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Old 06-22-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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the phone guy had a chicago electric drill today at work. it looked like a toy from toys r us. has anyone ever used any tools from this site? pretty cheap so the quality must suck
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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Their tools are like fuses - one time use only.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:50 PM   #3
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HF is a good place to buy name brand tools at good prices and their own line of ICC can be sorta OK for now and then use... BUT! **anything** that plugs in or even has moving parts should be avoided like the plague.





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Old 06-22-2009, 06:50 PM   #4
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Theres a HF store not all that far from me. I have been there once. I suppose most of the stuff there works ok for a DIYer or homeowner, but my tools that I depend on daily - no thanks. Ill stick with trusted name brand tools that have proven themselves over time.

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Now, Im not a gud speller... but how doez that werk?



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I have a bunch of stuff from them, mostly for working on my cars. Occasionally I try something for work such as bit extensions for .99 they seem to work well. Hurts a little less when it disappears. The sockets and ratchets seem to hold up pretty well. I also have a few moving blankets from them too.

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Old 06-22-2009, 06:54 PM   #7
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They sell twirly screwdrivers too....
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that was good
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heres a tool id trust my life with
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=97218
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$2.99 it cost. Those testers give you false readings from what I hear. You sure about that quote??
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I wouldn't pay over $2.75 for it.
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I only buy rope, razor blades,and chemicals( like liquid wrench, hand cleaner, wd40 etc. )

Some of their hand tools are pretty good. I wouldn't buy anything that I had to trust with my life there
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I've been there once. I thought it was a joke, and I've never been back.
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I've also had good luck with these.

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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96275
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I've also had good luck with these.

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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96275
Hmm - might be worth the money if they last more than 5 holes.

Anyone ever use a stepless bit????
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those are really cheap.. I have paid double that just for one
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They def last more than 5 holes Never seen the stepless bit until tonight.

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Maybe for plastic, etc?
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those are really cheap.. I have paid double that just for one

I agree, and they expensive ones seem to disappear before they are to dull to use.LOL

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i tell you what, i bought a 24" aluminum pipe wrench from them, and it paid for itself in a week of running 3" rmc. the company i work for runs alot of rmc so i figured i'd try it out and it works great. still have it after 3 years of use. i have ridgid 18 and 14" wrenches but i didnt have the coin to dish out for a 24 at the time of purchase...
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