DuroStar DS4000S

DuroStar DS4000S

The DuroStar DS4000S 4,000 Watt 7.0 H.P. O.H.V. 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator is an ideal unit for camping, R.V.s, sporting events, home back-up power, job sites, and more.

This Duro Star DS4000S rugged workhorse is ideal for a wide variety of uses from getting you through a power outage to keeping you and your family supplied with all the necessary conveniences of home while being miles from nowhere.

DuroStar DS4000S

DuroStar DS4000S

DuroStar DS4000S

DuroStar DS4000S is very simple to use with high-quality components and construction. The unit is relatively small in size. It features a recoil start, super quiet muffler that reduces engine noise, and also an automatic low-oil shut-off to protect the motor from damage.

The power panel features the main controls, including start switch, volt meter, plus circuit breaker. It gives two 120-volt, 20-A.M.P., 3-prong outlets (N.E.M.A. 5-20 R.) on supply power to all of your home devices, plus one 120-volt, 30-A.M.P. outlet (N.E.M.A. L. 5-30) for high-powered tools.

This generator came in handy when needed it performs like a champ. It runs a refrigerator, electric start stove; charge smartphones, a battery charger charging 8 A.A. batteries, lamps using energy efficient bulbs, laptops, an L.C.D. T.V. screen, Blu-ray player all at the same time. And it is the less power consuming equipment.

DuroStar DS4000S

DuroStar DS4000S

DuroStar DS4000S

The DuroStar DS4000S Portable Generator has an 8-hour run time at 1/2 load, and it has a 4-gallon fuel tank that also includes an easily readable gauge. The heavy duty steel frame has four-point fully isolated motor mounts for smooth and quiet operation. An optional drum kit is also available for this unit enabling easy portability.

The DuroStar DS4000S looks very well made and the fit and finish are excellent. I put in some low cost 10 W-30 for the first couple runs. I went the generator yesterday for half an hour just to be sure it worked; it started on the very front pull and some seconds later it did running nice and smooth. I let this warm up for a few minutes also tested function with some power tools, no issues except for the smell of melting plastic

I ran it again today for two hours under load; I connected it to my fridge, 50″ plasma, sound system, cable box, media P.C., and N.E.S. I opened up the doors in the refrigerator for a few minutes to ensure the compressor would kick on and run for a while.

DuroStar DS4000S

DuroStar DS4000S

DuroStar DS4000S


The DuroStar DS4000S generator barely flinched when the compressor started (slight dimming of the light inside), no noticeable effects on the T.V. The generator had plenty of extra power to spare which will come in handy down the road. Overall it seems to be an excellent quality generator for a high price.

I am very pleased with that quality from this DuroStar DS4000S generator… it started up on the first pull of the cord. I also recommend that you consider purchasing the wheel kit assembly package, which makes moving this machine while full of fuel was so much easier. Even if you can carry it, there may be a need for someone else to relocate the generator while you’re unavailable.

Bell Howell Ionizer

Bell Howell Ionizer Air Purifier


Bell and Howell is a good company name, but they went a little far when they tried to make air purifiers. This Bell Howell air purifier is not worthy of being used to fix your air quality problem. I cannot recommend something that I don’t believe will work properly for you. I will, however, explain why I feel this way below.

Bell and Howell Ionic Whisper Air Purifier and Ionizer

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The Bell Howell ionizer air purifier is what you call a filterless air purifier. It does not rely on an HEPA-like the air filter to remove pollutants from the air. I am not saying this is a horrible thing, but they are known for creating ozone, which in large amounts can be harmful to humans. You can read more about this at doing ionic air purifiers work.


You will not find many options and technologies with this super cheap Bell Howell air purifier. The technology within it is pretty basic regarding what it is based on. Many other companies make much better versions of this.

-Speeds – High and Low

-Collector Blades

Bell and Howell Ionic Whisper Air Purifier and Ionizer

Bell and Howell Ionic Whisper Air Purifier and Ionizer

Issues with the Bell Howell Ionizer Air Purifier

The problems with the Bell Howell air purifier are more apparent that its performance they have to do even more with the craftsmanship of the actual device. Below, I will list some of the problems you will see if for some reason you purchased this air purifier.

-Broken Power Switch

-Hard To Open Container


-Collector Blade Cleaning

Bell and Howell Ionic Whisper Air Purifier and Ionizer

Bell and Howell Ionic Whisper Air Purifier and Ionizer

Broken Power Switch

One of the things that may happen to your air purifier is the malfunction or breaking of the power switch. This has to do with the construction of this device. I can’t explain how it will happen, but many people have had the issue, and nothing has changed as a result. You will have to unplug the thing to turn it off. At least it doesn’t get stuck in “Off Mode”!

Hard To Open Container

When you have to open up the Bell Howell ionizer air purifier to do maintenance work, you will find that it is nearly impossible because of the way it is built. It is truly too hard for a regular user to do, and it should be very simple because it needs to be repeatedly done.


One of the personal problems is the fact that it is a filterless air purifier that creates ozone to clean the air. I am not sure how much, but it does create a certain amount that will need three days to dissipate. It may even make your symptoms worse while just making air pollutants fall to the floor to be pushed back into the air the next time something bumps it.

