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ELECTRONIC FLY SWATTER - 40122 view this item at harborfreight.com »

Ratings: (5 is best)

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Review by HandyManRandy on December 31st, 2015
Oh ya this little tool is more fun than a barrel full of school girls! What i did was install a LARGER Capacitor witch Makes it so you don't have to hold the button down as long. Will give you days & days of fun!! 😎
Review by photoleif on March 23rd, 2012
I'm not sure if there's anything more to say after @RobbieKnobbie's excellent review, but here goes.

I try to be gentle to our backyard fauna, but I draw the line at yellowjackets. It is exclusively for those b**tards that this device was made, I'm convinced. It's not really for swatting anything, I learned. Yellowjackets seem to be somewhat dazed by the electric field (?) and simply fall or are attracted into it, and then it's off to the barbeque. This is the D-cell version, and it works fine.
Review by RobbieKnobbie on August 7th, 2011
For $2.99, it's the most fun you can have with your pants on.
Review by caver on August 21st, 2010
I've found the grid is not designed right. I bought another one at the big box store called "The Original Bug Zapper" and it has a more thorough grid. Wave it through a swarm of gnats and it's like July 4th. It uses AA's that last forever. The HF one only seems to kill big bugs due to the poor grid design.
Review by MarkH on January 23rd, 2010
I've gone through 4 of these so far and I love them. Three have been destroyed due to operator malfunctions (imprecise aiming the caused the swatter to contact stationary items in mid swing). One had the activation button get intermittent and then fail. I have two more waiting in the wings.

As an earlier reviewer stated, they are fun! In a sadistic sorta way. They run circles around the AA powered models that I bought in the past and definitely give you more ZAP! for the buck.

***IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP!*** I won't say how I know this, but NEVER lick the screens!
Review by appsman on November 4th, 2009
I normally would also ding this for not being AA powered, but I've seen AA powered versions of this and they don't have the *POP* that this does. Also I think the weight of the D's give it the right heft, but that just may be me. In any case it great to get annoying flys on the wing. You don't have to wait for them to land.
Review by gariac on November 4th, 2009
First of all, rule number one is we don't talk about Fight Club. No wait, that's not right. Rule number one is try to get electronics that uses AA cells. They are a good bang for the buck. Worst of all is the 9V battery, then AAA, then D followed by C. In AA cells we trust. Buy them by the brick.

Now the Electronic Fly Swatter uses D cells. I could ding it for that, but it is a fun toy, though perhaps in a sick kind of way. You can't really tell from the photograph, but there are two metal grids on the device. The goal (did I just say goal, as if this is important) is to get the critter between the two grids. If you do so, the bug just falls to the ground. (Think of the hot tub electrocution scene in "Eating Raoul.") No mess other than an a zapped bug to clean up.

If they made an AA cell version, I'd give it a 5.

As an aside, the staff at my HF likes to play a game to see who can hold the grids the longest. I hope they have health insurance.

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