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


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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 bought to work on my
newly-purchased 1959 Alfa Romeo Giuletta Spyder Veloce in 1968. I have
added tools since then, but these still work well.


Craig



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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, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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.


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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, their reputation for quality is no longer earned.. they were
> good.

The mainstay of my toolbox is the Craftsman tools I bought to work on my
newly-purchased 1959 Alfa Romeo Giuletta Spyder Veloce in 1968. I have
added tools since then, but these still work well.


Craig

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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.


https://www.costco.com/.product.100507719.html?=B2C_2019_1120_DealsEnding





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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, Nov 19, 2019 at 11:05 PM Curley McLain via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> 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 11/19/19 10:20 AM:
> > On Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:39:34 -0500 (EST) Mitch Haley via Mercedes
> >  wrote:
> >
> >> I thought Stanley bought Craftsman a few years ago and was recently
> >> making moves to return production to USA.
> > I received the attached in an email this morning.
> >
> > I thought Lowe's bought Craftsman.
> >
> > Now I am confused.
> >
> >
> > Craig
> >
>
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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!





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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 11/19/19 10:20 AM:

On Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:39:34 -0500 (EST) Mitch Haley via Mercedes
 wrote:


I thought Stanley bought Craftsman a few years ago and was recently
making moves to return production to USA.

I received the attached in an email this morning.

I thought Lowe's bought Craftsman.

Now I am confused.


Craig




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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


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5-15-2019:
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TX. The groundbreaking for the 425,000-square-foot facility will take place in 
summer 2019, and the plant is expected to be completed in late 2020.
https://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com/article/stanley-black-decker-announces-opening-new-craftsman-plant-fort-worth-texas

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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 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 store with it... said .. "It
>> failed"... they said... go get a new one... no charge... Thank you..
>> 
>> They are acting like the old Sears tool people on tool guarantee.  Quality
>> good enough for most jobs... My thousand dollar set of Snap On wrenches
>> stay in the drawer.
>> 
>> On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 6:30 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> 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.
>>> 
>>> Curt
>>> 
>>> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>>> 
>>>  On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 7:01 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes<
>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   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 cobalt.
>>> 
>>> As for HF insider: NO
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:
 I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
 Inside Track Club.
 
 Is this worth it?
 
 I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes
>> has
 bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing
>> tools.
 They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I
>> had
 seen in the past.
 
 
 Craig
 
 
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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 using existing supply
channels under the Craftsman name for 15 years after the deal closed."
and -
"Craftsman tools are sold in Sears  and
sister store Kmart ,[11]
 as well
as US military Army and Air Force Exchange Service
 stores,
[12]  Navy
Exchange  stores, Summit
Racing Equipment
, Blain's
Farm & Fleet ,
Menards , W. W. Grainger
, Ace Hardware
,[*citation needed
*] Montgomery Ward
,[13]
 Lowes
[14]
,
and Orchard Supply Hardware
."

I guess NAPA just joined that group ...


On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 10:22 AM Craig via Mercedes 
wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:39:34 -0500 (EST) Mitch Haley via Mercedes
>  wrote:
>
> > I thought Stanley bought Craftsman a few years ago and was recently
> > making moves to return production to USA.
>
> I received the attached in an email this morning.
>
> I thought Lowe's bought Craftsman.
>
> Now I am confused.
>
>
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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 for a year on wheel lugs and a few other
> projects... then it failed internally.
> Walked into the local Harbor Freight store with it... said .. "It
> failed"... they said... go get a new one... no charge... Thank you..
>
> They are acting like the old Sears tool people on tool guarantee.  Quality
> good enough for most jobs... My thousand dollar set of Snap On wrenches
> stay in the drawer.
>
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 6:30 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > 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.
> >
> > Curt
> >
> > Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> >
> >   On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 7:01 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes<
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   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 cobalt.
> >
> > As for HF insider: NO
> >
> >
> > Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:
> > > I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
> > > Inside Track Club.
> > >
> > > Is this worth it?
> > >
> > > I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes
> has
> > > bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing
> tools.
> > > They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I
> had
> > > seen in the past.
> > >
> > >
> > > Craig
> > >
> > >
> >
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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 store with it... said .. "It
failed"... they said... go get a new one... no charge... Thank you..

They are acting like the old Sears tool people on tool guarantee.  Quality
good enough for most jobs... My thousand dollar set of Snap On wrenches
stay in the drawer.

On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 6:30 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Curt
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
>   On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 7:01 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   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 cobalt.
>
> As for HF insider: NO
>
>
> Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:
> > I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
> > Inside Track Club.
> >
> > Is this worth it?
> >
> > I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes has
> > bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing tools.
> > They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I had
> > seen in the past.
> >
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >
>
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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 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 motor 
> mounts, after they had been broken loose.
> 
> The reverse lever has failed in that it doesn’t select the direction, you 
> have to fiddle with it and maybe it will do the job, and the ratcheting 
> action is sloppy as heck. No doubt internal failures, but I’m not buying 
> another.
> 
> -D
> 
> 
> 
>> On Nov 18, 2019, at 8:29 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> Curt
>> 
>> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android 
>> 
>> On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 7:01 PM, Curley McLain via 
>> Mercedes wrote:   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 cobalt.
>> 
>> As for HF insider: NO
>> 
>> 
>> Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:
>>> I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
>>> Inside Track Club.
>>> 
>>> Is this worth it?
>>> 
>>> I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes has
>>> bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing tools.
>>> They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I had
>>> seen in the past.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Craig
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
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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 Mercedes wrote on 11/18/19 7:29 AM:

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.

Curt





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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 motor mounts, after 
they had been broken loose.

The reverse lever has failed in that it doesn’t select the direction, you have 
to fiddle with it and maybe it will do the job, and the ratcheting action is 
sloppy as heck. No doubt internal failures, but I’m not buying another.

-D



> On Nov 18, 2019, at 8:29 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
>  wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
> Curt
> 
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android 
> 
>  On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 7:01 PM, Curley McLain via 
> Mercedes wrote:   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 cobalt.
> 
> As for HF insider: NO
> 
> 
> Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:
>> I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
>> Inside Track Club.
>> 
>> Is this worth it?
>> 
>> I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes has
>> bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing tools.
>> They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I had
>> seen in the past.
>> 
>> 
>> Craig
>> 
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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

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  On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 9:09 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via 
Mercedes wrote:   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

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=399682=Red+lube+love

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> 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 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 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 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 example of a RHFT ratchet:
>>> 
>>> https://www.ebay.com/i/113902799468?chn=ps=1=1=711-117182-37290-0=2=113902799468=596465665188=m=pla=9058761==6470719151=77538520277=pla-596465665188=1140476=119240224=EAIaIQobChMIjpyt-r3y5QIVDYiGCh0jWAUEEAQYBiABEgLeN_D_BwE
>>> 
>>> 
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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.

