Drywall Panel Hoist

Drywall Panel Hoist

With the Drywall Panel Hoist, lifting drywall and sheetrock can be a one-person job! The sturdy welded steel construction holds single panels up to 150 lbs. and lifts up to a height of 11 ft., 5 in. The hoist features an automatic load holding brake for safety, an extendable tripod base for stability and smooth-rolling non-marring rubber casters that easily lock in place.

Contractors and DIYers alike give this device high marks:

I do a lot of renovations alone or with a helper and the hoist is a great aid especially when you do ceilings. It’s easy to maneuver and lets you position the sheetrock precisely. And it securely holds it in place until it’s all screwed in … Henn Henn, New York City

This lift is better and safer than the rental unit. Buying it was less expensive than renting for 3 days. I rented one and got it on the job and it would not hold up, took it back and bought one! – LJ, Huntington, WV

This was one of the easiest to assemble and use HF items I have ever bought. It took less than 5 minutes to assemble. And ready to use. Saved our muscles and backs for sheeting install … Beer10t, Eldorado, WI

I am a 77 year old attempting to hang drywall in my garage. I’ve hung two [panels] so far and find the hoist excellent for my efforts. Everything works just great … – Lee, Arden Arcade, CA

I installed OSB plywood on the ceiling with this hoist in an 1800 sq. ft. building. (single-handed) It is an absolute joy to use. All the adjustments are so well thought-out that they seem to be almost automatic. I would highly recommend this hoist as a necessary tool for any drywall work. The fold-up feature allows it to be transported almost anywhere. – Thisldu, Bay City, TX

You can pick up the Drywall Panel Hoist at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

Drywall Panel Hoist
item#: 69377

3 ton Steel Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump®

3-ton-steel-heavy-duty-floor-jack-with-rapid-pumpWhen you need heavy-duty lifting power, look no further than the 3 ton Steel Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump®. This steel jack features a 5 inch to 18-1/4 inch variable lifting range—and lifts most vehicles in just 3-1/2 pumps through its exclusive parallel pump system.

Additional features include super-tough precision welded construction with an industrial-grade finish, universal joint release for precise load control in any handle position, two-piece knurled steel handle for a sure grip, foam bumper to prevent damage to vehicle finish and extra-wide steel casters for stability.

This jack has become a favorite among professional mechanics and automotive enthusiasts alike:

Goes up fast & slowly goes down. – tracker, Earie, PA

When my craft**** floor jack caved in under the weight of a Ford f-350 Powerstroke, the only place to go was Harbor Freight! Great jack, love the rapid pump and the integrated twist handle. Easy to assemble. Good instructions. Good construction and as always those great Harbor Freight prices. – Baker Industries of Hope, Warren County, NJ

This thing is heavy duty and will lift your vehicle with ease. It is tough, strong and gets the job done. – Brettumd, Cape Code, MA

I bought this floor jack to make changing the brakes on my Outback easier. It was wonderful. It saved me a lot of trouble, effort and headache of getting the vehicle off the ground to take the tires off. I am very glad I bought this floor jack. –  Dale, Round Rock, TX

My husband insisted we buy the jack before our trip! We’ve had our trailer 5 years, never had any troubles. On our way home we blew a tire on the trailer! He was so happy his gut instinct told him to get the jack before we left—paid off!!! We had scaled the trailer on our way up north to find it weighed 6600 lbs. and our 11 year old grandson jacked up the trailer most of the way!! Thanks for offering a great product at such a great price! –  Grandpa Bob, Clare, MI

The 3 ton Steel Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump® is available at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

3 ton Steel Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump®
item#68048

1 Ton Capacity Foldable Shop Crane

1-ton-capacity-foldable-shop-craneHarbor Freight’s 1 Ton Capacity Foldable Shop Crane combines great lifting ability with the convenience of compact storage. Features include double bearing swivel casters that provide smooth and easy maneuvering around your work space and comes with ram, chain and hook.

