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Old 09-03-2005, 02:09 PM
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Yep. I have collected a set of tools in the last 20 years that I just dreamed about for the first 30 years thanx to HF. Again, if I made my living with them, by all means I would be buying the 'best' but for my hobby use, long live HF!!

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Willys, Have you tried the HF 1/2" impact wrench they call Earthquake? A buddy of mine just bought one of those things and it is a brute, it has a bunch more torque than my Snap-on and in fact is one of the strongest 1/2" impact wrenches I have ever used. At around $80 on sale(it almost always is) it is a bit pricey for an HF brand but it looks like it is better built than most cheapo air tools. I am going to get one the next time I go by the store and with what I use my impacts for I will know real soon how well it will hold up.
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No, haven't heard of it. Will check it out since my HF 1/2" impact wrench is 10 or so years old and getting worn out. Lost its check ball so sockets fall off.
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I've also heard that the earthquake impact wrench is decent for the money. I don't know if it's lucky or not (I think it's lucky), but there is a Harbor Frieght on ride home every day. I probably stop at least once a week! Today I saw that it is on sale currently for $80. Hmmm...I just purchased a compressor and am starting to collect tools. I may have to pick one up. I'm about to run 220V service to my garage..until then, the tools sure do LOOK nice!!!

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While at HF yesterday, I saw that they will be having a sidewalk sale at their stores on Oct. 1 and 2. Some things advertised are a 4 1/2" angle grinder for $8.99, hole saw set $2, 6" industrial vise $35, ATV/Motorcycle jack $43, 800lb tranny jack $90, 1/4" air ratchet $16. Heck...can't go wrong for some of those prices. If it breaks in less than a year....get another. Otherwise, just buy another!!! Another steal they have right now is their 3-pack of small brass/steel/nylon brushes.. 50cents. It's always nice to have those when cleaning parts.

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You gotta' be careful buying the HF hole saws. Usually the cheap ones are carbon steel and good only for wood, sheet rock etc. If you are wanting to use them on sheet metal you need to use bi-metal hole saws. I bought one of the Drill Master angle grinders, the ones that look like they have cooling fins on the nose piece, the really cheap grinders and it lasted about a month before stripping gears. The orange ones with the smooth nose case are much better grinders, about double the price but worth it.
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Was just browsing in Home Depot today and notice the Royobi/ Dewalt/ etc. name brand 18V cordless drills are anywhere from $199 to $275. THe HF really nice one with trickle charger and easy chuck is $49. And I can testify they will torque with the best of them and last at least 5 years of hard abuse. And when the gear train finally breaks, a replacement train and motor module is $17 - brand new for another 5 years. Have seen th HF hole saws for years and never bought any 'cause that is likely a crappy tool.
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ya cant beat HF, its one of my favorite tool stores
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