Tough Fasteners? Quake Them Off!

One half In. Professional Air Impact Wrench

The EarthQuake 1/2 In. Professional Air Impact Wrench from Harbor Freight Tools delivers power and performance at a price that won’t torque your wallet! Premium grade components with close tolerances give this tool a longer lifespan compared to conventional air wrenches. Other features that set this impact wrench apart include:

  • Compact housing
  • Three forward speeds and reversible
  • Vent at the handle to direct exhaust away from user
  • Twin-hammer design that delivers higher torque with less vibration

Hot Bike Magazine declared the EarthQuake 1/2 In. Professional Air Impact Wrench “Top of its class in quality at a really great price.”

But what do customers have to say?

Just used this impact to bust off a wheel bearing nut. We are talking about a 32mm nut torqued to 150 ft-lb at the factory, with 15 years’ worth of rust on it. This gun busted it off like it was nothing. I have yet to come across a fastener this gun can’t handle working on cars and light duty pickup trucks … H-Bomb, Washington, DC

Like others here, I own several of the “tool truck” impact guns and could not believe that this gun could be in the same category. It is powerful, quiet and well made. Takes off high torqued fittings like they were hand tight … WELL worth the cost! Buy it, try it, you’ll soon be a believer! – JSAerotech, Northern New Jersey

One powerful wrench. This is all you need to get the job done. Made a bet with the Mac tool man which one would break 1/2 bolt in a vice first. I won … I think he is still there trying. – Quarterking, Mt. Clemens, MI

This tool is the ultimate weapon in the war on rust. There’s B.E. ( before EarthQuake) and A.E. (after EarthQuake). B.E.:  most rust repair involved a cutting torch. .A.E: life’s simpler. If I can get a socket on the part, the wrench does the rest. It must be the Godzilla of Impact Wrenches. – Zeke, IN

 

Start shakin’ things up in your garage or shop! Pick up the EarthQuake 1/2 In. Professional Air Impact Wrench at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

1/2 in. Professional Air Impact Wrench
item#68424

Tackle the Big Jobs – Just Add Paint!

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Big jobs are no longer a big problem—or a problem at all—with the Airless Paint Sprayer Kit from Harbor Freight Tools! From doors and door frames to ceilings, exterior walls and decks, this paint sprayer does it all!

Features include a 3000 PSI piston pump that generates high pressure and better coverage, easy twist knob pressure control, stainless steel paint pick-up that’s easy to clean and resists rust and corrosion, built-in filter, trigger-lock for easy flushing and cleaning and a No. 517 nozzle for 12 to 16-inch fan width.

An added bonus is that you can pump straight from 1 or 5-gallon buckets for easier clean up!

The Airless Paint Sprayer Kit has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars after 270+ reviews! Here’s what customers are saying:

Having never used a sprayer, I was a little nervous when considering this purchase. After reading MANY of the reviews, and watching countless videos on YouTube, I decided to go for it. I’m sure glad I did! This made priming my whole house and spraying the ceilings “flat white” a piece of cake… — Duurn, MO

I’m a construction painting contractor in Florida. I use to have the expensive high end sprayers, always having to take them in to service them. Now I buy my sprayers at Harbor Freight. We paint an average of (2) 2500 sq ft – 3500 sq ft homes a week and as long as you keep it clean by flushing & running at least 10 gallons of water through the unit when you clean it, it will last a long time. I’m going on 1-1/2 years on the one unit I have now and we have painted over 140 houses. So why buy the expensive units when this unit does the same thing for less than 1/2 the price? Plus,  there is no servicing to have to perform. —Im2fast4u, FL

I was hesitant to trust this bargain airless paint sprayer but the reviews were so good, I took a chance. Honestly, this is the best thing I have ever purchased from HF! With the coupon I own this sprayer for the cost of 2 days rental, and I am already 2 days into painting my house. It was hard to get used to at first, but that’s because I had never used one–it’s really not that hard once you get the hang of it. In fact, it’s “fun”, easy and quick… — MortonPhotographic, Scottsdale, AZ

 

You can pick up the Airless Paint Sprayer Kit at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

Airless Paint Sprayer Kit
Item#60600

More in Storage!

