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Old 12-09-2013, 09:30 PM   #181
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So far their regular sockets have been good along with their adapters, I havent broken one yet and ive broken bolts loose with them that ive cracked some of my dads craftsman sockets on,

I love their tow straps,

I borrowing my buddys scissor lift tranny jack thats HF and its been holding up my transmission and transfer case while im doing lower end engine work for over a week now,
Farm jack is nice but I dont really trust it, eventually I will upgrade to a high lift,

Mechanical oil pressure gauge is doing great,

Only thing I really had issues with was their air impact, but I did grab the cheap $30 one

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Old 12-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #182
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Farm jack is nice but I dont really trust it, eventually I will upgrade to a high lift,
Guy I wheel with has one. Worked perfectly fine and pretty sure he still runs with it. Save my ass when my skid got hung on up piece of concrete. There's a solid chance they're coming out of the same factory and just get a different stamp

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Old 12-09-2013, 10:47 PM   #183
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Guy I wheel with has one. Worked perfectly fine and pretty sure he still runs with it. Save my ass when my skid got hung on up piece of concrete. There's a solid chance they're coming out of the same factory and just get a different stamp
So far its worked pretty well, I havent had any problems, ill run it breaks, or I throw it on the trailer im eventually going to make
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #184
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I picked up a Drill Master 4 1/2" angle grinder for 12.99 with a coupon. Used it to grind my body mount washers to install my Ace rock sliders. Worked great.

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Old 12-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #185
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Bought the Chicago 3/8 close quarter drill with step bits to install my evo front shock relo's.
Nice setup for the $$
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:47 AM   #186
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I picked up a Drill Master 4 1/2" angle grinder for 12.99 with a coupon. Used it to grind my body mount washers to install my Ace rock sliders. Worked great.

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Good to hear, might pick one up since my $40 ryobi won't run a cut off wheel.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #187
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Bought the Chicago 3/8 close quarter drill with step bits to install my evo front shock relo's. Nice setup for the $$

These step drills are amazing. Opened up a hole very easily with little pressure. Bought the 3 pack.
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:50 PM   #188
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3 Ton Jack Stands and 3 Ton Jack seem to be working ok
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:55 PM   #189
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Harbor freight is the best bang for your buck. I buy all my tools there.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:53 PM   #190
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Just picked up the Go-Thru Socket Set and tested it out in a few tight places and it seems to work pretty well. The skinnier profile really works in tight spots. I also grabbed a couple of movers blankets for $3.99...... I've been thinking about the 3 ton jack stands but do they work well with a max height of 16"? I ave the 6 ton but the $15 price tag makes them tempting for a second set.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:30 PM   #192
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I've had my $20 HF Centech multimeter for over 4 years now. It works great, is more than accurate enough for my uses, and is incredibly durable having been dropped, banged around and had multiple fluids spilled on and into it.

I had initially bought a meter that was 4 times the price until an electrical guru on a motorcycle forum convinced me to give Harbor Freight meters a shot. Their OBDII scanners work well too.

I don't know if I would buy a winch there, usually just stick with the likes of the $3 machetes and $10 breaker bars.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:46 PM   #193
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Their floor jacks and jack stands work very well.
No complaints.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:15 PM   #194
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Harbor Fraight no more

In the past I purchased knowing that the tools are of low quality. And if it breaks or did not work it had a 30 day return policy. Now they have a 20% restocking Fee (as they call it) for anything you return. Even if its dead out of the box!

