Remember going fishing as a kid? For me, it was a lot of sitting and waiting, hoping to see the little bobber dip under the water for a split second to indicate there was a fish on the line. And that can get tiresome. Of course, when you’re fishing with a friend or family member, actually catching something isn’t as important as just enjoying the company. But sometimes you just want to be able to find some fish without sitting around for four hours and tossing your line out with no real idea where those fish might be. Well, now you can take the guesswork out of fishing with the Portable Fish Finder from Harbor Freight Tools!
For $44.99 and with 4 AA batteries, you can save yourself hours of time by simply placing the transducer into the water and using it from the boat, dock, or practically anywhere you’d be fishing from. The fish finder detects fish within a 90 foot range to help you know where to cast your line, lets you know how deep the fish is and also indicates the size of the fish. This makes fishing so easy, it’s practically cheating! Of course, using this fish finder in a professional competition probably wouldn’t be allowed, but for the purposes of fishing for fun, this tool is a huge help.
Plus, there are all kinds of bells and whistles on the fish finder aside from the basics. Fishing in the dark is no problem with the included backlight function for the LED display. And the screen can be adjusted for the most comfortable viewing angle, allowing you to keep your hands free so you’re ready to reel in your catch. If you’re on a moving boat, the Landscape Detector will update automatically to let you know if the lake bottom is rough, normal, or smooth.
You might be wondering what other conditions the fish finder works in. Well, according to one reviewer, this tool is highly versatile! “I was not sure how this fish finder would work for ice fishing. I went out today and the depth function works great. I marked a large fish on the bottom and caught a nice Walleye. It worked really great for the price and it is small and compact.”
Another customer had this to say: “We tossed the transducer over the side of the boat while docked. When the screen showed fish, we dropped our lines and pulled them in. Our record for this season is 22 fish in 1 1/2 hours. Our dock area is usually 9 to 12 feet deep. The position of the fish shows how far down to drop the line. Great little fishing helper.”
This is a great tool for the average fisherman or for anyone who wants to save time while out on the lake. It pretty much does everything except catch the fish for you! And with a compact size, it fits right in your tacklebox with the rest of your fishing gear. Just be sure to keep it in a dry area when not in use. If taken care of properly, this handy tool will last you for quite a while.
Believe it or not, it’s National Email Day! And what better way to celebrate than to highlight some of the customer emails we’ve received at Harbor Freight Tools? Here are just a few of our favorites:
"I must let you know that the items that I have purchased from you have more than met my expectations and your staff have been very helpful, professional and very personable.
I am relatively new to the area and I am sure that I will be purchasing items from you in the future!"
And we’re proud to offer tools at reasonable prices, giving our customers more options than ever:
"Your modestly priced offering of tools has allowed me to develop skills and abilities that I would not have otherwise attempted."
We love to hear about our tools holding up to heavy use too:
"The 27" cut scroll saw I had purchased from you last year has cut out over 45 benches and has ran at over 8 hours continuously at times and it is still very strong. Thank you for your low prices. If you would like to see some of my items I use your tools for look me up on facebook. My next purchase may be a shop size wood planer, so I have less sanding time."
"I am 73 and have used hand tools for over 60 Years. Your tools are higher in quality at far lower prices with the same warranty. A good example is your adjustable wrenches. I find them of higher quality than the previous standard, Crescent. They allow easier adjustment yet fit the bolt tighter with more rigidity."
Of course, our tools are designed with the contractor in mind but affordable enough for the do-it-yourselfer:
"I not only buy Harbor Freight tools for the company I work for but also for my personal use. I appreciate Harbor Freight for providing quality products at reasonable prices for us who like to “do it ourselves”. Keep up the good work."
"I want to thank you and all the harbor freight crew for providing a service that's so desperately needed. The products I have bought are of reasonable quality at a very fair price, just right for the do it yourself person."
We are very proud of our Tools for Schools program and giving back to the community too. Thanks for the pat on the back:
"Being a consumer wanting to find good deals while also wanting to only spend my money on places with a positive impact to our world, I'm happy to find your Code of Conduct and standards of integrity on your website along with causes you donate to. It's amazing that you're able to turn a profit at such discount prices while still contributing to local initiatives. Keep up the good work!"
