Looking for Outdoor Power Tools with the Muscle of Gas but the Convenience of Cordless?

Discover the Missing Lynxx—and Better Than Gas™ Performance!

 

Whacking weeds, trimming hedges, pruning trees … it takes tools with a lot of power to efficiently handle those kinds of demanding tasks. Using gas-powered tools can be cumbersome and requires constant maintenance. Lynxx cordless power tools provide Better Than Gas performance—instant start-up with no emissions or engine maintenance.

 

40V Lithium Cordless Pole Saw
Professional tree trimmers can charge a fortune—but you can get professional results when you do it yourself with this Lynxx pole saw. The tool extends from 6 ft. up to 8 ft. 10 in. providing ample reach to safely cut down high limbs. The tool also features a 10 in. bar with an Oregon® chain and automatic chain oiler for hassle-free lubrication. The 40V battery with on-board LED power gauge delivers more power and longer run times on a single charge compared to other cordless pole saws on the market. Plus, the battery is interchangeable with all Lynxx 40V outdoor tools.

 

40V Lithium 14 in. Cordless Chain Saw
Say good-bye to mixing gas and oil! This electric chain saw is ideal for pruning as well as cutting limbs and fallen branches up to 14 inches thick!  The tool features a powerful brushless motor that starts instantly and runs quietly. The oversize comfort grip reduces fatigue while the low kick-back design provides added safety. An automatic chain oiler keeps the chain lubricated during use.

 

40V Lithium Cordless Blower
Now you can clear leaves and debris without waking up the neighborhood! This efficient, lightweight blower is ultra-quiet at 65 dB yet delivers a cyclonic output of up to 480 CFM with 150 MPH turbo fan power. Additional features include a brushless motor and variable speed dial for ultimate control!

 

40V Lithium Cordless Hedge Trimmer
Quickly trim and shape hedges and shrubs without the danger of a power cord getting in the way. This high power cordless hedge trimmer features a dual action, double-sided trimming blade, oversized comfort grip to reduce fatigue and safety switch. Cut shoots and branches up to 3/4 in. in diameter!

 

40V Lithium Cordless String Trimmer
It’s really two tools in one—an edger and weed whacker. This lightweight yet powerful cordless string trimmer has automatic line feed for less down time. Features include a shaft that conveniently extends 12 inches and an adjustable side handle. The lithium-ion battery has an on-board LED power gauge so you know when to change it.

 

40V Lithium-Ion Battery
Get a full charge in just 60 minutes—and enough power to handle an entire yard’s worth of work! But it never hurts to have an extra battery or two for extended jobs. Compatible with all Lynxx 40V outdoor power tools, this lithium-ion battery has no “memory effect” so a full charge delivers consistent performance

 

Visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store and experience the Better than Gas performance of Lynxx cordless outdoor power tools.

 

Get Your Firewood Ready!

Log splitters make winter prep quick and easy

In the middle of a hot summer, it may seem strange to discuss prepping for cold weather, but when it comes to firewood—it’s the perfect time! The reason is that wood needs time to season which means drying it out so the moisture content drops to a low level which enables the wood to burn better. Cut wood can have up to 50% moisture by weight. Well-seasoned wood should have between 15-20% moisture by weight to burn optimally.

To get your wood fuel supply ready, here are four tips:

Cut wood to the right length for your stove, fireplace or furnace. A good rule of thumb is three inches shorter than the firebox width or length depending on how you load your wood. Pieces longer than 16 inches are generally more awkward to handle.

Split it to the right size depending on where you’re burning it. When splitting, keep smaller pieces for kindling. Splitting can be a real chore—but with a log splitter, it can be real fun! Consider these models:

10 Ton Hydraulic Log Splitter
You can split logs up to 18 inches long and 6-1/2 inches in diameter (depending on wood density) with this Central Machinery log splitter. Manually work the jack handles to generate up to 10 tons of splitting force. The extra-long handles provide good leverage. The compact size is ideal for convenient storage.

 

5 ton Log Splitter
Split logs up to 10 inches in diameter with this Central Machinery electric log splitter featuring a powerful 1.8 horsepower motor. The unit also features 6-inch wheels for transport, easy grip handle and compact size for convenient storage.

