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SOG Specialty Knives & Tools SWP1001-CP SwitchPlier Multi-tool 2.0 with 12 Tools, Silver/Black
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools SWP1001-CP SwitchPlier Multi-tool 2.0 with 12 Tools, Silver/Black

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful Tool - Highly Recommend, July 6, 2015
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This SOG Switchpliers 2.0 is a handy multi-tool that allows for one-handed opening, wich can be quite useful when doing sml jobs at home or in the shop. I thought this was a bit of a "gimmick" at first, but quickly changed my mind after carrying it for a few days.

The push button opening works quite well and it has not accidentally popped open while in my pocket, which was my main concern. The pliers are big enough to be practical and are very strong.

The various tools and knife blade folded into the grip are well made and lock into place when deployed, wich is very important (I have a deep scar on my finger from a non-locking blade closing on my finger in my youth).

This is a useful tool that works great! I would have preferred a slightly longer belt clip, but otherwise this is just about perfect.

Highly Recommend!

CFH
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HK Porter 0890SMC Compact Bolt Cutter Co-Mold Grip, Spring Return, Locking Latch, Red/Black
HK Porter 0890SMC Compact Bolt Cutter Co-Mold Grip, Spring Return, Locking Latch, Red/Black
Price: $40.88
4 used & new from $31.86

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful For Small Jobs-Recommend, July 6, 2015
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This HK Porter Compact Bolt Cutter is only slightly larger that a big pair of pliers and is reasonably good quality. I tested these on several heavy screws, bolts, and a padlock, with varying degrees of success.

This was able to cut all of the wood and drywall screws quite easily and even bolts up to 1/4" were possible to cut through with some difficulty, but larger bolts and the padlock were just too hard (but were nicked).

The plastic catch that is used to hold the cutters closed is a little cheap feeling but it does the job.

Overall, this is a good cutter for thick wires or small bolts but not for heavier jobs.

Recommend!

CFH


Darwin's Watch: The Science of Discworld III: A Novel (Make Way for Lucia)
Darwin's Watch: The Science of Discworld III: A Novel (Make Way for Lucia)
by Ian Stewart
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.53
65 used & new from $5.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Informative - Recommended, July 3, 2015
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"Darwin's Watch: The Science of Discworld III: A Novel (Make Way for Lucia)" is an enjoyable mash-up for Pratchett fans, with a dose of scientific reality thrown in for good measure. This is the third book in this series and it would not be a good starting point for readers new to Pratchett. That being said, Disc World fans will likely be able to jump right in and recognize familiar characters like the wizard Rincewind, an Orangutan Librarian, The Luggage, and other favorites from the Unseen University.

This is an interesting mix of fantasy and science that was actually quite informative and fun to read. The formatting might not be to everyone's liking but I got used to it fairly quickly.

Recommended!

CFH


Tomorrow War: The Chronicles of Max [Redacted]
Tomorrow War: The Chronicles of Max [Redacted]
by J. L. Bourne
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $13.62
53 used & new from $9.63

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent EOTWAWKI Novel - Highly Recommended, July 2, 2015
"Tomorrow War: The Chronicles of Max [Redacted]" is a well written and quite believable "End of the World As We Know It" tale by J.L. Bourne. I have read the author's Zombie fiction and enjoyed it, so thought this was a safe bet, and I was right.

No spoilers from me: The story is told, mostly, from the perspective of Max (last name [Redacted]... in fact, get used to the word "Redacted"). The story starts with Max taking advanced training that leads him to a fateful mission. As society breakdown, Max utilizes his training and foresight to keep himself alive. I would like to think things couldn't get "that bad, that fast", but the scenario the author puts forth leads me to think it could be plausible. Like Bourne's other books, I found myself easily drawn in to the story and lost more than a little sleep trying to find a good stopping point.

I look forward to future installments in the series!

Highly Recommended!

CFH

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Eton NSP101WXGR Scorpion ll Rugged Portable Multi-Purpose Digital Radio with Crank Power Back-Up and Weather Alerts
Eton NSP101WXGR Scorpion ll Rugged Portable Multi-Purpose Digital Radio with Crank Power Back-Up and Weather Alerts
Price: $59.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Emergency Aid - Highly Recommended, July 2, 2015
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This Eton NSP101WXGR Scorpion ll Rugged Portable Multi-Purpose Digital Radio with Crank Power Back-Up and Weather Alerts is a feature rich emergency/camping device. We are Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members and have added this to the response kit provided by the state (it even matches our green backpacks).

Features -
+ Rugged; this is rubberized and feels quite substantial
+ Power; can be charged via USB, Solar, or Hand Crank
+ Battery; can charge cell phone or power USB devices
+ Flashlight; very bright
+ Radio; AM/FM/NOAA Weatherband with Alerts
+ Bottle Opener; self explanatory

This is fairly heavy, but it works well!

