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12-31-2009 01:58 AM  7 years agoPost 1
Helizrule

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I just picked up this flyer from my local Harbor Freight Tools store. On January 16,17,18 they are having a January Blowout Sale. I picked up the 6" Digital Dial Calipers in the past and for $9.99 it is a super deal. Also the 12 volt battery float charger at $3.99 would be great for a field box as well as RV's. I just thought I'd pass on the info for anyone interested.

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa...ype=RET&simple=

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12-31-2009 04:28 AM  7 years agoPost 2
mattraby

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I might as well live in that store. Alot of it is off brand stuff, but you dont loose any cash if you break it or loose it. Love that place.

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12-31-2009 04:47 AM  7 years agoPost 3
chopper_crazy

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I have gotten a few tools for my field box from them.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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12-31-2009 02:01 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Mutt

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I will pass dont like thier cheap chinese junk.

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12-31-2009 02:14 PM  7 years agoPost 5
hootowl

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Those calipers aren't that bad. They must make millions of them in China. I bought them in packs of 10 for $7.77 each from VXB Bearings.

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12-31-2009 06:00 PM  7 years agoPost 6
JJMAN (RIP)

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Ya, I agree, some of the stuff is too cheaply made and will not last. But, I like going there so I can look at the stuff, I have several tools I picked up for next to nothing that are nice. Plus, some tools just dont have to last forever.

JAY HIGGS

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12-31-2009 06:10 PM  7 years agoPost 7
jphilli

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Atlanta, Ga.

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Wow, I don't see how they could even sell a multimeter for $1.99

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12-31-2009 07:53 PM  7 years agoPost 8
Jeff polisena

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I got the charger its worth the $$$$$

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

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12-31-2009 08:18 PM  7 years agoPost 9
basmntdweller

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Indianapolis IN

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I have five of the float chargers. I use them over the winter for my RV and boat batteries. One is used year round on my flight box.

Matt


Stupid people have no idea how stupid they are!!!

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12-31-2009 08:24 PM  7 years agoPost 10
jgunpilot

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Some things from HF are OK. I like their $59 floor jacks. Some sockets are good, as are screwdrivers (if they have hardened tips). I don't like their pliers or power tools. You just have to be selective or not expect the tool to work more than a couple of times.

The rule of thumb for tools is, buy cheap, buy twice.

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12-31-2009 08:49 PM  7 years agoPost 11
Mutt

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Yep thats it buy cheap buy twice or as some do multiple times. I feel buy a good solid tool like snap on mac even crasftman and be done with it. All my calipers are starrett all my tools are snap on they will be passed down when I croak. They will out last my kid even. so in the long run its cheaper to buy good tools. Long life warrenty, ease of use, tools that dont destroy fasteners due to being cheaply made etc.

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12-31-2009 08:53 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Sonic88

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I got my favorite set of screwdrivers from there for like 3 bucks. They are much better than they 25 dollars aluminum handled set I got from an online store. Great store for the basic things where precision or quality is not a huge issue. I got those calipers too. I really dont care if they are accurate or not, as long as they are precise I am fine. IT could read 2123 mm on a link for all I care so long as it reads that when I measure the next one.

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12-31-2009 10:38 PM  7 years agoPost 13
helidoc2

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I bought the 4in calipers...they work great for the field box...

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01-01-2010 04:23 AM  7 years agoPost 14
RaptorMan23

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Sioux City, IA

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Ive had there temp guage for about 3 years, works perfect. It reads up to 230 degrees F, so If it says "error" then you know your to hot

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01-01-2010 05:26 PM  7 years agoPost 15
Mr.Green

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I've bought a few things from there as well. I bought an 18 volt $20 electric drill there a few years back when it was on sale and it is still working great. I've done a lot of projects with it and it's great. They also have nice black aluminum cases that are excellant transmitter cases and will hold 2 of them.

In general the things I buy from there are under $20 and I buy them knowing they won't last forever and I'm OK with that because they aren't things I use every day or care that much about.

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01-01-2010 05:34 PM  7 years agoPost 16
AirWolfRC

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I don't have a problem with their Chinese sourcing and quality.
It's as good as American branded (and Chinese sourced) hardware.
All their hand tools have a life time warranty.

Don't forget the infrared temp meter,

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ct...temnumber=96451

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01-01-2010 06:15 PM  7 years agoPost 17
Mike Fortin

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Thanks for the heads up, I'm on my way in a few minutes.

(if the wife says it's ok)

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01-01-2010 11:31 PM  7 years agoPost 18
DarkSide41

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You better watch posting links to cloned chinese junk, you'll get PINKED !

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01-01-2010 11:48 PM  7 years agoPost 19
Cowjock

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I bought one of those float chargers JUNK!!!! Lasted maybe 2 weeks. The calipers tend to eat batteries too. I always said you have to watch what you buy at Harbor Freight.

My father got hooked on Harbor Freight before his second stroke and before he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, his kitchen is full of unopened HF tools. He bought multiples(like about 30) of cheap rotary die grinders(ac and dc), not to mention jack stands there must be 10 sets of them. I used to take him to HF about once a week(his request) before the second stroke and I just cringed at what he was buying.

At this point in my life I avoid HF at all costs!!!!

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

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01-01-2010 11:53 PM  7 years agoPost 20
A. Bundy

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I won't walk in the store.

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