The boom extends from 36-1/4 in. to 50-1/4 in. and the crane adjusts from 69-5/8 in. to 82 in.

Customers are very satisfied with this shop crane:

I bought this to unload heavy 4 post lift parts from my trailer for assembly. Haven’t used it on an engine yet, but it worked flawlessly for what I needed it for. Easy assembly and well made from what I’ve seen so far … – Steve, Austin, TX

Easy to put together, folds to a fairly small profile to tuck away in the corner nicely, and good quality finish on the materials … – Ace2cool, Murfreesboro TN

I used this lift to remove a motor out of a 67 GM Convertible. Light weight and easily handled. Meets my needs. Would recommend to a friend. – Nukeypoo, Sulphur, LA

You can pick up the 1 Ton Capacity Foldable Shop Crane at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

1 Ton Capacity Foldable Shop Crane
item#61858

Easy Lifter

1000 lb. Capacity Motorcycle Lift

When working on your motorcycle, you want a lift that’s both safe to use and easy to operate. Look no further than the 1000 Lb. Capacity Motorcycle Lift from Harbor Freight Tools. This motorcycle lift has a foot-operated pump that enables you to easily lift your vehicle hands free for servicing.

The lift is constructed of diamond-plate steel and features retractable casters for easy movement, 7-inch wide tire stop, 3-position tire vise to 6-1/8 inches and integrated leg-lock for safe operation. The lift reaches a maximum height of 29-1/2 inches with loads up to 1000 lbs.!

Here’s what current owners of the 1000 Lb. Capacity Motorcycle Lift are saying:

I use it to hold up a 1982 Laverda Jota while I restore it. So far it has been great, no worry of it slowly dropping because there is a safety bar that can be placed to keep it up. Overall I am very happy with this purchase … – Justin, Benton, AR

This is the best addition to my shop yet. Function plus price, you can’t beat it. Great to be able to stand and build bikes instead of squatting on a mechanics stool. – Bobber Mike, St. Augustine, FL

Bought this last week and my Harley Fatboy has been sitting on it for 8 days now for a complete tear down. The lift is extremely stable, lifted to its highest setting in about 15-20 pumps. No settling with pressure relaxed on the bar. Surface is powder-coated and seems durable with easy cleanup of spilled oil and fluids. – Pilot Scott, Salisbury, MD

To get your  1000 lb. Capacity Motorcycle Lift, visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

1000 lb. Capacity Motorcycle Lift
item#68892

Lift Your Mower or ATV for Easy, Hassle-Free Maintenance!

Whether you need to get underneath your riding lawn mower or your ATV, the biggest challenge is usually how to do it safely! That’s why the High Lift Riding Lawn Mower / ATV Lift (Item #: 61523) is such an essential tool. This high quality item gives you the ability to work under your mower or ATV safely and quickly with minimal effort!  And with Harbor Freight’s low prices, making the purchase won’t require much effort either compared to dishing out hundreds more at other retailers.

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This handy and easy-to-use lift supports up to 300 lbs. and rises to a maximum height of 25 inches, giving you plenty of room to get underneath for repairs or maintenance. Plus, the high-powered pump is foot operated for easy lifting that keeps your hands free and saves your back from strain. And with those smooth-rolling 5 inch wheels, you can maneuver the lift to wherever it’s needed for optimal convenience and portability!

“After watching me service the blades on 2 riding mowers for years, my wife finally stood her ground and insisted we get one of these things. I’m sure happy she finally talked me into one. They are great. Well-made and dependable. Great deal, nice equipment.” – by Tim D from Texas

“I bought this for my ride on mower and it works like a charm. It gives you plenty of room to get under the deck even with your creeper. You can easily change belts or blades. The wheels are very secure in the lift arms, but I would recommend strapping the wheels or chassis anyway. It is built very similar to lifts costing double the price.” – by zeus2k from Georgia

That’s right, this Mower/ATV Lift is a tool fit for the gods! It even gets Zeus’ stamp of approval (lightning bolt of approval?) for being reliable, secure and affordable. Cut out the frustration and heavy manual lifting when working on your mower or ATV! Pick up a High Lift Riding Lawn Mower / ATV Lift from Harbor Freight today and outfit your shop or garage with a lift you’ll love!

