Product Review: Smart Solar 83006-3 Fiesta Hanging Glass Bottles

Looking to add a pop of color to your favorite living space? These embossed glass bottles from Smart Solar are sure to add cheer to any outside or inside setting! Read the product review below to learn more about this set, how the hanging bottles operate, and where to buy the them!

Smart Solar 83006-3 Fiesta Hanging Glass Bottles Product Review

At First Glance

Yellow, Turquoise and Fuchsia – we love these colors! The set of three comes with one color of each, which are equipped with bright LED lights to show off the colors at night too. The glass bottles are 11 inches high and embossed with a beautiful flower design.

Smart Solar 83006-3 Fiesta Hanging Glass Bottles Product Review

Easy Operation

Once your set arrives, simply unbox and insert the AAA batteries. Whether placing on a table or hanging from a tree, there are many options when it comes to displaying this set! The hook on each bottle is large enough to hang from a tree branch or inside a gazebo.

Our favorite feature is the timer option – just set the timer to the time you want the lights to turn on, and they will automatically turn on for six hours at that exact time each day. After six hours, the bottles will then automatically turn themselves off. So convenient! Especially when placing the bottles in a high place because you won’t have to worry about turning them on/off every day.

Where To Buy

Interested? Click the link below to purchase or see more details:
http://www.klockit.com/products/sku-82661.html

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many items in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

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Product Review: 12-piece Forstner Bit Set

We proudly introduced a new 12-piece forstner bit set early last month. Thank you to all who provided feedback on our previous set of forstner bits! We took that information and made sure we were providing customers with a quality product with this new forstner bit set.

Read the product review below to learn more about the efficient design, and tips and tricks for use.

Hex Head Shank and Saw-tooth Design

Instead of the conventional round shank, these forstner bit shanks are hexagon shaped. This design makes it easier to tighten the chuck in order to prevent slippage as the bit bores into wood.

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The forstner bits in this set also feature durable saw-tooth cutting edges. This type of design allows users to easily dispel the wood chips and apply less downward pressure on the bits, which also results in less overheating and dulling of the cutting edge.

saw-tooth-endEach forstner bit is made from durable T10 steel, ensuring a longer life and cleaner drill use after use. Includes a wooden storage case with the size of the forstner bits listed on the slots in the case. The RPM is conveniently marked on the shank on each individual bit.

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Tips and Tricks for Use

As with all forstner bits, the goal is to create consistent depth and flat bottom holes. In order to do so, we recommend the following:

  • Use these forstner bits in a drill press rather than a handheld drill
  • Run the forstner bits at the recommended speeds as listed on each bit
  • Feather (increase/decrease) the cutting pressure to easily dispel the wood chips and to prevent overheating
  • Clamp the wood down to the drill press table or place the wood part between clamps blocks to prevent the wood part from spinning in your hand
  • Protect your hands with safe grip woodworking gloves and wear eye protection
  • Ensure the drill press drive belt tension is suitable to prevent the pulley from spinning on the belt as you bore the holes into wood

Where to Buy?

This new forstner bit set is now available at Klockit.com! Search for item 53003 or click the link below:

http://www.klockit.com/products/sku-53003.html

Written By: John Cooper

John spent the better part of the 28 years he was employed by Klockit, designing hundreds of clock and furniture kits and plans and has continued with product design since his retirement in 2008. John’s love of clocks, his passion for creating furniture for his own home as well as for family, and his great appreciation for the beautiful finished pieces Klockit customers make from our kits and plans inspire him to continue to create still more new clock and furniture designs.

Product Review: Young Town Push-On Quartz Clock Movement

This Young Town push-on clock movement is one of the newest movements to Klockit’s line of quartz clock movements. It’s a precise motor that’s easy to assemble with hands and has a neat design. Read the review below to find out how this quartz clock movement works, what its most notable features are, and who should buy it.

Young Town Push On Movement

Push On – Is It That Easy?

The answer is YES! It really is that easy. Simply push on the hour and minute clock hands, and then press on the cap pin or second hand. You’ll like that there’s no tiny thru nut to thread on the movement’s shaft to hold the minute hand on.

Notable Features:

This push-on clock movement is easy to install – but that’s not the only thing you’ll enjoy! Young Town has been making clock movements on precision machinery imported from Switzerland and Germany for nearly 39 years. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you purchased a quality clock movement.

We also enjoyed the design of this movement because it allows you to see the moving gears through the movement’s back.

Back - Young Town Clock Movement

Who Should Buy It?

After thoroughly testing and working with this clock movement, I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quality quartz clock movement that’s easy to integrate with their clock project. At just $3.99, the price is right for this clock movement. Makes a great replacement for existing or outdated clock motors!

