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Can I fix a stripped out cordless drill?

My cordless and chuck-less Maktec MT064 14.4V 3/8" drill/driver won't let go of the square bit I have in there, so I can't change it. Is there some other way to loose the bit-holding parts, or do I have a perfectly functional square-bit-only electric screwdriver now? [more inside]
posted by msalt on Sep 23, 2016 - 13 answers

Cordless Vacuum

Whats the best cordless vacuum? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jun 9, 2016 - 9 answers

"It certainly does suck."

What is the best cordless vacuum money can buy? I hate vacuuming so much and am totally overwhelmed by the market for cleaning machines. Which one will help me tolerate the most loathsome household chore since mopping? [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on May 2, 2016 - 24 answers

What is the benefit of cordless tools?

Assuming that I only use the tools around the house and already have extension cords is there some advantage to cordless tools that I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Apr 20, 2016 - 43 answers

Your experience with ceramic cordless electric kettles (esp EU / UK)?

I like the idea of a ceramic kettle, like the look of this and this for our space (something mostly white, and more old fashioned looking, basically), and want to switch from plastic, but I'm worried about a couple of things... [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 5, 2016 - 12 answers

Finding a vacuum cleaner that supports both corded / cordless operation

Most cordless ones don't work while charging. Know of any that do? [more inside]
posted by harisund on Jul 6, 2015 - 1 answer

Help me find a big-button phone for my elderly father

My father has been using a plain old phone for decades. He's been somewhat visually impaired for a long time, but recently he started receiving an eye treatment in his one good eye that has reduced his vision even further. He also has low dexterity (though his mind's still totally sharp) due to a stroke earlier this year. He needs a new phone. Help! [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Nov 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Wireless headphones without the headphones

Is there such a thing as a wireless headphone amp (wireless headphones without the headphone)? [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Nov 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Is there a wifi cordless phone?

Is there such a thing as a wifi cordless phone that works with a landline? [more inside]
posted by sharding on Jul 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Please leave your answer after the beep.

Help me understand my landline phone problems and possibly buy a new one. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on May 17, 2012 - 2 answers

Get your ass in here, Mr. Watson.

Sing to me of cordless phones! [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jan 23, 2011 - 23 answers

How to consolidate landline, Skype, cordless heaset, etc.

Consolidating landline, Skype, and headset(s) in to one neat system? [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Mar 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Keyboard for my HTPC setup?

Recommendations for a good HTPC (home theater PC) keyboard? [more inside]
posted by petah on Dec 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Drill recommendations requested

Please recommend a cheap, variable-torque, corded drill that will not destroy everything it touches. [more inside]
posted by Acari on Oct 5, 2009 - 5 answers

I need power tools to rebuild my house

It's time to buy proper power tools and quit borrowing from the neighbors. I would like some recommendations on what has worked well for other people. [more inside]
posted by dness2 on Jul 30, 2009 - 34 answers

comfortable cordless phone -- my holy grail

Is there a comfortable cordless phone out there? [more inside]
posted by Capri on May 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Toddler of Doom: Destroy! Destroy!

I have a cordless mouse for use with my laptop. Last week my toddler yanked the mini-receiver out of the USB port and managed to completely destroy it in a matter of seconds. Is it possible to replace just this receiver, or do I need to toss the whole thing out and spend another $25.00 on a cordless mouse? (Its a logtech mouse.)
posted by anastasiav on Mar 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me mouse from the couch.

Recommend a wireless mouse with a good range. [more inside]
posted by ocha-no-mizu on Mar 17, 2009 - 10 answers

Is the ticking on my new cordless phone a result of interference from my old wireless router?

Is the ticking on my new cordless phone a result of interference from my old wireless router? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Mar 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Cordless phone mysteriously rings

Why is one of our cordless phones ringing when no call is coming in? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Feb 7, 2009 - 12 answers

Cordless Phone Dropouts - Grrr!

DECT Cordless Phone dropouts are driving me insane [more inside]
posted by cmm on Jun 17, 2008 - 1 answer

How can I extend the range of my 2.4GHz cordless phone?

I'm thinking of relocating the base station to a different part of the house, behind a brick wall which will significantly reduce the range of the handsets . Is it possible to open one of these up and install a more powerful antenna? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on May 25, 2008 - 3 answers

"Don't hang up, let me cut our internet..."

