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Harbor freight dust collector or any like it

04-13-2019 05:15 PM by Keeponcutn | 4 comments »

I recently purchased a HF DC and set it up to vent outside (please don’t freak closest house is a mile away). I sat the middle section ( where filter and bag would typically go) on top of a 55ga barrel….between the 2 is a circle cut out of wood with about a 10” diameter hole in the middle.then stacked another on top of that with the motor being on top. This seems to work just as good if not better IMO. My question/statement: this basically would make it a compact cyclone in ...

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RECALL #30: Harbor Freight recalls Propane Torches

03-02-2019 05:42 AM by lightweightladylefty | 1 comment »

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches Due to Burn HazardRecall Date: February 27, 2019Recall Number: 19-074 Recall Summary Name of Product:Greenwood propane torches Hazard:The trigger on the torches that engages the flame can fail to disengage when the trigger is no longer pressed, posing a burn hazard. Remedy: ReplaceConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled torches and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a free replacement propane torch. Con...

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RECALL #29: Harbor Freight recalls Flashlights

03-02-2019 05:37 AM by lightweightladylefty | 0 comments »

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Due to Overheating and Burn HazardsRecall Date: February 27, 2019Recall Number: 19-073 Recall Summary Name of product:80 Lumen 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Hazard:The flashlight can overheat while charging, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Remedy: RefundConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights, and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a refund in the form of a $5 Harbor Freight Tool...

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$10 HVLP Sprayer that WORKS!

04-23-2018 02:43 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

I have been playing with spraying projects lately. I like the look of a sprayed finish and enjoy it more. Cans of sprayed finish can be very expensive though over time. I happened to find an HVLP sprayer at the local HF and decided to give it a try. Surprisingly it worked, and well at that. Check out the video and subscribe to see how it works. View on YouTube

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Handtool Basics #2: Bevel Edge Western Bench Chisel Shootout

02-20-2017 08:04 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 3 comments »

Hey guys, In this video I compare several popular western bench chisel brands for: ease of sharpening, ergonomics, fit to tasks, and general fit and finish. I compared everything I could get my hands on from ALDI, Harbor Freight, Narex, Irwin Marples, Stanley Sweetheart, and even Lie Nielsen and Veritas. These are all obviously opinions and my methods were anything but scientific, but I hope this gives you a little bit more info before you pick out your next set of chisels. View on You...

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Are Expensive Chisels Worth the Money?

02-08-2017 11:03 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 4 comments »

I recently had the opportunity to have chisels from most of the major North American brands; everything from Harbor Freight, Irwin Marples, Stanley Sweetheart, Narex, Lie Nielsen, Veritas, even ALDI workzone. I put them all through there paces: ergonomics, sharpening, flattening, pairing, dovetails, mortise and tenons, even had cut dadoes. I put this video together to sort of sum up the experience, I sort of buried the lead in the video but here are the cliff notes. Veritas is on it̵...

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Daves Workshop #4: Drill Master 68287 18v drill vs 3/4" auger bit and pine 2x4. Who will win?

12-22-2016 04:27 AM by dbhost | 0 comments »

Okay for this demo / test I put a full charge on the Drill Master 68287 18v 3/8” cordless drill, and threw my most common auger bit size at it, my 3/4” Irwin SpeedBor auger bit. (The one I use for boring 3/4” holes in tree stumps for using Stump Rot). Is this drill up to this fairly simple and common task? Watch for yourself and find out! View on YouTube

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #84: Harbor Freight's DrillMaster 2 HP Fixed Base Router Fix

11-22-2016 11:08 PM by technoslick | 2 comments »

Last year I picked up the DrillMaster #68341 Fixed Base Router at a Harbor Freight store. With the workshop in such disarray at the time, it got put away and forgotten. Months later I found it and checked it out. Like many have complained, the machining of the aluminum router body is dramatically undersized in comparison to the fixed base. When the clamp on the base is engaged, the router is pushed off center. Too much time had passed since I bought it, and on a $60.00 USD item I won̵...

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Video for Santa's Woodshop Black Friday deals 2016

11-22-2016 07:29 AM by WoodWorkLIFE | 3 comments »

Hi all, I just wanted to share my top 10 woodworking tool deals of 2016. Are there any big ones I missed? Please let me know below in the comments, Please like and follow the channel if you found the video helpful. View on YouTube

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Harbor Freight Workbench Improvement #1: Wagon Vise In-Progress

08-25-2016 08:29 PM by bobasaurus | 3 comments »

When I was getting started in woodworking, I bought a cheap “60 in. 4 Drawer Hardwood Workbench” from Harbor Freight using a coupon and using their free shipping at the time. It’s served me well for many years, but has several major shortcomings that have always bothered me (thin top, rickety base, too light, crappy vise). Instead of sinking the cash into building a fancy benchcrafted split-top roubo, I’ve been slowly planning on upgrading the HF bench. Over the y...

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