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#805047 - Fri Dec 09 2011 05:06 AM Has anyone ever used a Harbor Freight stud welder?  
Super55  Offline
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Maple Ridge, BC
I only have a little work for this, but the price is right. Anyone ever use this one from Harbor?

http://www.harborfreight.com/stud-welder-dent-repair-kit-98357.html


A day without laughter is a day wasted- Charlie Chaplin

When wrestling a grizzly bear, you have to keep at it until the bear gets tired, not when you get tired.


1948 Chevy 2-Ton


#805076 - Fri Dec 09 2011 06:19 AM Re: Has anyone ever used a Harbor Freight stud welder? [Re: Super55]  
Lugnutz  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,388
South Carolina
I have never used or seen one myself. I think a few YouTube videos are available giving demonstrations. Criticisms have been that the slaphammer is of low quality, but the spot welder works good.

Customer reviews gave it a 4.8 out of 5 stars and all 5 responders said they'd recommend it to a friend. I also considered buying one but the timing is not right for me since I won't need it for another few months.


#805098 - Fri Dec 09 2011 08:29 AM Re: Has anyone ever used a Harbor Freight stud welder? [Re: Lugnutz]  
Super55  Offline
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I have a slide hammer already. Maybe I can use that one instead of the Harbor Freight. I'm going to take a chance with it. Looks just like the one offered at my local tool center, but like 1/3 the price.


A day without laughter is a day wasted- Charlie Chaplin

When wrestling a grizzly bear, you have to keep at it until the bear gets tired, not when you get tired.


1948 Chevy 2-Ton

#805177 - Fri Dec 09 2011 04:12 PM Re: Has anyone ever used a Harbor Freight stud welder? [Re: Super55]  
Denny Graham  Offline
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Sandwich, IL
Probably has 1/3 the copper also. I bought two of the Ultrasonic cleaners and I could have gotten as much vibration out of a transistor radio as I get out of those units, they're usless.
DG


#805582 - Sun Dec 11 2011 01:50 AM Re: Has anyone ever used a Harbor Freight stud welder? [Re: Denny Graham]  
mapleleaf  Offline
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I've got a HF stud welder and it works ok.


#807531 - Sat Dec 17 2011 12:38 AM Re: Has anyone ever used a Harbor Freight stud welder? [Re: mapleleaf]  
TheShoer  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 142
Cotati California
I have one and the stud welder works great but the slid hammer is on the crapy side, doesn't grip like it should all the time


1938 Gmc 1/2 ton

#807666 - Sat Dec 17 2011 03:37 PM Re: Has anyone ever used a Harbor Freight stud welder? [Re: TheShoer]  
gmcprince  Offline
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Posts: 19
Florida
Bought one to pull out some dents om my 39 GMC and the Stud welder completely stopped working after trying to weld only 4 studs. It would arc before I pushed the button. I took it back last week and got a rain check because they are on sell for $99. The store did not get any in on their truck on Tuesday and online is on back order. I drove 45 min to the next closest store because they only had two left. That was Wed 12/14/2011. I returned it last night 12/16/2011. The studs just kept pulling off after one pull with the slide hammer. Slide hammer is the biggest piece of junk like everyone says. If you really want to buy one keep your receipt so you can return it.


#807740 - Sat Dec 17 2011 08:08 PM Re: Has anyone ever used a Harbor Freight stud welder? [Re: gmcprince]  
Super55  Offline
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Maple Ridge, BC
I took a look at it and am holding off on buying one. The slide hammer does look poorly constructed. For what I need to do, I think I can get away from using it. I did pick up a compression tester, and an automotive multitester. I don't trust my 35 year old dwell meter.


A day without laughter is a day wasted- Charlie Chaplin

When wrestling a grizzly bear, you have to keep at it until the bear gets tired, not when you get tired.


1948 Chevy 2-Ton

#808328 - Mon Dec 19 2011 04:20 PM Re: Has anyone ever used a Harbor Freight stud welder? [Re: Super55]  
oldbluetruck  Offline
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SoCal
I use the HF stud welder. It works well.


Dennis
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