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Old 10-19-2013, 10:02 AM
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25% Harbor freight discount coupon.

I was thumbing thru a few mags at the store last night and came across a 25% discount on one item at Harbor Freight. If you are after a big ticket item this sucker would save you a few bucks. I have never seen anything larger than 20% and even in the magazines sharing the stand with this one, including the R&C I bought they only had 20% yet this RODZ it was 25! So pickup the mag and you will have a big savings on that trailer kit you plan on buying over that at HF.

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Old 10-19-2013, 10:11 AM
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It doesn't look to me like you are checking out the coupon!

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Old 10-19-2013, 10:28 AM
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It doesn't look to me like you are checking out the coupon!

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LOL, I know, when I look at the photo I took it looks like a friggin porno! Geeez

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Old 10-19-2013, 10:33 AM
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LOL, I know, when I look at the photo I took it looks like a friggin porno! Geeez

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Yea, I was thinking, "Thats one good looking set of coupons."

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25% off of 36 double D would that make it a 36 double C or would it be a 27 double D? We need more information Brian...LOL.

It's amazing how they can slip pictures of 2 vehicles in the corner's of the cover and still call it a car magazine...just kidding.

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i am suprised your hand is so steady takin' that picture.
also i wonder what the other shoppers were thinking?
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This has nothing to do with the subject of this post , but a good source of discount coupons and codes is:

Harbor Freight Coupon: Get October 2013 Coupon Code, Sales

Put in the company you are looking at making a purchase from: http://www.retailmenot.com/

I have nothing to do with this site, it was listed on a consumer oriented TV show the other day.

Might be a good one to bookmark for future purchases.

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The only thing worth taking out of H/F is the cash register !!
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:04 PM
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The only thing worth taking out of H/F is the cash register !!
Believe me I have thought that too, but there are a few things worth getting, my little tool box for instance. Let's face it, it's no Fort Knox, it keeps the honest people honest. But it does a great job of keeping your tools organized and in a safe environment it's a keeper.

My staple gun I bought to do my convertible top, it came with a recommendation from someone on here so I got it. It did the job and still going strong.

I am with you though, if you are the guy that is out of the biz and you think the tools there are all as good but cheaper, you are WAY off. A LOT of what is there is junk, out and out junk.

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This has nothing to do with the subject of this post , but a good source of discount coupons and codes is:

Harbor Freight Coupon: Get October 2013 Coupon Code, Sales

Put in the company you are looking at making a purchase from: RetailMeNot: Coupon Codes, Coupons, Promo Codes, Discounts

I have nothing to do with this site, it was listed on a consumer oriented TV show the other day.

Might be a good one to bookmark for future purchases.

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Very cool, thanks!

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If I were earning a living with my tools, I am sure I would consider quality professional tools a sound investment in my business. I have never argued with Shine and others that say the only thing worth carrying out of H-F is the cash register but in fact, I do respectfully dissagree.

I have a 4 1/2 inch grinder with a flapper disk, one with a cut off disk. One with a grinding wheel, and one with a wire brush. I believe I also have one new in the box. I have paid under 20 dollars for each of them which means I have less than 100 dollars in all of them.

I also have 5 die grinders both straight and angle headed and have paid between 8 and 14 dollars for them. I have had most of them for 20 years and they are still going strong but.....If one does fail, I will gladly pitch it in the garbage and go about my business and not think twice about it.

There are certainly items that are not worth bringing home. I remember buying a tail pipe expander that was an absolute joke.

I also bought a double piston straight line sander that had a foot that was not acceptible but a good 3M foot fit it and I have used it successfully for 10 years or so. 29 dollars for the sander and 14 dollars for the foot. It has built several cars at a cost of less than 50 dollars.

Again, I am not suggesting you pros should go buy your tools at H-F but I would rather have my 5 grinders, each ready to go with a different attachment as to own one 200 dollar grinder.

Just my 2 cents worth........

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If I were earning a living with my tools, I am sure I would consider quality professional tools a sound investment in my business. I have never argued with Shine and others that say the only thing worth carrying out of H-F is the cash register but in fact, I do respectfully dissagree.

