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Old 06-25-2014, 09:38 AM   #57
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Or you could have spent $5 to $15 for one at a garage sale.
First you have to FIND a garage sale that has one that works and is at that price point. FWIW the last two garage sales I stopped at had circular saws but they wanted $40 a piece for them... that could be purchased brand new at WM for $29.95. No thanks

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Do all members of the forums have stock in Harbor Freight? The company is referenced time and time again in posts. Xi Jinping thanks you all.
Where is harbor freight ...lol
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:48 AM   #59
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First you have to FIND a garage sale that has one that works and is at that price point. FWIW the last two garage sales I stopped at had circular saws but they wanted $40 a piece for them... that could be purchased brand new at WM for $29.95. No thanks

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All our local garage sales seem to have is half-used toiletries. Not to get off topic, but around here they start garage sales on Friday when regular people are at work, and everything is picked over by Saturday. Do they do that everywhere?

Either way, if I need a tool to work on my car with, like an inch.lb torque wrench, obviously I'm not going to spend the day digging through picked over garage sale fodder. Autozone didn't know what I was talking about, and the guys at the hardware store just looked at me funny like they'd never heard of such a thing, but HF had it on the shelf.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:54 PM   #61
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My son is mechanic ASE rated for just about every thing exc. aircraft including all welding exc. under water welding. He has around $50,000 to $75,00 in tools maybe more but my name brand tools always walk he denies he has them, so I by what I need from HF & I will never wear them out except by abuse that any tool is not made for
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I use HF tools because the quality of the tools match the quality of the work I do.! Jim
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:11 PM   #63
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Nope that is SOP for "thrift" stores, pawn shops, garage sales and CL in this area. All I can do is shake my head and walk away.

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All our local garage sales seem to have is half-used toiletries. Not to get off topic, but around here they start garage sales on Friday when regular people are at work, and everything is picked over by Saturday. Do they do that everywhere?

Either way, if I need a tool to work on my car with, like an inch.lb torque wrench, obviously I'm not going to spend the day digging through picked over garage sale fodder. Autozone didn't know what I was talking about, and the guys at the hardware store just looked at me funny like they'd never heard of such a thing, but HF had it on the shelf.

Try a bike shop. They use that type of torque wrench daily.


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Now THAT'S funny !!! Don't care who you are....that's a good one
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Try a bike shop. They use that type of torque wrench daily.
Didn't think of that! I only needed it for about a dozen nuts that hold down the rain rail on the Miata's softtop, and I may never need the darn thing again! At least in 20 years of messing with classic cars it's the first time I've needed one!
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Harbor Freight

What makes HF tools crap?

Before I answer that, I buy quite a few tools at harbor freight. Usually with sale and discount coupons. I just bought their counter rotating saw on the $49.99 coupon. This is the perfect tool for cutting aluminum. It will plunge cut and cut straight, clean lines like a pro. AS should use them cutting holes through Walls and ceilings for windows and vents.

Some of their stuff isn't worth taking all the way home. You should just stop by the landfill and save the aggravation on your way home. Some of their stuff will serve you very well. I've painted many airplanes and cars with professional equipment. The new HF guns work embarrassingly well for a $20 gun as an example. On the other hand their welding equipment is junk. The quality of their wrenches and sockets have seriously improved. Nowhere near that of "Snap Off" but for the price...

I don't need an air nibbler often but when I do, they are really handy to have. For 10 bucks I couldn't resist. After about 100 inches of nibbling, it fell apart in my hand. The threads that hold the head to the motor were either cross threaded or cut undersized.


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As far as hecho en china, try to find something that isn't. I recently bought a Bosch biscuit jointer and planer from Home Depot. Both are stamped made in China.


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A lot of the small electric things at HF are crap. I have had several small things like thermometers, level gages etc crap out before the batteries die. Many of their steel tools are as good and the stuff they sell at Sears. My brand new DeWalt drill just died. Everything that I ever bought from Dremel has died. Tools now days are junk in general. The Sears tools are no better than HF now.

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