26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo

Here’s a great storage cabinet for your garage or shop, the 26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo from Harbor Freight Tools!

Standing at five feet tall, this sturdy professional-grade storage cabinet provides 14,600 cubic inches of storage with a maximum working load up to 1060 lbs.!

The top chest features 8 drawers and gas struts on the lid for quick and easy access. The bottom cabinet features 8 lockable deep and wide drawers with larger bottom drawers for storing more sizable and heavier objects. Additional features include heavy-duty ball bearing slides on all of the drawers, 2 locking swivel and 2 fixed 5-inch steel casters for superior mobility, 2 steel handles with rubber grips, 2 keys and 16 fitted drawer liners.

Compare this cabinet to those other name brands in the market and you’ll discover there is no comparison—this cabinet delivers superior quality at a fraction of the price. Here’s what customers are saying:

Considering the good quality and the price, it is hard to beat this product. The number of drawers and their size is ideal for organizing and storing not only tools but also other parts and supplies. – DL, Northport, FL

Great price and really good quality. Lots of drawers to sort my tools and VERY heavy duty and sturdy. – Rock, Jamesville, NY

I found this cabinet and chest to be equal to others at twice the price. I shopped all the big box stores for similar cabinets/chests and found this to have the best value. More drawers, bigger wheels, double air springs easy glide drawers and higher load capacity. I was a brand name buyer before but now have changed my mind. – Jerry, Casa Grande, AZ

Harbor Freight has more in storage with the 26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo. You can pick up your new storage cabinet from your local Harbor Freight store!

26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo
item#67831

A Blast to Use!

1650 PSI 1.25 GPM Electric Pressure Washer69488_I_A

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69488_I_CWash dirt off walls, yard equipment, vehicles and more with this powerful 1650 PSI 1.25 GPM Electric Pressure Washer from Harbor Freight Tools! Lightweight and portable, this pressure washer features a pressure hose over 13 ft. 8 in. long so you can reach tougher areas and 5 in. diameter wheels for easy transport.

This is a great pressure washer for any auto garage or shop that wants to clean larger items quickly! And it’s great for everyday jobs around the home.

Here’s what customers are saying about the 1650 PSI 1.25 GPM Electric Pressure Washer:

Easy assembly. I used this for three days straight pressure washing my driveway, 2nd story deck (stairs & railing), and 220 feet of fencing. 30 hours without any problems. Well worth the price! – Vinny, Medford, OR

The product works great!!!! Good value and performance. – Efren, Houston, TX

Neat little pressure washer. Light weight, easy to use and maneuver, stingy on water, but does the job. We use it for cleaning outdoor shades, porch floors and vehicles. Light enough to easily move around and very compact to store. No problems after several uses. – CAPTTOMB, New Braunfels, TX

And check out this fan video we found on YouTube of a customer putting our power washer through its paces!

You can pick up the 1650 PSI 1.25 GPM Electric Pressure Washer at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

1650 PSI 1.25 GPM Electric Pressure Washer
Item#69488

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)

 

A Cut Above

Reciprocating Saw

For plumbing, construction and other jobs, a good reciprocating saw is an absolute must. Harbor Freight answers the call with the 6 Amp Heavy Duty Variable Speed Rotating Handle Reciprocating Saw! This powerful reciprocating saw provides precision and accuracy with features including a 180° rotating handle with five positive stops at 0, 45° and 90° left, and 45° and 90° right, variable speed trigger with switch lock-on button, shoe plate pivots up to 30° for increased stability and a rubber grip for comfort and durability.

