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A Vacuum for your Leaves

In certain parts of the country the leaves look beautiful when they change color in the fall. However, they are not such a welcome sight when they fall onto your front yard. In the past, a good rake and a little muscle was the only way to get rid of these leaves. Today, we have the leaf vacuum. Leaf vacuums are becoming more and more popular and there are a wide variety of them on the market. There are many things to consider before purchasing a leaf vacuum.

First, the amount of leaves and the size of the job is an important consideration. For those homeowners that have a significant amount of land and a serious amount of leaves, then they may consider the higher-end leaf vacuums. For example, there are push vacuums, ride-on vacuums, and vacuums that can be hauled behind a tractor. Most of these vacuums conveniently pick up the leaves and mulch them. However, these products can be expensive.

The most popular leaf vacuums for homeowners are the hand-held type. These hand-held products generally have blower, vacuum, and mulch functions. These devices can be found at many retail stores. One way to find the leaf vacuum that is best for you is to simply pick one up. If the vacuum feels heavy, then maybe it is not the right one for you. The lighter models are around seven pounds.

Some hand-held leaf vacuums are gas powered and some are electric. A disadvantage of the electric vacuums is that the cord only allows you to get so far away from an outlet. The electric vacuums are convenient for jobs that are on the patio or front walkway, but would require an extension cord for leaves further out on the backyard.

Hand-held leaf vacuums are also equipped with a bag to catch the leaves. You may want to consider the size of the bag when making a decision about the vacuum. If the bag is too small, you will need to empty it more frequently. However, if the bag is too big, the device may become too heavy and burdensome to use.

The horsepower of the leaf vacuum engine is also important when making a decision. An engine without the necessary horsepower may not adequately do the job that needs to be done. Wet leaves will especially be difficult for a low-powered vacuum to clean up and the vacuum would become easily clogged. Forcing a lower horsepower engine to do a big job may also burn out the engine.

Homeowners may also want to consider the noise factor when purchasing a leaf vacuum. Some machines can be louder than others. This would be especially important if your city has a noise ordinance or if you just don’t want to irritate your neighbor.

There are obviously many aspects to consider when choosing a leaf vacuum. Another option may be to rent a leaf vacuum or borrow a friend’s machine to help make the final decision. When it comes right down to it, the decision will most likely be based on your budget and how many leaves you actually have. Of course, if none of the vacuums seems to meet your specific needs, there is always a $5 rake.

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Wolf GT20 5HP 20″ Rotary Mulcher/collect push lawn mower

Wolf GT20 5HP 20

Wolf GT20 5HP 20″ Push Lawn Mower

The phenomenal Wolf GT20 is a push four wheel rotary mower with an
impressive 51cm/20″ cutting width suitable for the larger sized
garden.

This lawn mower is powered by a reliable and easy starting Ducar 5hp 4-
stroke engine. The cutting height can be easily adjusted through 3
positions between 19,30 and 50mm. Featuring a steel deck, the GT20 runs
on four wheels with ball bearings for increased manoeuvrability.

Features include a steel blade
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A router table top is a requirement for a woodworking shop

It’s said, when you plant your work piece on the router table, it’s a cut of wood, and when you detach it from there, it’s a cabinet. A Bosch or Bench dog router table can be a pro’s tool for any wood worker.

A router table can be a handy magic wand to render top notch furniture or crafts with wood.
The services a router table renders are too many to be listed here. But some are worth mentioning:
– Allows variable profiles for edges
– Can follow templates
– Groove and dado cutting
– Extremely useful for cutting precious joinery
– Doors building (raised panel)
– Wood rounding
– Comes in lots of different sizes like bench top.
– Varied types of router bits are cheap
– Table for routers can be easily made, but table saws can’t be.
– Many Additions are usable with routers to make numberless projects easier.

Router bits are magic. You don’t need to own 100 individual cutting or slotting instruments in your shop. If you have a simple Bosch or a Bench Dog router, a router table and own a dozen router bits, that’s enough to produce 50 different types of cuts by just changing the router bits. Routers can be used for many tasks like:

Biscuit joinery
Face framing bits
Box joints
Laminate trimming
Lock mitres for strong joints
Round overs
Rabbets
Fluting
Dovetail joinery
Mullion cut
and much, much more

Routering on a table is desirable for the convenience of use, and it helps you keep your work area or workplace clean and composed. When the workplace is organized it will make your job a satisfying one and boost your proficiency as well.
So how do router tables keeps everything clean? Simply, by employing dust collectors. I use a dry-vac with my table. They are great for removing saw dust as the router cuts.

