Rate your Harbor Freight Tool Experiences!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JimVonBaden, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. DeepBarney

    DeepBarney International Bumbler

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    Yep I've got one of the Digital Calipers (did the AVE tune up tricks to it), but I didn't know there was also fractional ones when I bought them. :baldy That would be very handy.
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  2. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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  3. discochris

    discochris Stayin' Alive

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    I have a 3800 as well, that I attach to the plate when I'm running my aux fuel cell. But I may put that on my dual sport.
  4. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    might want to look at Sea horse cases.
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    CA_Strom Cunning Linguist Supporter

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  6. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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  7. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    I bought a dent puller from Advance auto, and the crossbar was plastic. After a couple of dents in my CB750 tank, the crossbar broke. I took it back for a refund, and bought the Harbor Freight dent puller. The HF puller worked better and had better glue as well, and since it had a metal crossbar it did not flex, crack, or eventually break.

    However, both dent pullers had abysmal glue guns. They took forever to heat up and didn't really get hot enough. A cheap $10 hot glue gun from Michael's/AC Moore/Hobby Lobby made the kit far, FAR more usable. Instead of a microsecond of time between applying the glue and it cooling too much to get a good bond, now I had 2 or 3 seconds to properly bond the puller. It made a huge difference in usability.

    Charles.
  8. DeepBarney

    DeepBarney International Bumbler

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    Ryobi has a glue gun that utilizes their 18v batteries. It's apparently pretty skookum.
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  9. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    I have the 2-heat setting Stanley ($18 from HD) that works great for fixing my model airplanes and general half-ass home repairs.
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  10. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    I bought the HB dent puller yesterday and looking forward to possibly getting the dent out of my VFR tank. Anyone got any specific tutorial videos or tips they want to share?
  11. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    What are the tune up tricks? Mine isn't very smooth in it's operation.
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  12. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    The HF caliper tune up trick that I used was to buy a slightly more expensive General caliper from Lowes...or was it HD...the General unit is remarkably more accurate & repeatable.
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  13. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    i ended up with the Husky from HD after mine fell off my workbench and the screen broke...LOL
  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    I've use the Amazon one a lot lately. Size and shape the puller part to the dent. Dimple dent a small bowl shaped puller. Crease a long narrow puller, etc.
    https://www.amazon.com/YOOHE-Auto-P...570569103&sprefix=dent+puller,aps,957&sr=8-64
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    It takes a little practice, so best to try it on some scrap, but it really does work.
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  15. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Got my locking knife when I bought a box of Gurkha cigars from Thompson... :johntm Nice knife and good stogies.

    My favorite was a $16 Victornox swiss army knife on my key chain with a tooth pick, tweezers, nail file, small knife blade, and scissors. The tooth pick is the most important thing. scissors next. The scissors came in handy when I had to cut zip ties in my wife's craft tent the other weekend. Don't need real trick stuff. This one has a ring for a small key ring that can and is hooked on my car/house/classroom/miscellaneous locks ring.
  16. PineLaneRider

    PineLaneRider Been here awhile

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    Looks like the 5 Drawer Cart is in my future.
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  17. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    daaaaaaaaamn. I'm thinking a blue one for me.

    Charles.
  18. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    The blue cabinets look good IMO.

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  19. Tall Man

    Tall Man Concentrated excellence

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    A well-timed post. I'm trying to decide between the end locker in your photo, and the end cabinet. I've room for just one.
    How shall I proceed here? :hmmmmm
  20. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Also, am I the only one who puts the wheels on so that I can roll it straight out away from the wall? Swivel casters at the front, solid casters at the back? My tool chests live between work benches, and the only time I move them is when I drop something behind one... or am sweeping the garage out.

    Charles.
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