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Old 09-08-2014, 10:31 PM   #441
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4" HF Vise is FAIL. It broke while I was trying to bend weld els.
Damn! I've never seen a vice split like that. Looks like you also lost your thumb.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:30 AM   #442
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Anyone have any experience with the HF generators? "Predator" brand.

Got an email in the mail that have them at a pretty low price right now. Wondering if it would be worth it to try a smaller sized one instead of paying a little more for another brand such as a Honda unit.
They'e ******* loud, but seem to work ok, but they're so ******* loud. Buy the honda if the honda puts out enough power for you (because quiet), otherwise get the contractor grade generax the one thats made mostly in the usa (because beast mode).
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:18 AM   #443
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Harbor Freight aluminum air tanks are a win
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:34 AM   #444
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Never buy the tool sets, always buy the individual tools from there, the individuals dont break as quick for some reason
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Old 11-25-2014, 03:42 PM   #445
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Does anyone have the code for the 2ton shop crane super-coupon? I lost mine, and I need to buy one soon.
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2 ton cherry picker code 82384894 expires 3-6-15 $179.99

This one?
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I love you deezums.
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I frequent this thread here quite often. Love my 2 ton crane!
Harbor Freight Coupon Thread - The Garage Journal Board
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I frequent this thread here quite often. Love my 2 ton crane!
Harbor Freight Coupon Thread - The Garage Journal Board
Another coupon forum with HF stuff

Harbor Freight Coupon Thread 04-02-2009 - Slickdeals.net
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:03 PM   #450
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So, I started working on a wiring harness for my car AND MORE IMPORTANTLY an old mechanical keyboard.

I am in need of a quality soldering iron and some solder sucker (didn't even know this was a thing).

Any good reviews or recommendations of Harbor Freight soldering irons? Or should I look elsewhere?
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:06 PM   #451
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Wife bought me this for christmas years ago and it rocks:

BlackJack SolderWerks BK3000LF 70 Watt Solder Station
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:08 PM   #452
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Theres always the old standby Weller WES51, looks like the price on amazon skyrocketed since I last bought it.
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Theres always the old standby Weller WES51, looks like the price on amazon skyrocketed since I last bought it.
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Still only $93, which is insanely cheap for a good iron:
Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station - Soldering Irons - Amazon.com Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station - Soldering Irons - Amazon.com

I've had the older version of this iron for nearly 20 years now, and it wasn't new when I got it. Still haven't replaced the tip.
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my reciept is saying I paid like $74 when I bought mine last year. Maybe it was a sale.
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The Weller looks like something that will, essentially, last me forever.

I'm a total solder noob. My last iron was cheap-o vatozone special that didn't even have a stand.

What about recommendations for accessories? Solder sucker?
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What about recommendations for accessories? Solder sucker?
No accessories needed. Just keep the sponge moist and in good condition.

For de-soldering, I've tried all kinds of gimmicky tools, but short of a >$1,000 Metcal rework station, nothing beats the oldest de-soldering tool of them all; braid: Desoldering Braid : Soldering Tools & Supplies | RadioShack.com (I keep 3 different widths on the bench, to deal with tasks of differing size.)
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The only thing the weller needs is a brass scrubbie to replace the sponge.
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I used the non-adjustable version (WTCPT) of the Weller above yesterday. Took forever to heat up - okay, it was like 3 minutes; I was in a hurry. Anyway, it did fine for both soldering tasks.

Holy crap, that one is $140 on Amazon. I thought it was cheaper.
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I typically use name brand hand tools (Craftsman, Snap-on, Old Kobalt, Old Husky, Klein, channel lock).. That being said, does anyone have experience with hog ring pliers? Not sure which one to get. I do like HF aluminum lifts though.
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The HF snap ring pliers I used sucked I just buy the size I need from mcmaster when I buy them, its cheap enough.
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