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Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-08-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 7,097
Posted By markl
Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-22-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
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 10-22-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 15,495
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Forum: General Tool Discussion 06-01-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,145
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: 4,116
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: 9,175
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: 4,551
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: 3,495
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: 1,725
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: 3,910
Posted By markl
Forum: General Tool Discussion 06-04-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,588
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: 3,915
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: 1,251
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: 3,627
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: 6,522
Posted By markl
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 01-09-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,769
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: 1,026
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: 2,914
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: 1,701
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: 5,009
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: 6,743
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: 2,007
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: 1,767
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: 6,743
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: 6,045
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...
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