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Old 01-03-2012, 07:30 PM   #61
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I originally heard about HF over on the KLR site and how good of a value their various lift-stands are. Low and behold, about a month ago they opened a new HF store about 4 blocks away and I've been drooling over the stands ever since, I must have one. It seems like they also put them on sale a lot so I'll keep checking back.

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This might help: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=85668 Go to the last pages for recent coupons.

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #62
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Saw this at Home Depot for 20 dollars last week. It looked pretty well built.
I was going to get the Harbor Freight version, but when I saw your post yesterday, I went over to Home Depot. They had it for $30, but I bought it and am very happy! Due to the other posts, I am going to store it inside instead of out in my shop because of cold temperatures.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:51 AM   #63
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Forgot about this one:

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-1-2-h...der-95578.html


Pass. Mine is a couple years old, very well used, and still doing great!

The HF grinding discs are OK, but the flapper discs and grinding discs wear out very quickly.

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Old 01-06-2012, 10:22 AM   #64
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I have the 5 drawer service cart - it's now 4(?) years old. Old enough that it comes with a locking hinged support, rather than a gas strut, and doesn't have the spray can storage on the side.

It's pretty good, although not fantastic. The hardware to hold it together was made from chalk or taffy or something. I used some better quality stuff I had at the house. The slides could be stronger - the drawer full of 1/2" drive sockets & ratchets drags a little.

However, for $150 to $200 it can't be beat.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:36 AM   #65
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Fail. I used it three times and the slide that holds the pliers shut bent and would hold anymore. Returned it the next day.


http://www.harborfreight.com/9-inch-...ter-45341.html
I have the exact same safety wire pliers that I ordered from Harbor Freight about 17 years ago... Never failed, work great!
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:51 PM   #66
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I recently ordered a hose clamp kit, it was on sale for $4 and it has 40 or so small clamps. I have only used 2 clamps from it so far, and both of them stripped with only moderate pressure from a screwdriver so I'll give it a thumbs down.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:07 PM   #67
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Low profile aluminum racing jack - pass..
http://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/floor-jacks/rapid-pump-15-ton-compact-aluminum-racing-jack-68053-html-7814.html

Paid about 50 bucks on sale and it lifted my old 740il tank with no problems. The low profile front roller lets it get under cars with a front air dam.

Four drawer rolling tool cart - major pass.
http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/tool-cabinets-and-carts/580-lb-capacity-four-drawer-roller-cart-95659.html

I have three other rolling tool boxes, but this thing gets the most use. I love having all the tools right next to the car when doing a brake job, etc. Very heavy and well built. Paid about $100 with coupon.

6" stainless steel magnetic bowl. Pass.
http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-magnetic-parts-holder-97825.html
I have three of these, paid about 2 bucks a piece on sale. Very very handy when assembling or tearing down.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:09 PM   #68
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I have the 5 drawer service cart
(snip) The hardware to hold it together was made from chalk or taffy or something. I used some better quality stuff I had at the house.
It has been previously determined that type of hardware is composed of recycled chewing gum wrappers.

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I recently ordered a hose clamp kit, it was on sale for $4 and it has 40 or so small clamps. I have only used 2 clamps from it so far, and both of them stripped with only moderate pressure from a screwdriver so I'll give it a thumbs down.
Agreed - I have a set and you can't tighten them enough to "clamp" anything. They are truly a worthless waste of money (and recycled chewing gum wrappers!)
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:12 PM   #69
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I was going to get the Harbor Freight version, but when I saw your post yesterday, I went over to Home Depot. They had it for $30, but I bought it and am very happy! Due to the other posts, I am going to store it inside instead of out in my shop because of cold temperatures.
There was a center aisle stack of them around Christmas time among all the stocking stuffers for 19.95. I should'a grabbed one.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:51 AM   #70
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Anybody try this lift yet? I don't have much garage space so I was considering this one. Gets good reviews on their site.

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-99887.html
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #71
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Kind of looks like a medieval torture device.
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:39 PM   #72
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Anybody try this lift yet? I don't have much garage space so I was considering this one. Gets good reviews on their site.

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-99887.html
Or you can do D&Cs on the side in your garage.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:03 AM   #73
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Love it

I have that lift and love it. The bike is rock solid on it and you can raise it up very high so you don't have to bend over at all. I paid $150 I think on sale and am very happy with it. The blue ones are all gone it seems, they only come in red now.

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Anybody try this lift yet? I don't have much garage space so I was considering this one. Gets good reviews on their site.

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ift-99887.html
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #74
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I have that lift and love it. The bike is rock solid on it and you can raise it up very high so you don't have to bend over at all. I paid $150 I think on sale and am very happy with it. The blue ones are all gone it seems, they only come in red now.

Does the jack/handle side get in the way of working on the bike, or does it lift higher than that?
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #75
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I have that lift and love it. The bike is rock solid on it and you can raise it up very high so you don't have to bend over at all. I paid $150 I think on sale and am very happy with it. The blue ones are all gone it seems, they only come in red now.
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