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Old 09-05-2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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$70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

I got some gift cards for my birthday yesterday to HF and am not sure what to get. My garage is anything but stocked to the brim with tools that I need to work on my truck, so what would you guys get? I know it's hard to suggest being you don't know what I do and don't have but what would you get?
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:27 AM   #2
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

start with the most basic of stuff// cclamps,good work lights,center punch sets,hammers,extension cords,pry bars etc
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

A slide hammer.
I just picked one up at HF last week. In a steel box with lots of attachments for $44. I'm not usually impressed with HF quality, but this thing is nice.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=5223
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:47 AM   #4
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

I bought my BFH from there, hearing protecting, gloves, uni-bits, engine hoist

but wanted to get a stud welder with the slide hammer combo.. doubt i'll mess with it now

oh yeah, they sell horseshoe kits...
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:41 PM   #5
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

just go to your nearest HF store and walk thru ... you'll have NO problem spending $70 there.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:50 PM   #6
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

Shane is right, it is easy to do. Personally I try to stay away from things that might cause injury if they were to break, but there are plenty of things to spend some money on.
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:56 PM   #7
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You can't go wrong with jack stands. Wait until they go on sale though.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:16 PM   #8
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You can't go wrong with jack stands. Wait until they go on sale though.
and the 20% off coupon
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:10 PM   #9
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

Always watch their sale stuff. And like karlbenz said. Their ad usually has a 20% off a single item. That can be a great offer if you use it right. You can get a nice tool cart/box there for real reasonable too.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:32 PM   #10
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

i can easily spend 70 bucks in about 10 min in there lol. $8 cut off wheel works great. clamps, jackstands, pliers..etc. basic tools like that to start off with
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A slide hammer.
I just picked one up at HF last week. In a steel box with lots of attachments for $44. I'm not usually impressed with HF quality, but this thing is nice.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=5223
I picked up that slide hammer like you suggested, I know I need it as I'll be doing my own body work...but I have zero clue on how to use it.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:07 AM   #12
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

for a slide hammer to work, you will have to drill holes in the dent you are trying to pull, unless you tack weld nails to the panel. That's why most say to get the stud welder and slide hammer combo. With it, you don't need to drill holes, yet just use the stud welder to weld studs to the metal and use the slide hammer to pull on the studs. My slide hammer was useless in the kit, and I welded on a set of vice grips to hang onto the studs while pulling on them. Trevor
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

A creeper stool would be a good investment too if you don't have one. They are a back (& knee) saver.
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

oh yeah, they sell horseshoe kits...[/QUOTE]


The horse shoes that break in half when you get a dead ringer.
Yep seen it happen.
Tap or bang them together they don't "ding" like they should.
Same kind of metal the blue 5 or 6" vices are made from.

The 1/2" drive impact sockets are a good buy.
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

Jack stands are good, they have the taller 12K ones
I bought a stud welder for pulling dents out of the replacement box for my k10.
Works very good for home shop for $100.00
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Re: $70 plus Harbor Freight...what to get?

I'm sure he has already spent the $70 since 2009....
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