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Username Post: Luv Harbor Freight        (Topic#356715)
Duke 
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06-07-19 09:39 AM - Post#2767892    

I grabbed a CHICAGO ELECTRIC POWER TOOLS
6 Amp Heavy Duty Variable Speed Rotating Handle Reciprocating Saw for $29 a few weeks ago, to have it off hand. Must have used it numerous times since. Cut down some thick 9" trees, tree limbs and a tone of brush. I wouldn't buy items where increased safety is a particular concern (i.e. floor jacks, etc.). Great place for cheap tools if you're not going to use them on a daily basis and not worried about beating on them.

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CowboyTrukr 
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06-07-19 07:31 PM - Post#2767928    
    In response to Duke

I have the same saw. Love it for the price. Not a bad saw.

Greg

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100 CHEVY 
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06-07-19 08:44 PM - Post#2767934    
    In response to Duke

I have one too!
Gotta have strong fingers to twist the thing to release the blade!
Seems to work good so far.
Mike.

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TAT_2 
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06-08-19 01:39 AM - Post#2767936    
    In response to Duke

IM STILL USEING MY OLD B&D SAWS ALL I BOUGHT BACK IN THE 80'S WITH THE ALLEN SCREW BLADE LOCK.WE GOT A NEW DE WALT IN WORK THAT HAS A NO TOOL SPRING LOCK.
YA JUST LIFT IT UP 2 INSTALL OR REMOVE THE BLADE.
PRETTY NEET !!!


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Duke 
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06-08-19 05:22 AM - Post#2767939    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

  • 100 CHEVY Said:
I have one too!
Gotta have strong fingers to twist the thing to release the blade!
Seems to work good so far.
Mike.



Yes, that happens! I have an extra set of vice grips that I use when I need to remove the blade. Sometimes the pin that holds the blade seems to become undone and then I'll have to use the vice grips to unlock and put the blade back. A little annoying, but for the price and the frequency that I'll use the sawzall is worth the minor nuisance.

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grumpyvette 
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06-08-19 01:05 PM - Post#2767961    
    In response to Duke

I have used both a HF and milwaulkee Reciprocating Saw (yes just my opinion)
and yes I own both , theres no way you can compare quality or the usefulness of both,
yes theres a huge difference in cost, and for the price difference you could buy 3-4 HF saws
but once youve tried both ,
I think the price of the milwaulkee is well warranted, if you use the Reciprocating Saw frequently,
example, I crawl up on the shop to cut a hole for a roof vent and at my age the last thing I want,
is to have to go back to get the more expensive saw because the HF just won,t handle the stress, induced...

https://www.harborfreight.com/6-amp-heavy-duty-var...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-12-Amp-SA WZA...

now I buy a few tools from HF and they have lots of tools I find useful, like the 12 ton jack stands,
a 3 ton high lift floor jack, several of the wrench sets, but perhaps I got the only lemon Reciprocating Saw they ever sold in a decade,
but the one I purchased is easy to stall and has no where near,
the required torque I expect in a decent tool.


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IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


Edited by grumpyvette on 06-08-19 01:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Maxbigblock 
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06-10-19 05:26 PM - Post#2768173    
    In response to Duke

I bought an HF air reciprocating saw for cutting body panels etc. It was a total waste of my time and money. I then bought an Ingersoll Rand air reciprocating saw to replace it and it has served me well for the last 10 years. I have bought some HF stuff that has worked good but ya place your bet and take your chances with some of the stuff. I guess it depends on what kind of a job that you are in the middle of and what your expectations are.

Max

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gchemist 
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06-11-19 02:08 PM - Post#2768241    
    In response to Maxbigblock

Anyone try their 1/2" extendable ratchet? Every now and then I need a breaker bar but it's too long to carry in a tool bag. I use my 1/2" impact all the time but some bolts are hard to reach sometimes.

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TAT_2 
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06-11-19 04:43 PM - Post#2768255    
    In response to gchemist

I SLIDE A PIPE OVER MY RATCHETS FOR A LITTLE X TRA.
HAD TO USE A PIPE OVER A PIPE WRENCH LAST NIGHT.
THE FITTING ON 1 OF OUR TIRE MAX PRO SELF INFLATING TIRE HUB CAP'S WAS CROSS THREADED.NOW ITS GONA COST ABOUT $200.00 TO R&R THE CAP & LINE.
https://www.hendrickson-intl.com/getattachment/527...

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gchemist 
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06-11-19 06:40 PM - Post#2768267    
    In response to TAT_2

Steel or galvanized pipe?

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TAT_2 
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06-12-19 05:16 AM - Post#2768293    
    In response to gchemist

YOUR CHOICE,BUT ALUMINUM IS LIGHTER.