Kneeling for work can wreak havoc on your knees. Even wearing conventional kneepads, you often still need to do a lot of standing and kneeling over and over when changing position or turning to pick up tools. Thankfully there’s something from Harbor Freight Tools that will allow you to protect your knees without sacrificing mobility! Impossible, you say? Well, just take a look at the Rolling Knee Pads and marvel at the possibilities. Seriously, this thing is amazing.
Imagine working in the garden for an entire afternoon. My garden is right next to my driveway and kneeling on that hard cement was making my knees feel like those of a retired major league catcher. Even wearing knee pads didn’t seem to help since I would be standing and moving every few minutes or turning to get another tool and my knees were still paying the price. And if it wasn’t my knees that were killing me, it was my back and that’s when I knew I either had to give up the garden or find a solution. Luckily, I came across the Rolling Knee Pads from Harbor Freight Tools.
Now, the important thing is that with this accessory, I was able to protect my knees while ultimately working even longer than I could previously. In fact, it felt less like work and more like exercise! In a good way. Moving around on the Rolling Knee Pads was easy enough but at the same time, my calves got a work out as well as my quads and before long I was looking forward to working in the garden again with the multiple added benefits of the Rolling Knee Pads.
And there are even more reasons to love this accessory. It comes with a convenient carry handle for convenient carrying and handy built-in tool trays for easy access to parts and tools without a lot of hunting around. It’s made of high impact ABS plastic so it’s durable enough to sustain up to 250 lbs. and ready to put up with all kinds of abuse around the home or shop. And it’s not just for gardening. You can use this handy accessory for automotive work, painting, laying tile or flooring and countless other tasks that you never consider until you have to do them.
Whether or not you have a garden next to your driveway or do a lot of work on the floor, this is a great tool to have around. There are a lot of versatile tools out there but not many that are designed to make your work more comfortable and way easier. And at just $17.99, the padding stays in the knee pads and out of the price. So save your knees, your back and lots of time with the Rolling Knee Pads from Harbor Freight Tools!
Ah, Dad... He's the guy who taught you how to hammer a nail, ride a bike, catch a fish and belch like a man. When he came home from work, he'd give you that bear hug, smelling like cold air and Old Spice, his five o'clock shadow bristling against your baby-butt-smooth cheek, and you loved it. He was the soft touch when it was time to go to bed, but you needed just a little more TV time... and when you went to bed, he could throw you up in the air like you were flying! He knew how to make your mom laugh like no one else, and he knew how to make the perfect pancakes on Sunday morning.
Father's Day is the day we get to thank Dad for all of it-- for making our childhood more magical, and for making us feel special when he took the time to do things with us. Harbor Freight understands what dads like, and he knows how you can thank them, too. All you have to do is visit the website and you'll know why it's their favorite toy store. So to help make the decision of what to get him easier, here are 10 popular items currently on sale at Harbor Freight Tools, any of which that will make him smile:
This Harbor Freight favorite is a great general-purpose drill; home use, furniture building, etc. The keyless chuck is tight, the power is strong, and users love the LED light! This high performance cordless drill driver has 21 torque clutch settings to handle a variety of chores around the house and garage. It includes an electric brake and the battery is interchangeable with other 18-volt Drill Master tools. For sale at $18.99, it would cost more to buy a new battery for any other drill! In fact, pick up a Drill Master 18V NiCd Replacement Battery along with it, so when Dad's on a roll, he'll never have to stop to charge!
What a great idea to save the back and knees! With a thick cushion, integrated easy-to-reach storage tray and a 15" to 20" lift range, this pneumatic adjustable roller seat is as practical as it is comfortable. Non-marring casters allows for smooth mobility while the 360 degree swivel seat and one-hand height adjustment lever let Dad get into the perfect position for whatever he's doing. Whether it's working on a bicycle, motorcycle, washing and waxing the car, lug nuts, changing brakes, wheel bearings, painting low cabinets, etc., he'll be quietly thanking you again and again while he's relaxing on his roller seat. At just $22.99, this is the ticket!
