November 20, 2004How do you feel about Harbour Freight Tools?
Forums : Garage & Tool : How's HF (178 Views)
Subscribers : O My God
November 20, 2004You get what you paid for, every once in a while you get lucky......
I love my 8gal compressor I got from them a couple years ago, and I just use the air drills as polishing wheels for my wheels.
November 20, 2004just tinkering, they are great, but if you get rough w/ em, you'll be getting another of whatever you happen to be using. I have busted my knuckles several times on account of their cheap tools, finally got the boss to kick in for some decent ones, but we ran on em like junk iron
November 20, 2004not for HEAVY use. if you are gonna use them 3-4 times a year fine. everyday work tool not so good!
November 21, 2004You can buy some good stuff from thembut you can get some really cheep stuff too. They have some great jack stands for trucks and SUV's.
November 27, 2004I agree with everyone else
They have a lot of cheap crap that isnt worth the time of day. Some of their crude products like jacks, jack stands, and engine stands, heavy duty things like that, are hard to break anyway or OK. But precision tools and ratchets dont waste your time. Thats my opinion
November 28, 2004I've bought a lot of HF stuf and been happy with the vast majority of it. The rule of thumb is: the fewer the number of moving parts, the better.
I have a couple of HF paint sprayers that are awesome, and were a great deal. I also have a router and cordless drill that I bought direct from that factory that makes the electric tools for HF. I paid $25 for both tools (HF sells the 3 HP router for about $70-$80, and the drill for about $45 last time I checked). Anyway, those tools were sad impressions of real tools, the plunge router has too much slop, and the 18V drill is pretty weak. But, they do make great loaners for when a friend/neighbor wants to borrow (abuse) something. Heh.
The air tools I've bought have also held up pretty well.