Harbor Freight's Lowest Price Ever Coupons - Page 2 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans Advertise
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 07-01-2016, 07:08 PM
Cars, Trucks, Boats
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Toledo, N.W.Ohio, USA
Age: 71
Posts: 6,338
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 13
Thanked 772 Times in 726 Posts
I've looked at that cement mixer, but it looked flimsy, so I never bought it... been looking for an older USA one... Something I could add pneumatic tires to and make it easy to tow... just to replace broken sidewalk and driveway slabs and stuff... Had a 1940's one that I inherited from my Dad, but it was in my uncle's barn when it burned down... Fortunately, I had sold my Dad's little Model L John Deere tractor before the fire...

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 07-01-2016, 07:16 PM
LATECH's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 

Last journal entry: GTO Reproduction Hood
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 7,708
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 547
Thanked 833 Times in 712 Posts
Yeah, you would need something a bit more substantial for that much work.


I have been pouring small slabs, footers and mixing mortar for laying block.


I will be pouring a few sidewalks next year, but no garage floors/slabs are being planned . At least not without a truckload of redi Mix
__________________
Fact is stranger than Fiction
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 07-01-2016, 08:42 PM
Rodnit's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NW Wisconsin
Age: 57
Posts: 157
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 235
Thanked 305 Times in 227 Posts
I've never had any luck with HF tools. In fact, that last time I was there is that last time I will be there.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2016, 05:39 AM
LATECH's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 

Last journal entry: GTO Reproduction Hood
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 7,708
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 547
Thanked 833 Times in 712 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
I've never had any luck with HF tools. In fact, that last time I was there is that last time I will be there.....


I can understand that..LOL
__________________
Fact is stranger than Fiction
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2016, 10:00 AM
bsa_bob2's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: lower mich/
Posts: 1,610
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 319
Thanked 53 Times in 48 Posts
[QUOTE=OldTech;3778921]Harbor freight has some good stuff and some, well, crap.
If you factor in your use, the actual value of the tool, and the time you need it against the price of name brand stuff it can be a bargain.

I never buy the cheapest tool they have when one that is better built, heavier duty or more powerful is available. I have Snap-On, Mac, Matco, Plumb, and sears tools and I found out a long time ago that those first three brands fail just as much as others. I have had some of my "cheep" tools a lot longer than the Snap-On which I have had repaired and replaced many times. I use them just as often or more so than the name brand tools.

If I need a wrench or socket to cut or shape for a specific job I will definitely buy a harbor freight tool before I pay ten times the price for a name brand.

If you lose tools like contractors do you buy inexpensive tools that do the job needed and you replace them (its a tax write-off) when they fail or "disappear".

You make some very good... and valid points there oldtec

bob s
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to bsa_bob2 For This Useful Post:
OldTech (07-02-2016)
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2016, 12:29 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 60
Posts: 16,146
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,239
Thanked 6,695 Times in 4,305 Posts
I preach and preach to buy quality, by the odds, they perform better, they last longer and they will be worth more if you want to sell them. This is all pretty common sense.

But at the same time, there are many who will simply get the job done at a far cheaper price. There is a lot, I mean a LOT at Harbor Freight that is absolute garbage and dangerous to boot!

But there is a lot that can do a perfectly fine job for a lot less money.

Take for instance the short little wrenches I got to remove the headers off my car years ago. They are a few inches long, it's not like you are going to be applying a bunch of torque, the don't need to be that strong. They were something like $10, they got the headers off and have done a few similar things like that since I got them.

My best I think was my pneumatic stapler that Dan on the interior forum here on Hotrodders told me about when I started my convertible top project.





It cost me $17 and did the job as good as a $100 Bostitch. It did the job and I am driving that car every day now with a smile on my face.

My tool box, I have a small amount of tools in it for my position in tear down at the shop. My many, MANY thousands of dollars Mac tool box was brought home when I moved off the line years ago. I didn't want to bring it back to the shop, I didn't want to spend a bunch and the HF box did the job. What's funny is 99% of the tools in it are Snap On! LOL

But it's doing the job and I know it's limits (like rolling it with the drawers unlocked ) the shop has good guys in it so I don't have to worry about some jerk breaking into it. If the shop gets broken into, we are insured and the odds are so damn thin it's crazy, so I don't even think about it.

The boxes my son brought home will be used, I plan on using a couple and then another will be given to a co-worker to use at home as he doesn't have one.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Garage - Tools posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Harbor Freight Coupons & Deals adamsautoadvice Garage - Tools 97 10-08-2013 12:56 PM
tools from harbor freight critter119 Garage - Tools 31 11-14-2009 02:53 AM
Harbor Freight eloc431962 Hotrodders' Lounge 27 11-05-2009 11:13 AM
How about this Harbor Freight deal........? PairOf69's Body - Exterior 4 07-27-2007 06:05 AM
Harbor Freight guns thj63 Body - Exterior 8 05-13-2004 06:35 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.