Curt

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  On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 7:01 PM, Curley McLain via 
Mercedes wrote:   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 cobalt.

As for HF insider: NO


Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:
> I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
> Inside Track Club.
>
> Is this worth it?
>
> I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes has
> bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing tools.
> They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I had
> seen in the past.
>
>
> Craig
>
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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!

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> 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 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 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 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 example of a RHFT ratchet:
>>> 
>>> https://www.ebay.com/i/113902799468?chn=ps=1=1=711-117182-37290-0=2=113902799468=596465665188=m=pla=9058761==6470719151=77538520277=pla-596465665188=1140476=119240224=EAIaIQobChMIjpyt-r3y5QIVDYiGCh0jWAUEEAQYBiABEgLeN_D_BwE
>>> 
>>> 
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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

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=399682=Red+lube+love

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> 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 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 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 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 example of a RHFT ratchet:
>>> 
>>> https://www.ebay.com/i/113902799468?chn=ps=1=1=711-117182-37290-0=2=113902799468=596465665188=m=pla=9058761==6470719151=77538520277=pla-596465665188=1140476=119240224=EAIaIQobChMIjpyt-r3y5QIVDYiGCh0jWAUEEAQYBiABEgLeN_D_BwE
>>> 
>>> 
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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.

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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.

Mitch.

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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 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 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 example of a RHFT ratchet:
>> 
>> https://www.ebay.com/i/113902799468?chn=ps=1=1=711-117182-37290-0=2=113902799468=596465665188=m=pla=9058761==6470719151=77538520277=pla-596465665188=1140476=119240224=EAIaIQobChMIjpyt-r3y5QIVDYiGCh0jWAUEEAQYBiABEgLeN_D_BwE
>> 
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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

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> 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 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 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 example of a RHFT ratchet:
>> 
>> https://www.ebay.com/i/113902799468?chn=ps=1=1=711-117182-37290-0=2=113902799468=596465665188=m=pla=9058761==6470719151=77538520277=pla-596465665188=1140476=119240224=EAIaIQobChMIjpyt-r3y5QIVDYiGCh0jWAUEEAQYBiABEgLeN_D_BwE
>> 
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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 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 example of a RHFT ratchet:

https://www.ebay.com/i/113902799468?chn=ps=1=1=711-117182-37290-0=2=113902799468=596465665188=m=pla=9058761==6470719151=77538520277=pla-596465665188=1140476=119240224=EAIaIQobChMIjpyt-r3y5QIVDYiGCh0jWAUEEAQYBiABEgLeN_D_BwE





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Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight and Lowes

2019-11-17 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
These are considered the 240D of ratchets. Very tough!

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> 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, 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 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 example of a RHFT ratchet:
>> 
>> https://www.ebay.com/i/113902799468?chn=ps=1=1=711-117182-37290-0=2=113902799468=596465665188=m=pla=9058761==6470719151=77538520277=pla-596465665188=1140476=119240224=EAIaIQobChMIjpyt-r3y5QIVDYiGCh0jWAUEEAQYBiABEgLeN_D_BwE
>>  
>> 
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:10 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes >> > wrote:
>>> 
>>> 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 heading back over there some time soon with a copy of this 
>>> article and my ratchets.
>>> 
>>> -D
>>> 
>>> 
 On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
 mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
 
 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 even 
 a replacement ratchet for both.
 
 -D
 
 
> On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:00 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes 
> mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
> 
> 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 cobalt.
> 
> As for HF insider: NO
> 
> 
> Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:
>> I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
>> Inside Track Club.
>> 
>> Is this worth it?
>> 
>> I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes has
>> bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing tools.
>> They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I had
>> seen in the past.
>> 
>> 
>> Craig
>> 
>> 
> 
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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 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 example of a RHFT ratchet:
> 
> https://www.ebay.com/i/113902799468?chn=ps=1=1=711-117182-37290-0=2=113902799468=596465665188=m=pla=9058761==6470719151=77538520277=pla-596465665188=1140476=119240224=EAIaIQobChMIjpyt-r3y5QIVDYiGCh0jWAUEEAQYBiABEgLeN_D_BwE
>  
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:10 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes  > wrote:
> 
>> 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 heading back over there some time soon with a copy of this article 
>> and my ratchets.
>> 
>> -D
>> 
>> 
>>> On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes >> > wrote:
>>> 
>>> 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 even 
>>> a replacement ratchet for both.
>>> 
>>> -D
>>> 
>>> 
 On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:00 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes 
 mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
 
 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 cobalt.
 
 As for HF insider: NO
 
 
 Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:
> I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
> Inside Track Club.
> 
> Is this worth it?
> 
> I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes has
> bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing tools.
> They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I had
> seen in the past.
> 
> 
> Craig
> 
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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 example of a RHFT ratchet:

https://www.ebay.com/i/113902799468?chn=ps=1=1=711-117182-37290-0=2=113902799468=596465665188=m=pla=9058761==6470719151=77538520277=pla-596465665188=1140476=119240224=EAIaIQobChMIjpyt-r3y5QIVDYiGCh0jWAUEEAQYBiABEgLeN_D_BwE

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> On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:10 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes  
> wrote:
> 
> 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 heading back over there some time soon with a copy of this article 
> and my ratchets.
> 
> -D
> 
> 
>> On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes  
>> wrote:
>> 
>> 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 even a 
>> replacement ratchet for both.
>> 
>> -D
>> 
>> 
>>> On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:00 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes 
>>>  wrote:
>>> 
>>> 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 cobalt.
>>> 
>>> As for HF insider: NO
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:
 I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
 Inside Track Club.
 
 Is this worth it?
 
 I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes has
 bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing tools.
 They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I had
 seen in the past.
 
 
 Craig
 
 
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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 heading back over there some time soon with a copy of this article 
and my ratchets.

-D


> On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes  
> wrote:
> 
> 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 even a 
> replacement ratchet for both.
> 
> -D
> 
> 
>> On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:00 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> 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 cobalt.
>> 
>> As for HF insider: NO
>> 
>> 
>> Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:
>>> I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
>>> Inside Track Club.
>>> 
>>> Is this worth it?
>>> 
>>> I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes has
>>> bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing tools.
>>> They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I had
>>> seen in the past.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Craig
>>> 
>>> 
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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 even a 
replacement ratchet for both.

