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Harbor Freight tools thread

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

  1. Feb 6, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    Rakso

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  2. Feb 7, 2019 at 7:12 AM
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    Stuff... and things
    Glad to know someone else is as OCD as I am
     
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  3. Feb 7, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    its the only reason i like craftsman still most of my stuff is older usa made but it i bust or lose one i can literally buy just one new one to fill the set out again. I just bought a few more to start filling the orginizers
     
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  4. Feb 7, 2019 at 7:26 AM
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    might need to pick this up...
     
  5. Feb 7, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    Bought the Hydraulic Wire Crimping Tool #66150 for crimping new lugs on the factory 2 ga. wires (I cut off the old terminals) while installing dual batteries. Plus running some new 4 ga between the batteries, chassis ground, and neg bussbars. Not as good as a professional ones with the hexagonal shaped crimp, but it works! $45 with a 20% coupon aint too bad!
     
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  6. Feb 7, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    Prolly old news B14 but Lowe's is now carrying the Craftsmen brand tools (for replacement needs)
     
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  7. Feb 7, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    yea i love it its right next to my house. The sears by me everytime i go in the dudes asleep somewere and trying to find him sucks :laughing: they also swap out stanley i just found out
     
  8. Feb 7, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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    do they do warranty replacement? if its even lifetime anymore since no longer under sears. grab a new one or ship in for repair if so? i have a couple finicky ratchets
     
  9. Feb 7, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    Were they warrantying ratchets toward the end? I thought they were excluded? Only sockets, extensions, box end wrenches, and such? I could be very wrong though.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    :notsure: its been quite a while since i had to
     
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  11. Feb 7, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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    yep ace hardware will swap them out as well :cheers:
     
  12. Feb 8, 2019 at 5:17 AM
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    I went to Sears to replace a ratchet and they said they couldnt replace it (never had that before). Then i went to Ace and they replaced it no problem.
     
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  13. Feb 8, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    at least you found someone to talk to at sears
     
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  14. Feb 9, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    Ratchet exchange varies store to store, unlike the other hand tools, because there’s actually a person employed that rebuilds the ratchets that are brought in. They also fix store returns if they can, and put items that are fine back on the sales floor. They’re called PMTs, preventative maintenance technicians.

    If a store doesn’t offer exchange (as a policy they’re not replacing warranty ratchets with brand new ones unless there is no choice), it’s probably because that position at the store isn’t filled or some other circumstance that prevents them from having ratchets on hand for exchange.

    It costs them a penny to rebuild a ratchet, and most stores have thousands of rebuild kits. When a store closes, those get taken by any store that wants them.

    Sears still warranties ratchets but it’s limited by what the store has available for exchange, which functionally means if I bring in a ratchet, they rebuild and clean mine and put it into exchange inventory. Joe Public comes in later and he exchanges his broken ratchet and gets my old rebuilt ratchet in trade, and his return fills the inventory where the trade ratchet was. So on and so forth.
     
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  15. Feb 9, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    Yea I diddnt know they rebuilt them on site though that pretty cool. I swapped one out before and they pulled out a cardboard box and we dug through it to find one that matched or was close I ended up getting out of a broken panel ratchet for a teardrop which was nice. Another one I had they couldn’t do because they diddnt have another 1/4 in the box. Went to another store one day while driving around with it in the truck and swapped it no worries
     
  16. Feb 9, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    It’s really easy to rebuild them, and rebuild kits are found online for $10-12
     
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  17. Feb 9, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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    Never looked before I’ll check it out. I’d much rather keep and rebuild my made in USA ratchets versus trade them out for the newer made in China ones. Thanks!
     
  18. Feb 9, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    The ratchet internals are imported, and that’s the part that matters.

    Never seen a ratchet break, only the internals.
     
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  19. Feb 9, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    I usually strip the gears or break the drive off when something goes. I have broken a 3/8 ratchet at the handle using an extension bar but that was my fault. I have a 1/2 drive with stripped gears I diddnt want to trade out now I’ll jusg rebuild it :cheers:
     
  20. Feb 9, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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    When the Sears tool department was in their prime I had one store with an elderly lady that would rebuild "my" ratchets for me as I watched. She showed me how easy it was. I really miss that gal, she was a legit "tool woman". I hope she's enjoying her retirement somewhere nice.

    Maybe a good Ace hardware will have the rebuild parts, IDK but it never hurts to ask.
     
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