SIBLING RIVALRY AND THE SAWHORSE

folding sawhorseIt’s a story as old as the Bible itself, a story about two brothers, Titus and Dudley Cabazon. Paternal twins, Titus was born three minutes ahead of Dudley. As a result, he was given the cool name, inspired by the Roman emperor Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus. Dudley on the other hand was named after Dudley Do-Right, one of his father’s favorite cartoon characters. He was almost named “Scooby” had his father not experienced a sudden bout of compassion.

As fate bestowed the first born, Titus was great at everything. He excelled in academics, sports and anything else he tried. Even when it came to women… Titus went to their senior prom with his girlfriend, a Norwegian exchange student, Enne Borksoloffsön, who worked as a Victoria’s Secret model during summers. Dudley went to the prom with his cousin Wendy (a.k.a. Wrecking-Ball Wendy because she looked like one). In contrast, Dudley only excelled at one thing: being jealous of Titus.

Before Titus was slated to go to Harvard and Dudley started his career as a cattle prod tester, their father who was a carpenter suffered a slipped disc. Fortunately, he was able to get surgery but his doctor warned him that if he bent down too much while working, he may do irreparable damage to his spine and never work again.

Mr. Cabazon was torn. Early retirement wasn’t an option with Titus going to Harvard but he knew that on any job site, he’d have to bend over to work on carpentry projects. If only there was something that elevated the materials so he wouldn’t have to bend over too much. Dudley resolved himself to finding a solution. Even though Dudley had nothing to gain by his twit brother going to Harvard, he saw the situation as an opportunity to get into his father’s good graces. And if he succeeded, his perfect brother would be indebted to him!

Dudley worked tirelessly for days on end to invent a device that would elevate work pieces. No food or sleep, just occasional sips of pomegranate juice to sustain him. He emerged from his cocoon with a prototype. The device looked like two capital A’s positioned parallel to one another and held together at their apexes by a perpendicular crossbar. Two of those devices side by side could support an ample-sized work piece. “What do you call it?” his father asked.

Dudley beamed, “I call it the sawpony!” The engineering was sound but just one problem, the sawpony was only six inches high. His father liked the concept but elevating materials only six inches off the ground still meant he’d have to bend over a lot. As timing would have it, Titus arrived home after taking Enne lingerie shopping and walked in on his father and brother conversing about the sawpony.

“Hey, what if you put longer legs on it so it would have a height of about 30 inches,” chimed in Titus. “You wouldn’t have to bend over then. What do you think, Dad? Oh, and because it’ll be taller, you should call it the sawhorse!”

Made of Sturdy weather-resistant injection molded PVC, the 350 Lb. Capacity Folding Sawhorse from Harbor Freight Tools weighs in at under 4 lbs. Plus, it conveniently folds away for easy storage. The 350 Lb. Capacity Folding Sawhorse from Harbor Freight Tools makes it easy to elevate heavy work pieces without all the bending over. Get a set for yourself—and maybe a set for your brother. You owe him…

350 lb. Capacity Folding Sawhorse
item# 69446

THE GIANT SQUID TENTACLE OF TOOLS…

Easy ReachAt first glance, the EZ Reach & Grab Pickup and Reaching Tool (item#: 69447) looks like something a grumpy, wrinkled man on a rickety porch would have on hand so he wouldn’t actually have to move more than 3 inches to grab anything in close proximity.  Think about when you were growing up and Old Man Turner on the corner yelling “Hey you kids, get out of my yard!” as he uses the EZ Reach tool to grab a pine cone on his porch to throw at you, only he’s too weak to throw it so he just drops it back onto his porch and curses under his breath, “Dagnabbit!” On second glance, you don’t have to be a grumpy old man to use arguably the greatest invention since the personal computer. I said “arguably”…

This long reach tool extends your reach nearly 3 ft. Not only can you pick up pine cones on your porch without having to bend down, but you can grab things high up on shelves, or that have fallen behind the couch, or are under the bed… WAY under the bed. The tool has super suction cup grippers—it’s like a giant squid tentacle grabbing onto something but without the fishy smell. Also, the trigger lock keeps the jaws locked on the item, also like a giant squid tentacle. The EZ Reach tool is basically the giant squid tentacle of tools—but in a good way. You know how those giant squid are, once they grab onto something, they usually keep a tight grip on it. Of course, at some point they’ll just let go for no apparent reason because cognitive thought is not really an option for cephalopods. But once you, a human, grabs onto something with the EZ Reach tool, you can use your evolved and superior intellect to hold onto stuff as long as you want, sort of. Eventually, you’ll have to eat and sleep, but I think you know where I’m going with this.

