10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw

The remodeler’s best friend

Growing up, we were taught not to mix water and electricity. So, when it comes to remodeling projects, we may be hesitant at first to use a tile saw which utilizes water and electricity—and a diamond rim rotating blade! But you needn’t worry because there’s no better way to cut a voluminous amount of tile or other masonry materials than with a tile saw, also known as a “wet saw.”

The Chicago Electric 10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw is a must-have for remodeling with tile, brink and other masonry.


The two-position cutting head enables you to adjust the blade for a variety of materials up to 3-1/2 inches thick and 24 inches in length or width. You can also make 22.5° and 45° bevel cuts. The tile saw includes a 3-gallon per minute water pump and high-impact ABS water tub that’s easy to clean. Additional features include a powerful dual capacity motor with sealed bearings and thermal overload protection, heavy-duty cast alloy column and cutting head for reduced vibration and an oversized steel frame with a precision linear bar system for smooth operation. The folding stand with wheels and diamond blade shown are sold separately.

If you’re never used a tile saw before, here are a few tips to get you started.

 


Position the tile saw on a solid and level surface. Sawing on a wobbly table could result in inaccurate cuts and potential injury.

 


Fill the tile saw’s reservoir with clean water—use a garden hose or pitcher. Make sure that the water pump is completely submerged.

 


Position the tile onto the cutting board. Adjust the fence so the blade lines up with the pencil mark demarcating where the cut should be. Keep the widest part of the tile between the fence and the blade so you can keep your hand as far from the blade as possible.

For cutting tiles along the diagonal, position a miter guide or speed square between the tile and the fence.

When making partial cuts, for example, an L-shaped cut to fit around an electrical outlet, set up the cut the same way but only feed the tile far enough into the blade as needed.

 


Position the tile, turn on the saw and make sure water is being sprayed onto the blade before cutting the tile.

 


Use a steady grip to feed the tile slowly into the blade, especially toward the edges of the tile as this is where the most breakage can occur. Do not force the cut.

 


When the cut is complete, carefully pull the pieces away and turn off the saw. Position the next tile for cutting and repeat the steps above.

Additional safety notes:

The water keeps the blade and tile cool and helps prevent particles from flying around. The water should flow freely around the entire cutting edge of the blade. If not, don’t begin cutting as this could damage the blade as well as the tile and potentially cause serious injury.

Always keep your hands away from the line of the cut to prevent injury.

Always wear safety glasses to prevent particles from injuring your eyes.

 


To insure electrical safety, it’s best to create a “drip loop.” See the illustrations above. Notice how the loop is lower than the outlet so water does not drip into the outlet.

The Chicago Electric 10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw is an unbeatable value—many customers have expressed how it’s cheaper to buy this tile saw than to rent one from a big box store.  The only problem is there will be no excuse not to tackle more remodeling jobs! Check out other tile saws and accessories available from Harbor Freight or visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

 

 

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EZ Reach & Grab Pickup and Reaching Tool

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This handy tool extends your reach nearly 3 feet and can lift up to 5 pounds. Quickly and easily pick up items without having to uncomfortably bend down or overreach. This tool also features super suction cup grippers and a trigger lock that keeps the jaws locked on the item.

Customers don’t know how they ever got along without the EZ Reach & Grab Pickup and Reaching Tool:

When I first took it out of the box I had little faith that it would hold a slick 16 oz can. But I took it out to my shop reached up and it picked up the can and held it solidly. I tried a number of things and it held them all just fine. I even picked up quarter inch dowels off the floor with it (boy was that a surprise). – Ken P, Spokane, WA

This is the best “pick up” tool I have ever seen. I have severe back trouble that prevents me from bending over. This tool will even pick up a pill I might have dropped. I now have one in almost every room in the house for picking up anything that falls or is put on the floor. – bern, Michigan

Wife just had a knee replacement and the orthopedist recommended the device for her. Your product was better designed and significantly cheaper than those at pharmacies and stores that sell medical devices. – Frank, Martinsburg, WV

I used it to pick up screws and nails and worked awesome! – Suzanne, Alvin, TX

I use this for everything. This fall I used it for pulling leaves out of holly bushes to keep from getting my arms scratched up. I am sure I will find many more uses. – Tinkerbella, Pennsylvania

Keep one in the garage, shop, kitchen … But before you can start picking up items with the EZ Reach & Grab Pickup and Reaching Tool, you have to pick one up at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

EZ Reach & Grab Pickup and Reaching Tool
item#: 62752

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

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
Item#69275

Stand sold separately. Diamond blade shown, sold separately.

