So I'm a cheapass, I love Harbor Freight for a lot of things. As a commercial electrician, I use a lot of different tools, as a Tacoma owner, I use a lot of different tools, and as a man, I use a lot of different tools. When my old man passes away i'll have a lot of nice expensive stuff, but for now I try to get by as cheap as I can. I figured I'd start a thread we could all post reviews of Harbor Freight tools we buy so we know what to buy and what to stay away from. I'm a member of the "Inside Track Club" (really does pay for itself, even more so if you split the cost with 2 other guys...) so I get a lot of deals and coupons, I won't buy something unless I have a 20% OFF or super coupon, I've got about thirty of their free 9-LED flashlights so far haha to find coupons join their email/postal list, also find ads in the American Hunter magazine and some daily newspapers. Most ads will have a 20% OFF coupon and a FREE Item Coupon
100 Piece Security Bit Set
These are so great I have 2, 1 at work and 1 for my garage. Almost every bit you could ever need. Never had 1 break. Stick some cardboard in the case if you plan to throw it in your tool bag and its going to get bumped around, the bits tend to fall out.
32 Piece 3" Long Reach Security Bit Set
Great buy, handy to have. Bought this set to take apart Xbox 360 controllers and power tools. Need to buy another set for work
6 Piece Star Bit Set
Bought this set as I needed a #6 torx bit to take apart a SATA hard drive
Worked great, only complaint is that instead of a #5, it came with another #9 so I need to go exchange it
Blue Glow Mini Off-Road Fog Lights
Great for the price, work great as backup/bed lights. Just bought 2 pairs for $9.99/pair. come with wiring and whatnot, will buy again if needed
6" Off-Road Light System
Poor man's KC Lights. Work wonderful with a little silicone and some paint, they get a little foggy and rusty if you dont. I swear they used to come with 100W lamps. You can get them on sale for like $7 each, well worth the price for some lighting, hold up great once you paint/seal em
Circuit Breaker Detective
Works great! Had to do some electrical work for the inlaws, this takes all the guess/trial work out of finding what breaker a plug or light goes to, trust my life on it. get em for around $13
I wear these EVERY DAY at work. Im in construction and wear gloves 99% of the time I'm at work. These gloves are just as good and last just as long as some $25 pair you'd get at home depot. Sometimes they are on sale for $2.99/pair, STOCK UP! My favorite HF Item.
Water-Resistant Cold Weather Work Gloves
Again, I wear gloves ALOT, work outside ALOT... These gloves are crap, they are the $9.99 ones. The liner pulls out with your fingers when you take them off leaving you to try and get everything back where it goes. Not worth it in my opinion, might try the new Cold Weather Work Gloves $19.99 they have if i can get a good deal
Low Profile Rear Motorcycle Spool Stand
Couldn't be happier, works great for my NINJA, perfectly sturdy. I use these with spools i bought from HF also, they may not carry them anymore though
Motorcycle Swingarm Rear Stand (With Front Fork Adapters)
I use this stand with the Front Fork Adapter, they may not carry those anymore though. This way I have a front and a rear stand (the low profile spool stand above) Both stands hold my NINJA perfectly, alone or together, oil changes and full revving...
17 Ft. Type 1A Multi-Task Ladder
Great ladder! Just as sturdy as any Little Giant I've used, I trust my life on it. got mine for about $99
17 Piece Heavy Duty Slide Hammer Kit
Broke this thing within 3 minutes of having it out of the box. The forged pieces are weaksauce, would never buy again unless they revamped the product and i read some positive reviews... Thankful for their easy returns haha
Battery Quick Charger and NiCd Batteries
Having kids (and my XBOX), we go through a LOT of batteries This charger has been great. I wasn't paying attention though and bought a shit-ton of NiCd batteries, should have got the NiMH batteries, but this charger does both. The NiCd batteries are just inferior
YAY for the charger, YAY for the NiMH batteries, BOO for NiCD
3.5" 9 LED Mini Flashlight
As stated up top, i have about 30 of these suckers floating around, if nothing else at least i have 90 AAA batteries on hand but the lights are great, stocking stuffers, one in each drawer of the house, a few in every vehicle, a lot sitting in packaging in the garage. Great light for the price (FREE)
That's all for now, i'm tired and i might be just wasting my time anyway...