JACK UP THE SAVINGS DURING HARBOR FREIGHT’S MORE FOR YOUR MONEY/ROLLING BACK PRICES IN-STORE EVENT!

1.5 Ton Compact Aluminum Racing Floor Jack

Ridiculously low prices are going even lower during the More For Your Money/Rolling Back Prices in-store event happening now through April 13th  at all Harbor Freight retail locations. Take advantage of huge savings on items like the 1.5 Ton Compact Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with Rapid Pump® (item #: 60569). This industrial quality racing jack is constructed of durable, aircraft aluminum billet. A knurled aluminum handle ensures a steady grip while you quickly lift your load in just 3-1/2 pumps! The racing jack also features a universal joint release mechanism for smooth, precision lowering and a compact design for easy storage and transport. It’s features like these that has Four Wheeler Magazine declaring this jack the “undisputed king of the garage”.

1.5 Ton Compact Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with Rapid Pump®
item #: 60569

Newly Discovered Cave Drawing Reveals Early Man Used Reciprocating Saws

Additional evidence suggests plumbers were overcharging customers as far back as 25,000 years ago

cave drawing

Last week’s discovery at Serra da Capivara National Park in northeast Brazil reveals that early man not only hunted and gathered but also used reciprocating saws similar to the 9 Amp Professional Variable Speed Reciprocating Saw (item #: 69066) available at Harbor Freight Tools. “I was as surprised as anyone,” offered Professor Adriano Souza, head of tool archeology at Universidade Paulista. “We were familiar with early man using primitive versions of hammers and knives but fully functional reciprocating saws? We had no idea.” A hidden cavern covered by three feet of solid rock recently became accessible due to seismic activity and that’s where the cave drawing dating back 25,000 years was found.

“The drawing clearly shows an indigenous tribesman with a reciprocating saw in his hand. He appears to be cutting some sort of reed. Reeds were commonly used in early plumbing structures such as primitive faucets,” explained Souza. “We may very well be looking at the first plumber on Earth!” Within the cavern, Souza’s team also discovered an invoice overcharging for simple services. “This one refers to an installation of a new reed leading out of a hut, likely an early sewer drain. The invoice shows payment due of 12 chickens and the skins of seven Tropidurus lizards. That’s exorbitant! A job like that shouldn’t have run more than 8 chickens and two Tropidurus lizard skins.” In an adjoining cavern, another drawing shows a tribesman waiting all day for the plumber to arrive, indicated by several depictions of the sun in varying positions in the sky.

What still puzzles Souza’s team is the power source for the reciprocating saws. “Harnessing of conventional electricity didn’t happen for millennia. My theory is that they plugged the reciprocating saws into electric eels.” Considering that Serra da Capivara National Park is situated between the river valley systems of Riacho Toca da Onca, Riacho Baixo da Lima, Riacho Bom Jesus and the Gruta do Pinga, the theory is quite plausible. “That would explain the primitive extension cords we found in the cavern as well.”

 

 

SPRING SUPER SAVINGS FEATURED ITEM: 5 MIL NITRILE POWDER-FREE GLOVES 100 PC

Nitrile Glove

Whether you’re an arts & crafts hobbyist or a professional contractor, you’ll want to keep several boxes of the 5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc on hand. And there’s never been a better time to get your hands on them (and in them) then at the Spring Super Savings event running through March 30th at all Harbor Freight stores!

Nitrile gloves provide better chemical resistance compared to latex gloves and won’t trigger latex allergies. The gloves come in multiple sizes and provide a protective barrier against dirt, grime and oil as well as many chemicals and solvents. The gloves universally fit right or left hands with a comfortable fit and feel. They’re ideal for food processing, janitorial, painting, maintenance and light shop work.

Pick up the 5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc today and remember that just because you work hard doesn’t mean your hands have to show it!

5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc (Medium, Large and X-Large)
item #: 68496, 68497, 68498

THE SECOND BEST POWER TOOL TO OWN

10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw

If you could own only one power tool, naturally it would be a margarita blender. But if you could own two power tools, the second one should be the 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw (item #: 61307) from Harbor Freight Tools. And there’s never been a better time to get one than during the Spring Super Savings event running March 17th through March 30th at all Harbor Freight Tools stores.

Utilizing a powerful 15 amp motor, dual linear ball bearing rails for smooth slide action and a 45-dgree tilting blade, this saw makes precision cross, bevel and miter cuts up to 12″ wide. This amazing miter saw has a generous cutting capacity for its size. From cutting picture frames to major renovations, the  user-friendly 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw will surely become the go-to tool for your garage or workshop.