Highly Recommended!

CFH


Ford Motor Company FDK1 Knife and Multi-Tool Combo Pack, Blue with Black Appointments
Ford Motor Company FDK1 Knife and Multi-Tool Combo Pack, Blue with Black Appointments
Price: $24.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful Set - Highly Recommend, June 30, 2015
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This Ford Knife and Multi-Tool Set is good quality and both are reasonable size for "Every Day Carry". I have carried a knife, and occasionally a multi-tool, for most of my life since it seems there is always a small job to be done or a box to be opened.

The knife is quite sturdy and comes reasonably sharp. I like the painted blade as it goes well with the blue frame. This does have a thumb-nub on both sides of the blade to help with opening one handed (requires a "flick" of the wrist since it is not an "assisted" blade). I would have liked the pocket clip to be reversible of left handed use, but that is a minor quibble.

The Multi-Tool is fairly compact and contains Pliers /w Wirecutter, Bottle & Can Opener, Medium & Small Slotted Screwdriver, Small Philips Head Screwdriver, Saw Blade, File Blade, Small Knife Blade (a little dull), and an Awl. This is fairly comfortable in the hand and doesn't take up a lot of pocket space.

Overall, this is a decent and very functional set that would make a great gift for any Ford fan.

Highly Recommend!

CFH
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Set of 2 DVD Storage Bags Holds 80 DVDs (40 Each)
Set of 2 DVD Storage Bags Holds 80 DVDs (40 Each)
Offered by Lucky Star 14 LLC
Price: $16.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful DVD Storage Bags - Highly Recommended, June 29, 2015
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This Set of 2 DVD Storage Bags comes with two good quality bags that hold 40 DVDs each, for a total of 80 DVDs. We inherited several hundred DVDs when my father passed away two years ago and most of them are on subjects that really don't interest us (he had odd tastes in movies and documentaries) but there are a few we want to keep in our shop's conference rooms.

The bags fold up fairly small so they are easy to store when not needed. The bags popup to the correct shape without effort and are quite sturdy when loaded with DVDs. The handles make transporting the DVDs easy and being able to read the titles through the transparent sides is a big plus when trying to select a movie without needing to jump all of them out.

These are great for anyone needing to transport or store a bunch of DVDs. I wish we had these when my kids were young and regularly took piles of their movies along in the van for them to watch.

Highly Recommended!

CFH

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Ever After High Way Too Wonderland High and Raven Queen Playset
Ever After High Way Too Wonderland High and Raven Queen Playset
Price: $49.97
3 used & new from $49.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Doll Set - Highly Recommend, June 29, 2015
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This Ever After High Playset is a very good looking set that is good quality and nicely self contained! My wife collects dolls of all types and she took an instant liking to this set, as did our regular "test" child.

The set comes with a lot of accessories and some are very small, so are not for very small children. The doll is well made and she looks great stored in the oversized pocket watch case, which is where she will be kept when not being played with.

Highly Recommend!

CFH


Ultimate Arms Gear Remington 870 12GA Bayonet Barrel Mag 1" Tube Mount System Lug for Securing US M7 & M9 Bayonets
Ultimate Arms Gear Remington 870 12GA Bayonet Barrel Mag 1" Tube Mount System Lug for Securing US M7 & M9 Bayonets
Offered by USA Arsenal
Price: $19.95
3 used & new from $19.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Well Made Adapter - Highly Recommended, June 27, 2015
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This Ultimate Arms Gear Remington 870 12GA Bayonet Barrel Mag 1" Tube Mount System Lug for Securing US M7 & M9 Bayonets is a very well made metal attachment that includes a bayonet lug and also adds two Picatinny rails, one on each side below the barrel. You will need a mag tub extension to make this work, which I added to my IAC Hawk (had to grind out the bayonet socket a little to make it fit, but that is not an issue related to this product).

This mounts quite securely and provides additional functionality with the two rails and bayonet lug.

Highly Recommended!

CFH


Barbie Collector 2015 Holiday Doll
Barbie Collector 2015 Holiday Doll

5.0 out of 5 stars So Very Pretty - Highly Recommended, June 26, 2015
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This Barbie Collector 2015 Holiday Doll is a very pretty doll that is beautifully dressed and would make a great gift for the collector. I am a firm believer that toys should be played with so we gave this to a little girl that will likely enjoy having a party with this Barbie dancing with G.I. Joe, but she will almost certainly be the best dressed doll at the ball!

The packaging is nice and has a pleasant background scene for those that will want to keep her in the box.

Highly Recommended!

CFH


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