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
Item#69275

Stand sold separately. Diamond blade shown, sold separately.

Top 5 Must-Have Items for Thanksgiving from Harbor Freight Tools!

Harbor Freight is of course known for their wide selection of tools, but many of you may not be aware that Harbor Freight carries some great cooking tools as well—and at prices that put the “thanks” in Thanksgiving. Here are five must-have items to help make your Thanksgiving dinner the best ever.

 

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Cutting Boards

2 Piece Cutting Board Set

Cutting boards are an absolute must for any kitchen and these boards offer several advantages over traditional wood cutting boards. The 2 Piece Cutting Board Set from Harbor Freight comes with two boards: 13-3/4” x 10” and 15-7/8” x 11” respectively. They’re made from super-tough polypropylene, making them more resistant to knife cuts compared to wood, heat resistant up to 260° F, sanitary, odorless and non-toxic. With an integrated handle and slim profile, these boards store easily and are quickly accessible for most food prep needs.

2 Piece Cutting Board Set, item# 69459

 

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Ceramic Knives

 

6 In Ceramic Knife

3 in Paring Knife

Among other things, ceramic knives are ideal for slicing and dicing vegetables as they keep a razor-sharp edge but are lightweight, which means less fatigue when prepping large amounts. Compared to brands you’ll find at specialty kitchen stores, Harbor Freight’s ceramic knives with ergonomic rubber-coated handles are a lot less expensive yet every bit as functional.

6 in. Ceramic Chef’s Knife, item# 98186

3 In. Ceramic Paraing Knife, item# 98183

 

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Stock Pots

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Stainless steel stock pots can cost a fortune—but not at Harbor Freight. Check out their 4 Piece Stainless Steel Stock Pot Set. The set includes 6, 8, 12 and 16 quart pots, each with a matching lid. The mirror finish of the stainless steel offers some decorative flare in the kitchen while providing the ultimate in utility when cooking up side dishes, soups, sauces, etc.

4 Piece Stainless Steel Stock Pot Set, item# 60624

 

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Electric Food Slicer

Electric Food Slicer

Thanksgiving isn’t just one meal, it’s several meals of leftovers and few things are better than fresh roasted turkey sandwiches. That’s where an electric food slicer comes in. Harbor Freight’s model features a serrated stainless steel blade for producing thin slices of meat, cheese or bread. Dial the thickness from 1/16” to ½”. A sliding tray keeps hands away from the blade while the safety switch prevents accidental starts.

Electric Food Slicer, item# 69460

 

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Cast Iron Cookware

Cast Iron Fyring Pans

Despite all the advancements of alloys and non-stick coatings in cookware, there is simply no substitute for tried-and-true cast iron. Go from the stovetop to the oven without worry. Nearly indestructible, cast iron is ideal for browning meats and vegetables. Once seasoned, cast iron is nearly as non-stick as those high-tech offerings on the market today which can sell for ten times the price! Harbor Freight offers 3 Piece Cast Iron Frying Pans with built-in pouring groves.

3 Piece Cast Iron Frying Pans, item# 44707

 

Harbor Freight wishes you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving – bon appetit!

How to Season Your Cast Iron Pans

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For camping and emergency gear, you can never have too many cast iron pans. Some of them come preseasoned, but factory finishes eventually strip. Whether you buy the pans unseasoned or preseasoned, it’s good to know how to season your cast iron pans so they can remain non-stick, easy to clean and stored for long periods of time without threat of rusting. A well-seasoned pan can give you a lifetime of faithful service.