10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw
item #: 61307

THE ADVENTURE OF HERCULES’ BROTHER…

1 In Roller Ball Bearing

We all know the legend of Hercules—half god, half human, and the strongest man on Earth. Hercules embarked on many adventures, including the “12 Labors” which were near impossible tasks meant to test his strength, endurance and courage. But lesser known is the singular adventure of Hercules’ kid brother, Doofus…

Doofus worked for the Ancient Greece Post Office delivering scrolls and parcels to his fellow countrymen. His life was pretty ordinary. While his brother was busy slaying the Nemean Lion, Doofus was busy slaying a gyro with steak fries. Such was the life of Doofus. All that changed one day while making a delivery to the Parthenon. He was suddenly confronted by the god Carpenterus in the form of a 2 x 4. “Doofus!” said the deified wooden post, “You must travel to Seriphos Island—there you will find a piece of furniture, a golden buffet, that needs to be returned to Athens. I must warn you that your journey will be fraught with peril. On the island lives four Cyclopes—foul, one-eyed giants who like to eat human flesh. Also, the buffet itself is quite heavy. Not even your brother Hercules could lift it! No pressure but if you fail in this task, Greece’s populous will be turned into Erymanthian rock slugs. Good luck and Zeus-speed.”

Doofus set sail right away and traveled through tumultuous seas for the better part of a month before arriving at Seriphos. The oldest of the Cyclopes saw Doofus’ ship coming from a mile away, hence the phrase “good eye” was coined for someone with sharp vision. When Doofus landed on the island, he was immediately greeted by the uniocular beasts. “Foolish mortal!” they bellowed in unison, “we are going to eat you!” Doofus had only a pocket knife as well as a handful of peanuts—the latter of which he offered to the creatures. Not wishing to be impolite before devouring this measly human, the one-eyed giants ate the peanuts. It is well documented in Greek mythology that Cyclopes have terrible nut allergies. Having not read their own mythology and thus lacking epinephrine pens, they dropped dead on the spot. Phew! Doofus searched the island and discovered the golden buffet, which was made of some sort of immortal substance colored gold but not actually gold itself—“laminate” they called it and it was heavy beyond belief! If only the buffet had wheels or something. An idea hit Doofus like a flash and he pulled out his pocket knife.

He used the eyes of the Cyclopes like roller ball bearings and placed one each under the corners of the buffet. Moving it then became a breeze! Doofus returned to the mainland with the buffet, prevented Greek citizens from being turned into slugs and was promoted to Ancient Greece Post Office Master General. At least that’s how mythology tells the tale. But nothing is mythological about the benefits of the 1″ Roller Ball Bearing (item #: 67060) from Harbor Freight Tools! The roller ball bearing is an essential component to building your own mobile base and rolling work table. The bearing is multidirectional for optimal maneuverability once in use. This handy roller ball bearing is just what you need for constructing moveable surfaces in the home, garage or professional workshop!

Mortals should visit one of Harbor Freight’s peril-free 500+ stores nationwide to get the 1″ Roller Ball Bearing. Please wear tunics and sandals in the stores and no three-headed dogs allowed.

1″ Roller Ball Bearing
item #: 67060

THE NO LONGER 8-IN-1 DEVICE…

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Darn lawyers! Originally, we called this amazing new device the 8-In-1 Blower Vacuum Mulcher Paperweight Personal-Self-Defense-Weapon Anti-Yapping-Dog-Apparatus Confetti-Storm-Maker Modern-Art-Piece. We had this great ad all designed – it pictured a typical family gathering set in a typical suburban backyard—a set of divorced parents with their new spouses, step children and birth children—each member holding the new device and performing one of the eight functions. The youngest child, a preschooler, is made up like Andy Warhol and is holding up the device next to a can of Campbell’s soup. His quote bubble reads “I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.” Everyone in the ad is laughing at the comment, including the social worker who’s checking in on the family.

Where was I? Oh yeah, darn lawyers! Everyone here loved the ad until it found its way to the legal department… All of a sudden, there were “issues” with five of the eight functions, and did we have the rights to include a can of Campbell’s soup in the ad and what did a child imitating Andy Warhol have to do with selling this incredible new device from Harbor Freight Tools? As if they weren’t involved enough, the lawyers also questioned whether the social worker in the ad was sending the wrong message. They secured red pens and started drawing lines through stuff. They crossed out five functions, the social worker and all the family members including the mini-Warhol. What we were left with was a great product with three solid functions—the 3-In-1 Electric Blower Vacuum Mulcher (item #: 62337).

