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Old 10-21-2013, 01:44 AM   #5501
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1/4" Heavy Duty Composite Ratchet
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Now when I need a 1/4" ratchet, I reach past my Craftsman USA-made Danaher to this thing, which just seems silly to me.
I've got one in 3/8" of the wilmar variety (I think all of these are rebrands from the same taiwanese factory(ies) with different colors). Ridiculously good ratchets. I'm too lazy to go pick up a 1/2" at harbor freight though I want to eventually. So comfortable.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:01 AM   #5502
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The $69.99 5 speed drill press?


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The one I bought 10 years ago has been fine for occasional home use.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:47 PM   #5503
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38846 3 Ton Heavy Duty Jack Stands, Sale: $21.99


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Old 10-21-2013, 10:40 PM   #5504
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Well so far the 4-1/2" Angle Grinder (Drill Master) is a FAIL. After using it 3 times (total) it just stopped working. Im gonna replace it & see how the replacement holds up.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:54 PM   #5505
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This is pretty old but I'm going back through every post in this thread from day one! I got a set of these wire strippers, and they are a major PASS for me. Best strippers I've ever used. Now I'm not an electrician but am doing some wiring work in my shop. These are a great deal. As always, check the quality of the exact one you are planning to buy in the store. - Paul
Yes, they work as good as my truck brand strippers. Just saying. The best wire stripper/electrician that I ever saw used a razor blade to strip wires. The tool that you bought works as good as the expensive ones.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:03 PM   #5506
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Central-Forge - item#67040

Failed while tightening with one hand! This has probably been said before
Wow, methinks it's broken
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:46 PM   #5507
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Well so far the 4-1/2" Angle Grinder (Drill Master) is a FAIL. After using it 3 times (total) it just stopped working. Im gonna replace it & see how the replacement holds up.
As I recall, the 4 1/2" in the past has usually been crap. The 4", on the other hand, gets good reviews most everywhere (including from me).
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:30 AM   #5508
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This is pretty old but I'm going back through every post in this thread from day one! I got a set of these wire strippers, and they are a major PASS for me. Best strippers I've ever used. Now I'm not an electrician but am doing some wiring work in my shop. These are a great deal. As always, check the quality of the exact one you are planning to buy in the store. - Paul
Yep, they work well for my home shop use. $3.99 right now.

http://www.harborfreight.com/7-inch-...ter-98410.html
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:47 AM   #5509
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Well so far the 4-1/2" Angle Grinder (Drill Master) is a FAIL. After using it 3 times (total) it just stopped working. Im gonna replace it & see how the replacement holds up.
I've been working on a large masonry project for the last 8 months...I've probably gone through seven grinders in that time frame...The newer models have that crappy switch on it, not like the older models...I just keep exchanging them out, but its getting old...
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:49 AM   #5510
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As I recall, the 4 1/2" in the past has usually been crap. The 4", on the other hand, gets good reviews most everywhere (including from me).
If the switch is on the side, it is garbage...If it's on top (when using it), it's a keeper..
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #5511
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As I recall, the 4 1/2" in the past has usually been crap. The 4", on the other hand, gets good reviews most everywhere (including from me).

So iv read. Good to know. I'll replace it with the 4" Angle Ginder instead.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:53 AM   #5512
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So iv read. Good to know. I'll replace it with the 4" Angle Ginder instead.
Make sure you set item #91222 and not #60373....
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:54 AM   #5513
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Default 500 lb. capacity deluxe steel cargo carrier

Been looking for one of these at a good deal for a year or more. Finally got this one (item # 66983) on sale for $39.99. Easy to put together, seems very well built and designed. I've put a lot of weigh on it so far and it didn't even flex. I give it a pass.

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:50 AM   #5514
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#66771 - 600 lb. Capacity 78 in. Tag-Along Trailer with Wheels and Tires

Does anyone have feedback on this? I searched the net and seems to have some good reviews.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:59 AM   #5515
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Make sure you set item #91222 and not #60373....
Whoops! Just dug mine out. Apparently, I do have a 4 1/2. Number 91223, switch on the top. Very worthwhile machine. Been using DeWalt wheels with it. I wonder if he bought 69645...?

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #5516
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Whoops! Just dug mine out. Apparently, I do have a 4 1/2. Number 91223, switch on the top. Very worthwhile machine. Been using DeWalt wheels with it. I wonder if he bought 69645...?
...and if you go looking for one, DIG! I just grabbed one. all the stock was side button. I dug them all out and found a top button in the back of the pile.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:47 PM   #5517
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Any thoughts/experience with the 16-Speed Heavy Duty Bench Drill Press?



http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-d...ess-38142.html


With a 25% Discount coupon, it would/should come to about $187.50
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:51 PM   #5518
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Hose clamp assortment, FAIL. They don't screw tight, instead they just collapse upon themselves, bend, and could possibly puncture whatever you're tightening them around.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:51 PM   #5519
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I don't know the right term for this. There is rubber C-channel shaped stuff you can buy and cut to fit. putting that between the hose clamp and what you're clamping improves their grip and reduces their ability to dig into the hose. I have had some success with that and HF clamps.

On their own, they're hit or miss. Mostly miss. but with this stuff they work pretty well for several non-automotive things I've tried and a few water lines in my sentra.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:16 PM   #5520
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I bought the dry wall lift to hang OSB on my shop ceiling by myself and I am going to have to say its a huge pass. Great tool and works like a champ. Bought it for just under 150 after coupons and see them sell on craigs list for 150.00. So I'm going to list if for 150 when done and take anything over 100.00 cheaper than renting one for a week and I could take my sweet time with it.
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