Before this you knew they sold crap that it may or may not work but you could always return it. Not any more. Harbor Fright calls it a rental tax. I will be buying from Home Depot from now on. I'm boycotting Harbor Fright until they remove this policy. I hope you do also.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:53 PM   #195
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Just picked up the Go-Thru Socket Set and tested it out in a few tight places and it seems to work pretty well. The skinnier profile really works in tight spots. I also grabbed a couple of movers blankets for $3.99...... I've been thinking about the 3 ton jack stands but do they work well with a max height of 16"? I ave the 6 ton but the $15 price tag makes them tempting for a second set.
Wow... Thread picked up

I love the movers blankets. Can use for a bunch of things. Toss when your done they're so cheap.
I'll have to try those sockets.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:56 PM   #196
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In the past I purchased knowing that the tools are of low quality. And if it breaks or did not work it had a 30 day return policy. Now they have a 20% restocking Fee (as they call it) for anything you return. Even if its dead out of the box! Before this you knew they sold crap that it may or may not work but you could always return it. Not any more. Harbor Fright calls it a rental tax. I will be buying from Home Depot from now on. I'm boycotting Harbor Fright until they remove this policy. I hope you do also.
Hmm .. We have a guy at work that abuses their warranty. He has 2 pencil grinders. When one dies he returns it. Finds it amusing actually. He was just bragging last week. Nothing about a 20% charge ?
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:31 AM   #197
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Honestly they always ask if I want the extended warranty. I just say no and I've never had a problem.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:14 AM   #198
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Funny, but I can't recall one tool I've bought that failed me.
I bought a cheaper impact, that thing was horrible. The earthquake brand is a little monster.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:07 PM   #199
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Attachment 649025

Bought a small trailer for the jeep and my 2" drop was fine but, I also have a F-150.
The angle with the truck and trailer was ridiculous. This adjustable drawbar solved the problem for $22 with a 20% off coupon.

On a side note, the product is advertised as Eight positions.
In fact it has Sixteen positions by flipping the ball bracket.
It isn't often that the advertiser undervalues a feature.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:21 PM   #200
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I used to sell and service power tools and went by the rule "dont buy HF tools with more than 2 moving parts." Ive bought a bunch of stuff over the years from them but only bought power tools from them last 2 years


I have a set of gear pullers I got there 25 years ago I still use.
2.5 ton floor jack Ive used a lot the last year very happy with it.
Jack stands are fine,not much to go wrong.
Bought 4 suction cup handles for mirrors. Used them to move my 7x2x2 220gallon fishtank. People that helped me move the tank have lots of big tanks and said it was the easiet move of a big tank ever. at $3 each totally worth it.
4.5" angle grinder ive beat the holy hell out of for over a year still going strong.
5hp air compressor much noisier than the 30yo craftsman it replaced but holding up fine for going on 2 years.
180 amp Welder I got 2 weeks ago seems to work fine so far.

Drill bit set to 1/2 I got there is junk,probably fine for wood or styrofoam but break in metal. I have 30 year old black and decker and champion bits I still use.

screwtip assortment,garbage too soft break easily.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:49 PM   #201
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...i use the $65.00 powder coat system gun for a second color all the time...not the same as my $350,00 gun, but does the trick...prolly have 100 lbs of powder through it...
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Lol... i haven't been on in a long time but thought some jeepers in CT would lk 2 knw that Harbor Freight just opened a new store here in New London, CT...Walking around in it right now.
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Bought two of these little led work lights for $2.50 each. I am very impressed with them. They give off some good light, can be hung with its hook or attached to metal using it's magnet. Very usefully light.
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Bought two of these little led work lights for $2.50 each. I am very impressed with them. They give off some good light, can be hung with its hook or attached to metal using it's magnet. Very usefully light.
I have 1 at home and 1 at work.
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Bought two of these little led work lights for $2.50 each. I am very impressed with them. They give off some good light, can be hung with its hook or attached to metal using it's magnet. Very usefully light.
I have around 4 of them and gave several at Christmas for stocking stuffers.
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I have around 4 of them and gave several at Christmas for stocking stuffers.
I knew I forgot something when I was there today.
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I broke their torque wrench tightening my first lower control arm bolt.
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got a D-Ring hitch receiver for $9.99. guess that makes up for my accidental drunk online purchase of a $40 Warn D-Ring Receiver...for a 1" atv hitch.
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Bought a motor hoist to repower my boat.Lifted it of my boat left it in the garage.Next morning it was on the floor.Took it back got another one no problems.

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