Talking about my personal router table and bits, I keep everything organized and at the right place, next to my hands with a router table cabinet with multiple drawers. Other wise it would have been very difficult to keep all those Allen wrenches, bits, Collet wrenches and speed controls in one places. You too, can have things grouped and ready for use, if you keep everything stored using a under table cabinet.

Search the net will help you find out what’s available for your router table needs. Do some study, learn about the products and pick the right one for your tasks. To name a few, Bosch router tables and Bench Dog Router tables are among the best quality tables available in the market today.

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Jamie Phillips is woodwork pro and writer for WoodWorkWeb.com. Visit Woodworkweb.com -woodworking resource for woodworkers for more great woodworking information.

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Cooking Minds In One Festival

Are you a cook? Are you somebody who is into food? How about wine? Do you love that? Are you both into preparing dishes and into the wonders of food and wine?

Well, it surely is a fact that all people need food and liquids to be able to survive. And with that, people have surely become experts on such. It is important for people that they take in something that will help their bodies be healthy and whatever they take in would also need to be something that will be wonderful for their taste buds. Think of it this way: would you want to eat or drink something that you totally abhor? Surely, you would not. And that is why people have been working on ways to bring to the market and to your table food and drinks that are not only good for the body but are also delicious.

Sharing what people know on food and wine is very important. With that, there are various ways to do such and the list includes blogging about it or having seminars on it or how maybe even joining with fellow people who are into such topics. The list of ways on how to share knowledge and information on food and wine also includes organizing festivals on the topic and taking part in it.

Weeks back, such a festival has been held and it really brought in a huge amount of people taking part in it. It was held in Sun Valley and Ketchum and the festival is known as the Sun Valley Food and Wine Festival. This is the third time that such an event has happened and it is held each year. For those who have taken part in it, they have totally been happy with it and are looking forward to the next one next year.

The event was held at Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge in the mentioned location and a tent was set up for all the people who were there. There were tons of types of food showcased as well as tips on how to actually prepare food and wine well. Bosch mixers have abound and a Bosch bread mixer seemed to have been spotted there as well. For three days, people dined and drank wine. There were also various seminars from experts to help people who were willing learn more about preparing food and choosing wine.

For Tricia, the home is the best place to be.

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Choosing a Lawnmower – Which Type is Best?

There are many different types of lawnmowers with a vast array of features over a large price range. If you are shopping for a new lawnmower which one should you go for? We have put together the advantages, uses and cost range of the popular types together with some examples to help you before your next purchase. I’m personally a fan of electric lawnmowers but they’re not for everyone, you can find out more here –
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The Different Types of Lawnmowers

Simple Push Mowers around $100

Simple reel mowers, ideal for a small lawn. Not suitable for anything larger unless you have a lot of energy!
Examples American Lawn Mower Company 18-Inch Reel Mower, Scotts 18-Inch Deluxe Push Reel Lawn Mower

Cordless or Corded Electric Lawnmowers $200 – $400

Electric mowers are easy to start and quieter than the gas powered models. Lighter weight and with fewer emissions they are considered to be more environmentally friendly. the obvious disadvantage of corded electric mowers is the necessity of dragging around the cord and restriction in the range, usually under 100ft. Cordless models are more expensive but give you freedom to move around more easily, but you are then restricted by the battery life between recharges. The most powerful models are less powerful than the top range gas powered models but should be adequate for most lawns. In addition they are not usually as reliable as gas-powered models and getting an electric mower repaired may be more difficult.

Examples Black & Decker 18-Inch 6.5 Amp Electric Mower,

Gas-Powered Mowers $400 – $700

From hand push to those with a more sophisticated cruise control like system. Toro lawnmowers in this range are fitted with personal pace self-propel system reaching a comfortable 4 mph. Also look for a recycling system to turn your cuttings into valuable mulch for your lawn. Lawnmowers in this range are fitted with either an electric key start system or a recoil pull start. We personally prefer an electric start. These mowers will need regular maintenance and can be noisy to operate, often around 85 decibels or louder. These mowers are recommended for lawns under 1/2 acre.

Examples Toro SR4 Super Recycler gas-powered mower, Lawn-Boy Insight Series 21-Inch 6.5 HP Gas Powered Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, Poulan Pro 21-Inch Side Discharge/Mulch/Bag Push Mower with 6 HP Briggs & Stratton Engine

Lawn and Garden Tractors more than $1000

For the really serious home owner with a large area of grass or the small commercial enterprise, lawn and garden tractors are ideal. More expensive than the gas or electric powered models but you will cut your grass in record time and be comfortably seated while doing it! Lawn and garden tractors can also be fitted with a wide range of attachments to turn your tractor into a multi-purpose riding machine. Attach a front blade to clear soil, leaves or other debris, turn it into a snowblower with another attachment or hitch up a trailer to move small loads.

