Haul Heavy Loads Without Marring Surfaces!

400 lb. Capacity 1 in. x 15 ft. Ratcheting Tie Downs 4 Pc

The 400 lb. Capacity 1 in. x 15 ft. Ratcheting Tie Downs adjust easily to secure loads to truck beds, roof racks and trailers—and with vinyl covered S hooks, they prevent painted surfaces from getting marred. Plus, These ratcheting tie-downs have an easy quick-release that unlocks only when the ratchet handle is open.

Customers love the quality, ease of use and variety of applications:

 

These are the best tie downs. I have used these for so many things over the years … Cannot say enough about them. Everybody should own a set of these. – Frank, Bellville, OH

These are great! Just what I needed. The right length for many uses and easy to use. – Netx1, Phoenix, AZ

I use these straps to secure my Quads on a trailer and always carry extra ones in my truck. For the price, ya just can’t go wrong and having them has saved my rear several times. – Rompinreed, Prescott Valley, AZ

These straps will work well and show up nice and bright, and are easy to use. I keep an extra set in my truck at all times as well as a pair on my four wheeler. – Kenhunts, Oshberg, WI

I needed strap clamps to glue up some centerpiece boxes I am making for my daughter’s wedding. These did the job without having to spend a bundle on special woodworking clamps. I already had the corner pieces that come with the special woodworking clamps so these strap clamps worked like a charm. The special corner pieces keep the corners tight and keep the straps away from the wood and glue. Very satisfied. – Otisco Jim, Syracuse, NY

Pick up a set … or two … or more at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

400 lb. Capacity 1 in. x 15 ft. Ratcheting Tie Downs 4 Pc
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Best in Tow

 

1195 lb. Capacity 48 in. x 96 in. Heavy Duty Folding Trailer62648_zzz_500

You want a trailer that can haul a bunch of gear but without taking up a footprint big enough to build a house on! Harbor Freight has the solution with the 1195 lb. Capacity 48 in. x 96 in. Heavy Duty Folding Trailer. While plywood decking can be added to create a 48 in. x 96 in. bed, the trailer only takes up 24 in. x 63 in. of floor space when folded.

The trailer features built-in slots for stake siding on the frame, three leaf spring suspension and two 4.8 x 12 in. diameter tires. Customer love this folding utility trailer:

I’ve been wanting to buy a trailer for a long time. I didn’t want to have to create a dedicated area of my yard to store a trailer and have it constantly exposed to the elements. This trailer solves this problem! It folds into a relatively small footprint that easily fits inside a garage or storage building. It’s very lightweight, so you can haul it with a passenger car or light truck … – meansjj, Plano, TX

This is the best bang for your buck on the trailer marketplace … – Erick, Auburn, MI

The trailer is being utilized for my jon boat. Makes it easy to put in water and is just the right length for the boat … – Mr. T, Winter Haven, FL

You can pick up the 1195 lb. Capacity 48 in. x 96 in. Heavy Duty Folding Trailer at your local Harbor Freight store. The only way it trails the competition is on price!

1195 lb. Capacity 48 in. x 96 in. Heavy Duty Folding Trailer
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Moving Up!

30 In x 19 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly

Move furniture, equipment, cartons and more with the 30 In x 19 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly from Harbor Freight Tools!

This all-purpose moving dolly is a versatile material handling tool for any home, shop or professional garage! The dolly is made of heavy-duty hardwood with a carpeted surface that prevents slippage while protecting finishes and surfaces. The moving dolly allows you to maneuver and position items up to 1,000 lbs. easily on smooth-rolling, 2-3/4” hard rubber swivel casters.

Customers love this moving dolly:

I was looking for a dolly that I could use to haul a Cal king mattress. This fits the bill perfectly. Will also use it for moving other objects like a bookcase and recliner chair. The dolly rolls easy and it steers without difficulty. – Steve L., Gardnerville, NV

Built well. Very affordable and does exactly what I need it to do. – Bob, Los Angeles, CA

The dollies are very useful for moving my woodworking machines around my shop as I have a small area to work. They are a great help. Just what I needed. – Fred, Biddeford, ME

Get rolling to your local Harbor Freight Tools store to pick up your 30 In x 19 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly. In fact, pick up a few—our biggest complaint about this item is that once customers started using one, they had to make a return trip to buy more!

30 In x 19 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly
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Moving Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!

