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Old 11-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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Ok, well maybe not Enjoy, but are great tools. We all know HF sells Junk, but not all of it is. I have a few items I really like.

The 23 awg Pin nailer. I have owned four. One of four died after 15 or 20k pins. I really enjoy these newer Red/Silver ones. Never leaves a pin proud in any hard/soft wood, MDF etc.

http://www.harborfreight.com/23-gaug...ler-68022.html



The 2-In-1 Support/Cargo Bar. I have six and use them to set up dust containment walls

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-1-...bar-66172.html



The 500 Watt dual head light. I dislike the 1000 watt lights b/c they put off WAY too much light and heat. This little guy has been great. Get it on sale for $29.99

http://www.harborfreight.com/500-wat...ght-40123.html



Small power inverter. I use this to charge my Makita 10.8, Bosch 18 and Paslode 6 volt batteries...no need to buy seperate car chargers for each one. My brother has the 750 watt unit, I messed around one day with it and was able to power up to my Ridgid 5.0 hp shop vac on it.

http://www.harborfreight.com/80-watt...ter-66944.html



I have a few more items, I just can't remember what they are....
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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The Palm Nailer. I use this very sparingly, but it works just the same as the Senco have used before.

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-palm-nailer-68027.html


Diamond Honing Block. I used this and finish everything off with my 1200 grit DMT diamond whetstone.

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-sided...ock-92867.html


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I got thier tile saw It's not great but is perfect for as little as i use it.
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I have this mortar mixer. I picked it up as a display model for $50 and it has worked flawlessly. The 23ga pinner does work well, my buddy has one. The flooring nailer works surprisingly well also.

http://www.harborfreight.com/electri...dle-65758.html
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I have 4 of these and that's it for HF



Warner wouldn't talk to me if I had any more HF stuff
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I've got a giant blue tarp, I figure I'd be authentic
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At 2 bucks a pound with a fiberglass handle the sledges are hard to beat. We haven't broken any of them. We have 3 of them.

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I have 4 of these and that's it for HF

Warner wouldn't talk to me if I had any more HF stuff
I have been buying the zippers for the plastic but they keep breaking. Does anyone know where to buy heavier duty ones?
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I have been buying the zippers for the plastic but they keep breaking. Does anyone know where to buy heavier duty ones?
http://www.amazon.com/ZipWall-HDAZ2-.../dp/B0022NHLEQ
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23Gauge pinner, 1/4" pneumatic riveter, 20 gauge 1/2" crown stapler, 18 gauge stapler, 18 gauge brad nailer, cap stapler rechargeable spot light, couple dozen bar clamps, 3 different types of pull-saws, air hoses and fittings, ear muffs, gloves, 16 oz. hammer, 24 oz. hammer, tapered countersink bits, LED flashlights, screwdrivers, cargo restraint, ratcheting tie downs, safety glasses, socket rails, magnetic tool holders, peg board hooks, sanding discs, metal cutting disks, small electronic safe, hex wrenches, diamond honing block, power inverter, air pressure regulators, electronic start propane torch, 2 multi-tools and blades, several nylon tool bags, aluminum torpedo level, triple ball trailer hitch, bumper hitch step, locking hitch pin, metric and SAE O-ring assortments, aerosol clamp assortment, 12 gauge extension cords, dozen or so locking C-clamps, metric and SAE combination wrenches, speed square, 30' tape measure, folding saw horses, clamping work table, assorted drill bits, nitrile disposable gloves, pruning shears, 4 movers dollies, hand truck, tank top propane heater, pocket hole jig, dowel jig, job box casters......

just off the top of my head
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we dont have harbour freight here, but we have princess auto which is prob the same thing.

i go there for air hose fittings, ear plugs, empire hand tools. they do sell air nailers but im afraid to try "powerfist" brand... the odd time they get reconditioned pro grade tools like makita, hitachi and dewalt
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we dont have harbour freight here, but we have princess auto which is prob the same thing.

i go there for air hose fittings, ear plugs, empire hand tools. they do sell air nailers but im afraid to try "powerfist" brand... the odd time they get reconditioned pro grade tools like makita, hitachi and dewalt
I'd give the "powerfist" line a shot on name alone.
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This boy is badass for taming weeds in the driveway.

