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Old 10-07-2006, 05:26 PM
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Default My First Road Trip To Harbor Freight

Well after reading so much about HF on here I just had to go see what it was all about. Needless to say I was not all that impressed.

What I saw that interested me......

Metal bender ( bar stock? - not tubing/pipe )

Tubing bender ( hydraulic jack setup )

I guess not looking at anything electric powered at least not in the hand-held size such as grinders.

It was interesting and I might go back tomorrow as I heard the manager say he was going to mark down a few items on the sidewalk. Of interest were a 1/2 and 3/4 HP Electric Motor --- was at $50 today, gonna be lower tomorrow.

It was interesting to see some of the stuff they sell, even had a few laughs.

DO THIER MIG WELDERS REALLY WELD?? hahahah

In any case we are somewhat new to metal fabrication and our 'shop' is just starting out with a new MM210, Vicro O/A setup, and a DeWalt Grinder. Already have an extensive woodworking shop so many tools will cross over, drillers, bench grinders ( used for sharpening ) and the like.

Hopefully if all goes well we will be sticking metal pieces together with the MM210 tomorrow.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:12 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Great people here, great place to hang out. First off though, it helps if you put where you're from, such as your city and state. That way people have a frame of reference when responding to your posts.

Ah yes, Harbor freight. We all love it and hate it. What you need to do is get on their catalog list and email list. The place is addictive, it grows on you over time. How can you resist that odd tool that you otherwise would not ever purchase, at such a low low price? And you with a 20% off coupon, too!
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:24 PM
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I am in Maryland ... a suburb of Baltimore.

I thought I added this to my profile...maybe I did it wrong.

I'll check.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:27 PM
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Maybe it works now?
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:29 PM
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OK now the location is fixed .... how to add the " equipment list / brag list "?

LOL
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:33 PM
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hmmm ... signature where are you?
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Old 10-07-2006, 08:00 PM
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I love Hapless Fr8.....

you can buy something you dont need that will break be4 you get it home for 20% off

what a country...........
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I've been using those 17.95 4-1/2 inch grinders for about a year now.They seem to hold up as good as the 107.00 DeWalts....
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I've got a dewalt and a HF, both work well. I'm hoping we get to go tomorrow, I'm in the market for casters, a pack of work gloves, that wood trim tool, and of course any other things that are of interest may fall into the cart. Another couple of magnetic trays might be nice. Also that truck bed extension thing might be so cheap it's worth it to buy instead of make. We'll see....
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I've been using those 17.95 4-1/2 inch grinders for about a year now.They seem to hold up as good as the 107.00 DeWalts....

They were $9.99 today at the sidewalk sale if my eyes saw correctly. Course, there was this really cute woman walking in front of me distracting me from the sale prices, so I coulda been mistaken.
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