Workbenches

A workbench is a must-have item—and often more than one is needed for your garage, shop or other work area. Harbor Freight has a great selection of workbenches, including these models:

48 In. Workbench with Light
This is a great workbench loaded with features, including heavy-duty steel construction with a durable enamel finish, full-width peg board for organizing tools, fluorescent cabinet light to illuminate your work area, integrated three-outlet grounded power strip, two sliding drawers plus upper and lower shelves. You could easily pay more than double for a similar workbench in the marketplace. The 48 In. Workbench with Light is 61-1/12” x 47-1/4” long x 23-3/4” wide.

The tools shown are sold separately. Pegboard hooks are also available separately from Harbor Freight.


60 in. 4 Drawer Hardwood Workbench
This professional hardwood workbench supports up to 250 lbs. It has a beautifully lacquer- finished 60 in. x 20 in. top and four felt-lined drawers to store tools. The bottom shelf is great for storing large objects. Additional features include a 7-inch capacity wood block vise, 4 anvil pegs and 4 wood pegs.

46 in. 9 Drawer Mobile Workbench with Solid Wood Top
This workbench is really a hybrid workbench/mobile tool cabinet. It provides up to 14,500 cubic inches of space and up to 1200 lbs. of storage capacity. The workbench also features full extension ball bearing drawer slides with secure drawer retention system, full width top drawer and deep bottom drawers, premium powder coated finish for durability, keyed locking system, heavy-duty 5-inch x 2-inch casters for easy portability even when fully loaded and a solid wood work surface for tackling countless projects.

 

For workbench accessories and more storage solutions, visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

The Heat Gun Is On!

And there are a ton of things you can do with it!

One of the greatest discoveries of all time is fire. So, it’s not hard to imagine that one of the greatest power tools of all time is the heat gun! As any hobbyist, weekend warrior, contractor, painter and plumber can tell you, a heat gun is indispensable. Here are just some of things you can do with this versatile tool:

Shrink Tubing – Tidy up electronic wiring and other connections with shrink tubing and a heat gun.

Drying Paint – If you’ve just painted a wall or surface and there’s more work to be done, you may risk ruining the paint. A heat gun can make quick work of drying paint, saving time and hassle!

Stripping paint – Use a heat gun to strip paint from walls, furniture and other woodwork. It’s more environmentally friendly and a lot less messy compared to chemical solvents.

Softening adhesives – Want to remove a bumper sticker from your car? Use a heat gun and then just peel it off. Still some residue? Just apply a little WD-40 to get it off. This process also works great for other stickers and labels. Just make sure the base item can take the heat!

Desoldering – With the right attachment, the heat can be streamlined to the particular component that needs desoldering.

Upholstering furniture – When using vinyl, applying heat allows the vinyl to be stretched around the respective piece of furniture.

Weld plastics – Using a specific nozzle and plastic welding rods, you can weld a variety of plastics, including PVC pipe and floor tiles.

Restore automotive trim – quickly and easily get your automotive trim back in black by applying heat.

Join tarps – Need to line a pond, create an awning or provide ground cover for a large tent? Overlay two tarps, heat the edges using a slit nozzle and then immediately press together the sides using a roller.

Thaw frozen pipes – Once you pinpoint where the frozen pipe is, apply gradual heat using the heat gun to restore waterflow. Note: do not heat the pipe too rapidly as this may compromise the integrity of the pipe and cause it to burst.

Re-stick molding and floor tiles/remove floor tiles – simply heat the molding and adhesive to rejuvenate their bonding properties. You can also heat up tiles and the adhesives for easy removal.

Tint windows – Use a smoothing tool and heat gun to heat-shrink the tinting film to windows.

Bend PVC pipe – Using a special wire coil and heat gun, plumbers can bend PVC into almost any angle without having to use adhesives or elbow joints. This also saves time because they don’t have to wait for any glue to try before checking the seals since there are none!

Harbor Freight carries the 1500 Watt Dual Temperature Heat Gun 572°/1112°. This versatile dual temperature heat gun is ideal for numerous tasks, including the ones mentioned above, and features superior coil design that heats materials more quickly than other heat guns on the market. Other features include a durable ABS body, three-way switch and six-foot power cord.

The 9 Pc Heat Gun Accessory Kit is also available. The kit provides four nozzles to control the flow of heat and expand the applications, scraper handle with three interchangeable spring steel heads and a putty knife.

 

Be aware that heating certain compounds and materials may give off strong orders or noxious fumes. Always use a heat gun in a well-ventilated area and wear appropriate protective gear, including heat-resistant gloves, protective eyewear and a respiratory mask. Keep a fire extinguisher close by in case anything flammable (e.g. saw dust) catches fire while using the heat gun.

