Have you seen item# 96701 yet? The 95563 ultrasonic cleaner is quite
nice when on sale / coupon for about $60. The 94217 scanner works quite
Ultimately, you just need to get to the physical HF store to see things
yourself since their inventory ranges from crap through cheap but
serviceable to rather nice and good value. Several times I've looked at
items on display in the store and decided "I guess it will do", and when
I uncrate the thing at home I find it's noticeably better than the one
It looks to be a regular ratchet head mounted to the handle with a yoke
of sorts instead of a rigid connection. Similar to a flex head ratchet,
but allowing the handle to be directly inline vs. offset slightly.
functioning kind of like a ratcheting screwdriver in that mode.
Anything that won't rapidly kill stainless I'd expect. I've only used
Simple Green in it so far. It's a decent tank size and the heat is nice.
It passed the "blow holes in aluminum foil" test just fine.
More sophisticated. It turns the socket as you turn the handle either
way. The socket turns in direction depending on the rotation switch,
but not depending on which way you turn the handle. Very nice. I
bought one recently, but have not used besides just trying its
You are supposed to make a boom that sticks out the front of your car to
stick onto the ICC bar on the truck a head of you. Don't use too many
magnets, you need to be able to brake and separate when near your exit.
I'm astounded that they can make a POJ like that, and ship it from China,
and it still costs only six bucks.
Some of their stuff is OK. Especially for an occasional user like myself. I
use my plug in impact wrench once a year -- an Ingersol is a bit overkill.
It is normally on sale for $2.99
What I find really amazing is fireworks. They manufacture explosive
stuff, ship the hazmat on a container ship, then truck the hazmat across
the US to distributors, get it to the local vendors, and still sell it
for $0.89. Something is very wrong with that scenario when it's a big
hassle to just ship something with dry ice in the US.
"Pete C." fired this volley in
No, "they" don't. WE pay them 1/2 of the total price before they'll even
build the container-full. WE pay them the other half before they'll put
it on the water. WE pay all customs fees. WE pay all transport costs
across the US.
And when's the last time you saw any serious consumer fireworks product
for 89-cents? Some of those "500-gram" cakes (containing, at most, about
a pound of powder) cost in the $100 range. Simple 100-gram-ers run $20,
retail. Grocery stores sell packages of "safe-n-sane" fireworks around
the 4th of July for $80 (for about three ounces, total, of explosives).
'Bout the only thing you can buy worth a hoot at a low price is
firecrackers, and those are illegal in most states.
(FWIW, importing and manufacturing fireworks is what I do for a living)
They refers to the entire manufacture, distribute and retail chain.
You are in a sucky area with "safe and lame" fireworks it seems.
Here in semi rural Texas, I just go to my friendly neighborhood
explosives dealer a.k.a. fireworks stand and then head home with a huge
collection of goodies that fill several shopping bags for less than $20.
I tend to favor the 1 3/4" "artillery shells" which are often $3 for a
box of six with a launch tube. These shells are built just like the pro
ones, only smaller. A brick of firecrackers is perhaps $5.
"Pete C." fired this volley in
_I_ shoot anything I want, any time I want, all the way up to 16" aerials.
That's with 140 acres and a manufacturer's license.
But yes, we do operate in a "sucky" area with the safe and lame laws.
Some years ago I saw some pretty ones - always a new thing for the forth -
that time was 'Texas' stars in white lines. They were rather neat.
Martin H. Eastburn
@ home at Lions' Lair with our computer lionslair at consolidated dot net
TSRA, Endowed; NRA LOH & Patron Member, Golden Eagle, Patriot's Medal.
NRA Second Amendment Task Force Charter Founder
IHMSA and NRA Metallic Silhouette maker & member.