Here’s what customers are saying about this workhorse of a power tool:

Recently, I had an old rusty TV tower blow down from high wind. I got this saw and made short work out of cutting up the tower for proper disposal. The rotating head was very useful, too! – The Prospector, Xenia, OH

I’ve used it to cut floor plates, steel pipe and even firewood. The rotating handle is very handy. I’ve only had it for about a month, but I think it will last many years. Thank you Harbor Freight. – Ransom63, North Fort Meyers, FL

This is an amazing tool for the money. I spent the weekend putting it to the test with a demo project. It cut through everything. Nails, wood, bolts. It went through everything. It was easy to use and I really liked the quick change chuck. I also bought the Harbor Freight blades. You will need to buy the blades separately but the price at Harbor Freight is excellent. – Joe S., Greer, SC

Pick up the 6 Amp Heavy Duty Variable Speed Rotating Handle Reciprocating Saw at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

6 Amp Heavy Duty Variable Speed Rotating Handle Reciprocating Saw
Item#62370

Blades are sold separately.

Portable Power that Packs a Punch!

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When you’re on the move with camping, tailgating, hunting or other activities, the 900 Peak/700 Running Watts, 2 HP (63cc) 2 Cycle Gas Generator moves with you! This portable power supply features a 63cc air-cooled 2 cycle gas engine, 120-volt grounded receptacle and circuit breaker protection. Compact yet sturdy, this generator provides up to 5 hours of run-time at 50% capacity.

Customers swear by this one! Check out some of the reviews:

This is a great little generator. Easy to start, lightweight and trouble free operation. I have two of these generators and they are the best I’ve found … – Richard, Oregon

This has been a great generator. I have had it on my work truck for some time now. I do property preservation work and use this machine almost every day. It is light enough to carry around and is extremely easy to start. It’s perfect for running small tools or an air compressor. An added bonus is that it is not very loud. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a small generator. – Property King, Pennsylvania

I use this generator daily to charge batteries, provide current for TV, and as a cheap alternative to electricity needs out here off the grid. It starts easily on second or third pull of the rope! It does what it is made to do. I have recommended it to others. – Jethro, Oklahoma

To get your 900 Peak/700 Running Watts, 2 HP (63cc) 2 Cycle Gas Generator or to check out Harbor Freight’s full line of generators for all your power needs, visit your local Harbor Freight store!

900 Peak/700 Running Watts, 2 HP (63cc) 2 Cycle Gas Generator EPA/CARB
item#60338

Just Add Tools

30 In. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart Action Shot

Go mobile and stay organized with the US General 30 In. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart available exclusively from Harbor Freight Tools. This incredibly sturdy cart features rolled drawer edges, gas struts on the lid and spring-loaded drawer latches to hold drawers shut. Additional features include screwdriver storage slots built into the inner frame, ample storage compartment at the bottom for moving large objects plus two swivel and two locking 5 in. steel casters for superior mobility. The editors of Hot Bike Magazine proclaimed they were “Impressed with the quality construction and ease of use,” and Truckin’ Magazine voted it the “Winner – Best Mechanic’s Tool Cart”.

Here’s what customers are saying about the tool cart:

This cart is awesome! It feels sturdy and was pretty easy to assemble. I’ll be buying another one soon! – BigMike, Tallahassee

Used professionally in a union shop for working on cargo trucks. Very well made and very good quality for the price range. I am impressed with how HF has improved their tool box quality in the past year or so. Everything went together well and square. Drawers are smooth to operate. Hardware quality was very good. The serrated locking nuts are appreciated. Overall, an excellent toolbox. – Sidecarnutz, VA

I have been an automotive service technician for 16 years and purchased this tool cart to replace my current one. After one week of use I can say that this cart is built to last and I would not hesitate to purchase another one for my home shop. – Jimmy Vancouver, BC

There’s also an excellent fan video that shows its assembly and reviews the cart. Check it out here!

With over 8100 cubic inches of space, you can store up to 704 lbs. of equipment. Visit your local Harbor Freight and discover why Harbor Freight’s 30 in. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart is one of the best values in tool storage today!

30 In. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart
item#95272

Top Ten Items to Help with Spring Cleaning from Harbor Freight Tools

Spring is just around the corner and while we love the warmer weather, we cringe a bit at all the spring cleaning that awaits us. But cleaning can actually be fun when Harbor Freight Tools is in your corner. Check out the Top Ten Items to Help with Spring Cleaning from Harbor Freight Tools.

