 3 Piece Metric Deep Wheel ProtectorImpact Socket Set (Tools & Home Improvement) I purchased this set thinking I was getting a really quality piece. I was a bit disappointed with it….. the metal these are made out of seems “soft”, and the 19mm is already rounding out with only a few uses on it. The plastic sleeves are just slid onto the socket and not held on by anything, so they do come off. They do the job, they are thin walled sockets, but I expect more for the price.
This review is from: TEKTON 3010 5-oz. Magnetic Tack Hammer (Misc.) Not much to say, it’s a hammer. Split to hold tiny tacks securly and magnetic enough to hold larger finishing nails, it’s been working fine since I got it.
Tekton by M.I.T. 5-oz Magnetic Tack Hammer features: Drop Forged, Heat Treated Steel Head, Strong Magnetic Claw Holds Tacks and Nails, Rugged Contoured Hardwood Handle, Flat Face for Driving Tacks, Nails and Brads, Steel Wedge Locks Head to Handle
This review is from: Paladin Tools 1118 GripP 20 Wire Stripper/Cutter, 30-20 AWG (Electronics) This thing, man.. it does exactly what it is supposed to. For serious. I use this for 30g wire in controller mods, and it does just fine.
This review is from: Electric Metal Engraver w/ Carbide Tip, Variable Speed to 7200 Strokes Per Minute (Misc.) The scribing needle often falls out because the cinch cap hits the housing which keeps me from tightening it up as much as I’d like. If it had a little more clearance, it would be better.
I’ve used it a few times on plastic, and of course it has no trouble engraving into soft materials.
Also saw the same thing at Harbor Freight for half the price I paid. Should have checked there first.
This review is from: Redneck toothpick. Model 17 BK513 (Misc.) I received this item very promptly, exactly on the day they said it would be here.
Upon opening it, i found the knife to be in very good shape, decently sharp (although i still needed to sharpen it, and once i did, held an edge very well).
The knife is heavy, and has a very sturdy feel to it.
The smell is also slightly bothersome, but i assume it will fade through time and use.
hope this helps!
7.25 tanto plain stainless steel blade(NOT SERRATED BLADE) with rubberized grip handle with leather pouch
This review is from: Irwin Industrial Tools 536QCN Next Generation 36-Inch Clamp and Spreader (Tools & Home Improvement) Not much to say other than it does what it suppose to. Squeeze’s well and with a simple adjustment pushes/separates well.
Great addition too my tool arsenal.
Scale is great and does exactly what it needs to do!! Id recommend it to anyone its small and portable almost pocket size!!! And having 2 weighing trays is very convenient with parts counting on this scale!.
The new sleek, metallic silver, portable IGEM Jewelry and Gold Weighing Gram Scale can weigh up to an unmatched 2 kilo or 2000g with the precision accuracy of 0.1g. It comes with 2 protective covers which double as convenient gold or jewelry weighing trays; a full featured scale that is ideal for the retail jeweler, traveling gold or silver buyer, or pawnbroker, and it has unbeatable features and value.The scale weighs in grams, dwt, oz, ct; It even features Parts Counting Function! Scale has a stainless steel weighing platform, a bright blue back-lit large LCD display positioned in the perfect angle for viewing, Push Button Digital Calibration, Tare, Memory, Overload Protection, Low Battery and Overload Indication.The scale is powered by 2 supplied AAA alkaline batteries.
I’ve had a Milwaukee 18V cordless drill for years (Lok-Tor serie, not the new Chinese made M18 cordless serie) and it’s served me well. However batteries for these are unreliable and the Li-ion replacements cost too much (still had to buy a set to revive my cordless tools, cost is close to $200) so I decided to look for a corded alternative to take its place whenever possible. After HOURS of reading reviews and specs, I decided to go for this Dewalt one. It has power, speed and other features that I really like. My brand of choice is Milwaukee in the past but Milwaukee has decided to make most of their tools in China now and I’m definitely NOT a fan of Chinese products. I’ve had bad experiences with Dewalt brand in the past (10+ years ago) but thought they probably have improved. Not so.
1. Decent price.
2. NOT “Made in China” craps. This is made in Mexico.
3. LOTS of power (10 AMP). In fact, it is the most powerful drill in its class.
4. Mid-section handle gives a balanced hold.
5. SPINDLE LOCK!!! Can’t stress how important this is on keyless chucks. You can tighten bits a lot tighter than free-spinning spindle, which requires 2 hands to tighten bits. Very helpful when drilling large holes with round-shanked bits because the chuck clamps on the bits a lot tighter hence, eliminate bit spinning. For people who has never used a spindle-lock corded drill before: it’s like the chuck tightening system found on most mid-range to high end cordless drill or corded drills with single sleeve chucks. Trust me, you won’t want to go back to drills without spindle lock after using one.
