Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-22 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
>Last I knew electrolux owned the whirly pool. Nope. Separate conglomerates. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Corporation https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolux Rick ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-20 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
yep, back then they were good and not outrageous priced.   Even in the 70s they were pricy, but good. Craig via Mercedes November 20, 2019 at 2:57 PM On Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:20:20 -0700 G Mann via Mercedes The mainstay of my toolbox is the Craftsman tools I

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-20 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
Snears was in a downward spiral 50 years ago.  The gravity pulled it down faster the lower it went.   no tears.   It was self inflicted. Crapsman hand tools were the last bastion of kwality at snears, until maybe 20 years ago. G Mann via Mercedes November 20,

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-20 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:20:20 -0700 G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > Craftsman tool company had an exclusive contract with Sears Sears is > now an invisible company... the mighty giant retail company is kaput... > So, Craftsman tools is apparently seeking new outlets and markets. > To[o] bad,

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes and Costco

2019-11-20 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
Costco have this set on sale until tomorrow, I got one similar a coupla years ago, it is a nice set to carry in the car, tools are pretty well made.  I might get another one, $80 is a decent price.  I guess they are all chinesium but they work pretty well.

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-20 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Craftsman tool company had an exclusive contract with Sears Sears is now an invisible company... the mighty giant retail company is kaput... So, Craftsman tools is apparently seeking new outlets and markets. To bad, their reputation for quality is no longer earned.. they were good. On Tue,

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-19 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
No, he lives in a swamp. Nobody does any work there.   The giant sucking sound is all the swamp dwellers sucking money out of your pocket. Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote on 11/19/19 11:14 AM: What! Do you live under a rock! ___

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-19 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
but I don't know who bought stanley and resurrected it.   So far crapsman is in napa, Ace and lowes.   Whoever bought crapsman, they are getting it in retail spots, but so far nothing done to improve quality or reputation. (or price) I'll stick with HF, thanks. Craig via Mercedes wrote on

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-19 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Oct 24, 2017 Stanley Black & Decker has chosen Lowe's as the next retail destination for its Craftsman brand, which it bought from Sears Holdings earlier this year. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/24/stanley-black-and-decker-taps-lowes-to-sell-the-craftsman-tool-brand.html With Stanley Black &

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-19 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
What! Do you live under a rock! Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 18, 2019, at 2:49 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > I never knew about HF stores. I will go have a look. > > On Mon, Nov 18, 2019, 12:07 PM G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > >> I'm more impressed with Harbor Freight

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
According to Wikipedia, "In March 2017, Stanley Black & Decker acquired the Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings, which retained a limited license for Craftsman products[1] . Sears maintains the right to manufacture and sell tools

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-18 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I never knew about HF stores. I will go have a look. On Mon, Nov 18, 2019, 12:07 PM G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > I'm more impressed with Harbor Freight all the time. Bought a 1/2 inch > torque wrench from them... less than $14 tested it for calibration and > it was within 3% .. used it is

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-18 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I'm more impressed with Harbor Freight all the time. Bought a 1/2 inch torque wrench from them... less than $14 tested it for calibration and it was within 3% .. used it is for a year on wheel lugs and a few other projects... then it failed internally. Walked into the local Harbor Freight

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-18 Thread Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
I have never had one fail in the last decade or more. The first crappy ones they used to have I had a few of those fail. Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 18, 2019, at 8:03 AM, Dan--- via Mercedes > wrote: > > I have purchased one HF ratchet, a stubby 3/8” drive that was one of their > “high

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-18 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
better than trying to fix a crapsman rachet, or trying to get snappy to warrant one of theirs.   I have a pile of snappy's stuff they need to exchange, but the last time I tracked down snappy, he wouldn't warrent anything.   Claimed he didn't have a replacement for any. Curt Raymond via

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-18 Thread Dan--- via Mercedes
I have purchased one HF ratchet, a stubby 3/8” drive that was one of their “high end” or more expensive models. It lasted maybe six months, used possibly 10-12 times, none of which stressed it significantly, it was used to spin off fasteners in areas with limited space, like the top bolt on

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I put Mobil 1 wheel bearing grease, the pink stuff, into one. Worked surprisingly well. The teeth on that one we're good, it just didn't ratchet. I cleaned and lubed it and it was back to work... Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 9:09 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
HF wrenches are great, better fit and finish than Craftsman for half the money. When I did the brakes on the Jetta a few weeks ago I bought my first HF ratchet. Flex head, fine tooth. It works well and didn't break with a 3' cheater on it. Time will tell how it lasts but for $9 I'm pleased.