Visit one of 500 Harbor Freight Tool stores to get the EZ Reach & Grab Pickup and Reaching Tool and start harnessing the power of a giant squid tentacle today! It’s cephalorrific!

EZ Reach & Grab Pickup and Reaching Tool
item#: 69447

Keep Hands and Tools Clean with a Handy Paper Towel Holder

Sometimes we’re in such a hurry to get to work on a project that cleanliness can take a backseat. And aside from that, it’s often just not very convenient! Well the days of spraying down your garage with a water hose or running inside for some paper towels to clean your hands are over thanks to the Magnetic Paper Towel Holder (SKU #: 69321) from Harbor Freight Tools. It might seem like a simple addition but this handy magnetic holder can save you lots of time and frustration.

 

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All you need to mount the Magnetic Paper Towel Holder is a metal surface to stick it on. The magnets secure firmly to toolboxes, cabinets and even refrigerators for easy accessibility, and the red color matches perfectly with our glossy red U.S. General Tool Storage Units. Designed as two pieces, the holder easily accommodates any size of paper towel roll. Plus, at just $8.99, this useful tool accessory is easy to fit into any tool budget as well.

“Works perfect for a paper towel holder and with the two piece setup I can see many other uses thanks to the strong magnets. The color matches my U.S. General pro tool cart too, very nice.” – by Dan from North Yarmouth, ME

“I originally bought a set for hanging paper towels on my tool cabinet. Worked great. Then I needed a magnetic hook to hang an extension cord on. After looking everywhere with no luck, it dawned on me that I could use the paper towel holder as a hook! Perfect solution. I hung 4 of them on the side of my cabinet to hold my extension cords neatly out of the way.” – by Neat freak from San Diego, CA

That’s right. Shockingly, the Magnetic Paper Towel Holder is versatile enough to holds things other than paper towels! The only limit is your imagination! Okay, and its 2 lb. weight capacity, but the point is that this tool accessory is able to help out the busy handyman in more ways than one. Head over to your local Harbor Freight store to pick one up today and make your shop or garage both cleaner and safer.

REMOVE WHEEL BEARINGS, MAKE APPLE CIDER, BUT NOT AT THE SAME TIME…

20 Ton Shop Press“Who needs a 20 Ton Shop Press?” questioned Artie Snarduckerus while perusing the aisles of his local Harbor Freight Tool store. That’s when the call came.

His wife was in a panic. Edna Snarduckerus, who was an automotive psychic, had a premonition that the front wheel bearings on her Mustang would need replacing within the next three hours or else an asteroid the size of Canada would collide with Neptune which would throw off the gravitational pull of  the other planets in our solar system which would in turn lead to the annihilation of earth and extinction of the human race. She wasn’t quite sure how that chain of events laid out but she knew better than to question a premonition based on total random chance that may not have any vestige of truth in it.

Coincidentally, Edna’s father was coming for an afternoon visit to discuss his will and Edna’s future inheritance. Her father was a stern and difficult man—he could be generous one minute and disown you the next. Edna loved her father more than his money—but the money came a close second. She remembered how much her father enjoyed fresh pressed apple cider and Artie has just picked a bushel of apples from their backyard trees. She surmised that a little cider may go a long way to secure her and Artie’s financial future.

To ward off human extinction and sweeten his father-in-law’s mood, Artie purchased the 20 Ton Shop Press, item #32879. He got it home and assembled the shop press lickety-split. His father-in-law was due to arrive within the hour. He wouldn’t have time to remove and replace the bearings and make cider… unless he did it at the same time. He set up racks with the mashed up apple wrapped in cloth on top of each other, then put ply board on top of that, then put the wheel bearing on top of that and went to work.

