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Harbor Freight tools thread.

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

  1. Dec 10, 2020 at 11:45 PM
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    Wow they sell welding gas bottles now?
    False advertising right there.
     
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    Another one to consider is the 3 ton aluminum racing jack. 68.7Lb compared to 113Lb. I have a 2.5 and am considering upgrading to the 3 ton for the extra lift height. After having one for a while I will not go back to steel. It is easier on the back not only for lifting but dragging around the garage.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2020 at 12:05 AM
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    *batteries not included.
     
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  4. Dec 11, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    The low pro long reach came home with me about a year ago. Like others said, it's a heavy sumbitch. They're both rated for 3 tons, I guess the "HD" has bigger components? Not sure. The long reach & low profile was a must for me since my daily driver is a ground scraping plug in hybrid Chevy Volt. This thing barely slips under it, but no more ramps needed to fit a jack under! Also that extra inch of lift height has come in handy for my lifted Tacoma. At its highest reach my tires are at full droop about 2" off the ground when lifting from the frame below the door hinges.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2020 at 12:33 PM
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    I just used the coupon, thanks for posting it.
     
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    Extension cord not the best idea...more so welding galvanized is not a good idea at all!
     
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    Just went to look for an 8” bench grinder (the orange one). Stopped by three separate HFs and they were all out of stock but noticed that most of the bench grinders were on clearance. Website removed them as well. From my time in retail this usually means a new product is coming into replace current stock. Anyone have any heads up?
     
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  9. Dec 11, 2020 at 4:02 PM
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  10. Dec 11, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    The 15% off any item (including floor jacks) coupon is a better deal unless you're getting a really cheap jack.

    I picked up the yellow super duty floor jack this afternoon for $185 (coupon is 20% off with the inside track membership so I mooched my buddy's). Decided on it over the low profile long reach because it had bearings in alot of connections that were just a pin through a hole in the frame on the low profile long reach. Also liked the abundance of grease zerks on it. Pretty stoaked to try it out on some suspension work as soon as I get a break in the rain.
     
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  11. Dec 11, 2020 at 4:21 PM
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    I have the one with tallest reach. I am pretty sure someone knows someone who has the club membership ;)
     
  12. Dec 11, 2020 at 4:25 PM
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    True. I’m all for the right things from HF but I feel like everyone has that buddy that insists EVERYTHING there is just as good as the name brand... so naturally he’s a member of the club.
     
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    thoughts on this low profile long reach 3ton? These weigh 100lbs
    https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton...ional-rapid-pump-floor-jack-orange-64241.html


    This is what you got? Only yellow color available
    https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-low-profile-super-duty-rapid-pump-floor-jack-yellow-63183.html

    Per below YouTube video, looks like HF jacked up the price from $209 eight months ago to now $229

    At 8:16 min
    https://youtu.be/bdroNFBPYFs
     
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  14. Dec 11, 2020 at 8:42 PM
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    I think we have the same jack. I’m pleased with mine. I’ve used it on my truck a number of times between my suspension swap and yearly snow tire swap.
     
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    I got the second one. I don’t think you can go wrong either way but went with the super duty. And yes only yellow on that one.

    It had bearings in a few pivots that the low profile long reach didn’t, more grease zerks, and the hydraulic piston was slightly larger. This appealed to me more than the extra 1” of travel.

    Also worth mentioning I picked this up Christmas shopping for myself so I wasn't paying for it and didn’t worry about the price difference.

    Lots of folks have also said great things about the low profile long reach on here.

    Also definitely 100lbs. They’re hefty, they carted it out to my truck on a hand cart.
     
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    I know, I need to get a heavier gauge extension if I'm going to do that.

    I ground off what galvinized coating was left beforehand (that fence is the better part of 40 years old) it's mostly just paint covering it now. Plus I'm running flux core which helps take care of any galvinizing material left over.


    https://youtu.be/L2X96XByORo
     
  17. Dec 22, 2020 at 12:25 AM
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    Today I picked up a combo 1" x 30" belt sander and 5" disc sander. I have an old HF 3" belt/disc sander and it is a POS. When you try and sand on it there is not enough power and it just stops. I was worried that this might be the same but it is not. After some assembly required I kicked it on and grabbed a 3" screw since it was close and shoved it into the belt. Sparks went flying and it chewed the head off in seconds.

    Next I did the same with the disc. It was just as powerful. For what I will do next I replaced the 60 grit belt with a 120 grit one. The 5" disc is an adhesive backed one. I didn't look for replacements or other grits yet.

    So far I give it a big thumbs up.

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  18. Dec 22, 2020 at 12:38 AM
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    I would prefer the 3 ton aluminum racing jack. although it doesn't have quite the reach as the Daytona it only weighs 63 Lbs. I have the 2.5 for years and it works great but might get the 3 at some point for the extra 1" of lift. The 2.5 is only 54 Lbs.

    I have had the full steel ones from HF in the past including the long reach one but got tired of lugging around all the weight of a steel jack and got rid of them.

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    You can add the pro eagle extension to your aluminum jack to add some height and versatility. I added the base plate to both my old Pittsburgh 3 ton steel jack and the 2 ton aluminum jack and I can swap the extension between the two as needed.
    I’d also recommend buying the pad and extension from Kartek rather than directly from pro eagle to save a few bucks.

    base plate:
    https://www.kartek.com/parts/pro-ea...s-into-their-extensions-has-a-1-116-hole.html

    extension:
    https://www.kartek.com/parts/pro-ea...34-to-7-78-has-three-1-adjustment-points.html
     
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  20. Dec 28, 2020 at 9:21 AM
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    I don’t buy anything jack / jack stand related from a company until they have not one, but two recalls for the same thing. And a coupon. :rofl:
     

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