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    I got a 9 inch band saw this week...works great. Have an 8 inch drill press...couldn't be more pleased with it. What experiences have you had with Harbor Freight tools?
     
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    It's a good place to get cheap tools, if it's something you don't need to use very many times or very often.

    If you need something that will stand up heavy use, and last a long time, shop elsewhere.
     
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    /—-/ Great for the DIY household but won’t hold up for heavy duty work. I bought the cordless drill and it lasted a year, tossed it and bought a Mikita corded drill from Home Depot. 5 years and going strong. You get what you pay for.
     
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    For light work around the house they are pretty good.
    Have a bunch of tools from there...........use them once and a while. lol

    Just sanded some of my deck with the 10 amp orbital sander ..........did pretty good......

    Bought a 2 amp palm orbital sander from Walmart...........it was crap.........no power at all.........don't touch those little things. lol
     
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    I don't by power tools there, the never last. A hammer or a shovel or some shit is about it.
     
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    I got an impact a long while back............the electric one..........I hardly ever use it...........on an old trailer and some tires.......

    But it does real well for the price..........still works when I need it......does the job.
     
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    A chain saw sharpener, about 30 bucks and going on its 3rd season.
     
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    To be honest I only buy disposable tools there.
     
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    Of course you do. That's what they sell.
     
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    I got a Harbor-Freight 1/2" ratchet, and s-k/craftsman/snap-on everything else.

    It's their more expensive ratchet.

    I already had all the sockets, I hit up Pawn Shops for sockets for years.

    Haven't tried anything serious with the ratchet and cheater bar yet.
     
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