Before you start, if your pan is used, scrub any rust and gunk out of it with fine steel wool. If that doesn’t work, stick it in your self-cleaning oven for the shortest time period and wipe clean. If you don’t have a self-cleaning oven, spray it with oven cleaner, stick it in a plastic bag overnight and wipe clean the next day.

The process of seasoning is pretty simple. First, spread oil or fat on the inside of your pans, not a lot, with a paper towel. There’s some debate as to what kind of coating to put on, particularly when you factor in the non-meat eaters who lobby for vegetable oil.  What we have found, however, is that animal fat does the best job. So you could fry up a big batch of bacon (ooohhh, yeah…) and then leave the grease in there to harden and then spread around. Or, you could just grab some lard.

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Set your oven for 450° and spread a sheet of aluminum foil on the lower shelf. Set the greased pan on the upper shelf upside-down, so the foil can catch the excess drips. It would probably be a good idea at this point to open the windows and turn on the exhaust fan, ’cause the place is gonna get smoky  real soon. Bake the pan for 2 hours.

When the time is up, turn off the oven and leave the pan in there, leaving the oven door open a crack. The cast iron pan needs to cool slowly; a sudden change from hot to cool temperature might cause it to crack.

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The end result should be a nice, even, black finish. You may have to do it a few times in a row to get the desired result.

DO NOT WASH! When the pan has cooled enough to handle, take it out and wipe it down with a kitchen “J-cloth” or sturdy paper towel, making sure it’s dry to prevent rusting. And for future cleaning, don’t scrub it too hard or you’ll ruin the finish– and don’t use soap or detergent! Just hot water and a plastic scrub brush should do the trick.

And that’s it! Over time you’ll want to repeat the seasoning process to keep your pans in prime shape, and you’ll find they cook more evenly and last longer than the other pots and pans.

Harbor Freight has an extremely affordable, quality 3-piece set of Cast Iron Frying Pans #44707, ready to go along on your family trips and excursions! They also have a nice 12″ Cast Iron Dutch Oven #44705 for your camping trip Mountain Man breakfasts, stews and cherry cobblers!

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Keep Hands and Tools Clean with a Handy Paper Towel Holder

Sometimes we’re in such a hurry to get to work on a project that cleanliness can take a backseat. And aside from that, it’s often just not very convenient! Well the days of spraying down your garage with a water hose or running inside for some paper towels to clean your hands are over thanks to the Magnetic Paper Towel Holder (SKU #: 69321) from Harbor Freight Tools. It might seem like a simple addition but this handy magnetic holder can save you lots of time and frustration.

 

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All you need to mount the Magnetic Paper Towel Holder is a metal surface to stick it on. The magnets secure firmly to toolboxes, cabinets and even refrigerators for easy accessibility, and the red color matches perfectly with our glossy red U.S. General Tool Storage Units. Designed as two pieces, the holder easily accommodates any size of paper towel roll. Plus, at just $8.99, this useful tool accessory is easy to fit into any tool budget as well.

“Works perfect for a paper towel holder and with the two piece setup I can see many other uses thanks to the strong magnets. The color matches my U.S. General pro tool cart too, very nice.” – by Dan from North Yarmouth, ME

“I originally bought a set for hanging paper towels on my tool cabinet. Worked great. Then I needed a magnetic hook to hang an extension cord on. After looking everywhere with no luck, it dawned on me that I could use the paper towel holder as a hook! Perfect solution. I hung 4 of them on the side of my cabinet to hold my extension cords neatly out of the way.” – by Neat freak from San Diego, CA

That’s right. Shockingly, the Magnetic Paper Towel Holder is versatile enough to holds things other than paper towels! The only limit is your imagination! Okay, and its 2 lb. weight capacity, but the point is that this tool accessory is able to help out the busy handyman in more ways than one. Head over to your local Harbor Freight store to pick one up today and make your shop or garage both cleaner and safer.

