Remodeling Made Easy

10 in. 2.5 HP Tile Brick SawRemodeling has never been easier with the 10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw from Harbor Freight Tools! Cut tile or brick for remodeling your bathroom, kitchen, driveway, patio and more!

The two-position cutting head enables you to adjust the blade to accommodate various material. Features include a built-in 3 gallon-per-minute water pump, removable and easy-to-clean high-impact ABS water tub, pivoting head that allows 22.5° and 45° bevel cuts, powerful dual capacitor motor, heavy duty cast alloy column and cutting head for reduced vibration and an oversized steel frame with precision linear bar system for smooth operation.

Here’s what customers are saying about the 10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw …

I use this saw for residential tile and stone jobs. Invest in a high quality diamond blade and you will get great results. I like the smooth action of the slider and the ability to do plunge cuts. – Lehomeimprovement, Seattle, WA

An amazing saw, quite a value. Using it to cut pavers for my fairly large patio. Plenty of power. I am most amazed with the accuracy of the guide for size measurements. Most accurate I ever used. I was a tile installer for a number of years and used many different wet saws over the years, this one is amazing especially considering the low cost and great value it is. – Hunter 2, Lebanon, PA

Just finished tiling kitchen with marble and a detailed design as center piece in the kitchen. I was able to make all types of detail cuts around cabinetry. Made the job and outcome easier with great results. Very pleased with the product and cost. Wish I invested in this when I remodeled a house or two with my girlfriend. – SC-JT, Littleton, CO

For your next remodeling job, check out what the competition charges just to rent a tile saw for the duration of your project compared to buying the 10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw from Harbor Freight—and then using it for future jobs! You can pick up your tile saw at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw

Stand sold separately. Diamond blade shown, sold separately.

Versatile and Powerful Sliding 12″ Compound Miter Saw


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

Here’s what customers are saying about this saw:

This purchase was well worth it! The accuracy, movement, and versatility happily surprised me. This was supposed to be a “fill-in” saw until I could save up for a big name more expensive saw, but I think this saw is going to fit my needs just fine. – Jet, Milwaukee, WI

A great tool. I wish I would have picked it up sooner. – Buzzie, Peoria Heights, IL

I love this saw. We are remodeling our home and this saw has saved us so much time. Thank you so much … –  winger, Burke, NY

Pick up the 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

Blade sold separately.

The Fast and the Freightiest


You can expect some talented future engineers from Oaks Christian High School (Westlake Village, CA), class of 2016! Following their passion while wrapping up the demanding requirements of their senior year, a team of dedicated students worked to complete the end-of-the-year school project for their AP Physics class.

Under the banner of “Rivazza Racing” (named for the famous corner of an Italian racetrack), the student team transformed a 1997 BMW 328i into a “track ready” racer and realized their dream of driving laps with it at the Fontana Auto Club Speedway before graduation.

They used Harbor Freight Tools exclusively to work on this project:

3 ton Low Profile Steel Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump 

3 Ton Steel Jack Stands

2 Pc Foldable Metal Wheel Chocks

1/2 in. Drive 25 in. Breaker Bar

3/8 in. Drive 17 in. Breaker Bar

1/2 in. Drive Click Type Torque Wrench

3/8 in. Drive Click Type Torque Wrench

1/4 in. Drive Click Type Torque Wrench

1 lb. Rubber Mallet

9 Pc 1/4 in. and 3/8 in. Drive Star Bit Socket Set

8 Piece 3/8 in. Drive Metric Impact Socket Set

9 Pc Wobble Socket Extension Set

9 Pc Fully Polished Metric Combination Wrench Set

64 Pc 1/4 in., 3/8 in., 1/2 in. Drive SAE & Metric Socket Set

36 Pc SAE & Metric Long Reach Hex Key Set

22 Pc Screwdriver Set

Work performed on the car included an overhauled suspension complete with new shocks, springs, sway bars and bushings. New slotted and drilled brake rotors were installed as well as racing brake pads. Larger, lightweight 16 inch rims with 225/50/r16 performance tires replaced the standard 15-inch rims. The cooling system was also overhauled with a low-temperature thermostat, aluminum thermostat housing, new water pump and a clutch fan complete with a full temperature controlled electric fan conversion to keep the car cool on the track.

