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The Harbor Freight Pass/fail Thread...

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

  1. Aug 31, 2021

    45es Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Naches, WA
    Mar 31, 2007
    Downs and Fireball like this.
  2. Oct 23, 2021 at 10:21 AM

    1947cj2a Member

    Nov 11, 2017
    This works pretty well once you fix it. a neighbor gave me this 3-1 many years ago, I could never get the slip roll to work properly and finally decided to investigate and fix...


    Bottom roller wouldnt come up/adjust to the upper roller


    After some light machining, it can be seen that the hole was not machined on center

    Upper tab is a through hole, lower is threaded, and a cap to finish it all off once its welded.


    Once it was all welded, I ran it through the mill. I didnt really want to take away the weld but wanted to make sure the cap plate would sit down flush

    It was a pain to weld cast dirty steel. had to go over a few areas, the weld would start rising once you let off.

    Also finally fixed the stop for the shear, the hole drilled in the table was off by about 1/8".

    Over all. If I would of bought this at HF I would have taken it right back. If I would have bought this from a CL I would have been pissed.
    Fireball and ITLKSEZ like this.
  3. Oct 23, 2021 at 12:06 PM

    Lockman My " Rosie" 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    White City, NY 14617
    Dec 4, 2018
    X2 , but Free often trumps those Sentiments. Good Job on the repair.
    1947cj2a likes this.

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