The legendary Pittsburgh 22-piece combination wrench set from Harbor Freight includes 11 of the most widely used SAE wrench sizes and 11 of the most popular metric sizes to accommodate almost any wrenching moment. Fully polished, they're made of chrome vanadium steel and a chrome plate finish for added durability, and come with an organized portable storage rack for quick access. This wrench set is great for everything from around the house to auto work-- even working on trucks, trailers, tractors and farm equipment! And at just $16.99, everyone should have a set of these! And did I mention the lifetime warranty? This set of wrenches is awesome!
A good socket set makes your life so much easier. How about a great socket set? Well, now you're talking! The wrenches in the Pittsburgh professional-quality set are constructed of rugged chrome vanadium are triple-chrome-plated. They also come with high visibility markings for quick and easy socket selection, a quick-release ratchet with reversible 72-tooth gearing and a comfy cushion grip. An awesome set, believe me, and it beats paying hundreds for those big name brand sets off the tool trucks. And, of course, it's got that lifetime warranty! Pick up a set (or two!) for just $14.99.
And while we're talking about incredible deals on hand tools, what do you get the man who's got all the wrenches and sockets he'll ever need (like that's going to happen)? Why, a Pittsburgh 60-pc. SAE-metric tap & die set, of course! Thread and bore taps like a pro with this tap and die set! This tap and die set will perform-- and out-perform!-- other tool & die sets that cost ten times as much. Each tap and die is constructed of long-lasting alloy steel and the sizes are embedded in, not printed on, the surfaces. This set will cover most all Dad's tap and die needs and, in no time, it'll become his go-to tool for creating and repairing his own screws and bolts. For the home workshop and auto shop; thread plastic, wood, brass, and even plate steel-- everything from an aluminum frame to a hardened steel bumper! Tell Dad to keep them oiled and they'll last him a lifetime-- which, it just so happens, is how long the warranty lasts. Only $29.99 at Harbor Freight.
Dad will save time and hacksaw blades with this angle grinder. This lightweight grinder is powerful and easy to operate while he's cutting or shaping a brick walkway, cutting steel bolts, rebar, masonry, plaster, copper or galvanized pipe. or grinding welds, removing rust, removing bolts, sharpening sections on blades like sickle bars, etc. This grinder’s 4.5 amp ball-bearing mount motor delivers 11,000 RPMs for fast stock removal. It also has a spindle lock for fast and easy wheel changes, easy access brushes, a removable side handle, an easy-to-replace carbon brush and aluminum gear housing. Included with the grider are a 4" grinding wheel, arbor wrenches and a 7/8" arbor adapter. Other cutting blades sold separately. An incredible price at $19.99!
The car battery on Dad's old Crown Vic been dead for months? No problem! This jump starter will easily jump-start nearly any weak or dead 12-volt car battery. Tell him to throw it in the trunk and never worry about getting stuck somewhere again. The #4 industrial copper booster cables include durable alligator clips that can easily attach to any car battery, and the jumper's got a built-in 3.6 watt light to illuminate his sight under the hood, making this a perfect jump companion to have on the road! It also comes with an invaluable power supply for electrical equipment in case of an emergency, such as a C-PAP, spotlight, air pump, etc. The Cen-Tech jump starter/power supply has an automatic cutoff to prevent overcharging, a charge/battery level indicator, and an easy-to-read battery indicator. And before he can say, "What are you, a Rockefeller?" tell him, "Dad, relax. It was only $42.99 at Harbor Freight!"
This hoist lifts loads up to 10 feet high easily, thanks to its sturdy, hardened steel chain. The strength of this hoist can lift up to 2,000 lbs. hassle-free and includes a mechanical load brake to give operator more control when lifting or spotting. Works wonderfully with a gantry or I-beam. Dad can use it for lifting and swapping out engines and trannies like they're not even there-- for a lot less than an engine lift!-- hoist motorcycles for chain and other maintenance, lift the front of a tractor or heavy-duty truck for tire repair, etc. Rugged and reliable, this chain hoist is ideal for heavy loads at the auto repair shop or industrial warehouse. This jewel works as smooth as silk., and for only $44.99, is worth every penny. He'll love it!
Powered with a reliable Predator engine, this portable generator is ideal for emergencies, job-site use, recreation, family reunions, heating and cooling. The generator features a 420cc air-cooled OHV gas engine, a low oil indicator, UL-listed circuit breaker and 11 hours run-time at 50% capacity. With a heavy-duty steel roll cage for protection, this is the ideal portable generator for powering countless electronics, appliances and tools! And if Dad's left without power after a storm or other occurrence, this will keep him going with whatever he needs to power. On sale for Father's Day at $469.99, the 5500 watt generator comes in a standard and California-certified model.