 

20 ton Log Splitter
Put the power of a 212cc gas-powered 6.5 HP Predator engine behind your firewood prep! This heavy-duty unit tackles logs 23-1/2 inches long and 16 inches in diameter. It has 16-inch wheels for easy transport and is towable. Note: this unit is not for sale in California.

 

Pile in a single row exposed to the sun and wind to get the moisture content under 20%. The pile should be placed in an area where the sun can warm it and wind blow through it to faciliate drying. The wood should be raised off the ground to prevent rotting and mold. Also, do not stack the wood too high for safety and be sure to stabilize the stack with cross pieces and solid ends (e.g. a post driven into the ground – see pic).

 

Let the wood dry at least six months for proper seasoning. If you live in more humid areas or use dense wood like oak, you may have to give it more time. Come fall, move the wood to a dry sheltered area that’s fully protected from rain and snow. It’s ill-advised to store a large amount of wood in your house due to the potential of mold growth which can contaminate your indoor air. To determine moisture content, you can use a wood moisture gauge or go by as many of these indicators as possible:

  • Check for cracks in the end grain
  • Look for wood that darkens from white or cream color to grey or yellow as it dries
  • Bang two pieces together—dry pieces sound hollow while wet pieces sound solid and dull
  • Split a piece—if the exposed surface feels damp, it’s not seasoned enough
  • Burn some—dry wood ignites and burns easily while wet wood is hard to light and hisses in the fire

Don’t get caught in the cold! Preparing for winter can be a fun warm-weather project with a little help from log splitters available at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

 

 

 

Source material:
woodheat.org
Log splitter review

Performance Under Pressure

Tackle the toughest cleaning jobs with a pressure washer!

A pressure washer is far more than a glorified hose. In fact, a pressure washer is a versatile tool that enables you to tackle numerous cleaning tasks quickly and easily. There are three key factors to consider when purchasing a pressure washer: pressure (PSI – pounds per square inch), waterflow (GPM – gallons per minute) and work (HP –  horsepower).

Pressure/PSI is especially important when considering applications. Light duty (1000-1900 PSI) is good for cleaning vehicles, boats, bricks, fences and decks. Medium duty (2000-2900 PSI) is ideal for cleaning your house, larger vehicles including airplanes and fleet trucks, pools, sidewalks, driveways, roofs, exhaust vents and garages. Heavy duty (3000-5000 PSI) is best for stripping paint, heavy grease stains, concrete restoration and clogged pipes.

Waterflow helps determine time of cleaning—the higher the GPM, the less time it will take for the dirt to be removed from the surface. The lower the GPM, the longer it will take for the same job.

Work facilitates the pressure and waterflow respectively. In general, the more horsepower an engine has, the better it can facilitate higher pressure and waterflow. More power translates into finishing the job quicker as well as a longer life expectancy of the unit.

Now that you’ve determined the types of jobs you’ll be performing, it’s time to go pressure washer shopping! Next stop—Harbor Freight Tools!

 

2500 PSI, 2.4 GPM, 4 HP (160cc) Pressure Washer EPA/CARB
This gas-powered pressure washer is designed for tough jobs with up to 2500 PSI, 2.4 GPM and 4 HP of cleaning power. Two heavy-duty pneumatic tires make transport and positioning easy while a long-reach (25 ft.) high pressure hose allows you to clean wide areas. Additional features include an EPA/CARB certified 160cc Predator engine with low oil sensor and recoil start for optimal performance, commercial grade axial pump, five quick-connect tips and chemical/detergent injector on the pump.

3100 PSI, 2.8 GPM, 6.5 HP (212cc) Pressure Washer CARB
When you want even more power, this pressure washer is the ticket! It generates up to 3100 PSI, 2.8 GPM and 6.5 HP. The pressure washer also features two heavy-duty pneumatic tires, 25-ft. pressure hose, commercial grade axial pump, five quick-connect tips, chemical/detergent injector on the pump—and CARB-certified 212cc Predator engine with low oil sensor and recoil start.

