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Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Splizwarf posted:

Me too.

Tomorrow: exhaust clamps.

I have a bumper to paint so I think I'm gonna buy the folding sawhorses next.

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Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


MATLAB 1988 posted:


Many people will use the $10 purple non-hvlp for spraying primer, then just throw that gun away when done.

Did exactly this. It's not even worth the trouble of cleaning it.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


My neighbor just threw out her cheating husband and announced she was giving all of his poo poo away. I scored 3 rubbermaid bins full of random stuff, haven't even had time to look through it yet.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Uthor posted:

So I need to do a compression test on my motorcycle in the near future. Any recommendations on what to buy? I see this at Harbor Freight, but it only comes with 14 mm and 18 mm adapters. I need a 12 mm.

Alternately, is this something I'd be able to rent from an auto parts store?

Autozone rents them but it's a nice tool to own. I think the AZ only has 2 size fittings though, same as the HF one.

I don't think they rent this one out but it has 12mm
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/ca...randName=Actron

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Would it be possible for me to have a keyless chuck installed on my old drill? Does such a service exist?

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


CornHolio posted:

Alright. Slight change of plans. I can get any of the following drills for free using some reward points I've accumulated.

Black and Decker cordless

Kawasaki cordless

Black and Decker corded

Denali cordless hammer drill without battery (I could pick up a battery and charger too I think)

Cambell Hausfeld TL1006

I'm partial to the Kawasaki just because it'll use up almost all of my points (I'm trying to get rid of them). Thoughts? Suggestions?

That Kawasaki clearly has a cord. And the CH one will depend on how good your compressor setup is.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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oxbrain posted:

What? When did this happen? I demand proof.

Seriously, if this is true I'm buying one tomorrow.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


But isn't the HF one just a copy made in China?

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


R-Type posted:

The tank has a plate welded on certification that was done in california. The electric motor has stickers that says made in mexico, however the shop in Houston that sells the BelAir has the same stickers in the same places. As far as I know, they are one and the same. I read on a HF review site about a month ago that these US general models were being purchased from BelAir or Devilbliss.

Well poo poo, I think I want one!

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


The best thing about that tool is it routinely goes on sale in store for $34.99-39.99 and you can use the 20% off coupon and score it for like $30.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


mod sassinator posted:

That's really impressive for a torque wrench you can get for like $10 on sale.

No poo poo. Makes me feel alot better about poo poo I've done with it.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


eddiewalker posted:

I'm nominating Harbor Freights pop riveter for "worst tool in the store." I just broke and exchanged two of them trying to fasten 6 rivets. The third tool finally finished the job, but just barely.

Which one? I bought the $15 model and have fastened over 500 rivets so far with no trouble.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


PBCrunch posted:

Oh, I got a free flashlight while I was there. There was a coupon in the Parade magazine that comes in the Sunday paper.

There's a coupon in the sunday paper like every week plus I get them in the back of Maxim. I think I have 14 of those free flashlights now.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


sbyers77 posted:

Maxim has 20% off coupon AND free flashlight. It says you're only supposed to use one coupon per visit, but I've never had a problem using both at the same time.

I just got a subscription to Popular Science and it also has the 20% off coupon (but no free flashlight).

At the HF in Lima OH, they don't let me use the 20% off coupons on stuff that's on sale. But at my local one they have no problem letting me use them. Anyone else have stingy clerks to deal with?

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


BrokenKnucklez posted:

FYI for us saps that don't own a huge gently caress off compressor, this thing http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-ha...ench-45252.html is well worth the money especially if you use the 20% off. It broke free old bolts on my 325i that would have strained my back on. It is also handy if you have an invertor in your vehicle.... especially if you get a company van with a 2000 watt one.. shh..

I also own one and have given two as gifts. I haven't touched my compressor impact (or really any of my air tools) since I got it.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Advance Auto sells single sockets. I nabbed a 36mm for like $5.49 I think.