Despite the rush he was in, Artie couldn’t help but notice how the H-frame shop press had open side heavy duty construction to enable work on long work pieces, not to mention the adjustable table to establish the best working distance possible and how the spring return ram speeds up work. He thought about all the things he could use the 20 Ton Shop Press for—removal of pressure fitted parts, bending or straightening metal, removing and installing gears, U-joints, ball joints and pulleys… and yes, making even more apple cider.

Long story short, Artie finished up the wheel bearings and the apple cider 3 hours and five minutes after Edna’s call. He was five minutes past his wife’s premonition timeframe but he figured the universe would cut him some slack considering traffic.

As it turned out, grease from the bearings got into the apple cider which really cheesed off Edna’s father. He left them nothing in his will—which turned out to be fine because the universe decided not to cut Artie any slack and the world ended as we know it. Did I mention this all happened in a parallel universe? No?

Anyway, it won’t be the end of the world if you don’t visit one of Harbor Freight’s 500 stores and purchase the reliable 20 Ton Shop Press. But do you really want to take that chance? Think about it over a nice glass of freshly-squeezed apple cider.

20 Ton Shop Press
item#: 32879

TOP 10 MUST-HAVE COSPLAY TOOLS/ACCESSORIES FROM HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS

When you think of cosplay, you may think of places like Comic-Con, E3 or Anime Expo, but you probably don’t think of Harbor Freight Tools. If you’re into making your own cosplay costumes, Harbor Freight Tools should be your first destination. Harbor Freight Tools is your one-stop tool shop for creating your cosplay attire, accoutrements and weapons. While cosplayers are willing to invest ample time and money into their passion, saving money is still a big plus! Harbor Freight Tools is known for “quality tools at ridiculously low prices.” Following is a list of the Top Ten Must-Have Cosplay Tools/Accessories from Harbor Freight Tools. All of these items are available at any one of their 500 stores nationwide or through harborfreight.com. (Note: prior to using any tool or material, please make sure to utilize all necessary safety precautions and safety equipment.)

10.

Heat Gun

Heat guns are a must when working with materials like foam, Sintra, Wonderflex and Worbla. A heat gun provides controlled heat so you can form and shape materials to your costume’s specifications.


(FOA Cosplay made this amazing World of Warcraft Paladin with Sintra)

 

Harbor Freight sells several different heat guns within a modest price range. Plus, there’s a nifty accessory kit to expand the functionality of your heat gun.

1500 Watt Dual Temperature Heat Gun (572°/1112°) item #: 96289

 

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430°-800° /570°-1160° Interval Heat Gun with LED Temperature Settings item #: 69343

 

1600 Watt Heavy Duty Dual Temperature Heat Gun

1600 Watt Heavy Duty Dual Temperature Heat Gun (1000°/1100°) item #: 69342

Heat Gun Accessory Kit 9 Pc

Heat Gun Accessory Kit 9 Pc item #: 68695

 

 9.

Glue Gun

A glue gun is mandatory for costume construction. In many cases, a glue gun is the best way to bind materials, like EVA foam.

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(Cosplayer Nona Neon used EVA foam to make this incredible Pacific Rim Gypsie Danger costume)

 

Harbor Freight sells three glue guns along with the glue cartridges sold separately.

 

Professional Industrial Glue Gun

Professional/Industrial Glue Gun item #95939

 

High Temperature Full Size Glue Gun

High Temperature Full Size Glue Gun item 68334

 

High Temperature Mini Glue Gun

High Temperature Mini Glue Gun item #: 68337

50 Piece MultiTemp Full Size Glue Sticks

50 Piece MultiTemp® Full Size Glue Sticks item #: 68336

50 Piece MultiTemp Mini Glue Sticks

50 Piece MultiTemp® Mini Glue Sticks item #: 68329

 

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Woodburner

As the name implies, a woodburner is an excellent way to add detailed ornamentation to wood pieces. However, it’s also used as a detailing tool for other materials such as foam.

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(The middle details on this wood sword are 2mm foam detailed with a woodburner)

 

Harbor Freight offers a woodburner that’s ideal for soldering jobs, working with Styrofoam, cutting stencils or burning designs into wood or leather.