Examples Toro LX Series Tractors, Husqvarna #LGT2654 960430036 26HP 54″ Garden Tractor

Zero Turn Lawnmowers $3000 and above

For large areas of grass with obstacles, such as trees, benches, birdbaths etc an zero turn mower will be ideal. Fast, reliable, zero turn mowers give an excellent cut and a comfortable ride and most perform well on uneven ground. Built to last these mowers are expensive, typically above $3000. Most come with a choice of bagging or mulching. these are large machines so finding a place to store them could be a problem!

Examples Swisher Max Z ZT2660B zero-turn mower – Consumer Guide Best Buy Award
Toro Titan Z Z4800 Model 74812 zero-turn mower – Consumer Guide Best Buy Award

Robomowers $1300 – $2500

Becoming more popular, robomowers are literally start up and forget it! There is even a solar powered model that will trundle itself back to its recharging dock when its battery is low. Setting up your yard for the robomower to work may take between 1-2 hours. Robomowers are better on square, even lawns with few obstacles. They may work less efficiently if your yard has trees or other large objects. Durability seems to be a problem with some models and they are pricey. With the batteries the mowers tend to be heavy.

Examples Husqvarna Automower, Friendly Robotics Robomower

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The Way To Cooking Healthy

Everybody wants to lose weight by eating healthy. But have you ever thought about losing weight by cooking healthy? The problem with fast food and takeouts is that they are often fried, oily, with too much sugar or preservatives in them, but with little nutrients. Eating right may be the first step for a healthier lifestyle, but cooking healthy will allow for an easier adjustment to maintaining that lifestyle in the long run. Another advantage is that cooking allows you to be creative with your dishes, while at same keeping it low on calories or fats. For example, one consistent winner at the 34th Bayou Gourmet Cook Off for the Healthy Category has been whipping up healthy dishes for her diabetic husband, and this allowed her to get creative with some of her recipes. The great thing about eating homemade, healthy dishes is that you have all the room to cook it according to your own taste and you can just be creative with what you are doing.

One way to start cooking healthy is to use this rule: grill instead of fry and bake instead of grill. The less oil it needs to cook the food, the better it is because that way, you can keep the food on a low-fat basis. Another way is to use non-grease or non-stick frying pans like those Teflon utensils so that it will be quicker to cook the food without using so much oil.

Remove excess oil by placing fried food in plates lined with paper towels – another technique to keep fats at a minimum. When choosing cooking oils, go for olive oil or canola oil which are both easy on unsaturated fat content. For salads, go easy on the dressing – there is no point in eating the greens when you are putting on so much mayonnaise or vinaigrette and adding more calories to your dish.

Shopping for food is another way to start eating and cooking healthy. The main rule is to go for organic, low calorie and low fat food. The good thing about organic food is that they are unprocessed and they still keep most of their nutrients with less preservatives in them. Try looking at the labels, and monitor how much trans fats, sugar, salt or calories does the food contain. Of course, opt to buy more green and leafy vegetables and fruits, and choose dairy products with low fat content like switching from ice cream to yogurt, or changing from full milk to soya milk.

Choosing kitchen utensils that allow for various cooking methods will help you get creative when cooking healthy. For instance, you can get the Bosch universal mixer at any Bosch mixer sale, and then start setting it up on your kitchen for that healthy smoothie. A healthy lifestyle starts with having the right tools and the right knowledge to get it right the first time.

For Tricia, the home is the best place to be.

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Garden Must haves

Remember plants and dogs are just like babies you need to look after them like that. Just like you would pamper you child from time to time, you should take give your garden a facelift as well. If you don’t have the time or resources for that make sure you have a few garden basics.

Garden Tools

Every one needs a good gardening kit. It should have all the basic tools like garden scissors, pitch fork, garden hoe, plough, rake and fork. These are just the basics; you can also upgrade to lawn aerators, lawn sweepers and blowers.

Lawn Mower

Trimming the grass is essential for it to grow well and look lush. Having a lawn mower makes everything easier and much simpler. It s blades make sure that the grass is cut evenly. The type and capacity of the mower depends on the length and growth of the lawn. You can choose between reel mowers, rotary movers, electric cord and cordless mowers and riding mowers.

Water feature

You can have a pond constructed and have the most beautiful lotuses and other water plants in it. How about a waterfall? They look beautiful and are not difficult to install. If you are worried about water wastage you need not worry as you now have water fountains that use the same water that doesn’t need to be changed from time to time. If you are looking for something smaller you can install a bird bath. They look beautiful, the children will love it and so will the birds!

