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Old 10-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #151
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I found out I had a store near me and had to go check it out. Left w/a 3 ton floor jack and a few other odds & ends.
Its hard to walk out empty handed.. I went last Sunday and they didnt have what I wanted but got some black zip ties.. 100 10" for $3.. sweet

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Old 10-17-2013, 02:38 PM   #152
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:19 PM   #153
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #154
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:39 AM   #155
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Anybody here try the ratcheting wrenches.... Good/bad ?

I have a set of gear wrenches but they only go up to 17mm/3/4
HF has a set around 17-22 mm
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:58 PM   #156
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I work at Harbor Freight, and I just want to say that I find this thread to be extremely funny!
Personally, I'm not a fan of anything except for the impact sockets at my store. I see way to many returns of everything else
Good to know this perspective, since these are the types of tools i was reluctant to try
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:53 PM   #157
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Another request. Anyone touch their stick welders?
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:58 AM   #158
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Sorry, I have a bunch of HF tools. I can't recall a single one breaking. I started with a 100+ Piece Craftsman set. Everything else is from HF.
Now they do have a bottom line choice for some things that are garbage.

- impact set
-combo wrenches large SAE set
-combo wrenches MM set
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- 3 ton stands
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- pry bar
- many boxes of latex gloves **
- Sawsall ( middle of the line)
- HD drill and bits
- hammers
- canvas tool bag
- alloy pipe wrench
- soon to come **

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:10 AM   #159
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I just had to use my Earthquake impact 1/2 to get off a lug nut that was waaaayyy to tight on the front. It was on so tight that it bent my Lug wrench. I hit with the impact & it came off. Now I have to double check the Rear lugs...
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:13 AM   #160
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$150 yesterday. Bunch-o-crap
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:39 AM   #161
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I have their 25" breaker bar for a few years now, best $10 I've spend.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:04 AM   #162
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I have their 25" breaker bar for a few years now, best $10 I've spend.
Yep .... Love it.

Funny ... I bought a Craftsman torque wrench.
Set to 40 ft lbs for a u-bolts. The thing would not click. "Wtf" something was wrong.
The handle loosened up and was close to falling apart. Researching-the screw that holds the handle together affects the torque mechanism. I can't just tighten it. Apparently a very common problem posted all over the internet. What a piece of s***

Anyhow ... my backup Harbor Freight wrench finished the job. No more Craftsman torque wrenches for me
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #163
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Yep .... Love it.

Funny ... I bought a Craftsman torque wrench.
Set to 40 ft lbs for a u-bolts. The thing would not click. "Wtf" something was wrong.
The handle loosened up and was close to falling apart. Researching-the screw that holds the handle together affects the torque mechanism. I can't just tighten it. Apparently a very common problem posted all over the internet. What a piece of s***

Anyhow ... my backup Harbor Freight wrench finished the job. No more Craftsman torque wrenches for me
New Craftsman torque wrenches carry a 90 day warranty, not lifetime. Enough said; they know it's a POS
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #164
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I picked up one of the flux wire welders a few years ago for around $85. I figured if it lasted for the project I was working one, it had paid for itself.
It's still going strong, having used at least a dozen spools of wire and having outlived a few of their angle grinders.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #165
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I have a set of the jack stands been good so far
A set of the wheel dollies had a sligh issue with one but HF replaced it without any issues
I have one of their sawzalls that has been really good to me figured for $20 if it worked onces it was worth it. I have had it for about 5 years.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #166
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I just clicked on this and there is now a 25% off coupon. Thanks!
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:53 PM   #167
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I picked up one of the flux wire welders a few years ago for around $85. I figured if it lasted for the project I was working one, it had paid for itself.
It's still going strong, having used at least a dozen spools of wire and having outlived a few of their angle grinders.
Is it the 110v one? How thick are ya welding with it?
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:15 PM   #168
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:51 PM   #169
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whatever I buy from there, I always buy the ext warranty... they will swap out the old one for a new one no questions asked.... I had their big demolition chipper hammer, which has way less expensive than the comparable bosch, and worked just fine.... when it did stop working, they swapped it out no probs.... my friend just bought their 7" angle grinder and likes it
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:31 PM   #170
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I had to laugh out loud that there were 168 posts of good things from HF! I typically break/throw away within one week about 30% of what I buy. I did get a good hammer thats still going strong! My best HF buy!
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I had to laugh out loud that there were 168 posts of good things from HF! I typically break/throw away within one week about 30% of what I buy. I did get a good hammer thats still going strong! My best HF buy!
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:17 PM   #172
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I love every tool that does its job. If it doesn't work I have no use for it ( work for Something !?!?)
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:15 PM   #175
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has anyone tried the powder coat items from HF? Thinking of doing my rims
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:52 PM   #176
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The powder coat gun works very well. I have never tried their powder though. I buy all mine from Columbia coatings. I've done a few sets of wheels and they come out real nice.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:57 PM   #177
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i like all the tools. i use them once maybe twice a year and paying namebrand price is not smart for me
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:03 PM   #178
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I usually walk around for it seems like hours looking at everything multiple times. Things that I've bought and have work like a champ are

-Orange Tie Downs. They have never come loose or sticking came apart. (sorry not sure what brand they were.)

-Texture Gun. Home Depot sells a Wallboard brand but that thing is HUGE i like the smaller hopper on this texture gun.

-Chicago heat gun. I use this thing ALL the time as a maintenance man for an apartment complex. Every time a residents frog becomes frosted up this thing will kick that ices ass.

-Orange tubular trouble light. I have dropped this thing multiple times and even used it camping. Very bright and durable.

-100 PC Security Bit stet. I bought this set ONLY to open up my PS3 to clean it out. It worked like it should have and I know it will have future uses to come.

and the newest tool to the family from Harbor Freight..

-Torque wrench. I've only use it a couple times under the jeep to tightened some loose bolts but it works very well.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:52 AM   #179
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Nothing but problems at HFT
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:17 PM   #180
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-air hammer/chisel, works well. Not a whole lot of power but works (used to chisel off ball joint rivet heads)
-torque wrench never had a problem with it. although I use my USA made one for critical things
-Air hose, great

my father bought their pneumatic angle grinder but have yet to use it. little worried about using such a cheap grinder.

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