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Old 08-05-2013, 08:29 PM   #91
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Anybody try their sawzall? The .9 amp HD ?

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Old 08-05-2013, 08:30 PM   #92
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I grabbed a 12K badlands winch from there... had good luck with 75% of the stuff i have got from there and only about 25% of the 75% have i had to return under warranty and it was no hassle at all

I have lots of random HF hand tools mixed in with my craftsman
I have the HF welder
2 electric angle grinders
1 electric impact gun
6 jack stands
and i know a bit more lol
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #93
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HA! look at that.... I hardly ever come over to this forum, JK Forum, JK Owners, Pirate 4x4 and a local NOVAjeepers get most my attention lol


but this one seems pretty active
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:07 AM   #94
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The sawzall is only slightly better than junk. It won't last, but you'll get some use out of it before it dies completely.

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Old 08-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #95
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The sawzall is only slightly better than junk. It won't last, but you'll get some use out of it before it dies completely.

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Now there's 1-2 models?
The decent one if anybody's used it?
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:10 AM   #96
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The disc brake service tools kit is great. I've used it on 4 different vehicles and multiple times with great results.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #97
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Disposable rubber gloves +
Most things with electrical bits -
Non-skid rubber step pads +
Paintbrushes -
Foam brushes --
Floor jack +
Trailer +
Jackstands (does anyone else have anything but HF stands?) +
Hoists for bikes to store them on the ceiling +
Dustpan and brushes +
Whoever said earlier about solar anything was spot on. ---

I really want one of their larger air compressors, but am scared...

Nobody has commented yet about their Inside Track. I tried it for a year but cancelled. (mostly for self control)
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #98
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I just got a 48" , 7000 lb hi-jack and an 8000 lb come-along. I also picked up a 2"x20' soft strap. now I just gotta get stuck somewhere to test it all out lol
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:47 AM   #99
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I have a lot of hand tools from harbor freight. They are lifetime guarenteed and at that price why wouldn't I. I have never had a problem with their hand tools.

I have an air compressor that has seen limited use for the last seven years. No problems.

I had the trailer (awesome), creeper, floor jack and jackstand. No complaints on anything.

I have never had to take anything back but I hear it is not a big deal when you have to.

Looking at getting a welder and learning to weld and wife wants the greenhouse.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:24 AM   #100
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well Saturday I used my 48" hi-jack/lift from HF on a ram2500 stake bed with a pellet stove, about 600lbs and got the back end off the ground lol shouldn't have any trouble with a jeep
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:34 PM   #101
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I grabbed a 12K badlands winch from there... had good luck with 75% of the stuff i have got from there and only about 25% of the 75% have i had to return under warranty and it was no hassle at all


I have lots of random HF hand tools mixed in with my craftsman
I have the HF welder
2 electric angle grinders
1 electric impact gun
6 jack stands
and i know a bit more lol


How's that winch working for you? I saw a guy with a completely modded TJ with 44's that had a 12K winch from HF and he didn't have any complaints just trying to find out some more info before pullin the trigger on a winch.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:17 AM   #102
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Bought the 7amp reciprocating saw with warranty for a project. Never ended up using it. My good old trusty HF earthquake did the trick. Continues to amaze me for what I paid for it,
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:17 AM   #103
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Until the 31st there is an Air Compressor on sale for $49.99 (3 gallon oil less, pancake and hot dog)

My questions are;
-Do these hold up?
-Can I wait closer to end of the year and get it even cheaper?
-Which is better Pancake or HotDog compressor?
-Read that the hose is not the best, what hose would you recommend?
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #104
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Until the 31st there is an Air Compressor on sale for $49.99 (3 gallon oil less, pancake and hot dog)

My questions are;
-Do these hold up?
-Can I wait closer to end of the year and get it even cheaper?
-Which is better Pancake or HotDog compressor?
-Read that the hose is not the best, what hose would you recommend?
What are your intended uses?
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:43 AM   #105
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I got a Husky pancake from Hdepot years ago that came with a nail and stapler set for about $150. Works flawlessly for basic general items. I wouldn't want to run an air wrench though.
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intended uses would be for spraying things such as the bed liner, possibly finishing nails for trim work, tire inflation.

Which is why I do not want to drop a few hundred on a compressor.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:57 PM   #107
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Tire inflation and trim work, that'll be fine. But for paint and bed liner, you'll need a LOT more cfm.

Once you spend good money on an air compressor, you'll use it all the time. I have a 20 gallon I inherited from my dad, and I can run air ratchets, impact wrenches, siphon-feed sand blaster, you name it. The air tools are dirt cheap in comparison to electrical tools, and so insanely useful.

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Old 08-29-2013, 01:07 PM   #108
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Tire inflation and trim work, that'll be fine. But for paint and bed liner, you'll need a LOT more cfm.