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30 Watt 5-In-1 Hobby Woodburner item #: 38593

 

7.

Orbital Sander

Whether you’re evening out the surface of a large shield or smoothing out filler on a mask, an orbital sander will quickly become your new best friend. The time saved compared to hand sanding is priceless let alone the fatigue you’ll avoid trying to generate up to 12,000 OPM (Oscillations Per Minute) on your own (I’m good for 60 OPM myself…)

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(An orbital sander was used several times during the construction of the Mirror Shield from Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

 

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(The finished shield)

 

Harbor Freight carries several types of orbital sanders, including a wet orbital sander. You’ll also find sanding discs in a variety of grits for rough work, finishing work or something in between. Check out their complete selection of orbital sanders and sanding pads.

 

6.

Epoxy

Bonding materials is a given when it comes to making your own cosplay costumes. You’ll need to have one or more epoxies on hand and ready to go. Sometimes you need to bond materials quickly. Other times, you need some wiggle room—time to line up or adjust the materials perfectly before the bond sets in. Harbor Freight offers several different types of epoxies, including:

0.2 Oz. Single Use Quick Setting Epoxy Adhesive item #: 96031

0.2 Oz. Single Use Delayed Setting Epoxy Adhesive item #: 96033

 

5.

Hobby Knife

The hobby knife is simply indispensable for the cosplay costumer maker, especially if you use the pepakura method to build your costumes. It’s also used to cut intricate stencils, EVA foam, you name it…

Harbor Freight sells a 33-piece deluxe hobby knife set that comes with 26 assorted blades, 2 standard blade holders and an ergonomic blade handle. The set also includes scratch awl blades, caliper, jeweler’s precision screwdriver, tweezers and a bonus pen-type precision screwdriver with six bits. It comes in a well-organized case so you’ll have quick and easy access to the blade you need for cutting, carving and crafting.

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33 Piece Deluxe Hobby Knife Set item #: 96551

 

4.

Spray Gun

For detail paint work, look no further than the 4 oz. Adjustable Detail Spray Gun from Harbor Freight Tools! The paint sprays from a standard circle pattern to a pinpoint fan for more accurate and efficient coverage. A spray gun can also be used to apply coats of wood glue to seal EVA foam for making armor and other accessories to your costume. Check out this video on how to do it!

FireShot Screen Capture #080 - 'How to Seal EVA Foam Quickly Using a Paint Spray Gun - YouTube' - www_youtube_com_watch_v=aJ6y1O5qTUQ

(Fan video – using the 4 Oz. Adjustable Detail Spray Gun to coat EVA armor)

 

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4 oz. Adjustable Detail Spray Gun item 92126

 

Note: a compressor is needed to run the spray gun. Harbor Freight carries an inexpensive line of compressors and compressor accessories as well.

 

3.

Nitrile Gloves

Before your cosplay costume is a site to behold, there’s a whole lot of mess leading up to it! Paints, epoxies… it’s veritable chemical warfare on your hands! In addition to masks, safety goggles and the like, all available through Harbor Freight, you should have several packs of nitrile gloves on hand. The form fitting gloves provide plenty of dexterity while providing superior chemical resistance. Harbor Freight offers thicknesses ranging from 3mm to 9mm in medium, large and extra-large sizes.

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Check out Harbor Freight’s full selection of nitrile gloves!

 

2.

Safety Goggles/Face Shields

You’ll be cutting, sawing, sanding… and Zeus-knows-what-else to get your costume convention ready. Just remember, it’s all fun and cosplay until someone loses an eye! Make mom proud and put safety first! Safety goggles and face shields are absolute necessities to keep your eyes and face protected while you focus on the task at hand. Harbor Freight has numerous eye safety options from which to choose.

 

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Rotary Tool

If Jerry Maquire were into cosplay, he would look at the rotary tool and say “You complete me.” Cutting, buffing, boring, sanding, engraving—more than a dozen jobs can be performed with just this one tool!


