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Old 09-21-2006, 06:18 PM
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Power tool races

For all of us poor folk who can't afford to race. Here may be an alternative .

Go to Harbor Freight buy and soup up a grinder.

www.powertooldragraces.com

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Old 09-21-2006, 09:13 PM
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Redneck as I am, why didn't I think of that??


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harbor freight? Do you want to lose. Need something that will finish the race. Ohh well, you'll have to start building for next year, says the race was may 2006
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:19 PM
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buy a used rider mower, or better yet, dig one out of some guy's trash.

Straightpipe the mill, and put some different pulleys in it, remove the blades (for some sort of safety) and see what it can do.

I managed to do donuts in the winter a couple years back with a straightpiped 8hp briggs on a 72 lawn tractor with a stock 3speed. Yea I got a lot of wierd looks.
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Old 09-22-2006, 01:04 PM
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harbor freight? Do you want to lose. Need something that will finish the race. Ohh well, you'll have to start building for next year, says the race was may 2006

Hey look i'm retired, on a tight budget and harbor freight tools at a garage sale is the best I can do. LOL From your location I would think you are rooting for MILWAUKEE TOOLS.
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My buffer is a milwaukee, 15 years old, still works great. My cordless impact also a milwaukee, lots of torque, lot nicer then the other guys at works snap on that they payed more for. I also have a dewalt (hey matt kenseth is my favorite driver, need at least a dewalt or two) grinder and tools from harbor freight so I am not loyal to one brand. Harbor freight I only buy stuff that I won't use often or not so concerned how well it will hold up. Love buying cutoff disks from harbor freight, pack of 10 for a few buck often on sale, everywhere else you pay over a buck a piece.
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:05 PM
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Be careful............. Those "Power Tool Races" were in San Francisco, could be more than one meaning to the term!
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:20 PM
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Old 09-23-2006, 02:08 AM
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buy a used rider mower, or better yet, dig one out of some guy's trash.

Straightpipe the mill, and put some different pulleys in it, remove the blades (for some sort of safety) and see what it can do.

I managed to do donuts in the winter a couple years back with a straightpiped 8hp briggs on a 72 lawn tractor with a stock 3speed. Yea I got a lot of wierd looks.

Around here and other parts of the country, they have lawn mower tractor racing and tractor pulling.

Let'a face it, since early times man has challenged others. My "whatever" is faster, bigger, ugly, well you get the point.

Last and foremost, mans ability to modify the "whatever" into something it never was intended to do.
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:45 PM
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As long as they'll let me plug my old Milwaukie angle grinder into 220 volt power, I'll put it up against anything out there.

Just pass me my Asbestoes gloves first..
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