|02-27-2014 01:53 PM|
|Smokinjoe||I have a Hi-Lift but that is a last resort tool, I have seen them fall and slip scary to the least. I also carry a hydraulic floor jack on a slide so I can use on dirt or gravel also have 4"X4" blocks to help.|
|02-27-2014 01:44 PM|
|bluevr6||also, once the jeep / subi / whatever is on the jack stands, the floor jack comes in handy for holding things while you bolt them up (like transmissions / rear-ends / replacement bumpers, etc...)|
|02-27-2014 10:42 AM|
|02-27-2014 10:05 AM|
|02-27-2014 09:44 AM|
|kolky||I would not use a high-lift jack to lift my jeep unless it was a last resort needed off-road. They seem fairly dangerous.|
|02-27-2014 06:11 AM|
Quick question. If (and i am assuming most of us have these) I have a hi-lift jack, to do work on my car would I really need a jack like say krawdaddy posted above?
I got the HF Jack Stands, I have a Hi-lift for my jeep, I should be able to use both of those to get my subaru off the ground right?
I guess I'm just wondering why buy the floor jack, if the hi lift jack is serviceable
|02-26-2014 08:05 PM|
I'm waiting for this jack to drop under $100 (with our w/o coupon)
Once I finish plumbing my garage to the basement, I will likely get one of their earthquake impacts. I have one of the super cheap ones and it is weak and slow
|02-26-2014 06:22 PM|
My house is only about 3 minutes from a Harbor Freight store. Hard to beat it for the money. Some of the stuff I have and like.
1/2" earthquake air impact
3/8" earthquake air ratchet
Adjustable ball hitch
1/2" electric impact
3 ton jack stands
3 ton floor jack
10" 2.5 horse power tile saw (thing is a beast)
Odds and ends like electric crimps, self tapping screws, etc.... are an awesome deal there.
|02-19-2014 10:30 PM|
|02-19-2014 08:21 PM|
2000 Watt Continuous/4000 Watt Peak Power Inverter
Cen-Tech - Item#69662
Mounted under passenger seat with #2 copper to battery.
It runs my circular saw so I can cut down lumber in parking lot and will power my shop vac to suck out mud and dirt.
|02-16-2014 11:49 AM|
|kjeeper10||HF revised their 1/2 torque wrenche. I could have this backwards. There used to 2 screws in the front that held the plate and internals in. This one fell apart but was able to reassemble it. Few months later, I was at the store shopping. looking at them i noticed the screws are on the other side now. I bought one for $10 or so. I still have it but eventually bought a nice CDI. I use it a lot, the handle is longer and it adjust easier. I keep the HF in the jeep. CDI at home,|
|02-16-2014 06:02 AM|
|02-16-2014 05:12 AM|
300 lb rope
2 single pulleys
1 double pulley
And about 8 hooks (from Home Depot) is all that's holding my top.
It works pretty well, I'll probably get some carabiners so I won't have to lift the top by hand to slip the rope under it.
|02-15-2014 02:56 PM|
I have their small electric hoist that was about $80 after coupons. Works great. I have a LOT of tools from HF that work great. I can't think of any that really "suck"
|02-05-2014 06:43 PM|
|fishfry||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.|
|02-01-2014 11:42 PM|
|Tweak||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.|
|01-24-2014 11:59 PM|
|Tech03||I broke their torque wrench tightening my first lower control arm bolt.|
|01-13-2014 12:29 AM|
|01-12-2014 06:58 AM|
|01-11-2014 10:02 PM|
|01-11-2014 09:45 PM|
|ThisJk38||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.|
|01-10-2014 05:06 PM|
Just noticed my attachment didn't work.
Here is what I bought in post #204.
|01-10-2014 09:04 AM|
|wedu22||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.|
|01-07-2014 08:49 PM|
|RoadGlide||...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...|
|01-07-2014 07:21 PM|
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.
|01-07-2014 04:07 PM|
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.
|01-07-2014 09:14 AM|
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.
|01-07-2014 02:31 AM|
|Willson||Honestly they always ask if I want the extended warranty. I just say no and I've never had a problem.|
|01-06-2014 07:56 PM|
|01-06-2014 07:53 PM|
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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