Don’t Miss Out On This Great Frying Pan Set

The Frying Pan has become such a useful tool that it has many uses even in the cartoon world.  But even if you aren’t Bugs Bunny trying to stay one step ahead of Yosemite Sam or Elmer Fudd, this 3 Piece Cast Iron Frying Pan set from Harbor Freight Tools is great to have on hand.  Whether you’re picking up a set for yourself or as a gift, you won’t find a better set of frying pans for the money anywhere else.

These frying pans look great in any kitchen and come in three different sizes so you always have the perfect pan for any dish.  With 6”, 7-1/2”, and 10” pans included, it’s easy to cook a variety of foods evenly and easily.  And the cast iron construction means they won’t scratch or dent like copper, stainless steel, or aluminum so you can bet these non-stick pans are built to last. And even if you’re new to cooking, the dual pouring grooves keep things clean and spill-free.fryingpan

“I’ve had iron skillets for more than 30 years. I got my 1st set from my Mom when I married & she’s had her set set for more than 60 years. I’ve bought my daughters a set & now I’m buying another set for my grandson. This is an incredible price & can’t be beat.” – ASH from Parts Unknown

“I use these for everything including baking mac & cheese. Very easy to clean with a piece of steel wool. The older it gets the better it cooks :)” – Kristie Johnson from Parts Unknown

Whether you’re a novice cook or a seasoned chef, these pans are ideal.  Delicious food is just a recipe away with this great set in your kitchen.  So, pick one up today!  Or maybe two if you want to give a set as a present.  Because once you see how well these frying pans perform, you won’t be able to let them go.  And at just $15.49, you won’t need to let go of much money either!

Affordable, High-Quality Slow Cooking

With Christmas coming up, it’s time to start thinking of gifts and what you’ll be getting your friends and family.  Actually, if you’re just now starting your Christmas shopping, you should really get on it because the holiday is fast approaching!  There are some people who are easy to buy for and then there are those who aren’t so easy.  What do you get a lumberjack for instance?  Or the camping enthusiast?  Okay, campers might be easy to buy for, but what do you get the camper who has everything??  Easy.  A 12” Cast Iron Dutch Oven from Harbor Freight Tools!

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What does a Dutch Oven have to do with cutting down trees or camping, you might ask.  Have you ever chopped down trees?  It’s exhausting!  And you’re sure to build up an appetite.  And you might not find much time for cooking up a delicious meal.  Well, that’s where the Dutch Oven comes in.  Designed for long, slow cooking, this handy piece of equipment will let you prepare dinner while you’re out felling trees all day.  Roasts, stews, soups, and casseroles are easy with the Dutch Oven and with a capacity of 6 quarts, you’ll be able to make enough food to satisfy a manly hunger.  Or a womanly one.  I’m sure there are female lumberjacks out there.

But you don’t have to be an axe-wielding lumberjack or a camper to benefit from the Dutch Oven.  This cast iron pot works well in any kitchen and makes cooking simple.  No matter what you’re preparing, the Dutch Oven cooks evenly and thoroughly for an incredible, tasty meal.  Just for good measure though, here are a few insights from actual customers:

“Very good quality, heavy cast iron uniform thickness … cooks nice and even … easy to season and clean… I highly recommend if you are looking for a good cast iron pot to last a life time.” – By eshaw from Parts Unknown.

“Great “camp oven” for the price…Season well and it’s ready to roll. Used ours recently for Chicago style pizza…Fabulous! (I line the oven with parchment, works like a charm… actually, I just press the dough out onto a parchment sheet, drop the whole thing into the dutch oven, fill with toppings and bake…easy peasy!) Thickness seems uniform, heavy, love it…I’ll be picking up a second one for our other home.” – By Wild Alaskan from Kasilof, AK

Listen, if a wild Alaskan endorses it, you know it’s good!  And for just $27.99, the 12” Cast Iron Dutch Oven is as affordable as it is reliable.  So don’t let the lumberjacks feel left out this Christmas.  Pick one of these great Dutch Ovens up and keep your mountain man happy with delicious, well-cooked meals!