I bought this for someone as payback for a favor, so I can't provide a review. Wish I could be of more help, but I didn't use it. I can tell you that when the box was opened, all the parts were nicely organized in a sturdy carrying case with compartments and squeeze slots for fittings. The bonus - and my reason for choosing this - was that it came with a cable-driven extension for use in narrow or curved places in which the body of the rotary motor won't fit. I found this accessory to be invaluable when a friend of mine had to cut out the topmost 2" section of 4" diameter PVC pipe that was buried in concrete. The circumferential cut to remove the top 2 inches of this submerged PVC had to be made from inside the pipe, and could not have been managed without the cable extension to his rotary tool. I don't know if Buffalo's rotary has as much torque or longevity as Dremel's, but it sure was a lot more affordable!
This is no-frills. Limited applications. Limited features. Well built, if you put it together yourself & over-engineer it a bit. I replaced the included screws (which work just fine) with M6 machine screws. Add a couple of washers and lock washers, and your grill will be sturdier than it needs to be. Lid & firebox are well made. Handles are plastic & acceptable since you won't be doing anything more than picking it up when you're transporting it. Vent holes on the bottom cannot not be closed. Louvered style air vents on 1 side of lid cannot be closed. You will only be using lump charcoal and wood chips with this. Bigger chunks of wood will not fit. Plan on soaking overnight, enough wood chips to completely cover your briquettes. Briquettes will tend to settle towards the middle of the charcoal rack. Once briquettes are hot, smother with pre-soaked wood chips. Give up any thoughts you may have had about cooking large pieces like a whole prime rib, turkey, suckling pig, goose, or anything even halfway ambitious. So where does that leave you with this little grill? Where that leaves you is with plenty of chops, burgers, steaks, chicken, fish, veggies, Korean short ribs, any kind of meat on a stick, marshmallow s'mores, et cetera. There are times when you just don't need to build a big fire in your big kettle. For tailgating, you could do a dozen hot links at a time. I've successfully fired this little grill up in my fireplace for sleepovers when the kids wanted to cook their own hot dogs. Although I would not really recommend that anyone else light a fire or use a bbq indoors. However, with a little panache, you can accomplish a lot. This grill does offer enough surface. I've made a single rack of ribs for when only one rack will feed both of us. Cut your chicken in half and roast it bone side down. Tomato, onion, and peppers are the base for a great fire roasted salsa. Instead of deep frying, flame broiled Buffalo wings are always a hit. We had a dinner party for 10 people, and did it Korean BBQ style in the backyard with this little grill since all the cuts of meat were already well marinated and sliced thin. And just because you cant do the Tur-Duck-Ken, you can still do quail, cornish game hens, bacon wrapped oysters, oysters in the shell, lobster, crab, and most small game that you can capture when camping. While this may not be the ideal tool for large parties, you can work wonders with proper temperature control and timing. This is not a disposable unit. It is built for the long haul. While not designed to have a lifetime warranty, you can get years of use out of this.
Product is very high quality, comes with all the supplies except tools - drill and drill bit, screwdrivers, pencil. Most important tool would be a spare pair of hands - or two. The design works wonders on a bay window - adjusts to different widths of main window and side windows. However, because you need to work it in all assembled to make your placement decision, it would be best to do this with a couple of other tall people! I was able to go it alone, but it was awkward and a little more time consuming. Can be installed on the frame or in the wall. Priced is a bargain - have seen it elsewhere for more. this is not cheaply made or flimsy.
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