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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    The 44” is on sale now.
    Have you guys seen the 72” ever on sale?

    Big advantage on the 72” over the 54” ?


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    Years ago (July 2018) I got the 72" on sale for $1100. I haven't seen it on sale recently. The 72 holds more tools. And it has suspension to make it look cool and to flex on the smaller boxes.

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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    For what it's worth I just ordered a husky heavy duty (thicker gauge metal) 72" box for 1199. 18 drawers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Years ago (July 2018) I got the 72" on sale for $1100. I haven't seen it on sale recently. The 72 holds more tools. And it has suspension to make it look cool and to flex on the smaller boxes.
    just went and looked at them. looks like it's the same as the 58" with an extra side of drawers. i'll keep an eye out for sales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    just went and looked at them. looks like it's the same as the 58" with an extra side of drawers. i'll keep an eye out for sales
    What are you seeing for 52in and 58in? I couldnt find those measurements

    But overall Husky is having a 25% BlackFriday sale on most items, that's about as good as you're going to get barring extreme rare discounts here and there.

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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    What are you seeing for 52in and 58in? I couldnt find those measurements

    But overall Husky is having a 25% BlackFriday sale on most items, that's about as good as you're going to get barring extreme rare discounts here and there.
    I remember when researching years ago the harbor freight was reviewed better than the husky for better bearings and overall quality. Don't know how that has changed in the past few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I remember when researching years ago the harbor freight was reviewed better than the husky for better bearings and overall quality. Don't know how that has changed in the past few years.
    Wouldn't be surprised. I like my toolbox but I've had bearing issues over the last ~6 years. Some literally fell apart, some have been stuck. Certainly not problem free.

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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    What are you seeing for 52in and 58in? I couldnt find those measurements

    But overall Husky is having a 25% BlackFriday sale on most items, that's about as good as you're going to get barring extreme rare discounts here and there.
    56" i was way off. just checked on the website

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    just went and looked at them. looks like it's the same as the 58" with an extra side of drawers. i'll keep an eye out for sales
    I got a husky at Home Depot Black Friday last year. Absolutely love it. Keep an eye there also.

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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    does anybody have experience with this, I'm thinking of some light duty fabrication

    https://www.harborfreight.com/30-inc...roll-5907.html

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    FYI the wrenches are excellent for hard to reach bolts and nuts. Buy a set if you wander into HF in the next few days.

    https://go.harborfreight.com/coupons.../180700-95552/

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    just scored the inverter 9500 generator at Harbor Freight as a customer return for $750. only has 0.8 hours

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    I told myself I’d never buy life safety equipment at HF but I’ve been wanting a set of this style jack stand for a while and they had a 10% off Daytona coupon a couple weeks back. https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-...ads-58789.html

    Then last week they had the 10% no exclusions coupon so I went back and picked up an Icon 1/2” torque wrench. https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-...nch-64064.html

    Now I’m just waiting for these Knipex knockoffs to be in stock at my local store… preferably with another coupon. https://www.harborfreight.com/10-in-...rip-58200.html

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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    Quote Originally Posted by petro View Post
    Now I’m just waiting for these Knipex knockoffs to be in stock at my local store… preferably with another coupon. https://www.harborfreight.com/10-in-...rip-58200.html
    no go, Channellock for me

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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    Quote Originally Posted by petro View Post
    I told myself I’d never buy life safety equipment at HF but I’ve been wanting a set of this style jack stand for a while and they had a 10% off Daytona coupon a couple weeks back. https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-...ads-58789.html

    Then last week they had the 10% no exclusions coupon so I went back and picked up an Icon 1/2” torque wrench. https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-...nch-64064.html

    Now I’m just waiting for these Knipex knockoffs to be in stock at my local store… preferably with another coupon. https://www.harborfreight.com/10-in-...rip-58200.html
    I've used HF jack stands and jacks for 10 years, including ones that were recalled. They are as safe as any other jack stand, maybe more so because they cared enough to recall them. Just make sure know you where and how to use them and don't use them on soft, uneven, or sloped surfaces.

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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    no go, Channellock for me
    The knipex design is way better than channel lock. Jaws stay parallel since they are cammed. They work awesome when you don't want to mar the surface as well.

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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    I have those knipex in small and large. They're awesome for working on my well and sprinkler system. Grip the large pvc without destroying anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Years ago (July 2018) I got the 72" on sale for $1100. I haven't seen it on sale recently. The 72 holds more tools. And it has suspension to make it look cool and to flex on the smaller boxes.
    it's $1400 on Black Friday

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    we'll find out if the air hose reels are any good. thank you 20% coupon.

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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    we'll find out if the air hose reels are any good. thank you 20% coupon.
    I've had one in my garage for almost 10 years. All good so far!

    https://www.harborfreight.com/100-ft...eel-63861.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I've had one in my garage for almost 10 years. All good so far!

    https://www.harborfreight.com/100-ft...eel-63861.html
    wish i had the $ right now for the 72" toolbox i also want. that coupon is no exclusions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    we'll find out if the air hose reels are any good. thank you 20% coupon.
    Coupon still active?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Coupon still active?
    12/22 - 12/26. 10% off everyone or 20% off club members.

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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    we'll find out if the air hose reels are any good. thank you 20% coupon.
    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I've had one in my garage for almost 10 years. All good so far!

    https://www.harborfreight.com/100-ft...eel-63861.html
    i've been wanting one of these but i have not figured out where i would mount it as i only have 1 outlet where i can plug in my compressor and it's right on the side wall of the garage and i can't store my compressor there cause there is no room...going to have to look into rearranging the garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    i've been wanting one of these but i have not figured out where i would mount it as i only have 1 outlet where i can plug in my compressor and it's right on the side wall of the garage and i can't store my compressor there cause there is no room...going to have to look into rearranging the garage
    i mounted mine in a more useful spot, rather than near the compressor. bought a 25 foot hose and used it as a lead from the reel to the compressor

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    Re: Harbor Freight tools that DON'T suck

    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    i've been wanting one of these but i have not figured out where i would mount it as i only have 1 outlet where i can plug in my compressor and it's right on the side wall of the garage and i can't store my compressor there cause there is no room...going to have to look into rearranging the garage
    Just pipe some tubing over to where you can mount the reel and leave the compressor where it is.
    I have that reel too. Been about 10 years and still works fine. I did have to re Teflon tape it maybe 6 years to stop a leak at the rotary valve but that's it

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