-D


> On Nov 17, 2019, at 7:00 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes 
>  wrote:
> 
> 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 cobalt.
> 
> As for HF insider: NO
> 
> 
> Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:
>> I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
>> Inside Track Club.
>> 
>> Is this worth it?
>> 
>> I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes has
>> bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing tools.
>> They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I had
>> seen in the past.
>> 
>> 
>> Craig
>> 
>> 
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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 cobalt.

As for HF insider: NO


Craig via Mercedes wrote on 11/17/19 5:15 PM:

I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed their pitches for their
Inside Track Club.

Is this worth it?

I was also at Lowes and noticed Craftsman tools and toolboxes. Lowes has
bought the Craftsman name and will honor the warranty on existing tools.
They had all kinds of tools, which looked like the Craftsman tools I had
seen in the past.


Craig





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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 leveling cement
with - it burst into flames in my hands! Replaced it with a Porter cable
1/2" drill, and it mixed many a bag of cement, etc. without complaining at
all, and is still going, so yes, it often pays to buy a decent tool.

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 4:03 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> 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, Craig via Mercedes wrote:
> > I just got an email from HF about their
> >
> >   ★ MEMORIAL DAY ★ 4 Day Sale ★ Starts Today★
> >
> > One of the items on sale is their 4-1/2 in. 4.3 Amp Angle Grinder
> >
> >
> https://www.harborfreight.com/4-12-in-43-Amp-Angle-Grinder-69645.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiNDAyNjQ0NjQiLCJza3UiOiI2OTY0NSIsImlzIjoiOS45OSIsInByb2R1Y3RfaWQi%0D%0AOiI5MDQ4In0%3D%0D%0A_source=1021_medium=email_campaign=2119b_memorialday_engaged=mEmail_s1021_c2119b_memorialday_engaged=55,259,045
> >
> > for just $9.99.
> >
> > 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 because they are dirt cheap. I like to have several
> >on hand. 1 for cutting 1 for grinding 1 for a hot spare when
> >1 of the other 2 start smoking.
> >
> >
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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, Craig via Mercedes wrote:

I just got an email from HF about their

★ MEMORIAL DAY ★ 4 Day Sale ★ Starts Today★

One of the items on sale is their 4-1/2 in. 4.3 Amp Angle Grinder

https://www.harborfreight.com/4-12-in-43-Amp-Angle-Grinder-69645.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiNDAyNjQ0NjQiLCJza3UiOiI2OTY0NSIsImlzIjoiOS45OSIsInByb2R1Y3RfaWQi%0D%0AOiI5MDQ4In0%3D%0D%0A_source=1021_medium=email_campaign=2119b_memorialday_engaged=mEmail_s1021_c2119b_memorialday_engaged=55,259,045

for just $9.99.

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 because they are dirt cheap. I like to have several
   on hand. 1 for cutting 1 for grinding 1 for a hot spare when
   1 of the other 2 start smoking.


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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 less than the amount now listed.
> No problems with it.
> I think one is better served by non-throw-away tools.

I agree.

I have an Hitachi drill and an Hitachi grinder I got from Big Sky Tools,
refurbished Grade "A" and refurbished Grade "C". They work well and look
like new.

Like everyone else, they are having a sale now,
https://bigskytool.com/sale.html/

Some things they have on sale now are:

https://bigskytool.com/hitachi-d10vh-3-8-drill-60-amp-evs-reversible-reconditioned.html
Hitachi D10VH 3/8" Drill 6.0 Amp, EVS, Reversible (Reconditioned Grade A)
Condition: A
Price Special Price $9.95
Note: This has a "keyless" chuck.

https://bigskytool.com/husky-mini-palm-nailer-c-hdpmpn.html
Husky Mini Palm Nailer
Condition: C
Price Special Price $5.00

https://bigskytool.com/freeman-pmpn-mini-palm-nailer-reconditioned-1.html
Freeman PMPN Mini-Palm Nailer (Reconditioned Grade C)
Condition: C
Price Special Price $6.00


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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 served by non-throw-away tools.



On 24/05/2019 12:41 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote:

I just got an email from HF about their

★ MEMORIAL DAY ★ 4 Day Sale ★ Starts Today★

One of the items on sale is their 4-1/2 in. 4.3 Amp Angle Grinder

https://www.harborfreight.com/4-12-in-43-Amp-Angle-Grinder-69645.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiNDAyNjQ0NjQiLCJza3UiOiI2OTY0NSIsImlzIjoiOS45OSIsInByb2R1Y3RfaWQi%0D%0AOiI5MDQ4In0%3D%0D%0A_source=1021_medium=email_campaign=2119b_memorialday_engaged=mEmail_s1021_c2119b_memorialday_engaged=55,259,045

for just $9.99.

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 because they are dirt cheap. I like to have several
   on hand. 1 for cutting 1 for grinding 1 for a hot spare when
   1 of the other 2 start smoking.


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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 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 because they are dirt cheap. I like to have several
> >   on hand. 1 for cutting 1 for grinding 1 for a hot spare when
> >   1 of the other 2 start smoking.
>
> Runner-ups are:
>
>   Great Value
>
>   We have several right angle grinders from this 4.3 amp model
>   up to a 7” Makita. All have their purpose. Just use this grinder
>   accordingly and it will last a long time. Very useful for light
>   steel cutting and brushing. We have several of these light weight
>   grinders that we use for brushing welds. We keep at least two set
>   up at each station and swap between them to not overheat them.
>   Works great for the price.
>
>   TSSRA, 11 May 2019
>
>
>
>   Great for light use
>
>   Used with a cutting wheel and worked perfect. Will it last?
>   Well it made it past the first week of use. Time will tell
>
>   Bryan, 29 Apr 2019
>
>
>
>   Worth every penny
>
>   My grinder burned up 72 hours after buying it. The tool worked
>   hard before burning up with about 12 hours of work. I returned
>   it to the store and they replaced it with "ZERO" hassle. The
>   replacement works just fine.
>
>   John B., 25 Apr 2019
>
>
>
>   So cheap, you might not need the wrench!
>
>   This grinder is really cheap. If you burn it up, buy a good one
>   from a name brand supplier. I use mine to avoid lost time changing
>   cutting wheels and for lending out to protect my Milwaukee.
>
>   BCVolkert, 14 Apr 2019
>
>
>
>   It's my son's, but I'm gonna borrow it...
>
>   I saw a guy do the most amazing thing with his the other day.
>   He wanted to shave a little bit off the hand wheel/ balance wheel
>   he was putting on an old [sewing] machine. It wasn't an official
>   replacement, and it interfered with the inner clutch release handle.
>   He doesn't have a machine shop, so he tilted his angle grinder to
>   the side, and stepped on the speed controller for the sewing
>   machine. When the hand wheel was spinning, he used the angle grinder
>   to just grind a tiny bit off the inner edge of the wheel. Mind
>   blown. It just opens up so many possibilities when you think outside
>   the box! NOTE: NOT A RECOMMENDED USE OF THE TOOL. IF YOU TRY IT,
>   YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN, LIABILITY WISE.
>
>   Daredevil, 12 Apr 2019
>
>
>
>   This is the one to GET!!
>
>   Small light weight cleared my honeydew list in a week and it was
>   fun!! Happy wife happy life-
>
>   Jason, 10 Apr 2019
>
>
> Craig
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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 because they are dirt cheap. I like to have several
>   on hand. 1 for cutting 1 for grinding 1 for a hot spare when
>   1 of the other 2 start smoking.

