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The Harbor Freight Pass/fail Thread...

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by IRQVET, May 31, 2020.

  1. Dec 27, 2020
    Dave Deyton

    Dave Deyton Member

    Fuquay-Varina, NC
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    Still have some HF jack stands under stalled projects. If I get back under them I will replace them with others in order to check them.


    Dave
     
  2. Dec 27, 2020
    SFaulken

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    I've been tickled s(*tless with some of their newer battery powered stuff. For what I do, these three get a big pass for me.

    20v Hypermax™ Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver - Tool Only (harborfreight.com)
    20v Hypermax™ Lithium Cordless 1/4 in. Hex Compact Impact Driver - Tool Only (harborfreight.com)
    12v Max Lithium 3/8 In. Cordless Xtreme Torque Ratchet Wrench Kit (harborfreight.com)

    I don't know that they would hold up for somebody thats just beating the heck out of them everyday in a professional setting, but I abuse them every bit as much as I do my Dewalt and Milwaukee stuff, and they haven't failed me yet.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2020
    Downs

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    I've got some bauer stuff. Really like it.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2021
    Jeff Bromberger

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    I just bought this today, and it worked amazingly well:

    2.3 Gallon Manual Fluid Extractor (Holt)

    This way, I didn't have to jack up a low to the ground car to do a complete oil change. I haven't tried to open the collection can - oil poured out easily. If I was going to do a coolant pull/reclaim (in case I was doing a thermostat change), I'd want to make sure the guts are scrubbed out completely.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2021
    73 cj5

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    I have used the mityvac versions of that both manual and pneumatic and they are worth every cent especially the ones that can dispense fluid also.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2021
    Jw60

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    Has anyone tried the 3 in 1 nailer. I worry it will be finicky and particular to the nails.
    I'm borrowing a framing nailer for the current project. I would like to have something of mine but don't need a bunch of stuff to try to store.

    3-in-1 Framing Air Nailer

    I hate carpentry.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2021
    boopiejones

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    Recently the tap handle from my 40 piece tap and die set just cracked in half. The taps and dies work great, but the handle looks to be cheap pot metal. I noticed that the box said lifetime warranty. I just happened to be driving by harbor freight today, and I brought the set in. They gave me a whole new set. No receipt needed. No questions asked.

    Carbon Steel SAE Tap and Die Set, 40 Pc.
     
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  8. Jan 21, 2021 at 11:59 AM
    RMeak71

    RMeak71 New Member

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    12 ton hydraulic pipe bender-Pass*. If you’re patient, you can make some nice bends. I used this to fabricate some rocker/sliders and a stinger for my son’s CJ7 and it performed exactly as I expected with patience.

    Pneumatic flanging tool-Pass. Has worked great flanging sheet metal repair panels for body work. Flanges and pops a hole for spot welding.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2021 at 9:28 PM
    1947cj2a

    1947cj2a Member

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    I had the opposite experience. I recently bought one and it didnt want to work out of the box, box was all oily, so figured that it had all leaked out. went back returned it and got another one, no oil in the box but every time i pressed the trigger it puked oil everywhere. none of them actually worked.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2021 at 9:39 PM
    RMeak71

    RMeak71 New Member

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    That’s a bummer. Mine has worked flawlessly.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2021 at 10:05 PM
    89/01 XJ

    89/01 XJ New Member

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    My wife's aunt needed help cleaning up the shop her deceased husband had.
    I came across this and thought I would post it here. I have no idea how old this warranty card is.



    HF001.jpg
    HF002.jpg
     
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  12. Jan 22, 2021 at 8:17 AM
    Twin2

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    been to that location many times before , the internet
     
  13. Jan 22, 2021 at 8:46 AM
    Jay's WWII Jeeps

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    I have one of the 12 ton (I believe) winches in my trailer. I use it weekly and have not had one issue with it in over 5 years. It is in a covered box that I think helps. Also the cordless remote is great as long as I change the batteries.
    Jay
     

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