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Harbor Freight tools thread.

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

  1. Apr 17, 2021 at 10:00 PM
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    TK-422

    TK-422 Toyota! Oh what a feeling.

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    If you have the HFCoupons app (Android) it shows all the discounts.

    I have been using it for the last couple of years anyway so I don't have to remember to bring the coupons with me.
     
  2. Apr 17, 2021 at 10:11 PM
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    TK-422

    TK-422 Toyota! Oh what a feeling.

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    The app looks like this now.

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    It looks like there still are coupons to be found.

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    This is about the lowest price you will find this. It is an excellent flashlight. I have a few of them.

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  3. Apr 17, 2021 at 10:15 PM
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    windsor

    windsor Just a guy

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    So, they have gone the gun show route? Jack the prices up and put it on "sale" for the previous price while hoping no one will notice?
     
  4. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:53 PM
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    EricL

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  5. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:56 PM
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    Larry Dangerfield

    Larry Dangerfield When in doubt, throttle out

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    EricL

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    My goto saw has been my Husqvarna 440 18", but I am considering the jump to battery over gas. Most of my other battery tools are Craftsman or Dewalt, but I'm not crazy about their chainsaw options.
     
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  7. Apr 19, 2021 at 4:08 PM
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    Toyko Joe

    Toyko Joe Here for the pictures

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    My first thought is why would you need a saw that big for trail use, and if you do why wouldn’t you carry your gas saw?
     
  8. Apr 19, 2021 at 4:18 PM
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    An 18" saw isn't that big. But if whatever was blocking me on a trail was so small I didn't need an 18" saw I'd probably just drive over it.

    But I also said I'd use it as a home use saw, and I have old pines and ash that an 18" saw is almost not enough.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2021 at 4:43 PM
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    Larry Dangerfield

    Larry Dangerfield When in doubt, throttle out

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    Don't knock it until you try it man, we have filled up numerous truck beds with the Milwaukee saw. It is more than capable for trail duty and you don't have to worry about bringing gas along.
     
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  10. Apr 19, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    spencermarkd

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    About a month ago I was chopping down trees with my uncle, I had a stihl with a 20-something" bar and he had a little 14 or 16" bar 40v stihl one. We used the electric one for 5 out of the 6 trees. It was extremely convenient just to pick it up, make your cut, set it down, and not have to deal with the noise and starting of the gas saw. We only had 1 tree that we needed the larger bar for. I was skeptical at first but man, that thing kicked ass.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2021 at 2:38 PM
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    We have a battery powered Stihl weed whacker that does a pretty darn good job. I'd consider their saws if they weren't so darn expensive.
     
  12. Apr 20, 2021 at 5:31 PM
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    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    I am tempted by an electric saw but my husky 435 starts right up every time. I think the main advantage would be not having to wear ear protection. I really want to get the harbor freight chain sharpener. Looks like it has great reviews.
     
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  13. Apr 20, 2021 at 5:42 PM
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    I’ve carried a bow saw for years just in case. Split a piece of garden hose to cover the blade with Velcro straps.
     
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  14. Apr 20, 2021 at 7:21 PM
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    No need to tune for elevation with electric. Not a big deal for most but for those that keep a trail saw its nice knowing it'll just work whether I'm at sea level or 12000ft.
     
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  15. Apr 23, 2021 at 12:23 PM
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    Also not a direct answer to your question, but I am going to express how much I dislike anything with proprietary batteries. Reason being at some point you are not going to be able to replace these batteries and the device will become a brick. Now I know Milwaukee uses proprietary batteries but it's different, they are a huge company that is not likely to go away or change battery formats just because they need to keep the doors open, unlike most other companies. For this reason I would far prefer going the route of Milwaukee for a chain saw or almost any cordless tools. Buy once, cry once.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2021 at 12:28 PM
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    Very good point.
     
  17. Apr 23, 2021 at 2:14 PM
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    Slashaar

    Slashaar Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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    They make battery adapters to fit whatever battery you want in whatever drill you want if you look around. Maybe not the HF ones but all the big name brands. Nothing you couldn't rig up on your own with a 3D Printer and a soldering iron. As long as voltages are the same, should be fine.
     
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  18. Apr 23, 2021 at 8:56 PM
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    The advice I give people is to simply find an ecosystem that has the tools you intend to buy now as well as others that you’d be keen to have in the future and stick with it.
     
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  19. Apr 24, 2021 at 6:04 PM
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    Picked up the ICON 20-100 ft/lbs torque wrench from HF today because I had some things to take care of on my truck coming up that I’d like an accurate torque wrench for. I really like it. And for 1/4 of the price of a snap on with just as much if not more accuracy than the snap on I feel pretty good about the buy. Some of you may have seen the YouTube video of the guys who buys the snap on and icon torque wrenches and uses a torque calibrator to compare them and after quite a few different tests the ICON works slightly more accurately. I like the feel of the wrench and it feels like good quality. Depending on my needs, I might eventually pick up the 50-250 ft/lbs 1/2” torque wrench they have as well

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  20. Apr 26, 2021 at 9:27 AM
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    Gunshot-6A Not A Fed

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    But where's the goooooold?
     
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