Runner-ups are:

  Great Value

  We have several right angle grinders from this 4.3 amp model
  up to a 7” Makita. All have their purpose. Just use this grinder
  accordingly and it will last a long time. Very useful for light
  steel cutting and brushing. We have several of these light weight
  grinders that we use for brushing welds. We keep at least two set
  up at each station and swap between them to not overheat them.
  Works great for the price.

  TSSRA, 11 May 2019



  Great for light use

  Used with a cutting wheel and worked perfect. Will it last?
  Well it made it past the first week of use. Time will tell

  Bryan, 29 Apr 2019



  Worth every penny

  My grinder burned up 72 hours after buying it. The tool worked
  hard before burning up with about 12 hours of work. I returned
  it to the store and they replaced it with "ZERO" hassle. The
  replacement works just fine.

  John B., 25 Apr 2019



  So cheap, you might not need the wrench!

  This grinder is really cheap. If you burn it up, buy a good one
  from a name brand supplier. I use mine to avoid lost time changing
  cutting wheels and for lending out to protect my Milwaukee.

  BCVolkert, 14 Apr 2019



  It's my son's, but I'm gonna borrow it...

  I saw a guy do the most amazing thing with his the other day.
  He wanted to shave a little bit off the hand wheel/ balance wheel
  he was putting on an old [sewing] machine. It wasn't an official
  replacement, and it interfered with the inner clutch release handle.
  He doesn't have a machine shop, so he tilted his angle grinder to
  the side, and stepped on the speed controller for the sewing
  machine. When the hand wheel was spinning, he used the angle grinder
  to just grind a tiny bit off the inner edge of the wheel. Mind
  blown. It just opens up so many possibilities when you think outside
  the box! NOTE: NOT A RECOMMENDED USE OF THE TOOL. IF YOU TRY IT,
  YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN, LIABILITY WISE.

  Daredevil, 12 Apr 2019



  This is the one to GET!!

  Small light weight cleared my honeydew list in a week and it was
  fun!! Happy wife happy life-

  Jason, 10 Apr 2019


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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
>
> --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 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 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 found that item-specific coupons generally have
> a
> >> discount more than 20%, so using a 20% coupon doesn't help, but I don't
> >> know about 25% coupons.
> >>
> >> And, of course, the fine print will get you: You can't get welders or
> >> toolboxes.
> >>
> >>
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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 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 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 found that item-specific coupons generally have a
discount more than 20%, so using a 20% coupon doesn't help, but I don't
know about 25% coupons.

And, of course, the fine print will get you: You can't get welders or
toolboxes.


Craig

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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 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 found that item-specific coupons generally have a
> discount more than 20%, so using a 20% coupon doesn't help, but I don't
> know about 25% coupons.
>
> And, of course, the fine print will get you: You can't get welders or
> toolboxes.
>
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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 found that item-specific coupons generally have a
discount more than 20%, so using a 20% coupon doesn't help, but I don't
know about 25% coupons.

And, of course, the fine print will get you: You can't get welders or
toolboxes.


Craig

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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. 

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> 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. 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 
> wrote:   
> 
> 
> 
> Craig
> 
> --
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> 
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> '82 240D/3.0  Bluebell  286 kmi
> '95 E320  Sebastian  135 kmi  RIP
> '94 E420  Oskar  127 kmi  RIP
> '86 190E/2.3
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> '61 Willys Utility Wagon
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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

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  On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 10:54 AM, Craig via Mercedes 
wrote:   



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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


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Craig

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  '00 Kenworth W900  Helmut 943 kmi

Past: '90 300D/2.5 Turbo265 kmi   RIP
  '07 Peterbilt 386  Bruno  885 kmi
  '82 240D/3.0   Bluebell   286 kmi
  '95 E320   Sebastian  135 kmi   RIP
  '94 E420   Oskar  127 kmi   RIP
  '86 190E/2.3
  '72 220/8
  '61 Willys Utility Wagon
  '59 Willys Utility Wagon
  '67 Volkswagen Fastback
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  '72 220D/8 Herman 186 kmi
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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


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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 getting too much junk  I almost needed.  Walked across 
the parking lot to the salvage store and pick up another wrench for $1.99.  And 
the DMV had moved to the shopping center, so renewed my ID.



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On Mar 10, 2016, at 2:55 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 my members club thing for the first time on the parking 
> lot preview sale and bought another one of those 3 ton rapid lift jacks and 
> the 12k lb winch to replace the 5k one on my trailer that I believe is 
> crapped out.  Dropped another almost $300 on that.
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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 my members club thing for the first 
time on the parking lot preview sale and bought another one of those 3 
ton rapid lift jacks and the 12k lb winch to replace the 5k one on my 
trailer that I believe is crapped out.  Dropped another almost $300 on 
that.


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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, 2016 11:06 AM
 Subject: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon
  
In light of our recent discussion about jacks, I thought you might like a

coupon for one of Harbor Freight's.

Craig



Compared to my farm store/HF (NLA) twin 3 ton capacity STEEL floor 
jacks, those little things are cheap and scary looking.  Maybe for a 
cheap roadside jack to change a tire on a rustbucket, but not for 
really working onthe car.


