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Single-purpose freebie: Paper cutter

Single-purpose freebie: Paper cutter

12-13-2014 09:54 PM by paxorion | 5 comments »

Harbor Freight item 60274, 47877 is one of the many freebies I stock up on. I wouldn’t call it a multi-purpose tool. My family has one purpose for them: to cut paper, and usually coupon trimming. Call it a self-fulfilling prophecy, but I seem to only cut HF coupons with these scissors, sometimes for more scissor freebies. My wife uses them to trim coupons when we are on a long drive. The complaints I have for this too are: They may be relatively sharp at first but dull very qui...

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Light duty freebie that I treat as a consumable

Light duty freebie that I treat as a consumable

12-13-2014 09:42 PM by paxorion | 2 comments »

The smallest Harbor Freight tarp (item numbers 953, 69248, 69136, 69128) comes up as a freebie every now and then. I stock up on these whenever I see the freebie. The tarp is very thin and very light duty. I treat them as consumables and generally don’t expect them to last more than a couple of uses. I’ve had 2 of them tear on me after snagging a sharp corner of something. Usually they serve to line the minivan when picking up lumber (or an annual Christmas tree), or cover u...

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Excellent but Elusive Freebie.  Hard to get this wrong.

Excellent but Elusive Freebie. Hard to get this wrong.

12-13-2014 09:35 PM by paxorion | 1 comment »

I have one of these magnetic parts holder and I have one more freebie coupon to use. Like the 6” counterpart, as a parts organizer, it does exactly what it’s supposed to do: keep the screws in place where I need it. My opinion is the same for this 4” parts organizer and the 6” parts organizer. At the current price of $3 (sans any coupon you might use), it’s hard to get it wrong, and it’s probably coming from the same factory line in China that other stores sell for more...

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Great Freebie when the coupon appears.  Hard to get this wrong.

Great Freebie when the coupon appears. Hard to get this wrong.

12-13-2014 09:31 PM by paxorion | 1 comment »

I’ve been lucky to pick up 2 of these guys with HF freebie coupons in the last few months. As a parts organizer, it does exactly what it’s supposed to do: keep the screws in place where I need it. At the current price of $4 (sans any coupon you might use), it’s hard to get it wrong, and it’s probably coming from the same factory line in China that other stores sell for more. Would I pay for it? Well I got by without it before getting them as freebies. Now I have...

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Broke in 15 minutes.  Waste of a freebie.  Get something else

Broke in 15 minutes. Waste of a freebie. Get something else

12-13-2014 09:24 PM by paxorion | 0 comments »

Harbor Freight Items 61319 and 45807 look good in picture but don’t be fooled. It is not an LED light. It is not bright and gets hot when on. I highly doubt it would be comfortable to use. The kicker that made me really regret wasting a HF trip freebie, this thing broke within 15 minutes of getting it out of the package. Sure my daughter and I were swinging it (gently?) like a slingshot and (gently?) tossing it to each other, but I say it simulates being jostled around in a tool ...

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Don't pay for it.  It might be useful to spread around for convenience.

Don't pay for it. It might be useful to spread around for convenience.

12-13-2014 09:17 PM by paxorion | 7 comments »

Harbor Freight item 47770 is a screw driver set I often see as a no-purchase freebie. The screw driver is a very hard plastic and highly uncomfortable to use for hand driving screws. I’ve only found 2 uses for them: Convenience – I scattered a few of the philips head screwdrivers around the house for the occasional battery change on one of my kids toys. Unconventional use – I keep the flat heads in my cars as it came in handy once to pop off the plastic tabs that ho...

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Freebie measuring tool, that is somewhere between an educated guess and a measured guestimate

Freebie measuring tool, that is somewhere between an educated guess and a measured guestimate

12-13-2014 09:08 PM by paxorion | 4 comments »

Harbor Freight Items 69080, 69030, 69031 are one of many staple freebies coupons. If you’re in the market for a quick tape measure that can help you guestimate the length of a board, this one will do the trick. However against my other tape measures, there is sufficient deviation that I don’t trust it. I got rid of all but 2 of my freebies. Those two stay in the car if I make an impromptu trip to pick up something. Or I just need a guestimate. While I want to rate it a 1 s...

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My go-to HF Freebie.  Keep a look out for no-purchase freebie coupons.

My go-to HF Freebie. Keep a look out for no-purchase freebie coupons.

12-13-2014 09:03 PM by paxorion | 4 comments »

The Harbor Freight item numbers 69111 and 69052, is a mini LED flashlight that is my go-to HF freebie. This is also one of the products that continues to pop up as a no-purchase freebie. I keep them all over my car and house because I pick one up with a no-purchase coupon almost every time I am at HF and don’t buy anything. From a performance standpoint, the LEDs are bright, and it will do the job. Since I have them scattered (at least 2) in every room of my house, I never have to...

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Almost perfect HF No Purchase Freebie worth stashing everywhere!  I keep pairs of them everywhere.

Almost perfect HF No Purchase Freebie worth stashing everywhere! I keep pairs of them everywhere.

12-13-2014 08:57 PM by paxorion | 1 comment »

The Harbor Freight item numbers 60566, 67227, 69567 is a 27 LED light that pops up as a no-purchase freebie every now and then. I’ve amassed a very disturbing collection of them, with at least 4 spread out in my family cars, and a slew of them all over the house. The LEDs are bright, and the magnet and hook have come in handy when I use them for what they are intended for. What can someone complain about on a 100% freebie (remember, no-purchase!)? Well my secondary use for these f...

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Almost in my own backyard.

Almost in my own backyard.

12-13-2014 08:05 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

Howdy, I had an awesome morning. Yep I got up early. Fixed this here PC and waited for a reply to my text. I got it around 8.30 AM. I was on the road by 8.45 and heading up North to a town called Sherman Texas. I had been looking forward to this little trip for a month. I had a little extra driving to do after I hit Sherman but oh what a drive. I made this drive to buy some live edge siding – but not for siding. I’m going to build my daughter’s bed f...

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