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rattfink81
rattfink81 Reader
7/21/22 9:29 p.m.

I had the same canopy for years, I got lazy one winter and let the snow accumulate to much causing the frame to bend down to about 5 feet high. 

I'd give it a pass as long as you anchor it well. I used 50lb bags of gravel and never had a issue 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
7/21/22 9:47 p.m.

I bypassed the cheap version and went for the good stuff:

https://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty-impact-screwdriver-kit-9-pc-58151.html

si

 

Works great!

 

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/13/22 7:54 p.m.

Definite pass

 

hybridmomentspass
hybridmomentspass Dork
8/14/22 9:14 a.m.

What is that tool?

Rodan
Rodan SuperDork
8/14/22 11:15 a.m.

In reply to hybridmomentspass :

Bauer Surface Conditioning Tool

boulder_dweeb
boulder_dweeb Reader
9/21/22 1:30 p.m.

Has anyone bought and used this Impact Wrench?

Do you like it?

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-air-impact-wrench-69916.html?_br_psugg_q=air+impact

dps214
dps214 Dork
9/21/22 1:41 p.m.

Digital torque wrench (https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-drive-digital-torque-wrench-64916.html) seems to be a winner. Pricy but at least marginally cheaper than anything else I could find with the same capabilities in a quick search. Purchased because somewhere along the line porsche has decided they really like "initial torque plus angle" torque specs and we didn't want to try to manually measure 120* on critical fasteners like flywheel bolts. We've now used it on two occasions with I think a month between them and it worked just as well the second time as the first.

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) Dork
9/21/22 1:57 p.m.
boulder_dweeb said:

Has anyone bought and used this Impact Wrench?

Do you like it?

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-air-impact-wrench-69916.html?_br_psugg_q=air+impact

Don't know about that one, but if you are set on an air impact from HF, go with the Earthquake line.  About as close to a budget IR as you will get IMO. 

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-composite-xtreme-torque-air-impact-wrench-red-58681.html

MiniDave
MiniDave Reader
9/21/22 2:06 p.m.

Second that, I have an Earthquake and haven't come up against anything it couldn't loosen. Be sure to oil it periodically. I bought this one   https://www.harborfreight.com/automotive/impact-wrenches/12-in-aluminum-air-impact-wrench-59185.html

Don't bother with that $50 one, it won't do anything......

untchabl
untchabl HalfDork
9/21/22 10:44 p.m.

Very pleased with my 73" Icon top & bottom combo. Think it's a pretty good deal when you use the 25% off No Exclusions coupon for each box. 

I outgrew my 56" US General series 1 top & bottom combo that was also a great box for the money. I just wanted the extra depth that the Icon setup offered.

ddavidv
ddavidv UltimaDork
9/22/22 7:49 a.m.

Pittsburgh transmission jack is a pass.

Nice casters, rolls easily. My only gripe is raising it while under the car with a ratchet is a bit trying. "Do not use an impact gun" the instructions state. Well, you'll be under the car for an hour otherwise. Didn't seem to hurt it any. wink  $129 is way better than trying to bench press one into place.

Rodan
Rodan SuperDork
9/22/22 9:49 a.m.

In reply to ddavidv :

+1 on the transmission jack.   Also works great for transfer cases and Miata diffs, and a number of other tasks it really wasn't designed for.

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/26/22 10:56 a.m.

600 lb. Capacity Appliance Hand Truck - FAIL (Straps)

Got this last week to move a fridge. Strap design is weird, but also failed within 5 minutes. I got the fridge from the truck to the porch and then it broke before going up the stairs into the house. Thankfully not while on the stairs, but still. 

Used a ratchet strap in place and that worked fine, but still. I'll be returning it. 

 

 

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
9/26/22 11:13 a.m.
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) said:

Definite pass

 

What is wrong with it ? 
did you ever use the Eastwood model to compare ?
I was thinking of buying the HF  model when it went on sale

thanks for your review......

stroker
stroker PowerDork
9/26/22 11:20 a.m.