Ran to H today for a few odds and end and they have new notices at the register. They can no longer allow people to use the 20% off coupons on sale items which sucks because that's how I got my shop crane, engine stand and impact gun so cheap.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


ASSTASTIC posted:

God please tell me this is wrong.

It's what they told me. I was buying one of those 2-sided ratchets and it was on sale for $13.99 and I wanted to use the 20% off on it. He told me it would only work on the original price, not the sale price.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


So how many of you live in apartments and keep a rolling chest there? I was looking at apartments this week and one of them had this nook behind the front door that would fit a tool chest almost perfectly.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Splizwarf posted:

The one I got from Harbor Freight was $20 and has a dual head where one side is 1/4" and the other is 3/8" drive; you can pop a socket on the side you aren't using and spin the mechanism like a handle-stabilized ratchet screwdriver and or hold the unused socket to keep the used one from being able to backspin. Also it has a telescoping handle for more torque. It's such a loving good tool, I'm going to own this or a better-made one of the same design for my entire life. gently caress regular ratchet wrenches, I keep a few around for emergencies but they don't go everywhere with me.

Here's a link.





I love this thing. I think I bought mine after the last time it was mentioned in this thread.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Delivery McGee posted:

I definitely considered (but could not afford) a rolling chest with a work-surface top when I lived in an apartment and had my "shop" in a closet. Now that I'm renting a house with a garage, I'm pricing 2x4s and looking at back issues of Popular Mechanics to build a proper workbench.

Well I already own a rolling chest full of tools so it's not a money issue with me. It's just that my current place doesn't have room but the place I looked at does. And on top of that it has a walk-ou patio which ends a few feet from where I would be parking.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


mod sassinator posted:

This looks like a good deal on a starter socket set for working on cars: http://dealnews.com/Craftsman-106-P...s-h/412599.html

Most tool kits are loaded with fluff like allen wrenches or driver bits but this 100 tool kit has 68 sockets alone. For $50 I doubt you could do much better with Craftsman tools.

I have an older version of this kit and have broken over half the sockets and both ratchets. I think I bought it in 2003 or so.


Meanwhile my HF stuff keeps on chugging. I've only broken one HF tool in years of use and abuse.

The Craftsman set my father gave me 20 years ago is still going strong though. I even left the ratchet sitting outside for 3 month of winter and it works like new.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Harbor Freight is discontinuing their socket sets and going to singles. All their socket sets are currently on clearance. I just picked up 6 impact sets and adapters for under $40.


Edit:
Bought ALL this for $42.

Rhyno fucked around with this message at 01:50 on Dec 27, 2010

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Maybe they're going to both and switching to new tool sets? I don't know but every impact socket set was on clearance and a shitload of the special sets like extractors and torx sets were already cleared out. All the thumb ratchets were on clearance as well. I know that every single impact set was on clearance, I don't remember what standards sets were. That small set of adapters was $1.17, down from $4.99.
I'm buds with the store manager and he's who told me they were going to singles.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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Brain Issues posted:

Is this at the fort wayne store? Are they still on clearance? I'm going to have to go there today.

Yes it is but be warned that the socket aisle is picked pretty clean. There's an endcap back by the auto stuff with some of the impact sets though.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


eddiewalker posted:

Just snagged a bunch of HF pact sets, impact wobbles and impact extensions on clearance.

The biggest surprise was seeing the 1/2 and 3/4 drive breaker bars for like $4 down from $20ish.

I'm wondering if they're changing the name of the brand they're carrying. Gonna swing in one more time tomorrow morning and grab a short impact set if they have any left.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


They cleared out the extension and wobble sets here and have replaced them with newly packaged "Pittsburgh Professional" ones.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


CatBus posted:

The coupon says no sale/clearance items. I have two of the 25% off coupons, and I am going to pick up two pairs of the 6 ton jack stands (The guy made it clear that it was one coupon per person, not per visit, so my wife will use one, I guess). The 3 ton jack stands are useless. I have no idea why I bought more of the stupid 3 ton this summer, since they are too short.

