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Harbor Freight tools thread.

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

  1. Jul 21, 2021 at 6:23 AM
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    ohcaltexscar

    ohcaltexscar Out of Huckleberry Licorice…

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    That’ll be a nice addition
     
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  2. Jul 21, 2021 at 12:39 PM
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    18trdsport

    18trdsport Well-Known Member

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    I bought a $30 OBDII code reader years back and it was absolutely effective in helping to diagnose some problems I had on a 99 Accord and 96 Grand Cherokee. Also have 2x $5 furniture dollys that have come in handy multiple times.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:49 PM
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    Alright, I did my once a year "I have a 25% off everything coupon what random shit catches my eye to buy" trip. (My uncle works for HF and gets me a "Associate Friends and Family" coupon, no you can't have one ;) )

    Here's what I came out with for $88.25:

    - a bucket (fiance coopted one of my car washing buckets for garden detritus)
    - 3/8"x50ft air hose
    - left hand drill bit set (snapped two bolts on the 4runner, almost bought a welder instead but I bought a graphics card earlier this week and didn't want to sleep on the couch..)
    - flashlight keychain for the dog leash
    - marlin brass air quick connects
    - 5" Doyle flush cutters (I love flush cuts, especially on zip ties)
    - 1/2" composite ratchet (realized I didn't have a single 1/2" ratchet, just adapters down to 3/8" and a 1/2" 2.5' breaker bar)
    - 1/2" impact wobble extension set
    - cotton swap assortment (I think this was the deal of the day, honestly, $3.74 for a shitload of random sizes of cotton swaps on sticks. Super useful for cleaning lots of things.)
    - a HF silicon parts tray/grypmat knockoff.



    Hand and a small grypmat for scale. This things big. And pardon how much of a mess my bench is.


    Receipt or it didn't happen

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  4. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:56 PM
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    GHOST SHIP

    GHOST SHIP hates you.

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    FYI, I used one of these for my pups collar and I really like it. My street is poorly lit and sometimes when I would take him on walks people wouldn’t see him next to me and would get really scared when they’d realize he was there (80 pound Doberman). I have the older version that uses coin batteries instead of being rechargeable but same idea. It had a steady on function as well as a blinking function. Not super bright where it was annoying in your field of view but enough to illuminate the ground in front of him and make him visible to others from a distance.
    Nite Ize Spotlit XL LED Collar Light, Carabiner Clip Dog Light, USB Rechargeable, Disc-O Select Color-Changing Light https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MBR64B7
     
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  5. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:58 PM
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    GHOST SHIP

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    It now resides on my keychain. a little rubbing alcohol cleans the outer shell right up btw.


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  6. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:02 PM
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    916carl

    916carl Well-Known Member

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    Anybody have the variable speed scroll saw? Picked one up today but haven't tried it out yet.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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    What do you think of the Quality of the Silicon Parts Trays?
     
  8. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:11 PM
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    teamhypoxia

    teamhypoxia MichelinMan

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    Liked because you used the word detritus
     
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  9. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:13 PM
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    Rakso

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    Outstanding!
     
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  10. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:58 PM
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    In my maybe 60 seconds of handling it and unboxing, it seemed fairly comparable to my grypmat. It's about the same thickness and stiffness, mold quality seems good with no weird flashing leftovers or anything. I'm happy with it, especially at half the price of the actual mat that its copying.
     
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  11. Jul 21, 2021 at 9:06 PM
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    Is it just one per box? Or did it come it come with a few different sizes in the box?
     
  12. Jul 21, 2021 at 9:23 PM
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    spencermarkd

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    Just the blue one. Orange one is a grypmat I already had and threw it in for comparisons sake.
     
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  13. Jul 21, 2021 at 10:33 PM
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    Rakso

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    HF all right. :rofl:
     
  14. Jul 24, 2021 at 5:59 AM
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    A silly millimeter higher
    Darn you! I saw your post the day I needed to buy a floor jack.
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  15. Jul 24, 2021 at 7:36 AM
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    ohcaltexscar

    ohcaltexscar Out of Huckleberry Licorice…

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    Hard to go wrong with that one, I’m sure it’ll be useful for many years!
    Looks good!
     
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  16. Jul 24, 2021 at 7:40 AM
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    FYI the HF 72” loading ramps are downright dangerous. Not because of weight, but because of sharp metal. It’s like picking up a pile of razor blades. You’ll spend more getting stitches than the cost of nicer ramps
     
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  17. Jul 24, 2021 at 11:11 AM
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    HF loading ramps.....

    I've had this one for quite a while. Took a dump mid mower load..

    I think I'll just try moving all of the steel "ears" to the other end of the ramp.

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  18. Jul 28, 2021 at 5:49 PM
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    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Picked this up today for $125. Practically brand new.

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  19. Jul 28, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    Rakso

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    Nice!
     
  20. Jul 29, 2021 at 9:06 AM
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    Delta09 Like a Penguin in Bondage

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    So kinda back on the subjects of jacks, if you guys don't want to pay for the Daytona the Pittsburgh brand one is pretty much equally as good IMO. It's low profile and lifts pretty damn high. I've lifted stuff from a small low profile car, to my old Tacoma. No issues...

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    Also pictured is my HF Earthquake 1/2 stubby impact. That thing is friggin' awesome!

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    Never realized how much a better jack would help me out. Didn't think I'd rave about a jack, but here we are :rofl:
     

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