The ultimate go-to Father's Day present when you don't know WHAT'S going on in Dad's head! He'll appreciate this 'cause he gets to choose exactly what's he's had his eye on. You can even have it sent directly to him if you order online; just enter his mailing information on the Shipping Address page. Harbor Freight has gift cards for $10, $25, $50, $75, $100 and $500!
So, take some time and check out these and other tremendous Father's Day deals at Harbor Freight Tools. And when you give your gift to your dad, mention something about those childhood memories, and thank him. Chances are, that's the best present you could have given him. The tools don't hurt, though.
When imagining the emergency prepper-- or survivalist (is there a difference? Not sure.)-- you might think of a thick-bearded misanthrope in a rural or semi-rural environment, with a steel-reinforced cabin, a bush-camouflaged bunker, gas masks hanging from coat racks and arsenals stashed in hollowed-out redwoods-- kind of like John Malkovich in "Red," but not as eloquent. He recites the Pledge of Allegiance with his family every day in their basement and teaches his kids CB slang in case the power grid goes down.
On the most part, this perception is way off. Closer to the norm are the legions of ordinary families in all types of settings-- rural, suburban and, yes, even urban-- preparing for what they feel will be an inevitable disruption in society, either by social upheaval or natural disaster. They store food, water, fuel, portable wealth, clothing and blankets, alternative power, communication and first aid supplies. History has shown what can happen when the system breaks down, and these Americans don't want to fall victim to the consequences. It's all good fun, watching them on cable reality shows, going through their drills and stockpiling their tarps... but then something else sinks in: a lot of what they're saying makes uncomfortable sense.
Which brings me to that survivalist of the urbane world, the Apartment Prepper . The city-dwelling survivor can prepare for emergencies, much like their more countrified brethren, save it be for some environmental modifications. One thing they do share is the need for sustainable power in the event of a crisis. If you've ever experienced a blackout or disaster, you know how quickly the wheels can fly off the wagon around the neighborhood.
Recently, Harbor Freight Tools delivered a Predator 420cc, 8750 Watts Max/7000 Watts Rated Portable Generator to the good people at The Apartment Prepper so they could put it to the test. They published their findings on their blog in "Setting Up a Generator", an extremely helpful guide for a fledgling survivalist to choose and set up their generator for those SHTF moments.
First, deciding which one you need:
Every generator includes the wattage it is rated for, and the maximum watts you can use with it. In this case, the Predator Generator is '7000 rated watts; 8750 maximum watts.' What does this mean? This means there is a bit of calculation involved when deciding which devices you will be using with the generator. This is to make sure that the items you want to plug in are below the rated and maximum wattage ratings of the generator. The manual included a Wattage Calculation Table, along with Wattage Calculation Charts, which gave the “Running Watts” and the “Additional Startup Watts” for common household appliances. For example, you want to use a combination of appliances:
- computer with monitor, it will need 800 running watts, but 0 additional startup watts.
- A refrigerator/freezer needs 700 running watts, and 1500 startup watts.
- Window AC needs 1200 running watts and 600 additional startup watts
If you wanted to use these three things at the same time, you add 800+700+1200=2700, well under the 7000 rated watts of the Predator Generator. For the Startup Watts, you only take the highest startup watts, in this case, it’s 1500. 2700+1500=4200, which is under the 8750 maximum wattage the generator can handle."
Great information to have when you're getting ready to shop. They then offered several pointers on setting up before you operate the generator. These included:
- Determine a well-ventilated spot to park the generator.
- Ground the unit before you start using it.
- Get the proper fuel and oil for the unit.
- Get a battery for electric starts.
- Drain the gas and oil from the generator when not in use.
There's obviously a lot more to each step, but I didn't want to hijack all the good stuff. Click through to the article and prepare to be educated.
After setting up, they proceeded to test the generator on a microwave oven, and then the hijink ensued! You can read all about it on The Apartment Prepper blog site.