10.

5 gal. Wet Dry Vacuum Blower

5 gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum/Blower
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Lightweight and portable, the powerful motor on this 5 gallon wet or dry shop vacuum cleans up even the most stubborn debris and fluid with ease. A float valve prevents overfilling. Additional features include a corrosion resistant tank, blower mode to swiftly dust areas and shop equipment as well as three extension wands, crevice tool, floor nozzle, filter bag and dust bag. It’s a great shop vacuum to have in the workshop, garage or home.

 

9.

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths 12 Pk. in Action

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths 12 Pk.
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A great way to give your vehicle a top notch clean-and-shine but also ideal for using around the home or shop! The microfiber weave lifts and traps dust without scratching finishes. An added bonus is that these microfiber cloths can be machine washed and dried.

 

8.

24 in. Heavy Duty Push Broom

24 in. Heavy Duty Push Broom
item#60252

Clean up big jobs fast with this heavy duty push broom! The push broom features a strut-reinforced head, threaded aluminum ferrule and 53 in. wood handle for leverage and control. It’s ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.

 

7.

8 In Portable Ventilator

8 In Portable Ventilator
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This portable ventilator circulates and airs out rooms! Whether filled with fumes from painting or other finishes, the two-speed motor gets rid of dank air and strong smells quickly and easily. The ventilator features an aluminum blade and steel housing for long-lasting performance as well as an ergonomic handle for effortless carrying.

 

6.

1650 PSI 1.25 GPM Electric Pressure Washer in Action 3

1650 PSI 1.25 GPM Electric Pressure Washer
item#69488

This electric pressure washer utilizes up to 1650 PSI to power-clean walls, yard equipment and vehicles easily! Lightweight and portable, this pressure washer features a pressure hose over 13 ft. 8 in. long so you can reach tougher areas and 5 in. diameter wheels for easy transport.

 

5.

7 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 50 Pc Large

7 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 50 Pc Large
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Quality puncture-resistant gloves like these are must-haves to keep your hands intact when you’re wrist-deep in dirt, grease, grime, paint, solvents and the like. Powder-free and ideal for people with latex allergies, the 7mm gloves offer added protection while still providing dexterity. Also available in medium and extra-large sizes. Our customers swear by them!

 

4.

3-In-1 Electric Blower Vacuum Mulcher in Action

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This efficient, electric leaf blower converts to a vacuum with the flip of a switch. First, you can blow the leaves into a pile, then switch to vacuum mode and turn that pile of leaves into mulch! Features include two speeds and a lightweight, balanced design.

 

3.

6 in. 5.7 Amp Heavy Duty Dual Action Variable Speed Polisher in Action

6 in. 5.7 Amp Heavy Duty Dual Action Variable Speed Polisher
item#69924

Get smooth, swirl-free finishes with this heavy duty polisher. The powerful 5.7 amp motor features 6 variable speed settings and a two-position side handle. Foam polishing pads are sold separately.

 

2.

Two Tier Easy-Store Step Ladder

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With a 225-lb. capacity, this two tier step ladder helps you get a step up on your next cleaning job! The ladder features an extra-large circular support frame, anti-skid feet, locking steps and an extra rail for added safety. The ladder also doubles as a chair, plus it’s collapsible for easy storage and transport.

 

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20 Bin Medium Portable Parts Storage Case in Action

20 Bin Medium Portable Parts Storage Case
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This storage case lays flat or stands upright and is designed to stack with our other portable parts storage cases. The case is made from heavy duty, unbreakable ABS and includes a built-in carrying handle for easy transportation. The storage case has removable bins and a transparent, quick-view top that locks down to keep contents in place.

Find the Harbor Freight Store nearest you or visit harborfreight.com for more great cleaning supplies and a wide array of tools!

 

Their First Tool Set: A Rite of Passage

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Screwdrivers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 HarborFreight.com first to grab your coupons.