With its three legally approved functions, this baby is awesome! The efficient leaf blower converts to a vacuum with the flip of a switch. In vacuum mode, you can capture leaves, shred and bag them for mulch. Features include two speed settings for big or small jobs, a 12:1 mulch ratio and a lightweight balanced design. Accessories include a blower tube, mulcher tubes, concentrator nozzle and collection bag. Available at any one of Harbor Freight’s 500+ stores, the Portland® 3-In-1 Electric Blower Vacuum Mulcher will definitely become your go-to for yard work! And hey, if you happen to weigh down a stack of papers with it or whip up a confetti storm, not even those darn lawyers can stop you, though you will have effectively rendered your warranty null and void…

3-In-1 Electric Blower Vacuum Mulcher
item#: 62337

THE IDEAL LIFT FOR YOUR RIDING LAWN MOWER OR ATV!

High Lift Riding Lawn Mower ATV Lift

Save big during the See What’s New at Harbor Freight in-store event running March 3rd through March 16th at all Harbor Freight stores! Check out award-winning products at prices that win the award for Ridiculously Low! Featured items include the High Lift Riding Lawn Mower/ATV Lift (item #: 61523).

This heavy-duty lift takes the hazard and hassle away from accessing your riding lawn mower or ATV during routine maintenance or repairs. Use the foot-activated pump to quickly lift up to 300 pounds to a maximum height of 25 inches—then use the three-position safety lock to keep the load secured. When the work’s done, use a separate foot pedal for a slow, controlled release. Accommodating axels between 36″–51″, the lift also features five position wheel width adjustment as well as easy maneuverability with its own 5″ wheels. The High Lift Riding Lawn Mower/ATV Lift is sure to become a welcome addition to your garage, shed or shop!

 

YES, YOU CAN ALSO USE IT TO MEASURE THE INSIDE OF A WALNUT SHELL

6 in Digital Caliper

We get some interesting questions here at Harbor Freight about our products. VERY interesting… Take the 6 In. Digital Caliper (item #: 47257) for example. This versatile tool features stainless steel construction and an easy-to-read display that converts from SAE to metric quickly and easily. It’s ideal for getting exact measurements of width and thickness up to 6″ of your project. The device also features automatic shut-off and a storage case. Now, you’d expect the usual questions about accuracy, batteries, etc. You wouldn’t expect a question like “Can I use it to measure the inside of a walnut shell?” Without mentioning names, (Beverly Smith of Burndt Corn, Alabama), someone asked that question.

Since it wasn’t the “usual” question and we always want to provide safe guidelines for product usage, we consulted our crack team of lawyers, quality assurance personnel, two independent engineering consulting firms, seven private investigators, Steven Hawking and Odin. After much debate, analysis and ritual sacrifice, we were finally able to give this anonymous customer (Beverly Smith of Burndt Corn, Alabama) an answer: Yes, you can also use it to measure the inside of a walnut shell. We braced for impact, but alas, no negative repercussions ensued. Phew!

We love our products, like the 6 In. Digital Caliper, and we love our customers—even the ones who are nuts—or measure the inside of them…

Disclaimer: Actual product, product question, customer and customer city of origin have been changed to protect the innocent. Reference to “customers, even the ones who are nuts” is merely for entertainment purposes. We would never refer to our customers as “nuts” unless actual documentation was presented and signed by a notary public.

6 in. Digital Caliper
item #: 47257

MAN’S BEST FRIEND!

10 Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter

A recent scientific study involving scientific research conducted by scientists revealed that the “dog” is not man’s best friend. Results confirmed that the dog is man’s second best friend. Man’s first and foremost best friend is the 10 Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter (item #: 67090) from Harbor Freight Tools. (Hey, it’s science. Don’t argue with it.)

The study showed that while the log splitter can’t roll over, beg or bark on command, it can split logs up to 18″ long and 6-1/2″ in diameter. Manually, operated, you won’t have to fuss with batteries, gasoline or extension cords to power it. Simply eat a good breakfast and put a little backbone into it! The extra-long handles provide added leverage—generate up to 10 tons of splitting force—that’s Green Lantern strong—yet the compact size allows for easy storage!