Jun 4, 2013 - New Harbor Freight Tools stores continue to pop up across the US, providing great, quality tools for low prices at new, convenient locations. They're opening with unprecedented frequency-- despite the tough economic times-- and there's no slowing in sight! This Wednesday, June 5, at 8:00 a.m., the doors will swing wide at THREE of the newest Harbor Freight Tools locations-- this time in Murrieta, CA, Las Vegas, NV and Brooklyn, NY!
At 11:30am Harbor Freight Murrieta’s store-- located at 40516 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd (Murrieta Plaza), Murrieta, CA 92563-- will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Murrieta Chamber of Commerce. The celebration will include a special Grand Opening Sale, which will feature select merchandise discounted as much as 80 percent.
At the new Las Vegas location-- located at 160 S. Rainbow Blvd. (Rainbow Expressway Plaza), Las Vegas, NV 89145-- a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be hosted by The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce at 10:30am, accompanied by a Grand Opening Sale, to usher in its presence as the new discount tool headquarters in the area.
Brooklyn’s special Grand Opening Sale will also feature select merchandise discounted as much as 80 percent. Located at 435 Hamilton Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11232, the festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m., when a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be hosted by The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
About Harbor Freight Tools
Founded in North Hollywood, CA in 1977 and now based in Calabasas, Harbor Freight Tools is the leading discount tool retailer in the U.S. selling high-quality tools at "ridiculously low prices" in over 430 stores nationwide and on its website http://harborfreight.com. Harbor Freight Tools stocks over 7,000 items in categories including automotive, air and power tools, shop equipment and hand tools. With a commitment to quality and a lifetime guarantee on all hand tools, Harbor Freight Tools is a favorite of automotive and truck repair shops, government agencies, schools, manufacturers, contractors and tool enthusiasts who want top-quality and great selection and value. The results speak for themselves - with over twenty million customers nationwide and thousands of people switching to Harbor Freight Tools every day. Additional information about Harbor Freight Tools and online sales can be found at http://harborfreight.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/harbor.f.tools and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/harborfreight.
If you happen to be in the area of one of these great, new stores, come browse the enormous selection of quality tools and hardware, take advantage of the incredible specials, or just come by and say "hello!"
Store hours are MON-SAT 8:00AM-9:00PM and SUN 9:00AM-6:00PM.
See you there!
I was walking our dog, Archibald Cortez, this morning and, of course, the neighborhood ladies were out in force, speed walking and jogging on the paseos. At one point, when AC paused, having found some territory to mark, I spotted a woman, who was speed-pushing a stroller and sipping on a water bottle, stop and pour some water on a lone flower that was residing away from the others. She saw me looking and smiled.
"Happy Water a Flower Day!" she said brightly. I think I muttered, "Yeah, you too," and she was off.
I thought she was just joking around, but after I got home I Googled it and, sure enough, today is Water a Flower Day (it's also National Mint Julep Day. Mint juleps were selling for $1,000 apiece at the Kentucky Derby on May 3, but I opted instead for National Have A Coke Day on May 8 'cause Circle K sells the 44-oz-ers for 89 cents... yeah, I'm that cheap).
We live in the high desert area, so summers are brutal on our flowers and we have to be extra-vigilant keeping them hydrated. And, unfortunately, summer came early this year, so it's off to Harbor Freight to pick up a few items to help us out:
The seeper hose can be one of your best friends in the garden. It's the ideal way to irrigate. It kind of reminds me of a battery float charger. The One Stop Gardens 50 Ft. 3/4" Flat Seeper Soaker Hose lays flat on the the ground and "weeps" water for maximum irrigation by soaking the roots directly, so it won't damage plants. Designed with a heavy-duty woven nylon sleeve for ultimate durability, this tough "trickler" features a standard 3/4" thread that attaches to most outdoor faucet connections. It's especially a great asset if you live in an area with tight water restrictions. Harbor Freight price, just $9.99!
For potted plants and other areas where the seeper soaker doesn't help, one of those nozzle things is really handy. Harbor Freight's got a number of them, but for now, let me talk about three of them:
One Stop Gardens has an extremely versatile Six Pattern Trigger Spray Nozzle that will pretty much cover all your lawn & garden watering applications-- and more! Clean your car, water your plants or give your pets a bath with this all-purpose water trigger (Archibald Cortez sure digs it... OK, he tolerates it). The spray nozzle features jet, flat spray, shower, angle spray, mist and soaker patterns to handle a wide range of watering, washing and cleaning jobs. The nozzle is constructed of durable zinc and polypropylene and will deliver many-a-summer of service. Now just $4.99.
