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Forum: General Tool Discussion Yesterday, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By markl
Re: Rust removal considerations for tools with dipped handles

X2 for Evaporust, stuff works great and is reusable and works better than vineger. $8.99 a qt at Harbor Freight.
Forum: General Tool Discussion Yesterday, 02:45 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 5,386
Posted By markl
Forum: General Tool Discussion 06-01-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,347
Posted By markl
Re: Harbor Freight 44" 13 drawer tool chest owners - chime in please

After 8 years of almost daily use I haven't had any issues with mine. Cant speak for the locks since I dont lock mine. I lubed all the slides when I brought it home and its been loaded down ever...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-16-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,810
Posted By markl
Re: Harbor Freight selling American made gas can?

They also sell American made car ramps: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-solid-steel-auto-ramp-set-68365.html#.UyU8xYUXeXY Pretty sturdy ramps, I was surprised to find something American made in...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 03-06-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,703
Posted By markl
Re: DIY Automotive Painting...noob inside!

If you want the videos but dont want to drop that kind of coin on them go here :https://smartflix.com/store/category/59/Painting. You can rent videos on damn near anything technical, kinda like...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-18-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,575
Posted By markl
Re: HF 44 vs. Snapon Classic 60

The HF boxes are excellent for the money and feel better than the others, Home depot, lowes, Craftsman. I have the 44 top & bottom and side which are now full and I am buying another 44 bottom. Buy...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-07-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,849
Posted By markl
Re: HF 44" tool box packing dimensions question

Great choice, mine is 6 years old and I still love it. Im buying another soon, the first is full. It is definitely not light, not gonna be fun unloading out of a van.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 11-30-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,451
Posted By markl
Re: First TIG welds...suggestions?

Make sure your parts to be welded fit up tight.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-22-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,853
Posted By markl
Forum: General Tool Discussion 06-04-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,895
Posted By markl
Re: Recommendation needed: Coffee Maker

Cant beat this one. http://www.bunnathome.com/products/velocity-brew/velocity-brew-gr
Brews a pot pretty quick as the water is already hot in the tank. Keurig with the K-cups is a cute idea but it...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-25-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,094
Posted By markl
Re: What tools do you REALLY need duplicates of?

Wrenches for when you have a jam nut, drill bits for when one breaks, vice grips, C-clamps, multiple die grinders setup with different attachments, angle grinders one with wire wheel, one with cutoff...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-20-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By markl
Re: Did I just buy Chinese Craftsman?

Bought this set about 2 years ago. http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_10155_12602_00945673000P?vName=Hand+Tools&cName=Pliers&sName=Plier+Sets&prdNo=8&blockNo=8&blockType=L8 Didnt see the made in China...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-18-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,380
Posted By markl
Re: Used Roloc discs for the first time

Roloc's are indespensible for metalworking. I have 3 HF angle die grinders each setup with a different roloc disc. The flap wheels are awesome as well. I buy mine on ebay. Have found some awesome...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-09-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,536
Posted By markl
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 01-09-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,041
Posted By markl
Re: My Welding Table

Nice table, I wish I had built mine with wheels to make it easy to move. I paid $25.00 for my top, 3'x5', 3/8" thick found on Craigslist.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-01-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By markl
Re: Links to Harbor Freight Coupons? Any out there?

Sign up on their website to recieve email flyers and mail flyers. usually get coupons quickest that way. The 20% off total purchase was great! 1st time I saw those.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-27-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,200
Posted By markl
Re: Craftsman homeowner series a bust, need recommendation on cheap toolbox

You cant beat the HF setup plus if you use the 20% off coupon on top of the sale price! The quality is better than the craftsman boxes of comparable size and the larger drawers have double bearing...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 05-17-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By markl
Re: Can Aluminum Be Annodized......

Check this site out: http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/ You could possibly anodize the parts your self.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-19-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,854
Posted By markl
Re: My first visit to harbor freight

If your relying on tools to bring in a paycheck I agree with buying the best (snap-on, mac, etc.) but for the limited income average Joe that cant always afford S-O whats wrong with H-F? All of my...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-28-2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,622
Posted By markl
Re: Harbor Freight boxes?

I have never regretted buying my HF boxes. The quality vs price cant be beat! Im going to get another side cabinet for the other side of mine.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-22-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,657
Posted By markl
Re: Rebuild kits for older Craftsman ratchets?

About 10 or so years ago I took a ratchet into sears for replacement and the young girl working (X-mas hire) gave me a rebuild kit and asked if that was ok, I said yes and took it home. Went back a...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-16-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By markl
Re: welder recommendations

Stick with one of the big 3 (Miller, Hobart, Lincoln) they all make grat welders. HF welders are crap. Just go over to the Miller or Hobart forums and ask them guys, real weldor's. You can find used...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-15-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,622
Posted By markl
Re: Harbor Freight boxes?

I have that set with the side cabinet except in red. The only thing I dont care for is the wrinkle finish. I think the quality is fine. The HF boxes are made with slighly thicker metal than my...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 11-18-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,292
Posted By markl
Re: Fine HF tools I am thinking about buying

I bought 2 4 1/2" angle grinders on sale from HF. Both almost 2 yrs old, still going althought my Makita is 15 yrs old and still going strong. Will the HF grinders last that long, I doubt it but time...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-07-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By markl
Re: Griot's T8 light?

Be careful with Griot's stuff. Like Z28 said your paying for the name. Griots rebadges ALOT of the stuff they sell. Look around and I'm sure you'll find the same or similar light much cheaper. Have...
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