Harbor Freight jack stand recall....they collapse - Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum > Electrician Talk Community > Off Topic (Non Trade)


Like Tree55Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-22-2020, 07:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
MotoGP1199's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: CA
Posts: 485
Rewards Points: 779
Default Harbor Freight jack stand recall....they collapse

Just a safety FYI. Apparently the jack stands could suddenly collapse. I'm tired of this Chinese junk.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/33572/...denly-collapse



-Sent from my Samsung talk to text
99cents, splatz, QMED and 1 others like this.
__________________
"The laws of physics will be strictly enforced."

Last edited by MotoGP1199; 05-22-2020 at 07:09 PM.
MotoGP1199 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MotoGP1199 For This Useful Post:
splatz (05-23-2020), stiffneck (05-25-2020), telsa (05-25-2020)
Join Contractor Talk

Join the #1 Electrician Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

ElectricianTalk.com - Are you a Professional Electrical Contractor? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's the leading place for electricians to meet online. No homeowners asking DIY questions. Just fellow tradesmen who enjoy talking about their business, their trade, and anything else that comes up. No matter what your specialty is you'll find that ElectricianTalk.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join ElectricianTalk.com - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ElectricianTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-22-2020, 08:40 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 1,353
Rewards Points: 2,895
Default

Things you should not buy at Harbor Freight:

Parachutes
Fire Extinguishers
Pacemakers
Smoke detectors
Condoms
Bullet proof vests
Trigger locks
Scuba Gear
Bungee jumping cords
Emergency brakes
Safety Harnesses
Seat Belts/ Air Bags
Jock Straps
Safety glasses
Life Jackets
Bear Repellent
Boomerangs
Tourniquets
__________________
Kevin for Moderator
Swampy doesn't want the job
* Make Electriciantalk Great Again! *
JoeSparky is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2020, 10:02 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
QMED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Seattle
Posts: 154
Rewards Points: 310
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeSparky View Post
Things you should not buy at Harbor Freight:

Parachutes
Fire Extinguishers
Pacemakers
Smoke detectors
Condoms
Bullet proof vests
Trigger locks
Scuba Gear
Bungee jumping cords
Emergency brakes
Safety Harnesses
Seat Belts/ Air Bags
Jock Straps
Safety glasses
Life Jackets
Bear Repellent
Boomerangs
Tourniquets
Multimeters
QMED is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-23-2020, 12:20 AM   #4
Conservitum Americum
 
LARMGUY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 8,478
Rewards Points: 702
Default

Ball hitches

bench vices

anvils
splatz likes this.
__________________
Cowboy words of wisdom.
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.

,
LARMGUY is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 01:42 AM   #5
Senile Member
 
macmikeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Honolulu
Posts: 29,131
Rewards Points: 20,637
Default

Mail order Brides.
flyboy likes this.
__________________
Nationalize all foreign owned farmland now. Now.
macmikeman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 06:20 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Where people talk funny
Posts: 32
Rewards Points: 64
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by QMED View Post
Multimeters
Drill bits
Saw blades
__________________
The better half won’t let me climb an extension ladder at home!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Quickservice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 08:15 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
HertzHound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: East coast
Posts: 759
Rewards Points: 1,340
Default

Well it's comforting to know that they are donating masks to front line workers.
splatz likes this.
__________________
<<<< CHIP ME >>>>Not
HertzHound is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 09:10 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
CoolWill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: SC
Posts: 3,677
Rewards Points: 420
Default

Should I return this arc flash suit I bought from Harbor Freight?
__________________
BRB. Taking Sophie to Poundtown.
CoolWill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 09:14 AM   #9
Hackenschmidt
 
splatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 9,878
Rewards Points: 2,390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeSparky View Post
Things you should not buy at Harbor Freight:
Quote:
Originally Posted by HertzHound View Post
Well it's comforting to know that they are donating masks to front line workers.
What are the odds that Harbor Freight masks are Wuhan surplus?
HertzHound likes this.
__________________
This too shall pass.
splatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 09:33 AM   #10
Petulant Amateur
 