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59Lenoir 
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06-12-19 11:41 AM - Post#2768323    
    In response to TAT_2

Just got a box o painting goodies!



 
TAT_2 
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06-12-19 01:47 PM - Post#2768330    
    In response to 59Lenoir

HOWS THINGS BRETT ?

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55Redneck 
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06-12-19 04:12 PM - Post#2768338    
    In response to TAT_2

  • TAT_2 Said:
I SLIDE A PIPE OVER MY RATCHETS FOR A LITTLE X TRA.
HAD TO USE A PIPE OVER A PIPE WRENCH LAST NIGHT.
THE FITTING ON 1 OF OUR TIRE MAX PRO SELF INFLATING TIRE HUB CAP'S WAS CROSS THREADED.NOW ITS GONA COST ABOUT $200.00 TO R&R THE CAP & LINE.
https://www.hendrickson-intl.com/getattachment/527...

Shouldn't you be retired by now ya old geezer?


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TAT_2 
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06-13-19 05:14 AM - Post#2768363    
    In response to 55Redneck

NOT YET HOMMIE !!! B4 THE END OF THE YEAR 4 SURE THO

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Smitty_Chevy 
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06-13-19 10:37 AM - Post#2768382    
    In response to Duke

  • Duke Said:
I wouldn't buy items where increased safety is a particular concern (i.e. floor jacks, etc.).



No matter if you buy the most expensive floor jack in the world you need to use jack stands with it. I have no problem using HF floor jacks because I never get under a vehicle until I've slid jack stands underneath.

In 1980 I pulled my neighbor out from under his car that had been jacked up without jack stands. He was as dead as a door nail. His girl friend was standing there screaming and crying a sight you never forget. I have a hard time finding space to crawl under my vehicles for all the jack stands I use these days.


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Edited by Smitty_Chevy on 06-13-19 10:41 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
56sedandelivery 
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06-13-19 02:17 PM - Post#2768395    
    In response to Smitty_Chevy

When I bought the 51 Chevrolet Business Coupe, I noticed "someone" had taken a "hatchet" to the rear bulkhead between the interior and the trunk; it was literally "hacked up and out", and looked like a hatchet was used to do it. How to clean that area up was a concern, and Harbor Freight Tools had a pneumatic nibbler that seemed to fit the bill. It would't need to last long, it was just the one job, and the nibbler was fairly cheap. Worked really well, and fast. I then used it to replace the front, passenger side floor pan also, and it STILL works!. I finally decided someone had hacked the rear bulkhead away in order to slide a small rowboat into the trunk/interior; could't think of any other reason. Harbor Freight Tools, the mans "Tupperware store". I even saw a tire/wheel that had, "Made in U.S.A." on it. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
59Lenoir 
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06-14-19 08:35 AM - Post#2768443    
    In response to TAT_2

good good, TAT!!! Back to work on the 59, hopefully get it all one color this fall!
How you making out?



 
TAT_2 
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06-14-19 05:19 PM - Post#2768478    
    In response to 59Lenoir

GLAD YA STILL HAVE THE 59,IM DOING GOOD HERE ALSO,GETTING READY TO RETIRE. PROABLY SOMETIME THIS FALL.GOTA GET ALL MY DUCKS LINED UP 1ST.THE PROCESS IS A PITA.DONT THINK ILL BE ABLE TO AFFORD 1 OF THEM 1 TO 10 MILLION $ BALKANIZED CONDO'S ON SPRUCE STREET THEIR BUILDING THO/LOL!!!
https://whyy.org/articles/kenney-ultra -luxury-towe...
WAYBACK IN THE DAY I DID SOME ELECTRICAL WORK AT THAT RECORDIONG STUIDO ALONG WITH A LOT OTHER PLACES IN CENTER CITY.THAT PONTIAC DEALER STILL THERE WHERE ROCKEY BOUGHT THAT TRANS AM?

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59Lenoir 
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06-17-19 01:06 PM - Post#2768696    
    In response to TAT_2

Good stuff.
Cant picture where Rocky bought the 'bird. Was that Wilke on Broad St?



 
TAT_2 
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06-17-19 02:54 PM - Post#2768705    
    In response to 59Lenoir

EAST SIDE OF BROAD & WALNUT I BELIEVE.ITS PROABLY GONE BY NOW.A LOT OF PLACES ARE GONE. I KNOW HINDSIGHT IS 20/20 ,I SHOULD OF BOUGHT 1 OF THEM HOUSES ON SOUTH STREET WHEN THAY WENT UP FOR SALE CHEAP !!! A FRIEND OF MINE HAD A STORE IN THE ORIGINAL BELOW GROUND LEVEL "GALLERY" THAT WAS PRETTY KEWL.I HAD A APARTMENT RIGHT ON HEAD HOUSE SQ FOR AWHILE.

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