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
BTW, sometimes just cleaning and lubing ratchets fixes the skipping and jamming! Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:51 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > Looks like there are all kinds of them on eBay. I’ve got to check model > numbers and get some ordered. I need a 3/8 and

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
And use permatex 81950 aka RLL (red lube of love) in those craftsman RHFT ratchets: https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/permatex-engine-assembly-lube-4-oz-81950/12028851-p?c3ch=PLA=12028851-P=pla_with_promotion_channel=online_code==aw.ds&=EAIaIQobChMIx7KB4tXy5QIVC2yGCh2HdgQfEAQYASABEgIPv_D_BwE

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Friend of mine has the looong version (18-20") of this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/174062074481 Needs rebuilding. He tried to get it fixed about 20 years ago and the guy at Sears just wanted to swap it out for a short one. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
I got a lot of great Inside Track deals in the 1980s and 1990s, many of them on actual name brand items like Blackhawk jack stands. I don't recall why I dropped it about 25 years ago. I thought Stanley bought Craftsman a few years ago and was recently making moves to return production to USA.

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Looks like there are all kinds of them on eBay. I’ve got to check model numbers and get some ordered. I need a 3/8 and 1/4 ratchet rebuilt. My just buy a 1/2” kit while I’m at it to have one on hand. -D > On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:43 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes > wrote: > > Still scrap if

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-392580.html Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:43 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes > wrote: > > Still scrap if the rachet is broken. Unless someone has a source for the > rachet repair kits... > > A working crappy cheep chinee

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
Still scrap if the rachet is broken.   Unless someone has a source for the rachet repair kits... A working crappy cheep chinee rachet is better than a dead crapsman non-racheting paperweight. Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 6:19 PM: Yeah but they’ll swap your worn out

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
These are considered the 240D of ratchets. Very tough! Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:26 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > Yup, that’s one of mine. They’re all round head ratchets. Guess now I need to > look for rebuild kits… > > -D > > >> On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:19 PM,

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Yup, that’s one of mine. They’re all round head ratchets. Guess now I need to look for rebuild kits… -D > On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:19 PM, Dimitri Seretakis wrote: > > Yeah but they’ll swap your worn out ratchets with Asian made ones. If you > look online, you might be able to buy rebuild kits

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
Yeah but they’ll swap your worn out ratchets with Asian made ones. If you look online, you might be able to buy rebuild kits for your USA ratchets. If you have a vintage craftsman RHFT (round head fine tooth) ratchet, do not swap it out as these are quite desirable and valuable! Here is an

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I just googled this and it seems that the (Lowe’s) stores are misinformed. Corporate says they’ll honor “all lifetime warranties no matter where the Craftsman tool was purchased.” https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/will-lowes-honor-craftsman-lifetime-warranties Guess I’m

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Neither Ace nor Lowe’s will honor warranties on my Craftsman tools, many of which are second generation tools. I’ve got two ratchets that are worn out right now and need the little rebuild kits they used to give you. Both retailers told me “tough beans” when I asked for replacement parts or

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
Crapsman is and has been at ace hardware also.    They have not warranted a tool for me for probably 40 years.  THey are even crappier now.   On fleabay, clowns are piecing out old crapsman sockets and wrenches for 3x list price. Better off with tools from HF, or home despot, or even lows

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Memorial Day Sale

2019-05-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I bought one of those 10 or 15 years ago - used it to cut a lot of steel and some wood. It finally died last year - the worm gear that turns the reciprocating mechanism stripped. Replaced it with another one - we'll see how it goes. I did have a 1/2" HF drill that I tried to use to mix floor

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Memorial Day Sale

2019-05-24 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
I bought one of the $20 recip saws a few years back, was $20 then too!  That thing refuses to die, and I have abused it.  It surprises me greatly.  I did have to replace one of the allen screws that holds the saw guard and do a bit of a mod but that was nothing. --FT On 5/24/19 1:41 PM,

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Memorial Day Sale

2019-05-24 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 24 May 2019 13:45:11 -0500 Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: > I bought one of these a couple of years ago. > https://www.lowes.com/pd/PORTER-CABLE-4-1-2-in-7-Amp-Trigger-Switch-Corded-Angle-Grinder/1208961 > I do not recall the exact price but I think it was on sale and I got it > for