1750 PSI 1.3 Electric Pressure Washer
For lighter duty jobs like power-cleaning walls, yard equipment and vehicles, this electric pressure washer delivers up to 1750 PSI.  Lightweight and portable, this pressure washer features 4-in. diameter wheels and a 20 ft. pressure hose. When the trigger is released, the flow stops automatically to prolong motor life.

Here a few tips when using a pressure washer:

Wear appropriate safety attire. That means safety googles and protective footwear like rubber boots—might as well make them waterproof. Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt are also advised for protecting your limbs from flying dirt and debris.

Protect plants and breakable objects. It’s easy for items to get damaged if accidentally hit with a high-pressure stream of water. Simply move or cover items to protect them.

Prep the pressure washer for use. Sounds basic but it will save you a lot of hassle! If it’s a gas-powered pressure washer, fill it with the appropriate engine oil and gasoline—do not fill it while it’s on! If it’s a plug-in washer, plug it in to a properly grounded outlet.

Connect the water supply hose (e.g. garden hose) to the inlet. Turn on the water supply before turning on the pressure washer to avoid damaging the pump.

Fill the reservoir with a detergent solution if you want extra cleaning power. Make sure the solution is compatible for use with a pressure washer.

Attach the proper spray tip to the nozzle. Certain tips may be required when using detergent. Be sure to read the user manual carefully.

Position the spray tip at least 2 feet from the surface. When starting to pressure wash, it’s better to start further back and gradually move closer. You may risk damaging the surface if you hold the tip closer than 12 inches.

Move the spray in a side-to-side motion. Don’t spray too long in any one spot.

Apply detergent starting low and moving upwards. Allow the detergent to soak for at least three minutes before rinsing. Don’t let it dry—rinse the surface by spraying water from the top down.

Flush the system if using detergent. When the job is completed, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for flushing the system.

 

Once you start using a pressure, you’ll truly wonder how you ever got along without one. To view the pressure washers featured above, visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

 

Source material:
ultimate washer
wikiHow

 

 

Spring Tree Pruning

With a Little Help from the Portland 7 Amp Electric Pole Saw

Tree pruning can be a real hassle. Sure, you could hire a professional—but that could run thousands of dollars, which is why most people like to do it themselves. With the Portland 7 Amp Electric Pole Saw, you can make quick work of tree pruning—saving time and money while facilitating good health for your trees. Before you go firing up the pole saw though, there are a few things you should know that could make the difference between beneficial trimming and a detrimental crew cut!

Experts agree that the best time to trim most trees is when they’re leafless in winter. However, if you can prune before they start growing, that still counts as dormant pruning and ideal due to the benefits.

But spring is in full swing, so is it too late? Not by a long shot. Here are a few general guidelines to follow if you’re pruning in spring.

  • Don’t remove more than 10% of the tree’s branches
  • Remove dead, dying or decaying branches
  • Prune enough for aesthetics without going over board—shape the tree, don’t butcher it!

Note that overpruning in spring could limit a tree’s bloom potential for the year as well as make it more vulnerable to insect infestation and disease. However, there are several trees that could especially benefit from trimming in late spring or summer—maple, walnut and birch trees. Pruning in winter tends to cause these species to ooze more sap!

There are other trees for which pruning is recommended once they’re done with their spring blooming: apricot, chokecherry, crabapple, dogwood, flowering cherry, flowering plum, juneberry, lilac and magnolia.

Caution: There are trees you should never prune in spring—or summer and fall for that matter, including oaks (to reduce the chance of oak wilt), elms (to reduce the chance of Dutch elm disease), sycamores (to reduce the chance of anthracnose) and honey locust trees (to reduce the chance of stem cankers).

Now that we’ve covered the basics, it’s time to get pruning! The Portland 7 Amp Electric Pole Saw is ideal to meet your pruning needs. The power tool features a 9-1/2 bar with 3/8 in. pitch Oregon® chain, automatic chain oiler, easy chain adjustment and safety features including hand guard and reduced-kickback design. And no need for a ladder—the saw features a telescoping fiberglass pole that extends from 6 ft. to 8 ft, 10 in. In addition to assembly, care, operation and safety instructions, the user manual also provides helpful pruning tips.