Harbor Freight’s 2015 Harby Award Winners!

Harby-Award

What a gala event it was! They rolled out the red concrete as nominees and their guests dazzled onlookers with designer hardware before entering the Phil Petunknik Handyman Theater for the 2015 Harby Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22. Truly, everyone was a winner that night but the Harbies themselves went to a select few.

And the winners…

Best Sound

WINNER!

110 dB Old Fashioned Sound Ooga 12V Air Horn

110 dB Old Fashioned Sound “Ooga” 12V Air Horn
item #: 96291

The tried-and-true Ooga horn took away the Harby for Best Sound. The winning speech included an “ooga” out to customers for their ongoing support.

 

Other Best Sound Nominees

Bad Boy 12V Air Horn

Bad Boy™ 12V Air Horn
item #: 94117

135 dB Super-Loud 12V Air Horn

135 dB Super-Loud 12V Air Horn
item #: 40134

 

Best Cinematography

WINNER!

8 Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities

8 Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities
item #: 61229

It was a close one this year but the surveillance system was a customer favorite and an unbeatable value!

 

Other Best Cinematography Nominees

Weatherproof Color Security Camera with Night Vision

Weatherproof Color Security Camera with Night Vision
item #: 95914

High Resolution Digital Inspection Camera with Recorder

High Resolution Digital Inspection Camera with Recorder
item #: 60695

 

Most Original Tool

WINNER!

Throatless Shear

Throatless Shear
item #: 38413

Resembling a modern art sculpture, the Throatless Shear edged out the other worthy competitors with its shear performance!

Other Most Original Tool Nominees

English Wheel Kit with Stand

English Wheel Kit with Stand
item #: 68385

Pipe Tubing Notcher

Pipe/Tubing Notcher
Item #: 42324

 

Best Supporting Tool

WINNER!

3 Ton Steel Jack Stands

 

3 Ton Steel Jack Stands
item #: 61196

The Meryl Streep of supporting tools pulled out yet another win in the category! Along with Harbor Freight’s phenomenal jacks, it’s no surprise that these stalwarts were in the spotlight yet again!

Other Best Supporting Tool Nominees

Folding Tile Saw Stand with Wheels

Folding Tile Saw Stand with Wheels
item #: 69325

Welding Cabinet

Welding Cabinet
item #: 61705

 

Best Director

WINNER!

Brass Sextant

Brass Sextant
item #: 66096

Classic performance, decorative appeal—it’s hard to beat the allure of the Brass Sextant!

Other Best Direction Nominees

Plumb Bob With 15 Ft. Line

Plumb Bob With 15 Ft. Line
item #: 66271

Self-Leveling Laser Level Kit

Self-Leveling Laser Level Kit
item #: 69243

 

Best Picture

WINNER!

3 Ton Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with RapidPump

3 Ton Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with RapidPump®
item #: 61386

A photogenic tool doesn’t necessarily mean it works better than a less photogenic or downright ugly-looking tool but like the Statue of David or the Mona Lisa, it’s hard not to imbibe the sensory bliss of visual artistry.

Other Best Picture Nominees 

9000 lb. Off-Road Vehicle Electric Winch with Automatic Load-Holding Brake

9000 lb. Off-Road Vehicle Electric Winch with Automatic Load-Holding Brake
item #: 61346

72 in. 18 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet

72 in. 18 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet
item #: 61656

 

Best Score

WINNER!

