4 IN. RATCHETING BAR CLAMP/SPREADER

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Harbor Freight’s 4 In. Ratcheting Bar Clamp/Spreader is a light duty tool that’s perfect for delicate woodwork or scale modeling. The clamp features a pistol grip for easy one-hand operation and a quick-release button that works with the touch of a finger.

The bar clamp easily converts to a spreader by simply removing the fixed jaw and placing it on the opposite end of the bar. Pick up half a dozen or more for your garage or shop—you can never have enough of these clamps.

These clamps have been upgraded from their predecessors thanks to feedback from customers like you. Check out these reviews:

I grabbed three as soon as I got home and clamped a wooden gear I was gluing up. They were a great size to fit my space and held firmly. – Alan, Las Vegas, NV

These clamps are just what the doctor ordered. They are small (but with large jaws). Provide strong hold. Easy to adjust when putting on; easy to pop off. Have used them to climb a guide for my circular saw; both for cross-cultural and ripping. Hard to believe you can get such a great tool for so little money! – Gill Heath, Carney, MD

Never have a problem clamping small projects with these. Every time I drop by the store, I  always pick 2 up. You can never have enough clamps! – Frequent Shopper, Virginia

Pick up the 4 In. Ratcheting Bar Clamp/Spreader at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

4 in. Ratcheting Bar Clamp/Spreader
item #: 68974

90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder

90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder

The 90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder from Harbor Freight Tools provides the functionality of a MIG welder without the hassle of gas. This Flux Core Arc Welder (FCAW) is specifically designed to use self-shielding flux-cored welding wire, eliminating any need for gas and regulators normal MIG welders require. With a variable speed wire control and thermal overload protection, this flux wire welder is easy to use with mild, low alloy steel. It’s not suitable for aluminum or stainless steel.

Here’s what customers are saying about this welder:

Love this welder for thin sheet metal work and welding up to 3/32″ thick steel. Works great right out of the box. Have tried several name brand wires with it and the one that works best is actually Harbor Freight-branded wire. I have the least amount of spatter, and slag with their wire. – BryWilder, Continental, OH

Very easy setup, makes very nice welds. I’ve used it off and on for about a week with no issues. Great product for the money. Fantastic buy. – Jimmy, Dothan, AL

I’ve used this machine to repair several mower decks, repair a garden cart, & convert an old workmate style bench into a welding table… What I really like is it runs off 120 volt which makes it portable … – Tallahasse Handyman, Tallahasse, FL

Pick the 90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder as well as welding accessories from your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder
item#61849

4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander

combo sanderThis combination sander is a great addition to any garage or shop. The adjustable belt sands inside and outside curves with ease and accuracy, creating smooth finishes. Other features including a powerful ¾ HP motor, reinforced steel motor housing, cast aluminum table that tilts up to 60° for use with belt or disc and a miter gauge for sanding angles on workpieces.

Check out customer reviews about the 4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander:

Hands down the best deal for a tool like this …. Bill, Florida

When building Adirondack chairs I had to round off the edges and angle cuts. Worked very well and a lot easier than a handheld belt sander. Easy to assemble and even easier to use. – Rod the rookie carpenter, Texas

Comparing the size, price and features, this product cannot be beat … – wolves69, Parkersburg, WV

This unit is well built, performs just like a much higher priced machine. I am very satisfide with this purchase. For a do-it-your-selfer this is a machine you could only hope to find at this sale price, but Harbor Freight did it. Thank you! – Donnie the bee, Englewood, FL

Pick up the 4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander
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Your New Favorite Workbench

60 in. 4 Drawer Hardwood WorkbenchEvery shop, garage or craft room needs a good workbench—and the 60 in. 4 Drawer Hardwood Workbench from Harbor Freight Tools is a beauty!

This hardwood workbench features a 60 in. x 20 in. top and four felt-lined drawers. A precision-machined wood block vise and pre-drilled dog holes give you multiple options to secure projects. Plus, the tabletop is finished with a protective, clear lacquer finish.
With over 800 reviews, the workbench has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars:

Easy to assemble. Well designed and manufactured with good materials. Sturdy and incredibly affordable. It’s a great deal. – Steve, St. Johnsbury, VT

I am a professional high-end cabinet maker. I ordered this unit for my home shop and it arrived intact, all the parts were there, simple to assemble and the workmanship of the unit is way beyond what I paid. It is solid construction and with the built-in vise, one of the nicest layouts I have seen. Bravo to Harbor for another great piece of equipment. – Rich the carpenter, Long Island, NY

For the price it is hard to beat this bench. It was easy to assemble and exceeded my expectations for quality. Love the little extra of the felt lined drawers. I liked it so much, I bought two. – Rick, Huntersville, NC

You can pick up the 60 in. 4 Drawer Hardwood Workbench at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

60 in. 4 Drawer Hardwood Workbench
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What a Wonderful Weld

90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored WelderThe 90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder from Harbor Freight Tools provides the functionality of a MIG welder without the hassle of gas. This Flux Core Arc Welder (FCAW) is specifically designed to use self-shielding flux-cored welding wire, eliminating any need for gas and regulators normal MIG welders require. With a variable speed wire control and thermal overload protection, this flux wire welder is easy to use.