99cents's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Perky Nipples, Canada
Posts: 23,098
Rewards Points: 1,603
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoolWill View Post
Should I return this arc flash suit I bought from Harbor Freight?
No. Try it out on live work and get back to us, okay?
splatz likes this.
99cents is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 10:23 AM   #11
Hackenschmidt
 
splatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 9,878
Rewards Points: 2,390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoolWill View Post
Should I return this arc flash suit I bought from Harbor Freight?
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99cents View Post
No. Try it out on live work and get back to us, okay?
See if it holds up by using the meter you bought there!
99cents and CoolWill like this.
__________________
This too shall pass.
splatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 10:32 AM   #12
Petulant Amateur
 
99cents's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Perky Nipples, Canada
Posts: 23,098
Rewards Points: 1,603
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by splatz View Post
See if it holds up by using the meter you bought there!
The bigger question is, “Should I wear my Harbor Freight arc flash suit while using my Harbor Freight barbecue?”
flyboy, MHElectric, splatz and 1 others like this.
99cents is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 10:51 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
CoolWill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: SC
Posts: 3,677
Rewards Points: 420
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by splatz View Post
See if it holds up by using the meter you bought there!
Hey, I DO have a Harbor Freight Ames multimeter. I only use it for automotive/ d!cking around. It works. The amp and frequency ranges are soooooo slow as to almost be useless except over long measurement times.
QMED likes this.
__________________
BRB. Taking Sophie to Poundtown.
CoolWill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 11:16 AM   #14
Tinfoil Hat Wearer
 
cuba_pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,747
Rewards Points: 3,225
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MotoGP1199 View Post
Just a safety FYI. Apparently the jack stands could suddenly collapse. I'm tired of this Chinese junk.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/33572/...denly-collapse



-Sent from my Samsung talk to text
Good god...I have three sets, along with a failed floor jack that came with a set.

I never trusted them entirely...
__________________
To build a cenotaph, you must first choose a million victims
cuba_pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 11:22 AM   #15
Tinfoil Hat Wearer
 
cuba_pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,747
Rewards Points: 3,225
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by splatz View Post
What are the odds that Harbor Freight masks are Wuhan surplus?
Harbor Freight and Northern Tool donated all of their PPE at the outset of the shortage.
__________________
To build a cenotaph, you must first choose a million victims
cuba_pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 11:33 AM   #16
Hackenschmidt
 
splatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 9,878
Rewards Points: 2,390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoolWill View Post
Hey, I DO have a Harbor Freight Ames multimeter. I only use it for automotive/ d!cking around. It works. The amp and frequency ranges are soooooo slow as to almost be useless except over long measurement times.
I got one of them free with a purchase. Not even making this up. I fooled with it one time and it never turned on again. Much better to go with the free bar magnet the give away.
__________________
This too shall pass.
splatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 11:34 AM   #17
Gold Pliers Champion
 
Signal1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 2,482
Rewards Points: 2,538
Default

Why are you calling it Chinese junk?!?!?!
MHElectric likes this.
__________________
"Hanging ceiling fans for grandma"


M E T G A !
Signal1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 01:47 PM   #18
Tinfoil Hat Wearer
 
cuba_pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,747
Rewards Points: 3,225
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Signal1 View Post
Why are you calling it Chinese junk?!?!?!
Damn near everything is made in China that makes it to North American shores. I really don’t know how this fact escapes people. It’s hardly possible to live a “normal” life these days without Chinese products.

“Assembled in the USA” does not mean “Made in the USA”, don’t fool yourselves.

It’s just where things are made.
__________________
To build a cenotaph, you must first choose a million victims
cuba_pete is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cuba_pete For This Useful Post:
Dan the electricman (05-23-2020)
Old 05-23-2020, 03:29 PM   #19
Gold Pliers Champion
 
Signal1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 2,482
Rewards Points: 2,538
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cuba_pete View Post
Damn near everything is made in China that makes it to North American shores. I really don’t know how this fact escapes people. It’s hardly possible to live a “normal” life these days without Chinese products.

“Assembled in the USA” does not mean “Made in the USA”, don’t fool yourselves.

It’s just where things are made.
MotoGP1199 and stiffneck like this.
__________________
"Hanging ceiling fans for grandma"


M E T G A !
Signal1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2020, 04:55 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
MotoGP1199's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: CA
Posts: 485
Rewards Points: 779
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Signal1 View Post
Why are you calling it Chinese junk?!?!?!
Because this site blocks all the words I really want to use.
Signal1 likes this.
__________________
"The laws of physics will be strictly enforced."
MotoGP1199 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PaintTalk.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com