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Edge Creehole and his daughter Helen (a.k.a. Hell Bent) scoring dueling Pipe Wrenches, the 14″ and 48″, items #: 61350 and #: 60529 respectively, took home the Harby for Best Score this year! It was tough for the judges not to melt at that cute frowny face of the little girl, though fear set in when thinking about what would happen to the poor fool who messed with either the father or daughter.

Other Best Score Nominees

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Jake “The Brawl” Baxter scores the 1000 lb. Capacity Motorcycle Lift, item #: 68892 using a 20% off coupon!

Kid with Light

Petunia Parker with the beloved 27 LED Portable Worklight/Flashlight, item #: 67227.

 

It will be hard to say good-bye to all the fanfare of this year’s Harby Awards. But as a wise man once said, “Get over it.”

Good tooling and we’ll see you again on the red concrete next year!

Harbor Freight’s 2015 Harby Awards

Harby-Award

The Academy Awards are fast upon us—who cares! What’s much more exciting is the Academy Awards of Harbor Freight Tools of which winners take home the coveted “Harby”!

Here are the nominees:

Best Sound

This year, three major contenders are vying for the Harby for Best Sound. All have delivered strong performances this past year. It’s Ooga vs. Bad Boy vs. Super-Loud for the ultimate sound-off during this year’s Harby Awards!

110 dB Old Fashioned Sound Ooga 12V Air Horn

110 dB Old Fashioned Sound “Ooga” 12V Air Horn
item #: 96291

Bad Boy 12V Air Horn

Bad Boy™ 12V Air Horn
item #: 94117

135 dB Super-Loud 12V Air Horn

135 dB Super-Loud 12V Air Horn
item #: 40134

 

Best Cinematography

The story is told through the eye of a lens. If the lens doesn’t see it, we don’t see it. This year’s nominees captured the movements and moments that compel led us to watch over and over again.

8 Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities

8 Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities
item #: 61229

Weatherproof Color Security Camera with Night Vision

Weatherproof Color Security Camera with Night Vision
item #: 95914

High Resolution Digital Inspection Camera with Recorder

High Resolution Digital Inspection Camera with Recorder
item #: 60695

 

Most Original Tool

Always a competitive category and this year is proving to be no different. Past winners include the Pneumatic Planishing Hammer and the always popular Chain Saw Chain Breaker/Spinner. This year though, the three contenders are promising to make this contest extremely close!

 

English Wheel Kit with Stand

English Wheel Kit with Stand
item #: 68385

 

Pipe Tubing Notcher

Pipe/Tubing Notcher
Item #: 42324

Throatless Shear

Throatless Shear
item #: 38413

 

Best Supporting Tool

A main tool’s performance is often enhanced by uplifting accessories. Sometimes, the primary tool simply couldn’t function without a strong supporting cast—or supporting cast iron depending on the tool. This year witnessed some noteworthy supporting roles…

Folding Tile Saw Stand with Wheels

Folding Tile Saw Stand with Wheels
item #: 69325

3 Ton Steel Jack Stands

3 Ton Steel Jack Stands
item #: 61196

Welding Cabinet

Welding Cabinet
item #: 61705

 

Best Director

Some tools are strongest when directing the way, whether it’s down to the ground, up to the stars or somewhere in between…

 

Plumb Bob With 15 Ft. Line

Plumb Bob With 15 Ft. Line
item #: 66271

Brass Sextant

Brass Sextant
item #: 66096

Self-Leveling Laser Level Kit

Self-Leveling Laser Level Kit
item #: 69243

 

Best Picture

Who knew how photogenic Harbor Freight’s tools could be? While every tool is beautiful in its own way, these nominees were captured at their very best… A picture says a thousand words—which one says “Winner” this year?

 

3 Ton Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with RapidPump

3 Ton Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with RapidPump®
item #: 61386

9000 lb. Off-Road Vehicle Electric Winch with Automatic Load-Holding Brake

9000 lb. Off-Road Vehicle Electric Winch with Automatic Load-Holding Brake
item #: 61346

72 in. 18 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet

72 in. 18 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet
item #: 61656

 

 

Best Score

We’re not talkin’ music here, we’re talking deals that are music to your ears! Whether it’s a Parking Lot Sale purchase, using a 20% off coupon or just cashing in on Harbor Freight’s everyday low prices, these three contenders are running neck and neck for this year’s Best Score Harby!