The intake system was converted to a short ram intake, insulated by a heat shield. Lastly, the car was completely stripped of any extra weight; every bit of the interior was taken out: front and rear seats, door panels and all insulation. Two racing bucket seats with 4-point harnesses were installed in place of the standard seats.

Hats off to the Rivazza Racing Team of Adam Ferla, Nick Matta and Marius Jatulis who will be studying mechanical engineering at CU-Boulder, Southern Methodist University and Cal Poly SLO respectively this fall. Of course, these students also have impeccable driving records!

You can find all the tools mentioned above and a whole lot more at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!


20 ton H-Frame Industrial Heavy Duty Floor Shop Press

The 20 Ton H-Frame Industrial Heavy Duty Floor Shop Press from Harbor Freight Tools can be used for electric motor and armature repair, installation and removal of pressure-fitted parts and bending or straightening metal.

For car restoration specialists or automotive enthusiasts, this shop press helps remove and install bearings, gears, U-joints, bushings, ball joints and pulleys! An open side heavy duty construction allows for work on long pieces and a spring return ram feature makes work go even faster on this powerful 20 ton shop press.

American Iron Magazine proclaimed it a “Great press for an incredible price!” Customers also give it rave reviews:

We just used the press to press in/out bushings on the control arms. I had a 12 ton A-frame HF press before & this is so much more heavy duty. The 12 ton served me well so I’m sure this will be even better. – red97tj, Bay Area

Used this to press out bearings and do an r&r on a u joint and it worked brilliantly. Furthermore, not two weeks after I bought this thing, someone backed in to my pick-up truck and dented the metal on the rear bumper above the hitch… no problem, this press bent it back to its original form as good as new. – Steve Austin, Carlsbad, CA

I’m restoring an old Farmall Cub tractor and needed to pull some pretty big bearings from the rear axles. My screw-type bearing puller was getting nowhere so I decided to buy this unit rather than spending the cash and time having a local machine shop to do it for me … When I think about all the times I tried to pull off bearings, pulleys and other items using screw-type pullers or hammers and drifts, I kick myself for not buying a press like this sooner … Eugene, Detroit, M

Prepared to be imPRESSed with the 20 ton H-Frame Industrial Heavy Duty Floor Shop Press available at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

20 ton H-Frame Industrial Heavy Duty Floor Shop Press

A Lot of Saw!

10 in. Sliding Compound Miter SawThe 10 In. Sliding Compound Miter Saw from Harbor Freight Tools makes clean cross, bevel and miter cuts. Features included a powerful 15 amp motor, 45-degree cutting blade, dual linear slide rails for smooth, stable and precise cuts, easy access brushes and clamp assembly with extension wings included.

Customers love this workhorse of a power tool:

Had some crown molding to put up … The saw worked great. Very accurate cuts. Very well made for the price. I would compare it to higher quality brand name saws. Very good value! – Scott, Colma, MI

Did a great job! If you’re going to put down a wide plank flooring, this tool is a MUST have! Very happy with it. – coff33cup5, Raleigh, NC

Works great. Cut 4×4’s with ease. Don’t know how I made it without it. – Dave, Chilhowie, VA

I’ve used it a lot during the last few days. I am installing oak wainscoting in our new kitchen. With an 80T finishing blade, the saw has cut through the oak like a hot knife through butter. I look forward to many more projects with this bad boy. Also, worth noting, is that the laser has an on/off switch as opposed to only coming on when the saw is activated (which was a welcomed surprise). I love it. Great value for the money. – Jshover, Monticello, IA

You can pick up the 10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

10 in. Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Concrete Performance While Cementing the Savings

3.5 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer

Mix stucco, mortar, concrete and more with this general duty 3-1/2 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer from Harbor Freight Tools! Constructed of solid steel, this mixer is great for both construction as well as farm applications such as seed inoculation or mixing feed. Features include an ample 15-inch drum opening, switch and safety lock plus large 9-inch wheels providing easy maneuverability.