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Memorial Day Sale

2019-05-24 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I bought one of these a couple of years ago. https://www.lowes.com/pd/PORTER-CABLE-4-1-2-in-7-Amp-Trigger-Switch-Corded-Angle-Grinder/1208961 I do not recall the exact price but I think it was on sale and I got it for less than the amount now listed. No problems with it. I think one is better

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Memorial Day Sale

2019-05-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I have one on the shelf to replace the p/n 91223 grinder I'm using now when it dies - it's #2 - the first lasted five years of intermittent use. On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Fri, 24 May 2019 11:41:29 -0600 Craig wrote: > > > Having heard disparaging remarks

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Memorial Day Sale

2019-05-24 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 24 May 2019 11:41:29 -0600 Craig wrote: > Having heard disparaging remarks about HF's electrical tools on this > list, I decided to read the comments. One had me laughing out loud, > the comment of CJK on 13 May 2019: > > Cheap enough to have 10 on hand > > I buy these

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Coupon

2018-12-06 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I only wear red shirts when I referee. On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 3:43 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > That is the progressive tax. You should be happy that you are > subsidizing someone else's purchase, or put on your yellow shirt and go > downtown for a protest > >

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Coupon

2018-12-06 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
That is the progressive tax.  You should be happy that you are subsidizing someone else's purchase, or put on your yellow shirt and go downtown for a protest --FT On 12/6/18 3:32 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I purchased a battery using an Advance Auto 20% off coupon and got a

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Coupon

2018-12-06 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I purchased a battery using an Advance Auto 20% off coupon and got a good deal ($135/exchange on a Gold diesel battery). Then they sent me a 25% coupon, so I tried to use that one but it always defaulted to 20%. wtf. On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 3:29 PM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Thu, 6 Dec

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Coupon

2018-12-06 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Thu, 6 Dec 2018 19:58:50 + (UTC) Curt Raymond wrote: > Thanks Craig! I need to go get one of the big tool kits to keep in the > ASV. I got a sale thing from them a couple weeks ago, need to see if > that price is as good as the regular price with this coupon. You are welcome. I have

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Coupon

2018-12-06 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I used to get the monthly book in the mail and I know I did not get one last month and have not go one for this month either. Sent from my iPhone > On Dec 6, 2018, at 1:58 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > Thanks Craig! I need to go get one of the big tool kits to keep in the ASV.

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Coupon

2018-12-06 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Thanks Craig! I need to go get one of the big tool kits to keep in the ASV. I got a sale thing from them a couple weeks ago, need to see if that price is as good as the regular price with this coupon. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 10:54 AM, Craig via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Coupon

2018-12-06 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
Thanks!  I have to go get some crowfoot flare nut wrenches, I had a 20% off in the paper yesterday, this one will be good too. -FT On 12/6/18 1:53 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: Craig -- Present: '89 Chevrolet G20 Beauville 210 kmi (the

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight

2016-03-11 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
While attempting to remove the 22mm nut on the steering wheel on a PnP SL my ratchet died. For those I use a 5# sledge and my 1/2" Snap-on ratchet. (A friend found it in her shed, broken, and gave it to me. The hardest part was chasing down a truck! The lifetime warrantee was nice.) -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight

2016-03-10 Thread clay via Mercedes
While attempting to remove the 22mm nut on the steering wheel on a PnP SL my ratchet died. I am having terrible luck getting the nuts to let go. PB blaster is not working. Even the penlight torch... ANYWAY... I was headed to another yard this morning and hit HF for a replacement. Ended up

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight

2016-03-10 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
You have a problem. You need to seek professional help. Send all your crap to me as part of your recovery, you will feel better. --R On 3/10/16 5:55 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes wrote: So last week I dropped about $300 in HF buying a 170amp welder and misc other stuff. Today I used

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon

2016-03-08 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
IIRC somebody said the HF aluminum jacks were terrible and dangerous and made your kids dumb and your hair fall out -Curt From: Craig via Mercedes To: Mercedes Discussion List Cc: Craig Sent: Tuesday, March 8,

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon

2016-03-08 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
om>; Mercedes Discussion List > <mercedes@okiebenz.com> > Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 12:59 PM > Subject: Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon > > So THATS what happened! I didn't get that memo > > I have that jack (1.5 ton aluminum "racing" jack) a

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon

2016-03-08 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
teel 3 ton since I remembered somebody talking smack > about the aluminum... > -Curt > > From: Meade Dillon <dillonm...@gmail.com> > To: Curt Raymond <curtlud...@yahoo.com>; Mercedes Discussion List > <mercedes@okiebenz.com> > Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon

2016-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
59 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon So THATS what happened!  I didn't get that memo I have that jack (1.5 ton aluminum "racing" jack) and it works great.  I can easily lifter either the entire front end or rear end of my two MB's. - Max Charleston S

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon

2016-03-08 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
So THATS what happened! I didn't get that memo I have that jack (1.5 ton aluminum "racing" jack) and it works great. I can easily lifter either the entire front end or rear end of my two MB's. - Max Charleston SC On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 11:08 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon

2016-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
IIRC somebody said the HF aluminum jacks were terrible and dangerous and made your kids dumb and your hair fall out -Curt From: Craig via Mercedes To: Mercedes Discussion List Cc: Craig Sent: Tuesday, March 8,

Re: [MBZ] Harbor freight

2015-08-28 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
‎http://www.hfqpdb.com/coupons/20_percent_off_1438313641.0049.jpg http://www.dealsoff.com/harbor-freight-coupons/ Quick enough?‎ Rick  Sent from my BlackBerry Z10    ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] Harbor freight

2015-08-28 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
http://www.harborfreight.com/digitalsavings.html its on the front page Does anybody have a 20% coupon they can email me today fairly soon? Sent from my OldMBPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] Harbor freight

2015-08-28 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Go to val***.com and search on harbor freight. There's a 20% coupon there that I use regularly. Dan Sent from my iPad A lot of those coupon sites are fronts for nefarious activities. Just go to http://www.harborfreight.com/digitalsavings.html and get it directly from HF. No expired

Re: [MBZ] Harbor freight

2015-08-28 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
That's what I did, ended up with a basket full of stuff Sent from my iPhone On Aug 28, 2015, at 5:32 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Go to val***.com and search on harbor freight. There's a 20% coupon there that I use regularly. Dan Sent from my iPad A

Re: [MBZ] Harbor freight

2015-08-28 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Go to valpak.com and search on harbor freight. There's a 20% coupon there that I use regularly. Dan Sent from my iPad On Aug 28, 2015, at 2:51 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Does anybody have a 20% coupon they can email me today fairly soon? Sent from

Re: [MBZ] Harbor freight

2015-08-28 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
ValPak is a mass mailer who sends those envelopes full of coupons for local businesses out in the mail. They're based over in Clearwater and have one of the largest offset printing operations in the U.S. Nothing nefarious there. Good HF link. Dan Sent from my iPad On Aug 28, 2015, at 6:32

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 9:51 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack Curt, This is the jack I have two of. http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/larin-3-ton-floor-jack/36087 These are very good, but don't cost $500.  Well worth the $100 plus

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-05 Thread clay via Mercedes
BiL, the mechanic, scored a 22 lift heavy duty HF jack ages ago. He loves the thing, but warns the new stuff is not as good. That being said, go for the biggest, highest lift, and you should have no trouble unless you need to use it every day clay On Jan 4, 2015, at 3:46 PM, Curt Raymond

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I have had no problems with HF jacks. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Curt Raymond via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2015 6:46 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack Anybody ever bought a

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
I have two of them, the 1.5 ton racing jack, which has the nice long handle and decent height; and a removable-handle portable jack. I use the racing jack all the time for lifting the cars at home. I use the portable jack when anticipating a requirement while away from home, typically jacking my

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I have 3-4 of their jacks and all are good Sent from my iPhone On Jan 4, 2015, at 5:46 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Anybody ever bought a Harbor Freight jack? I've got an older Craftsman floor jack, one thats literally a bottle jack on its side with a

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Fred Moir via Mercedes
Curt.My main Jack is an HF supplied device. No problems in almost 4 years.Just keep the wheels lubricated. Fred Moir.Lynn MA.Diesel preferred. Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 23:46:24 + To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Anybody ever bought

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
I have a three ton HF steel jack that started leaking about a year after I bought it. I also have a HF 2 ton aluminum racing jack which works perfectly and is easy to move around. I would strongly recommend that one. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 4, 2015, at 6:46 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack I have a three ton HF steel jack that started leaking about a year after I bought it. I also have a HF 2 ton aluminum racing jack which works perfectly and is easy to move around. I would strongly recommend that one. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 4, 2015, at 6:46

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
, 2015 7:36 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack They have 2.5 ton and maybe three ton aluminum ones too. I lifted my 240D with it many times. I also lifted the whole back end of my pagoda with it from the differential. The pagoda is not a light car. Another option would be to buy

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
professionally I'd get one but I can't justify 4X the cost of a HF... -Curt From: dsereta...@yahoo.com dsereta...@yahoo.com To: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:36 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack They have 2.5 ton and maybe three ton aluminum ones

