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Harbor Freight tools thread.

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

  1. Nov 1, 2021 at 4:09 AM
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    Steve Urquell

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    I have one of their Central needle scalers. Perfect for knocking welding slag off after flux core wire feed or stick welding. It'll knock flaky rust off quickly but paint removal is hit or miss depending on the consistency of the paint or powdercoat. "Chewy" powdercoat doesn't do anything. The needles just deform it. Hard paint breaks up like it's glass.
     
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  2. Nov 5, 2021 at 6:08 PM
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    Picked this up today for 25% off. Never saw a discount on generator line before so had to strike while the iron was hot :)
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  3. Nov 8, 2021 at 10:47 AM
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    Delta09

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    Figure it's worth a shot asking in here, anybody have experience with this welder? I need a gas MIG setup to weld sheet metal/do bodywork. Looking at some videos online makes me think it'll be a good machine for that. The sub $500 MIG welder category is slim now-adays.
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2021 at 1:48 PM
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    Slashaar

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    Yes, its great! I've done my bumper and my 62 Swap with it. My buddy did his bumper with it for his wife's 4R too. It's his, so I'm considering buying my own.
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2021 at 1:50 PM
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    Well it looks like further research has led me to the Eastwood 140. It's the exact same machine inside and is $100 less, so I'll probably be going with it. Also has a 3 year warranty vs. 90 that the Titanium has.
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2021 at 1:56 PM
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    Slashaar

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    That one only runs on 120V it looks like, the Titanium can do both 120 and 240.
     
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  7. Nov 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM
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    Delta09

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    Both are 120v only machines, and are both inverter style. Has the same internal mechanism inside from what it all looks like.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2021 at 2:05 PM
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    ohcaltexscar

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    The Titanium 170 is 120/240v, that’s what I got. It’s been fantastic so far!
    My buddy has a little Eastwood something that has served him well too.
     
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  9. Nov 8, 2021 at 2:08 PM
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    Slashaar

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    Maybe I was thinking of this and got confused? Now I'm lost. I could've sworn it was the 140 he has. I could be wrong, I'll admit that. @Delta09
     
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  10. Nov 8, 2021 at 3:56 PM
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    Where are you reading this? I am all for the same welder cheaper than harbor freight
     
  11. Nov 8, 2021 at 3:58 PM
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    I can't confirm everything 100%, but the specs are the same and if you look at the internal pictures it is the same. The control is a little different, but the rest looks the same. Just ordered the Eastwood a little while ago. Was $387 with PA sales tax and free shipping...

    https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-140-amp-mig-welder.html
     
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  12. Nov 9, 2021 at 3:15 AM
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    Was looking at those for a upgrade..
    We don’t have one available very close..
    Mmmmm
     
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    Does this model have the 30 amp 240 volt twistloc outlet?
     
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    yes, and it also has a 30 amp 120 twistlock.
     
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    Replaced the drain plug and fill dip stick with magnetic ones, and ordered a cover. Happy with how it turned out, and hopefully won't need to use it but it'll be nice to know it's there if I need it
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  16. Nov 12, 2021 at 4:10 AM
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    Snap on flank drive sockets are crazy nice, at work I use to have normal husky sockets and bluepoint rounded bolt extractors that work very well now that I own the flank drive sockets I reach for them instead of the extractors 95% of the time.
     
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  17. Nov 12, 2021 at 6:49 AM
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    I’ve used plenty of older Snap-on stuff but none of their new stuff like those flank sockets.
    I don’t doubt they’re top notch, if I could afford it I’d have a full Snap-on setup. I’ll never be a professional though so I wouldn’t be able to justify that :rofl:
     
  18. Nov 12, 2021 at 7:14 AM
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    I barely justify them using them professionally, a lot of the low level snap on stuff doesn't have the tech(for lack of a better word) to make a drastic noticeable difference over husky/craftsman/gearwrench/icon, its the special stuff where that extra couple hundred dollars is worth it to easily remove that slightly rounded exhaust nut that you have to remove the cab to use a extractor, I always tell the new quicklube guys just to buy a large husky/harbor freight set and expand from there since it will do most of the work. All of my non special impact sockets are harbor freight/SK/Ebay special, since the tool truck ones aren't any better.
     
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  19. Nov 12, 2021 at 7:56 AM
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    That’s a good point to consider, I’m sure those guys appreciate that advice in the long run.
    If I ever get into anything that deep I’ll have to look into some of the specialty snap-on stuff.
     
  20. Nov 12, 2021 at 1:08 PM
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    Slashaar

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    What is it? EDIT: Nvm it's a generator. Thought I was looking at some kind of motorized cooler or something.
     
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