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Old 11-21-2011, 07:39 PM   #21
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #22
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You just reminded me - I have one of those

Love it! Moves some damned air
Good to hear....now I want to get it just a bit more...
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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.
If it is the naile/stapler, stay away, any combo nailer/stapler will leave giant holes in the work surface as its basically driving the brad nails with same driver it uses to drive staples... If its just a brad nailer, give it a shot, the red/silver guns are a vast improvment over the blue ones.

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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
Mitutoyo.
HF crap is made in China and I do everything possible to not buy a tool made in China.

Yeah, you can't buy anything really precision from them and expect good results...but thanks for sharing about all those great HF buys you made.

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$18 4" Grinders.

When the wheel wears out, I just throw out the grinder too! LOL

I have one for set up for every kind of wheel you could imagine so I never have to break out the wrench. I do own good grinders, but for $18, they work and I don't care if I smoke them.
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Good to hear....now I want to get it just a bit more...
I will tell you the two negatives to it though. It's loud...conversations not possible in the same room without yelling loud. It also vibrates enough to move around on slick floors. I usually put something beside it (it rotates in the same direction all the time) to keep it from moving. Neither are a huge deal to me but figured you should know
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$18 4" Grinders.

When the wheel wears out, I just throw out the grinder too! LOL

I have one for set up for every kind of wheel you could imagine so I never have to break out the wrench. I do own good grinders, but for $18, they work and I don't care if I smoke them.
I do the same thing with the multi-tools. I can get these right now for under 20 bucks through the inside track club. The 2 I have are great, but I'd like to get a couple more set up with different blades in them.

http://www.harborfreight.com/oscilla...ool-68303.html
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I have the sliding tile saw and a bridge tile saw. Both work great. Also have the flooring nailer. Worked great too. I get most of our safety supplies and rubber gloves and such.
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Close enough to one.


As far as crusading against Chinese manufacturing...
Yeah, I don't like feeding that communist beast of a Country.

You really need to get over yourself. Talk all up and down about doing the best possible work you can yet, buying all that china crap really contradicts what you preach.
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Yeah, you can't buy anything really precision from them and expect good results...but thanks for sharing about all those great HF buys you made.
The dial indicator is all right, the mount is garbage.

you are oh so welcome that I shared.
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You really need to get over yourself. Talk all up and down about doing the best possible work you can yet, buying all that china crap really contradicts what you preach.
My work speaks for itself. My tools don't define me. I'll continue to post pictures of the work I'm proud of, even though I use inferior tools.
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Tools, schmools. If you can do the job with Playschool, that's all on you.

However, I do think it's not a great idea to continue to support the economy of a government like China. We are loading up our land fills with the garbage they send to us (and we keep purchasing).

China's gumbment and booming economy really puts a scare in me. I avoid China-made stuff as much as possible.
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Bought a toe-kick saw from HF a few months ago when I was taking out old flooring in a kitchen. Worked great and have used it several times since then.

I bought a used flooring nailer on Craigs List a couple of years ago and have installed about 4000 sf of hardwood with it. I don't think it's ever mis-fired once.

Helped put on a new roof several weeks ago. We had three air guns to drive the nails with. Three different brands and the HF gun was the best performer of the bunch.

It's not the first place I go, but I wouldn't consider their tools to be complete crap. There may be a couple of exceptions, but I don't think many brands make the best tool in every category.
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I will tell you the two negatives to it though. It's loud...conversations not possible in the same room without yelling loud. It also vibrates enough to move around on slick floors. I usually put something beside it (it rotates in the same direction all the time) to keep it from moving. Neither are a huge deal to me but figured you should know

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Yeah, I don't like feeding that communist beast of a Country.

You really need to get over yourself.
....coming from the green "Tool Snob" himself....

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Tools, schmools. If you can do the job with Playschool, that's all on you.
However, I do think it's not a great idea to continue to support the economy of a government like China. We are loading up our land fills with the garbage they send to us (and we keep purchasing).
China's gumbment and booming economy really puts a scare in me. I avoid China-made stuff as much as possible.

I hear ya about the landfills and buying things to just throw them away...If my pinners broke ever 10k pins I would no longer be getting them. Its why I only buy select tools from HF, the ones worth keeping. But to each their own, I can't tell others how to live or work, and nor should I.

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However, I do think it's not a great idea to continue to support the economy of a government like China. We are loading up our land fills with the garbage they send to us (and we keep purchasing).

China's gumbment and booming economy really puts a scare in me. I avoid China-made stuff as much as possible.
That's great. I'm all for bringing manufacturing back here. Now, let's get rid of the UAW, DEP and the EPA, start strip mining and clear cutting and get the show on the road.
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....coming from the green "Tool Snob" himself....
If I had to buy anything from outside the USA I am pretty sure I would rather give Germany my money over China any day.
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My work speaks for itself. My tools don't define me. I'll continue to post pictures of the work I'm proud of, even though I use inferior tools.
Most guys I know that have a great deal of pride in their work, usually have a great deal of pride in the tools they have amassed over the years.

They couldn't afford throw away stuff.

Since you buy 10 of each one in preparation for failure......
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....coming from the green "Tool Snob" himself....
At least I am not proud of having cheap junk that commies made.
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Most guys I know that have a great deal of pride in their work, usually have a great deal of pride in the tools they have amassed over the years.

They couldn't afford throw away stuff.

Since you buy 10 of each one in preparation for failure......
Well, I'll let you know when I throw away the first "throw away" tool. Until then I'll continue to compound the interest on my savings.
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That's great. I'm all for bringing manufacturing back here. Now, let's get rid of the UAW, DEP and the EPA, start strip mining and clear cutting and get the show on the road.


I do believe I mentioned ONE country. Said nothing about bringing anything "back" here.

It may not be troublesome to others but when about 75% of non-perishable items at the store are manufactured in one country...a country that despises us and has their economy booming, that's not a problem? China now has a stealth jet in their air force. They are sending rockets into space it seems monthly. We no longer have a manned space program.

All I'm saying is I don't want to support the economy of that ONE country. There are plenty of tools I can buy that are "bargains" that aren't made there. Hell, I bet even HF sells tools not made in China.

I wasn't the one who told you to get over yourself. Ease up.

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