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Harbor Freight tools thread.

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

  1. Feb 11, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    ACEkraut

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    Another option for you is to go with a cordless 20v version from one of the more well know companies like Dewalt or Milwaukee. You could buy the charger, batteries, portable inflator and a small blower for about the same or less than a compressor and it might offer more versatility and better fit your specific needs. Dewalt makes a good hand held blower. I have a bunch of Ryobi tools that work well and are quite a bit less expensive. Ryobi makes a good hand held inflator that is a bit slow but still does the job and they have a hand held blower that puts out 160mph. Food for thought.
     
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  2. Feb 11, 2020 at 12:53 PM
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    I bought a Kobalt Quiet Tech 2g compressor last year and it is excellent. Was just a couple bucks more than the HF version and had a better warranty.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2020 at 12:57 PM
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    What brand is your compressor?
     
  4. Feb 11, 2020 at 3:39 PM
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  5. Feb 11, 2020 at 6:19 PM
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    Picked up the Green Daytona Low-profile extended reach on coupon. Already used it to diagnose truck vibes. Needle bearing...
     
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  6. Feb 18, 2020 at 11:21 AM
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    I hauled the borrowed DR 350 on three trips. The carrier was excellent. Planning out the loading, getting the straps set up esp on my own, and keeping the bike happy for a long drive were the biggest challenges.

    I wanted to grab a section of 1 5/8 bar to reinforce the tube, but that didn't get done before the trip. The worst that I saw was some wavy, soft road bases that did slightly loosen the straps on the first two runs. No issues, just learning and completely different than trailer loading.

    The carrier did a great job and another person bought the same rack to haul his new WR250R on the back of his full size with a slide out camper. We definitely traded notes and ideas. His plan is to head down the coast with it.

    After my first drive, I enlarged the rear hook slots for my higher rated straps:
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    Fun was had with some excellent camping. The Softopper was a perfect tent while hauling enough wood for 2.5days of group camping. I want this bike. It will be hard to return it to the gracious owner.
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    Thanks for the recommendations and tips! HF rocks. :headbang:
     
  7. Feb 18, 2020 at 11:24 AM
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    For whoever bought the plasma cutter, any feedback on it??
     
  8. Feb 20, 2020 at 6:06 AM
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    Have any of you guys ordered online from HF? My closest store is about 45 mins away.

    I’m looking at getting the 2 gallon Fortress quiet air comp and for $6.99 in shipping It’s more cost-effective than driving to the store.

    what I’m wondering is how long does it take for items to ship?
     
  10. Mar 12, 2020 at 6:58 PM
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    I just ordered a welding mask and rec’d it in 3 days. Was as fast as prime, would buy from again +1
     
  11. Mar 12, 2020 at 7:12 PM
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    I used to think HF sold junk. Last year I bought a breaker bar, because how hard is it to fuck up a breaker bar? No issues with that so far.

    Last week I picked up their 3" woodchipper for less than 500 bucks. That little overpowered bastard screams. Feed it a decent sized branch and it wants to pull you in with it. :eek:

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  12. Mar 12, 2020 at 7:31 PM
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    Most of the stuff at HF is not worth buying. Some things are. Some are the same thing HD rebrands as Husky. Their 370 Lumen rechargeable work light for $17 on coupon recently turned out to be an epic purchase.

    Also their air compressor hose parts are cheap vs. anywhere else, and their $1 paint brushes are not bad considering they are not worth having to clean.

    The $59 drill press is crap, but I use it almost as much as the $9 angle grinder and $99 auto feed arc welder
     
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  13. Mar 12, 2020 at 7:42 PM
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    I love the warning label.



    "Do Not Insert Branches" LOL

    :eek:
     
  14. Mar 12, 2020 at 8:33 PM
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    How I read the label:

    “Add small branches then gradually increase diameter of branch.
    If machine locks up, branch was too big.”

    Working backwards from large to small is more fun though.

    :rofl:

    And just what is the classification for Leaves and Brush?
     
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  15. Mar 13, 2020 at 2:34 AM
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    I’ve ordered online and wouldn’t do it again. It look over a week to process and get the order ready to ship. When I posted my issues, several others chimed in that HF is known for this.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2020 at 5:08 AM
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    It, um, has a separate orifice for branches. :anonymous:
     
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    If you say so. ;)


    LOL, just kidding.
     
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  18. Mar 13, 2020 at 6:40 AM
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    So why are you wasting your time here informing everybody of this?
     
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    Nobody cares boomer
     
  20. Mar 13, 2020 at 8:16 AM
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    Boomer, wtf lmao. You're just another blaming f____.
     

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