5 Woodworking Tools You Need From Harbor Freight
5 Woodworking Tools You Need From Harbor Freight
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Harbor Freight kicks ass. It’s like a tool rental!
Add this super legit tool to your list
I like their anti-fatigue mats & moving blankets.
After seeing the title I thought if he doesn’t say gloves this video is worthless. Bam, first one out of the box. Well done 👍
Harbor freight consumables?? I bought some cut off wheels and they were absolute crap. They didnt cut that well and wore down quick. Remember you get what you pay for.
I really appreciated your video considering how many snub their nose at Harbor Freight. Now, I’m not saying everything is worthy but things you don’t use on a frequent basis or use frequently like the consumables you pointed out are perfect reasons for going there. I would also enjoy other videos on what not to buy at high end stores or not worth paying the extra money.. meaning you’re paying for the name more than anything. Helps newbies like myself.
Their chemical sprayers are also pretty good and cheap. Bought one like three years ago for like $20 and still have it.
Donut media is out to prove harbor fright haters wrong
Harbor freight has really stepped up the past few years. If you’ve gonna buy something that’s made in China, you might as well not pay an arm and a leg for it
harbor freight is good i have allot of their machines and clamps and pin nailer a 12 inch disk sander the one inch sander and many more items the magbet bar is great to put screwdrivers and bits on so allot of good stuff there
The belt sander you reviewed is on clearance with additional 30% off this weekend 7/29/22.
and always remember that the number of clamps that you must have will always be four more that you already have.
I bought a angle grinder for every disk/wire brush/flap disk. Saves time on switching out disks. At 14$ they work flawlessly
Quite a few HF machines/power tools are IDENTICAL to name brands. They are from the same OEM – just different plastic housings, trim, etc. The 12 1/2" 15A thickness planer is one example – the same motor and frame as Dewalt, Ryobi, etc.. Also, the 10" x 18" 1/2 HP wood lathe is identical to ones they sell everywhere for more, including the Excelsior Mini Lathe that Rockler sells for $100 more.
4 inch side grinder is a great buy
never a problem with there tools ever
I use them for Tarps, Bungee cords, Sandpaper & Rope. The hand truck isn’t bad and also their dolly’s
I call harbor freight the candy store lol
I love that you store your ladders outside unsecured! Easy to grab and use. It makes burglary so much easier! Thanks you!
Thanks for the heads up, I just got a miter saw from them and worked wonders
The two pack HVLP sprayer combo is a great deal. You get two guns and three tips. These guns spray just as well as the Husky HD brand and with the 1.4mm and 1.8 mm tip, they easily switch between thin and thick material. The only downside, at $49.99, they are nickel plated zinc so do not clean with ammonia.
HF really has stepped up their game with their higher tier power tools. Their Hercules 12” sliding miter saw is solid, very accurate out of the box (no slop), and has all the features of the Dewalt DWS780 (a $650 saw) for half the price. It’s made in Taiwan and the quality is noticeably better than their Chinese stuff.
—to buy from Harbor Freight :
* nothing that has an electric motor
* nothing that needs to be of hardened steel or have a hardened face
* nothing that requires precision or repeatedly consistent cuts
* nothing that needs to be UV resistant
* nothing that requires high tensile strength
* no tie downs, ratchet straps, or stronger than utility rope
* nothing for overhead lifting
* nothing that needs to hold or maintain air pressure
* nothing which will require regular maintenance parts
their c-clamps are fine IF you only need light clamping pressure – bow down on them and they are going to flex and/or break – but for light wood working, you can buy 4 for the price of 1 good one
Nice & informative. Thanks.
Like your videos,how about air guns like, nealer guns 18 gage or 15 or 16 or a frame gun? Or perhaps air hoses, or air compressors, just to name somethings. Have a good one.
Peg board hooks are a deal too. Zip ties too. I’ve bought more than a few and never had an issue. Heat shrink tubing, and they have a trailer kit my buddy bought that is super nice.
the 4x$15 orange ratchet straps—I used these for years when hauling fine furniture up and down the east coast. If they hold a 15k Black Walnut Amoire securely in a box truck going over the Cross Bronx, they’ll do well for most things you need within its scope.
Great video I love harbor freight I was thinking about buying a tool box
I needed a 10 inch compounding mitre saw for a few home projects and bought the harbor freight brand and put a better blade on it and it has been great
I’m a contractor and I pick a few things up from there from time to time. I appreciate your video and might have to check a few items out because of this video.
Good tips, thanks. I bought a belt sander at HF for $39, and it is fantastic!!! Figured I would give it a try, since it was so cheap, glad I did.
Disagree on the chisels personally after spending money on dewalt and had them ding up. J say buy the cheap ones if you need to resharpen anyway.
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Sorry. Getting dizzy from the camera moving constantly.
Is that a metal workers shop?
lol I bought those same clamps on amazon, smh, should have looked at Harbor Freight first
Harbor Freight’s Bauer and Hercules power tools are as good if not even better than anything made by tti.. so get real. I have a Chicago Machinery full sized lathe and it is an excellent machine, it carries five stars for a reason.
Harbor Freight is SHIT!!!
But let’s use them.
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I have a HF chain saw sharpener. Paid $49 on sale. I’ve sharpened chains maybe forty times. At $8-10 per sharpening at the hardware store I’ve saved a ton. Plus, it only takes about ten minutes rather than multiple trips into town and waiting 7-10 days. It’s Not heavy duty commercial grade, but great for a home owner, Farmer, etc.
I got my oscillating multitool from them and it’s been the best corded tool ever. I don’t use it a lot, but each time I do, it pays for itself.
Same for my 4” right angle grinder. I paid $10 for it at their sidewalk sale and it’s been a trooper.
If you know what to look for, you can find great stuff there.
HF’s power tools and electric powered tools have been hit and miss for me. I’ve never had any problem with any hand tool or consumable I’ve bought there. The sanding discs for my hand sander have done just fine.
I agree on the sander especially. I had one for years. Even used them with metal oxide belts for sharpening machetes.
I have been going to get one of those belt sanders for awhile, but it seems like they are very popular since they have been out the last few times I have gone into HF to get one.
Also I found a digital calipers.
Black plastic for 10 bucks.
Get that blade spot on. Especially if you can’t see all the tiny lines on your Square or tape.
They’re just gonna break on you.
Awesome video! Thank you. Subscribed.
From watchign several videos like this, it seems that the issue with Harbor Freight Electric tools is not bad design, but lower quality materials and lower quality control. People who get a good product swear by them and get a lot of use out of them, but lots of people get a junkie unit and curse Harbor Freight forever. I would suggest you only buy a tool when you have a job for it, and push it hard so if it breaks, it’s still within the return period.
You really should never buy a tool that sits on the shelf ’til it’s needed, anyway.