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:48 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack Ask Jon. He payed way less than that for a reconditioned unit. It is a 3 ton Hein Werner but it is way sturdier than any other three ton jack that I have ever seen. It is nevertheless a very heavy

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: Anybody ever bought a Harbor Freight jack? I've got an older Craftsman floor jack, one thats literally a bottle jack on its side with a lever. It works fine but it really doesn't go high enough and the removable handle is a drag. I've been thinking I wanted a

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I bought a set consisting of a high-lift SUV jack and matching (heavy duty) jack stands from Sears on sale years ago. I've been very happy with them. I think I paid around $100 for the set, but that was shortly after I bought the SDL. Kaleb, is that jack that you have that won't let a car down

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Jon Agne via Mercedes
...@yahoo.com To: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:36 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack They have 2.5 ton and maybe three ton aluminum ones too. I lifted my 240D with it many times. I also lifted the whole back end of my pagoda with it from the differential

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Anybody ever bought a Harbor Freight jack? I've got an older Craftsman floor jack, one thats literally a bottle jack on its side with a lever. It works fine but it really doesn't go high enough and the removable handle is a drag. I've been thinking I wanted a real floor jack for some time now.

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Just a word of caution: NEVER place any body part you want to keep between a car supported only by a jack and the floor [ground, asphalt et al] . Use the jack for lifting, use a properly rated jack stand for supporting the car BEFORE you venture under it. Please make sure the jack stand is

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Who doesn't know this? Duh. On Jan 4, 2015 9:42 PM, G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Just a word of caution: NEVER place any body part you want to keep between a car supported only by a jack and the floor [ground, asphalt et al] . Use the jack for lifting, use a properly

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
Jon wrote: Look for a good one, and be patient. Don’t buy crap. Great advice!! 25 years ago we bought a Lincoln NAPA floor jack. Probably stupid for the amount of use it has gotten buy it sez USA on it and that was the selling feature. Somewhere there is politics in this, somehow... National

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Curt, This is the jack I have two of. http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/larin-3-ton-floor-jack/36087 These are very good, but don't cost $500. Well worth the $100 plus freight. The paint is different on this one. Both of mine are orange. Oh, and I was wrong at 60 lb. This

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
Interesting. I have a Larin jack like that as well (actually, I have two). They were bought at BJ's 17 years ago and neither one leaks. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 4, 2015, at 9:51 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Curt, This is the jack I have two of.

Re: [MBZ] harbor freight coupons

2012-11-08 Thread John Reames
now that's freaking hilarious! -- John W Reames jream...@verizon.net Home: +14106646986 Mobile: +14437915905 On Nov 7, 2012, at 22:35, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote: http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8296/hf4zw.jpg ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For

Re: [MBZ] harbor freight coupons

2012-11-07 Thread Craig
On Wed, 07 Nov 2012 22:35:46 -0500 Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote: http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8296/hf4zw.jpg Some real good buys! Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new and used parts go to www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Harbor freight

2011-05-29 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Some of their ratchets from years ago were crappy but they are fine now. Sockets are good, wrenches are good, the $20 sawzall is good, the impact wrench is good. I did have a star socket snap the tip off yesterday, going to take it back and see what happens Sent from my iPhone On May 29,

Re: [MBZ] Harbor freight

2011-05-29 Thread Rich Thomas
I had a really nice old Sears/Milwaukee heavy-duty recip saw I had used a lot. When I was putting up my addition, I made the mistake of letting the crew use it to do some work as it was there. Next time I went to use it the drive gear was all chewed up. No parts available now that I could

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Ads

2010-07-19 Thread Rich Thomas
Could be E. All of the Above --R On 7/18/2010 11:26 PM, Jerry Herrman wrote: Is it just me, or just this area (Southern California), or does every publication, including the local paper, have a Harbor Freight ad? Okay, next time I submit an entry, it will be a thoughtfully presented

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Ads

2010-07-19 Thread SteveB
You can't have too many Harbor Freight ads. Steve On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 11:26 PM, Jerry Herrman jer...@san.rr.com wrote: Is it just me, or just this area (Southern California), or does every publication, including the local paper, have a Harbor Freight ad? Okay, next time I submit an

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Ads

2010-07-19 Thread Dave Cavner
For anyone with Steve's HF philosophy, this link is for you: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?p=18485361 Check the wiki on the page for the latest updates. I've noticed the HF coupons in specialty magazines sometimes have better discounts than the more commonly available coupons sent

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Ads

2010-07-19 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 8:26 PM, Jerry Herrman jer...@san.rr.com wrote: Is it just me, or just this area (Southern California), or does every publication, including the local paper, have a Harbor Freight ad? I think they are advertising very aggressively nationwide. Makes sense considering

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Ads

2010-07-19 Thread SteveB
I bought A/C gauges yesterday for $29.95 with a internet ad from HF and the manager did not look happy to see the price I brought in. There is no way to make a gauge set like that for that price without the China gov't help. There is just too much labor and material to go into a set like that.

