Great Products you should know about

Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: rberq On: Sun May 03, 2009 6:54 pm

Four great products for computer professionals; I don't use them every day, but when I need their features, they are invaluable.

K-Edit text editor. Its procedural language is a bit cludgey, but you can do wonderful things with it. Emulates (on a PC) the CMS editor provided by IBM for its large systems.

Beyond Compare file compare program. Something is different between two sets of folders or files, but you don't know what. This product finds the differences.

MacroExpress. For automating repetitive tasks, allows you to program keyboard and mouse movements, switches from window to window, etc. Quite powerful.

A programmable keyboard. Again for automating repetitive tasks. Not as powerful as macros, but much quicker to set up for a series of keystrokes that you need to do anywhere from five to five thousand times. Combine it with MacroExpress to record keystrokes that call up macros. Worth half a person in productivity. This one I DO use every day.
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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun May 03, 2009 7:10 pm

rberq wrote:K-Edit text editor. Its procedural language is a bit cludgey, but you can do wonderful things with it. Emulates (on a PC) the CMS editor provided by IBM for its large systems.


Is K-edit free?
Remember EDGAR running under CMS? Early '80s
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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: spc On: Sun May 03, 2009 7:33 pm

The standard pole tree pruner is a pain so I bought a homelite electric pole pruner & I gotta tell you it works great.


http://www.homelite.com/catalog/chain_saws/UT43160
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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: rberq On: Sun May 03, 2009 9:07 pm

DVC500_at_last wrote:Is K-edit free?

$129. I bought a copy several years ago, and I don't remember it being that expensive. I got my boss to pay for it, so I would not necessarily have balked at the price.
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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue May 12, 2009 4:45 pm

I just got a Kreg Master kit- really nice. I'm making some kitchen cabinets out of oak plywood, it really pulls the face frame pieces together well. I had to send for some more Kreg screws but they're pretty affordable.
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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: rberq On: Tue May 12, 2009 5:54 pm

Dann757 wrote:I'm making some kitchen cabinets out of oak plywood

Post some pictures, I'd like to see....
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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: Bulldogr6 On: Tue May 12, 2009 7:05 pm

I was rather skeptical when I first saw this product so I dismissed it. A project came along that looked like it might work ( copper pipe for radiant heat buried inside the plaster of a ceiling) so I bought it thinking what the hell ya never know. This thing has come in handy and even a life saver in many projects around the house. Just to name a few are cabinet work for a dishwasher install, trim work, replacing a exterior door in a brick house. I even have had some contractors see and ask what it was once they tried it they had to buy them.


http://www.fein.de/fein-multimaster/us/en/main/
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6244694528046242481&ei=RwAKSo3UD5ngrALevtTKDw&q=fein+multimaster&hl=en
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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue May 12, 2009 7:33 pm

Bulldogr6 wrote:I was rather skeptical when I first saw this product so I dismissed it. A project came along that looked like it might work ( copper pipe for radiant heat buried inside the plaster of a ceiling) so I bought it thinking what the hell ya never know. This thing has come in handy and even a life saver in many projects around the house. Just to name a few are cabinet work for a dishwasher install, trim work, replacing a exterior door in a brick house. I even have had some contractors see and ask what it was once they tried it they had to buy them.


http://www.fein.de/fein-multimaster/us/en/main/
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6244694528046242481&ei=RwAKSo3UD5ngrALevtTKDw&q=fein+multimaster&hl=en
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Yep, this saw is nice if you are adding a new floor surface, and need to trim the bottom off of all door jambs. Nice tool!
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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: mr1precision On: Tue May 12, 2009 9:11 pm

Bulldogr6 wrote:I was rather skeptical when I first saw this product so I dismissed it. A project came along that looked like it might work ( copper pipe for radiant heat buried inside the plaster of a ceiling) so I bought it thinking what the hell ya never know. This thing has come in handy and even a life saver in many projects around the house. Just to name a few are cabinet work for a dishwasher install, trim work, replacing a exterior door in a brick house. I even have had some contractors see and ask what it was once they tried it they had to buy them.


http://www.fein.de/fein-multimaster/us/en/main/
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6244694528046242481&ei=RwAKSo3UD5ngrALevtTKDw&q=fein+multimaster&hl=en
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My dad bought one and he absolutely loves it. Its much heavier duty than I would have thought.
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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: mr1precision On: Tue May 12, 2009 9:45 pm

Dann757 wrote:I just got a Kreg Master kit- really nice. I'm making some kitchen cabinets out of oak plywood, it really pulls the face frame pieces together well. I had to send for some more Kreg screws but they're pretty affordable.


Thats awsome! I'm glad to hear that you like the Kreg jig.
Here's a couple of pics of what I did with mine.
I used cherry veneer.
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This cabinet cost me under $2500 with full extention draw slides and all the hardware and wood. I got prices of over $8000 and the quality wasnt as good. Plus, these I made to fit custom, so I made better use of the space we had. I was king of the house for a liitle while at least. My wife very was happy!
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PostBy: rberq On: Wed May 13, 2009 5:48 pm

Beautiful work. If I could do that, my wife would be very happy too!
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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed May 20, 2009 7:14 am

This "Buck 'N Split" attachment has always been in my Top-Five....

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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: ken On: Wed May 20, 2009 8:06 am

I knew they had alot of attachments for skid loaders , but I never seen that one. very cool. :D
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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: mr1precision On: Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:26 am

This a great product that I strongly recommend. Lynyrd Skynyd God and Guns! :rambo3: :rambo3: :punk: :rimshot:

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Re: Great Products you should know about

PostBy: Horace On: Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:13 am

Here's one that I just learned. If you're stripping wallpaper skip all the expensive chemical crap and the steamers. Perforate the wallpaper, spray or wipe on a mixture of vinegar and water, wait a few minutes, and scrape it off. I tried a steamer, I tried the chemical stuff, vinegar just works.

The room smells like a hoagie for a day or so, but that's okay, too.
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