The 10 Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter is sure to become your reliable, loyal, nonjudgmental best friend. You will have to clean up after it, but we guarantee cleaning up after the 10 Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter will be a lot more pleasant than cleaning up after man’s second best friend. And both are preferable to cleaning up after Green Lantern… eww!

10 Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter
Item #: 67090

Harbor Freight’s 2015 Harby Award Winners!

Harby-Award

What a gala event it was! They rolled out the red concrete as nominees and their guests dazzled onlookers with designer hardware before entering the Phil Petunknik Handyman Theater for the 2015 Harby Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22. Truly, everyone was a winner that night but the Harbies themselves went to a select few.

And the winners…

Best Sound

WINNER!

110 dB Old Fashioned Sound Ooga 12V Air Horn

110 dB Old Fashioned Sound “Ooga” 12V Air Horn
item #: 96291

The tried-and-true Ooga horn took away the Harby for Best Sound. The winning speech included an “ooga” out to customers for their ongoing support.

 

Other Best Sound Nominees

Bad Boy 12V Air Horn

Bad Boy™ 12V Air Horn
item #: 94117

135 dB Super-Loud 12V Air Horn

135 dB Super-Loud 12V Air Horn
item #: 40134

 

Best Cinematography

WINNER!

8 Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities

8 Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities
item #: 61229

It was a close one this year but the surveillance system was a customer favorite and an unbeatable value!

 

Other Best Cinematography Nominees

Weatherproof Color Security Camera with Night Vision

Weatherproof Color Security Camera with Night Vision
item #: 95914

High Resolution Digital Inspection Camera with Recorder

High Resolution Digital Inspection Camera with Recorder
item #: 60695

 

Most Original Tool

WINNER!

Throatless Shear

Throatless Shear
item #: 38413

Resembling a modern art sculpture, the Throatless Shear edged out the other worthy competitors with its shear performance!

Other Most Original Tool Nominees

English Wheel Kit with Stand

English Wheel Kit with Stand
item #: 68385

Pipe Tubing Notcher

Pipe/Tubing Notcher
Item #: 42324

 

Best Supporting Tool

WINNER!

3 Ton Steel Jack Stands

 

3 Ton Steel Jack Stands
item #: 61196

The Meryl Streep of supporting tools pulled out yet another win in the category! Along with Harbor Freight’s phenomenal jacks, it’s no surprise that these stalwarts were in the spotlight yet again!

Other Best Supporting Tool Nominees

Folding Tile Saw Stand with Wheels

Folding Tile Saw Stand with Wheels
item #: 69325

Welding Cabinet

Welding Cabinet
item #: 61705

 

Best Director

WINNER!

Brass Sextant

Brass Sextant
item #: 66096

Classic performance, decorative appeal—it’s hard to beat the allure of the Brass Sextant!

Other Best Direction Nominees

Plumb Bob With 15 Ft. Line

Plumb Bob With 15 Ft. Line
item #: 66271

Self-Leveling Laser Level Kit

Self-Leveling Laser Level Kit
item #: 69243

 

Best Picture

WINNER!

3 Ton Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with RapidPump

3 Ton Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with RapidPump®
item #: 61386

A photogenic tool doesn’t necessarily mean it works better than a less photogenic or downright ugly-looking tool but like the Statue of David or the Mona Lisa, it’s hard not to imbibe the sensory bliss of visual artistry.

Other Best Picture Nominees 

9000 lb. Off-Road Vehicle Electric Winch with Automatic Load-Holding Brake

9000 lb. Off-Road Vehicle Electric Winch with Automatic Load-Holding Brake
item #: 61346

72 in. 18 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet

72 in. 18 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet
item #: 61656

 

Best Score

WINNER!

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Edge Creehole and his daughter Helen (a.k.a. Hell Bent) scoring dueling Pipe Wrenches, the 14″ and 48″, items #: 61350 and #: 60529 respectively, took home the Harby for Best Score this year! It was tough for the judges not to melt at that cute frowny face of the little girl, though fear set in when thinking about what would happen to the poor fool who messed with either the father or daughter.

Other Best Score Nominees

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Jake “The Brawl” Baxter scores the 1000 lb. Capacity Motorcycle Lift, item #: 68892 using a 20% off coupon!

Kid with Light

Petunia Parker with the beloved 27 LED Portable Worklight/Flashlight, item #: 67227.

 

It will be hard to say good-bye to all the fanfare of this year’s Harby Awards. But as a wise man once said, “Get over it.”

Good tooling and we’ll see you again on the red concrete next year!