I have a 4 1/2 inch grinder with a flapper disk, one with a cut off disk. One with a grinding wheel, and one with a wire brush. I believe I also have one new in the box. I have paid under 20 dollars for each of them which means I have less than 100 dollars in all of them.

I also have 5 die grinders both straight and angle headed and have paid between 8 and 14 dollars for them. I have had most of them for 20 years and they are still going strong but.....If one does fail, I will gladly pitch it in the garbage and go about my business and not think twice about it.

There are certainly items that are not worth bringing home. I remember buying a tail pipe expander that was an absolute joke.

I also bought a double piston straight line sander that had a foot that was not acceptible but a good 3M foot fit it and I have used it successfully for 10 years or so. 29 dollars for the sander and 14 dollars for the foot. It has built several cars at a cost of less than 50 dollars.

Again, I am not suggesting you pros should go buy your tools at H-F but I would rather have my 5 grinders, each ready to go with a different attachment as to own one 200 dollar grinder.

Just my 2 cents worth........

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John, yes they were worth the money, but you said in your post that you got them 20 years ago. anything bought 20 years ago was still meant to last. today it is more like 20 days if your lucky!
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John, yes they were worth the money, but you said in your post that you got them 20 years ago. anything bought 20 years ago was still meant to last. today it is more like 20 days if your lucky!
No. they have been bought over the last 20 years but I have bought them recently too. They are always good for a 20 dollar gift at a club Christmas party or such. The same 4 1/2 orange Chicago Electric grinder is still sold today.

Again, I realize there is junk there too. I bought a Drill Master grinder once and it spit its plastic fan blades out of the air vents the first week I had it.

LOL.... It was a cheap 9.95 grinder, I buy the good CE 18.00 ones.

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I have to tell you John, if you are going to put the time you are into your car, please, go buy better tools. Doing a restoration like that is like working full time in a shop, it's a big job. Your body is worth it, you can't believe the difference using a quality tool. John, I don't know what you can and can't afford, but I believe you can afford it from the toys you have. Please buy yourself a few of these tools for Christmas, your body will thank you believe me.

It's like when I did my bathroom remodel, I bought quality tools even if I was only going to use them that one time, I just figured they were part of the cost like buying the new tub, that's how I looked at it. How much are you saving doing the work yourself on your car?

Do I have some HF tools in my box, yep, but they are a back up tool for something I don't use much or don't expect much of.

The difference between the HF and the REAL tool are HUGE. When I was doing this work every day and my quality angle grinder broke after many years service I went a step up and bought the one you see in the photo next to the HF one. Now mind you, the one I was using was bigger than the HF, it WAS a professional tool, MAC or SnapOn (they don't often warrantee some of these airtools for life like most of their tools) and much better than the HF. But I wanted to step it up even more so I bought even a better one off the MAC truck or Matco, or SnapOn, I forget what brand it is. When I bought the one you see in the photo to replace it, OMG I couldn't believe how much better it was! How much faster it cut the welds, it is like night and day!



Same with this die grinder, I use it for roughing out stuff. For quality work or a lot of work I am going to grab the quality one, there is a HUGE difference!



This tool, I splurged on this tool, it was about $280 as I remember and after I had the success I did moving up to the larger regular die grinder I was about 50 years old doing this work every day and I thought I was worth it, boy was I right, it is a MUST HAVE in my opinion. You can pull the ring back and it swivels both forward and back and can get into much more areas than a regular straight one.



There IS a big difference in how these tools work. The HF may "work" and they may last a long time and you get your moneys worth. But honestly, you are working harder, and damn it your body is worth the extra money.

It's like I asked my father one day when he had some old hamburger in the fridge that I questioned why he would eat that when it looked so funky. He said it cost $5 or what ever he said and he isn't going to throw away $5. I asked him, "If you were to wake up in the middle of the night puking and diarrhea how much would you pay to stop it"? He tossed the hamburger in the garbage.

You want to be able to do this stuff for many years to come, buy yourself a few new things for Christmas.

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i am suprised your hand is so steady takin' that picture.
also i wonder what the other shoppers were thinking?
we can only HOPE it's HIS other hand that is holding the camera
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