1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Harbor Freight tools thread.

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

  1. Jun 25, 2021 at 6:19 PM
    #7541
    TnShooter

    TnShooter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Member:
    #42625
    Messages:
    6,007
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    07' TRD Off-Road, Auto
    STOCK
    FYI, if anyone has the Warrior Magnetic Nut runners.
    I don’t advise using them in an impact. I’ve broken the magnets in 2 sets now.
    They don’t claim to be impact rated. I take full responsibility for the failure.

    Just be careful if you are working on critical components.
    The little pieces of broken magnet can come out with the bolt/nut head.

    525B1379-900E-476A-A2F2-0527B2E19B7C.jpg
     
  2. Jun 25, 2021 at 7:23 PM
    #7542
    Toyko Joe

    Toyko Joe Here for the pictures

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Member:
    #138654
    Messages:
    3,327
    Not sure if this is actually 12 awg but for $30 I think I need a new 50’ extension cord.

    7DA0F5B1-8302-433B-98F3-F1F4BAF5FD00.jpg
     
    BOMBS and Larry Dangerfield like this.
  3. Jun 29, 2021 at 7:30 AM
    #7543
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Not A Fed

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Member:
    #28389
    Messages:
    20,294
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Conner
    Salt Lake City
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Offroad
    MUST. RESIST
     
  4. Jun 29, 2021 at 9:01 AM
    #7544
    Rakso

    Rakso CeRaTi

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Member:
    #14105
    Messages:
    9,047
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    OsKaR
    Cali
    Vehicle:
    09 PreRunner
    LSK LT in Progress, custom bed cage, DMZ SUA kit with 2.5 kings triple bypass, kings bump stops, baja bumper, rear custom tube bumper, glass all around, Weather Tech Liners, wet okole seat covers, Cluster LED Swap, HU LED Swap, hood LEDs, bed LEDs, etc etc etc
    Lmfao
     
  5. Jun 29, 2021 at 2:37 PM
    #7545
    HawkShot99

    HawkShot99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2015
    Member:
    #167182
    Messages:
    2,065
    Gender:
    Male
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Vehicle:
    13' Silver DCLB TRD Sport
    Anybody have the hitch mounted motorcycle carrier? I have a cap that I leave on all the time now. I used to must throw my motorcycle in the bed, but would prefer not to if I can avoid it.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/400-lb-receiver-mount-aluminum-motorcycle-carrier-62837.html

    Bike will be. Yamaha Zuma 125 moped. Google says 260 pounds, and the carrier is rated to 400. I would never use it for my real motorcycle, but would be nice for vacations to the beach.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2021 at 2:40 PM
    #7546
    gixxerphil

    gixxerphil @concretelander

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2018
    Member:
    #249012
    Messages:
    10,511
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Phillip
    Auburn, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCLB

    Had that exact same carrier. No problems at all with a DRZ400. Drove it from NC to AL.

    8.jpg

    9.jpg
     
    Slashaar likes this.
  7. Jun 29, 2021 at 2:53 PM
    #7547
    spencermarkd

    spencermarkd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2016
    Member:
    #187025
    Messages:
    1,101
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Spencer
    Pullman, WA
    Vehicle:
    07 Driftwood Pearl 4Runner

    I used to use mine with a cap and a CT90 at about 180lbs, zero issues aside from the little wheel indents not being spaced well for it. Could be fixed by drilling a couple holes for the cross pieces.

     
    HawkShot99 and Slashaar like this.
  8. Jun 29, 2021 at 3:39 PM
    #7548
    HawkShot99

    HawkShot99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2015
    Member:
    #167182
    Messages:
    2,065
    Gender:
    Male
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Vehicle:
    13' Silver DCLB TRD Sport
    Easy to load/unload?
     
  9. Jun 29, 2021 at 3:42 PM
    #7549
    gixxerphil

    gixxerphil @concretelander

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2018
    Member:
    #249012
    Messages:
    10,511
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Phillip
    Auburn, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCLB

    Yeah. I would walk the bike up in gear. The ramp mounted on either side(or I just did it wrong) and walk it down. Just don't twist the throttle too hard :rofl: :rofl:
    My DRZ was rated at 291lbs.
     
    Toyko Joe and HawkShot99 like this.
  10. Jun 29, 2021 at 3:47 PM
    #7550
    jtaco11

    jtaco11 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2019
    Member:
    #296379
    Messages:
    526
    Gender:
    Male
  11. Jul 2, 2021 at 10:09 AM
    #7551
    HawkShot99

    HawkShot99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2015
    Member:
    #167182
    Messages:
    2,065
    Gender:
    Male
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Vehicle:
    13' Silver DCLB TRD Sport
    Well I am on vacation and found a HF, that actually had it in stock, so I decided to buy the carrier. Wow, the box is huge. Had to reorganize my entire bed/cap in the lot to get it to fit. Its about 7' long.

    Plan to be going to the shore in 2 weeks to pick up my moped. We will see how it does.
     
    w.adventures likes this.
  12. Jul 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM
    #7552
    jtaco11

    jtaco11 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2019
    Member:
    #296379
    Messages:
    526
    Gender:
    Male
  13. Jul 2, 2021 at 1:37 PM
    #7553
    BLKTRUCK

    BLKTRUCK Where’s @ODNAREM?