A whole different approach to aquatic distribution is the One Stop Gardens Super Deluxe Hose Nozzle, a testosterone-injected weapon of mass-hydration. It lets you easily adjust the right amount of pressure and spray needed for whatever task you've got in front of you, be it the rose garden or the rain gutters. The nozzle fits any garden-variety garden hose and adjusts from a powerful jet stream to blast away dirt and debris, to a soft, cascading spray for watering your plants. Made of solid brass, this hose nozzle won’t break and features a rubberized coating that won’t scratch the car if you're using it to wash it. A real deal at $7.99!
It might be a little Old School, but you can't take away the coolness of the classic Brass Garden Hose Nozzle. This 4" brass nozzle fits any standard garden hose to make watering the flowers or hosing down rugrats easier than ever! With just a subtle twist, you can change the spray patterns from a powerful stream to a soft mist for watering flowers and plants. A great addition to the garden at just $2.99!
I know what you're thinking. All this flower watering, but only one spicket, right? Well, Harbor Freight's got you covered there as well. Check out the One Stop Gardens 4-in-1 Brass Faucet Expander, a nifty four-way faucet splitter that allows you to connect four hoses to one faucet. Made of tough, durable brass, the faucet expander comes with a nice, big grip to attach to the faucet and features individual stainless steel valves for each hose that can be controlled independently! Only $9.99.
In the meantime, take some time and stroll the neighborhood; chances are you'll spot a lone flower looking for a little water and some love.
Coveting my ride, aren't you? It's been with me since '72, and I still get looks... especially when I do my wicked jumps and wheelies. That's right, kid, the classics never die.
It's National Bike Week! Which means... what? It's time to kick a stand! Get out on the open road, weave around and startle pedestrians, water pistol chasing dogs, you know... good times! So, get your home "bike-friendly" with some cool deals from Harbor Freight Tools:
First, the bike's been sitting there for a long time, the tires are probably low. Forget those ripoff artist gas station bozos who want to charge a buck for some air-- air!--here's a great, little compressor that'll keep you on the road: The Pittsburgh Automotive 12 Volt, 100 PSI High Volume Air Compressor. You'll get all the air you need when you need it with this little, high-volume compressor. It'll fully inflate your bike tires quickly-- as well as ATV, mower rider, motorcycle and car-- and its lightweight, portable design and handy carry bag make it easy to use at home or store in your vehicle. Features include rubber feet for less vibration, a gearless direct drive for reduced noise, and a cast alloy air pump casing with cooling fins. For only $25.99, you can afford to salute the gas station any way you'd like as you coast by.
When in pursuit of distant bike paths (where nobody knows you-- who picked out those bike shorts, anyway?), you'll need a sturdy, reliable bike rack. Harbor Freight's got a worthy one, a Two-Bike Rack That you Mount to Your Hitch. This type is really the ideal way to get your bike around with ease and safety. This rack includes thermoplastic bike holders with four hook-and-loop straps, and a pinch hitch pin to keep your bikes safe and not bouncing and swaying around like Jack Sparrow in a sword fight. Also, the handy swing-down feature gives hassle-free access to any rear hatch or tailgate. The bike rack will fit both 1-1/4" and 2" hitch mount receivers. Just $39.99 at Harbor Freight.
One of the first rules of the road you learn is that the streets are full of boneheads. Which means, it pays to be extra careful and make sure everybody knows you're there. Be smart and pick up a couple of Red LED Bicycle Taillights for you and your riding companion. This taillight's got FOUR attention-getting LEDs for high visibility on those crazy roads. The compact light also has three different flashing modes and can adjust up and down 160 degrees. It's spray resistant and includes two AAA batteries. At $4.99 a pop, I can't believe I'm still here pitching you.
At the end of the day, when it's time to stable your stallion, don't just lean it against the wall-- put it away proper, out of the way of clumsy, stumbling feet. Harbor Freight's got a couple of solutions for that, too:
Probably the best return for $8.99 you'll ever spend on your bike is on the innovative Bicycle Lift at HFT. Using a unique pulley-locking mechanism, the bicycle lift quickly hoists your bike for easy storage, giving you extra space in your garage, apartment or dorm. Mounting hardware and a 46 ft. nylon rope are included, and setting this thing up couldn’t be easier. Perfect for saving your bike from scratches!
