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    The chain falls I've bought work fine. Still not sure I'd get under an if I didn't have to though. The sand paper is cheap. And they have good prices on rachet straps.
     
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    /——/ I watched a plumber at my home grab three of my tools and toss them in his bag. He apparently didn’t know I was watching. He shrugged it off and said, oh I don’t pay attention when I clean up, I just grab whatever is lying around assuming it is mine. He was shocked when I canceled the rest of the job. Now everything is locked away when a contractor comes.
     
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    Recently picked up their 7.5 Amp reciprocating saw. Mine came with an assortment of blades for cutting most all materials. I decided--largely out of boredom--to repoint our chimney the other weekend. Used the saw to cut out old mortar and it worked great. I think that was a pretty good test of the "heavy duty" label. I also go there for their yellow tinted safety glasses which work well in clean room settings under the harsh lighting.
     
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    Exactly

    If you use it a lot, pay extra for quality
    But if you are working on something and need a tool cheap, Harbor Freight is great
     
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    Already used it a few times. No stuck lug nut with a cheater bar use yet, though.
     
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    I bought motorized winches there. They were waaaaaay overspend, which explains in part whyh they've lasted, but they've been running light duty daily for 8 years or and, out of 8, we've only lost one.
     
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    Why use a reciprocating saw to cut out motar joints? We always used a circular saw or a grinder(no not the gay one).
     
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    I was proving a point to a relative who runs a chimney sweeping business. Yeah we would normally use grinders as well. I did borrow his point-up gun though, and that was cool.
     
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    I buy tarps, tie straps, there regularly, I bought a 20' by 10' canopy for a parties that we've used 1/2 dozen times, bought a spare tire carrier for one of our trailers.
    As for tools I bought a floor jack so now I have 2, bought a 200ft pound torque wrench as I didn't have one that big it works well, another set of 1/2" impact sockets deep well.

    I've bought 2 small engines as replacements over the years and these are a good deal, some times they are on sale for $99. 60363_I.jpg
     
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    I would be interested to hear more about the engines you bought as I have two pieces of equipment that the one you posted a pic of would fit.
    As I said before, the chainsaw chain sharpener I bought from hf works well. However I didn't mention buying a cheap set of wrenches that bend if you actually put pressure on them. But even that can be useful if you are willing to heat and retemper them to make specialty use tools, like the 1/2 wrench to reach that third starter bolt on a 67 mustang from the bottom.

    I wouldn't stand under a harbor freight chain fall....
     

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