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Ads

2010-07-19 Thread Rich Thomas
http://www.harborfreight22.com/r2/r4.asp?r=10567_51333i=Q30241A02H025; A new email ad was about 3 msgs below SteveB's --R On 7/19/2010 2:06 PM, SteveB wrote: I bought A/C gauges yesterday for $29.95 with a internet ad from HF and the manager did not look happy to see the price I brought in.

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight

2010-04-05 Thread Allan Streib
Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net writes: I don't think HD carries the same brands as HF, all of HF stuff (with a few minor exceptions, and they might be counterfeit) is Chicago Electric or Pneumatic or something else Chicago (and maybe Pittsburgh?). The name brand tools that

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight

2010-04-05 Thread Fmiser
Allan Streib wrote: I doubt Home Depot's Chinese stuff is remarkably better than HF's. Several folks on this list have stated that their Pittsburgh hand tools are quite good for the price. I have a 3/4 inch drive ratchet with the Pittsburgh name I bought many years ago - when Harbor Freight

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight

2010-04-04 Thread Rich Thomas
I don't think HD carries the same brands as HF, all of HF stuff (with a few minor exceptions, and they might be counterfeit) is Chicago Electric or Pneumatic or something else Chicago (and maybe Pittsburgh?). At least I have never seen any recognizable brands in the stores I have shopped.

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight coupons in Automobile magazine

2010-04-03 Thread dave walton
http://www.harborfreightusa.com/html/MagazineLanders/3-general/images/20_c.jpg On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Alex Chamberlain apchamberl...@gmail.com wrote: For anyone contemplating making a purchase at Harbor Freight in the next few months, the May issue of Automobile magazine (with a big

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight coupons in Automobile magazine

2010-04-03 Thread Mitch Haley
Alex Chamberlain wrote: For anyone contemplating making a purchase at Harbor Freight in the next few months, the May issue of Automobile magazine (with a big headline on the cover about a prototype hybrid Porsche) has a page of HF coupons towards the back, including one for 20% off any single

Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Mityvac on sale

2009-05-10 Thread Curt Raymond
I went yesterday and noticed it. Got the air powered vacuum pump for $16 which is probably what its worth. Now I just need a stopper, valve, tee and some time and I can try it for changing coolant... -Curt Date: Sat, 9 May 2009 11:34:43 -0700 From: Alex Chamberlain apchamberl...@gmail.com

Re: [MBZ] harbor freight questions

2009-03-16 Thread Mitch Haley
Kaleb C. Striplin wrote: First question, is this the correct tester that will do CIS? http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=97706 Hard to tell from the pic, but there IS a lot of stuff in that kit. For CIS, you need to tap into the control circuit co that control

Re: [MBZ] harbor freight questions

2009-03-16 Thread Jim Cathey
'Cause for the price of one rental, you can _own_ the tool. And that Saturday night, gotta have it done by Monday project can be completed. Well, it's not the _same_ tool by any means. But the HF thing was able to get the job done with the help of a torch to heat the ring. That big C clamp

Re: [MBZ] harbor freight questions

2009-03-16 Thread Archer
'Cause for the price of one rental, you can _own_ the tool. And that Saturday night, gotta have it done by Monday project can be completed. Well, it's not the _same_ tool by any means. But the HF thing was able to get the job done with the help of a torch to heat the ring. That big C clamp

Re: [MBZ] harbor freight questions

2009-03-15 Thread Craig McCluskey
On Sun, 15 Mar 2009 20:43:35 -0500 Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net wrote: Next question, is this the ball joint press than can be used if one buys pieces of pipe the proper size to use with it? http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=38335 If a person buys

Re: [MBZ] harbor freight questions

2009-03-15 Thread Jim Cathey
is this the ball joint press than can be used if one buys pieces of pipe the proper size to use with it? http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=38335 Yes. does [this] include the proper sizes for MB ball joints?

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