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Harbor Freight........What worked?.... What didnt?
#770017 Tue Aug 09 2011 06:13 PM
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There have been several posts recently on tools that worked well from H.F.
and some to stay away from. (I remember a floor jack warning)



If you have a recommendation or warning post here.

Maybe some of us can benefit from your experience.

No Shame, your Snap-on guy need not know.

When I was starting my weld repair on lower cowl and kick panel I needed a spot-weld cutter.

Went to my local H.FÖ.Sales person said we donít have anything like that. She was wrong
Found this cutter on the shelf for $5.00. Item #95343

I purchaes 2ea and crossed my fingers. Surprised to say one side of one cutter cut all the spot welds I needed.

The little $5.00 cutter worked well on 50 year old sheet metal.
..pic...

This was back in 2008

Re: Harbor Freight........What worked?.... What didnt?
DADS50 #770020 Tue Aug 09 2011 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by DADS50

Found this cutter on the shelf for $5.00. Item #95343



That picture has me baffled. Is that a rusty model of an old truck or a hole in your workbench to some real project?

BTW I have bought a lot of tools and supplies at HF and have very few complaints.

Last edited by FriedGreenTmater; Tue Aug 09 2011 06:35 PM.

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Re: Harbor Freight........What worked?.... What didnt?
FriedGreenTmater #770025 Tue Aug 09 2011 06:55 PM
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Blow it up Vern and youíll see it's an old rusted out AD barn find with the hood in the bed with a spare tire. Looks like itís complete though, right down to the broken down barn full of cobwebs where itís been stored.

Cept it's in 1/25th scale!

Cool Gus, you must have a whole museum full of those things. You gotta put them all in an album one of these days.

I to spotted one of those spot cutters at HF and dropped it into my basket, couldn't beat the price compared to Eastwood. Taint needed it yet, but good to know it's gonna do the job when the time comes. Every once in a while you find something that does work as advertised in their stores.
I do have a 3 1/2 ton floor jack that I bought when you first started seeing Chinese tools imported, about thirty plus years ago. It is built heavy and has worked flawlessly all these years.

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Re: Harbor Freight........What worked?.... What didnt?
Denny Graham #770096 Wed Aug 10 2011 12:15 AM
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HF sawsall blades. I bought a package of bimetal blades for general cutting and they won't even cut aluminum without losing all of the teeth. HF angle die grinder. Got about 10 minutes of run time before it went to crap. HF pin nailer, I gave it away because it wasn't worth burning the gas to haul it to the dump (love the US made Senco I replaced it with). HF plate joiner. So far hasn't broken but all of the guide structure is flimsy plastic to a precise cut is difficult. HF drill bit sharpener, drawing dust on the shelf. It's more accurate and easier to use my bench grinder.


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Re: Harbor Freight........What worked?.... What didnt?
FriedGreenTmater #770128 Wed Aug 10 2011 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by FriedGreenTmater
That picture has me baffled.
FGT. its a 1/24 diorama, Iíve been collecting them for some years now. ...pic...
Also other 1/24 trucks for my son
...pic...


Good Luck


Re: Harbor Freight........What worked?.... What didnt?
DADS50 #770183 Wed Aug 10 2011 04:33 AM
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Really enjoyed the video Gus, the high light of my evening, thanks for posting that.

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Re: Harbor Freight........What worked?.... What didnt?
Denny Graham #770250 Wed Aug 10 2011 01:51 PM
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Also enjoyed the video. You did a great job on the truck and an even better job on life. Thanks.

Re: Harbor Freight........What worked?.... What didnt?
Donsz #770524 Thu Aug 11 2011 05:05 AM
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The only thing I have purchased at HF that was junk was a tap and die set. A couple of usefull things were a set of panel clamps for welding panels together. They look cheap, but work well. The other item was a mini touch up paint gun.

Re: Harbor Freight........What worked?.... What didnt?
Jimmie D #772872 Fri Aug 19 2011 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimmie D
The other item was a mini touch up paint gun.
I tried the HF touch up gun also ...pic...

I was very pleased with the results.
the cfm requirements are low so I was able to run it off my pancake compressor.
Good for me because I dont have a big shop compressor....yet

Not show quality results, but good for side of house, garage, paint jobs
..pic...
...pic...

Option for the budget build

I Might try a DEVILBISS Startingline once I get a compressor to run it.

Re: Harbor Freight........What worked?.... What didnt?
DADS50 #774313 Tue Aug 23 2011 06:11 PM
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On welding web they have a forum specifically devoted to HF tools. It is the best resource I have found for honest opinions.
http://weldingweb.com/forumdisplay.php?f=28

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