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Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon

2016-03-08 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I got a steel 3 ton for Christmas. I specified one with the higher lift range, 
but apparently the store didn't have any so they got me the next one down.

I've been pleased with it so far. Makes little work of raising a W140 or W126.

Dan

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> On Mar 8, 2016, at 1:55 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> Really? I bought the steel 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 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) 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 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> 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 <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>  To: Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> Cc: Craig <diese...@pisquared.net>
>  Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 11:06 AM
>  Subject: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon
> 
> In light of our recent discussion about jacks, I thought you might like a
> coupon for one of Harbor Freight's.
> 
> 
> Craig
> 
> 
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon

2016-03-08 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
I like HF aluminum. I also have HF steel but it  started leaking after only 
couple years. Junk. Aluminum ten years now and is perfect.

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> On Mar 8, 2016, at 1:55 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> Really? I bought the steel 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 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) 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 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> 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 <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>  To: Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> Cc: Craig <diese...@pisquared.net>
>  Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 11:06 AM
>  Subject: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon
> 
> In light of our recent discussion about jacks, I thought you might like a
> coupon for one of Harbor Freight's.
> 
> 
> Craig
> 
> 
> 
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Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon

2016-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Really? I bought the steel 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 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) 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 
<mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

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 <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
 To: Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
Cc: Craig <diese...@pisquared.net>
 Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 11:06 AM
 Subject: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon

In light of our recent discussion about jacks, I thought you might like a
coupon for one of Harbor Freight's.


Craig




  
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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 <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> 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, 2016 11:06 AM
>  Subject: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon
>
> In light of our recent discussion about jacks, I thought you might like a
> coupon for one of Harbor Freight's.
>
>
> Craig
>
>
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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, 2016 11:06 AM
 Subject: [MBZ] Harbor Freight jack coupon
   
In light of our recent discussion about jacks, I thought you might like a
coupon for one of Harbor Freight's.


Craig

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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?‎
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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?

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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 deals that way either.  Lots of the 
coupons on the coupon sites are expired and waste your time.


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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

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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
 
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 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 deals that way either.  Lots of the coupons on 
 the coupon sites are expired and waste your time.
 
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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

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 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 Does anybody have a 20% coupon they can email me today fairly soon?
 
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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 

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 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 deals that way either.  Lots of the coupons on 
 the coupon sites are expired and waste your time.
 
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Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
The closest thing we have to a farm store around here is Tractor Supply. The 
reviews on their Big Red 3 ton jack are poor at best. I've had very bad lucky 
buying tools there anyway, the worst pair of vicelocks I've ever had came from 
there. I bought a high lift jack there two years ago and while its adequate 
nobody would call it good. Sadly you can buy a real HiLift jack from Amazon 
for about the same money.
My rule is now No tools from TSC and after I bought potting soil there that 
killed everything it touched No gardening supplies from TSC which is sad 
because I bought one of the best pairs of hiking boots I've ever had the first 
time I ever went to a TSC. They were Colombia brand which TSC stopped carrying 
shortly after.
The only thing I buy at TSC now is bolts since they're by the pound.
-Curt
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 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 
freight.  The paint is different on this one.  Both of mine are 
orange.  Oh, and I was wrong at 60 lb.  This website says 83 lb. 
Check your local farm stores.

With 2, I can jack up both sides at once, or front and back at once.

Some of the jacks HF sells now are the same as crapsman, but without 
as big of a price.  Beware!  Those are crappy jacks.  The HF racing 
jacks are reported to be good for the money.

20% off coupon for HF at HarborFreight.com  They had a 25% off coupon 
for last thurs.




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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 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 real floor 
 jack for some time now. I went to HF today to get a new compressor (21gal, 
 2.5hp) and got a flyer for their blowout sale next week which includes the 
 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69. They were asking $79 for the 
 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good deal...
 Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any 
 Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't 
 see spending hundreds for a good unit...
 Thoughts?
 -Curt
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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 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. I went to HF today to get a new compressor (21gal, 2.5hp)
 and got a flyer for their blowout sale next week which includes the 3
Ton
 Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69. They were asking $79 for the 1.5ton
jack
 today so it seems like a good deal...
 Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any
 Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't
see
 spending hundreds for a good unit...
 Thoughts?
 -Curt
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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 sailboat up by the keel in order to shift it left or right on
the boat trailer.

I'd get another.


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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

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 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 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. I went to HF today to get a new compressor (21gal, 
 2.5hp) and got a flyer for their blowout sale next week which includes the 
 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69. They were asking $79 for the 
 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good deal...
 Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any 
 Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't 
 see spending hundreds for a good unit...
 Thoughts?
 -Curt
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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 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. I went to HF today to get a new compressor (21gal, 
 2.5hp) and got a flyer for their blowout sale next week which includes the 
 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69. They were asking $79 for the 
 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good deal...
 Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any 
 Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't 
 see spending hundreds for a good unit...
 Thoughts?
 -Curt
  
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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.

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 On Jan 4, 2015, at 6:46 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 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. I went to HF today to get a new compressor (21gal, 
 2.5hp) and got a flyer for their blowout sale next week which includes the 
 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69. They were asking $79 for the 
 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good deal...
 Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any 
 Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't 
 see spending hundreds for a good unit...
 Thoughts?
 -Curt
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Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Sounds like the HF jacks are worth having. The big question for me now is if 
it'll fit under the Jetta. The on sale one is 5 minimum. I may need the low 
clearance. The aluminum one is 30# less than steel, 2 tons gives a good safety 
factor, I'll never be lifting the whole Jetta, can't even lift a whole end, 
theres nowhere to put the jack...
Guess I'll wait for the Aluminum one to go on sale.
-Curt
  From: dsereta...@yahoo.com dsereta...@yahoo.com
 To: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com; Mercedes Discussion List 
mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:26 PM
 Subject: Re: [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 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 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. I went to HF today to get a new compressor (21gal, 
 2.5hp) and got a flyer for their blowout sale next week which includes the 
 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69. They were asking $79 for the 
 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good deal...
 Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any 
 Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't 
 see spending hundreds for a good unit...
 Thoughts?
 -Curt
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Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I found one site where a guy said Just buy a Hein Werner with a link to one 
at $500+. If I wrenched 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 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 a reconditioned Hein Werner or Lincoln or 
Walker. Good old USA made jacks. Jon bought one from a shop in MA somewhere. It 
is a beast.

