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Pragma Bed Wooden Slat Adjustable Bed Frame, Head and Foot, Twin X-Large
Pragma Bed Wooden Slat Adjustable Bed Frame, Head and Foot, Twin X-Large
2 used & new from $171.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great For The Price, June 3, 2015
Great for the price; you can always pay more for additional features. Motors add weight and more stuff to break, need wiring etc.
The head ratchet mechanism has ten positions covering angles from about 20 degrees to 80 degrees. It has to be tilted vertically to release the ratchet.
Adjustable beds need an especially elastic or flexible mattress different from common inner spring mattresses and equivalents, often very thick. Complete adjustable beds are supplied with the required type for this reason. Pragma Bed also sells suitable mattresses.
Memory foam mattresses and natural latex work well. Synthetic foam, polyurethane, is not as flexible and will not work in the necessary thickness, 5-6 inches.
The peculiar hinged horizontal bar on the center leg is a brace to step on for holding down the frame while pulling the foot section all the way up to release the ratchet.

The frame is also folding, in half, for storage and moving. Weight about 45lbs. Comes in a box about 40" square 4" thick.

As for decor, notice that when covers are placed over a bed, they pretty much cover any of the furniture surfaces, which would seem to make the added weight etc. of minimal value. Wood frames must be so thick for the heavy loads to support they will be quite heavy and bulky. Textiles are more what finishes a bed.

[added] When using a sprung slat platform some mattresses may slip on the surface. Rubber grip non-slip pads are specially made just for mattresses in this case.


Pragma Bed Wooden Slat Adjustable Bed Frame, Head and Foot, Full
Pragma Bed Wooden Slat Adjustable Bed Frame, Head and Foot, Full
Offered by Where America Shops
Price: $199.99
4 used & new from $130.00

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price, June 1, 2015
Great for the price; you can always pay more for additional features. Motors add weight and more stuff to break, need wiring etc.
The head ratchet mechanism has ten positions covering angles from about 20 degrees to 80 degrees. It has to be tilted vertically to release the ratchet.
Adjustable beds need an especially elastic or flexible mattress different from common inner spring mattresses and equivalents, often very thick. Complete adjustable beds are supplied with the required type for this reason.
Memory foam mattresses and natural latex work well. Synthetic foam, polyurethane, is not as flexible and will not work in the necessary thickness, 5-6 inches.
The peculiar hinged horizontal bar on the center leg is a brace to step on for holding down the frame while pulling the foot section all the way up to release the ratchet.

[added] When using a sprung slat platform some mattresses may slip on the surface. Rubber grip non-slip pads are specially made just for mattresses in this case.


TurboTax Deluxe 2014 Fed + Fed Efile Tax Software + Refund Bonus Offer
TurboTax Deluxe 2014 Fed + Fed Efile Tax Software + Refund Bonus Offer
Price: $49.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fails to process several tax forms, January 30, 2015
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Virtually fraudulent. Did not process returns using this program previously with several schedules. Did not perform as claimed.
[update] Refund paid by check from Intuit in two weeks per guarantee. Only the Premium version is equivalent to the old Deluxe.
There was some mention in news of additions supplied in updates to existing Deluxe customers, but it would seem the line-up has changed for the future. Too bad they didn't tell us.


Music of Darkover (Darkover anthology Book 13)
Music of Darkover (Darkover anthology Book 13)
Price: $6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars I am confused by the book referencing music. All ..., November 18, 2014
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I am confused by the book referencing music. All I see in it are lyrics for songs. Music requires a score, and I don't see any. Nor are there any recordings of performance included. What am I missing?


George Foreman GR136B 2-Serving Classic Plate Grill
George Foreman GR136B 2-Serving Classic Plate Grill
Price: $16.19
13 used & new from $16.19

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oiling The Surface, August 21, 2014
Oiling the surface, even with high temperature canola for outdoor grilling, improves cleaning and preserves the non-stick coating. Despite non-stick surface, grilling does get stuff stuck on it, more than a frying pan, and removing tears up the coating. This latest model claims another generation of improved coatings, very welcome. Wear of the coating is the main reason I've replaced these every few years. I've heard these run around 400 degrees, perfectly adequate, so might not need the highest temperature oil; a friend used olive oil.
Most non-stick cooking pans come with recommendations to use light oiling despite the non-stick coating.