 

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Jake “The Brawl” Baxter scores the 1000 lb. Capacity Motorcycle Lift, item #: 68892 using a 20% off coupon!

 

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Edge Creehole and his daughter Helen (a.k.a. Hell Bent) score dueling Pipe Wrenches, the 14″ and 48″, items #: 61350 and #: 60529 respectively, during a regular father/daughter weekend trip to Harbor Freight.

 

Kid with Light

And then there’s Petunia Parker with the beloved 27 LED Portable Worklight/Flashlight, item #: 67227. Start ’em young…

 

Cast your votes which will be counted along with our panel of esteemed judges. The winners will be announced on Monday, February 23rd. And congratulations to this year’s nominees!

JACKS OF ALL TRADES

Not all jacks are created equal… and that’s the way it should be because different jacks are designed for different applications. Visit one of Harbor Freight’s 500+ stores or visit harborfreight.com to check out their entire selection of jacks and jack accessories—in fact, get the spouse and kids involved and make it a family jacktivity! Here is a sampling of Harbor Freight’s jacks:

 

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

3 ton Low Profile Steel Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump®
item #: 61282

Designed with dual piston Rapid Pump® technology, this heavy-duty 3-ton floor jack lifts vehicles almost two feet off the ground in just 3-1/2 pumps! Plus, its low profile reaches under most show cars. This is a great industrial quality jack for professional mechanics and hardcore automotive enthusiasts.

 

3 Ton Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with RapidPump®

3 Ton Aluminum Racing Floor Jack with RapidPump®
item #: 61386

The pitcrew style and lightweight design of this aluminum racing is a favorite among auto enthusiasts! The Rapid Pump® high performance aluminum racing jack has a dual parallel pump system that lifts most workloads in just 3 pumps! Constructed of a high-strength aluminum billet, this racing jack has a universal joint release mechanism for controlled descents of your load from any handle position—just  a 1/2 turn release for lightning-fast pit stops!

800 lb. Low Lift Transmission Jack

800 lb. Low Lift Transmission Jack
item #: 60234

This heavy duty low-lift transmission jack is designed for transmission work while the vehicle is on jack stands. This jack features an adjustable tilt saddle with thrust bearings for smooth operation. It also includes heavy-duty 2″ swivel casters, extra wide base for stability and a 48″ safety chain.

2.25 Ton Scissor Jack

2.25 Ton Scissor Jack
item#96406

This trailer jack is great for stabilizing and leveling RVs and travel trailers when parked at the campsite! Constructed of heavy duty steel, this jack lifts up to 4,000 lbs. The trailer jack also bolts to your vehicle’s frame or can be welded to your RV for permanent attachment. Utilizing a smooth operating crank handle, the lift ranges from 4-5/8″ to 23-1/2″.

 

20 ton Air Hydraulic Bottle Jack

20 ton Air Hydraulic Bottle Jack
item #: 95553

This tough jack lifts up to 40,000 lbs. with little effort and features a 48″ long air hose providing the option to power this hydraulic jack with air. Featuring a rugged cast iron base, precision machined steel ram, safety spring ram retention and a twist top for additional height, this outstanding hydraulic jack is ideal for a variety of agricultural, automotive, industrial and construction applications.

