Rate your Harbor Freight Tool Experiences!

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

  1. jb882

    jb882 13HP of fury.

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    Here is what they look like. I get a full 2" of extra height with them installed.
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    Installed under the safety bar.
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  2. kenstone

    kenstone worn out

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    "Mine is a few weeks old"

    Did you check the oil level as they are shipped almost dry to minimize leaks during shipping ??

    I use a length of 2x4 instead of the "safety bar".
    The 2x4 has a "V" notch in the bottom end and the top edge is cut at an angle to wedge behind a cross brace under the table.
    I pump it up, insert the 2x4, and lower the table until it's pinched.
    rock solid
    Here's some blurry pics:
    Bottom end:
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    top end:
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    Overall pic, not easy to see but I have a piece of 1/4x20 all thread thru the 2x4, just above the "V" to prevent splitting:
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    works for me,
    :lol3
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  3. PineLaneRider

    PineLaneRider Long timer

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    What is that yellow "specialty tool" used for?
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  4. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Corn on the cob!:dukegirl
  5. PineLaneRider

    PineLaneRider Long timer

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    Thought it might have another specialty use...
  6. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Baked potatoes? :dunno :lol3
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  7. jb882

    jb882 13HP of fury.

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    Lol. Fell out of the camping gear and I haven’t swept up in a while....
  8. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    That is ingenious! How do I get a set?!?:D
  9. Steve_h

    Steve_h Been here awhile

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    If anyone is interested, the Braun LED shop lights are $18.99 this weekend.
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  10. Coma

    Coma Long timer Supporter

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    Dood.... you forgot nose piercing :super
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  11. Coma

    Coma Long timer Supporter

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    Cut a v notch in a 1” square tube?
  12. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    You probably don’t even need the half circle. Just a flat spacer that is the correct height. Then attach the spacer to the lift.
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  13. DeepBarney

    DeepBarney International Bumbler

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    Thanks, going there now.
  14. SK_in_AB

    SK_in_AB LOOKin to GS

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    I saw a request for feedback on this bike lift from 2013. Search and couldn’t find any further comments. Has anyone got a good or bad view?

    I like the idea I don’t have to roll the bike onto it. But also concerned that I could only work on one side so that a valve clearance adjustment for a boxer would need two load ups. Also on the HF site there’s feedback that the arms flex a lot with heavier bikes like GWings. Don’t know if this would be an issue with my 600# RT and should be ok with the f700.
    Thoughts?

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  15. Solo Moto

    Solo Moto Hands are bruised from breakin’ rocks all day

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    I think this model would offer a good view and be far more comfortable while adjusting boxer clearances.
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    Wait... what was the question?
  16. gmiguy

    gmiguy You rode a what to where?

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    I recently purchased one of the large-sized Apache 3800 cases for work and have done a few trips with it.

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    For my application of shipping specialty tools and instrumentation internationally via checked bag and then keeping them un-broken and un-stolen at an installation site it seems to work every bit as good as a Pelican case. It's not as finely made and I do not have the means to compare the water resistance, but neither of those things matter to me here.

    I was a bit concerned with the single-action latches opening in transit, but resolved this by putting a big (Harbor Freight) hook-and-loop loop around the case. This way the TSA can still get in if the need to, but even if both latches pop open the case should stay closed.

    I would only spring for the equivalent Pelican case if I needed it to be submersible or was transporting equipment far more delicate or valuable than the stuff I am working with.
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  17. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    The Braun magnetic rechargeable light gets a huge pass. $18.99 with coupon this weekend. Feels substantial and well made, powered by a replaceable 18650 cell and charges with a standard microUSB cable.

    The past couple of times I stopped in they were sold out of these.

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  18. Skellington

    Skellington Pro Coffee Drinker

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    Those are great lights, use mine in the garage all the time. Magnet on the bottom is super-strong too. Feels like I should swing it around like a light saber sometimes :evil
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  19. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Go ahead - what happens in the garage stays in the garage! :lol3
  20. Salsa

    Salsa Long timer

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    But then you would not know what happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!