6. High RPM for 1/2″ drill. Most 1/2″ drill goes for around 850RPM spindle speed. This one goes to 1200RPM. This is great for drilling small holes (faster, requires less push-down force).(Some hammer drills can go as fast as 3000RPM free spinning but they’re of a different class, for different purpose.)
7. Nice LFA single-sleeved keyless chuck with brazed-on CARBIDE jaw liners. It will last a long time, even when your bit spins in it often.
Now the CONS:
1. Biggest draw-back for me is the concentricity of the spindle. I’ve used LFA chucks and know that they’re very good chucks so that eliminates the question about the chuck’s concentricity. A test piece of 1/4 diameter X 6″ long ground Thompson shaft wobbled a lot at the end when spun in this drill. Estimated about 0.020″-0.050″ run-out on it. Naturally, I brought back to to local store where I bought it to exchange for a better one. Tested the new one at the exchange counter to make sure and it did EXACTLY the same. Went and grabbed another one, same thing. They had only 3 in stock so I got a refund to go to another store in hope to get a better one. The clerk thought drills were meant to be like that so I brought in my 1/2″ Milwaukee 18V Lok-Tor drill (German made) and chucked the shaft into it. It ran extremely straight with no run-out detectable by eyes or finger placing at the end of the shaft. He just shook his head in disbelief. Tested 3 more drills at a different store and the exact same thing happened. Got really pissed because I really liked the “Pros” mentioned above. I assemble machines together and precision drilling is a must so a wobbling chuck won’t do it for me. It makes the drill “walks” out of a center-punched mark easily and makes a tap-drilled hole a lot bigger than anticipated (which results in very shallow thread depth or you can’t tap it at all).
2. Close examination of the chuck mounting system revealed another short-cut adopted by Dewalt: there is NO chuck screw to hold the chuck in place. Not even a tapped hole for the screw. In place of this hole is just a center-drilled mark. This is normally a left-hand screw to hold the chuck in place when you’re running it in counter-clockwise rotation. It prevents the chuck from being unwound out of the spindle in reverse when a lot of torque is applied to the chuck in that direction. If you ever need to drill a large hole into metal (5/8″ and larger) and the bit binds when it exits the hole, this whole chuck+bit may just unwind from the spindle when you put it in reverse in an attempt to take the bit out of the hole. This is NOT a good thing.
The CONS are deal-breakers for me. I’m sure a lot of people will find that negligible. If that is the case, by all means, buy this drill. It seems to be very good build, very powerful drill and will last for years to come. It’s just not what I needed from a high-end drill. Ended up buying a used 7 AMP Chinese-made Milwaukee 3/8″ drill from Amazon Warehouse. This drill has 1/2″-20 spindle thread so I just needed to buy a new 1/2″ LFA chuck with carbide jaws to replace the OEM one. Everything is well. Chuck runs extremely true (thank God). I do wish Milwaukee (or any other brand, for that matter) makes a corded drill that has ALL the features of a high-end cordless drill (spindle lock, adjustable clutch, 2 speed selector switch, electric brake…). So far, only Ryobi makes one with a clutch (not a very good clutch at all, lowest setting is still too stiff). I’d like to see other better brands jumps on this wagon and I’m willing to pay extra for those features. Hope you find this lengthy review helpful.
This review is from: 5 Star T6 Reversible ESD Screwdriver (Misc.) I’ve been using this driver for almost 2 years, shows almost no signs of wear. Quality tool, indispensable if you own a late 2009 unibody MBP.
This ESD custom screwdriver fits the security screws used by Apple to secure the battery into Uni-Body MacBook Pro’s. In Mid 2009 Apple started using a 5 pointed Torx Plus T-6 as a security measure. If you have the mechanical aptitude to do this task, now you can finally buy the tool to do it with.
Customer Reviews: DEWALT DC550KA 18-Volt NiCd Cordless Spiral-Saw with 1/8-Inch and 1/4-Inch Collets
ok lets be clear- I am a loyal Milwaukee user and will remain one especially with the upcoming V28 release, But this Dewalt product is outstanding in every aspect.
I have used it for about two months now and cut drywall, plywood, tile and backerboared with it. The battery life is excellent and weight and balance are outstanding. with two batteries you can litterally do drywall cut outs all day long.
Dust protection seems good and keyless chuck performs well.
An excellent buy.
sub par keys i use hex keys all day long and always bought bondhus or eklind. i thought i would try these even though they are expensive, what a rip off. some of the keys do not fit the screws properly and the ball ends are not cut properly either, you can’t get enough angle to make the ball end useful, they are either sloppy or tight. i am sorry i spent the money but i learned my lesson these keys are made in taiwan and the quality is just not there. i carried these around for a couple of weaks before i gave up on them. i went back to bondhus and the only problem i have with them is i lose them. buy american, these keys may look pretty but they are not good i wish i could get my money back.