For all heat gun options, be sure to visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store. And leave a comment for what you use a heat gun for!

 

 

 

 

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Multi-Tools, Multi-Attachments, Multi-Uses!

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Chicago Electric multi-tools are the Swiss Army knives of power tools. With over twenty different attachments available, you can tackle hundreds of home improvement, renovation and maintenance tasks, replacing numerous bulky power tools and saving time, money and space!

Here are the models available:

Oscillating Multi-Tool

This model delivers up to 21,000 OPM—perfect for remodeling and home repairs, car repairs, hobbies and more! The unique spindle and blade arbor design enables the user to lock the blade in seven forward positions for added versatility. Able to saw through wood up to 2 in. thick, the tool features sturdy die-cast aluminum housing and sealed bearings for long life.

Variable Speed Oscillating Multi-Tool

When you need more precise control during jobs, the variable speed function provides between 10,000–20,000 OPM. It also features die-cast aluminum gear housing and sealed bearings. The overmold grip provides added comfort for extended use. It’s ideal for cutting through cable, pipes, sanding down concrete and plaster—and sawing wood up to 2-1/4 in. thick!

12 Volt Cordless Variable Speed Oscillating Multifunction Power Tool

When plugging in is a problem or you need added mobility, go cordless with this multi-tool that uses a rechargeable 12V lithium-ion battery. The tool provides between 10,000–18,000 OPM, delivering precise control ranging from detail work to tough jobs. Cut, sand or scrape through metal, plastic, masonry, drywall and wood up to 2 in. deep.

 

With numerous attachments, you can do almost any job using just one multi-tool. Each attachment has a specific purpose and is designed for use with certain types of materials. Here are just some of the attachments from which to choose:


Multi-Tool Blade Set 3 Pc

This set of stainless steel blades includes one cutter blade with an aggressive-toothed edge that makes quick work cutting a variety of materials and two scraper blades—an angled one for getting into recessed areas and a flat one for exposed areas.

 

1-1/8 in. Bi-Metal Multi-Tool Reduced Shank Plunge Blade

The unique design of this plunge blade can be locked in seven different positions providing the best angle for your project. Aggressive teeth enables you to make high-speed cuts on aluminum, copper, brass, steel, wood, drywall and most plastics with ease. The reduced shank size makes easier curve cutting and clears wood chips faster for less burning and stalling.

3-1/2 in. High Speed Steel Multi-Tool Half-Moon Blade

The half-moon blade is designed with a universal arbor that fits the Harbor Freight multi-tool models as well as other brands. The blade works on wood, plasterboard, drywall, plastics, nails, thin metal, aluminum, brass and copper. It’s ideal for cutting baseboards, trim and door jambs.

4 in. High Carbon Steel Multi-Tool Serrated Knife Blade

This blade is specifically designed for slotting and cutting a variety of soft materials, including carpet, cardboard, leather, vinyl, linoleum, rubber, insolation, foam and plastic. It also features the universal arbor design for use on other brands in addition to Chicago Electric.


3-1/2 in. Diamond Grit Multi-Tool Half-Moon Blade For Masonry

Use this diamond-grit attachment to remove grout, cut plastics, wood putty, drywall, cement board, epoxy and glue joints, cut masonry and notch tiles. The half-moon shape also lends itself to corner work. The blade had a universal arbor that fits the Chicago Electric multi-tools and several other brands.

Multi-Tool Triangle Sanding Pad

The 3 in. long x 3-1/8 in. wide triangle sanding pad is ideal for finish detail work, corners and other tight spots. It features a ½ in. thick foam pad and utilizes triangular sanding sheets (sold separately) that attach via hook-and-loop. Triangular sheets are available in 60 grit, 120 grit, 240 grit and an assortment for painted surfaces.

Multi-Tool Finger Sanding Pad And Paper Set 6 Pc

This attachment is designed for hard-to-reach, narrow spaces like channels, grooves, openings and rabbets. You can lock the blade in seven different positions, depending on the job. It comes with course, medium and fine grade sandpaper, 60, 120 and 240-grit respectively. An additional 9 pc assortment of sheets (pictured above) is also available.

 

Once you start using a multi-tool, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without one, like these customers:

The more I use this product, the more I like it. – do it yourselfer, Vallejo, CA

Don’t know how I’ve ever made it without this tool. – Pooh, MO

Best purchase I have ever made from Harbor Freight. This tool can be used in many applications and takes the place of many bulky tools. Would definitely recommend! – Bruce in NC, Goldsboro, NC

To check out the selection of Chicago Electric multi-tools and the complete line of multi-tool attachments, visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

 

 

Rotating Magnetic LED Work Light

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This Rotating Magnet LED Work Light stays put on metal surfaces via a powerful magnetic base and provides 180 lumens, making it ideal for automotive repairs, shop work and hobbies. It’s also a great emergency back-up light.