 

42 in. Off-Road Farm Jack

42 in. Off-Road Farm Jack
item #: 6530

This jack is like having an extra farm hand—a hand that can lift up to 7,000 lbs.! The multifunction jack is designed for lifting tractors, heavy trucks, pulling posts and poles and even serves as an all-purpose hoist or winch. You can also use this versatile farm jack as a come-along to stretch fence, recover a vehicle or uproot saplings. Now sing along with me… “Old McDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O, and on this farm he had the 42 in. Off-Road Farm Jack, E-I-E-I-O…”

 

1500 lb. Capacity Dual Wheel Swing-Back Boat Trailer Jack

1500 lb. Capacity Dual Wheel Swing-Back Boat Trailer Jack
item #: 67500

This convenient boat trailer jack is easy to turn and has greater stability thanks to its dual wheels which swivel 360 degrees with loads up to 1,500 lbs. The jack mounts permanently to the trailer tongue and folds away when traveling.

We’re barely touching the surface here. Harbor Freight offers over 90 different kinds of jacks alone, not to mention all the jackcessories you’ll need to pump, lift and support your way through virtually any application.

10 Customer Reviews Of Harbor Freight Products That Might Surprise You

HFT mosaic sale pic

As is always the case, this coming weekend’s Parking Lot Sale— our January Blowout— is garnering a lot of interest, particularly from those who are looking to add to their shop and garage for the coming year. Customers will find a number of products on sale that they’re familiar with (maybe some not so much) and have already formed opinions about. However, since there’s nothing like getting it from the horse’s mouth, here are ten customer reviews for products that will be among those on sale, some of which may persuade you in ways you didn’t expect (Note: prices on the individual product pages will reflect the PLS during its run. To see PLS prices now, click on the above image):

 

tool cart 4 door black

U.S. General 26-in. 4-Drawer 580 lb. Capacity Glossy Black Roller Cart

Bought this box two years ago and work out of it almost daily. I use the heck out of this thing and it rides in the back of our box truck work truck strapped in everywhere we go. It is loaded to the max and the wheels and drawers have never failed, and I cannot believe how much stuff I can fit in this box. With four longer carriage bolts you can bolt a 2×4 wood bumper across the back just under the lid and the height elevation lines up perfectly for the lower E-track strap system inside most commercial trucks and trailers. This is a great tool box, worth five times as much in my opinion. Cant go wrong with this.”  B. Hill – Cameron Park, CA

 

motorcycle lift

Pittsburgh Motorcycle 1000 lb. Capacity Motorcycle Lift

I have own this lift for a year and love it! I lift my Harley Davidson Street Glide and Soft Tail with with no problem. Also, a couple of my friend’s Ultra Classics. I’ve used it for maintenance, and repair on my bikes. This lift has saved me a lot of cash and allows me to do all my own bike services. Not to mention all that free beer my buddies bring over to use my lift! Read all the info that comes with it. It will tell you to put hyd. oil in the lift. I’ve left bikes on it for weeks at a time and it holds firmly. Yes it’s heavy, but it works great.”  USMCVet – AZ

 

90 amp flux wire welder

Chicago Electric Welding 90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder

I have a nice Hobart MIG, but it’s heavy and requires 240V. I bought this welder for welding in areas I don’t have 240V, but since I bought it, the Hobart has barely been touched. This welder is light, works great, and could not be more convenient. I’ve had it for a year or so, and it’s been dragged to races, and probably has ten or so hours of welding on it. It hasn’t missed a beat. If it died tomorrow, I’d happily go buy another one without complaint. I’ve done a fair amount with it… made a coffee table out of wrought iron, made a pit-cart, and swapped the entire body of a Toyota Pickup onto a Mercedes. It’s gotten some use, needless to say. It lays down nice welds for flux-core, and while it probably won’t last forever, the quality is surprisingly good. Gun feels a little flimsy and can get hot, but it’s never really bothered me. It’s one of my favorite HF purchases. Also, they include a full spool of wire, which impressed me.”  Ted – Spartanburg, SC

