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Old 03-09-2016, 07:38 PM   #721
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Dissapointing. May still give it a try though since it seems to be about 10x less than most decent ones. I wish they had an electric version, it seems like their electric tools may be a step up from the pneumatic ones.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:15 PM   #722
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We had an electric nibbler at the PR&E lab when I worked there. Fairly expensive, fairly high-quality. It was fast, but difficult to control with any sort of precision.
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My HF nibbler is still working fine. I've probably used ~2x/year- had it about 10 yrs. For sure best results I've had with my nibbler is using a template/guide to run against when making the cut.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:44 AM   #724
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I just happened to order the 14 gauge 4 amp nibbler today with the intention of making an airbox and manifold heat shield out of some 0.060" aluminum I have on hand. Will report back.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:49 AM   #725
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I have the HF electric shears, and I think they're pretty good.
The replacement blades are fairly expensive, so don't cut any thicker material than they're rated for because they will break.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:56 AM   #726
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I have killed 2 of the mini sawzall's that HF sells. This one specifically. They work amazingly, I am pretty sure I just over do it and kill the motors. Will be picking up another one in a few days, might buy the warranty this time on it.
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:15 AM   #727
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I wanna know the kind of sawzall Fae uses. That ************ must have some power if it butchers everything from radiator mounts to frame rails and coils.
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The full size sawsall I got from them has lasted years so far, including cutting all the sch40 304 stainless for my turbo manifold. More and more bits rattle around loose inside but it keeps on trucking.
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I used the HF full size sawzall for some serious home renovation work. Then my bro in law used it for his renovation. It had a load of abusive hours on it. It did eventually fail- metals gears gave in. But at $20 with a coupon it delivered.
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I used the HF full size sawzall for some serious home renovation work. Then my bro in law used it for his renovation. It had a load of abusive hours on it. It did eventually fail- metals gears gave in. But at $20 with a coupon it delivered.
Man, we live in such a throw away society don't we?
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:11 PM   #731
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The sandpaper sponges pack (8 of them) has proven to be very good quality. If only my hands had held up as well.
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But how did your ***** hold up to them?
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Got a box of the black nitrile 9 mil gloves after tearing through a bunch of the 5 mils. Haven't had one tear yet, seem like pretty good quality so far.
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Man, we live in such a throw away society don't we?
Yes. Even expensive name brand tools dont last forever like your dad's tools so you might as well buy the cheap on that lasts for a few years than the expensive one that lasts for a decade. So what if the HF lasts half as long as the dewalt when its 1/5th the price.
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Yes. Even expensive name brand tools dont last forever like your dad's tools so you might as well buy the cheap on that lasts for a few years than the expensive one that lasts for a decade. So what if the HF lasts half as long as the dewalt when its 1/5th the price.
I beg to differ. Regarding the power tools anyway. Hell even some "name brand" power tools these days are absolute trash. "cough"dewilt"cough" I own HF power tools for home, i like them and they work fine, i'd never take them to work. Gutless, noisy, not ergonomically friendly, made cheaply, and just don't last.

These HF power tools have their place and it's certainly not in an industrial shop.
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Yes. Even expensive name brand tools dont last forever like your dad's tools so you might as well buy the cheap on that lasts for a few years than the expensive one that lasts for a decade. So what if the HF lasts half as long as the dewalt when its 1/5th the price.
That HF sawzall lasted a long time- there were two house renovations in it's life span among many other projects. It was replaced by dewalt only because home depot was open and close by when the HF failed. Over all I've had great service from HF tools. Even the cheap $20 impact guns last me. I think I've had two in 20 yrs. I probably still have 90% of the HF tools I've purchased still in service.

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fwiw- HF easter weekend sale with 25% off and free stuff coupons: http://images.harborfreight.com/hftw...pons042516.pdf
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I have the aluminum jack from the ad and like it. I also have a larger steel one for trucks.
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I just replaced the wheel bearings and races on my pickup, and I realized the majority of the tools I used were from HF. They are all winners.
First off: 20 ton shop press.
I love this thing. I didn't realize how much I needed one until I bought it on a whim one day. It's heavy duty, and I believe I paid $159 with a super coupon (check my sig for every coupon ever). At that price, it's only $20 more than the 12 ton.



2nd up: 10 Piece Bearing Race and Seal Driver Set
I've been using a brass punch until now. Never again.
It's a very nice set, but be sure to grease the threads if you use the driver and not a press.



3rd: Bearing grease packer.
This thing has poor reviews because people are dumb. If you use the grease zerk, it is perfect. If you try to pack manually, you will fail unless you drill out holes in the bottom tray (the holes are already started).



Last but not least: 1/2" drive torque wrench.
I don't work at the lab anymore, so I can't calibrate this, but it's a pretty well-built torque wrench. I have pulled some of these out of the box and they have been loaded, so make sure to check before you buy.
This goes without saying for most of you, but storing a torque wrench loaded is a sure way to ensure it loses accuracy. Also, don't loosen things with a torque wrench, the reverse setting is for left-handed threads.

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