Customers have given the 3-1/2 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer rave reviews:

The price is amazing for this tool that will make mixing easier and save your back. Putting it together was not that difficult … Worth the money you save by building it yourself. It works great. First job paid for itself. – DW, Riverside, CA

I can now do all my projects with ease!! The biggest regret is that I didn’t buy it sooner!!!! Love it. – Ricky P, Forest, MS

Bought this to mix feed. Was easy to assemble, and works great. – Tom, Winfield, PA

For the price you cannot beat it … 1st day ran over 50 bags through it with no problems. Will never mix concrete in a wheelbarrow again. – Mark, Yakima, WA

From mixing soil to cement, the 3-1/2 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer is sure to become your go-to for construction projects, gardening and farm work! You can pick up the 3-1/2 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

3-1/2 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer

10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw

10 in. 2.5 HP Tile Brick Saw

If you’re looking to remodel a bathroom or kitchen—or maybe redo a driveway or patio, the 10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw from Harbor Freight Tools definitely makes the cut!

The two-position cutting head enables you to adjust the blade to accommodate a wide variety of tiles or bricks. Features include a built-in 3 gallon-per-minute water pump, removable and easy-to-clean high-impact ABS water tub, pivoting head that allows 22.5° and 45° bevel cuts, powerful dual capacitor motor, heavy duty cast alloy column and cutting head for reduced vibration and an oversized steel frame with precision linear bar system for smooth operation.

Customers love the 10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw …

I just got this saw for a paver crew … with a 10″ serrated diamond blade, it goes through pavers in no time at all. The build and fit quality is actually excellent. It cut square right out of the box–I usually spend a good hour fine-tuning my tools, but this one did not need ANY adjustment. This saw would be a deal at 2x the price, glad I could get it so cheaply from HF. – OldBiker, Menlo Park, CA

Had a project with 2 1/2″ caps for block that needed cut and used for a couple tile areas. Easy to use worked great with no issues, have had it over a year and after 3 different projects no problems. Great price compared to other brands! – rken, Hollister, CA

I bought this saw a year and a half ago and was not sure what to expect because of the price compared to every other wet saw out there but this saw is amazing. Since buying it I have done 4 full tile bathrooms one very large kitchen and two large solid brick patios and this thing is still going strong. Never had one problem at all. –  Gary, Cincinnati, OH

For your next remodeling job, check out what the competition charges just to rent a tile saw for the duration of your project compared to buying the 10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw from Harbor Freight and using it for future jobs as well! You can pick up your tile saw at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw

Stand sold separately. Diamond blade shown, sold separately.

Predator Performance!

6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engine EPA

Since its inception, the Predator line of engines has received rave reviews from customers who want the best while paying less! This 6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engine EPA available at Harbor Freight Tools is a real work horse and can be used to replace the engines on lawn mowers, log-splitters, pressure washers, cement mixers, compressors, water pumps and dozens of other machines.

The engine features gas-saving overhead valves for cooler, cleaner performance and a ball-bearing mounted horizontal shaft. The powerful gas engine also features a durable cast iron cylinder to improve wear, low oil sensor and auto shutdown when the oil level is too low for safe operation and user-friendly controls.

With over 300 reviews, this engine has an average rating of 4-1/2 out of 5 stars. Here what customers are saying:

I installed this engine on my log splitter and it started on the first pull. It is powerful and quiet! – Farmer Marc, Williamsport, PA

Recently ordered a new engine to repower my tired old roto-tiller. Checking prices from various suppliers, I decided on the new 6.6 HP Predator engine from Harbor Freight Tools. After installing the engine and going over the mechanicals to make sure everything was ready, I filled it with the correct amount of oil and fuel. When I was ready, the engine started up the very first pull of the cord. For the price, it’s an excellent value! Plus my old tiller is now ready for another 25 years! – Mechanic, Huntington, ID

Replaced the old engine from my John Deere snow blower, starts easy when cold or hot, has great power to throw the snow. I am very satisfied. Have used for 2 and a half winters so far with no issues. –  Guyforlogos, Minnesota

To get your 6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engine EPA, visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

If you want power and performance–and a price that won’t attack your budget, look no further than the 6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engine EPA from Harbor Freight!

