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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good adjustable pressure stapler, NOT for fixing Hardboard to floor boards, 5 Jun. 2014
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I was working away from home and had 50 squre metres of hardboard to lay over floorboards ready for carpeting. I usually use an air nailer and compressor to do this but didn't have it with me, so I ordered this stapler and some 12 & 16mm staples. I couldn't find any other reviews for using this stapler for this particular job, so was not sure that it would be man enough for the job. It arrived in a timely fashion, the blister pack as usual was a challenge to get into :-) .

It is easy to load with staples and the pressure is set with a dial on the top, there is no stop on that dial, it simply alternates between the strongest and weakest settings, turning it many turns clockwise does not continue to increase the power.

It worked but only just, the staples were just about flush on the strongest setting, going through 4mm hardboard into pine floorboards, but if you hit a knot in the floorboards the staple either bent or was left proud. The staples really need to be completely fush with the top of the hardboard, especially when laying vinyl floor, so I wound up finishing each staple with a blow from a hammer, rather defeating the purpose and anyway it really needed 16mm staples to fix the hardboard securely and it definitely did not manage that.

It seems well made but I can't comment on its long term reliability as I've not had occasion to use it much since using it for a short time on the hardboard task.

In the end I hired a Paslode gas operated stapler to complete my task


M*A*S*H - The Martinis & Medicine Collection [DVD] [2008]
M*A*S*H - The Martinis & Medicine Collection [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Alan Alda
Price: £40.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything for the MASH lover, 3 May 2014
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The whole series in a box, they have revised the packaging, which as others had commented was in cardboard sleeves, to standard multi mount plastic DVD covers, so no longer any risk of damage. The content as far as I can tell is uncut, without all the adverts each episode is about 30 mins. The quality is ok, I'm not sure if these are the restored episodes that were broadcast on TV some years ago or not, the opening sequence is still the atmospheric rather grainy footage used in the original TV series but the quality of the acttual episodes is good. As to the content, it's as relevant today, 42 years after it was made and some 62 years after the Korean war. It serves as a reminder that in many ways this world has moved on very little.


Trend TRECRF4FC Craftpro Folding Sharpening Stone
Trend TRECRF4FC Craftpro Folding Sharpening Stone
Offered by Camden Tools
Price: £21.23

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, rapidly putting an edge on knives, 3 May 2014
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I've had various sharpening stones and systems over the years, but for simplicity, speed and efficiency this is hard to beat. I have used it for knife sharpening, touching up trimming knife blades while laying carpet and even retouching chisels. If your knife has got badly damaged you will need something more aggressive to start with, but mostly this is enough, the 360 grit side rapidly brings back the edge and the 600 grit side makes it razor sharp. Great value for money, not sure how long it will last but is nicely made


ACCU-CHECK AVIVA TEST STRIPS 50
ACCU-CHECK AVIVA TEST STRIPS 50
Offered by NHL Pharmacy
Price: £24.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Good product,NO CHIP, 22 Dec. 2013
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These strips are the usual ones for the Aviva Accu-Chek meter, but you need one of the black usb chips, which replaced the white ones a while ago. With the black chip you don't need to change it with each new pack of strips, obviously saving manufacturing costs. I have noticed that the price is creeping up towards the level that the packs with chips used to sell for.


Shades
Shades
Price: £5.69

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the classic JJ albums, 28 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: Shades (Audio CD)
I owned this album on vinyl years ago and along with Aja by Steely Dan was one of the reference albums I used when buying HiFi, Shades is very well recorded and produced, my favourite being Cloudy Day. It is typical JJ, very laid back and you can just sense the 4am small smokey club atmosphere. A is usual with JJ you don't get much in terms of the length of the album but every track is just great. I remember seeing an interview with Eric Clapton where he said that no matter how stripped down his performances were, every time he played with JJ he was blown away by the way JJ went about it. There aren't many people who make Slowhand seem a bit frenetic but JJ does it every time! He was the master of space, and knew better than most that it's not what you play but the space you leave that makes for great numbers. RIP JJ and thanks for providing a significant portion of the soundtrack for my life


SleepytimePjs Adult Solid Red Fleece Footed Pajama (XL)
SleepytimePjs Adult Solid Red Fleece Footed Pajama (XL)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well Made but very poor sizing, 28 Nov. 2013
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Product arrived on time it is well made and very warm, I bought it as a gift, but the sizing information that was on the site originally, relating size to weight and height was hopelessly wrong and so it will have to be returned


Black and White
Black and White
Price: £7.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome debut album from Southern Bluesman, 18 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: Black and White (Audio CD)
I recently had the privilege of seeing Tony Joe live in London, he played material from a lifetime of albums including this, his first. For a debut album from 40 years ago it's great the playing is fluid and tasteful, giving a good idea of what was to come. If you like Southern Blues then this album is well worth a listen


Let Them Talk
Let Them Talk
Price: £5.93

5.0 out of 5 stars He may be a comedian but this is seriously good, 29 July 2013
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This review is from: Let Them Talk (Audio CD)
I was slightly sceptical of an album performed by a comedian, but Hugh Laurie is every bit as accomplished as a musician, the performances are superb, some may not like his vocal style, but it suits most of the tracks well for me. I can't remember what the track is called, but it's an absolutely classic piece of Boogie Woogie piano, he does not fall into the trap that so many who play this style of music fall into, namely playing too fast. Enjoy it you wont be disappointed, and for my money it's better than the new album.


Eyelevel USA2 2 Polarised Unisex Adult Sunglasses Grey One Size
Eyelevel USA2 2 Polarised Unisex Adult Sunglasses Grey One Size
Price: £10.35

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best solution for wear in a car, 29 July 2013
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I wear varifocal spectacles and have tried several solutions to the sunglasses problem in my car, I've had various photochromatics over the years but because the windscreen filters out most of the UV which I understand causes them to change, they don't work too well, I've had ordinary prescription sunnies as well but they are too dark when you go into shade whilst driving, with these clip ons you can just flip them up when you need to. Being polarised they also cut glare from water reflections so great for the beach too. Although I've not tried itI would guess that you could trim the shape with a good pair of scissors to match your glasses


Chrome Plated Metal Magnetic Door Stop - Retainer
Chrome Plated Metal Magnetic Door Stop - Retainer
Offered by Trade Supplies-UK
Price: £8.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 29 July 2013
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Excellent Magnetic door stop, its able to be mounted either at right angles to the door or in my case round a wall return and thus parallel to the door, it has a strong hold so even with my nearby back door open, it retains the door well enough to stop it blowing closed. The only slight downside is the quality of the screws supplied which seem to made of aluminium!


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