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Old 07-22-2013, 09:28 PM
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not harbor freight:



chinese carbon cleavers for 8 bucks.

the wok shop: carbon steel cleaver

I have the 8x3.5" blade. They seem to only sell them in stainless now for some reason, but it's solid and holds an edge like a sumbitch. if you rest it on a ripe tomato and pull the blade toward you, it will zip right through the whole thing. VERY good blade control. it is my go to chopping blade. I reach for it over my shun classics.
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They should have named their **** "The wok chop."
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Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
They should have named their **** "The wok chop."
well they sell woks. and it's a shop. so...
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Originally Posted by Leafy View Post
We should start a thread dedicated to these ******* gloves. I can never find ones that work. I just go bare back and then use GOOP to clean off, unless I'm rebuilding a diff or something like that.
Not sure if you care, but the powder is what causes the eventual allergy to latex. Get the powder-free if available.

CDC.gov:

Why are powder-free gloves recommended?

Proteins responsible for latex allergies are attached to glove powder. When powdered gloves are worn, more latex protein reaches the skin. Also, when gloves are put on or removed, particles of latex protein powder become aerosolized and can be inhaled, contacting mucous membranes. As a result, allergic dental health care personnel and patients can experience symptoms related to cutaneous, respiratory, and conjunctival exposure. Dental health care personnel can become sensitized to latex proteins after repeated exposure. Work areas where only powder-free, low-allergen (i.e. reduced-protein) gloves are used show low or undetectable amounts of allergy-causing proteins
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FAIL



Edit*

I use a Jackson w60 truesight lens at work, with a jackson mask. I love it, it's seriously the best $350 i ever spent. If you're going to buy a welding lens, don't skimp out, it's your eyes and they're the only ones you've got.

That harbor freight pile of absolute **** right there should be prohibited from being sold. It just flashed 4 or 5 times in a row before i fiddled with it and it flashed me a few more times. I then proceeded to throw it on the ground smashing it into a million pieces. I bought it because i was tired of bringing my good one from work to home, back and forth back and forth. Plus the other guy at work has a HF mask, i have no idea how he's not blind by now. It's been 10 minutes and i'm still seeing the flash.
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My HF welding mask has worked flawlessly so far, out of the box with no adjustments other than the headband.

Of course, I *did* get the one with blue flame stickers on the side when it was on sale. Stickars make all the difference.
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Originally Posted by Erat View Post
FAIL



Edit*

I use a Jackson w60 truesight lens at work, with a jackson mask. I love it, it's seriously the best $350 i ever spent. If you're going to buy a welding lens, don't skimp out, it's your eyes and they're the only ones you've got.

That harbor freight pile of absolute **** right there should be prohibited from being sold. It just flashed 4 or 5 times in a row before i fiddled with it and it flashed me a few more times. I then proceeded to throw it on the ground smashing it into a million pieces. I bought it because i was tired of bringing my good one from work to home, back and forth back and forth. Plus the other guy at work has a HF mask, i have no idea how he's not blind by now. It's been 10 minutes and i'm still seeing the flash.
Yup, baller welding helmets are completely worth it, I love my lincoln helmet, its SOOOOO light and the viewing area is massive.
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I have been using a HF mask since last November with no issues TIG welding. I know TurboTim also uses one with no issue. I would love to have a bigger viewing area, but for the amount of welding I do I cannot justify the cost of a better helmet.
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Metric 3/8 swivel sockets.

Full of WIN

I never used them with an impact yet but I've take alot of hard to reach bolts with them. They work great for those stubborn oem rusted downpipe bolts.

http://www.harborfreight.com/piece-d...set-67911.html


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Originally Posted by shuiend View Post
I have been using a HF mask since last November with no issues TIG welding. I know TurboTim also uses one with no issue. I would love to have a bigger viewing area, but for the amount of welding I do I cannot justify the cost of a better helmet.
Yeah, I have used 4 of that there helmet in the picture, 2 at my house over the years, 2 at my dad's shop. The originals were changed because one started to lag, turn to dark too slowly, and the other got something heavy dropped onto it.

The 'baller' mask at work is absolute garbage. So
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WIN
3/16" Air Hydraulic Riveter
3/16" Air Hydraulic Riveter

I bought this waaaay back when Harbor Freight was west-coast-only and it still works like new. The real joy is popping rivets with one hand. It frees up the other for positioning parts, rivets, etc.

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13 piece Titanium Nitride Coated Drill Bits - 4/5




Not sure what "Titanium Nitride" is, but it seems alright. I have broken one, drilling out an endlink, but I think I was pressing too hard. Have used several times since, great for home-improvements and light metal work.



4 Piece 3/8" Drive Impact Extension Set - 5/5




A repost, yes; but these are great. They hold up to my 3/8 drive snap-on impact, and have been hammered on and seriously abused. The tiny one is great, why doesn't everyone sell this size?




Medium Barrel Air Hammer with Chisel - 5/5




This bitch is serious. Used it yesterday to replace a set of original tie-rods on a triumph. It's taken out hubs, and while not as good as a matco long-barrel, it has a good kick to it. The compact size, is great. A long-barrel isn't any good if you can't get it at the work.



Pneumatic Adjustable Roller Seat - 4/5




Love it. During a series race down the hill behind my shop, it consistently beat the snap-on stool by 25 feet. Nuf said.


I lowered a rack on the original, crushing it (the base bent, not the shaft), and bought a new one. It stretched a thread on one of the casters, and a quick tack weld took it back to work. Why stand when you can sit?
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3-in-1 Jump Starter and Power Supply - 5/5



Started an MG TD, and a 6.0L chevy v8. Has a female cigarette port, to be used as a power saver during battery changes. I don't think HF sells one though. It gets used daily, and has a charge light, but I generally just keep it plugged in 24/7. The light is very bright, great for power outages. It is heavy though.



3/8" Heavy Duty Composite Ratchet - 5/5




Great feel, actually has 72 teeth. The angle of the neck is great for alternator bracket bolts.



Slim-Line Fluorescent Work Light - 5/5



Not sure how I worked without it. Very bright, and has a super long cord. I've even used the built in plug to power a MIG welder. It's been dropped many times, and still keeps kicking. The best part is the magnets on the back, so you can stick it to the inside of a fender, while you work.

The bulb appears to be replaceable too.
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I completely agree, i friggin love that light. ^


So far this is a win.


Cuts mild steel like butter, and cuts schedule 40 stainless pipe pretty easily too.

Win:


Not much to say other than they work.

Fail:


Probably good for wood... Or plastic. That's about it.

Win/fail: 2/5


It did good drilling some stainless pipe until it got to about the 3/4th mark. Then it just turned to mush.


Anyone have either of these?
5 Speed Bench Drill Press
Tubing Notcher & Pipe Notcher
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I have the drill press: 5 Speed Bench Drill Press

Not much too say other than it works fine. Wish it had a bit more height though sometimes.

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Impact screwdriver set: Only thing I found that could get the stubborn screws out of the door alignment bracket.
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Originally Posted by Midtenn View Post
Impact screwdriver set: Only thing I found that could get the stubborn screws out of the door alignment bracket.
LOL, not this kit but my Craftsman one, I used the #3 phillips bit and adapter in my standard impact wrench when beating on the hand impact wouldn't budge the door screws in the SAAB. Only the Swedes would mount a door with screws instead of bolts.
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I have dat feel that I'll need something like this to remove my strikers and latches...
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Originally Posted by Erat View Post
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Probably good for wood... Or plastic. That's about it.

Umm... those are made for wood and some plastics.
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