6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engine EPA

Note that this engine is for sale outside of California only – refer to 69727 for the California compliant model.

Their First Tool Set: A Rite of Passage

tool box 21-inch

Last month, a friend of mine in Utah decided to buy his two teenage sons each their first tool kits for Christmas. Armed with a Harbor Freight 25% Off Friends & Family coupon, he went up and down the aisles, thinking about the chores his boys might come across, at least in their early lives, and he tossed the respective tools in the basket. Needless to say, the kids were excited when they opened their presents. They weren’t expecting anything remotely like it and, let’s face it, getting a first tool set is a profound rite of passage– for a boy or a girl.

girl with drill

Kids may appear to be smaller than they actually are…

It made me think about my own daughter, Miss D, who turns 20 this spring. For the first time in her life, she’s living away from home and starting to make her own way. Having a tool kit in the apartment surely would have its uses. So, what are the essentials for a basic first tool set for her? Here’s what I came up with, and what I plan to put together for her:

Cordless Drill

cordless drill 3-8 with flashlight

This may or may not fit in the tool box of choice, but it’s essential for the home, what with all the holes and screws in their future. Cordless, of course, so she can take it anywhere without having to drag an extension cord along. I chose this 3/8″ 18-Volt Cordless Drill/Driver and Flashlight Kit for a number of reasons. 1) She won’t be needing a 1/2″ for the tasks she’ll be doing; 2) It’s got plenty of power; 3) it’s rated at “4 Stars”; 5) It’s under $30 for the set. It’s a lightweight, powerful drill with plenty of torque for around-the-house jobs.

Socket Set

socket set 21 pc 3-8 sae and metric


Probably just as much as the drill, I can see Miss D running into tasks that require wrenching. A 3/8″ SAE & Metric High Visibility Socket Set makes good sense because of the ease it’ll give her to tighten and loosen nuts n’ bolts. Coupled with a closed-end wrench to hold the other side, fasteners are no chore at all. This particular set is rated at “5 STARS”, has high-visibility markings so she can locate needed sockets fast, and also costs under $30. Like all Harbor Freight hand tools, this socket set has a lifetime warranty and will probably be in her tool box for the rest of her life.

Wrench Set

wrench set SAE 9 pc

I normally like using a ratchet, but when you run into a situation where it doesn’t fit, you need wrenches as a backup. Also, as I mentioned, I think closed-end wrench sets make great companions to socket sets when tightening or loosening bolts. So I’m tossing a 9-Pc SAE Wrench Set and a 9-Pc. Metric Wrench Set— together under $20– into her tool set.

Adjustable Wrench

adjustable wrench set

There are those who argue that if you have these, you don’t need the other wrenches. I don’t belong to that camp. You miss out on the advantageous grip of the closed end and I just like the grip of a stationary wrench more. On the other hand, if none of your sized wrenches fit, these make for mighty fine pinch hitters. I’m giving Miss D this Pittsburgh Adjustable Wrench Set of 4— it’s like having 50 wrenches in one. And I’ll tell her how, when you’re using an adjustable wrench, the movable jaw is located on the side towards which the rotation is being performed. This reduces the chance of backlash. At under $15, this does the trick.


screwdriver set 8 pc


Although Phillips screws have pretty much replaced slotted screws in the fastener world, 20-somethings planning on dwelling in apartments will inevitably come across older domains with slots, so it’s no biggie to get a 8-Pc. Combo Screwdriver Set, especially with comfortably soft handles and magnetized tips at under $10! The flatheads can also be improvised for other uses like light prying, scraping and nudging.

