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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Harbor freight tools that actually work!

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#1 subarubrat


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 11:30 PM

I thought the HF tools not to expect much from was a great thread, some times they do work though and I thought it would be good to discuss that.


-Soda blaster, I bought one and run it at 110psi instead of 90 and it is magic, I hot tanked an EA81 and then soda blasted off what the hot tank did not remove and it made the aluminum look factory fresh!


-Large compressors, there is a reason they exclude these from most discounts, they are actually pretty good and are often sold under other names for a few hundred more.

#2 Ibreakstuff


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:01 AM

-1 ton lift is decent quality

-1/2" and 3/4" black impact sockets are cheap(er) and durable
-12 ton shop press works great, if bolted down (2nd most dangerous tool in my garage tho, guess who's #1)

#3 somick


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:40 AM

Buy rags from HF.  They work.  Buy tools somewhere else.

#4 sumoco


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:28 PM

+1 on the impact sockets and soda blaster

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