Once you spend good money on an air compressor, you'll use it all the time. I have a 20 gallon I inherited from my dad, and I can run air ratchets, impact wrenches, siphon-feed sand blaster, you name it. The air tools are dirt cheap in comparison to electrical tools, and so insanely useful.

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Old 08-29-2013, 01:15 PM   #109
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I have the air powered brad stapler/nailer from HF. Gotta say it takes the abuse. I got mine for $12.99 and have used it quite a bit. If you do pick one up, try 70-75 psi for brad nails and 80-85 psi for staples. Trust me.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:32 AM   #110
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Their 25" breaker bar is well worth the $$. Their impact sockets are very good. Their composite ratchet wrenches are very good. They make a ratchet wrench that is very similar to a Snap On ratchet wrench, which is also very good.

What I discovered about HF is it is best to buy their tools from the store vs. ordering from the catalog. Some of their stuff is real shit, and being able to see it and check the quality is the way to go, at least for me.
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o0o Sandblasting would be nice...I have alot of rusted items I'd like to clear out...mainly a Grill grate. but theres others.

Thanks guys, I'll hold off on getting a cheap one.
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Their 25" breaker bar is well worth the $$. Their impact sockets are very good. Their composite ratchet wrenches are very good. They make a ratchet wrench that is very similar to a Snap On ratchet wrench, which is also very good.

What I discovered about HF is it is best to buy their tools from the store vs. ordering from the catalog. Some of their stuff is real shit, and being able to see it and check the quality is the way to go, at least for me.
Love that breaker bar
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:42 AM   #113
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Gotta go there here in a little bit........ for work. Well anyways has anyone tried the tow hooks
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Gotta go there here in a little bit........ for work. Well anyways has anyone tried the tow hooks
I put a set on the front and back of my TJ and they've been great so far I pulled out JK's and Cherokees and flat towed my father in laws 87 Chevy pickup
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My wife loves their ceramic knives. I have 3 one of them is about 2 years old and still cuts perfectly. I bought their cheap solar lights, with the spike to push into the ground. I also have a set of [4] from Home Depot, which cost about 3 times more. Both sets were bought a few weeks apart. The Home Depot lights SUCK, the cheap HF lights are brighter, and stay lit much longer than the Depot lights. I would have never figured the HF lights to be better.
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I put a set on the front and back of my TJ and they've been great so far I pulled out JK's and Cherokees and flat towed my father in laws 87 Chevy pickup
Yeah I've been debating on either getting them or the 1/2 d rings to use and bolt and weld them to the front of my bunper
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Yeah from what my manager said are Pittsburgh hand tools are made in the same factory as Stanley don't know if its true or not just what he said
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:15 PM   #118
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HF tools are so affordable with coupons sometimes, that by the time they break you've gotten more than your money's worth. Like, seriously. 10$ angle grinders after a coupon?
Personally, i bought a set of 3 ton jack stands for 15 bucks. Also replaced my dad's impact wrench that i broke for $17 after a coupon(The design of the central pneumatic one i got him and the one i broke were identical... I assume same wrench, the company just adopted a new name). Also some other smaller odds and ends like a pack of shop rags, and a tape measure. The HF in my area is so lenient, they'll let you stack coupons.

Still working on building my own tool arsenal. Have a few great steals i got in Craftsman brand that i picked up at yardsales. When Black Friday hits, i'll be going to Sears to pick up some craftsman tools to fill out my essentials. Stuff i use on every Jeep job i kinda' prefer to be a better name brand. And I've had no problems with Craftsman and I've been using my dad's Craftsman tools for years. In my experience, the off-brands break the most. The craftsman tools hold up. And what doesn't, they'll replace for free. But HF tools are sometimes so cheap, it's more than worth it to take the chance. And a lot of their hand tools have lifetime warranties on them as well. At that point, it just becomes an inconvenience when they break when you're laying under your jeep trying to finish a job at 3 in the morning and HF is closed. That can easily be solved by having backups to your backup's backups
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Yeah I've been debating on either getting them or the 1/2 d rings to use and bolt and weld them to the front of my bunper
I don't have a good weldee right now or I probably would have gone with the D rings. I like the hook because you can just both them into the factory holes on the bumper and they don't really get in the way. I drug a Cherokee out of mud up to the frame with no problems without the hooks bending so I can definitely about for the strength
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I don't have a good weldee right now or I probably would have gone with the D rings. I like the hook because you can just both them into the factory holes on the bumper and they don't really get in the way. I drug a Cherokee out of mud up to the frame with no problems without the hooks bending so I can definitely about for the strength
Yeah I haven't seen very many of are tow hooks go out so I'm not sure

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