This welder is designed to be used with mild, low alloy steel. It’s not suitable for aluminum or stainless steel.

Check out what customers are saying about this welder:

This is the perfect welder for making pipe racks and fixing any weld leaks on sprinkler piping. For the money you cannot beat this product. It is also 110v so it can be used anywhere. – Jamie, Gadsen, AL

I’ve been welding for 17 years now. That being said, this welder is absolutely perfect for everyday use at home. Even if you’ve never welded before, watch a two-minute video on YouTube on the basics and you’re set! Minimal weld spatter and slag. Good solid welds. Even on thin steel. I recommend this welder. – Marc G., San Antonio, TX

I have had this thing for a year now and let me just say it has paid for itself by 10 fold. Kicking myself in the butt for not buying it sooner. I have fixed my bush hog, other tractor parts, a shelter frame, etc., etc. Buy it, you won’t be disappointed. Also I had never welded before. – Hoot, Ayden, NC

Visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store to pick up the 90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder as well as all welding accessories.

90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder
item#61849

Portable Band Saw for Heavy-Duty Cutting Applications

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This amazing variable speed, portable band saw goes with you to the worksite to cut tubing, pipes, rebar, wood, metal and plastic! The band saw cuts at no-load speeds between 0 to 420 FPM and only weighs 16 lbs. for easy handling. Features include a needle-bearing-mounted spindle and three wheel-bearing blade guides for even, accurate cuts. Additional features include:

  • Powerful 10 amp motor
  • 5 in. x 5 in. deep cut capacity
  • Superior ergonomics and balance for accurate cuts and less fatigue
  • Storage Case and (1) 14 TPI Blade

Check out what customers are saying about this indispensable power tool:

This is a great improvement over the previous model. Runs smoother, cuts straight and deep. Easy to change bands. Quiet for a portable band saw. – Fury, FL

Took out of the box, dropped the blade in and started cutting. Made 10 cuts through cast iron. Worked perfectly, cut like butter. VERY PLEASED, a big plus to my Harbor Freight tool line up … Recommended. – CJN, Port Huron, MI

I have used Milwaukee and Rockwell portable band saws over the years and this saw is on par with them in performance and quality…  – Fab. Red, Ionia, MI

Love the band saw. I have to admit I had my doubts but they were wrong. I have cut so many things with this saw: angle iron, aluminum,3/4″ rod, wood, copper, and I have nothing but good to say about the power and accuracy. I don’t usually write reviews but this product deserves it. – Clarky, Buffalo, NY

You can pick up the versatile and reliable 10 Amp Deep Cut Variable Speed Band Saw Kit at your local Harbor Freight store!

10 Amp Deep Cut Variable Speed Band Saw Kit
item#62800

This Saw Delivers!

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The 12 In. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw With Laser Guide System from Harbor Freight Tools is designed to make smooth, accurate cuts in larger work pieces—up to 12 inches in width. The trigger-activated laser guide makes it easy to line up and cut wood precisely, including 45 degree left or right bevel cuts. Additional features include a powerful 15 amp motor and dual linear slide rails for stability.

Check out what customers are saying about this powerhouse tool:

I bought this saw in preparation for building a deck on the front of my home. I mounted the saw to a box framed, wooden table that I had built the previous summer with a handle and wheels on one side for easy movement. After installing the 12in blade that I also bought from HF, I performed a few straight test cuts on some 2X4, 2X6 and 4X4 scrap I had lying about and the saw melted thru them like butter. I also tested the ability to cut a 45 degree cut on a section of 2X4 and the saw performed flawlessly. – Chris, Dalton, GA

This is a great saw. It cuts and bevels straight and accurately. I’ve used many miter saws over the years and this one performs as well as any other ones. Great investment for on the job or around the house. – The D, Davenport, FL

This saw worked flawlessly. Arrived within a few days of ordering. After installing a blade I put it through a test of cutting all day. I built me a simple workbench and the saw cut everything with ease. I even tried it on four 2x4s at once and it didn’t even slow it down. Highly recommended. Fantastic tool. – Mike, Painstville, KY

You can pick up your 12 In. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw With Laser Guide System from your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

12 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw With Laser Guide System
item#61969

Blade sold separately.

(photo above taken from The Family Handyman)

 

How To Create An Organized Stackable Parts Storage Cabinet

If you’re like me, you’ve got a kind of “Winchester House-like” system for keeping all of your screws, bolts, nuts, washers, hooks, nails, brads, tacks and parts in a place where you can get at them… usually thrown all harum-scarum in the smaller upper workbench drawers and coffee cans. I’d hate to actually audit the time I’ve spent looking for everything whilst in the middle of projects.

