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This is a discussion on Loads of cheap tools.... within the Tools forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by HOBS As long as your smart about the tools you buy HF is a great alternative for ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOBS View Post
    As long as your smart about the tools you buy HF is a great alternative for certain tools. I don't need a Matco dead blow or ball peen when I can buy 3 from HF for the same price.
    +1 you know theyre gonna break and get ruined so why pay a high price for one

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    I know I am not going to get everyone to listen on this but, just watch the cheap hammers and items as they will beak and become missle coming at you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksls1ta View Post
    I know I am not going to get everyone to listen on this but, just watch the cheap hammers and items as they will beak and become missle coming at you.
    experience? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksls1ta View Post
    I know I am not going to get everyone to listen on this but, just watch the cheap hammers and items as they will beak and become missle coming at you.

    Damn good advice.

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    It is good advice but any tool can break and potentially hurt you know matter whose name is stamped on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD RECOVERY EXPERT View Post
    Welcome to the Tech Section....


    This isn't AAG, and apparently quite a few people havent heard of HF.....


    So go troll somewhere else.
    i love HF they have some good tools for the best price.

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    bought a riveter and electric drill from them to do the window motor on the CETA,both performed perfect.the riveter (not the small hand held b.s. riveter) was $17.99 and the drill was $19.99.used the drill today with a paint stripping wheel (also from HF $2.99) to removed a plastic wal mart bag the had melted to the exhaust resonator on the monte carlo,once again performed perfectly.

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    I'll add since we are talking cheap tools..

    I have a few things I got as gifts from the "Kobolt" line of tools..

    Anyone who has their screwdriver sets should use caution if using to pry something..

    I had a grip pull off of one of my larger screwdrivers and about punched myself in the face..

    This then caused the shank to shoot past my head and go skipping across the shop..

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    Been using their 4 ton aluminum jack now for over a year and it works flawlessly. No leak down like my expensive Sears jack. And a year of hard use too. Many, many times up and down in that time frame. I've put on three sets of headers and exhaust, rotors, and changed tires many times. I've got radials and drag radials I switch out often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry View Post
    Been using their 4 ton aluminum jack now for over a year and it works flawlessly. No leak down like my expensive Sears jack. And a year of hard use too. Many, many times up and down in that time frame. I've put on three sets of headers and exhaust, rotors, and changed tires many times. I've got radials and drag radials I switch out often.
    If you're talking about kobolt.. I have a set of digital dial calipers from them that work excellent.. I had an older buddy of mine whom has a machine shop check them for caliberation (sp).. He said they were just as accurate as his high end needle guage sets.. I've used them here and there.. Seem to be a good set.
    It's just the screw drivers that seem to be a little like off brand tools..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    If you're talking about kobolt.. I have a set of digital dial calipers from them that work excellent.. I had an older buddy of mine whom has a machine shop check them for caliberation (sp).. He said they were just as accurate as his high end needle guage sets.. I've used them here and there.. Seem to be a good set.
    It's just the screw drivers that seem to be a little like off brand tools..
    Harbor Freight Tools 4 ton floor jack, not Kobolt.

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    I have two air compressors from HF. My neighbor got a Husky air compressor from Home Deopt around the same time. Needless to say, his is now in a land fill somewhere and my HF's are still running strong.

    On the other hand, some of their stuff is just junk.

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    I just bought ratcheting wrenches yesterday. What an amazing tool.

    Also, got a light, aluminum jack, ratchets, sockets, etc. I've done my cam swap, tranny swap, shocks/springs, suspension parts all installed using harbor freight stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry View Post
    Harbor Freight Tools 4 ton floor jack, not Kobolt.
    Gotcha.. I've had relatives give me tools from there.. I think they're still in their boxes.. Or I re-gifted them..

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