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Bought a whole bunch Automotive tools from Harbor Freight #5452926 06/13/20 02:17 PM
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Just bought 5 tools so I can work on my car more my self which were these:
1/2 In. Drive Digital Torque Adapter https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-drive-digital-torque-adapter-63917.html
6 Ton Steel Jack Stands https://www.harborfreight.com/6-ton-steel-jack-stands-56369.html
1/2 In. Drive Super High Torque Lug Nut Impact Socket Set, 11 Pc. https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in...g-nut-impact-socket-set-11-pc-69829.html
20V Max Lithium 1/2 In. Cordless Xtreme Torque Impact Wrench Kit https://www.harborfreight.com/20v-m...-wrench-kit-64195.html?_br_psugg_q=64195
3 Ton Long Reach Low Profile Professional Rapid Pump® Floor Jack - Orange https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton...-rapid-pump-floor-jack-orange-64241.html

I checked on the Jack Stands and they are not the ones being recalled or else I wouldn't have bought them. I know i need to get more tools but for now I think this is a Good start.

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Re: Bought a whole bunch Automotive tools from Harbor Freight [Re: TDOHGL01] #5452947 06/13/20 02:52 PM
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Buy 'em as you need 'em. If you read up on various DIY's, the better ones will list tools required.

I would get some chock blocks and maybe a spare wheel (makes tire rotations easier, short of getting a second jack). Drop light comes in real handy; I like headlamps but they can get in the way under a car so a drop light (or two?) would be good to have. Funnels, catch pans (more than one), various sizes of PVC hose, vacuum pump (Mityvac)... the list goes on.

Keep some cardboard around, like used pizza boxes (if they're mostly clean). Good to toss under a car if you know it's going to leak. HF also has some moving blankets, and while those work also they aren't as cheap as cardboard. But they are good to keep in the trunk or in the garage, just never know when one might be handy.


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Re: Bought a whole bunch Automotive tools from Harbor Freight [Re: supton] #5453004 06/13/20 04:20 PM
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I'd like to eventually get cordless ratchet as well, luckily I got the wheel blocks but got to find 'em again cause I don't remember where I stored them, also have funnels already along with a bunch of oil pans too.


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Re: Bought a whole bunch Automotive tools from Harbor Freight [Re: TDOHGL01] #5453037 06/13/20 05:05 PM
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I keep a stack of cut 2x6's around for cribbing. Sometimes the jack is too short, other times I trust it more than a jackstand.

Paper towels. Lots and lots of towels... supposed to be lint free but for cleanup anything will do. I have some old K2 that I use for wiping down greasy tools.


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Re: Bought a whole bunch Automotive tools from Harbor Freight [Re: TDOHGL01] #5453098 06/13/20 06:19 PM
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Harbor Freight does make some decent tools for the everyday mechanic. They also have some losers scattered around their inventory. I do like their lifetime Pittsburgh hand tools and they now have a pro line, ICON, which I've never used. Battery powered impact and drivers are fine but long term I recommend Milwaukee fuel. Ramps are quicker and easier than stands for a quick oil change. Save your pennies and get a lift and let the chumps lay on the floor.


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Re: Bought a whole bunch Automotive tools from Harbor Freight [Re: TDOHGL01] #5453102 06/13/20 06:21 PM
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I bought 1 HF cordless tool. Never again.
But good luck to you.


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Re: Bought a whole bunch Automotive tools from Harbor Freight [Re: TDOHGL01] #5453167 06/13/20 07:54 PM
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A friend of mine recently posted the replacements being sold for the recalled jack stands also have issues. Not sure if was a one-off or not, but I would be very careful when using them.


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Re: Bought a whole bunch Automotive tools from Harbor Freight [Re: TDOHGL01] #5453189 06/13/20 08:35 PM
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Very nice. Looks like you got a lot of good items from harbor freight. I really like the sockets and the Jack is pretty sweet


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Re: Bought a whole bunch Automotive tools from Harbor Freight [Re: TDOHGL01] #5453207 06/13/20 08:57 PM
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I had 2 of those digital torque adapters.
one lasted 30 days, second one eats batteries.. have to remove battery or it will die within a week.


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Re: Bought a whole bunch Automotive tools from Harbor Freight [Re: JeffKeryk] #5453244 06/13/20 09:41 PM
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I would really like to get my hands on a cordless impact. I just don't have enough of a need .


Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
I bought 1 HF cordless tool. Never again.
But good luck to you.


I had one of their cordless drills last me 4 years. Then I accidentally dumped a can of PVC primer on it and the battery is permanently affixed to the drill. It worked great until that last battery died.


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Originally Posted by Rand
I had 2 of those digital torque adapters.
one lasted 30 days, second one eats batteries.. have to remove battery or it will die within a week.


Three for me.

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I’m considering that jack (probably not orange)

Looks like a pretty good start.


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Re: Bought a whole bunch Automotive tools from Harbor Freight [Re: willbur] #5453493 06/14/20 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by DuckRyder
I’m considering that jack (probably not orange)

Looks like a pretty good start.

Yes I looked up reviews on YouTube and other sites for it and everyone I found was pretty happy with the Jack.

I have looked up reviews on YouTube and other sites for all of them to see and Pretty much all the reviews were all pretty positive about them.


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Originally Posted by 2015_PSD
A friend of mine recently posted the replacements being sold for the recalled jack stands also have issues. Not sure if was a one-off or not, but I would be very careful when using them.


I've seen the same thing. I took back my recalled 3 ton and was looking to get a 6 ton and 3 ton aluminum set. The welds on the new style looked terrible! I've taught guys how to stick weld and their first welds were better than the ones on the updated jackstands. Glad they didn't have either in stock.


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