HQRP 3500mAh Extended Battery 2-Pack for NEATO XV-11 XV-12 XV-14 XV-15 XV-21 XV-25 945-0005 205-0001 945-0006 945-0024 XV Signature Pro All-Floor Robotic Vacuum plus Coaster
HQRP 3500mAh Extended Battery 2-Pack for NEATO XV-11 XV-12 XV-14 XV-15 XV-21 XV-25 945-0005 205-0001 945-0006 945-0024 XV Signature Pro All-Floor Robotic Vacuum plus Coaster
Offered by HQRP-US
Price: $39.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The better technology is available only in smaller AA size cells, August 13, 2014
While these packs have the standard quality of original Neato Robotics batteries, the type of cell used is obsolete. Extended Life NiMh cells such as Panasonic Eneloop or equivalents (sold on Amazon) can supply several times the life of original Neato type batteries, which can be used about 300 times and need annual replacement by frequent users. It is time for the cell packagers to supply newer technology, even if at higher prices for longer lifetime. The better technology is available only in smaller AA size cells, but a dozen of them will fit in the space for these 6-packs of 18650 size cells, and provide twice the capacity to boot (Neato's run time is programmed, so additional capacity will not clean larger areas, but the greater capacity adds even more to the durability). The only difference would be more tab welded connections for more cells, and the inventory of other parts would not change..


Low Cost, Low Volume Resist., Electrically Conductive Silver Epoxy Adhesive, AA-DUCT 906 , 2.5gm kit
Low Cost, Low Volume Resist., Electrically Conductive Silver Epoxy Adhesive, AA-DUCT 906 , 2.5gm kit
Offered by Atom Adhesives
Price: $6.99
7 used & new from $6.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Single Use Package, March 9, 2014
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Can't beat the enormous ten to one or more reduction in cost of this innovation, involving precious metal silver, but customers should note this small package is in a single use form. A very small amount of thin liquid hardener is packaged for mixing inside the plastic envelope before opening it, with an internal breakable seal. All the material must be used in one 30 minute work time. There is enough material for two dozen or more wire connections. The 24hr cure time is specified at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a little warmer than some room temperatures, so more time may be needed or a lamp for warming.

This is an industrial product so not supplied with all the frills of consumer items.

Whether this product conducts as well as the extremely expensive silver products remains to be tested. Comparison data is unavailable.

[edit] Test with a 5/16" square copper sheet contact showed 0.06v drop at 2 amps, 12v. Too much for a series of multiple connections. Did not bond well to copper, though seems very hard on silver colored plating or steel, not sure what it was -- battery ends. Still better than carbon based.


Inktoneram Remanufactured Ink Cartridges Replacement for Epson 124 (2xBlack, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow , 5-Pack)
Inktoneram Remanufactured Ink Cartridges Replacement for Epson 124 (2xBlack, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow , 5-Pack)
Offered by MPC Direct
Price: $8.30
2 used & new from $8.30

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars unsatisfactory, December 16, 2013
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one cartridge in the pack did not deliver ink. registers full. replacing with the original with a little left, worked. So it was this cartridge. It's unreliable, catch as catch can. How they can do it at this price is a mystery.


American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale
American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale
Price: $15.12
49 used & new from $7.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Requires base weight below 1gm -- differential measuring, November 22, 2013
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For weights below 1gm helps to have a base weight like a container, and measure the difference. It did not show a 1/2gm weight but did as difference. So good enough for the minimal price; many of these cost much more. Depends on the application. Higher resolution .0001 scales also available at higher prices, still pretty cheap, best for small chemical quantities.


Mini-Tabletop suction vise
Mini-Tabletop suction vise
Offered by Zbeem
Price: $9.99
7 used & new from $4.99

1.0 out of 5 stars wrong thread screw strips plastic, August 15, 2013
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This review is from: Mini-Tabletop suction vise (Misc.)
An older or different version of this in red has a different screw with longer and sharper threads, maybe different plastic composition. Even visible in the photo for this blue one are shallow flat top screw threads. When tightened very much, needed for some shaped work pieces, the screw strips the plastic which is gripped only slightly by the threads. The screw fails and it can only tighten with the slightest pressure too small for many uses.

Some different versions are seen at other distributors but it is hard to tell what they are now. Some differences can be seen in the shape of the turning handle.


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