Our wireless internet and our cordless phone(s) hate each other with the unbridled passion of a thousand suns. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Mar 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Wireless Monitor: does it exist?

HowTo Filter: add a second monitor that is wireless? I found this device, but the post is a year old and I was hoping for a solution that doesn't cost as much. this is even older and more expensive. There is also this, from DisplayLink, but I don't understand how it works - it is actually wireless? It looks like the monitors they make have a sub chip built in, but I don't get how it all connects back to the pc. [more inside]
posted by yoga on Dec 7, 2007 - 15 answers

Cordless phone base station that lets more than two people talk at once?

Can you recommend a cordless phone base station + extra handset solution that lets more than 2 people use their handsets on the same call at once? [more inside]
posted by neustile on Nov 7, 2007 - 4 answers

New good-looking cordless and 5.8Ghz around 802.11n

We need a new (stylish) cordless phone for our house that will work around Apple's new Airport Extreme. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Sep 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Can my computer upstairs power a monitor and cordless keyboard downstairs?

After only living in tiny apartments, I'm moving to a two story house, but I'm an utter newbie about household networking. Here's the main dilemma: Upstairs, in my office, my Macbook Pro will power an external monitor and keyboard. That's where I'll do most of my work. Downstairs, I intend to buy a 52" HD monitor to watch DVDs. I'd like the option to sometimes work down there....with the upstairs computer driving the downstairs monitor, and using a cordless keyboard that talks to the upstairs computer. Note: I won't ever need to drive monitors simultaneously. Is there any way to do this? Or do I need to buy a downstairs computer, and network the computers so both HD's are kept dynamically in synch (e.g. via Leopard's "Time Machine")? That'd be more expensive, though I could probably get away with using a pretty old/crappy computer downstairs (so long as its HD is at least as large as the one upstairs so they can synch properly, and so long as it has enough video ram to drive the large monitor).
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jun 25, 2007 - 24 answers

How to use a fax machine in a room without phone line support?

How to use a fax machine in a room without phone line support? [more inside]
posted by queue_strategy on Feb 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Seeking Wifi (802.11a/b/g) friendly cordless phones

Can anyone recommend a cordless phone that won't interfere with 802.11b/g and is maybe even 802.11a friendly? [more inside]
posted by notpeter on Jan 22, 2007 - 13 answers

I need zip!

I have cordless blinds and they've lost their zip. They are the kind of blinds that you pull on slightly at the bottom and then the cord is pulled up at the top, raising the blind. Now when I pull on it, nothing happens. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Other than buy new blinds?
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Nov 14, 2006 - 1 answer

What cordless phone works in old houses?

Can anyone suggest a cordless phone system that will work throughout an old house? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Nov 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Long range cordless phone

Long range cordless phone? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Feb 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Can multiple 5.8GHz cordless phone sets co-exist?

Can two separate 5.8GHz cordless phones co-exist in a home? [more inside]
posted by iTristan on Jan 29, 2006 - 9 answers

manufacturer reconditioned...

I am currently shopping for a scanner and cordless power tools. I am considering factory reconditioned models. What are peoples experiences, good and bad, with this?
posted by flummox on Mar 14, 2005 - 8 answers

US Cordless Phone in Europe

PhoneFilter: I am thinking of buying a US-sold cordless phone and bringing it back to Europe. Other than voltage and frequency (which I've checked) is there any other reason why an American phone wouldn't work or work less in Europe (different ring-tone signals or Caller ID standards perhaps)?
posted by costas on Feb 1, 2005 - 8 answers

Help me find a cordless phone

Cordless phones My cordless phones have terrible battery life. Plus if I hold one against my shoulder w/my chin, I often accidentally hang up. Does anyone have a cordless phone they love?
Requirements: Caller ID, clear sound.
Nice to have: 2+ handsets, volume control on the handset. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Jan 17, 2005 - 15 answers

Wireless Networking Standard With Higher Frequency Than Cordless Phones?

80211b vs 80211g: According to my research, both are using the 2.4ghz freq as are cordless telephones. Isn't there a wireless networking standard that uses higher frequencies so that there's no interference from cordless phones?
posted by Fupped Duck on Apr 23, 2004 - 9 answers

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