watch the video.

http://www.harborfreight.com/propane...ter-91037.html
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I have 4 of these and that's it for HF



Warner wouldn't talk to me if I had any more HF stuff
Just one more thing to buy from them eh?
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23Gauge pinner, 1/4" pneumatic riveter, 20 gauge 1/2" crown stapler, 18 gauge stapler, 18 gauge brad nailer, cap stapler rechargeable spot light, couple dozen bar clamps, 3 different types of pull-saws, air hoses and fittings, ear muffs, gloves, 16 oz. hammer, 24 oz. hammer, tapered countersink bits, LED flashlights, screwdrivers, cargo restraint, ratcheting tie downs, safety glasses, socket rails, magnetic tool holders, peg board hooks, sanding discs, metal cutting disks, small electronic safe, hex wrenches, diamond honing block, power inverter, air pressure regulators, electronic start propane torch, 2 multi-tools and blades, several nylon tool bags, aluminum torpedo level, triple ball trailer hitch, bumper hitch step, locking hitch pin, metric and SAE O-ring assortments, aerosol clamp assortment, 12 gauge extension cords, dozen or so locking C-clamps, metric and SAE combination wrenches, speed square, 30' tape measure, folding saw horses, clamping work table, assorted drill bits, nitrile disposable gloves, pruning shears, 4 movers dollies, hand truck, tank top propane heater......

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The smell of the store burns my nose as soon as the automatic doors open up.

I have been there one time.

I admit, bought a magnetic base and mount with a dial indicator.

It really does suck and I have been saving up my pennies and looking for a Starrett or
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HF crap is made in China and I do everything possible to not buy a tool made in China.
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we dont have harbour freight here, but we have princess auto which is prob the same thing.

i go there for air hose fittings, ear plugs, empire hand tools. they do sell air nailers but im afraid to try "powerfist" brand... the odd time they get reconditioned pro grade tools like makita, hitachi and dewalt

They got a 18g nailer in the current flyer on for 15$. For as much as I'd use an 18g, Im definetly thinking of making a run to buy that.... and maybe some hoses.
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I have been buying the zippers for the plastic but they keep breaking. Does anyone know where to buy heavier duty ones?


I make my own "doors" buy cutting a slit in the plastic about door height, then I drap another peice of plastic infront on it...works well, but I am sure the zipper is far better at making a seal...I try and go for negative air pressure anyway when I make a ton of dust.

This is the only photo I have of it....it was really a photo of the dog trying to come in...



And the photo also reminds me of the Fiberglass cable fishing poles I used to run cables for this....




I have been thinking of getting one of these...
http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-...tor-97762.html

  • Aluminum blade and steel housing construction for long lasting performance
  • Ergonomic handle for effortless carrying
  • Four rubber feet for secure footing on any surface
  • High speed free air 1575 CFM
  • low speed free air 1400 CFM
  • Great for dry wall, painting, resurfacing, reglazing, tile repair, auto body work, welding and anywhere that needs clean air fast
  • Two-speed motor

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Wtf - do you live in the back of one?
Close enough to one.

I've been skeptical of most every purchase I make there. I live close enough to return something if I don't find value in it. For what it is, it's worth every penny. I have my everyday tools and I have my DGAF if they get lost tools.

Chinese made tools have gotten much better over the years, no different than what transpired with Japan years ago.

As far as crusading against Chinese manufacturing...
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I make my own "doors" buy cutting a slit in the plastic about door height, then I drap another peice of plastic infront on it...works well, but I am sure the zipper is far better at making a seal...I try and go for negative air pressure anyway when I make a ton of dust.

This is the only photo I have of it....it was really a photo of the dog trying to come in...



I have been thinking of getting one of these...
http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-...tor-97762.html

  • Aluminum blade and steel housing construction for long lasting performance
  • Ergonomic handle for effortless carrying
  • Four rubber feet for secure footing on any surface
  • High speed free air 1575 CFM
  • low speed free air 1400 CFM
  • Great for dry wall, painting, resurfacing, reglazing, tile repair, auto body work, welding and anywhere that needs clean air fast
  • Two-speed motor
You just reminded me - I have one of those

Love it! Moves some damned air

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