Sent from my iPhone


On Jan 4, 2015, at 7:31 PM, Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com wrote:


Sounds like the HF jacks are worth having. The big question for me now is if 
it'll fit under the Jetta. The on sale one is 5 minimum. I may need the low 
clearance. The aluminum one is 30# less than steel, 2 tons gives a good safety 
factor, I'll never be lifting the whole Jetta, can't even lift a whole end, 
theres nowhere to put the jack...
Guess I'll wait for the Aluminum one to go on sale.
-Curt
  From: dsereta...@yahoo.com dsereta...@yahoo.com
 To: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com; Mercedes Discussion List 
mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:26 PM
 Subject: Re: [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 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 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. I went to HF today to get a new compressor (21gal, 
 2.5hp) and got a flyer for their blowout sale next week which includes the 
 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69. They were asking $79 for the 
 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good deal...
 Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any 
 Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't 
 see spending hundreds for a good unit...
 Thoughts?
 -Curt
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Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
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 tool. I still love my 2 ton HF aluminum unit. I 
lug it around with one hand and it has a couple of built in handles for that 
purpose. It also appears to be very well made.  

Sent from my iPhone

 On Jan 4, 2015, at 7:42 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 I found one site where a guy said Just buy a Hein Werner with a link to one 
 at $500+. If I wrenched 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 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 a reconditioned Hein Werner or Lincoln or 
 Walker. Good old USA made jacks. Jon bought one from a shop in MA somewhere. 
 It is a beast.
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 
 On Jan 4, 2015, at 7:31 PM, Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
 
 Sounds like the HF jacks are worth having. The big question for me now is if 
 it'll fit under the Jetta. The on sale one is 5 minimum. I may need the low 
 clearance. The aluminum one is 30# less than steel, 2 tons gives a good 
 safety factor, I'll never be lifting the whole Jetta, can't even lift a whole 
 end, theres nowhere to put the jack...
 Guess I'll wait for the Aluminum one to go on sale.
 -Curt
  From: dsereta...@yahoo.com dsereta...@yahoo.com
 To: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com; Mercedes Discussion List 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:26 PM
 Subject: Re: [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 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 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. I went to HF today to get a new compressor 
 (21gal, 2.5hp) and got a flyer for their blowout sale next week which 
 includes the 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69. They were asking 
 $79 for the 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good deal...
 Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any 
 Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't 
 see spending hundreds for a good unit...
 Thoughts?
 -Curt
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Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I hit Craigslist and found a basic steel floor jack for $45, I'm considering 
offering $30. I've actually got one but it leaked at the pump and by the time I 
finally found the correct replacement o-ring I'd lost the plastic follower and 
I can't remember the order of the follower and o-ring anyway...Figure I'm 
better off to start with a new jack and use the handle from the other one 
(which I got free anyway) as a cheater bar for which it works excellently.
-Curt
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 To: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com; Mercedes Discussion List 
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 tool. I still love my 2 ton HF aluminum unit. I 
lug it around with one hand and it has a couple of built in handles for that 
purpose. It also appears to be very well made.  

Sent from my iPhone

 On Jan 4, 2015, at 7:42 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 I found one site where a guy said Just buy a Hein Werner with a link to one 
 at $500+. If I wrenched 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 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 a reconditioned Hein Werner or Lincoln or 
 Walker. Good old USA made jacks. Jon bought one from a shop in MA somewhere. 
 It is a beast.
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 
 On Jan 4, 2015, at 7:31 PM, Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
 
 Sounds like the HF jacks are worth having. The big question for me now is if 
 it'll fit under the Jetta. The on sale one is 5 minimum. I may need the low 
 clearance. The aluminum one is 30# less than steel, 2 tons gives a good 
 safety factor, I'll never be lifting the whole Jetta, can't even lift a whole 
 end, theres nowhere to put the jack...
 Guess I'll wait for the Aluminum one to go on sale.
 -Curt
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 To: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com; Mercedes Discussion List 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:26 PM
 Subject: Re: [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 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 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. I went to HF today to get a new compressor 
 (21gal, 2.5hp) and got a flyer for their blowout sale next week which 
 includes the 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69. They were asking 
 $79 for the 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good deal...
 Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any 
 Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't 
 see spending hundreds for a good unit...
 Thoughts?
 -Curt
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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 
real floor jack for some time now. I went to HF today to get a new compressor (21gal, 2.5hp) and 
got a flyer for their blowout sale next week which includes the 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel 
Floor Jack for $69. They were asking $79 for the 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good deal...
Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any Chinesium 
available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't see spending hundreds 
for a good unit...


I think mine is 2 1/2 ton. A real floor jack with gears driven by the handle 
that work the valve, goes up to 19 or so. Got it on sale for $39 around 1990. 
It's still my main floor jack. Of course, the one you buy 25 years later will 
not be identical.


Mitch.

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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 slowly typical
of a HF jack?

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Re: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Jack

2015-01-04 Thread Jon Agne via Mercedes
What Dimitri said.  I started calling around to the hydraulic repair shops 
looking for a GOOD floor jack.  I finally found a 2.5 HW in Boston (130 miles, 
but I go there all the time) which had just been totally rebuilt.  I showed up 
and it was 3 ton.  The guy said, “Oh well, I thought it was a 2.5.  Same price: 
$225.”

Look for a good one, and be patient.  Don’t buy crap.


 On Jan 4, 2015, at 7:48 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 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 tool. I still love my 2 ton HF aluminum unit. 
 I lug it around with one hand and it has a couple of built in handles for 
 that purpose. It also appears to be very well made.  
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 On Jan 4, 2015, at 7:42 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 I found one site where a guy said Just buy a Hein Werner with a link to 
 one at $500+. If I wrenched 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 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 a reconditioned Hein Werner or Lincoln or 
 Walker. Good old USA made jacks. Jon bought one from a shop in MA somewhere. 
 It is a beast.
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 
 On Jan 4, 2015, at 7:31 PM, Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
 
 Sounds like the HF jacks are worth having. The big question for me now is if 
 it'll fit under the Jetta. The on sale one is 5 minimum. I may need the low 
 clearance. The aluminum one is 30# less than steel, 2 tons gives a good 
 safety factor, I'll never be lifting the whole Jetta, can't even lift a 
 whole end, theres nowhere to put the jack...
 Guess I'll wait for the Aluminum one to go on sale.
 -Curt
 From: dsereta...@yahoo.com dsereta...@yahoo.com
 To: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com; Mercedes Discussion List 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Sent: Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:26 PM
 Subject: Re: [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 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 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. I went to HF today to get a new 
 compressor (21gal, 2.5hp) and got a flyer for their blowout sale next 
 week which includes the 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69. They 
 were asking $79 for the 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good deal...
 Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any 
 Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't 
 see spending hundreds for a good unit...
 Thoughts?
 -Curt
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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. I went to 
HF today to get a new compressor (21gal, 2.5hp) and got a flyer for 
their blowout sale next week which includes the 3 Ton Heavy Duty 
Steel Floor Jack for $69. They were asking $79 for the 1.5ton jack 
today so it seems like a good deal...
Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as 
any Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro 
and I can't see spending hundreds for a good unit...

