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    Re: HF tools that don't suck

    Cheap is good.

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    Re: HF tools that don't suck

    My Harbor Freight 6" bench buffer is still going and it's 6 years old. It's used mainly on my silverware artwork and small stainless pieces. Cheap at $25.00 back then.
    Their 1x30 belt sander is holding up so far. That too is 6 years old but had to do some improvising on the belt pulley. Not bad for $22.00.
    Harbor Freight has really increased their prices.


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    a part of the pricing increases at hf are due to import tariffs put in place in the past 4 years!

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    They have also cut way back on their freebies. I guess when times get hard freebies go away and prices go up. The people that really need something still buy it.
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    The freebies were just to get people in the door. Any tool junkie can’t spend less that 30 minutes in that store with out buying something they did not know harbor freight carried.
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    Re: HF tools that don't suck

    Quote Originally Posted by jrporter View Post
    They have also cut way back on their freebies. I guess when times get hard freebies go away and prices go up. The people that really need something still buy it.
    I took real advantage when they had their magnetic strips. Those are handy as is or remove magnets from channel.
    I use single magnets for dry fitting my artwork. Works great in designing instead of tacking.


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    Walked by these in Princess Auto the other day and thought of this thread... still didn't pick any up though. 50 for $12 Cdn. doesn't seem horrible... https://www.princessauto.com/en/50-p...t/PA0008943185
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    Higher prices, changing suppliers, end of coupons, end of freebees. Next thing you see wil be groceries in the stores. Something tells me management has changed.
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    Brauer 1/2" electric impact. 110V, 8.5 amp, 1050 ft lbs breakaway torque. This thing is a Beast for only 90 bucks. Bought mine last year on sale for 80.
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    Re: HF tools that don't suck

    Quote Originally Posted by pidjones View Post
    Brauer 1/2" electric impact. 110V, 8.5 amp, 1050 ft lbs breakaway torque. This thing is a Beast for only 90 bucks. Bought mine last year on sale for 80.

    Good to know!

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    I have one of their little high speed belt sanders I think it's like 3/4 x 8 inch belt or so, I bought it for one little job that I couldn't figure out any other way & it's been good, I did that job and have used it several other times since.
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    Re: HF tools that don't suck

    There great for cleaning pipe or round bar stock. It looks like ground and no rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAVEMANN View Post
    I have one of their little high speed belt sanders I think it's like 3/4 x 8 inch belt or so, I bought it for one little job that I couldn't figure out any other way & it's been good, I did that job and have used it several other times since.

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