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Member:
    #11029
    Messages:
    8,108
    First Name:
    The Privilege
    Find Ron
    ICON 2.5, ARB bumper, ICON 2.0 RR, Dakar leaf pack, Maxtrac spindles, Moto Metal wheels,
  14. Jul 4, 2021 at 10:14 AM
    #7554
    Larry Dangerfield

    Larry Dangerfield When in doubt, throttle out

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2017
    Member:
    #216434
    Messages:
    1,876
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    Northern Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    2021 army green trail edition tundra
    265/70/18 Kenda Klever AT2 tires, 1.25" spidertrax wheel spacers, Truxedo Pro X15 tonneau cover, Skyjacker Black Max Foam Cell rear shocks, Cali-raised LED ditch lights/mounts, RCI Aluminum skid plate, Fumoto drain valve, iBoards running board style steps
  15. Jul 4, 2021 at 10:22 AM
    #7555
    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2013
    Member:
    #117482
    Messages:
    7,254
    Gender:
    Male
    Nowheresville, SC
    Vehicle:
    2005 Lexus GX470 Family Hauler
    Surprised you are the first to mention this. I am probably going to pickup a workbench. Remodeling the house with a 1 1/2 year old kiddo so we have the area blocked off. Figure I can fit most of the dangerous stuff in the drawers and get rid of the barricade.

    3D8169CD-6662-4DB4-97C0-7491A000EA24.jpg
    8091FC19-A57B-4A96-A7B9-38F6E5F13341.jpg
     
  16. Jul 4, 2021 at 10:28 AM
    #7556
    Toyko Joe

    Toyko Joe Here for the pictures

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Member:
    #138654
    Messages:
    3,327
    That’s almost the hardest age to have a kid while remodeling. Second to newborn when you’re not getting any sleep and trying to prevent having extra dust and fumes. That’s a great tool bench though!
     
  17. Jul 4, 2021 at 10:02 PM
    #7557
    captaintofuburger

    captaintofuburger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2020
    Member:
    #317577
    Messages:
    289
    2011 Base 4wd 4banger
    gonna go a bit OT here, but in regards to HF power tools. With how shit basically any new tool is, HF isn't that far behind. I came from auto, so, entire snap on setup the works etc, used to having quality tools. Over the years, and the various "jobs" I have had, I've had the need for more construction based tools. Pawn shops man.... or ebay... there's something going on (well actually I know there is to a degree with Milwaukee). You can pickup new if not damn near new team red or yellow for the price of HF crap.

    So, I carry 2 brands, the "good shit" and the "fuck it if I lose it or falls off my truck" shit. I was Milwaukee paired with Black and Decker (I think I even commented about this on another thread), anyways, needed some new lawn tools because the black and deckers were just clapped out from being run into the ground, beat to piss, ran hard and left wet their whole lives. Figured, fuck it, lets just go to HF it's just as good now. Bought a leaf blower, because that was apparently the biggest need at the time, I feel after the battery etc I'm $200+ deep into this shit. I already know I'm going to tangent again shortly.... so I buy all that, end up at HD later, see a team red blower for $180 or whatever, and figured.... well... I already have like 5 batteries, why exactly am I buying HF? So I return the works.

    Used red once. let it sit. And this is where I'm starting to use my new compound crapsman. Oh boy, what a pile of fucking shit that tool is. I previously had a used Hitachi (was my go-to brand for plug in tools) 12", but wasn't compound, and just a total PITA to lug around. I've been to enough big box stores so many times, I can tell you off the top of my head what brands they carry for tools, electrical (outlets light switches even), lighting, fucking flooring, fans, etc. As far as I'm concerned, it's all the same shit with a different color. Now that Hitachi is Metabo, they aren't even good anymore. The only (and select) brands left are red and yellow.

    So, I picked up as of most recent, of all things, a 1/2 impact Milwaukee M18 brushless, with a 6ah XC battery, from the pawn shop for $200. It's a bit beat, but... if it ever breaks, they cost roughly 3/7ths the price of a new tool to get repaired. It's a win win no matter what. I know they have 2 new in packaging 6ah XC batteries for $65 a pop. I will probably be grabbing those shortly, even though I'm at battery fucking overload at this point.

    To play the other side, since it seems people have forgot that things can be repaired and not thrown away... consider buying used. You may come out ahead, and have better gear.

    (*other tangent, fuck that leaf blower. I think they stick money in the regular tools, but sling out the same shit as everyone else for nonsense crap like a leaf blower. I think for yard I'm just gonna go stihl again. Fuck husqvarna now, unless you have old gear, it's just like craftman. used to be good, total cheap shit now)
     
    Gunshot-6A and theredofshaw like this.
  18. Jul 5, 2021 at 9:30 PM
    #7558
    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2013
    Member:
    #117482
    Messages:
    7,254
    Gender:
    Male
    Nowheresville, SC
    Vehicle:
    2005 Lexus GX470 Family Hauler
    Ended up going with the blue one. No more barricade.

    33C4605D-25F2-411B-85E2-A2D8DC3302E0.jpg
     
  19. Jul 7, 2021 at 1:32 PM
    #7559
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Not A Fed

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Member:
    #28389
    Messages:
    20,294
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Conner
    Salt Lake City
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Offroad
    Nah, try this instead:

    1. Give kid sawzall
    2. Stand back
    3. LOL
    4. File homeowners insurance claim.

    I picture it going about as well as that "Monkey given an AK" video :rofl:

     
  20. Jul 7, 2021 at 1:44 PM
    #7560
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 48 Year Toyota Master/ASE Master Tech. RETIRED

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Member:
    #61230
    Messages:
    20,858
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Southern Maine
    Vehicle:
    2011 Double Cab V6
    Large Storage Box, 02610 intermittent switch swap, "Hot Wire" Power Outlets, DRL Shut Off, Disable Fob Beep, Disable Seat Belt Buzzers, Parking Light Mod, Battery Tender, 4 Leaf Spring Pack, Rear Headrest Removal, Factory Tow Package (7 Pin) Rear Diff Mod, Taco Lean Mod, 2WD Low ECU.
    Tool boxes in the house ?
    HELL YEA……..
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2021

Products Discussed in

To Top