Available now at Klockit.com:
www.klockit.com/products/sku-10015.html

Interested in a movement that updates itself? Check out our atomic clock movements and Set & Forget clock movements!

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many items in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

Product Review: Rectangle Cuckoo Clock

Rectangle Cuckoo ClockKlockit’s new rectangle cuckoo clock puts a modern twist on traditional cuckoo clocks. Interested in learning more? Read our review below to find out how this unique cuckoo clock works, what its most notable features are, and who should buy it. Feel free to leave your own review of this product in the comments section below.

How Does It Work?

Every hour on the hour, the doors on this cuckoo clock open and a small bird emerges to sing its song. Choose from 12 delightful bird sounds, or select the special cuckoo call. At dusk, the built-in light sensor automatically silences the bird sounds for a peaceful night’s sleep.

This cuckoo clock also features a large clock case made from lightweight metal, and doubles as a message board. Use the two included bird magnets to stick messages to the clock’s front. The attractive pendulum and bob are powered by a precise clock movement and gently swing below the clock case.

Notable Features

At first glance, you’ll notice that this cuckoo clock puts a modern twist on traditional cuckoo clocks. But that’s not the only notable feature this unique cuckoo clock has to offer. The attractive design on the clock’s front doubles as a message board, complete with two bird-shaped magnets.

In the back, you’ll find the clock’s back panel is magnetic and can be removed in seconds for easy access to the clock movement. This cuckoo clock is larger than the traditional cuckoo clock, but is made from lightweight metal material and is easy to hang on the wall.

Back Image of Cuckoo Clock

Who Should Buy It?

Our new rectangle cuckoo clock is the perfect modern timepiece for any home or office setting. It’s easy to set up out of the box and hang on the wall. Of course it’ll look great on your wall, but this unique cuckoo clock also makes a great birthday or holiday gift!

Available now at Klockit.com: www.klockit.com/products/sku-16305.html

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many items in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

Product Review: La Crosse Technology EA-3010 Handheld Anemometer

La Crosse Technology EA-3010 Handheld AnemometerInterested in learning more about the La Crosse Technology EA-3010 Handheld Anemometer before you buy?
Check out our review below to find out how this anemometer works, what its most notable features are, and who should buy it. Feel free to leave your own review of this product in the comments section below.

How Does It Work?

The term anemometer is from the Greek word anemos, which means wind. This anemometer measures wind speed using the Beaufort scale, shown below. The Beaufort scale is a system that estimates wind force based on the visible effects of the wind on the physical environment.

Beaufort Scale

The EA-3010 Handheld Anemometer also measures wind chill and temperature information. Wind chill provides an indication of how cold it feels given the combined effects of the actual air temperature and the wind speed. This is automatically calculated and comes in handy when preparing for outdoor activities in cold weather.

Notable Features

Compact. Smart. Simple.

I love that this anemometer is compact and portable – it fits perfectly in my pocket or bag. Plus, the energy-saving battery automatically switches the device off if no buttons are pressed after 34 minutes. You won’t have to worry about replacing the battery on a regular basis, as the CR2032 button cell battery will last approximately one year.

Best of all? It’s easy to use! Since the LCD screen visually displays the wind speed as a number (0-12) based on the Beaufort scale, there’s no calculating involved.

Who Should Buy It?

The EA-3010 Handheld Anemometer from La Crosse Technology is the perfect pocket-sized accessory for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. It’s a great device to have when planning for outdoor activities. Also makes a great gift item!

Available now at Klockit.com: www.klockit.com/products/sku-16679.html

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many items in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

Product Review: AcuRite 02020 Portable Lightning Detector

AcuRite 02020 Portable Lightning DetectorStay one step ahead of the storm with AcuRite’s portable lightning detector! It’s the perfect grab-and-go device for outdoor enthusiasts who need to be aware of inclement weather. Read our review below to find out how this lightning detector works, what its most notable features are, and who should buy it.

How Does It Work?

This lightning detector alerts users of cloud-to-ground, cloud-to-cloud and intra-cloud lightning strikes within a 25-mile range of the device. Once lightning has been detected, users are alerted with an audible alarm, flashing red LED light, and message on the main screen. The main screen also displays a running total of detected lightning strikes and an estimated distance of lightning-producing storms.

Notable Features

Not only is this device pocket-sized and portable, it’s also weather resistant! You’ll be able to take this lightning detector anywhere without worrying whether it’ll get ruined by outdoor elements. We also like that this device prevents false lightning strike detection with its enhanced interference rejection capabilities.

Who Should Buy It?

We would recommend this device to golfers, fishermen, coaches, and anyone who spends a large amount of time outdoors and needs to be aware of inclement weather. Purchase for yourself or as a gift – the price is right for this portable lightning detector!

Available at Klockit.com: www.klockit.com/products/sku-16830.html

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many items in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.