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Save your back Pick up and reack tool

Save your back Pick up and reack tool

07-06-2017 06:58 PM by htl | 10 comments »

I have to do all my wood working sitting down and seem to be dropping things a lot lately so having to get out of my chair to pick things up is murder for me.I was at Harbor Freight the other day and saw this $3 picker upper tool so thought I would try it out and man it works a charm!!!!!It’s very lite not made to pick up big stuff but things like a pencil or my small model parts it’s a winner big time.Have no idea how long it will last but the minute it dies I’ll be getting...

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Harbor Freight 2 hp dust collector modification

Harbor Freight 2 hp dust collector modification

05-30-2017 01:28 AM by wuddoc | 7 comments »

A number of LJ’s have written about the quality, problems, solutions and modifications concerning the Harbor Freight 2 HP 70 gal. dust collector. We have encountered all the same kinds of problems and decided to modify the unit. Minimizing equipment footprint is always a concern due to shop space. The HF DC took up additional space because the dust collector dual 4” plastic dust inputs extended out over the carts side footprint. In addition the base was flimsy as other LJ have indicate...

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Not a HF Gem - But Adequate

Not a HF Gem - But Adequate

05-15-2017 03:06 PM by jonah | 3 comments »

I recently moved and had to leave behind three of my homemade rolling stands that previously housed my drill press, oscillating belt/spindle sander, and DW735 planer. Rather than building my own again, I decided to take a shot on a HF stand. It came out to around $20 after a 20% off coupon. The stand is actually fairly sturdy, even with the pressboard top and relatively thin steel legs and braces. It has no problem securely holding my ~90lb DW735. However, it is an absolute pain to assembl...

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Harbor Freight 10" Sliding Compound Miter

Harbor Freight 10" Sliding Compound Miter

02-06-2017 07:32 PM by raydawg | 20 comments »

Got it on sale for 89.99 instead of $109.It came out of the box and worked great. Had to put my own blade in it but I was aware of that and had extra. Plus it being a 10” saw I can exchange blades between my table saw and this if I really need to. Other than not cutting a 90 degree cut it’s a great saw. I had to turn the saw a degree to the left to make it square. So at 89 degrees NOT locked in to the zero detent, it cuts square up and down as well as side to side. The motor is strong, ...

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Harbor Freight 10" Sliding Compound Miter w/o laser.

Harbor Freight 10" Sliding Compound Miter w/o laser.

02-06-2017 06:57 PM by raydawg | 2 comments »

Got it on sale for 89.99 instead of $109. It came out of the box and worked great. Had to put my own blade in it but I was aware of that and had extra. Plus it being a 10” saw I can exchange blades between my table saw and this if I really need to. Other than not cutting a 90 degree cut it’s a great saw. I had to turn the saw a degree to the left to make it square. So at 89 degrees NOT locked in to the zero detent, it cuts square up and down as well as side to side. The m...

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Harbor Freight 5 Drawer Tool Cart

Harbor Freight 5 Drawer Tool Cart

01-09-2017 02:16 AM by Belford | 30 comments »

Assembly of the Harbor Freight Five Drawer Tool Cart Before you even begin to think about the assembly of the Harbor Freight Five Drawer Tool Cart you should take about seven or eight Valiums then wait for 20 minutes before you begin to unpack the tool cart. Don’t be fooled by the fact that you were the only person in the continental United States to get a packing crate with no holes or rips in the cardboard. That doesn’t mean a thing, you will find that the Chinese are very adept about...

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H.F. Dovetail jig vs General Tools Dovetail jig

H.F. Dovetail jig vs General Tools Dovetail jig

10-21-2016 05:11 PM by jdjdjfhgnghgn | 9 comments »

I gave the Harbor Freight dovetail jig a perfect 5 rating. I purchased Exactly 3 of these jigs and exactly 3 were broke right out of the box. Each one had a knob broken completely off. Perfect score. I know, it’s harbor freight…....I’m actually a fan. Might even try again. I bought a General Tools dovetail jig and it is pretty good. I’m a beginner and it was a quick setup and got good results. Joints a little tight, but that can be adjusted. Yeah, more seasoned ...

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HF pin nailer

HF pin nailer

04-10-2016 08:02 PM by hairy | 12 comments »

I’m working on a box project , and I am making up the plan as I go. I’m right at the point where I’m thinking, How am I going to put this together? This is normal for me. I’ve got parts cut and glued together, and I need to connect 2 of the 3 main sections. I’m way past the point of doing any kind of joinery. I have a subscription to Woodsmith Magazine. I think it’s the best. In the current issue ( Vol. 38 Issue 224) is a review of some of their favorit...

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Harbor Freight 14" x 40" Wood Lathe: Best for the Small Shop?

Harbor Freight 14" x 40" Wood Lathe: Best for the Small Shop?

03-11-2016 04:15 PM by ThomasLightle | 6 comments »

As always comments are welcome and encouraged. I have been looking into buying a lathe for some time now. I mainly need it to turn some simple dowels, but I would like to pick up the skill of turning beautiful pieces as well.The Harbor Freight 14” x 40” wood lather is mostly written off by critics mainly because it is an entry-level tool by Harbor Freight. I use this video to highlight why I think it is perfect for my shop and my needs at this moment. Here are a list of some...

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Abrasive sanding ball

Abrasive sanding ball

01-01-2016 09:53 PM by htl | 1 comment »

A couple a months ago I needed a flap sander and went to Harbor Freight to pick one up, they had tons of sanding thingys but flap sanders no.The closest thing was this Abrasive ball they have 3 different grits and I got the 80 grit to test out. What it turns out to be is pads like you would use to clean a greasy pot in your sink bolted together to make this ball but with a little bit of sand or other grit glued to the out side.I got the 80 grit thinking it would make fast work out of some ...

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