Cutting tip from the Portland 7 Amp Electric Pole Saw user manual

 

With over 1200 reviews submitted to date, this electric pole saw has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Here are some of the actual customer reviews:

Used this saw one afternoon. Did everything I needed it to do. Every homeowner should own this saw. – Matt, Cape Code, MA

Tree damage from wind storm, did not want to use my chain saw off of ladder. I bought the pole saw and it handled the ten-inch section of the tree with no problems. If I never have need for it again, it has paid for itself. Very satisfied!! – Hugh L., Chattanooga, TN

Was easy to assemble. Instructions were easy to follow. Saw works great. Used it to trim the palm tree and fruit tree. Easy to handle. The safety feature required it to start at a horizontal level then raise it to cut what you intend to do. Great saw. – Suzi, Mesa, AZ

Plenty of power. Reaches very high, no ladder needed. Did all my trees in a single morning, golf in the afternoon. Easy adjust, easy to use and very lightweight. – Pat the Pruner, Orem, Utah

Assembly is easy and operating the Portland 7 Amp Electric Pole Saw is even easier—check out this video from TheLightHouseLady on YouTube—please note her husband toward the end of the video is not utilizing the prescribed safety gear as outlined in the product manual when operating the electric pole saw—ANSI-approved safety goggles, hard hat and heavy-duty rubber work gloves.

Make quick and easy work of pruning with the Portland 7 Amp Electric Pole Saw, available exclusively at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

7 Amp Electric Pole Saw
item#62896

 

Source material:
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Treeremoval.com

Rotating Magnetic LED Work Light

magnetic light

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

High Lift Riding Lawn Mower / ATV Lift

High Lift Riding Lawn Mower ATV Lift High Lift Riding Lawn Mower ATV Lift 2

This heavy duty ATV/riding mower lift has a foot-activated pump that quickly elevates your riding mower or ATV for easy access during routine maintenance. A powerful hydraulic pump lifts up to 300 lb. to a maximum height of 24 in. and a three position safety lock keeps the load secure.

Additional features include 5 in. wheels for easy positioning and maneuverability, one-handed six position wheel saddle depth adjustment for different sized tires and separate foot pedal for a slow, controlled release.

Customers give the lift great reviews:

This lift makes changing blades a snap, nothing else to have to disassemble and reassemble. Thanks Harbor Freight. – Scoot, ATL.

I use it for ATV and Lawn Tractor. Like it. Easy to assemble and use. Stores easily. Great Price and fine quality. Would tell everyone to buy this, if you have riding equipment. – Jake, Head Foreman, Bland, MO

I bought this for servicing my Troy-Bilt riding mower. I have used it about 2 years now, and it still works fine. I have never needed to adjust the jack or bleed it. It has worked great ever since I took it out of the box. It makes blade removal and deck cleaning relatively easy … I would purchase this again in a heartbeat. A friend of mine borrowed it and liked it so well, he bought one for himself. – Jim, Raymore, Missouri

Using lift for two lawn tractor mowers I use. Foot controls to raise and lower lift are great. – Hill Billy, Austin, TX

You can pick up the High Lift Riding Lawn Mower / ATV Lift at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

High Lift Riding Lawn Mower / ATV Lift
item#61523

Bigfoot Panel Wagon

bigfoot-panel-wagon

This classic red wagon features 10 inch pneumatic tires that handle rough terrain and a 330-lb. weight capacity. It’s great for your kids or grandkids but also ideal for hauling garden tools and outdoor supplies as well. A wide wheelbase provides added stability while the red powder-coated finish resists rust.

I am in my second or third childhood and wanted something to carry “stuff” in.  This fits the bill, easy to put together and easy to pull. Just what I needed.  – GMA Pat, Beaumont, TX

Assembly very easy, nice ride, very useful. I used this wagon to transport much stuff for my garden: blocks, plants, mulch, etc. – JC Milford, MA

I LOVE THIS WAGON. I use it to pull garden supplies around the yard. I pull my 2-year-old granddaughter around in it also. It is a great value. I was looking at a big name wagon which cost much more than the Big Foot. Saved me a bunch of cash and I can’t see a lot of difference. – Dave, Pennington Gap, VA

The Bigfoot Panel Wagon makes a great gift and is available at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

Bigfoot Panel Wagon (for ages 5 and up)
item#: 60570

17 Ft. IA Multi-Task Ladder

ladderWall Ladder 1 Staircase Ladder 1 Scaffolding 1The 17 Ft. IA Multi-Task Ladder available from Harbor Freight Tools provides 23 different configurations and has a 300-lb capacity. It’s the only ladder you’ll ever need for countless jobs around the house or at the job site.