Thoughts?
-Curt
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I bought a chinee jack from a farm store 20 years ago.  ($130) It is 
great.  I bought a HF jack about 10 years ago and it is identical  I 
think it was about $80 on sale.  It is nice to have an identical 
pair.  Unfortunately, HF quit selling this jack a year or two ago. 
They weigh about 60 lb.  They are easy to control the release.  I can 
release so slowly you can hardly tell the jack is going down.


These are the 3 ton traditional floor jack.  They are MUCH better 
than crapsman.  We have a crapsman floor jack at work and it it 
uncontrollable.  It is up or wham, the equipment is dropped to the 
floor.


This is as close as anything they have now.
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-steel-heavy-duty-floor-jack-with-rapid-pump-68048.html
That's what I'd buy if I was looking for a jack.

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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
properly seated and on level and solid footing.



On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 6:35 PM, Curly McLain 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 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. I went to HF today to get a new
 compressor (21gal, 2.5hp) and got a flyer for their blowout sale next
 week which includes the 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69. They
 were asking $79 for the 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good deal...
 Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any
 Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I can't
 see spending hundreds for a good unit...
 Thoughts?
 -Curt
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 I bought a chinee jack from a farm store 20 years ago.  ($130) It is
 great.  I bought a HF jack about 10 years ago and it is identical  I think
 it was about $80 on sale.  It is nice to have an identical pair.
 Unfortunately, HF quit selling this jack a year or two ago. They weigh
 about 60 lb.  They are easy to control the release.  I can release so
 slowly you can hardly tell the jack is going down.

 These are the 3 ton traditional floor jack.  They are MUCH better than
 crapsman.  We have a crapsman floor jack at work and it it uncontrollable.
 It is up or wham, the equipment is dropped to the floor.

 This is as close as anything they have now.
 http://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-steel-heavy-duty-floor-
 jack-with-rapid-pump-68048.html
 That's what I'd buy if I was looking for a jack.


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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 rated jack stand for supporting
 the car BEFORE you venture under it. Please make sure the jack stand is
 properly seated and on level and solid footing.



 On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 6:35 PM, Curly McLain 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 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. I went to HF today to get a new
  compressor (21gal, 2.5hp) and got a flyer for their blowout sale next
  week which includes the 3 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Floor Jack for $69.
 They
  were asking $79 for the 1.5ton jack today so it seems like a good
 deal...
  Reviews I found online seem to suggest that HF jacks are as good as any
  Chinesium available and generally a lot cheaper. I'm not a pro and I
 can't
  see spending hundreds for a good unit...
  Thoughts?
  -Curt
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  I bought a chinee jack from a farm store 20 years ago.  ($130) It is
  great.  I bought a HF jack about 10 years ago and it is identical  I
 think
  it was about $80 on sale.  It is nice to have an identical pair.
  Unfortunately, HF quit selling this jack a year or two ago. They weigh
  about 60 lb.  They are easy to control the release.  I can release so
  slowly you can hardly tell the jack is going down.
 
  These are the 3 ton traditional floor jack.  They are MUCH better than
  crapsman.  We have a crapsman floor jack at work and it it
 uncontrollable.
  It is up or wham, the equipment is dropped to the floor.
 
  This is as close as anything they have now.
  http://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-steel-heavy-duty-floor-
  jack-with-rapid-pump-68048.html
  That's what I'd buy if I was looking for a jack.
 
 
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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 honor, jobs, buy american, whatever.  The
arguments are deeply ingrained for me and I rather do without than
have china stuff that is affordable - mind you, the Lincoln NAPA was
not affordable but it is what we set our mind to purchase.
mao

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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 website says 83 lb. 
Check your local farm stores.


With 2, I can jack up both sides at once, or front and back at once.

Some of the jacks HF sells now are the same as crapsman, but without 
as big of a price.  Beware!  Those are crappy jacks.   The HF racing 
jacks are reported to be good for the money.


20% off coupon for HF at HarborFreight.com  They had a 25% off coupon 
for last thurs.



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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.
 
 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 website says 83 lb. Check your local farm stores.
 
 With 2, I can jack up both sides at once, or front and back at once.
 
 Some of the jacks HF sells now are the same as crapsman, but without as big 
 of a price.  Beware!  Those are crappy jacks.   The HF racing jacks are 
 reported to be good for the money.
 
 20% off coupon for HF at HarborFreight.com  They had a 25% off coupon for 
 last thurs.
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] harbor freight coupons

2012-11-08 Thread John Reames
now that's freaking hilarious!

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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!


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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

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On May 29, 2011, at 8:24 AM, Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com wrote:

 I can't figure out how to copy and paste on my phone but I wanted to weigh in 
 on the Harbor Freight thing.
 
 I've got three sets of their wrenches which I have used extensively. I've 
 beat on them. I've used the floor jack to turn stuck bolts, I've used them in 
 the cold and hot and I can honestly say they are great wrenches.
 I've not had one slip or break or bend or rust.  I'm generally hard on tools 
 and but these are well deserving of praise.
 
 As I said I've got three sets, two at home, one SAE one metric, and one SAE 
 set at camp...
 
 Curt
 
 
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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 find.  So I needed another but did not want to spring $200+ for a 
new good one, went to HF and bought the $25 recip saw.  It has surprised 
me with power and general utility.  The head rotates, it is variable 
speed, has a good blade holder/release.  IT is lightweight plastic, and 
probably has plastic gears, but for $25 in a pinch it has done very 
well.  1 year warranty, the woman said, Bring it back if it breaks and 
we'll give you another one.  Can't beat that.


I got some long-handled wrenches too, a whole pack of them for like $20, 
they have nice finish, fit the hand well, do the job.  Hard to complain.


Some of the stuff is marginal crap, but you tend to get what you pay 
for, sometimes even more.  They have a huge warehouse/distro facility 
just south of South of the Border in SC, and a store there too.


