A HF recently opened a store by me, I finally went there yesterday and bought a few things using multiple coupons, spent about $15. Got a 3" air cut-off tool, wood chisels, angle square, brass quick connect fitting and a free tape measure (I think something else also but don't remember now). Wanted to get the 3/8" torque wrench for $9.99 but they were out of that size. The store is great and there are tools/bits everywhere, very fun store to browse. They have great prices for the average home owner/diy'er who may only use the item a few times. For example, if you are moving furniture in your house and need a furniture dolly and moving blankets, they are extremely inexpensive there. A lot of the items do feel and look cheap, but for the price and the amount of times the normal home owner will use them they are perfect.
The 1/2" click-stop torque wrench is a bargain at $10. I have one and am happy with it. Get while the gettin's good.
The 9 Piece 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" Drive Wobble Socket Extensions set, also $10, has also served me very well, though I don't think you need to worry if you don't get it at this sale as it's often reduced to $12 or so.
Don't buy the hose clamp assortment. They are quite possibly the most worthless thing I've ever bought at Harbor Freight. They are too soft or something, I can barely snug them down before they fail.
blueiedgod said: lyeinyoureye said: SalemCat said: A wise man once said: "If a Pro needs a precision tool to get the job done, what chance does an amateur have with a cheap piece of crap ?".
Think about it.
(On the other hand, very few of us need Snap-On !)
Most pros don't need a precision tool to get the job done, it just allows them to do the work much faster.
I can attest to that. I was remodeling the bathroom, and needed to cut holes in tile for the shower handle, faucet and the shower head. I thought I could get it done with the all in one craftsman tool (oversized dremel) and Tile bit, took me almost an hour to cut one hole. I said fark it, broke down and bought a $50 diamond hole saw. Took me literally 5 minutes each to cut the rest of the holes. Now, I have a $50 diamond hole saw, that I used once, and probably will never use again.
Your time is worth something, too.
Plus I'll bet the holes look far better cut with a real Hole Saw.
As I repair and improve my home, I discover Professional "SHORTCUTS". Behind my Bathroom Wall Cabinets, and Kitchen Microwave Oven, I found that the holes made to feed the electrical wires through the drywall were made not with an Oversized Craftsman Dremel, not with a Hole Saw, not with even a Keyhole Saw. No, the holes were made with a HAMMER. They looked like crap.
I cut them larger, and made them actually circular. I won't do a job that I'm not proud of.
If you really don't think you'll ever use that Diamond Saw again, sell it on eBay. I'll bet you get $25 at least.
Correct me if I'm wrong or forgive me if this is common knowledge, but according to the wording on that 20% off coupon, if I forgot it and bought stuff anyways, I could go back and get 20% off of that purchase later (provided it's within 30 days)?
thc said: Anyone have an up-to-date $9.99 1/2" click torque wrench coupon that's meant to be printed, not one that was photographed or scanned?I've never had a problem with a scanned one, but here's one from their latest online ad for $12.99.
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