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Moving can be a real hassle, but with the 18 In x 12 In. 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly from Harbor Freight, it can be a breeze! This compact moving dolly saves your back when transporting heavy boxes, furniture or other big items up to 1000 pounds! The moving dolly features carpeted touch points to protect surfaces, non-marring hard rubber swivel casters and a heavy-duty hardwood frame for durability.

Here’s what customers are saying:

I use this product all over my house. Moving large potted plants, heavy items in the garage and even furniture. I love this thing. Very well built and you cannot beat the price. Thomas F., Escondido, CA

Used this to move an oil tank in the house I am remodeling. Next, I put my generator on it, rolls easily around. Does a good job! – Pete, Saxton, PA

We had to move a piece of exercise equipment from inside our home to the garage. Normally, it would’ve taken at least 4 people to lift this equipment and move it, but with the two dollies, it was so easy to move it around, throughout the house and into the garage. –  Retired, North Las Vegas, NY

You can pick up the 18 In x 12 In. 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly at your local Harbor Freight Tools store. Your back will thank you …

18 In x 12 In. 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly
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TOP 5 MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL FROM HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS

You might think of Harbor Freight as the place to shop for vocational school but you may not be aware that Harbor Freight is a great place to shop for general back-to-school items as well. Below are five must-have items available at all Harbor Freight stores nationwide! And with Harbor Freight’s ridiculously low prices, you’ll feel a lot better before your son or daughter heads off to the University of Drastically Expensive & Burdensome Tuition, a.k.a. U of DEBT.

For moving into the dorm room, you just can’t beat the 18 In x 12-1/4 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly. It’s lightweight but can carry heavy load after heavy load.

18 In x 12.25 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly

18 In x 12-1/4 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly
Item #61899

 

Things break… book shelves, chair backs, desk handles, you name it! The quick fix is right at your fingertips with the 130 Pc Tool Set with Case from Harbor Freight. From screwdrivers and pliers to a hammer and tape measure, this tool set contains 130 of the most commonly used tools and accessories. With this tool set, you can fix practically everything but a broken heart.
130 Pc Tool Set with Case

130 Pc Tool Set with Case
Item #68998

 

 

After studying hard, you’ll need a road trip to blow off some steam and refresh your knowledge-wary brain. It’s never hard to find friends to join you. The last thing you need is to get stuck somewhere with a dead battery. That’s where the 3-in-1 Jump Starter and Power Supply comes in. With this device, you can jump start a weak or dead battery, run/charge 12VDC auto, RV, marine or other portable appliances that draw up to 10 amps or illuminate an area with the built-in worklight.

3-in-1 Jump Starter and Power Supply

3-in-1 Jump Starter and Power Supply
Item #38391

 

A good combination lock is mandatory equipment to secure class or gym lockers, bikes, storage chests and more. Harbor Freight offers this tried and true classic featuring a solid steel alloy shackle and chrome-plated finish.

Combination Padlock

Combination Padlock
Item #92769

 

“Laptops and tablets and cell phones, oh my!” said the electrical outlet. But you don’t need a wizard to solve the power problem—you just need the 4 Outlet Power Strip from Harbor Freight Tools! Features include a heavy duty 24 in. power cord, lighted on/off switch with integrated 15 amp circuit breaker, slotted housing for wall or bench mounting and four three-prong grounded outlets.

4 Outlet Power Strip

4 Outlet Power Strip
Item #91334

 

To check out more useful back-to-school items, visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

LEARN HOW TO TIE DOWN CARGO USING A SIMPLE KNOT

Three-eighths In. x 100 ft. Diamond Braid Rope

This past weekend, I borrowed a friend’s pickup truck to move some furniture, including a mattress. Before loading up the truck, I had a sudden flashback to the past thirty years of driving, recalling countless delays on the freeway because some coocoolabanza didn’t know how to tie down a load properly and the spilled cargo was left on the road to become a traffic hazard. Then I thought how many times had I lost an item or twelve because I was the coocoolabanza who didn’t know how to tie down the cargo properly! Now was the time to end coocoolabanzaitis once and for all. I did a bit of research and came across this great video showing how to tie down cargo using a simple knot. It comes from Jeff Roberts at dirtyshirt.info. Click on the video to check it out!

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Of course, the best knot in the world has a fat chance of working without rope—and that’s where Harbor Freight comes in—check out their large selection of rope! And be sure to select rope that has an adequate working load depending on your cargo.