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On 5/29/2011 10:54 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin wrote:

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

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On May 29, 2011, at 8:24 AM, Curt Raymondcurtlud...@yahoo.com  wrote:


I can't figure out how to copy and paste on my phone but I wanted to weigh in 
on the Harbor Freight thing.

I've got three sets of their wrenches which I have used extensively. I've beat 
on them. I've used the floor jack to turn stuck bolts, I've used them in the 
cold and hot and I can honestly say they are great wrenches.
I've not had one slip or break or bend or rust.  I'm generally hard on tools 
and but these are well deserving of praise.

As I said I've got three sets, two at home, one SAE one metric, and one SAE set 
at camp...

Curt


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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 
discussion of interest to older Mercedes owners, maybe

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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 entry, it will be a thoughtfully presented
 discussion of interest to older Mercedes owners, maybe

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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 to e-mail and mail 
subscribers. Doesn't happen often but I've recently seen a $10 difference on an 
engine hoist price, for example.

Dave

On Jul 19, 2010, at 6:20 AM, SteveB wrote:

 You can't have too many Harbor Freight ads.
 
 Steve

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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 the economic climate is pushing a lot of people to DIY on home
and car repairs.  Business is booming for NAPA, Autozone, etc. as well for
the same reason.

Every HF ad I've seen in the past few months has had a 20% off any one
item coupon at the top, which is nice if you want to buy anything large
like a welder or drill press (both things I have bought from them recently
and been pleased with for the price).

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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.

Steve

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:36 PM, Alex Chamberlain
apchamberl...@gmail.comwrote:

 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 the economic climate is pushing a lot of people to DIY on home
 and car repairs.  Business is booming for NAPA, Autozone, etc. as well for
 the same reason.

 Every HF ad I've seen in the past few months has had a 20% off any one
 item coupon at the top, which is nice if you want to buy anything large
 like a welder or drill press (both things I have bought from them recently
 and been pleased with for the price).

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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. 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.

Steve

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:36 PM, Alex Chamberlain
apchamberl...@gmail.comwrote:

   

On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 8:26 PM, Jerry Herrmanjer...@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 the economic climate is pushing a lot of people to DIY on home
and car repairs.  Business is booming for NAPA, Autozone, etc. as well for
the same reason.

Every HF ad I've seen in the past few months has had a 20% off any one
item coupon at the top, which is nice if you want to buy anything large
like a welder or drill press (both things I have bought from them recently
and been pleased with for the price).

Alex
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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 HF sells are almost always refurbs.
Otherwise they are made-in-China products sporting American-sounding
names like Chicago Electric, Central Pneumatic, Pittsburgh, etc.

 At least I have never seen any recognizable brands in the stores I
 have shopped.  It's all Chinese stuff (and HD stuff probably is too,
 but better!).

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.

Allan
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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 was still called
Harbor Freight Salvage.  It is still doing fine. Used it last
night when I did a front end alignment on one of the W123s.

--   Philip

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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.  
It's all Chinese stuff (and HD stuff probably is too, but better!).  
HD stuff all seems to be name brands, or some things have their brand.  
Some of their lathes and mills and such seem to be fairly identical to 
other brands, but not the same brand name, probably all made in the same 
factory and branded for whoever wants to sell them.


--R

On 4/4/2010 5:53 PM, Jerry Herrman wrote:

I just called my local Home Depot and was told by the manager that Home Depot 
will NOT honor Harbor Freight's 20% off coupon. If someone on this list has 
been successful in this, I'd like to know, as this might give me the leverage 
to use my coupon, especially if I find a different manger to ask.

Also, since HD does honor a coupon or advertised price of an IDENTICAL ITEM, 
does someone know if Home Depot carries any products that are identical (same 
brand, type, size) to those that Harbor Freight carries?

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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
 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
 item.  The cover price of the magazine is $6, so if you're going to
 buy anything over $30, it's worth picking it up.  Personally, I am
 eyeing their wire-feed welders and drill presses.

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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
item.  


http://www.harborfreightusa.com/html/SingleMagLanders/americanprofile/images/20_c.jpg

Apparently, Lowes and Home Depot will match the published 20% off coupon, but 
not if you printed it from your computer.


The 2nd post here is a wiki which includes a listing of magazines to find HF 
coupons in:

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1276399#

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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
Subject: [MBZ] Harbor Freight Mityvac on sale
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For all the cheapskates out there (you know who you are!) who don't
yet have that most essential of all Mercedes-specific tools, the
Mityvac:  I was just at my local Harbor Freight (got a cooling system
pressure tester with European cap adapters for $64 after 20% off
coupon!) and noticed that their metal-bodied Mitvac ripoff kit,
including lots of different size vacuum tubing adapters and a brake
bleeding bottle, was on sale for $19.99, about a quarter the price of
the real thing.  It's this one:
http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/itemdisplay/displayItem.do?itemid=92474

Alex


  
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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 pressure flows 
through the gauge plumbing. You close a valve in the gauge assembly, downstream 
of the gauge itself, to test the fuel pressure regulator. With the valve closed, 
the gauge reads system pressure, which, IIRC was about 70 psi on a Saab.


I made mine with pieces from a parts car. I know one end came from an old CIS 
injector line where it screws onto the injector. It's been 20 years since I used 
mine, and I can't remember what the other end was, possibly a mini banjo?


At any rate, I made two gauge sets from one parts car. Each one contained a 
three way manifold (T), an inline shutoff valve, a 100 psi gauge, and about a 
meter of nylon tubing. I paid something like $20 for both, but I got my parts 
from a relative who owned a hydraulic supply distributor, and may have paid 
distributor cost (in 1985 dollars). I bet I could make one gauge with a $30 
Mickey Carr order and a parts car today. I could go digging through the shelves 
of unused tools for it if you want to know exactly what I made it from. Wish I'd 
known when my ex-employer's estate sale was, I probably could have bought the 
other gauge set back for $5.


Mitch.

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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 can be bent, though.  I bent mine.

-- Jim



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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 can be bent, though.  I bent mine.
-- Jim
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but they finally popped out.  I expected that the press might break but it 
didn't.  I paid the full price for the press as a deposit, and they gave it 
back to me when I finished.  Don't remember if I ordered the parts from them 
or not.  This was a number of years ago.
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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 this kit also, does it include the proper sizes for MB 
 ball joints?
 
 http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=46389

Rusty will rent the correct ball joint press, why mess around. As list
mom, he might even cut you a deal.


Craig

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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?
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=46389


No.  I bought it (on sale), and never used it at all for the 190D.
I'll probably need it sooner or later, though.

-- Jim



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