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Makita 98C263 Drilling/ Driving/ Accessory Kit (101 Pieces)
Makita 98C263 Drilling/ Driving/ Accessory Kit (101 Pieces)
Price: £25.81

3.0 out of 5 stars Mid range DIY product., 1 Mar. 2015
Good value for money, but not up to serious work. For light jobs around the house, there's pretty much everything you need. Try sticking a hole in a concrete lintel with one of the 'masonry' bits and you'll be off out to buy another.


Hornblower  - The Complete Collection [DVD]
Hornblower - The Complete Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ioan Gruffudd
Price: £10.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Finish them for goodness sakes., 11 Feb. 2015
Seems to me money is always chasing good plots, so it's only a matter of time before someone either remakes this, or persuaded Gruffudd to come back and finish them...

This is real boys own stuff - like the other great captain - Kirk - Hornblower always leads his away teams himself and the guys in red shirts (coats) die like flies around him as he emerges the hero. I love it.

Lose a star for not making them all.


Steinel L 115 S Sensor Light with Crystal Glass White
Steinel L 115 S Sensor Light with Crystal Glass White
Price: £50.55

1.0 out of 5 stars Something has gone badly wrong at Steinel., 1 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I have used Steinel products for some years now, the L706S and L746S being particular favourites due to them being attractive, sturdy, and reliable, so when these were discontinued I tried these.

They aren't as good.

The plastic mouldings are of indifferent quality - the flash lines pronounced and sections thin. The sensor adjustment cover falls off at the slightest provocation and I am sure it will be lost soon. And the lack of a matched corner bracket makes them less flexible in installation. Plus, the uplighter style is less suited to LED bulbs which cast their light forwards not all round, and I have had to go back to the less efficient halogen lamps for these fittings.

Overall, a major retrograde step.

Steinel, I would like a metal bodied external downlighter with a 360 degree sensor and a matched corner bracket. Reasonably styled would be a bonus.
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Philips E27 6 Watt LED Edison Screw, Warm White
Philips E27 6 Watt LED Edison Screw, Warm White
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A great step forward for led lighting., 1 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This bulb mounts a circle of SMD leds behind a transparent plastic 'crown' and so it looks rather like an incandescent bulb in use, the quality of light is similar too, not being cold like earlier leds.

Despite the diffuser, it throws most of it's light forward, so it wasn't really much use in an uplighter.


PENHALIGONS SHAVING CREAM OPUS 1870
PENHALIGONS SHAVING CREAM OPUS 1870

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely smell, excellent shave, 1 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I can honestly sat this is the best shaving cream I have ever used. It's formulation makes good slick foam instantly and it smells nice too. Very few nicks & scratches and minimal burn.


Philips LED Light Bulb (A60 9.5 W B22 Bayonet Cap) - Warm White
Philips LED Light Bulb (A60 9.5 W B22 Bayonet Cap) - Warm White
Price: £8.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Bright instant light, 1 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is very good, giving instant light unlike cfls. It throws most of it's light forward so I didn't find it suitable for an uplighter and used it elsewhere.


Philips 12258XV+S2 Philips X-tremeVision halogen headlamp H1 12258 XV+ 12V 55W P14,5s S2  +130% more light 45m longer beam, Set of 2
Philips 12258XV+S2 Philips X-tremeVision halogen headlamp H1 12258 XV+ 12V 55W P14,5s S2 +130% more light 45m longer beam, Set of 2
Price: £19.90

3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special., 22 Jan. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I replaced my Bosch bulbs, priced at a bout half this, and there really wasn't any difference. They come in a nice box.


Hitachi Cm12y 230 Volt Disc Cutter 300mm
Hitachi Cm12y 230 Volt Disc Cutter 300mm
Offered by Big Red Toolbox
Price: £899.23

5.0 out of 5 stars Big, heavy, very sturdy saw., 31 Dec. 2014
This is a heavy tool. and if you're using a generator you probably want 2kW / 2/6kVA. But it's a disc cutter you can use indoors without killing yourself with fumes and seems to throw anything we've thrown at it for the past 4 years.


Achtung Minen Sign
Achtung Minen Sign
Offered by CamoOutdoor - The Sports & Camouflage Outfitters
Price: £7.11

3.0 out of 5 stars Wooden, indifferent environmental protection., 31 Dec. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Achtung Minen Sign (Misc.)
Okay, it's just a lump of plywood, not the metal sign I hoped for, so I don't expect it will stand up to much weather.


A Million Ways to Die in the West [DVD]
A Million Ways to Die in the West [DVD]
Dvd ~ Liam Neeson
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Relentlessly stupid 2 hour gag reel., 31 Dec. 2014
This film achieves the impressive feat of remaining in your face stupid the while way through. Not for a moment does it try to justify itself, or apologise for being what it is. (until the gag at the end of the titles which is a cop out)

I really enjoyed it.


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