Garden Edging

This is an aesthetic feature that has many benefits. Edging frames the garden and segregates the grass from the plant area. This way you can trim the plants easily, protect the plants from weed and ensure that there is no erosion. Garden edging adds a special touch to the space. Edging is available in wood, plastic, metal and concrete. You can opt for various colours and styles. Once installed it will change how your garden looks or how you see your garden!

You can also consider installing a sand box for the children in the garden corner so they can enjoy the garden as much as you. We also suggest lights along the edging or flower bed. It will look beautiful and make your home come alive in the night. You must construct a garden shed to store all your equipment and manure. Last, but not the least, consider some garden furniture to add to the space for Sunday morning breakfasts!

For more on garden essentials and garden edging you can visit www.hillskerbs.com.au.

Nick Heidfeld is a Commercial and Domestic kerbing specialist working in the industry for 15 years. He specialises in innovative ways of kerbing and edging.

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Powerful Hand Tools Models

Hand tools are useful devices that take menial jobs out of your hands. The powerful hand tools are produced by some of the most trusted brands in the industry.

Hand tools are very useful in construction works, woodworks and the like. They are available in many different types. There are hardware hand tools basically for manual operations such as sawing, cutting, chopping and more. There are also hand tools specifically used for accurate setting of the force of a fastening like a bolt and knot.

Types of Hand Tools
Hand tools range from general tools to specific tools. Some of them include automatic center punch for making a dimple in a work piece; chisel for carving wood, stone, or metal; clamp for securing objects tightly together; pliers for gripping objects with the use of leverage; and more.

The most durable hand tools are quite expensive but very reliable. And they are made only by the trusted names in the industry. Here are some of these popular models of hand tools.

Stanley 15-892K 12-Inch Blade Composite Hacksaw
The Stanley hacksaw is a composite hacksaw constructed with I-beam frame. Such frame described as a 12 inches fixed blade is necessary for the depth of cut. This frame is also specifically made of high impact polymer along with a steel core.

The hacksaw also features a sloped nose. It is very functional in accessing into very tight and difficult to reach places. The grip is comfortably ergonomic and also resistant to slips. And the lever is easy to open which enables a user to change blades faster. The hacksaw has a blade described as high tension. This means such blade has the capability to provide Straight Accurate cuts.

This composite hacksaw from Stanley weighs 1.6 pounds and carries a limited lifetime warranty.

Bosch 1640VS Fine cut Power Handsaw
The Bosch 1640VS is a powerful, robust and fine cut handsaw. It is ideally for accurate cutting or slicing of plastics, wood, and wood composites. It is also perfect for flush cutting door jambs, flooring, PVC drainpipe, window jambs and more.

The handsaw features a variable speed control which allows in setting the power. It has ergonomic design perfect for comfortable handling even in small working places. The handsaw also features a blade described that can be mounted on the left or right.

The tool-free blade change system of the handsaw makes the blades swapping easy and quick. The handsaw is also equipped with a large on/off switch. Such switch features an integrated gripping surface for easy access. And the handsaw is equipped with a 3.5 amp motor. Such motor is able to produce 2,000 to 2,800 rpm.

The Bosch hand saw has 5/8-inch stroke length. It has also and a 2-1/2-inch cutting capacity in wood. And the hand saw cutting capacity in plastics is 3/4-inch.

This 1640VS Fine cut power handsaw in rugged plastic housing has complied with OSHA regulations because it has Double-insulated and UL-listed. It uses 120 volts for operation. It has a weight of 3.5 pounds and covered by a one-year warranty.

Draper 30357 micrometer Adjustment Torque Wrench
This tool features a ratchet head, reversible in nature. The barrel of the wrench has scale engravings such as Nm, ft, and lb. And the range of marking follows as 30-210 Nm/22.1-154.9 lb-ft.

It has a type of micrometer sleeve that permits the precise presetting of the torque values to be set. The wrench will produce a click heard when the torque is reached, and is along with a release of tension. It comes in blow mould storage case and has a length of 475 mm. It weighs 1.7 kg.

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The 2007-2012 Outlook for Rotary Mower Decks for Consumer Riding Lawn, Garden, and Snow Equipment in India

The 2007-2012 Outlook for Rotary Mower Decks for Consumer Riding Lawn, Garden, and Snow Equipment in India

This study covers the latent demand outlook for rotary mower decks for consumer riding lawn, garden, and snow equipment across the states, union territories and cities of India. Latent demand (in millions of U.S. dollars), or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.) estimates are given across some 4,300 cities in India. For each city in question, the percent share the city is of it’s state or union territory and of India as a whole is reported. These comparative benchmarks allow t
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