Claw Hammer

claw hammer blog

Back in the day, the Old Man used to hammer pretty much everything, not just nails. A good, solid 16-oz. Hammer with Fiberglass Handle is all she’ll need to hang her picture frames, Jamaican masks and balcony lights. And at under $5, it’s a no-brainer to throw this in the kit.

Tape Measure

tape measure 25 ft

Whether she’s spacing pictures on a wall, measuring space for a futon or cutting fabric to cover it, a dependable 25′ Retractable Steel Measuring Tape is a must. Carpenter’s marks every 16″ will also help her locate studs and the thumb lock holds measurements in place when she needs it. At under $5, it’ll pay for itself over and over again.

Locking Pliers

locking pliers set of 3

Thinking about how Miss D will often be alone at home while working on projects, I thought she could probably use some locking pliers. They come in handy when you need an extra hand, but only have your own two paws to work with. Extremely versatile, they can be used as pliers, a pipe wrench, an adjustable wrench, wire cutters, a ratchet or a clamp. I chose this set of 3 Curved Jaw Locking Pliers  ’cause they pretty much cover any size job she’ll be facing, and they come with soft rubberized handles which will make it easier to wrench loose the more stubborn nuts n’ bolts. Under $10.00 and also covered with Harbor Freight’s lifetime warranty.

Needle Nose Pliers

needle nose pliers

My daughter likes to work on crafty projects from time to time, which sometimes entails tiny manipulating tasks. Also, there’ll be the occasional task where she has to work in smaller cavities. That said, I thought it would be a good idea to throw these 5-3/4″ Needle Nose Pliers in the tool box for good measure. They’ll also be good for whenever she needs to strip and cut wire (in my day it would have been stereo speaker wire), etc. At only $2, I couldn’t even get a Quarter Pounder for that.

I’m sure I’ll be adding other things as I think of them down the road. Depending on your kids’ interests, talents, vocations or lifestyle, you’ll probably want to deviate from this list a bit. Where you want to follow my lead is to head on over to your local Harbor Freight Tools to gather your tool set. The quality and prices are great, and you can’t beat the warranty on the hand tools! Make sure you visit first to grab your coupons.

33 Awesome DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

merry christmas DIY

Buying any well-thought item from a store will certainly make guy or gal’s Christmas, but nothing says “wow” like the gift someone makes for you. For some reason, knowing they spent their time crafting something just for you is especially awesome. Plus, if you’re comfortable working with your hands, the homemade gifts can be made very inexpensively and help you cross several names off your list with just one project.

Over the years we’ve written a number of DIY project articles for the purpose of making something for yourself. This time we’re going to take a moment and share some DIY activities you’ll enjoy both making AND giving. Some of them are really easy take little time and are inexpensive to make. Others might challenge your skill set a bit more, as well as your budget. Whatever the case, you’re sure to find one that fits your comfort level.

Recently, the Art of Manliness came out with “33 DIY Gift Ideas For Men,” a compilation of several previous articles that they thought would make a great gift guide. We at Harbor Freight agree, but we’re pretty sure there are some craft-minded women who would also find this interesting, fun and contain at least a few great ideas for the significants in their lives.

field phone

If your hobby is electronics, how’d you like to turn a WWII field phone into a Bluetooth phone?

diy dining table

Or if woodworking is your thing, how about this rustic heirloom-quality dining room table?

altoid tins flavored toothpicks

Or if you’re looking to take care of a bunch of folks in one fell swoop, they offer 22 Altoid can kit ideas or custom-flavored toothpicks!

Those are just a few of the wide-ranging ideas The Art of Manliness offers in its comprehensive DIY Christmas Gift Ideas post. You’re sure to find at least a few that fit your skill set, timetable and budget. If I could anything myself, it would be to choose a project that will be fun and rewarding for you. After all, it’s Christmas, and where’s the joy in a project that’s gonna make you stress n’ sweat? And when you find you need a certain tool or supply to make it happen, swing by Harbor Freight Tools for quality, cost-conscious garage gear.