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Old 10-23-2013, 07:41 PM   #341
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HF box of three dozen 2" chip brushes for doing fiberglass work. Major win!
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #342
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #343
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cannot be used on air compressors
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #344
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cannot be used on air compressors
They never can be. I really want the 29gal 150psi one they have for like $360 but I dont want to pay that much. Mainly because lowes used to sell the same compressor and it went on close out for $120 at one point.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:43 PM   #345
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Guess I'll keep waiting for black friday or something.
I'm kinda tempted by their 2hp 20gal one for 180 tho
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #346
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Guess I'll keep waiting for black friday or something.
I'm kinda tempted by their 2hp 20gal one for 180 tho
This one?

I dont think it flows enough to keep up with everything for a garage, it also has bad rating. This one, is the one.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:02 PM   #347
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did you read the reviews? actually not bad at all.
and for the price, I can't think of anything that would be better. yeah the one you linked is better of course, but at 2x the cost.

this would be for my garage, not the shop. at the shop we have a proper compressor lol.
I think for impact/air gun, inflating tires, and your average dremmel or whatever this would be pretty sweet. Am I wrong?

what did you mean by "everything?
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It only has 3 stars instead of 4.5. The small one flows 4.5 cfm @ 90psi, the larger one flow 5.7cfm. The larger one will actually be able to recover while you're painting or using the die grinder, where as the smaller one will barely be able to keep up with the tool and will never cycle off. I cant find the duty cycle for either one, but the larger one should be higher DC and the larger one has a way better motor. Checking and changing the oil on the bigger one also looks to be a lot easier.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:09 PM   #349
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Got sick of the weak cheapa$$ led work lights and picked up this
60 SMD Li rechargeable work light 60 SMD Li rechargeable work light
up at newegg for $30. Have seen them on eBay for $40ish. Does not disappoint. Gives about 6 hours of continuous ON time and will run off the AC charger.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Capri-Tools-...-/261172595543
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:01 AM   #350
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Why not look on craigslist for compressors? I bought a nice cambell hausfeld 60gal from an old man for $150. Harbor freight is great if you gotta buy new, but compressors are everywhere!
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Harbor Freight Foldable Trailer... Best $300 I've spent in years! I use it ALL THE TIME!



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Just don't leave it outside, or it will fade to pink in less than a year.
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Just don't leave it outside, or it will fade to pink in less than a year.
Good looking out. Yes, it resides in the garage
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This FTW: Wet / Dry Turbo Diamond Blade for Masonry

That sucker cut through all the capstones to make my fire pit like there was nothing there at all. The regular masonry cutting discs would barely make it through two stones.
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This FTW: Wet / Dry Turbo Diamond Blade for Masonry

That sucker cut through all the capstones to make my fire pit like there was nothing there at all. The regular masonry cutting discs would barely make it through two stones.
Their cut-off wheels in general are quite nice. They'll snip through exhaust hangers, diamond plate, whatever. $6 for 10? Yes, please.




#2 x 4" Phillips Screwdriver

5/5 Huge win.


Great ergonomics, and strong tips. Daily use in a shop? Yup, and they do great. Snap-on screw drivers have an ability for even a "too-large" tipped screw-driver to remove smaller fasteners. While the range of the HF isn't quite as high, it's still impressive. Everyone in the shop has a few now.







32-1/4" Jumbo Pry Bar

4.5/5 High levels of win


Finally, after 2 years of daily shop abuse, my co-worker Eric was able to bow the jumbo pry bar. Lifetime warranty, whatever, I'll exchange it. It's a beast, and the thinner body allows it to fit between things the Snap-on/Matco bars can't.
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Tool Cart, Five Drawer, 700 lbs. Capacity

4.5/5


Eric also bought himself one of these, on my recommendation. The first one we got back to the shop had a damaged lid, so I deducted 0.5. Technically, it's our fault, as you ALWAYS inspect/unpack harbor freight stuff. We exchanged it no problem. The same storage from the tool trucks, is $900-$1200. He paid $190 (on sale). Very solidly built.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #357
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20 Amp Automotive Fuse Circuit Tester

4.5/5



Great for testing electrical systems where fuses are constantly blowing, or someone has monkeyed around with the wiring. You know exactly how much amperage you're seeing. I deducted 0.5 because it runs off a weird sized battery. Not so weird that walmart doesn't carry them, I just have to walk to the battery aisle, and can't get them at the display by the register.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #358
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Mechanic's Stethoscope

5/5 (1 year update)



Still winning on a regular basis. Co-workers may laugh, you kinda look like a douche. However; you can HEAR a wheel bearing through the hub, grinding away. Does your car sound like a jet taking off as you go faster? No more misdiagnosis because the sound echoed through the axles, with this you know.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:06 PM   #359
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Mechanic's Stethoscope

5/5 (1 year update)

Still winning on a regular basis. Co-workers may laugh, you kinda look like a douche. However; you can HEAR a wheel bearing through the hub, grinding away. Does your car sound like a jet taking off as you go faster? No more misdiagnosis because the sound echoed through the axles, with this you know.
Don't worry what others think. Those are very useful tools. They will keep you from spending bad money on replacing good parts for no good reason.
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5/5. Just removed tiles from my concrete patio that were set in the concrete. I wish I bought this years ago.

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