How do I start a web browser and point it to google?
Can anybody tell me how to come up with a clever search string like
"electric caulk gun review" ? Where's that neighbor's five year old when
I need him?
epinions.com sux big time. Sounds like the reviews were written by English
majors, and ONE English major at that, they are all so synonymous.
That is why I come to newsgroups. There are still those who ask like my
poor dead Daddy, "Why do you HAVE to do that?", but there are always a
couple of BTDT posts that stand out as the roses among the weeds.
I WANT ONE before I go through a case of caulk. If anyone doesn't agree,
cope! They're adults.
It's better to demonstrate that one has done minimal research. At the
very least, learn the brands and popular models and features. Then you might be
able to post something intelligent such as "my price range is..." "I
see models have feature X, this one has Y, I'm a left handed
psychopath missing three fingers and a foot, is that important?"
Here's some news: peoples needs differ and what might be ideal for
one person might not be for others. Being told that a particular
model costing ten thousand dollars is great could be avoided by simply
learning the field and posting some requirements.
The term you are searching for is 'requirements definition'. That is
something end users are seldom capable of creating without being led by
the hand. Last time I visited my father, he and his business associate
were discussing and complaining about one of the doctor's wives that
could not make up her mind as to what she needed/wanted in the house
design they were doing for her. I started laughing, and they stared at
me until I explained that it was almost exactly the same situation I
faced on a regular basis in the computer and software world. The
customer wants SOMETHING, but they are rather fuzzy on exactly WHAT they
Nope, not a programmer. Spent much of my career at the event horizon
between programmers and end users, though. I spoke just enough geek to
be dangerous, yet still had an understanding of real world operations
out in the field. Since that duty got outsourced, they aren't real sure
what to do with me.
You need a machine for 12 tubes of caulk! I used to go through that
twice week sometimes, Does anybody even use a screwdriver or handsaw
anymore. I still have handdrills, saws and even the unheard of
screwdrivers. A quality caulk gun will be working 30 years from now.
DeWalt battery unit is very good. Probably not worth it for one
case of caulk. I had/have an air driven unit which was/is
actually slightly better, but the hassles of compressor and hose
makes the battery unit the only one used anymore. Prazi also
makes a drill driven unit that I considered:
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
What are some needs for one of these powered caulk guns? Building cars
and airplanes? Certainly not for home use. Say, caulking a new window
or door, might take a tube and a half.
I can't see the need for me.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.