Funny enough they are allowing such devices to be made to work in your car. Your vehicle is a very small space and the a/c system will blow that ozone right into your face. You smell clean air, but you are sucking in ozone in non normal amounts. It is a personal thing for me, but I just don’t think it is worth the risk.

Collector Blade Cleaning

The most annoying this is the fact that you have to open it and clean the collector blades of dust when they are full. Now you are thinking it is a like a filter, but it is not as big as a filter. Secondly, it will not be apparent when it is full until you notice that your air is bad again or you hear the sound of cracking and popping inside of the machine. Unfortunately, this sound is a product of the blades getting to full.

Cleaning them only takes a little rubbing alcohol and a clean cloth, but who wants to do it every 2-4 weeks minimum. That can be quite monotonous and the sound waking you up at night is enough to make you throw your bell howell ionizer air purifier right out the window.

Makita MAC2400 Big Bore 2.5 HP Air Compressor

Makita MAC2400 Big Bore 2.5 HP Air Compressor


The Makita MAC2400 features renowned durability due to its cast iron construction which gives it the strength to endure under the toughest conditions. It is also equipped with a large filter which allows for increased air intake which in turn allows for greater efficiency.

Makita MAC2400

The Makita MAC2400 model also features an oil-lubricated pump which is also more efficient. This unit runs cooler and at half the RPM of most of its competition. The result of this is a greater motor and pump life along with lower noise.

The Makita MAC2400 has a 4.2-gallon twin-stacked tank delivers enough power for two nailers with an operating pressure of 130 PSI, reading 40PSI (4.8 CFM) and 90 PSI (4.2 CFM).

This unit was made with low noise, high output and less maintenance in mind. The Makita MAC2400 is just another example of why Makita is one of the leading names in air compressor engineering.

As far as reviews go the Makita MAC2400 scored very well with folks who have owned it. On a scale of 0 to 10, the Makita MAC2400 rated a 4.5, and that was out of 486 reviews to date.

Makita MAC2400

Here is a good part of a review from someone on Amazon who purchased the Makita MAC2400. I’m posting the full review because it was said (so far) to be helpful to 141 out of 141 people. Can’t beat that.

This product review is one of the “Best in Class”.

Great things about the MAKITA MAC2400:

A) This kind of compressor just purrs. Persons are amazed if is running. Big rubber toes also help prevent sending the vibration to whatever sitting on, so no more vibrating boards.

B) Over-built compressor gives incredible cycle times brief – if using light tools, it doesn’t run much nevertheless. Also, operates way more cool than others – I’ll save those sear lines for my steak on the grill – not my forearm.

C) No leakages – holds its air pressure seemingly forever when deterred

D) The air filter is a miniature version of an old-time car air conditioner filter. For a unit which is going to be sitting down on the ground amongst swirling construction dust, this is a large plus.

E) It does indeed consider in, but at least the style is very compact. The frame wraps around and protects almost all of the important stuff, so there are no lines, wires, and so forth. Waiting to be snagged. The glaring exception is the air filter clinging off the side – I can see this part’s going to be repaired at some time when We throw it in a truck bed. No problem for shop use, though.

Makita MAC2400
Makita MAC2400

There were a few folks who had issues with the Makita MAC2400 but the problems mainly came from packaging problems as stated in this review more than problems with the unit itself. Out of 486 reviewers though the Makita MAC2400 was given at least a 4 out of 5 by 422 of them.

Features of the Makita MAC2400:

  • Cast iron pump with Big Bore™ cylinder and piston are engineered to provide faster recovery time for improved performance
  • Powerful 2.5 HP 4-Pole motor generates 4.2 CFM at 90 PSI for increased productivity
  • Pump runs at lower RPM (1,720) resulting in lower noise (79dB) and give pump durability


  • Roll-cage construction provides complete protection to endure extreme job site environments
  • Large automotive style industrial air filter for increased air intake and  superior performance
  • Durable cast iron cylinder reduces wear and improves pump life; removable for easy maintenance
  • Oil sight glass for fast, easy and efficient maintenance
  • Lever handle ball valve – tank drain valve improves upon standard petcock design for easier maintenance
  • Built-in thermal overload for additional motor protectionOur conclusion on the Makita MAC2400

Big Bore 2.5 HP Air Compressor:

This air compressor is quiet, very well built and seemingly easy to use. It is not a big project compressor unless you are willing to stop and let it recharge. The fact that the Makita Mac2400 is a very popular model among folks who have had their hands on it may be the best indication of its quality.

Makita MAC2400

VX-Bike Folding Bikes Feature

Exercise Bikes 


If you are looking to condition, slim down or even enhance your physical fitness from the comfort of your home but have only limited space for a piece of exercise equipment than the JLL VX-Bike is the perfect choice for you.

Exercise Bike With Pulse Sensor Grips

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Ergo baby Performance 

Ultrasport F-Bike


This upright exercise bike has a modern and compact design. Using space efficient folding mechanisms, it can be folded up and stored easily for your convenience. Not only does this stationary bike come with an LCD monitor to help you track your time, calories, speed, distance, and pulse but it also has a hand grip pulse sensor. Monitoring your vital statistics has never been easier.

The VX-Bike is suitable for a wide variety of users and comes with adjustable height on the seat and adjustable toe straps on the pedals allowing you to feel more secure and safe when using it.

Dimensions: 80.5x 43.5x 112cm, Available in 3 stunning colors: White, Black, and Pink.