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Old Fool 06-11-2011 07:09 PM

HARBOR FREIGHT tool cart
 
My parents insisted they buy me this cart for my birthday. We have not done the birthday or Xmas gifts for many years, so this took me quite by surprise !

U.S. General 95272

Assembly went well, everything lined up perfect.
It appears to be well built for a Chinese product, time will tell if it truly is.

It is going to be handy to hold "tools at hand" when working out on the driveway or in the shop in the back. My roll around chest is to big of a pain to move to the work.

I mounted the can tray on the right hand side up high instead of low and left as shown. To me it looks like a more convenient place then down by a persons knees.



http://www.harborfreight.com/media/c...image_5591.jpg

JohnnyK81 06-11-2011 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Fool
It appears to be well built for a Chinese product, time will tell if it truly is.

I think they seem to be getting better at it.

From what I've seen browsing at the store (And my compressor) US general brand seems to be somewhat decent.

retromotors 06-12-2011 08:56 AM

I've got the identical cart, and I'm quite impressed with it. Good deal at the price!

FmrStrtracer 06-12-2011 08:44 PM

My only suggestion would be to loctite all the bolts and screws. Mine loosen'd up twice with use. A little drop of none permanent Loctite did the trick.

SuthnCustoms 06-13-2011 12:37 AM

My brother got the same cart but in black for Xmas from my parents and his GF,,he uses it just for haulin tools around in his garage to keep it all close by the project instead of walkin back n forth to his Snap-On box...pretty impressive for HF and the price

49T&C 06-16-2011 01:36 PM

I got the cheaper 4-drawer cart for $89. and I like it as well. It is so much better to move your tools to the job rather than walking back & forth from the job to the big box. You will appreciate it when you use it a few times

Both yours (the HF-13 drawer and the smaller 4-drawer) are the nuts.

It may not be Snappy, but they are really handy. You can also get a magnetic spray-can-holder (PB Blaster & Carb cleaner)/screwdriver holder pretty cheaply - and its red wrinkle finish like your box. Next time at HF, look at their newer socket organizers. Red for SAE, Blue for Metric.

49T&C

Old Fool 06-19-2011 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 49T&C
I got the cheaper 4-drawer cart for $89. and I like it as well. It is so much better to move your tools to the job rather than walking back & forth from the job to the big box. You will appreciate it when you use it a few times

Both yours (the HF-13 drawer and the smaller 4-drawer) are the nuts.

It may not be Snappy, but they are really handy. You can also get a magnetic spray-can-holder (PB Blaster & Carb cleaner)/screwdriver holder pretty cheaply - and its red wrinkle finish like your box. Next time at HF, look at their newer socket organizers. Red for SAE, Blue for Metric.

49T&C

I have been googling a bit for organizers and so far the ones at HF are in 1st place.

any link to the magnetic holder you mentioned?
Thanks.

OneSpeed 06-19-2011 09:04 AM

I bet it Holds Lots of Chop Sticks really well! :evil:

American Made means:
Hand Made with American Manpower and Wrenches :thumbup:

Not RICE BURNERS and CHOPSTICKS!!!! :nono:

Old Fool 06-19-2011 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OneSpeed
I bet it Holds Lots of Chop Sticks really well! :evil:

American Made means:
Hand Made with American Manpower and Wrenches :thumbup:

Not RICE BURNERS and CHOPSTICKS!!!! :nono:

Who said it was made in the US?
and fyi, a label saying made in USA does NOT mean it had to be made in the US of A

Ever wear any of these flag waving brands?
19 companies manufactured garments on Saipan. In addition to many foreign-owned and run companies, many well-known U.S. brands also operated garment factories in Saipan for much of the last three decades. Brands included Gap (as of 2000 operating six[13] factories there), Levi Strauss,[14] Phillips-Van Heusen,[15] Abercrombie & Fitch,[16] L'Oreal subsidiary Ralph Lauren (Polo),[17] Lord & Taylor,[18] Tommy Hilfiger, and Walmart.[19]
All these brands were legally labelled made in USA.

source :wikipedia

OneSpeed 06-19-2011 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Fool
Who said it was made in the US?
and fyi, a label saying made in USA does NOT mean it had to be made in the US of A

Ever wear any of these flag waving brands?
19 companies manufactured garments on Saipan. In addition to many foreign-owned and run companies, many well-known U.S. brands also operated garment factories in Saipan for much of the last three decades. Brands included Gap (as of 2000 operating six[13] factories there), Levi Strauss,[14] Phillips-Van Heusen,[15] Abercrombie & Fitch,[16] L'Oreal subsidiary Ralph Lauren (Polo),[17] Lord & Taylor,[18] Tommy Hilfiger, and Walmart.[19]
All these brands were legally labelled made in USA.

source :wikipedia


I have used some things from "Harbor Freight"... with minimal success(reliability)...

It was meant as a joke.....about harbor freight products
Not a personal attack....
:D

Im sure it works just fine...

49T&C 06-19-2011 03:57 PM

I do not make my living with my tools. If I did, I'd probably be in debt to Snap-On like so many others.

The way I looked at the tool cart is 1) I could spend 400-800 for Mac/Matco/Snappy cart, or 2) I could spend $89 on the tool cart and the rest of my $$ on my projects. The little HF cart moves tools from A to B - just like those other badges.

49T&C

Old Fool 06-20-2011 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OneSpeed
I have used some things from "Harbor Freight"... with minimal success(reliability)...

It was meant as a joke.....about harbor freight products
Not a personal attack....
:D

Im sure it works just fine...

No offence taken, just get tired of all the bashing


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