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Old 07-19-2012, 09:38 AM   #286
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The one on the tire changer base works fine as well.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:30 PM   #287
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It looks small because the tire in the photo is in backwards, look at the contour of the bead breaking surface.


Next time I change a tire I will take a couple shots of it. You hook the rim over the raised rubber/steel support.

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:44 AM   #288
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Large C-clamp works well.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:32 AM   #289
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Next time I change a tire I will take a couple shots of it. You hook the rim over the raised rubber/steel support.

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When you do send a copy to HF so they can fix there web site.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:15 PM   #290
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Large C-clamp works well.
It can, or it can fail to work at all, and be a PITA to use. Depends on the tire/wheel combo.

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Old 09-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #291
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Anyone have experience with the $10 rain suit?
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:06 PM   #292
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I picked up a pair of the mini-dollies today. No particular need for them, but they were on sale.

Not sure they would really hold 1000 pounds each, but they seemed pretty decent.


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Old 09-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #293
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The HF digital micrometer works great.

http://www.harborfreight.com/digital...ter-68305.html

$34.95 normally, under $28 by using one of the ubiquitous 20% off coupons.

The instructions that came with mine were wrong, but who the hell reads that stuff anyway. Futz with it a bit and it'll make sense.

I switched mine to metric and used it to measure a bunch of valve shims during a couple of valve checks -- it was dead-nuts accurate and consistent.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:24 PM   #294
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Anyone have experience with the $10 rain suit?

Not something I'd bet on .
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:33 PM   #295
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For my recent guest house remodel, I had to chisel up about 300 sqft of thinset mortar the PO spread as a floor covering. I called around and could rent a rotary hammer drill for $70/day or buy one from HF for $90. For another $15 I bought a few extra chisels. It took me more than a day to chisel all that crap up, so I've been very happy and more than got my money's worth. It does get HOT after prolonged use. I'd chisel for 15-minutes or so (all my arms/hands could handle anyway) and let it cool for 10 minutes or so.

The wider chisel bit I got did wear down at an angle so by the end of the project it tended to skip and skitter across the surface a bit. But that was my fault for not keeping the hammer straight.

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #296
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I've had one of those for a few years now. You can't beat it for the price. I caught it on sale for $59.99 and used the 20% off on top of that. (back when you could use the 20% off coupon on ANYTHING)
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:59 PM   #297
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The HF digital micrometer works great.

http://www.harborfreight.com/digital...ter-68305.html

$34.95 normally, under $28 by using one of the ubiquitous 20% off coupons.

The instructions that came with mine were wrong, but who the hell reads that stuff anyway. Futz with it a bit and it'll make sense.

I switched mine to metric and used it to measure a bunch of valve shims during a couple of valve checks -- it was dead-nuts accurate and consistent.
Instructions wrong as in????

Just bought one of them and yes for them pesky valve shims, funny they do have variances in the same sizes and much faster to measure with a digital than with a regular micrometer.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:03 AM   #298
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I have the heat gun, ' GOOD" the metric hex head sockets "REAL GOOD", and I used to have the orange o-ring picks "JUNK as you indicated

Probably my best one is an old HFT 5 gallon pan cake compressor. I'd guess 15 or so years old. It won't die. I've used the heck out of it. It won't run any air tools. But it is great for tires and to blow the fecal matter off tons of anything I tear apart. Which is almost daily.
I "had the yellow heat gun" & now in the land dump as switch quit. Using the black one past few years with fingers crossed! Anyone giving HF "high speed" drill bits a pass has not used them much? They are not made of suitable material to drill harder materials like steel. Save you money and buy up to the job at hand. Ebay search will save you some money on bits but be certain to ask questions 1st! As to torx bits-again, save your money & either buy a name brand or be prepared to take them back after much use & never buy a torx bit that lacks a take back warranty as they all are subject to fail after much hard use.
Update, just took back the super duper hose nozzle - Chinese takeoff of Bonaire nozzle. It lasted 2-3 weeks, which is barely within the return period. FWIW, just try & find a good hose nozzle anywhere at any price!

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Old 09-18-2012, 03:54 PM   #299
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Instructions wrong as in????

Just bought one of them and yes for them pesky valve shims, funny they do have variances in the same sizes and much faster to measure with a digital than with a regular micrometer.
The instructions and the box listed the wrong battery -- no big deal, since an extra battery came with the micrometer, and it's also a common size (lists an LR/SR44, comes with a CR2032, or at least mine did).

The knobs on the right side are misidentified in the instructions. The smaller "inner" knob is used to quickly move the spindle into position, and you use the larger outer ratcheting knob to apply the exact correct amount of pressure -- turn the knob to tighten against your object until it clicks.

The only thing that really threw me a bit was that the buttons weren't correctly identified or explained in the instructions -- you have to hold down one button for five seconds to switch between inch and mm. The other button zeros the micrometer if you hold it down for five seconds. Not hard to figure out once you get the idea that you have to hold for five seconds to get the other function.

One odd thing I found is that Suzuki GS shims from the '80s were somewhat variable -- a 2.60mm shim might read 2.586 or 2.619. Shims from later bikes (like a 2001 GS500) and new aftermarket shims were all dead on.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:19 PM   #300
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The instructions and the box listed the wrong battery -- no big deal, since an extra battery came with the micrometer, and it's also a common size (lists an LR/SR44, comes with a CR2032, or at least mine did).

The knobs on the right side are misidentified in the instructions. The smaller "inner" knob is used to quickly move the spindle into position, and you use the larger outer ratcheting knob to apply the exact correct amount of pressure -- turn the knob to tighten against your object until it clicks.

The only thing that really threw me a bit was that the buttons weren't correctly identified or explained in the instructions -- you have to hold down one button for five seconds to switch between inch and mm. The other button zeros the micrometer if you hold it down for five seconds. Not hard to figure out once you get the idea that you have to hold for five seconds to get the other function.

One odd thing I found is that Suzuki GS shims from the '80s were somewhat variable -- a 2.60mm shim might read 2.586 or 2.619. Shims from later bikes (like a 2001 GS500) and new aftermarket shims were all dead on.
Thanks....just what I found about the instructions.Now where is the darn "zero"? Was fine by me I have something else that works the same, hold for a few seconds to reset. But that was after replacing the dead battery with the good one.
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