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Old 08-17-2010, 07:10 PM   #136
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Then maybe you shouldn't have them.





Full response here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...8#post13771918
Having read this, we shall agree to disagree.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:02 PM   #137
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Problems at Harbor Fright:

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/jul/...ts-of-looting/

New definition of GREED!!
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:29 PM   #138
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Problems at Harbor Fright:

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/jul/...ts-of-looting/

New definition of GREED!!
So what else is new, and what does this have to do with the HF products?

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Old 08-19-2010, 06:06 AM   #139
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Problems at Harbor Fright:

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/jul/...ts-of-looting/

New definition of GREED!!
So after all this talk, HF is a privately owned American company that sells a lot of stuff from china. Not a Chinese company.

That doesn't sound too bad. Everything is made else where or made here with parts from everywhere.

I remember the last American TV. Made by Proton, it had a wooden case and wasn't too bad. We sold a lot more Sonys though.
Back around 1987.
It looks like they are still in business and make TVs..... wow, a U.S. made TV, I thought they were gone. IF they actually still build them here. Hard to tell if they are even selling them based on the website though.
http://www.protonav.com/products001.asp
http://www.protonav.com/history.asp
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:33 PM   #140
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I had a HF garden hose nosel fail overnight with the water still on at the tap. Woke up to a flooded driveway and half the yard.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:00 PM   #141
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I had a HF garden hose nosel fail overnight with the water still on at the tap. Woke up to a flooded driveway and half the yard.
Did you mean to the hydrant on? I'm used to leaky garden hoses and always shut them off when I'm done.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:29 PM   #142
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Problems at Harbor Fright:

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/jul/...ts-of-looting/

New definition of GREED!!
$100 MILLION for a painting?????????? fucking hell.............. why did he not buy a 'made in china' copy? maybe he realizes its shite quality?
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:23 AM   #143
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$100 MILLION for a painting?????????? fucking hell.............. why did he not buy a 'made in china' copy? maybe he realizes its shite quality?
OK, that is pretty funny!

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Old 08-20-2010, 10:14 AM   #144
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So what else is new, and what does this have to do with the HF products?

Jim
If you read between the lines one might think, maybe the life time warrenty at HF ain't worth the paper it's written if they go broke, can't pay their suppliers and are tied up in the courts and the kid ran it into the ground ........and if they continue to have problems parts/service will be a bigger joke than they all ready are
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:27 AM   #145
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If you read between the lines one might think, maybe the life time warrenty at HF ain't worth the paper it's written if they go broke, can't pay their suppliers and are tied up in the courts and the kid ran it into the ground ........and if they continue to have problems parts/service will be a bigger joke than they all ready are
I am aware of business issues, but I do not see how that makes their products any worse, though warranty "might" be, I have had no issues with warranty replacement.

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Old 08-20-2010, 03:59 PM   #146
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I have some good, some bad luck.

The pencil torch is a total POS, worked once, briefly.

I like the gasket hole punches, they come in handy.

The huge SS hunting knife for $8.99 is awesome, looks like a giant rambo knife, just a fun item.

Disposable gloves are OK, not the best, but for the price, they are fine.

You do get what you pay for - sometimes more, sometimes less.....
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:06 PM   #147
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Didn't see anything, pros or cons, about any of their hydraulic presses. Anyone using any of them?

Just picked this one as an example:

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Old 08-21-2010, 10:37 PM   #148
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Didn't see anything, pros or cons, about any of their hydraulic presses. Anyone using any of them?

Just picked this one as an example:


I have their 20 ton press. Bought it used from CrackList last week. The former owner said it worked fine for replacing the wheel bearings on his car. I have no doubts it will work fine for me as well. It's a big crude press -- WYSIWYG.


I've been very happy with some items from HF and disappointed in others. It's hit or miss, but they never hassle about returns.

I bought a compressed air filter/lube thingy at HF yesterday, but couldn't get the filter bowl to seal and was generally unhappy with the chintzy quality of the whole rig. They refunded me with no quibbles this morning.

On the other hand, the screwdriver set that regularly goes on sale for $5 to $8 is outstanding. (These are the ones with clear yellow plastic handles with black rubber grips.) They look like junk, but they work beautifully. No idea why.
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:28 AM   #149
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Didn't see anything, pros or cons, about any of their hydraulic presses. Anyone using any of them?

Just picked this one as an example:

My guess is that the valves and the seals in the jack are likely crappy and will give out eventually. The frame is hard to screw up. So someday you replace the jack with a better one. Big deal. Make sure the pins run smoothly in all the holes.

A cheap press and money spent on better and more tooling for it will get you farther. You aren't using it on a daily heavy duty commercial basis.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:58 AM   #150
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I have bought several tools from HF that have given me excellent service. Bought three 4" angle grinders so I don't have to change discs in the middle of a job a couple of years ago and they seem to be holding up OK. I use their vice grips for clamping things I am welding (I don't want to ruin my US made Vice Grips). The 20 ton press does what I need it to do without any problems.

That being said, all the wrenches, ratchets, sockets, screwdrivers and precision measuring devices I have are made in the US of A. I have many tools (Snap-On) that I bought forty years ago that are still in good shape and are in daily use.

Nowadays, when I need a big ticket item, I usually shop Craigslist for what I need.
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