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Tools from HF that don't suck! #7642969
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I bought some tools from they years ago that broke,so I did not have a good opinion of the store.
But in 2020 they up their game now most of their tools are good, I bought the 12k winch and took out 2 pine trees stumps also getting my plow truck unstuck and my tractor. The predator engines I used when I built my log spliter 13 HP and their power washer is good also.

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7642978
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I've used and abused their Impact sockets for years and never had a problem


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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7642985
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Their linesman pliers are good to go. I've lost them all over the state of MI. grin




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Its difficult to not buy one of everything when I go in there.

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643076
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I've had good service from their reciprocating saw.


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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643081
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Have absolutely tortured a 7 inch angle grinder I got there about 10 years ago. Still runs great. Chicago power tools maybe.


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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643087
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There newspaper flyers make good firestarters.


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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643103
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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643117
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Have a 5000 lb Bad Boy winch from HF on my SxS. Have used it a few times...WORKS GREAT! I keep it covered with a cheap cover.


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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643125
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I've tried to break a Pittsburgh 3/4 drive set I use at work and can't do it. Cheater pipe on ratchet won't phase it.

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Trapper5123] #7643129
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I buy all my 1 inch bits for pre drilling pilot holes for earth anchors and Wolf Fangs at HF and have had good lick with them

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643148
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They came along way from junk tools.

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643222
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They dont make any. I go in every 6 months or so and look at what they have, never buy anything. But always leave feeling dirty.


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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643303
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Pittsburgh pro ratchets are good, impact sockets, and I like there locking pliers for the price


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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Chuckles84] #7643315
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Originally Posted by Chuckles84
They dont make any. I go in every 6 months or so and look at what they have, never buy anything. But always leave feeling dirty.

LOL, thatís funny. I did buy their electric winch for my skinning machine, but thatís about it. I burned up an 4.5 ď angle grinder after a month, stripped gears on an ATV winch quickly.
All my hand tools are Protos, SK, Craftsmen, Snap on, Stanley, or Channel-lock brand. Iíve had many for 40-50 years.

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643321
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I use the Hardy brand of gloves. Lots of firewood and they last.

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Bigbrownie] #7643326
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Originally Posted by Bigbrownie
Originally Posted by Chuckles84
They dont make any. I go in every 6 months or so and look at what they have, never buy anything. But always leave feeling dirty.

LOL, thatís funny. I did buy their electric winch for my skinning machine, but thatís about it. I burned up an 4.5 ď angle grinder after a month, stripped gears on an ATV winch quickly.
All my hand tools are Protos, SK, Craftsmen, Snap on, Stanley, or Channel-lock brand. Iíve had many for 40-50 years.


My last two 3/8" craftsman ratchets were complete junk. The first broke the first time I used it. I took it back and the guts fell out of the replacement BEFORE I put it on its first bolt.

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643366
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ICON hand tools are supposed to be a snap on copy . Some of them are ok with the use I have given them. Not really a favorite tool of mine to be perfectly honest. Harbor freight is where you go if you don't have a decent tool store in your town. Just my 2 cents. If you don't like my opinion, I understand.


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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Bigbrownie] #7643384
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Originally Posted by Bigbrownie
Originally Posted by Chuckles84
They dont make any. I go in every 6 months or so and look at what they have, never buy anything. But always leave feeling dirty.

LOL, thatís funny. I did buy their electric winch for my skinning machine, but thatís about it. I burned up an 4.5 ď angle grinder after a month, stripped gears on an ATV winch quickly.
All my hand tools are Protos, SK, Craftsmen, Snap on, Stanley, or Channel-lock brand. Iíve had many for 40-50 years.


Cornwell tools and some old USA made craftsman tools for me. I depend on my tools every day at work so I buy quality. Have some Snap on stuff a lot of it is broken but I didnt keep a massive balance so the Snap on guy quit stopping by the shop. So I am weeding out snap on from my tool box.


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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643450
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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643518
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When son was in auto school, Snap-On came in and selling their shiney tool packages to the kids. They would even set up financing lol. Now nothing against Snap-On tools. I said no! Took him down to HF, bought him all the tools in their package and more for less than 1/4 what Snap-On wanted. He still has those tools 20 years later, except for the ones his buddies borrowed and didn't return. They are still working everyday.


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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643520
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I bought a lithium string trimmer a couple years ago after my gas one died one afternoon. Thought it would last a week or so just enough to get through a few jobs. That thing is still going strong and is now my favorite.

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643615
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I spend too much every time I go into one. You just have to use your head about what your buying.

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643624
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I keep planting them and they never take root. I just buy more, I try to keep them in every truck and tractor, if I use them once when in a bind they are worth it.

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Scott__aR] #7643683
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Originally Posted by Scott__aR
When son was in auto school, Snap-On came in and selling their shiney tool packages to the kids. They would even set up financing lol. Now nothing against Snap-On tools. I said no! Took him down to HF, bought him all the tools in their package and more for less than 1/4 what Snap-On wanted. He still has those tools 20 years later, except for the ones his buddies borrowed and didn't return. They are still working everyday.


What a racket. A coworker went to auto school and the exact thing happened. He was just telling me about it a couple days ago. 19 years old financed 10k for 16 percent interest. Said several of his buddies financed 30k or better. Between the school and snap on, its almost criminal. I wouldnt buy a thing from those crooks.

Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643687
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These things are great. We use them often, and for what we need them for, there isnít a better tool.

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Re: Tools from HF that don't suck! [Re: Guss] #7643863
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If you pay in cash, snap on isn't too bad to do business with. I only buy 1-3 hand tools @ a time from snap on. No power tools from snap on. There's plenty of reviews on YouTube and other social media to help sort out the junk . I don't like snap on adjustable wrenches for one. I'm more of a Klein tools fan.


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My Cousin in law helped me roof my cabin and we managed to kill his pancake compressor. When I asked the store manager if they sold replacement O-Rings, He practically BEGGED me to bring it in and exchange it for a new one. Great service from them.


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