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harbor freight tools

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by SoutheastTaco, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    SoutheastTaco

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    I am redoing one of the bathrooms in our house. I could really use the dremel multimax oscillating tool home depot has it for roughly 100$. I went on harbor freights site they have an off brand with same attachments for 35$. Is their stuff any good or should I just buy the one at depot? Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    some are real shit and some arent bad.you cant beat the prices for a tool you will only need once
     
  3. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I have some Harbor freight air tools. Like paint said, some are fine, but some of the ones I bought don't work very well, or at all.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    th3bigk0

    th3bigk0 GETTN IT

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    Hell ya get that shit,they are great with customer service too
     
  5. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    hogeyphenogey

    hogeyphenogey If only it would snow here in Mass...

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    I have their oscillating tool. Buy it. Works great, and they have all the add ons right there in one place.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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  7. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    i bought a folding 4x8 trailer from them years ago.$200 new,everything minus the wood decking.it tows great at 70+mph. trailer was a total bolt together.best trailer i ever owned
     
  8. Jan 2, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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  9. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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  10. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    Matic

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    yup. I'll pass on harbour freight. You get what you pay for.
    Craftsman, lowes or snap on if I need something special.
     
  11. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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  12. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    for light homeowner use, you cant go wrong
     
  13. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    i have the same one, works great!


    I also have a 3 ton floor jack from them. i brought my jack and he had a craftsman 3 ton. they were the exact same jack, bolt for bolt. there was litterally nothing different about them except the paint.

    like they people have said, some stuff they have is good, some isn't, but i'd have to say for a lot of the stuff at harbour freight, "you get what you pay for" doe not hold true. you get a hell of a deal, and they customer service is great. so if it turns out to be crap, you can return it no problem.

    no harm in trying that ocilating tool for your project. if you find it doesn't work out, bring it back and get the dremel, no harm done.
     
  14. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    Best bang for your buck!!!
     
  15. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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  16. Jan 2, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    Anybody buy the HI lift replica from Harbor and freight? IS it the as good as a Hi Lift?
     
  17. Jan 2, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    colinb17

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    i don't have the harbour freight one, but i have one from northern tool. it's about $20 less than the real thing. works great and fits all of the hi-lift accessories.
     
  18. Jan 2, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Would really pick n choose what I would buy from there. Did get a very nice service cart from there for $80. Nice, thick plastic. Very sturdy. Have drilled countless holes in it, have dropped a lift on it several times, have also dumped it over catching it on a lift going up.
     
  19. Jan 2, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    I buy stuff there all the time, I think when Craftsman used to be made with quality there was a difference, I think that difference is less and less now a days.
     
  20. Jan 2, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    I don't believe in cheaping out when it comes to tools. They are an investment, not a one night stand. $35 might get you through the project today, but the next time you really need it to work could suck. I bought the Dremel and have ended up using it quite a bit.
     
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