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Harbor Freight tools thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Markcal, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. Apr 14, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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    1x3 rectangle tubing for the spine. Then get some 70s Ford 3" wide leaf springs for the legs and pneumatic casters. You can assemble an "offroad" creeper with suspension.
     
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  2. Apr 14, 2018 at 11:09 PM
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    I have their stool, and a snap-on mechanics seat similar to the HF ones. I love my snap on seat, handy as hell.

    The stool has been good.

    The creaper is absolute garbage. I have tried 2 styles from them, and a few others.. avoid at all cost. Pony up and buy a nice one.
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2018 at 11:12 PM
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    I have that shit ass creeper. Someone got it as a gift.

    It is the worst creeper I ever used.

    The autozone one.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:32 PM
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    Spent the day in the garage. :headbang:

    Installed OME, Dakars in the back and brought the Bilstein 5100 snap rings up to the .85" position on the front.

    This impact saw its first use and performed flawlessly. Removed bolts that had torque specs of 61, 100 & 121 ft/lbs. with no problems whatsoever. I can only imagine how worn out I would be if I was breaking loose each one of those bolts by hand. Also made removing and reinstalling the lug nuts a breeze and so much quicker too. Used these torque limiting extensions (picked up off Amazon) with the impact for the lugs.

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  5. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    Anyone have the 40lb soda blaster?
     
  6. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    Oh, and while I was in the garage I made some axles for my RTIC 65 and mocked them up with river straps.

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    The wheels were are from Harbor Freight, and the axles are made from 80/20 T-slotted aluminum along with threaded rod & hardware from Home Depot.
    I'm not really impressed with the wheels, but at $3.99 a wheel they will work just fine (compared to about $12 a wheel elsewhere). The bearings in them don't roll very freely and cause the cooler to slow down quickly when not being actively pulled or pushed, but that may be a feature which won't let the cooler get away from you when going down a grade when it's loaded up. The extra length of one of the river straps made an excellent tug handle.

    Long term I will finish the axle frame with more 80/20 T-slotted aluminum. Rode my cooler down my driveway and let my daughter ride it for about a bit too. :p
     
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  7. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    Wanted to possibly jump on the Daytona low-pro floor jack. Does anyone have any experience with this jack? I have a coupon I would like to use. But if it’s a piece of garbage I’ll pass.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:02 PM
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    I Have the 3 ton steel one been great for years.

    And i have had 2 of thebracing jacks.

    Solid jacks for the money.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:39 PM
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    Yes I’ve heard they are solid jacks. I’m curious to know from someone who has had experience with the Daytona floor jack on what they think of them?
     
  10. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:44 PM
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    If I'm not mistaken, this is the jack that Snap-On leagally brought suit against HF for doing comparisons to. Snap-On lost, and the Daytona jack is considered by some to be one of the best products to purchase from there.
    I don't have one yet. With the operative word in that sentence being "yet". When my craftsman takes a sh!t, the Daytona will be at the top of my list as a replacement.
     
  11. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:31 AM
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    I tried the impact using the bed outlet. It spun slow and didn't break loose a lug nut after a long attempt. The nut did move a bit when retorquing. Not big deal. It is great that the inverter can be used to power higher wattage stuff with limitations.
     
  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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    BUY IT.

    Buy the Daytona floor jack to complete your collection.

    It really is that good.

    I've owned a few floor jacks and the Daytona is by far the sturdiest with a build quality is second to none in my experience. I have never questioned it's ability.

    Snap-On sued HF for IP/patent infringement regarding the Daytona floor jack. Basically stated that HF couldn't come up with a sturdy design on their own, so they had to copy Snap-On. HF countered with the allegation that IP / patent infringement wasn't possible since the SO and Dayton floor jacks were made on the same assembly line, in China. Snap-On and HF quickly settled out of court, obviously in favor of HF since the Daytona floor jack is still available for purchase.

    Draw your own conclusions from that as you'd like, but it seems to me that discovery would have done far more damage to Snap-On and their "Made in USA" advertising gimmick than simply allowing HF to sell the Daytona.
     
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    Read the posts on this page.

    :)
     
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    That is exactly what I wanted to hear. Thank you for the information.
     
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    Snap-off pisses me off anyway. Their warrabty is a racket, the pricing is a scheme and only some of their tools are worth the money.

    Flare nut (line wrench) set is one that everyone should buy.
     
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    Snap-off was just made that their HF brand "blue point" is getting competition.

    Snap on is going to price themselves out of the market unless they reverse the trend. It is to the point already where they offer nothing over the competition, except cool points for wasting money.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:42 PM
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    I just returned a 3 gallon hot dog compressor. 60 bucks...you get what you pay for. It was the loudest I've ever heard, and all the fittings leaked.
     
  18. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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    I have the 3 gallon pancake compressor. It's loud. But does a good job for my needs
     
  19. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    Same, it will actually run off the 115V plug in my bed if needed too. I have aired up after wheeling a couple times with it before I got a CO2 setup, took forever but it did the trick.
     
  20. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:59 PM
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    I've used it to hang molding in my house.my two stepsons borrowed it and the H.F. Brad nailer to install wood floors and Sayed it worked fine
     

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