What's all this about HF?

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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 02-22-2012 12:50 AM 7217 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry guys, the tools store I was thinking was HF turned out to be a different place. So I’ve edited.

EDIT: Sorry guys, I found that were we went wasn’t HF freight at all, but it was close to it in location. I have been to HF in the last month, just forgot to associate the name with the place. I was totally unimpressed with the one here in Kansas City mainly because the demonstrator power tools were set up so badly. Nothing was put together correctly and it appeared to me as cheap junk power tool-wise. I even told the manager that he might sell more if they were assembled correctly. I did find some incidental stuff there, but not much.

One of the drawbacks of living in Kansas City is the poor selection of stores that sell tools.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 02-22-2012 12:57 AM

I’ve never seen a harbor freight that sold clothing. Are you sure that was the name?

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 01:11 AM

Doesn’t sound like the “real” Harbour Freight. Checkout their online site:

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 01:11 AM

Manitario- You know, you’re right. It wasn’t harbor freight. I just googled it and that’t not the place I was at. HF is a couple blocks south of there and I have been there too, but wasn’t too impressed and even told the manager that he’d sell more tools if he set them up properly. Most of them were in such sad shape that I didn’t think they’s last the car ride home. Mostly small stuff there too. I did find some other things I liked but it seemed that they were out of the stuff I really needed.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#4 posted 02-22-2012 01:23 AM

Buy brushes, tape, and throw away stuff at harbor freight. Buy stuff you want to keep and use, elsewhere.

-- LAS,

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 01:24 AM

That doesn’t sound at all like the Harbor Freight stores I have visited. First off, they didn’t have clothing except for work items like gloves and that type thing. They also had all the big power tools out where you could look at them closely and get hands-on, and there were lots of them. Also, there wasn’t even a behind the counter area where any tools could have been kept.

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 01:25 AM

Wow, when I started typing there were not any other comments. Boy am I slow.

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 01:53 AM

It all depends on the store, I have 2 HF by me, one is great, people are helpful, and I usually just by necessities there. Power tools I don’t skimp on so The only one I have is a biscuit joiner that I purchased to make a jig provided by stumpynubs, my other 2are Dewalt & porter cable. The other HF might as well be a methadone clinic, the people ther are completely clueless and nothing is set up correctly in that place. The demo tools look like they were kicked around the parking lot for 6 months before they put them on display, the neighborhood it’s in is not that great either. Fortunately the good one is only 1 1/2 miles from me. The other is about 8.

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