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So, what would you think of having your hardware– every single cotter pin, rivet, fuse, lock nut– sequestered in its own bin, in labeled cases stacked 12-high in a portable cart? Well, that’s exactly what Dave Wirth did with his huge inventory of parts and fasteners, employing the Storehouse 20-Bin Portable Parts Storage Case from Harbor Freight.

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Made of rugged ABS plastic, each case houses 20 removable bins and has a clear lid so you can see what you got inside without opening it up. It also comes with a handle for easy toting.

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Dave actually got a kick out of going through his stuff, dumping everything out, sorting them into their own trays, and then deciding which trays should be grouped together in the same case.  In the process, he found things he never knew he had.  Also, it was a treat knowing he’d never have to spend all that excess time looking for just the right sized bolt.

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So, how did Dave Wirth tackle this extremely cool modern marvel? Check out his detailed “how-to” video here:

And while you’re at it, visit his Blog for a quick pictorial of how it’s done. It really is a neat project and a work of art.

As for the table saw, miter saw, wood glue, clamps, nail gun, compressor, belt sander and casters— whatever you don’t already have in your arsenal– you can find at Harbor Freight at great prices.

A “BLAST” FOR CLEANING AND STRIPPING PARTS

Abrasive Blast Cabinet

More often than not, wire brushes or sanding discs just won’t cut it! Blasting is the only way to really get parts clean and prepped for paint and powder, especially when it comes to automotive parts. But blasting can create quite a mess. Save yourself the hassle with the Abrasive Blasting Cabinet (item #: 68893) from Harbor Freight Tools. The blasting cabinet is constructed from sturdy 19-gauge steel to keep dust, debris and blasting medium contained. It also features a fluorescent lighting system, ceramic nozzle, hose and gloves.

Here’s what customers are saying about the blasting cabinet:

I use this product daily. It works VERY WELL… – Scotty B., Jupiter Farms, FL

I have been doing all powdercoating for 2 motorcycle shops and use the heck out of this rig. I have not had a problem with leaks, assembly, gloves etc. This system works comparable to any others that are 4 times the cost. – RS-SS Restorations, Colorado/Arkansas

This is one of the best purchases I have made for my shop. Finding all kinds of uses. – Joel, Wisconsin

Harbor Freight also carries compressors and dust collectors, which can be used with the Abrasive Blast Cabinet. For accessory specifications, please be sure to consult the user manual.

When it comes to parts that need to be stripped down to the base material, give ‘em a blast that will last with the Abrasive Blast Cabinet from Harbor Freight Tools, available at one of 600+ stores nationwide!

Abrasive Blast Cabinet
Item #: 68893

HOW TO MAKE A HAMMER HEAD COAT RACK

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As Father’s Day is upon us, we at Harbor Freight thought we’d share this DIY project idea that we stumbled across recently: a relatively low-cost, low-time-consuming enterprise, creating a snazzy coat rack out of hammer heads. It occurred to us that this would make the ideal gift for that someone who likes to spend copious amounts of time in their garage, shop, cabin, studio or ice fishing shanty. While the claw hammer seems to be the predominantly popular hardware, you can use a number of different types of heads and styles. What we’re offering here is a suggested “how-to” “carpenter-style” rack that we liked. If you’re comfortable enough with your tools, by all means, have at any deviation you’d like to take:

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Materials:

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Cutting the Wood

  • Cut the red oak rack boards 9 in. wide x 3 ft. long
  • Using your 1/2″ roundover router bit, bevel the edges
  • Measure 3/8″ from the top of the board and draw a straight line across
  • Drill eight 1/8″ holes equal distant from each other across the board and, using the #8 wood screws, assemble the rack
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Sizing Up the Hammer Heads

  • Get a feel for the right height, length and angle you want your claw hammer. Do you want it straight, or at a slight angle? Do you want 2″, 3″ or 4″ of handle? Here’s one at a long, heavy angle:
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  • Mark and cut one hammer handle.
  • Hold the hammer head  to the board and make sure it’s the angle and height you want. When you know, cut the other four hammer handles exactly the same way.
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Mounting the Hammer Heads

  • Pre-drill holes in the base of the handle stub with a 7/32″ drill bit
  • Pre-drill holes on the board with a 1/4″ bit
  • Mount the hammer heads on the board with the 1/4″ x 1-1/2″ tap con screws
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Mounting the Rafter Squares

  • Mark and drill four 3/16″ holes in each square, two holes on either end
  • Mount the squares to the either end of the board (as shown)

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Protective Finish

  • The Miniwax Water-Based Polycrylic is a good coating because it can go over bare wood as well as water, and oil-based, stains. It dries quickly, doesn’t have an odor and leaves a durable shell against scuffing, etc.
  • If you prefer, you could sand the hammer handles and boards and stain it with a richer color before adding the Miniwax.
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Happy Father’s Day!

Once the coating is dry, your coat rack is ready to mount– or wrap for Father’s Day! If you want to scan other methods and ideas, we’ve linked each of the above photos to their respective sources. After all, there’s more than one way to skin a hammer. Meanwhile, keep in mind that Harbor Freight Tools has whatever tools you’re missing at low prices, making this project even easier!