In reply to californiamilleghia :

By "Pass" he meant it's a good product, not "do not purchase" (i.e. "fail")...

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
10/19/22 12:47 p.m.

https://www.harborfreight.com/14-gallon-wetdry-vacuum-56579.html

 

This shop vac is twice the vacuum my 12gal shop vac brand was. Absolutely zero complaints. Twice the hose diameter and easily twice the suction. 

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/24/22 12:28 p.m.

https://www.harborfreight.com/3-4-quarter-inch-forged-ball-joint-separator-99849.html

Ball joint separator gets a big pass in my book.  I broke a cheap pickle fork and invented some new swear words changing lower control arms on my yukon.  I had to give up and got this guy from the hammer store to finish the job.  I had to grind the opening a little wider to fit around the large truck ball joints but works like a charm.

obsolete
obsolete GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/26/22 12:50 p.m.
RacetruckRon said:

https://www.harborfreight.com/3-4-quarter-inch-forged-ball-joint-separator-99849.html

Ball joint separator gets a big pass in my book.  I broke a cheap pickle fork and invented some new swear words changing lower control arms on my yukon.  I had to give up and got this guy from the hammer store to finish the job.  I had to grind the opening a little wider to fit around the large truck ball joints but works like a charm.

+1, that tool has saved my bacon so many times. Pro tip, leave the nut on the ball joint/tie rod end stud to prevent wrecking the threads.

gearheadmb
gearheadmb UltraDork
11/5/22 8:14 a.m.

These clamps are actually really good. I grabbed a couple last time I was in the store because they were cheap, and I was surprised by the quality. And it's only like $1 more for every 6" increase. Big pass.

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/5/22 8:32 a.m.
californiamilleghia said:
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) said:

Definite pass

 

What is wrong with it ? 
did you ever use the Eastwood model to compare ?
I was thinking of buying the HF  model when it went on sale

thanks for your review......

What Stroker said. Nice, well built tool for half the price of Eastwood. It even has soft start, which is a nice touch. I have not compared with any competitors, and see no need. Maybe Eastwood is better, but is it 2X better? Dunno

All that said, on my extremely rusty trailer, I reverted back to a wire wheel on a grinder because it was more aggressive, space constrictions, laziness, etc. 

A fine tool, do recommend. Wheels are still a bit pricey and hard to come by. Supply chain issues, I assume.

Rodan
Rodan SuperDork
11/17/22 11:52 p.m.

Another plug for the Bauer power grease gun.

Used it today to grease the wheel bearings on my trailer, and it turned a messy, usually hour-long grind into a ten-minute nothing job.  I should have bought a power greaser years ago.

03Panther
03Panther PowerDork
11/18/22 12:36 a.m.
stroker said:

In reply to californiamilleghia :

By "Pass" he meant it's a good product, not "do not purchase" (i.e. "fail")...

I've had trouble remembering to think backwards on this thread, but it's not really backwards...

So I look at the context, to remember!

03Panther
03Panther PowerDork
11/18/22 12:40 a.m.
untchabl said:

Think it's a pretty good deal when you use the 25% off No Exclusions coupon 

every time I've tried a % off coupon, the fine print says I can't. Never looked hard enough to find a no exclusions, but with my track record, I'd be no exclusions ... except...

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
11/18/22 6:33 a.m.

In reply to 03Panther :

There's only been one this year that I'm aware of, although you could use it every day of the sale. Think it was Memorial day weekend. It was the first one in a very long time. 

hybridmomentspass
hybridmomentspass Dork
11/19/22 9:37 p.m.
boulder_dweeb said:

Has anyone bought and used this Impact Wrench?

Do you like it?

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-air-impact-wrench-69916.html?_br_psugg_q=air+impact

Own it, used it a bunch, but it gets no love since buying my Ryobi cordless impact (1/2")

It was fine, but I prefer the cordless

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