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Harbor Freight tools thread.

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

  1. May 26, 2020 at 7:16 PM
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    spencermarkd

    spencermarkd Well-Known Member

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    In other news I’m impressed with their plastic creeper. $19.99 with coupon. Haven’t used it much but I did use it like a sled and go down the driveway on it. Plenty comfy.

    And yes I used recall money for it :rofl:
     
  2. May 27, 2020 at 2:55 AM
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    TK-422

    TK-422 Toyota! Oh what a feeling.

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    Toytech 2.5 lift BFG KO2 275-70-17
    I got them today and they seem very sturdy and light weight. The rubber puck just sits on the top so it easily comes off. Under the puck it has 4 cleats so it should hold an axle steady that way as well.

    They are definitely worth the extra price.
     
  3. May 27, 2020 at 3:03 AM
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    TK-422

    TK-422 Toyota! Oh what a feeling.

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    I gotta pick up one of these next visit. It's getting hot in my garage.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. May 27, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    HawkShot99

    HawkShot99 Well-Known Member

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    The Chinese blades could come flying off and decapitate you. I wouldn't trust that from HF.




    I'm joking....
     
  5. May 27, 2020 at 8:47 AM
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    ucdbiendog

    ucdbiendog Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 6112 + 5160 + Dakar MD, Stubbs HD-SKO sliders, BAMF skids, BAMF front bumper, Relentless Rear
    are you though?
     
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  6. May 27, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    HawkShot99 Well-Known Member

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    Nope. I plan on returning my HF stands and will get another pair and still use them.
     
  7. May 27, 2020 at 12:01 PM
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    Rakso

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    Trying to fix a M12X1.25 bolt (caliper/spindle bolt). Anybody has a tap & die set with that size? Cheapo Freight and Amazon specials don't come with that size.
     
  8. May 27, 2020 at 12:04 PM
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    koditten

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    You got a Fastenall in you area? They would be my 1st try.
     
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  9. May 27, 2020 at 3:04 PM
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    MedicMutt

    MedicMutt Purveyor of Useless Information

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    NAPA had the tap I needed way back when I had to chase out a tow hook bolt hole.
     
  10. May 27, 2020 at 6:37 PM
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    nickonfire700

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    I bought that tap at my local Ace Hardware. It was an Irwin brand.
     
  11. May 29, 2020 at 7:06 AM
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    Irwin taps are pretty good if you can find one locally- try Napa if Ace doesn't have one. If not, McMaster Carr is a great source but you'll pay almost as much in UPS as you will for the tap.
     
  12. May 29, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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    Steve_P

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    You'll love them. I'm all for pins in this instance.
     
  13. May 29, 2020 at 2:54 PM
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    TomTwo I love God but I cuss a little

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  14. May 29, 2020 at 3:09 PM
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    ZT mower has been repowered. Amazing power. Fun job.IMG_20200527_163742.jpg
     
  15. May 30, 2020 at 4:49 AM
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    Bed led, under hood led, secondary auxiliary panel,
    They are good motors, my brother in law replaced a small skid steer with one and works the hell out of it. If it acts up return and replace.
     
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  16. May 30, 2020 at 1:51 PM
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    rleete

    rleete Grumpy old man - get off my lawn

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    I've been wanting to build a 2x72 belt grinder for some time. But, like everything else, projects pile up, and eventually something has to give. So, I broke down and bought a HF 1x3 belt sander. $56 shipped to my door, which is cheaper than I could buy it in the store.

    After the Fedex guy literally threw it onto the porch (right in front of my wife), I got home to find it was apparently undamaged. Plug it in, and it won't turn on. Take the cover off to spin the belt/pulleys by hand, and now it works, but makes a racket and jumps all over the bench. The spring loaded idler is frozen in place, and I can't get the belt off, or adjust tracking. As with a lot of HF stuff, you aren't buying a finished product, but more like a kit of parts. At this point I disassembled and cleaned the whole thing. I find several screws not properly tightened, one for the motor cross threaded, the tensioner cranked down way too tight, and the main pulley not installed properly. After reassembly, it now works, is much quieter, and doesn't vibrate. The included belt absolutely sucks. The seam is so badly joined, it catches on whatever you're sanding.

    New, quality belts from Klingspor solved this. $17 buys a dozen belts in various grits.
     
  17. May 30, 2020 at 4:21 PM
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    srspicer

    srspicer Paint it black

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    You got what you paid for, unfortunately.....
     
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  18. Jun 5, 2020 at 7:14 PM
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  19. Jun 5, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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    Rakso

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  20. Jun 5, 2020 at 8:16 PM
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    Yeah rent one. If you really want to own one I highly recommend one with a brake. The ones without will leave you bruised and with broken wrists.
    Or better yet a stand on skid steer with an auger attachment. But that is probably overkill for your job..
     
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