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  1. #276
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    I commented in another thread that:
    Quote Originally Posted by jfh View Post
    I've had the solid black diablo air line for about 3 months now and so far it is fine. The line is not in direct sunlight which I'm going to say is a big factor in the life of HFs hoses.
    Well today I noticed the air line is cracking at the first bend on the air reel. It does still hold pressure. Only aired the line up 3 times to use it and have had it for about 4 months. I don't keep pressure in the line and it's not in the weather or sunlight so I guess it is made of cheap rubber. Not worth having.

  2. #277
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    I've got a HF hose real (air), orange hose. Less than a year old and the hose is starting to crack.
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  3. #278

    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    Bauer 18V angle grinder - takes forever to spin up, then runs for about 2 minutes and randomly turns off. Give it a few seconds to cool down and it'll do it again. For about the same money on sale, I bought a dewalt brushless and OMG what a difference.

    I've never had trouble with my HF deadblow, except when I tried to use it in the middle of winter and knocked a chuck out of it. It still works fine though.

  4. #279
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    Diablo black air hose, cracked everywhere in a couple of months in constant shade but outside. centering punches - tips are not hardened AT ALL (re sharpen using drill press or hand drill and sander). small red oil canister/pump - leaks a ton (solder it before you fill it with oil, they've since changed design i believe)

  5. #280
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBlues View Post
    Diablo black air hose, cracked everywhere in a couple of months in constant shade but outside.
    Aww crap. I just bought one of these. Lol


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  6. #281
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    Quote Originally Posted by txpitdog View Post
    Aww crap. I just bought one of these. Lol


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    The diablo didn't leak but did have a couple of bulges starting, it saw very very little use. I changed over to a husky polyurethane hose and have been really happy with it, though used often i'm not a heavy compressor user. polyurethane is what almost everyone in the housing construction industry uses, from framers to staplers putting up corner-bead. It's light, very slippery for going around corners, easy and cheap to repair, does not get stiff in cold, and is cheap ($15 for 50 ft). Stretch each section a bit by hand to take out the memory when first purchased. i like the visibility of the light colors and use mine on a retractable reel.

  7. #282
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBlues View Post
    The diablo didn't leak but did have a couple of bulges starting, it saw very very little use. I changed over to a husky polyurethane hose and have been really happy with it, though used often i'm not a heavy compressor user. polyurethane is what almost everyone in the housing construction industry uses, from framers to staplers putting up corner-bead. It's light, very slippery for going around corners, easy and cheap to repair, does not get stiff in cold, and is cheap ($15 for 50 ft). Stretch each section a bit by hand to take out the memory when first purchased. i like the visibility of the light colors and use mine on a retractable reel.
    Mine is going to spend its life on a reel in my garage. I hope that it lasts for such a difficult demand as being stationary LOL.


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  8. #283
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    This one of HF's bench vises.It had a serious issue with staying locked on the rotating base.Where the arrow is pointing the surface is sloped up towards the inside of the base so that a small amount of surface contacts the vise.The pic doesn't show it too well.Next pic ground down to horizontal.Added a 1/2" hex bolt to those cheapo locking screws.This tool still sucks IMO but just not as much.
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  9. #284
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    ... "Some assembly required" ...

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  10. #285
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggatoo View Post
    This one of HF's bench vises.It had a serious issue with staying locked on the rotating base.Where the arrow is pointing the surface is sloped up towards the inside of the base so that a small amount of surface contacts the vise.The pic doesn't show it too well.Next pic ground down to horizontal.Added a 1/2" hex bolt to those cheapo locking screws.This tool still sucks IMO but just not as much.
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    Nice fix Taggatoo,

    Seems like most of the import swivel base vices suck at locking!!! I did something similar to one of the 50 pounders... ground the base ring flat then went to work on the locking bolts but instead of welding nuts on the existing locking bolts I replaced them with grade 5 fine thread - welded the top parts back on and helicoiled the base to match... locks way easier and tighter than before

  11. #286
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    Quote Originally Posted by txpitdog View Post
    Aww crap. I just bought one of these. Lol


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    Son purchased me a 100' length of the 3/8" and 100' of the 1/2" "Diablo" air hose(s). The 1/2" is red in color, the 3/8" is black. Neither coil has ever been taken out of the package, nor connected and they sit on the floor next to my roller cabinet. After seeing this post I got a look at them yesterday. The black one is starting to crack and the red appears fine. Again, neither of these have been taken out of their packaging so I think both will go back.

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  12. #287
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    I believe WILTON is one of the last AMERICAN made vises . But are top notch quality ! If the funds are not a problem .

  13. #288
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    Re: HF Tools That Suck

    Quote Originally Posted by txpitdog View Post
    Aww crap. I just bought one of these. Lol


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    The Diablo 1/2" air hose has lasted for me. In the shade, but outside. No cracks that I can see with normal use. One thing that I did to my 2nd 1/2" hose, was wrap the whole thing in electrical tape, then used 3/4" expandable sleeving over it. This should keep the cracks at bay by eliminating exposure to sunlight/UV, and the plastic expandable sleeve will give a little of abrasion resistance to the electrical tape.
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