Or, if you've got a sizable brood to accommodate, check out the nifty Cycle Tree Compact Bike Storage. You can store up to six bikes in only four feet of space! The cycle tree is made of durable, yet lightweight, steel construction and rides on swivel casters for easy maneuverability around the garage. This is the perfect bike storage for every member of the family without taking up a lot space in your garage! On sale for $39.99 at Harbor Freight.
And don't forget to clip your Harbor Freight Tools 20% Off Coupon, where the ridiculous savings get really absurd!
In the meantime, have a great National Bike Week. Have fun, ride smart, be safe... and don't forget the water pistols!
Moving is tough. And not just because you’ve got to change your address, forward your mail, find new local restaurants and get your cable/internet hooked back up. You’ve also got to get your furniture safely moved without damaging or scratching any of it. When securing furniture (or anything you’re transporting for that matter) mover’s blankets are crucial. And at Harbor Freight Tools, we’ve got a few different types to choose from which can be useful for a variety of jobs and tasks. Here’s a quick look at our selection of mover’s blankets and what sets them apart from each other.
First of all, while these blankets are often called mover’s blankets or furniture pads, the usefulness of these items extends far beyond just moving furniture. Obviously, the main use for mover’s blankets is protecting your furniture or other items when using ratchet straps, tie downs or winch straps. The pads keep your cargo from being broken or scratched and otherwise just give you some peace of mind when you’re driving that U-Haul and trying to make it through traffic with no rear-view mirror. Unlike paper pads, mover’s blankets won’t tear during transport and can be used again and again.
The largest furniture pads you can get at Harbor Freight are 72” x 80”. Great for securing and protecting larger items, these blankets are also ideal for deadening noise while recording audio. If you’re recording a song, for example, hanging some of these blankets on the walls will greatly improve acoustics, making your recording clearer. Also, these pads can adequately silence camera noise when recording on film. These big blankets are made of a cotton/poly blend with reinforced stitching to maintain strength and longevity for repeated use, also making them good for lying on when working under vehicles. If you’re looking for something a little smaller, we’ve got that too. The 60” x 72”, 40” x 72” and 36” x 40” mover’s blankets are equally durable with strong double stitched poly and non-woven fabric.
Aside from these general purpose mover’s blankets, you could also opt for the camouflage blankets. Useful for the same tasks as the other blankets, these are also perfect accessories for hunting or covering tools and other items you don’t want to draw any extra attention to. The camo blankets come in two designs, one the traditional dark green and the other a light green and beige for dustier areas. Either way, these camouflage mover’s blankets offer great protection and concealment for a variety of items.
As you can see, even if you aren’t in the process of moving, these mover’s blankets have a multitude of uses around the home and garage that will make them well worth the money, especially considering they only cost between $6.99 and $9.99 each. Even if you only use these blankets just as blankets for spreading out and having a picnic in the park or laying out in the sun, these blankets hold up to repeated use and wear and tear. Luckily, they come without any wear and tear on your wallet. So whether you’re moving, about to move or have no intentions of moving anytime soon, these blankets are still versatile items to keep handy!
If there's such a thing as a downside to accumulating a lot of friends, it's that sooner or later one of them is going to move. Which means, of course you have to help them. It's in the, you know, "friend" code. And, guess what? Moving season is upon us! Which means, right now one of your buds is either going through wanderlust, retirement or a sudden career opportunity, and that migratory song is a-callin'. This is where you can be a real friend and recommend they head over to Harbor Freight Tools for moving supplies. From hand trucks and dollies, to ramps and moving blankets, HFT's got beaucoup gear for the Big Adios. And if you've been enlisted in your buddy's relocating hellride, you'll want to make sure he's equipped for a speedy, seamless endeavor. Here are just a few examples of equipment to help them (and you) with the move:
For any move or reorganization, this 600 lb. Capacity Haul-Master Hand Truck #95061 is a great dolly to have on hand. It's the perfect work horse for moving heavy items quickly and easily. High-quality construction with a heavy-gauge beveled toe plate, the hand truck features smooth-rolling, 10" pneumatic rubber tires and a P-shaped safety handle, as well as long axle braces, making it easy for climbing stairs. At only $39.99, it's a great deal for hours of reliable service! Available in-store only.
