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woodthaticould

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05-11-2019 09:22 PM

Hello all:

I never thought I would be posting anything with that unlikely title, but here it is nonetheless. I guess I will be devoting some time tonight and tomorrow morning to sifting through the items and deciding what is worth buying…more or less…sort of.

Wish me luck.


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PPBart

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#1 posted 05-11-2019 11:13 PM

I’ve bought some junk as well as a few really good tools from HF, most recently the 6×48 Belt/Disk Sander. Another good prospect is the bench-top oscillating sander. It gets generally good reviews and for my occasional needs, it looks adequate. After the 25% off coupon, price is just a bit over $100.

-- PPBart

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woodthaticould

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#2 posted 05-12-2019 01:03 AM

Thanks for the feedback and good advice. I’ll probably take a chance on some purchases. I won’t buy
any chisels, saws or planes but maybe I’ll consider an item like the one you mentioned here.

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P89DC

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#3 posted 05-12-2019 07:23 PM

Just bought a grinder stand, saved $12.50, mounting my Rikon slow speed grinder I bought on sale, saved $50 on it…Shopping!

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woodthaticould

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#4 posted 05-12-2019 08:27 PM

This guy suggests buying a useless Harbor Freight plane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXxOF5E4__U

and making it a scrub plane.

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Greg66

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#5 posted 05-16-2019 03:36 AM

I’d recommend not buying any it. Cheap tools are the most expensive thing you can buy

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woodthaticould

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#6 posted 05-16-2019 06:54 PM

I thought the way he reworked it was clever.

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fivecodys

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#7 posted 05-16-2019 07:40 PM

I’ve been using their little 18 ga brad nailer as well as their pin nailer for years. No issues.
You really have to dig through all the crap to find the treasures and there are a few.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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tywalt

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#8 posted 05-16-2019 07:48 PM

I keep waiting for them to put their aluminum bar clamps on sale. I don’t shop at HF a lot (especially for woodworking tools) but those little aluminum clamps work great and are hard to beat for the $$$.

-- Tyler - Central TX

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woodthaticould

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#9 posted 05-16-2019 09:35 PM

The shop I’ve joined has a brad nailer, but I definitely want to get a pin nailer. Thanks for the suggestion.

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#10 posted 05-17-2019 01:25 AM

I have had a 23 gauge Harbor freight pin nailer for maybe 15 years. I wanted to get a nicer one but I can’t justify it until this one breaks. It just keeps on working like it should. I think I bought it for under $20. A Grex could not have worked better.

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woodthaticould

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#11 posted 05-17-2019 01:54 AM

Thanks everyone. I’m going to order a pin nailer. I’ll also order a small assortment of clamps and hope for the best. Regarding measuring and marking tools I think I should go elsewhere.

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