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Old 07-12-2014, 08:06 PM   #1
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Harbor Freight moving up in the world...

Found one of their ads in the back of a magazine,

The Smithsonian.

Full page too. I am not sure if it is good for HF, or sign of the apocalypse for The Smithsonian.
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:59 AM   #2
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I remember Harbor Freight from more than 30 years ago. Wonder how old they are? Back in the earlier days they sold more surplus items and bulk items they bought as salvage.
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:23 AM   #3
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Harbor Freight, the best tool rental store in 'murika.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:09 AM   #4
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Harbor Freight RULES!!!!!

Ya know, I bought one HELL of an automotive code scanner on sale at HF. Like $89, including 3 years of online updates.

You can't beat that with a stick. Use it twice and it's paid for itself.

I've gotten 3 or 4 free Multimeters, so now I carry one in every vehicle.

HF is my idea of heaven. I hope God lets me go there when I die.

And yes, my ratchets are Snap-on, my sockets & wrenches Craftsman, 18V stuff DeWalt, my chainsaw Stihl, but stupid stuff like oil drain pans and ramps ---- HF!

Something like a torque wrench I'd be careful about buying at HF, given the consequences if it's not calibrated correctly.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:16 AM   #5
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Something like a torque wrench I'd be careful about buying at HF, given the consequences if it's not calibrated correctly.
My HF torque wrenches are within 1 pound compared to the Snap On ones in the shop. The 3/8" drive is dead on. $11.99 on sale versus $200 each for the Snap Ons? Yeah, HF for the win.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:39 AM   #6
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I've stripped a couple things with my 1/4" HF torque wrench, now for all the small stuff by feel/loctite seems to work just fine.
Oscillating tool blades, wire wheels, grinding discs, etc. HF has it's place for sure!
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