 

welding cabinet

Chicago Electric Welding Cabinet

I own and run a busy sculptural blacksmith shop and now have 3 of these carts. I have my MIG, Tig and Plasma cutter on each cart and I use them everyday. I love the working height of these carts and that they have well-built heavy drawers for storing tools and consumables. I am very hard on my equipment and tend to overload my carts with no problems. My work are is now cleaner and more organized.This cart is mostly assembled.You have to screw on wheels,casters, handle, tanks brackets and hose hooks. This took me about 15 minutes on the first cart and maybe 10 minutes on the other two.”  Bender Dave – Maine

 

tile brick saw 10 inch

Chicago Electric 10-in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw

I am a patio installation professional, but I was working on a multifaceted concrete paver project on my own home. I wanted a low-cost saw that I could use exclusively for this purpose without slowing my crews down by borrowing their tools. One thing that I learned: this saw specifically states in the product manual that it is to be used with a CONTINUOUS RIM diamond blade, not segmented. However, I had already purchased a segmented diamond blade and it worked fine to cut my pavers.

I performed approximately 100 linear ft. of paver cuts on the first project, then another 50 linear ft. on the second project. Initially, the saw started up fine. This saw has a 15 amp draw, so make sure you size your extension cord properly as to not blow a fuse or trip a breaker. I used a 12-gauge 25′ extension cord to be safe. The pump worked great. I took special care to properly clean the pump and saw surface after each use. Plenty of power, smooth swift cuts that look great upon completion. Sliding guide plate was properly adjusted to make straight cuts, and saw arm can be used in a fixed or downward motion. Did many angled cuts. Used it on 2 3/8″ pavers and 4″ block, no problem.

In my experience a pump needs to be properly cleaned and no allowed to freeze or dry up after each use. I stored my pump in a bucket of water at room temperature between used and had no issues. Also, keep your slurry water changed regularly as to avoid it binding up your pump.

Next project planned is a tile project in bathrooms/kitchen. Most reviews say it works great. I am also planning to go ahead and buy the stand, as it will be more convenient.

I have owned and used many different wet saws during my career and one thing is for sure: these saws take a beating with brick dust, vibration, loading/unloading, etc. It’s my opinion that it’s ridiculous to invest $1k in a saw that lasts just as long as this one. I recommend this product to the novice because it’s safe if procedures are followed, and to the beginning professional who has knowledge enough to appreciate a good value on site.”  XMark – Indianapolis, IN

 

12K winch

Badlands 12000 lb. Off-Road Vehicle Electric Winch with Automatic Load-Holding Brake

I just used this with the HF hitch mount receiver. I pulled my 2500HD with 8-ft plow out from being buried in heavy snow to the frame on an incline (I was pulling UP hill!). I used a winch block to gain some extra pull, but the winch and mount had NO problems moving the truck. I attempted to pull the truck with other trucks and a loader with no luck. I couldn’t believe how easy it moved. I have used other name brand winches in the past, and yes they are faster and have a longer duty cycle (which I exceeded with the HF and had no signs of motor overheating) but they do come with a HEFTY price tag that I will no longer justify. If you don’t need it or use it everyday, you can’t afford NOT to buy this. Really, it would have cost me a few hundred for a tow. Overall its great product and well worth the money.”  Sierra – CT

 

 8750-7000 watt generator
Predator 8750 Peak/7000 Running Watts, 13 HP (420cc) Generator EPA III

I bought the generator because my uncle has this one,, and he swears by it..Sure enough this bad boy powers the house …I have the fridge ,, upright freezer,, central air,, big screen tv,,, electric water heater ,, ADT…and it runs it all.(.Dont get crazy ,, but run the essentials)..Just have an electrician wire it up 30amp style to your electric pannel , and your golden..I did load it a little heave once and it threw the breaker on the generator,, but I just pushed the button to reset and we were rolling again..Easy pull start too,, buy a battery , and it just starts with the push of a button..also buy the wheel kit,, , you will need it to move it around.”  Not-in-the-Dark, Crossville, TN

 

