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Harbor Freight tools thread.

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

  1. Jan 16, 2020 at 4:26 PM
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    andrewb

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    I just went to harbor freight yesterday looking for the 46” 9 drawer, not in stock. Went to Home Depot to eyeball the husky, found one with a dent in it, and got it for 298. As everyone has mentioned about this chest, seems identical to harbor freights, except it has a power strip. I almost have it loaded down, I’m very pleased, seems like it will work well for me.

    I looked at that Milwaukee you posted earlier, it’s obviously nicer, but it seems the husky should hold up for many many years.
     
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  2. Jan 16, 2020 at 4:57 PM
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    I like that Milwaukee only if somebody outside my checkbook was paying the bill
     
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    well with me selling my house I’ll have a little bit of money to use... but I’m starting to like this husky idea
     
  4. Jan 16, 2020 at 6:02 PM
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    Neither of those will work for 3/16 or 1/4”. Those are meant for sheet metal- 18 gauge or thinner. I have the 18” bender and it struggles to bend 1/8” steel.
     
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    I was guessing their ratings were for a piece of material to be bent across the entire width of the brake. I was hoping with 1 1/2" wide material I could cheat a little bit and use thicker material. I guess it doesn't work that way lol.

    I've got a chunk of 6"x6"x3/8" angle iron so I think I'll use that and make my own because I can't afford one prebuilt for that thick of material. I saw some huge weld on hinges at the local metal supply I think I'll try.

    Thank you for the replies.

     
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  6. Jan 17, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    Well, he said he wanted to be talked out of it, so I gave it a shot :) Obviously it depends on your needs, but IMO you want a lot of shallow drawers and only a few deep drawers; I can always put a circular saw or belt sander on a shelf, but that doesn't work well with a pliers collection. And if you need 10 drawers now, you should buy something with 15, because you'll keep adding to your collection and will soon be out of room; forums are good for that!
     
  7. Jan 17, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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    Two options that will bend your steel, one is cheap and good enough but not perfect, the other is the least expensive proper way of doing it.

    You can easily bend 3/16" steel flat bar that's 1-1/2" wide if you use a $20 propane blow torch with the piece of steel in a vise, once the location of the desired bend is glowing hot, it needs to be positioned so you can hammer the steel, bend it over the vise jaw. Simple and does the job. Wear heavy gloves.

    Other method that plenty of us have done is buy the HF 20 ton shop press, about $145 with coupon, buy the SWAG Offroad press brake kit, about $200, and you can bend steel all day long with little effort. To me that is the least expensive, quality method for clean metal brakes (sharp bends).
     
  8. Jan 17, 2020 at 4:26 PM
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    That's the kind of info I was hoping for. Thank you. I'll research that option.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2020 at 9:32 PM
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    Has anybody tried the new Chief line of air tools?
    Can the 20% off coupon be used for that brand?
     
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    Don't forget to click the "free coupons" on the top and get your free item :thumbsup:
     
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    Not sure what batteries you're charging but most power tool battery chargers draw 50-100w so you'd have more than enough capacity. Maybe also look into the manufacturer for a automotive 12v charger Milwaukee, Ryobi etc should have them a lot of people need mobile battery chargers.
     

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