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Old 06-27-2014, 06:13 AM   #85
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I bought a roll of sandpaper for a DA sander at HF and all the grit would come off in 2 sec. of sanding. I couldn't believe it.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:42 AM   #86
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:52 AM   #87
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I have no problem with HF but pick and choose what I buy my heavy use tools are all high quailty
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:03 AM   #88
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It's just like buying anything anywhere. You need to do some research and use some common sense. Not everything they sell is junk nor is everything top notch. I've had bad luck and good luck there. The bad luck stuff goes back for a full refund.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:35 AM   #89
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I bought a roll of sandpaper for a DA sander at HF and all the grit would come off in 2 sec. of sanding. I couldn't believe it.
Yeah their sandpaper is absolutely a joke. Sometimes they have 3M sandpaper though, and that holds up a lot better. Whatever their branded stuff is isn't good for anything.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:00 AM   #90
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Stopped the SnapOn truck yesterday and acquired their tire lug nut specific (5 pound increments) torque wrench for around $375 with tax. Is not designed to loosen those nuts.
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LOL, no torque wrench is designed to loosen lug nuts (or any nuts). It obviously can be physically done, but it's a really good way to throw it out of calibration.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:10 PM   #92
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Stopped the SnapOn truck yesterday and acquired their tire lug nut specific (5 pound increments) torque wrench for around $375 with tax. Is not designed to loosen those nuts.
Can you torque in both directions with it?
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I have 2 SnapOn torque wrenches and they have a direction lever in the head, so if they are one way, what's the lever for?
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No direction lever on wheel lug nut only wrench. It is calibrated in five pound increments. The reversible torque wrench probably has the one pound increments.
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I have 2 SnapOn torque wrenches and they have a direction lever in the head, so if they are one way, what's the lever for?
I have had vehicles with reverse thread lug nuts, seem to recall it was an old Dodge for some reason. Fan clutch on my 96 F350 is reverse thread.

Might just need that left handed torque wrench and not even know it.!

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I had a 1967 F350 and the left side wheels had left hand lug nuts.
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Older trailers and vehicles with lug bolts (not nuts) had left hand thread on the right side of the vehicle and right hand thread on the left. The idea was, they would not unscrew whilst traveling. The head of the bolts had and "L" or "R" to ID the thread rotation.
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