Other features include an easy on/off switch and a 360-degree swivel head that enables you to direct the beam exactly where you want it. The work light is powered by three AA batteries providing between 3 to 6 hours of run time—batteries are included.

Customers really love this work light:

Handy light to have around. Bright and easy to use in tight and difficult places. – COS Mac, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Great little light with magnet bottom and rotating head puts the light just where you need it. – Don, Bewood, NC

I use the magnetic rotating light to work on farm machinery in tight places, within the engine area, under the vehicle, and in buildings that have no lighting. This light puts out a lot of light. – Rocking Double B Ranch, Russellville, MO

I got this to help provide a small spotlight when working under the hood. It is great for that. It also helps when checking the air pressure in the dark … – Dave, Antioch, CA

Great value for this product, lots of light and the magnet holds good when I clean our pellet stove. Very good quality, will purchase more. – Lil SKI, Plattsburgh New York

Pick up one or more of the Rotating Magnetic LED Work Light at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

Rotating Magnetic LED Work Light
item#62955

Swivel Lens Headlamp

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This lightweight headlamp allows the user to work hands free without neck strain while the swivel lens can be adjusted 90 degrees up or down to light up any project. The headlamp also features an easy on/off button and is waterproof for use outdoors.

For plumbing, electrical work or a myriad of other projects, the Swivel Lens Headlamp is indispensable! Here’s what other customers have said about it:

I do a lot of work that virtually requires 3 hands. This headlamp has already paid for itself, and I was surprised to get it at a reduced sale price. The headstrap with the crown strap makes wearing it comfortable. Lamp is also adjustable on a swivel. I had my doubts about a product at such a low price, since some headlamps cost over $40.00. I have absolutely no complaints for a great buy at much less than $5.00. – Rondo, Texarcana, AR

Allows you to work hands free and shine the light where needed.  – Cel, San Antonio

I love this product. Can’t beat the price. I use it for cleaning litter boxes and taking care of cats at night. – animallover, San Jose, CA

You can pick up the Swivel Lens Headlamp at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

Swivel Lens Headlamp
item#45807

5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc

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These gloves are ideal for professional mechanics, contractors, crafters and hobbyists! Nitrile gloves provide better chemical resistance compared to latex gloves and won’t trigger latex allergies.

The nitrile gloves provide a protective barrier against dirt, grime and oil as well as many chemicals and solvents. The gloves fit right or left hands with a comfortable fit and feel. Available in medium, large and extra-large sizes, they’re ideal for janitorial work, painting, maintenance, light shop work and even food processing.

You’ll definitely want to keep several boxes of the gloves on hand after you see what these customers said:

Get two boxes—you will be glad you did … have used them for years. – Shooter, Kingsport, TN

Always use nitrile for disposable gloves in my shop. They last longer, take more abuse, and don’t puncture as easily as latex, especially with some liquids like naphtha and paint thinners. – Mr. B Jr., On the Island

This is a more reasonably priced version of the nitrile gloves you find anywhere else. The quality is every bit as high, but the price is better. – Jim, McLean, VA

I use for painting and working with glues or two part putty. Durable enough to stand up to these kinds of uses. – BFABGH, Savannah, GA

Pick up the 5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc today at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc X-Large
item#68498

5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc Large
item#61360

5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc Medium
item#61363

5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc

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Whether you’re a professional mechanic, contractor or arts & crafts hobbyist, you’ll want to keep several boxes of the 5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc on hand. They come in medium, large and extra-large sizes.

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

Customers have made these gloves a staple for their shops, garages, tool boxes and glove compartments.

They are excellent quality, great value, and serve many purposes. Overall you cannot beat these for their value. – Brian the Refinisher, Fort Worth, TX

The nitrile gloves work great in my wood shop when applying finish. Very strong, I can use them several times before wearing out gloves from putting them on. – Wayne’s Woodworks, SE Portland, OR

Use them for everything from grease and oil to processing deer. –  Larry, Rome, NY

Can’t ask for a better glove to do dirty work or to handle things that could bring harm to your health. – Cowboy Ken, Vancouver, WA

I use them on everything, car repair to household cleaning. – Big T, Mechanicsville, VA

Pick up the 5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc today at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc X-Large
item#68498

5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc Large
item#61360

5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc Medium
item#61363

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

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
item#93454