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Old 08-18-2005, 06:56 PM
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Bought a Cutoff & Talk Hf Tool policy

I got myself a HF cutoff tool today 10 bucks (90114), while paying for it the guy was talkin about the 1 year warranty, sweet 10 dollar tool 1 year warranty...That warranty's worth 10 bux alone.....Then he also mentioned if I owned any craftsman ratches and wrenches, I said yep couple big tool boxes full of them and some others..

Anyway he says that HF wrenches and ratches have lifetime warranty on them like craftsmans, bring in a broke hf tool and get a new one typea deal (prolly need a recipt, because those tools look so generic how you gonna prove they are hf)...But, I thought that was pretty cool, but who knows how much you can really put grunt into them without it snapping...Still that beats the hell outta the other cheap tools from say like walmart or wherever.

Used my cutoff on my glasspacks, cut their ends off make it deeper and let that fiberglass fly outta there str8 pipes with a muffler look

Gotta go back tomorrow and get a 10 pack of discs, i shoulda known i would need more when i was there (broke the disc on my pass exaust. after doing the drivers side) How much better are the metal cutting discs compared to the regular cutting discs that look like brake pad material..?
Im gonna get the metal cutting ones, but im just curious.

Its an air hog (17cfm @90) but my comp keeps up with 15 second pauses every 45s. to minute of cutting, well worth the 10 bucks, I was gonna hacksaw it, glad i bought this instead of the other route. Id still be hacking away LOL!!!
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Old 08-18-2005, 10:15 PM
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I have two, one w/ the cut-off disk and one with a carbide burr. Saves time changing tools. And yes, HF lifetime return policy works. I have taken back many broken tools and get a replacement w/ no questions asked. Actually much less hassle than I have gotten from Sears on some Craftsman tools. The grit disks last a long time once you figure out how to use them w/o breaking them. Don't bend or force them, let the grit do the work.
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Old 08-19-2005, 06:35 AM
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I burn through those cut off wheels like no tomorrow. I switched to Nortons, which cost alot more, but they last 10x longer. Never broke a wheel of either brand, though.
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Old 08-19-2005, 04:28 PM
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Just got back from HF again...Gotta let my exaust cool before i start cutting....

Those 10 pack of discs (online they say 9.99) They are on sale for 3 bucks a pack I got 3 packs (added up to 10 bux, so its like 3 for 1) to do me for a couple months. Go grab em while they gottem em on sale

Oh yea the one i broke, i got it stuck in my cut, and i didnt think about the force pulling it out and it cokked and snapped (stupid newbie lol.) This time i know they cant take any wiggling or force so hopefully i wont do that again. I used it cracked (safety glasses on) it worked for the rest of my cut, then wham, it shattered..it was cool.

I think these cutoff tools are only 9 bux because they forgot to package the 5 discs inside the box like the manual says they r supposed come with them....they wernt there...so im thinkin they lowered the price cuz they screwd up...

Anyway 3 bucks a 10 pack of discs on sale...heh i sound like an ad. Im not advertizing just sharing the good deal

Have a good one guys.
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Seems like I am always badmouthing cheap tools but then I just can't pass the Harbor Freight store when ever I am in the area I bought one of those cut off tools and it works great! Now that I look around my garage I see a lot of HF stuff, most of it worth a heck of a lot more than it cost. I find the dewalt cut-off discs seem to last a lot longer than the HF brand but I bought them at Harbor Freight too. Had my HF DA sander for about five years now and I have used it a bunch, if I remember right I got it on sale for $19.95 and when it goes I guess I will stop at HF again
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:23 PM
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HF probably has a better return policy than Lowes does for task force tools which have lifetime warranty. My dad bought me a Task Force 149 peice tool set, recently the 3/8" ratchet broke, went to lowes to get it exchanged, said it was from a diffrent store, and was over 90 days, really, it is not supposeto matter the store even tho they were from another store, just the 2 ditz's working the return counter just didn't feel like doing anything. The 1 girl said the best thing to do was to go to the manufacture, so figuring that I wouldn't get them to do a thing, I just walked out. Went looking on the internet for task force's site, used google, nothing came up. looked on lowes site thinking there might be a link to task forces site, nope. So I will go back to the store they were purchaced from, and try for an exchange for a good rachet, if they say it has to go through the manufacture, I'll tell them, to give me a contact number for task force. HF has some good stuff. Can't beat the price of the compressor air hose, not on sale at the 1 I go to, it's 8 bucks for a 100' roll. I did buy somthing that is junk there tho, it's a 100' air hose reel, it's there cheap 1 that sells for 10 bucks. I loaded it with a 50' roll of 3/8", neatly and evenly and the prongs bent out on 1 of the forks, so it would hit the frame and knock as it unrolled. I bent it back and it seems fine now, hope it stays that way.
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Old 08-21-2005, 08:39 AM
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Your gonna love the cut-off tool I got one and makes work so easy
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I like the straight cut off tools and the angle grinders. I usually buy them at either HF or Northern. Since I use them at work all of the time, I usually have an angle grinder with a cut off wheel, and another with an adaptor for the Roloc disks. Swapping tools in them is too costly, considering the cost of the tool itself. You can catch them on sale for so cheaply, it isn't worth it to have to change tools all of the time, specially when you are working on commision. The tools usually only last me a couple of years, but considering the price, it is worth it. One thing about Northern and also HF is that for a couple of extra bucks, if you want to, you can get an additional warranty on them. At Northern, I will sometimes get the warranty. I have yet to use it, because the tool outlasts the warranty period. Several years ago, I priced one of the angle grinders from Snap-On. It was 4 times the cost of the similar item at Northern. The warranty period was 1/2 of what Northern was. Tools like that are only going to last just so long before the gears strip out. I decided that it was more cost effective to buy them at Northern or HF.
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Old 08-25-2005, 06:56 AM
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HF offers an extra cost warranty too but I don't know what it is. As a hobbyist, my HF tools usually last the better part of a decade so they are obsolete, let alone past any warranty period! And if I run into an infant mortality problem, I have always been able to pitch a fit and eve cry if necessary (luckily haven't had to go much past the preliminary "tearing up" stage yet) and they give me a new one, no questions.
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If you find an item in the catalog or on the net on sale cheaper than what the store has it priced,even a sale price, all you have to do is mention it to them and they will give you the lower price with no fuss at all.
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Old 08-25-2005, 05:33 PM
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Hey guys,

When i oil this sucker up, what would be good to use?....I dont have pneumatic oil. Ive got marvel mystery oil, some 80 or 90w gear lube, various motor oils 5 up to 30w, or mineral oil..thats what i got in the garage....off the top of my head.

Im thinkin either marvel or mineral or mabey a light weight motor oil.....squirted in the inlet

sound about right?
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I just use one of the several squirt cans of 30W I have sitting around. Use it for drilling, power hack saw, air tools, kids bikes, whatever.
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Willys, I bet you are talking about those little red Harbor Freight oil cans, I got a bunch of them and my garage would be at a loss without them
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:16 AM
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Actually I do have one of those but the rest are Heinz 57 of ones I have collected over the years, BHF (Before Harbor Freight).
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Harbor Freight or (HF)
ranks up there
as the best thing since sliced bread
and air tools
for a reasonable price.
It is like the (dollar store) of tools.
like post that was mentioned earlier
count up all your tools and price them elsewere
and the savings are huge.
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