Configurations include stepladder, wall ladder, work bench and scaffold. When not in use, the ladder folds flat for easy transport or storage. Other features include: super strong aircraft-grade aluminum and a wide base for added stability. The ladder meets ANSI standards.

With over 420 reviews, this ladder has earned an average rating of 4.5 stars:

Folds up small enough to easily fit in my minivan. Easy to use and excellent quality. My favorite HF purchase to date. – Captain Jack, Grand Haven, MI

This ladder is superb! It allows me to reach areas that I couldn’t before and areas where I now feel secure and safe. Well made. Very strong. Many positions give great versatility. You want to fall in love with a ladder? Get this one! – Dan, South Central Pennsylvania

This ladder is so strong and easy to use. I am 72 years old and found this the ladder of my dreams. It can be anything I need in just a few seconds. – Bob, Florida

I’ve had my eye on the name-brand version of this ladder for a long time but the price scared me off. I bought this one during the parking lot sale and I must tell you, it is all you’ll need. Solid as a rock, fairly light-weight, secure latches and configurable for nearly every application. I’m very happy with it and I think you will be, too. This one they got 100% right. – My wife’s handyman, Albuquerque

You can pick up the 17 Ft. IA Multi-Task Ladder at your local Harbor Freight store!

17 Ft. Type IA Multi-Task Ladder
item#67646

1.5 HP Electric Pole Saw

7 Amp Electric Pole Saw

The long-reach 1.5 HP Electric Pole Saw from Harbor Freight Tools provides a quick and safe way for trimming high tree branches. The telescoping fiberglass pole extends from 6 ft. to 8 ft. 10 in. And with the easy chain adjustment for convenience, you’ll prune trees like a pro! Safety features include a reduced kickback design and hand guard.

The 1.5 HP Electric Pole Saw has received high praise from customers, averaging 4.5 out of 5 starts after 400+ reviews:

I used this immediately after easy assembly trimming about six ash tree limbs approximately the size of my forearms. It cut flawlessly like a hot knife through butter. – Ken, Hamel, MN

This pole saw is a great tool for small high up jobs. Pretty light weight and very powerful. – Sam, Olympia, WA

Trim one tree yourself and you’ve saved more than the cost of the saw. Plenty of reserve power. Easily cut off branches up to 5-6 inches thick. – Kevin, Newport, PA

This little saw has already paid for itself by allowing me to trim without a ladder. Very sharp blade & self-oiling. – Harry O, Hilliard, OH

You can pick up the 1.5 HP Electric Pole Saw at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

1.5 HP Electric Pole Saw
Item #: 62896

Concrete Performance While Cementing the Savings

3.5 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer

Mix stucco, mortar, concrete and more with this general duty 3-1/2 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer from Harbor Freight Tools! Constructed of solid steel, this mixer is great for both construction as well as farm applications such as seed inoculation or mixing feed. Features include an ample 15-inch drum opening, switch and safety lock plus large 9-inch wheels providing easy maneuverability.

Customers have given the 3-1/2 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer rave reviews:

The price is amazing for this tool that will make mixing easier and save your back. Putting it together was not that difficult … Worth the money you save by building it yourself. It works great. First job paid for itself. – DW, Riverside, CA

I can now do all my projects with ease!! The biggest regret is that I didn’t buy it sooner!!!! Love it. – Ricky P, Forest, MS

Bought this to mix feed. Was easy to assemble, and works great. – Tom, Winfield, PA

For the price you cannot beat it … 1st day ran over 50 bags through it with no problems. Will never mix concrete in a wheelbarrow again. – Mark, Yakima, WA

From mixing soil to cement, the 3-1/2 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer is sure to become your go-to for construction projects, gardening and farm work! You can pick up the 3-1/2 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

3-1/2 Cubic Ft. Cement Mixer
item#67536