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    Wednesday
    Oct222014

    Chad's Crappy Corner! The 4th gadget in Chad’s theme for October: Halloween.

    The theme for Chad’s gadgets for the month of October is gadgets for Halloween! And this is his 4th week of Halloween Gadgets.

    Chad's gadget this week is --- The Pumpkin Carving Power Saw. 

    It’s from the Spirt Halloween Store and here’s what they say about it: 

    You'll be a carving pro when you use the Pumpkin Carving Power Saw. This package contains 1 power saw, 2 replacement blades, a poker and 4 creative stencil patterns. $8.99. 

    http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/sb-power-saw/ 

    And the LED pumpkin light Chad showed is most likely this one. They threw that in at the last minute. 

    www.walmart.com/ip/Pumpkin-Light-with-LED-Colors/16829763 

    It’s out of stock online, but probably available in Walmart Stores, or some Spirit Halloween stores. 

    And Chad’s take?  The Pumpkin Saw turned out to be a massive battery-eater. He had not even carved two letters of the TWiT logo when the 1st set of 4 brand new AA batteries were dead. To save battery power Chad’s advice is to use a knife to cut straight lines in the pumpkin and only use the Pumpkin Saw for curved lines. He said the saw was great for cutting curved lines. Chad also found the plastic poker in the kit to use with the enclosed stencils bent early on. Chad recommends using a toothpick instead. The LED Pumpkin Light. At about $8 dollars Chad thought he wouldn’t bother with the Pumpkin LED Light, but he would just use a candle instead. Safely, of course!

    See or hear this show: www.twit.tv/giz1491 

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