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Old 01-04-2019, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by skylinecalvin View Post
This isn't harbor freight but any of you guys have experience on these hydraulic hose crimper?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Heavy-Duty-...dQO:rk:10:pf:0

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-71500-H...S!-1:rk:1:pf:0
i have the first one. i've only used it for air hoses... don't know if i'd trust it for hydraulic hoses but for 175psi air hoses it's been fine.
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:28 PM
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I'd hope to use it for air hoses for tools and possibly power steering/ac lines.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by curly View Post
Oh leave the nut on! It makes a startling pop, and the tool falls to the floor, but no need for gloves and such.
Can't stress this enough. Was in a rush this weekend removing one of the arms while cleaning up a coilover install and use the separator to pop the arm out to replace the FUCA balljoint boot. Popped the arm out, but ended up trashing the threads on the arm (the separator arm thingy hooked the threads and smashed them all the way up) and couldn't find a tap/die set in the right size locally. Ended up having to order an arm from treasurecoast because I'm an idiot. Don't be like me.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:27 AM
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Anyone have any experience with the harbor freight 1 ton foldable shop crane (engine hoist)?
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:31 AM
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No, but I have the bigger one.
They they are both really well-built, but the larger one will allow you to pull an engine from a Miata without having to remove the front bumper cover.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:40 AM
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:50 AM
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Cool, thanks for the heads up and info!
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:17 PM
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Has anyone tried the hanging LED 4ft shop lights? Half my garage is lit by just the two bulbs in the garage door opener, and they sure seem like they'd fit the bill nicely.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Supe View Post
Has anyone tried the hanging LED 4ft shop lights? Half my garage is lit by just the two bulbs in the garage door opener, and they sure seem like they'd fit the bill nicely.
Have
these these
in both mine and my dad's garages. Great lights with lots of output.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by LukeG View Post
Cool, thanks for the heads up and info!
FYI> One thing to remember (with any of HF's hydraulic tools) is that you need to make sure the fluid level is full and then bleed the system. Can't trust them the way them come across the pond. Most returns on them are attributable to those two simple tasks being overlooked.
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Originally Posted by LukeG View Post
Anyone have any experience with the harbor freight 1 ton foldable shop crane (engine hoist)?

Buy the 2 ton one.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by zellers88 View Post
Have these in both mine and my dad's garages. Great lights with lots of output.
Thanks! I like that those can be daisy-chained.
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Originally Posted by Supe View Post
Thanks! I like that those can be daisy-chained.
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I bought those I think but they came as a 4 pack. I just cut the plug off of them and hard wired it to a box so they work like real lights. Watch out. You'll put 6 of those bad boys in a 24x24 and you'll feel like you're inside of the sun for a while then you'll realize you cant quite work under the car without a shot light all the time and want to put a few more in.
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Anything is better than the current lighting situation. I feel like I'm working on the car in Buffalo Bill's basement ditch.
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