Harbor Freight also carries ratcheting tie downs for securing loads to truck beds, roof racks and trailers. For all your moving and hauling needs, be sure to visit one of Harbor Freight’s 550 stores nationwide!

Harbor Freight Moving Blankets Have You Covered

Moving is tough.  And not just because you’ve got to change your address, forward your mail, find new local restaurants and get your internet hooked back up.  You’ve also got to get your furniture safely moved without damaging or scratching any of it. Some may consider this a nearly impossible task, but at Harbor Freight, we’ve got you covered.

When securing furniture (or anything you’re transporting for that matter) mover’s blankets are crucial.  And at Harbor Freight Tools, we’ve got a few different types to choose from which can be useful for a variety of jobs and tasks.  But if you’re looking to cover a large area (or large item), then you’ll want to grab the economy sized 72” x 80” Moving Blanket (Item #: 66537).

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First of all, while these blankets are often called mover’s blankets or furniture pads, the usefulness of these items extends far beyond just moving furniture.  Obviously, the main use for mover’s blankets is protecting your furniture or other items when using ratchet straps, tie downs or winch straps.  The pads keep your cargo from being broken or scratched during transport and they also give you some peace of mind when you’re driving that U-Haul and trying to make it through traffic with no rear-view mirror.  Plus, unlike paper pads, mover’s blankets won’t tear during transport and can be used again and again.

“This product went on sale just when I needed to insulate “Fidos” house, keeping him warm. He has to be called to come out of there now! These blankets also work wonders for tent camping flooring, or extra protection in case you vehicle is stalled along the road in winter. Can also be used to get a grip on icy spots from spinning, in place of sand, to get going again. Very durable, with multiple uses. Folds up and packs away nicely in trunk. I have at least 6 or more ready always. No complaints.” – by Daddycat from Memphis, TN

“I spent my college summers working for a local mover and learned about all the tools of the trade. My wife and I recently bought a new dining room table including two leafs. The table leafs didn’t come with any protective covering when not in use. I recalled my moving days and the nice thick pads we used to protect customer’s furniture. Harbor Freight had exactly what I needed. Upon arrival I was not disappointed. Worked perfectly.” – by TotallySatisfied from Pittsburgh, PA

Even if you aren’t in the process of moving, these mover’s blankets still have a multitude of uses around the home and garage that will make them well worth the money.  These big blankets are made of a cotton/poly blend with reinforced stitching to maintain strength and longevity for repeated use, which make them ideal for lying comfortably on the garage floor or driveway when working under your vehicle.  Even if you only use these blankets just as regular old blankets for spreading out and having a picnic in the park or laying out in the sun, they still hold up to repeated use and wear and tear!  So whether you’re moving, about to move or have no intentions of moving anytime soon, these blankets are still versatile items to keep handy!

BETTER THAN DUCT TAPE AND A PRAYER

In a recent MIT engineering study, an experiment was conducted moving large loads of materials using devices and methods employed by average Joes. The control group used the weather-resistant 400 lb. Capacity 1 in. x 15 ft. Ratcheting Tie Downs 4 Pc (item #: 61524) set from Harbor Freight Tools to secure various loads to truck beds, roof racks and trailers. The vinyl covered S-hooks prevented marring on painted surfaces and held firm. The ratchet handles made it easy to adjust the strap length and the handle levers allowed the test subjects to pull the straps tight. The result? Out of 30 loads tested, nothing happened. All 30 loads traveled from point A to point B without incident.

400 lb. Capacity 1 in. x 15 ft. Ratcheting Tie Downs 4 Pc

The next group used the most often employed method of transport—duct tape and a prayer. Out of the 30 loads tested, 29 loads ended up strewn across the highway from point A to point B causing several fender benders and numerous traffic delays. The one load that did make it was a 1500 lb. concrete block—hard to say to that the duct tape or the prayer really helped in that scenario.

So, if you want to secure large loads, get the  400 lb. Capacity 1 in. x 15 ft. Ratcheting Tie Downs 4 Pc set during Harbor Freight’s 50% OFF Sale running through April 27th at all Harbor Freight stores! On the other hand, if you’re paranoid about transporting large loads and not being able to find your way back without leaving a trail, then by all means, stick with duct tape and a prayer.