(Harrison Krix and Bill Doran create the hammered metal look with a rotary tool)

 

Harbor Freight offers plug-in and cordless rotary tool options. And in case you’re worried you won’t find enough uses for your new rotary tool, then check out the 249 Piece Rotary Tool Accessory Set which includes 67 cut-off wheels, 60 sanding wheels, 12 grinding wheels, 5 fiberglass reinforced cutting discs, 18 aluminum oxide grinding stones, 7 diamond burrs, 3 cutter burrs, 6 drill bits, 6 wheel brushes… the list goes on!

That’s the Top Ten list, but we’re really just scratching the surface. From duct tape to drill presses, batteries to shop vacs and hand tools to workbenches, Harbor Freight has what you need to fortify your cosplay costume making workshop or build one from scratch while saving a ton money in the process!

Adjustable Shade Welding Helmets to Fit Any Job

Aside from a top-notch welder, the most important welding accessory you can have is a great, reliable welding helmet. At Harbor Freight Tools, we don’t just have the best in welding protection, but also a couple of stylish designs to choose from that will help you stick out from the pack!

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For the Do-It-Yourselfer just looking for a basic helmet without any fancy artwork, the Adjustable Shade Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet (SKU #: 46092) is all you need. At just $49.99, it’s the most affordable of the welder’s helmets available and features adjustable sizing for a comfortable fit. While it’s not recommended for TIG welding, this basic welding helmet is a perfect fit for the novice welder as well as the professional for handling a variety of welding tasks.

“Works just as good, if not better, than hoods costing 3x as much. It’s great for MIG and SMAW welding. Quick changeover filter makes this a pleasure to use. I have no problem with purchasing another if this one should ever fail.” – by Phil from Louisville, KY

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If you’re the type that likes a little extra flair on their equipment, maybe step up to the Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Blue Flame Design (SKU #: 91214) for only $54.99. This welder’s helmet is suitable for TIG welding as well as MIG/flux, plasma arc welding and cutting, air carbon cutting, and stick welding. And all with the cool blue flames emblazoned on your helmet, you’ll look just as hot as the metal you’re welding!

“I asked my wife to get this for me for Christmas last year. I just got a chance to use it. It works perfectly! The adjustments to speed and sensitivity are perfect. As a former professional welder I was amazed that something so low cost could work so good. The suspension is a bit less than desired, but for the money? This is a GREAT DEAL. So, 5 stars is valid. Thanks Harbor Freight for another great deal on a tool.” – by gliverson from Boise, ID

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Need a little more flash on your gear? Then check out the Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Racing Stripe Design (SKU #: 67854). This handsomely designed welder’s helmet is available for $59.99 and comes with a grind mode feature as well. With this mode engaged, the helmet becomes a grind shield with no shade flickering. And along with battery assistance, the helmet includes a solar powered component for added efficiency.

“Bought this at the same time when I bought the 90 amp HF flux core welder. It worked just fine and has good features. I’m glad I bought it and I’m sure I will get plenty of use out of it AND the welder. Thanks HF once again for making tools affordable for the do-it-yourselfer!!” – by Dewart Lake Tackle Company from Syracuse, IN

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For the top-of-the-line in welding helmets, you’ll want the Variable Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet with Metal Head Design (SKU #: 68782). This versatile welder’s helmet features variable sensitivity as well as adjustable delay time that can be fine-tuned for each individual project. And even this advanced helmet with its cool metallic look is only $69.99.

“A little more money but I think it’s worth it because it’s more comfortable. It looks like a more expensive helmet. The sensitivity is higher too. Had the basic helmet (the black one) 49 years . Worked great, then the batteries died but I got my money’s worth out of it. Hope this one lasts that long!” – by Dom the excavator from Pensacola, FL

Lucky for Dom, these durable helmets are made to last. So head over to your local Harbor Freight Tools store today and pick up the welder’s helmet that best suits your needs and experience! Each one of them comes with tons of features and a ridiculously low price that you’ll find only at Harbor Freight.

