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Harbor Freight tools thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Markcal, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. Jan 8, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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    Gregw138

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  2. Jan 8, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    la0d0g

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    Finally got back there today. Easy peasy. Walked out the door with a new one in hand in five minutes.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2020 at 1:48 PM
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    I work in non foods buying for Costco. I can assure you the quality is most likely better. We have an extremely low margin on that kind of stuff and make sure that we we put something out there, that it is good. New Age has a lifetime warranty.
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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    TuRDLYFE

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    Why are you adapting a 3/8" drive to a 2" socket anyhow? Don't like using more than one ratchet?
     
  5. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    ToyotaDriver

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    Anyone used the harbor freight Vulcan omni pro 220 welder. I’ve been looking at getting something that can mig and something that I can learn the basics of tig on. The price is sure right...
     
  6. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:07 PM
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    Don't do it. I wouldn't recommend multi-process welders because when they break, you're done with ALL welding that you may want to do. If you are dead set on a multi-process, look at a more tried and true brand at that price point like Everlast or Lincoln. Lincoln's Power Mig 210 MP has a manufacturer's rebate going on right now that'll drop the price below the Vulcan's price will likely be a a more reliable machine.

    You'll have to purchase all the accessories separately, but you'll end up getting a better quality machine and can build your arsenal on a solid platform.
    Check it out:

    https://promotions.lincolnelectric.com/power-mig-210-mp/
     
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  7. Jan 8, 2020 at 3:08 PM
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    Had a co worker weld if together for me. Works great
     
  9. Jan 8, 2020 at 8:18 PM
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    :facepalm:May work, but send your co-worker back to welding skool. ;)
     
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    Welded it blind. No helmet lol
     
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    I just bought this HF Pittsburgh 3/8 extended flexhead ratchet to change my serpentine belt and loved it, especially using the 25% coupon, but not so much spending 1/2 hour trying to release it from the plastic security device attached to the ratchet and not damaging it.

    HF Flex head ratchet.jpg
     
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  12. Jan 9, 2020 at 4:21 AM
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    Anybody buy a set of there manifold gauges? Any problems with them?
     
  13. Jan 9, 2020 at 5:31 AM
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    Bought one and used it last night to torque my lugs after painting my rear hubs black. Is it pretty accurate for you? I set it at 88 ft-lbs and that doesnt seem like it took much effort before it clicked. I dont have much experience with a torque wrench so it could be just how they are.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2020 at 6:18 AM
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    +1. the only time you want a multi-process machine would be if you had a service truck and had no room for two units. TIG is a separate animal and a decent machine has a lot of specific features that you won't get in a low cost multi-process
     
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    88ft-lbs is not much. My HF clickers have proved more accurate than my Craftsman clicker. After I started using torque wrenches, I haven't stripped a bolt and have seen how much I was over-torquing things without them.

    Pick one of these sometime to verify:
    https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-drive-digital-torque-adapter-63917.html

    I have a similar one bought many years ago and use it for small bolts into aluminum threads on my motorcycles.
     
  16. Jan 9, 2020 at 6:44 AM
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    Then theres no telling how much ive been torquing them in the past. Ive always cranked until i couldnt crank anymore! Glad i finally got one...and for $10!
     
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  17. Jan 9, 2020 at 6:47 AM
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    Exactly. I was the same.

    I've had their $20 1/2in drive (same as the one you got for $10) for almost 25yrs.
     
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  18. Jan 9, 2020 at 6:58 AM
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    i've debated between the Miller 215 AC/DC, or just Hobart Mig and Hobart Tig.

    Since that little miller is so expensive, it opens a lot of options for two separate rigs.
     
  19. Jan 9, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    Jcyr

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    Anyone buy the icon digital tq wrench yet?
    I am doing a performance motor soon and am looking for an affordable option for a tq wrench that measures angles
     
  20. Jan 9, 2020 at 9:01 AM
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    Gregw138

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    I purchased the 1/4” torque wrench but I haven’t used it yet. But whenever I torque my wheels I tighten with ratchet til it starts clicking immediately
     
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