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Old 01-22-2010, 12:49 PM   #166
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+1 on this as of today...

Had to go to the Twin Cities for work, and the HF store was just off the highway. Stopped in with my 20% off coupon, found it, went to pay and found out it was only $19.99! Gave her the coupon, and the grand total was $17 and change.

Plugged it in when I got back to the truck to test it before leaving. Pretty solid build, nice air hose, threaded connector for the tire, quick connect for the compressor...I'm impressed.

Looking forward to giving it a shot when I get home, and maybe retiring my much noisier Slime compressor, which BTW still does the job.


Cheers!
I picked up one of these compressors today,too. $20.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:02 PM   #167
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You SIR, are what we in addiction recovery call an "ENABLER"....
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:03 PM   #168
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+1.

I never buy anything there that has any moving parts.

What isn't made in China these days. Might as well go for the best price cause all of it is cheap.
I have a lot of HF products. No problems or complaints so far. I have had some things for 10 years or better. I did have a flashlight and a compressor fitting go bad took it back an exchanged without receipt. Just like sears
Not bad for the 100+ items I bought there.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:15 PM   #169
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:36 PM   #170
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Now I just have to wait for the tire changer to go on sale again...
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:56 PM   #171
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Item 92630 8 Piece Right Angle Screwdriver is worth it's weight in gold; typically on-sale for under $3 USD.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92630
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:00 PM   #172
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Item 92630 8 Piece Right Angle Screwdriver is worth it's weight in gold; typically on-sale for under $3 USD.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92630
one of my favorite tools. I used it tonight even.

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Old 02-01-2010, 07:45 AM   #173
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I bought one of these on sale for $15:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=98875

I used it on a really stubborn set of tires. The front went well, but the rear was really on there.

I put a fork tube on the handle for added purchase. Do not do that. The handle folded like a wilting flower.

A few minutes with a torch and some steel stock, and I was back in business.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:05 AM   #174
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Now I just have to wait for the tire changer to go on sale again...

Just my .02

I had one, didn't care for it. For me it's easier with tire irons and a piece of carpet.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:38 AM   #175
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Now I just have to wait for the tire changer to go on sale again...
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:15 PM   #176
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And Bob, I don't recommend the neon condoms...not only do they smell like the store, they itch and I ended up with two kids... Damn China junk!
Are the two kids Chinese? (Sorry, I can't resist )
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:39 PM   #177
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Picked up a plastic welder today, the $30 one that hooks up to an air comp.... Worthless.

I think it warmed up to 120F, if that, at the recommended 3.5psi. Which is far too much flow for any plastic welding work whatsoever.

It's getting returned tomorrow. I'll stick with the $20 radio shark soldering iron and a dremel tool.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:34 PM   #178
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I think it warmed up to 120F, if that, at the recommended 3.5psi. Which is far too much flow for any plastic welding work whatsoever.
The instructions are prolly not complete, or did not translate enough. An air heater is specified primarily to flow rate, not pressure. To heat the air to maximum, the flow rate will need to be down at/near 1CFM.

That'd be about right for a low power heater of less than 1500W say. If the heater element isn't adjustable, then regulate the temp output with flow rate. A simple valve downstream of the regulator will do the trick.



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Old 02-02-2010, 07:27 PM   #179
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Got one, today, on sale and a 20% off coupon ... $17.11 !

First thing I notice, it is quiet. The little $5-10 pumps I had, all 4 of them, one for each vehicle I have, are noisy, and slow. Have not actually use the new pump to pump air into a tire yet. If it live up to the claim of 3.5 minutes per tire as stated on the box I am happy.

Instruction said run it for a max time of 12 minutes and cool for 30 minutes.

Now I remember the small $5-10 pump also had a time limit. But, I forgot. Last weekend, I pumped 15 tires (3 cars) with one little pump, non-stop. Pump did not have a meltdown, just really hot. I guess they are a lot tougher than expected for a $5-10 cheapy. I expect this bigger pump to be better and tougher.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:41 PM   #180
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Now I remember the small $5-10 pump also had a time limit. But, I forgot. Last weekend, I pumped 15 tires (3 cars) with one little pump, non-stop. Pump did not have a meltdown, just really hot.
You can run a bike motor over red line for a while too and it won't grenade.


Sometimes a product is built to exceed the user's penchant to destroy it, and sometimes it isn't. Which detail of this new pump (great deal btw!) makes you think it will perform better, its looks?



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