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Old 05-21-2020, 10:22pm   #1
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Default If something could kill you, don't buy it from Harbor Freight


And yes, they've been recalled.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...20/5227291002/

I've always used the ones with the extra safety pin.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:31am   #2
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Yeh, my jack stand predate HF by about 30 years.....and have some 50% larger steel on them.....

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I have a few sets of older HF stands but I think they are 12 ton sets and are very good quality.
Those shown are complete junk and suprised people haven't been killed.
I don't look at brand name as much as quality, I have a craftsman jack got on sale and saved until I ruined one of my other jacks. Well i used it a couple years ago and it's total shit and doesn't hold either. It's back in a corner to be looked at or just thrown out.
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I have two sets of Jack stands. Both are at least thirty years old. Still work fine.
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She got a bad pair of stands....

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I have a few sets of older HF stands but I think they are 12 ton sets and are very good quality.
I didn't know that "Harbor Freight" and "very good quality" could be used in the same sentence
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Aren't most deaths from jack stand failure a result from a homicide?
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I didn't know that "Harbor Freight" and "very good quality" could be used in the same sentence
Some of their stuff better than high dollar brands, some suck.. So really need do homework and look at the item.
I use their angle grinders, hard to beat under 10 bucks and they last years.
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Some of their stuff better than high dollar brands, some suck.. So really need do homework and look at the item.
I use their angle grinders, hard to beat under 10 bucks and they last years.
I got an angle grinder from them once. it lasted about 30 minutes and the bushing was worn out.
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Harbor Freight = Hazard Fraught
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I got an angle grinder from them once. it lasted about 30 minutes and the bushing was worn out.
I bought a 3 1/2" one from them a couple years ago to cut patio pavers and it is still working fine.
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I bought a 3 1/2" one from them a couple years ago to cut patio pavers and it is still working fine.
I bought one to cut 7.5" circular saw blades I was welding into an art project. Lasted 30 minutes, bought a DeWalt to replace it.
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I've cut a shitload of tile and bricks with mine.. After my Dewalt took a shit.
I have there big hammer drill/breakup tool, it's a beast.
I have a 20 plus year old bench grinder won't die, their new ones look cheap though.
Engine hoists, stands, cutoff saw and the list goes on. I've worn them out and only the chop saw actually had a part break(cast aluminum) after 25 years.
I don't buy most hand tools such as socket sets through t them except for their impact sockets. Had the same 2 sets for many years.
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Old 05-22-2020, 5:12pm   #15
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I didn't know that "Harbor Freight" and "very good quality" could be used in the same sentence
Let me try: Products from Harbor Freight are not very good quality. Hey, it works!
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I have a set of Walker jack stands and Walker floor jack that I bought back in the 70's. Made in the USA and they work fine.
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Old 05-26-2020, 9:57am   #17
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