CUTS LUMBER LIKE A DREAM, BUT NOT THE DREAM WITH THE TALKING POSSUM…

You ever have that dream where you’re in a forest wearing a trench coat and bunny slippers and there’s a talking possum who tells you, “You can’t stay here, the red wind is coming” and then you’re transported to the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and when you go to buy peanuts the peanut vendor is actually that same talking possum who tells you, “You can’t stay here, the red wind is coming” and then you fall backwards screaming only instead of sound coming out, the colors of the rainbow stream out of your mouth and you’re completely paralyzed and then a crowd of people, the possum and a unicorn gather around you and start chanting “You can’t stay here, the red wind is coming, you can’t stay here, the red wind is coming”… and then you wake up. I hate that dream. But I love the reality of the Portable Saw Mill with 280cc Gas Engine (item #: 61712) from Harbor Freight Tools!

Portable Saw Mill

The Portable Saw Mill can handle logs and flat stock up to 20” in diameter and width respectively. You can go up to 4-1/2 in. with the cutting thickness and accommodate stock up to 9 ft, 2 in. in length. The blade speed generates up to 3279 FPM – thought it would take forever to build that log cabin from scratch? Think again! The Portable Saw Mill is designed to operate on regular unleaded gasoline—no more fancy smancy special-order portable saw mill gas necessary! To get your Portable Saw Mill, get going to one of 500 Harbor Freight stores no because you can’t stay here, the red wind is coming!

Portable Saw Mill with 280cc Gas Engine
item# 61712

A Versatile Multi-Task Ladder That’s a Step Above the Rest

While it’s nice to be prepared to handle a variety of tasks, it’s not always easy. Every garage and shop should have a stepladder but not every workspace has room for a scaffold, extendable ladder and workbench as well. Besides, paying for all those items individually would add up quick! Well, that’s why Harbor Freight Tools has created the 17 ft. Type 1A Multi-Task Ladder (SKU#: 67646). And this handy shop accessory is so easy to use, you could have it changed to a different position in the time it would take you to say its name. image_8094 The 17 ft. Ladder can be put into 23 different configurations, allowing you to handle just about any job that could come up. And not only does it reconfigure to become a step ladder, extension ladder, and stairway ladder, but also a scaffold or workbench! Plus, when you’re done with the ladder for the day, it folds flat for easy storage. Just think how much room 23 separate items would take up! And at just $137.99, it won’t take up much room in your wallet either. Here are comments from a few actual customers who have gotten a leg up on their project with this multi-task ladder:

“Very easy to use, especially with the ability to extend the sides separately when used as a step ladder. This is a very sturdy ladder, one of the sturdiest aluminum ladders I have ever used. It is also very easy to adjust height and configuration. I keep one at my log cabin in the woods and one at home. I’ve had mine about 4 months with no problems at all. Are there more expensive ladders? Yes. Are there better ladders? Not that I’ve found, especially for the price.” – by Jerry from Evansville, IN

“This is a great ladder in terms of quality and price. Its solid and just as good as the other higher priced brands. You cant get this at a better price and with a discount coupon its 20% off. You can’t beat that for good quality. So if you need a multitask ladder this one is highly recommended.” – by DC from Miami

“After looking at other ladders of the same type, I had thought the prices were just too high for me to purchase until I saw this ladder in the HF sale paper. I had used all tricks in the book to work on my 10 ft high ceilings, Putting myself at great risk as I’m 71 yrs old but not anymore with this great ladder from HF!!!” – by GJ from Ringgold, GA

Sturdy, reliable, and convenient, this multi-task ladder supports up to 300 lbs. in any position so you can work efficiently and quickly from job to job. Plus, since it’s made out of super strong aircraft grade aluminum, it’s lightweight as well as durable! But this is an in-story only item so get to your local Harbor Freight location today and pick one up!

Haul More for Less with the Steel Mesh Deck Wagon

If you love your Harbor Freight tool cart but wish you had one for the back yard, then we’ve got just the thing to lighten your landscaping load. The Steel Mesh Deck Wagon (SKU#: 60359) does the exact same job as your rolling tool storage but designed for the outdoors! Now, with this open-sided wagon cart from Harbor Freight Tools, you can haul up to 1,000 lbs. of yard materials, tools, fertilizer, or whatever else you need easily. Whether you’re working the farm, seeding a field, or just gardening in the back yard, this convenient deck wagon cart is the ideal outdoor accessory for easy transport of equipment and accessories!

