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Postby kerble on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:24 pm

This is a multi-purpose thread for items you may need.
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recommend a Lawnmower. I don't have a huge yard, but it's starting to get out of control.
I'm not averse to one of those push mowers. probably don't need gas, and the electric ones are kinda pricey.


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Re: Recommend a....

Postby Adam I II on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:28 pm

Geese, or a goat.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby kerble on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:29 pm

Adam I II wrote:Geese, or a goat.


how about a lawnmower I don't have to feed?
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby tmidgett on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:33 pm

We used to own a push mower. They are fine, but you might get sick of it in the middle of the summer.

I would get an electric if you don't cheap out on a push. We had a Black and Decker for a while. It was fine.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby placeholder on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:51 pm

Faiz, I use this Black and Decker electric mower for my small yards. It works beautifully and was not terribly expensive.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby kenoki on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:56 pm

I have and love my regular ole' red gas mower. It's the "Murray 20" classic." It's a great mower, not too much gadgetry, simple, easy to fix. It can sit around in the shed for a year unused, but once I put gas in it, it starts back up ready to chop some grass. Used to have another gas mower with more gadgets, and an (I think Murray) electric mower but both were too much of a hassle... something would go wrong and I'd just sit and stare at it for an hour. And they didn't chop grass any better than my regular mower. Go with a regular gas mower, no bells and whistles.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby A Fine Chaos on Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:00 pm

placeholder wrote:Faiz, I use this Black and Decker electric mower for my small yards. It works beautifully and was not terribly expensive.


+1

If you get one that uses a power cord it'll be a lot cheaper. When you start getting into the rechargeable battery models the price jumps about $200.

Push mowers rock too. The problem is you have to keep with mowing every week. Let the grass go for a couple of weeks in mid-July, you're screwed.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby fredrock on Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:03 pm

We've owned this B & D electric for 4 years (Home Depot)--works great for small urban yards.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby fedaykin13 on Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:11 pm

Recommend a soldering iron.

I'm a beginner and want to start tinkering with pedals and such.
Anything I need?
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby bleh. on Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:17 pm

get a weller. i have this one

http://www.amazon.com/Weller-WLC100-Sol ... B000AS28UC

cheap, and its good.

ok, i already have a thread for this, but whatever.

recommend replacement tuning pegs for a 72 tele deluxe reissue. i need to put real thick strings in them too.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby Adam I II on Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:27 pm

kerble wrote:
Adam I II wrote:Geese, or a goat.


how about a lawnmower I don't have to feed?


They be eating yo' grass, foo'! And also plus then you can be eating yo' lawnmower! Is like in Russia the lawn mows you, but in Kerble's house the mower eats the lawn and Kerble eats the mower! I has thought it through! Is already decided!
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby A Fine Chaos on Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:44 pm

fedaykin13 wrote:Recommend a soldering iron.

I'm a beginner and want to start tinkering with pedals and such.
Anything I need?


Boy, I'm Mr. Advice Guy today. The Weller - cheap, no frills, works. Some advice - go to Radio Shack, get some blank circuit boards and practice getting the solder to go where you want it. Then get some cheap resistors, etc. and practice putting them on the board. Much better than frying a kit (says the man who melted one channel of a Hamptone Pre-amp kit - the one good channel does sound awesome).
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby AdamPee on Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:36 pm

I love the wellers too, I have one of the nicer ones for my work around the office, and can't recommend it highly enough, but even the cheaper ones feel pretty nice.

Though at the office we ended up on a parts-express.com mailing list ages ago and they're offering a seemingly functional iron made by Stahl Tools for 12 bucks. Hell, at that price I don't think it's much of a loss even if it ends up being unusable.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby Jodi S. on Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:39 pm

I need to replace my vacuum cleaner. I have wood floors, with a few rugs. I don't care if it's an upright or a canister, but I do need one of those wands that you can attach cleaning tools to (for blinds, in crevices, etc.)

Anyone have a vacuum they are in love with?
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby kerble on Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:43 pm

burun wrote:I need to replace my vacuum cleaner. I have wood floors, with a few rugs. I don't care if it's an upright or a canister, but I do need one of those wands that you can attach cleaning tools to (for blinds, in crevices, etc.)

Anyone have a vacuum they are in love with?


I just got a dirt devil breeze bagless. Fairly inexpensive, too. I've only had it for a few weeks, but it works smashingly. We use the same one at the math center, where we have lots and lots of carpeting, and that's been for almost a year of heavier use.

anyhow, fuck a bagged vacuum.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby ozzy lee harvwald on Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:45 pm

Somebody recommend me a good donkey dildo.
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby zartoid on Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:46 pm

kerble wrote:recommend a Lawnmower.


Even the cheapest, crappy electric rotary will perform really quite well so long as you keep the blades sharp. For me that was usually every other mow, whip the blade off, vice, angle grinder and good to go in two minutes. The other part of keeping the blades sharp was showing this whole process to my other half after she tried to mow some gravel and sticks. :D
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Re: Recommend a....

Postby stewie on Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:48 pm

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Re: Recommend a....

Postby ImDADA on Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:50 pm

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Re: Recommend a....

Postby blue_thunder on Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:52 pm

burun wrote:I need to replace my vacuum cleaner. I have wood floors, with a few rugs. I don't care if it's an upright or a canister, but I do need one of those wands that you can attach cleaning tools to (for blinds, in crevices, etc.)

Anyone have a vacuum they are in love with?


If you're looking for something cheap, Sears sells a Kenmore upright for about $40 and it works suprisingly well for the money. It's nothing fancy, but it works way better than the cheap Dirt Devils, Hoovers, and the like.
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