The 3-ton work great for low cars like my Escort. But I needed the 6-ton for my Jeep.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


CatBus posted:

Ok, that may be true. I have a Jeep, two Scouts, a pickup truck, and a CRV. The 3 ton jack stands are useless for me.

Yeah I could see that. I tried a 3-ton on the Jeep and it barely got an inch off the ground.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


grover posted:

A few 99-cent concrete blocks do wonders for adjusting jack height, FYI.

You and your mod-logic are not welcome here! This is the TOOL thread! Not the masonry thread!

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Raluek posted:

I would never have gone to Autozone if it weren't for the oil disposal and tool loaner programs, it definitely gets people in the store.

There's nothing wrong with using Autozone parts for a beater. I've put multiple AZ alternators on cars as well as assorted hoses and batteries.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Raluek posted:

I just never think to go there. I usually use Kragen (now O'Reilley) for "whatever" stuff and Napa for the rest. So it's a great way for them to differentiate themselves and get people to remember about them.

O'reilly just started opening stores here and NAPA only has 2 stores in town. AZ has 6 or 7 with a new one opening like 2 miles from my house in the summer. Plus the rewards card is handy as hell, paid for my oil change and wiper blades a few weeks ago. The manager of my regular store is a wicked cool guy and took back s defective part without even blinking.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Geoj posted:

Get ready for one to pop up everywhere there's a chain auto parts store. They've exploded here (NE Ohio) recently.

I think there's two of them in town (NE Indiana) and they've been around for a year or so. I have been inside one of them and wasn't thrilled with the layout of the store. I bought some vinyl dye and they printed my receipt on a dot matrix printer. Sort of left me feeling put off.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


MomJeans420 posted:

Bloomberg Businessweek had a short thing about Autozone's profits being up a lot this year, as everyone is holding on to cars longer rather than buying new ones. That might explain why they're popping up all over the place.

I literally saw another "future sight of Autozone!" sign on my way back from lunch. That will give me two options within less than 10 minutes of the house.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


mod sassinator posted:

Anyone else get some text message spam from Harbor Freight on their cell phone? Something about advertising a sidewalk sale or whatever. I'm all for cheap chinese tools but blasting out text message spam that might cost people money is ridiculous.

You have to sign up for the HF texts. I was quite pleased to get one today because I'd forgotten about the sidewalk sale this weekend.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Nerobro posted:


So what's wrong with this picture? And yes.. I still have all of my fingers.

That's a 10 year old craftsman circular saw. Which was brand new before I clamped it to the bottom of my workmate.


I'm happy with the results though. I will likely use this technique again.

You are a crazy person.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


KozmoNaut posted:

Also, dried POR15 on skin can only be surgically removed.

My buddy used his power sander to get it off his skin.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Lowclock posted:

Shaving razors are probably the quickest way I've found to get rid of it. Helps if it's not on hairy parts.

I'll remember that the next time he goops himself.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


THE BLACK NINJA posted:

I feel like this has probably already been asked someplace in this thread, but...

Can anyone provide a recommendation for a torque wrench? I have a new Subaru and I read that most bolts top out around 100 lbf. There is a Husky brand one over at Lowes that is 20-100 lbf. Should I find something with a lower minimum limit?

Any brand recommendations? (I know its a personal thing, but advice is nice).

Someone in this thread tested a few brands against each other I think. Might be helpful info.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Just a heads up, if you live near a Meijer they are blowing out tons of their Shop Force brand stuff as well as a ton of Black & Decker tools and accessories. I picked up a $60 cordless drill for $10 and 20 different bit sets for $15 total. They had a huge variety of stuff, power tools, safety gear, even tool boxes for as much as 75% off. Might be worthwhile on a lot of stuff.

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Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

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metallicaeg posted:

Before I buy http://www.harborfreight.com/rapid-...jack-68048.html and a set of stands there tomorrow, for what is pictured to be and reviewed as a solid floor jack for $80 I shouldn't be too concerned about it being useless in six months should I?

I own 3 different HF jacks and they all still work flawlessly. One of them is nearly 10 years old at this point and pops a car in the air with almost no effort.

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