400 lb. Capacity 1 in. x 15 ft. Ratcheting Tie Downs 4 Pc
item #: 61524

 

Tale of the Tape

Sometimes the simplest tools can be the most effective.  Any do-it-yourselfer knows how essential tough, reliable tape can be and no self-respecting handyman would be caught without it.  Duct tape and electrical tape both are two indispensable items that you can never have enough of.  And, when it comes to high quality expendables, Harbor Freight Tools has everything you need.  Whether it’s traditional duct tape or electrical tape, with these handy items, you’ll be able to handle any sticky situation.

There’s no denying that duct tape is one of the most versatile and useful tools in the world.  If you don’t have a roll somewhere in your toolbox or garage, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself in a tight spot at one point or another and wish you did.  For just $4.29, you can pick up a big roll of 2” x 50 Yard Cloth Back Silver Duct Tape (or 4 rolls for $14.99) and be ready for just about anything.  From the more traditional uses like repairing air ducts and handling small household projects to more unique applications like patching a hole in a tarp or fixing broken hoses, duct tape can be a life-saver as well as just unbelievably useful.

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“Incredibly strong, durable and very long lasting. I can honestly say it is the best duct tape I have ever used.” – by PRIMETIME from Houston, Tx

“I recently bought a roll of this tape and I am really impressed with its performance. It sticks as good as duct tape costing two times the price.” – by ironduke from Parts Unknown

So what about you electricians out there?  Need to stock up on electrical tape?  Of course you do because this stuff is the cousin of duct tape and just as important to have on hand.  Heavy duty electrical tape not only provides insulation for wiring jobs but also handles other tasks in a pinch.  With a tight grip and the ability to conform to sharp contours, electrical tape is pretty handy as just regular old tape too.  How many rolls of 60’ x 3/4″ Industrial Grade Electrical Tape do you think you could get for $4.99?  How about 10?  Only Harbor Freight sticks by that kind of deal.

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“I recently had to cut open some wire looms I’d taped up a few years back to move some harnesses and I noticed how well this stuff held up under the hood, through Michigan winters and salt. It’s about time to buy more so I figured I’d go ahead and review it. I like it!” – by EvilSteve from Warren, MI

You don’t have to be a professional grade contractor or run a repair shop to benefit from duct tape or electrical tape.  These are items that anyone should have readily available, just in case.  Even if they don’t provide a permanent solution, reliable tape can solve lots of problems temporarily and allow you to get some professional help if necessary.  But, if you like to handle things yourself, don’t hesitate to load up on this terrific tape.

Get a Load of These Steel Loading Ramps!

Getting large equipment, ATVs, or anything heavy into the bed of your pick-up truck is now easier than ever! The days of straining your back and begging unwilling neighbors for help are gone thanks to the easy-to-use Steel Loading Ramps from Harbor Freight Tools.  With these simple ramps on hand, you’ll have no trouble loading recreational vehicles, appliances, motorbikes, and anything up to 1,000 pounds into your truck, van, or trailer.  And they’re more reliable and safer than wooden planks or self-made ramps.  Because, let’s face it, when you’re working with heavy items, safety should be priority number one.

Whether you’re taking the big air compressor out to the job site, loading your riding mower for repairs, or taking an old refrigerator off to the junk yard, there’s no telling when you might need to load up or unload some heavy stuff.  The loading ramps take a split second to set up and, when you’re done, they store easily in your truck or workshop.  And if that info doesn’t get you ramped up for these helpful items, maybe these actual customer reviews will:

“Have had these for 20 years or more. Mainly use them to load a 500 lb. electric wheelchair in my minivan (use them to load everything and anything that has wheels too… rider mower, go-cart, steam cleaner and even some things that don’t).  Well worth it.” – by stonekeeper from Pennsylvania

“These are great. Yes they are a bit heavy and don’t fold but these will get the job done. No issues and I have not flexed one yet. Use them all the time too. Abuse them also with no issues.” – by GiXeR from Midlothian, Va

“I use these all the time for loading stuff into my enclosed trailer, to load heavy boxes, etc… They are very safe and have stood up to my everyday use for the last year and half. I even ran over them once with my farm tractor, 100 HP tractor. Didn’t hurt them. So don’t be afraid to buy.” – by Dishtech43 Dave from Parts Unknown

Even if you use these ramps frequently, they hold up and make your life a little bit easier.  I certainly wouldn’t recommend running them over with your tractor but it’s nice to know that Dishtech Dave has done the research for us.  So if you’re looking for an easy way to load stuff onto your vehicle, don’t be afraid to buy these tough Steel Loading Ramps at your local Harbor Freight store!