6.5 gas engine

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

 I put this motor on my roto-tiller last year and wanted to get a full year of service before writing a review. ‘Awesome’ is the word that comes to mind. WHAT AN EASY INSTALL!!! Fell right into the mounting bolts. The motor is easy to start and control, the most dependable I have ever used. Fuel use is great and it is pretty quiet for a 6 HP motor. I am buying another just to have a spare for any other projects that come up. Thanks, Harbor Freight, for a good price on a great product!”  Garden Man – Swedesboro, NJ

 

IR Temperature Gun

Cen-Tech Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer With Laser Targeting

I bought mine years ago to monitor the oil temperature in my turkey fryer, and it worked great! Then I used it to monitor the temp of my parts while powder coating (350 – 450 degrees), and it works great for that too. On performance engines with individual exhaust runners, I use it to spot a rich or lean cylinder. If you have a Weber kettle BBQ grill, it works good to monitor the cooking temp.”  Curt – IL

 

3-in-1 jump starter

Cen-Tech 3-in-1 Jump Starter and Power Supply

I bought this in the winter of 2005, and it has been a life saver every year. I don’t know how it has lasted as long as it has, but I plug it in for recharge any time I use it and just keep it in my truck the rest of the time. I have helped dozens of other drivers along the way as well as myself at each year among the 4 cars we own. This is going on 7 years, and I just used it again this morning, and it still charges to over 14 volts, and it will still crank a 350 over and over. I plugged a USB DC outlet into the jump starter to see if i could charge my phone with it and it worked.Get one!”  chefrick – CT

Let This Shop Crane Do the Heavy Lifting…

Whether you need a general shop crane or an engine hoist for your garage, the 1 Ton Capacity Foldable Shop Crane (Item #: 69512) gives you the power and convenience you need in a lifting tool. Easily adjustable, smoothly maneuverable, and a breeze to use, this shop crane from Harbor Freight Tools is a must-have for anyone lifting heavy equipment up to 2,000 lbs. Even if you pride yourself on your own personal strength and powerlifting abilities, no one will think less of you for having a reliable lifting tool for some occasional assistance. In fact, people will be impressed at your foresight and humility. Not to mention, your impressive frugality for spending just $179.99 on an item that retails for double that elsewhere!

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When it’s in use, this shop crane is the center of attention in any shop or garage, handling the heavy lifting with ease. Smooth-rolling double bearing casters let you get the tool into the best location for the job, no matter if it’s in the shop, the driveway, or the backyard. And when the job is done, the crane folds away for even easier storage so it’s out of the way until you need it again. But, we won’t judge you for wanting to leave this awesome shop crane out in the open, just so the neighbors can see it.

“I picked this up with an amazing price to pull the engine out of my MGB. I took it home in two boxes and put it together in less than an hour. I added a bit of extra jack oil and bled it as directed in the instructions, not sure if that was needed or not. In any case, the ram worked very well and held the engine up overnight when I needed to interrupt the project. Due to the position of the engine in the car, I needed to set the crane up at the longer, 1/4 ton position. No problems lifting the near 500lb engine and transmission combo out of the car. The legs squeezed between the front wheels and under the front spoiler, even with the rear end jacked up. I’m also very happy with how tightly this crane folds up and out of the way. It’s not a tool I’ll use every day, so it’s nice that it is easy to store without taking up too much space. This is a great product that does what it’s supposed to do at a great price!” – by Brian from Colorado

Amazing price + No problems = Very happy. Well put, Brian.

“I bought this because I had 5 very large bushes to remove from my property that were in a tight spot. I used this and Item#44847 to pop them right out of the ground after seeing a video of it online. Worked like a charm and in about 2 hours I had them all out… I was covered head to toe in dirt but it was well worth it!” – by Troyallen from Chicago, IL

That’s right. This crane isn’t just for lifting engines. There is a wide array of lifting, hoisting, and pulling jobs this crane can handle safely and efficiently. With an included ram, chain, and hook, you’ll have everything you need to get started on your own lifting jobs right away. And with this awesome item from Harbor Freight, you’ll be finished just as fast!