Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now
Profile for Mr. P. Jackson > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Mr. P. Jackson
Top Reviewer Ranking: 914,970
Helpful Votes: 9

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Mr. P. Jackson
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Silverline 675056 Guide Clamp, 1270 mm
Silverline 675056 Guide Clamp, 1270 mm
Price: £18.66

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality guide that slips when in use with power tools, 28 July 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Just threw this into the rubbish bin after it failed me for once again and for the last time...the shame is its not hard to get the design right. The clamping mechanism is too weak - I use it to provide a straight edge for the router and hence I need to put weight against the rail to ensure the router stays true. This usually means the rail moves and I plow a spinning router straight though my piece of work. Secondly the play between the straight edge and clamp is at least 5mm, not a major issue as long as you factor this in when setting up the rail but another indictaion of a poor quality product.


Irwin Quick-Grip Mini Bar Clamp 12-inch / 300mm
Irwin Quick-Grip Mini Bar Clamp 12-inch / 300mm
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Flimsy but OK for lightweight tight-space applications, 2 Jan. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
OK for a mini-clamp but quite flimsy and limited leverage from short handles. This does make it good for compact situations when bigger handles get in the way of tools being used on the workpiece.


Bosch 60326C870 POF 1400 ACE Router
Bosch 60326C870 POF 1400 ACE Router
Offered by GM Suppliers
Price: £92.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for the DIY'er but not very adapative, 2 Jan. 2015
The usual Bosch high standard of build but not the most adaptive router on the market - strictly for the occasional DIY'er.

Depth of cut is actually about 20mm past the base plate which isn't always enough for mortices, also the design of the base plate makes it great for Bosch add-ons but difficult for using with router tables and home made jigs. Depth gauge is a bit cheap and nasty.

On the plus side its well designed and ergonomic to use giving excellent control when routing. Its powerful with a range of speed control and fine depth tuning knob.


Bosch PCM 8 S Sliding Mitre Saw (discontinued by manufacturer)
Bosch PCM 8 S Sliding Mitre Saw (discontinued by manufacturer)

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Piece of Kit but not for the extras, 2 Jan. 2015
A good piece of kit, accurate angled cuts and sturdy. My only complaints would be the 'extras' - the laser cut line indicator is pretty useless and moves if you knock it slightly, the led light doesn't illuminate much and the clap is just about effective but a bit of a poor design - seems to have been an after thought.

That said, it cuts precise angles each time, gives straight lines, cuts fairly clean and makes big jobs a lot quicker.


PestBye Battery Operated Cat Repeller - Ultrasonic Cat Scarer
PestBye Battery Operated Cat Repeller - Ultrasonic Cat Scarer
Price: £14.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work plain and simple, 23 Dec. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
My experience is that it didn't do anything. The device made an audible beep when the batteries were installed but I couldn't get the motion sensor to make any noise when I waved my hands in front of it. Cats just walk straight past, they don't even look at it let alone run away.


Metaltex 29 cm Non-Stick Splatter Screen Splash Guard
Metaltex 29 cm Non-Stick Splatter Screen Splash Guard
Price: £4.26

2.0 out of 5 stars Paint Coating Burns and Lets Off Fumes, 23 Dec. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I used this on my frying pan when I was cooking some steaks - the high heat gas hob caused the black paint on the metla to burn and it started filling my house up with fumes.


BusinessWeek
BusinessWeek
Price: £26.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Convenient but disappointing, 28 April 2012
This review is from: BusinessWeek (Kindle Edition)
I've given this three stars on the basis that it's a cheap price per month for a weekly magazine. Why not five stars? It definitely lacks something that the magazine has and often that actually includes the words. This week upon seeing the title of an article of interest, I navigated to it and read the first scintillating paragraph before realising the rest of the article was missing - this has been the case on an almost weekly basis for several stories. It's a shame because I love the kindle for its convenience but I'm getting tired of the disappointment.


The Impressive CV (myexecutivecareer.com guides Book 1)
The Impressive CV (myexecutivecareer.com guides Book 1)

1.0 out of 5 stars Not really worth even the small price tag, 20 Feb. 2012
This book is about 10 pages long and to be honest pedals the same tired advice as most the other books out there - only not as much of it. It's the usual advice about not making spelling errors and not including scary looking photos on CVs.


Taking the Fear Out of Data Analysis: A Step-by-Step Approach
Taking the Fear Out of Data Analysis: A Step-by-Step Approach
by Adamantios Diamantopoulos
Edition: Paperback
Price: £55.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last the holy grail...., 18 Jan. 2008
A great deal of books are on the market today to make stats easy and understandable, proclaiming to present stats in an easy to understand non-mathematical way. The only trouble is that very few do this. This book does, the best way I can put it is to repeat the book description:

"written for people who do not like data analysis, who do not want to become analysts or statisticians, who think they cannot understand numbers or data, but who have to learn it in order to pass a course at college, to complete a dissertation or project, or to get or keep a job"


Self-defense Nerve Centers and Pressure Points
Self-defense Nerve Centers and Pressure Points
by Bruce Tegner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old but very well written clear and consise, 9 July 2004
A great deal of martial arts references and texts have a habit of piling into excessive detail, including hundreads of photos of step by step movements and tend to cloud the issue with links to pressure point charts that need to consistenty be refered to and are generally long tedious reads. This book albeit dated avoids most of these issues, it offers clear short simple instructions for moves, provides an explanation of the medical implications and details caution that needs to be considered (albeit with some concerning simplicity). The book does have a habit to go on about some unneccessary and in my oppinion irrelevant isues such the media, TV and film fight scenes etc but it depends what you are using the book for.


Page: 1