Because this steel wagon is designed with large turf-tread pneumatic tires and a wide wheelbase, it travels easily across grass, dirt, and other terrain without tipping over and spilling whatever you may be carrying. And with a cushion grip on the easy-to-maneuver handle, this wagon handles like a dream. Just load it up and you’re ready to go!

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“I bought one to haul tools, ready mix concrete bags, mixed concrete (in plastic mixing container), axes, shovels… Liked it so much I’m buying one to haul heavy tools, equipment and supplies from my workshop at home to and from the pickup truck and boat. My back is hugely grateful for the relief.” – by jeenious from Northwest Louisiana

“My 10 y.o. son bought this cart for his lawn mowing business. His 22 inch cut mower fits on it. I have welded on a ramp that folds up so he can push the mower right up on it and 2 poles with hooks so he can put the string trimmer on. The wire mesh is great for bungee cording everything down to keep it in place.” – by Chef Marc from Harrisburg, PA

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For any gardening enthusiast, landscaper, or outdoor do-it-yourselfer, this handy Steel Mesh Deck Wagon is not only a back-saver, but a money-saver too. At just $79.99, the cart is a cost-effective addition to your outdoor arsenal and will pay for itself by saving you back strain as well. If you want to double-down on your yardwork comfort, then also take a look at the Rolling Work Seat (SKU#: 91495) too. While the Wagon holds your tools, the Work Seat allows you to sit and work comfortably while keeping strain off your knees in the process. And if you need quick access to a tool, the Work Seat provides a convenient tool tray just under the seat so you won’t have to get up repeatedly to grab one tool.

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With all the saving you’ll be doing on your back, joints, and tool budget, you almost can’t afford to NOT get this ultra-convenient outdoor wagon. Even if you only work outside intermittently, you can definitely benefit from a portable tool carrier like this one.

VACUUM STORAGE BAGS AND THE END OF THE PUFFY CLOTHES CRISIS

Vacuum Storage BagIn 1999, the United States government, using precious tax dollars, conducted an 8-year, $330 million dollar study to find out why clothes got puffy with age. The results were truly remarkable – while fibers do breakdown as clothes get washed and worn thus loosening the weave and causing some increase in volume, the real reason why clothes take up so much more space in our closets and drawers over time is because as we get older, the time spent carefully folding and ironing clothes is inversely proportionate to the time spent consuming strawberry margaritas. When the results were published, the public clamored for a solution to the Puffy Clothes Crisis. The obvious answer of switching to regular or peach margaritas had no effect.

The situation was hopeless… hopeless that is until a bartender named Horatio Fanglehorn from El Duende, New Mexico, had an idea. Fanglehorn noticed that pimento olives kept longer than regular pitted olives. As fate would endow, one of Fanglehorn’s regular customers at the Rusty Catfish Bar & Postal Annex happened to be a food deterioration specialist who surmised that the pitted olive had more surface area in contact with air, hence, deteriorated quicker than the pimento olive which had less surface area exposed to air due to a big ol’ pimento stuffed into it (note: “big ol’” is the scientific term for large).

At home, Fanglehorn’s closets were overflowing with puffy clothes. One fine Sunday afternoon while cleaning out the master-bedroom closet, his wife commented “This sucks!” That’s when Fanglehorn had his “aha” moment – suck out the air! Not only will clothes be preserved but more importantly sucking out the air would condense their volume, thus creating more space. Flash forward to Harbor Freight Tools and the Set of Three Vacuum Storage Bags made from durable polyethylene and nylon. The Vacuum Storage Bags are reusable, airtight and watertight. Plus, they’re transparent so you can view the contents, making sure your three-year-old didn’t vacuum seal last night’s leftover lasagna while you fell asleep watching reruns of Breaking Bad. The set includes one large and two medium bags as well as a bonus roll-up compression bag. Pack clothing, blankets or camping gear in the Vacuum Storage Bags then use your vacuum cleaner to remove the air from inside. No pimentos needed!

Thanks to Horatio Fanglehorn and Harbor Freight Tools, you can visit any one of our 500 stores and put an end to the Puffy Clothes Crisis once and for all…

Vacuum Storage Bags, Set of Three
item#95613