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Harbor Freight tools thread.

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

  1. Apr 3, 2021 at 9:13 AM
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    ACEkraut

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    I bought some pressure treated 2 x 10's and the just cut them down to allow for the 2 x 10's to "step" up with each piece slightly shorter than the previous. The good: It will never compress, rot, dig into the ground with weight on them, or collapse. The not so good: They are not light at all and with the price of lumber they might now be more expensive than some of the other options out there! :eek::spending:
     
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  2. Apr 3, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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  3. Apr 3, 2021 at 10:26 AM
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    Good buy.. Even for cutting "big" things. The secret is in the blade you use. Mine has lasted for a few years now, bought it back at $80. I need to replace some plastic parts now since it sits outside. I also bought the swag mount/table. Good investment.
     
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  4. Apr 3, 2021 at 10:37 AM
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    For sure dude! I’m super stoked on it. We’re all tool junkies here haha. Just another tool to get the job done. But it’s nice to have a lot of options haha
     
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  5. Apr 3, 2021 at 12:11 PM
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  6. Apr 3, 2021 at 1:52 PM
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    Thanks, I noticed they are beefier and the welds on the Torin jacks look perfect. Much better than the scary HF crap.
     
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  7. Apr 3, 2021 at 2:02 PM
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    I just noticed one of my 3 ton HF floor jacks is crapping out also.
    I had the rear axle jacked up for a while, came back and it was almost on the floor.
    Only three years old too. Good excuse to buy a better one.
    Gee "honey" (wife), "who's gonna take the garbage out when I've packed my bags and gone" due to a HF defective floor jack?
     
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  8. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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    They’re relatively easy to rebuild BTW. It’s usually just the seals that crap out. If you search the model number some places will actually sell rebuild kits with all the right sized o rings. I have two jacks and rebuilt each of them with a generic hydraulic oil resistant o ring kit.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2021 at 8:44 AM
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    Rob MacRuger

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    The last jack I bought from Harbor Freight came with a rubber O ring in a plastic bag. Maybe I need to look into using it.
     
  10. Apr 13, 2021 at 1:59 PM
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    And nothing will ever be in the place you left it! :eek:
     
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  11. Apr 13, 2021 at 9:09 PM
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    Don’t leave the weight of the vehicle on the jack. Lift it up and drop it onto jack stands.
     
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  13. Apr 13, 2021 at 9:47 PM
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    They are working on putting a new Harbor freight Store here. Wont be done till summer they say. Closest one is about 40miles
     
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  14. Apr 13, 2021 at 9:52 PM
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    Prepare your wallet
     
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  15. Apr 13, 2021 at 10:11 PM
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    Arizona now!!!
    I usually go in there for something specific and come out with bunch of other stuff.. i may or may not have needed:rofl:
     
  16. Apr 13, 2021 at 10:33 PM
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    A few years later I literally still quote this guy in my head whenever I'm walking in the doors


     
  17. Apr 13, 2021 at 10:40 PM
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    Lmao thats true
     
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  18. Apr 14, 2021 at 12:59 AM
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    I use to have one 1/2 mile from my house, luckily not anymore. I'm not sure why it closed, it was always packed with guys like us.

    I still have one very close to work. I have bought so much "shit I don't need" that I sometimes think I have bought everything in the store.

    Then I go in to buy one or two items and walk out with a lot more of "shit I don't need".

    EDIT: Dammit, I need more 4 1/2" cutoff wheels.
     
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  19. Apr 14, 2021 at 4:31 AM
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    I had noted earlier in this thread. HF is a men’s shoe store... you can’t leave without buying something.
     
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  20. Apr 15, 2021 at 12:57 PM
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    Rob MacRuger

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    99.9 percent of the time true in my case! I just found the baggie and it contained 3 O-rings. Now to watch some YouTube videos to see how to replace them.
    The last jack I tried this on I ended up just giving it away.
     

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