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Shipping Scales Perfect for Ebay Selling

I decided I wanted to sell some items on eBay and did not have an accurate but inexpensive scale to determine shipping costs. It is hard to find an accurate scale with weight ranges: from as small as a letter or size 4 (9.5″ x 14.5″) mailer, all the way up to a package weighing 110 pounds.

The American Weigh Scales SE-50 scale does it all! The weight is broken down into lbs and ounces and is very accurate. I love that the scale is both AC and battery operated.

American Weigh Scales SE-50

A Very Impressive Impact Gun

Wow! How did I live so long without one of these? The Ingersoll-Rand 2135TiMAX makes taking off my wheels a snap. It went from 45-60 min for all 4 to under 15 minutes. This impact gun has a ton of torque but it doesn’t throw your arm around. I’m looking for new projects just to use this tool again!

This thing actually sings, it is so quick it should be outlawed. The light weight of the gun makes working with it a pleasure rather than a pain. It’s really fantastic and will break anything loose from a car lug to a tractor trailer. If you’re on the fence in choosing a gun you will not be disappointed with this one, it’s light and compact as well.

Ingersoll-Rand 2135TiMAX

Highly recommended Heated Rollers

A nice compact heated rollers unit. I had been searching the shops for a set for my wife, she had requested a set that had a combination of roller sizes and I could only find large sizes. The Revlon 9033U Hair Roller Set has 3 different sizes to choose from. After trying them she said the curls stayed in most of the day so she was very please.

Revlon 9033U Hair Roller Set

Perfect Portable Oil filled Heater

Bought the Optimus H-6010 Portable Oil Filled Radiator to lower my propane bills. Works nicely. Definitely a good trade off on electric bill to propane bill. I now have two of these, and they do a tremendous job of heating both a large room in my basement and a walk-in closet/bathroom that for some reason never stays warm. Pretty much, this is big enough for that room you’re thinking of.

Optimus H-6010 Portable Oil Filled Radiator

Hot Towel Cabinet for small places

This hot towel cabbie is perfect for my wife’s needs. She has a small massage practice and the warmer fits perfectly on a small shelf in her office. She can quite easily fit 6 washcloth sized towels as well as 2 hand towels that she uses for the back. The unit performs well and it maintains heat well and heats up pretty quickly. Another plus is that it is also easy to clean. We are actually considering buying another unit for a second treatment room.

Hot Towel Cabbie - Mini

The Terrific Schumacher PSJ-2212 Jump Starter

After having the Schumacher PSJ-2212 DSR ProSeries 2200 Peak Amps Jump Starter for approximately 6 months, we have found that it is an invaluable tool. We hunt and fish and have taken it with us for the boat battery, the 4 wheeler batteries, and the lawn tractors batteries. We have also used the plug in for a tire pump for all of our equipment.

I would say that we have used it at least twice a week since we got it. We have not had to recharge it very often and the ability to check the internal battery is an added benefit. It also worked well for a small heater that we used in the deer stand. I don’t know what we would have done without it and it is so much easier then plugging in a charger and running electrical cords everywhere.

Schumacher PSJ-2212 Jump Starter

The Bosch ART 26-18 Li-Ion Cordless Grass Trimmer

The Bosch ART 26 cordless lithium battery system is great and a big improvement over the old Ni-Cad system which should be consigned to the dustbin of history. The blades do wear down a bit in length very quickly to start with, but then carry on working for a considerable time. They are much less fiddly than having to stop and re-thread broken line all the time. As for the cutting blade, I am not yet convinced. For normal grass/weed, this is great. Does not tangle or get recoiled or have to be pulled out and cut. Make sure you buy the right kind because the figure of 8 type won’t work.

