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3M Peltor Optime III Ear Defenders by 3M
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right tool for the job, 2 July 2013
[Bought direct from Amazon] - These will save your ears! While they do not cut out all sound (they will not make everything silent) they will cut down *loud* noises dramatically. At low noise levels they do not seem to do that much: a person talking merely sounds a bit muffled, you can hear everything they say. However, fire up a chainsaw and you'll notice the difference. In enclosed spaces these really come into their own: a power sander in a small room can be deafening, but these defenders are very effective at dealing with it. The louder the noise the better they are. They are also better with higher frequencies than lower.

The headband is adjustable: the wire can be pulled… Read more
Union Bathroom Lock 76MM SC by Union
5.0 out of 5 stars Decent lock, 2 July 2013
[Bought from Saunderson Security Ltd] I needed a 3" lock for my bathroom to replace a sub-standard generic lock which had broken. I wanted a decent branded version to replace it. I have good experience with Union locks, so I specifically went looking for one.

The lock is well machined, has reasonable tolerances, matches standards, and 'feels' solid. The face plate has holes for 3 screws, and is very secure (though why you would need that secuity on a bathroom is beyond me, but over engineering is better than under).

The hole for the dead bolt is square (might seem an obvious thing to state, but some locks have a cog like hole). It took standard door furniture sourced… Read more
Eyelevel Quest Wrap Men's Sunglasses Eyelevel
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice while they lasted, 2 July 2013
I bought the grey version of these for running. They look exactly like the picture, are nice and light, with quite large lenses, and wrap around the face. They offer decent protection from the sun, and pretty good on deflecting wind.

Unfortunately they broke in the middle. I've uploaded a picture. They didn't snap - just fell apart (they actually fell apart when I took them out of the bag one day to go jogging. One side drooped, and then fell off as I was holding them with one hand - I watched it go). I gave these sunglasses 2 stars because I really like them, and I suppose it might have been a stress fracture over time (I didn't think of my head as being that large, but it may… Read more

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