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Harbor Freight tools thread.

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

  1. May 4, 2020 at 5:14 PM
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    Anyone use the horizontal metal cutting bandsaw?
     
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    Does anyone have/tried out their line of hard cases called Apache? They seem like a fair priced alternative to Pelican cases but I was curious on the build quality, I understand it wont be upto pelican standard but if its anywhere near it I could save $100 plus per case.
     
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    There are hundreds perhaps thousands of posting and groups all discussing how too tune-up these Chinese saws. The basic HF looking saw has been produced for many years under more names that you can imagine that all look like coming from the same factory or what looks to be the same original castings . There have been a few differences here and there through the years depending on who's name appears on them. I spent major time researching and then shimming, grinding, adding washers, using straight edges, bending and twisting to finally get a saw that I could use, meaning actually cutting square and @ 90*.

    The last time I used it was to cut the bottom off an old welding tank to make a bell, about 7-8" diameter. I must admit it was almost perfect, just not right out of the box. The thing is there is really nothing out there even at 4X the price that will do what these have the potential to do. Your experience may vary.
     
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    They’re pretty good for the price. I want to get the long gun case for one of my rifles. The “sacrifice” in quality (from my understanding) is that they use plain injection molded plastic as opposed to fiber reinforced polymer like Pelican does. All that means is that you can’t top them around like a pelican but they’re still water tight (o-ring seal) and even have a pressure relief valve. A similar product with a wider model line in different sizes is Eylar (find them on Amazon). I’ve had good luck with both.
     
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    Thanks. I am getting ready to buy lawn equipment. I am going with an ego mower and weedeater, but just cant justify 150 bucks for a battery powered hedge trimmer for like 4 small bushes. Pretty much made my mind on this one, just seeing if anyone has a compelling arguement against it.
     
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    You could also consider a battery powered one like Ryobi. I have the Ryobi line of products so I bought the hedge trimmer tool and it works great. The best of both worlds, no worries about fuel, starting, etc., and no extension cords. Slap the battery on and go to it.
     
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    "Does anyone have/tried out their line of hard cases called Apache? They seem like a fair priced alternative to Pelican cases but I was curious on the build quality, I understand it wont be upto pelican standard but if its anywhere near it I could save $100 plus per case."


    It looks like what it is, a cheeper alternative, copied design. Pelican is made in America.
     
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    This describes the entire store both in premise and in inventory.
     
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    I thought about that, but at 100 bucks I may as well spend 50 more for the ego to match my other crap. At 40 bucks it's hard to justify the other 100. That's how i rationalize it at least.
     
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    Makes sense. Twice a year they have Ryobi days at Home Depot and then you can sometimes swing a deal that makes it worthwhile. Or you can look for a used charger and batteries on the cheap, but that can be difficult to get good quality stuff sometimes and a PITA to deal with. I had already invested in the Ryobi line and picked up the hedge trimmer during the annual sale for a lower price so it made sense to me. I do like the cordless approach though!
     
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    I definitely love the thought of cordless, and if there were bushes all around, i would shoot for the ego. The house we are going to has three bushes right in front of the porch. I wouldn't be willing to do a corded weedeater though. Never heard of ryobi days though. May need to look into that for the future!
     
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    They often offer a deal where you buy two batteries and then can pick up a tool for free. Since the batteries wear out and since my "collection" of tools is always growing, I will buy the batteries for additional spares every now and again and look for a tool I like for free.
     
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    I just googled. I’m sure I got mine at Ace or Home Depot. Rarely shop at Lowe’s.
     
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    Not sure why, but i have a severe distaste for lowes.
     
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    waited 3 weeks for my harbor freight order.......im in Mass so they shipped it to Florida lol.....awaiting a refund lol
     
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