Bosch ART 26-18 Li-Ion Cordless Grass Trimmer

The Excellent Panasonic ER415SC Trimmer

I have owned several different makes of trimmers and this is by far the only one I would purchase again. My previous trimmer used to cause the occasional yelp from a painful hair yanking, but this Panasonic trimmer has been completely painless. Cuts well and hasn’t caused any pain so far, what more could you want from a trimmer?
Panasonic ER415SC Trimmer

A Great Thermometer

The Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer  is a great thermometer. Better than the artery one that I could never get to work. It is fast and quick, key with a wiggly toddler. The kids don’t mind having their temp taken with it and it is very accurate.

Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer

The Great X-ACTO Spira Electric Pencil Sharpener

After wearing out a couple of battery-operated pencil sharpeners over the years, I decided to find an electric one. I like this one because it looks more like an art object that a functional sharpener. However, it works just fine. I particularly like the ease of emptying it.

X-ACTO Spira Electric Pencil Sharpener

The Dremel 3000 is Great for the Hobbyist

I bought the Dremel 3000 because I am seriously into radio controlled car/train hobby and it is perfect with the variable speed to handle cutting plastic. Its also great for around the house for those projects that require cutting thin metal and all the add pieces make it real easy to use. A nice bounce to this is the fact that the top makes it to where you don’t have to keep up with that thin metal wrench thing that we all know somebody else lost for us.
Dremel 3000

I use this Bankers lamp in my office everyday

This is a beautiful bankers lamp, and it functions well, with one exception. The shade is supposed to be positioned, and then tightened with a screw-on handle. But it doesn’t seem to stay tightened on its own, and the weight of the glass results in a shade UNDER the bulb, with the lamp shining onto the ceiling. We were able to address the problem by wrapping some Teflon tape around the thread of the screw, but one doesn’t expect to have to do that for a brand new desk lamp.

Ledu L557BL Traditional Banker's Lamp

Great little Tyre Inflating machine

I was surprised how compact the  Bell Aire 3000 Tyre Inflator unit is. The battery lead packs away neatly and the air hose clips into a recess around the side of the unit. It is fairly quick to inflate a tyre and the auto shut off works well and appears to be repeatable. The unit comes in a convenient nylon case and takes up very little room in the boot. There is even a LED white light to illuminate the scene at the side of the road on a dark night. Excellent!

Bell Aire 3000 Tyre Inflator

Great for a Manual Pump

I got the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump for my wife after we had our first baby to have sitting next to her my chair. She was always getting annoyed with pulling the electric double pump with it’s numerous parts and two pumps. She finds this pump much easier to operate. This pump functioned well and never squeaked as some stated. All in all, though, for the price, it’s worth it for times when I don’t want to or it’s not practical to carry around the electric pump.
Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump

A Great Internal Frame Backpack

I purchased the High Sierra Tech Series 59404 bag at a very good price and it was worth every penny! Has plenty of pockets, large bottom spot for sleeping bag and lots of room for gear. This backpack holds everything I think I might possibly need and has room to spare! There are plenty of straps and bindings on the outside of the bag to hang gear if you somehow run out of room.

High Sierra Tech Series 59404

Great Electric cooler overall

I love the Coleman Coleman 62 qt. Xtreme cooler; I load it with one or two 10lb blocks of ice and two 10lb bags of ice, go out for three or four days, and I end up coming home with ice for the next trip! It is the perfect size if you want big but still want to lift it yourself. The dual handles make for easy carrying, the wheels and handle you use to pull the cooler are sturdy. The drain was one of the main reasons we chose this cooler – when you are getting a cooler this large, the drain is key because then you don’t have to try tipping over a heavy cooler.

Coleman Coleman 62 qt. Xtreme cooler

My Useful Weller P2C Butane Soldering Iron

I love this soldering iron. I really like not being tied to an outlet. It’s a very handy tool but as the tip ages it becomes hard to ignite. Also the exhaust will melt whatever it comes in contact with. I ruined a breadboard that way and burned my fingers a number of times. It’s hard to avoid doing this unless you pay close attention to which way you are holding the iron. Since this is an unavoidable problem with butane irons I suppose I can’t knock it too much for this. Just don’t think of it as a replacement for an electric iron. And watch out for the heat that comes out the “exhaust”.

Weller P2C Butane Soldering Iron