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Posted on What Harbor Freight tools would you buy?

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#1 posted 01-12-2012 02:20 PM

There’s little that I’d buy from HF if prices weren’t low, but at the right price:

Might buy:
- 38142 13” bench DP (very happy with this one)
- 2hp DC (don’t own it but would consider it at the right price if starting out)
- mortiser (works fine)
- Pittsburg metal F-style bar clamps (not the quick grip plastic ones)
- digital calipers
- step drill bits
- jointer (this is also one that I don’t own but would consider if starting out)
- compressor

Would not buy:
- router bits
- saw blades
- hair clippers
- quick grip style clamps (black and orange ones)
- orange router

It’s worth noting that HF tools have a fair amount of variability….I suspect that it’s higher than most, but I don’t have data. Tools that work well for others, might not work well for you.

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