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Howie

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714 days ago

I just bought (like today) a 12v Dewalt impact/drill. The drill works fine the problem I have is trying to register it.
Their goofy sign in/register screen has a place to “type these two words so we know it’s not spam” well that’s fine except the words are so glued together an old geezer like me cannot read them. After trying 6 times and being rejected(they were all glued together) I finally said to hell with it.
HEY DEWALT IF YOU ARE LISTENING YOU NEED TO MAKE THE DAMN THINGS BIGGER!
Try and find a place to “contact us” without being registered on their web site.

-- Life is good.


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Roger

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#1 posted 714 days ago

I feel your pain. Most o those are impossible to read with good eyesite..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Lifesaver2000

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#2 posted 714 days ago

Just for fun, I went over there to check it out, and it is one of the more difficult Captcha styles I’ve seen. I tried the audio version, and at least on my small laptop speakers it was impossible to understand anything.

I did find a small ? mark in the Captcha box that brings up a help box. In that help box is a Contact Us link that lets you send feedback without any registration except providing your email address.

I do consider buying some Dewalt tools at times, I guess if I find something I want I’ll have to make sure I get my account set up first. Or hope they send along the old fashioned post card type registration in the box.

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Howie

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#3 posted 714 days ago

Thank you for the input Lifesaver2000. I really appreciate it. I’m going to check it out and see if that helps.

-- Life is good.

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TopamaxSurvivor

14587 posts in 2273 days


#4 posted 714 days ago

Return it and get a Rigid with lifetime battery guarantee ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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nwbusa

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#5 posted 714 days ago

I like my Ridgid tools but I wouldn’t trade the Dewalt for one. The 12v & 20v max tools are too good.

-- John, BC, Canada

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 714 days ago

I HATE those damn “prove you are human” things and refuse to deal with them! Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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TopamaxSurvivor

14587 posts in 2273 days


#7 posted 714 days ago

I never liked Dewalt! Makita spoiled me with the balanced drill that I could set on the top of a ladder. Suppose if I worked on the ground it wouldn’t really matter ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 714 days ago

I’m with you, Howie!

I don’t know why they’re making such a BIG DEAL out of it…
... a very SIMPLE 5 digit number would serve the purpose very WELL!

Make the STUFF EASIER TO READ!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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TopamaxSurvivor

14587 posts in 2273 days


#9 posted 714 days ago

Some kid doing the site doesn’t have a clue about the people who will use it. Think how many more people would go to movies if the clowns that have perfect hearing weren’t putting in all the overbearing back ground noise! Same issue, different subject matter ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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thedude50

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#10 posted 714 days ago

I will pass this along to my contact at DeWalt I don’t know if she can fix it in a few days or a few weeks but it will get fixed . And for what its worth DeWalt tools are by far superior to ridged

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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lanwater

3073 posts in 1531 days


#11 posted 714 days ago

I know your frustration.
They try to make it really hard to make sure its a human interacting and not a bot.
i use the audio version 90% of the time.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 714 days ago

DeWalt tools are by far superior to ridged

Not if they are on the floor and I am still on top an 8 or 10 foot ladder ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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thedude50

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#13 posted 714 days ago

Old men do not belong on ladders and your an old man. Keep climbing and you will fall and be a burden on the rest of us Just like Horizontal Mike.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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TopamaxSurvivor

14587 posts in 2273 days


#14 posted 714 days ago

I’m just getting started! Young guys that still think they need to carry everything they own up the ladder with them every trip are the hazard. Unfortunately, it takes about 25 years to get over that ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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madts

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#15 posted 714 days ago

You two guys are like 2 puppies and only one bone. Howie asks about: HEY DEWALT IF YOU ARE LISTENING YOU NEED TO MAKE THE DAMN THINGS BIGGER!

You guys get into it, and this post is going to go nuclear. Stop: You guys start your own post, about the virtues of DeWalt and Ridgid.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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