In the event you find yourself treading over rougher terrain like lawns, dirt or landscape rock, Haul-Master's also got a rugged 700 lb. Capacity Bigfoot Hand Truck #97568 that'll make the ride smooth on all terrain. This tough sucker's got extra large tires made especially for travel over all surfaces. The"bigfoot" dolly has long axle braces for easy stair climbing, heavy gauge toe plate with rounded corners and a beveled front. Heavy duty ball bearing hubs make it suitable for lawn and garden applications as well as moving big items in the factory, shop or warehouse. You can spot this Big Foot for a reasonable $54.99. Also available in-store only.
If rough terrain isn't your concern, but flat tires are, Haul-Master's got a 700 lb. Capacity Hand Truck #95909 with solid rubber tires that will keep on rolling regardless of what it rolls over. So, if you're going over areas notorious for screws, nails or glass, you can transport items up to 700 lbs. safely and quickly, 'cause this heavy duty hand truck features solid rubber tires that can't go flat, high impact hubs with sealed ball bearings and a powder coat finish for added durability. This dolly is awesome for the big move or daily use in the shop! Just $34.99 at Harbor Freight (in-store only).
While picking up your heavy-duty hand truck, keep in mind that, besides boxes n' stuff, you'll probably be using it for more fragile stuff like wood furniture,and glass and metal pieces. Just in case, grab yourself one of the Haul-Master Hand Truck Covers #98346, a padded blanket-like cover that easily fits over the top of most round-top hand trucks. It'll prevent scratches and marring when moving the more delicate stuff, and protect the hand truck when hauling rougher cargo. The hand truck cover is filled with genuine recycled cotton and features hook and loop fasteners to ensure a snug fit on a variety of hand truck styles. For just $5.99, this accessory is a bonafide no-brainer!
Enough about hand trucks, let's talk ramps. If you guys are loading a truck that doesn't have one of those slide-out ramps, you sure as heck better get some. For everyone, man.
Harbor Freight's got a few you might want to look at:
Whether you're pushing a stack of boxes, an appliance or a quad, the Haul-Master 1000 Lb. Steel Loading Ramps #44649 will take it all, and then some. These 6-ft. long, 9-inch wide loading ramps let you roll your ATVs, armoires and lawn jockeys up into the vehicle with safety and ease! They can handle up to 1,000 lbs. to be loaded into your truck, van or trailer. No need to put your life on the line with some makeshift plank ramps, my brother. The $59.99 you spend here is a much better investment than anything they'll charge you at Urgent Care.
For a little more, Haul-Master's also got a super-duty 1200 Lb. Capacity Convertible Aluminum Loading Ramp #94057 that takes loading to the next level-- it's TWO ramps in one! Just the right balance of weight and strength, this loading ramp is made of durable yet lightweight aluminum with a ridged platform and 2-3/4" side railings for safety. Detach the center hinge and one 1200 lb. capacity ramp quickly becomes two 6 ft., 600 lb. capacity ramps. It can also fold in half for easier storage or transportation to the next destination, and comes with safety chains to tighten and secure the ramp when hauling something heavy and unwieldy It also serves as a great way to transport your log splitter of snow blower to other locations. A great deal at $137.99, this aluminum foldable loading ramp pays for itself in the first move!
Finally, when moving and loading, make sure you keep plenty of tie-down straps on hand. Harbor Freight's wildly popular Haul-Master 4-Pack of 1-inch x 15-ft Ratcheting Tie Down Straps #90984 are one of the best deals around. Each one of the tie down straps can adjust from 4 ft. to a max of 15 ft. The durable polyester ratchet straps can handle working loads of up to 400 lbs.! Features include automatic ratcheting lock action and a quick-release button to quickly secure and free your loads. A great tie down set for pick-up trucks and semis to clamp down on their hauls, too. At $12.99 per pack of 4, you're going to want to get a few.
Heck, if you want to be a REALLY good friend, go to Harbor Freight yourself, since everything's so affordable, and bring the moving supplies with you! 'Course, that means you get first dibs using it, right?