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Old 05-04-2012, 05:16 AM   #241
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Coupon for 5 drawer tool chest?

Hi, this is on sale all the time for $199 but I think there are coupons available for $150. Anyone know how to get the coupon? Riding a 14 yo KLR so you know how much $50 is worth to me!

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:09 PM   #242
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Hi, this is on sale all the time for $199 but I think there are coupons available for $150. Anyone know how to get the coupon? Riding a 14 yo KLR so you know how much $50 is worth to me!

I got mine for $150, go the coupon from here: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...=85668&page=93

Just watch for it, or ask.

Often they are in car mags too.

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:32 PM   #243
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Any recent experiences with the ~$100 110v MIG welder? The black one.

Looking at one for light stuff around the shop - nothing structural.

This one:
http://www.harborfreight.com/welding...der-68887.html
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #244
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Any recent experiences with the ~$100 110v MIG welder? The black one.

Looking at one for light stuff around the shop - nothing structural.

This one:
http://www.harborfreight.com/welding...der-68887.html
Not a welding expert here but.....look at the Duty Cycle.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:04 AM   #245
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Looks just like the blue one that I've had for a couple years, and the specs are the same. I give it a 5 star rating. Great little welder. I've probably run 20 spools of wire through mine and was using it just minutes ago to build a rack to hold a motorcycle on a trailer.


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Any recent experiences with the ~$100 110v MIG welder? The black one.

Looking at one for light stuff around the shop - nothing structural.

This one:
http://www.harborfreight.com/welding...der-68887.html
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #246
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I recently purchased the US General 44* tool cabinet:

http://www.harborfreight.com/44-13-d...net-68784.html

Bought it to replace the 7 drawer Craftsman rolling cabinet that I"ve used since about 1989. I also have 2 26" intermediate cabinets that have been stacked on top of it, but finally ran out of room. The box supposedly retails for $500 but is routinely on sale for $380. I had a coupon for $350. Also bought the magnetic towel holders (available in-store only) which is a great way to hold your paper towel roll.

Anyway, after a slight wait for the local help to forklift the crated box into my truck, I headed home and backed the truck up to my HF motorcycle lift table (http://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb...ift-68892.html). With the help of my daughter, I pushed the crated cabinet onto the lift table, rolled it back into my garage, lowered the table and broke the carton down to where I could lift the cabinet from the carton.

No dents, scratches, doors were nicely greased. Sturdy construction, similar to the 'older' Craftsman and nothing like the new stuff Sears tries to pass off. I loaded my tools, put it in postion next to my workbench and placed the two intermediate cabinets on top. This left me with an 18* space for holding my sunglasses, placing my shop manual when doing a project, or other items.

Although the indents for the drawers don't seem to noticable, the doors stay shut when they should be. However, I've noticed that you have to make sure that each drawer is shut when you lock the cabinet or that particular drawer will be left unlocked. No biggee, just something to keep an eye on.

Have had the box for about a month now and am extremely happy with this purchase.

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Old 05-14-2012, 09:24 AM   #247
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1500 Lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift

PASS. Picked it up for $60 last year. Mechanism works great. Only issue: the rubber on the lifting surface is glued on, and only lasted about 2 months before coming loose. Whatever.

3/8" Heavy Duty Professional Magnesium Drill

PASS. On sale for $30, $24 after 20% coupon. It's been my go-to drill over the last 2 months while remodeling. Only issue: the chuck screw snapped a few days in. Replaced for 15.

Oscillating Multifunction Power Tool

PASS. My first HF purchase several years ago. I've used to remove linoleum, plunge cuts through sub-flooring and roofing, scraping paint, rough framing cuts, and a dozen similar tasks. It's a tool that you get for no particular reason and end up using it all the time.

Circuit Breaker Detective

MARGINAL. Bought this with zero expectations. It actually works about 80% of the time. I got it on sale for $20. I do a fair amount of electrical on the side, so it is slowly paying for itself.

18" Machete with Nylon Sheath

BEST INVESTMENT EVER. GOES GREAT WITH MY PIRATE REGALIA
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:51 AM   #248
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Question Motorcycle lifts - which is best?

Which is best for: KLR; BMW F800GS; BMW R1200GS

High Position $180
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-99887.html

1500 pound m/c Lift $100
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...lift-2792.html

Lightweight Aluminum $175
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-94715.html

I'll probably get one in the next couple of weeks and can't decide if the more expensive lifts are higher quality or just higher priced. Thanks for your comments
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:13 PM   #249
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The other lifts are higher quality, but not enough so to justify the price difference. You'll get your money's worth from the base model.

Hit up a book store for Motorcyclist magazine. They always have a page of HF coupons, and 3 out of 4 will have a coupon for that lift at either $60 or $70.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:14 PM   #250
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Which is best for: KLR; BMW F800GS; BMW R1200GS

High Position $180
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-99887.html

1500 pound m/c Lift $100
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...lift-2792.html

Lightweight Aluminum $175
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-94715.html

I'll probably get one in the next couple of weeks and can't decide if the more expensive lifts are higher quality or just higher priced. Thanks for your comments
None of them work particularly well for the R1200GS without some modifications. There are exhaust clearance issues to overcome.

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Old 05-18-2012, 04:00 AM   #251
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I have all those in my house!
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:25 AM   #252
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HF zip ties used to be terrible, you snug them up and they snap in two. The last bunch I bought about 2 weeks ago were much improved. They''re as good as any I've had from any source. These are the black ones in bags of 100.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #253
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I bought 2 boxes of the 2" disposable paint brushes a few months ago on sale. I thing they average out to $.36 each compared with over a dollar at the hardware stores.

Don't waste your money unless you don't mind plenty of bristles in your finished product.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:29 AM   #254
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Probably, check the rated pressure, usually with a tool like this if you are using it and the pressure gauge keeps dropping you need more compressor.

If you are using it and the regulator on your compressor says the tank has ~100, but while in use the line pressure is low, then the regulator is le suck, which I have had a few times.

I replaced a regulator a few years back that was fine for filling tires and air nailing, but when running anything like a die grinder it just didn't flow enough juice.
I looked at my setup and realised I was running the line through a plastic hose to a hose reel then to the tool. I hooked the tool straight to a regular hose and major improvement. I have been using it a bunch in the past couple of weeks.





I bought three of these float chargers with the $5 super coupon and plan to get four more the next time I am that way. It's really nice not having to kick start every bike after they sit for a few days.

Wow that was a big picture.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:24 AM   #255
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^^ those Centec float chargers from HF are a major FAIL.
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