Starrett vs Mitutoyo

Starrett vs Mitutoyo: Calipers & Micrometers

What good is a measuring instrument if it’s not accurate and reliable?

Or if it lacks in durability?

Starrett and Mitutoyo (pronounced “stare-et” and “mitt-oo-toy-oh”) have come highly recommended for decades.

Let’s jump in and find the best tool for your job.

Digital, Dial, or Vernier Calipers?

There’s been some debate over which type of measuring tool is better.

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Dymo LabelWriter 4XL vs 450

Dymo LabelWriter 4XL vs 450: Label Printers Compared

Ink and toner prices are ridiculous.

With a thermal label printer, you never need to buy any kind of cartridges.

Who doesn’t love that?

You can use Dymo’s for years and your only ongoing cost is the labels themselves.

They’re also fed by rolls, rather than sheets, so jams almost never happen.

Once I went from a regular printer to a Dymo LabelWriter, a lot of hassles went away.

So, you need to print labels. You know why thermal printers are better. Which model should you get?

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SP-404 vs SP-404SX

SP-404 vs SP-404SX: Roland Sampler Differences

The SP-404 was discontinued and replaced by the SP-404SX.

But is the SP-404SX better? How about the even newer SP-404A?

There are some changes you should know about in each of these models.

Read on and I’ll break down what sets them apart.

Key Differences

Roland 1GB CompactFlashSanDisk 32GB SD

Memory Cards

SD memory cards have been the standard for a number of years. The SP-404SX and SP-404A both use SD cards.

The SP-404 uses Compact Flash, which has some drawbacks.

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Nordic Pure vs Filtrete Filters

Nordic Pure vs Filtrete Air Filters: Which AC/Furnace Filter to Choose?

I used to see replacing furnace and AC filters as a hassle.

Now that I’ve seen the benefits of good filters, replacing them regularly no longer annoys me.

The right filter makes a big difference in the air quality of your home.

I started buying better quality filters that catch finer particles.

Since then, I’ve noticed less dust accumulating in my home.

Filtering an HVAC system is a simple concept, but there are some brands and filter media which should be avoided.

Nordic Pure and 3M’s Filtrete are both excellent brands. Which brand and filter you should pick depends on what you’re expecting from your home’s air quality.

I’ll lay out just what to look for in a filter, and how to spend your money wisely.

Quick Pick: Nordic Pure is a better value, especially as a 6-pack.



Before you begin hunting for a filter, figure out your filter size.

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Orbweaver vs Tartarus

Orbweaver vs Tartarus V2: Which Razer Gaming Keypad is Better?

There are a few things separating the Orbweaver Chroma and Tartartus V2 – price, keys, and adjustability.

I’ll get into all the details.

But first, why Razer? Aren’t there other options?

Not really – it’s either Razer, or a no-name keypad from a dicey brand with questionable reviews.

Logitech used to make the G13, but it’s been discontinued for a couple of years.

The Nostromo Speedpad n52 was one of the first keypads with mass popularity. It hasn’t been around for about a decade, though.

Razer bought the rights to the Nostromo from Belkin and made it for a while, then came out with the Orbweaver and Tartarus lines to add more keys and features.

Read on. I’ll break down all the differences and why you should pick one keypad or the other.

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