Shake, Rattle and Roll with the 3 Lb. Rock Tumbler

Did you know that it’s Elvis Week in Graceland?  Every August, fans of Elvis Presley gather in Memphis to celebrate the King of Rock n’ Roll.  There are tributes, concerts, contests, food… It sounds pretty awesome and as a fan of Elvis, I sure do wish I could go.  But while I might not be able to fly out to Tennessee for a week of rockin’ and rollin’, I can do the next best thing and tell you about the 3 Lb. Rotary Rock Tumbler from Harbor Freight Tools!

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I can’t help falling in love with this tool.  Whether you’re smoothing out semi-precious stones and glass or polishing metal, this powerful rock tumbler gets your items all shook up so they come out just the way you want them.  A rubber tumbler barrel keeps it quiet and I can let it run for days at a time with no problems at all.  Great for hobby-work, this tumbler can handle up to 3 pounds of rocks, glass or metals and is made to last, just like Elvis’ music.

And for any suspicious minds out there, here’s what a few customers had to say:

“I have now had this tumbler for months, and have put several batches of rocks through it. This tumbler has been on for the most part continuously since I bought it. I have yet to replace a belt. I have had ZERO problems with this unit, and would recommend it for anyone.”  — Greg from Spokane, WA

“I have three of these tumblers that I have been using for 2 years…They are workhorses.” – Michael from Lake Havasu City, AZ

“Perfect for tumbling jewelry for burnishing. I use it with 1 pound mixed stainless shot. I use this a lot, let it run overnight all the time and no issues so far.” – Classy Geek from Virginia Beach, VA

At the love-me-tender price of just $39.99, the rock tumbler is an easy addition to your workbench, hobby kit or garage.  Pick up this awesome item and you’ll be saying “Thank you, Harbor Freight.  Thank you very much.”

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Work Easy with the Rolling Knee Pads

Kneeling for work can wreak havoc on your knees.  Even wearing conventional kneepads, you often still need to do a lot of standing and kneeling over and over when changing position or turning to pick up tools.  Thankfully there’s something from Harbor Freight Tools that will allow you to protect your knees without sacrificing mobility!  Impossible, you say?  Well, just take a look at the Rolling Knee Pads and marvel at the possibilities.  Seriously, this thing is amazing.

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Imagine working in the garden for an entire afternoon.  My garden is right next to my driveway and kneeling on that hard cement was making my knees feel like those of a retired major league catcher.  Even wearing knee pads didn’t seem to help since I would be standing and moving every few minutes or turning to get another tool and my knees were still paying the price.  And if it wasn’t my knees that were killing me, it was my back and that’s when I knew I either had to give up the garden or find a solution.  Luckily,  I came across the Rolling Knee Pads from Harbor Freight Tools.

Now, the important thing is that with this accessory, I was able to protect my knees while ultimately working even longer than I could previously.  In fact, it felt less like work and more like exercise!  In a good way.  Moving around on the Rolling Knee Pads was easy enough but at the same time, my calves got a work out as well as my quads and before long I was looking forward to working in the garden again with the multiple added benefits of the Rolling Knee Pads.

And there are even more reasons to love this accessory.  It comes with a convenient carry handle for convenient carrying and handy built-in tool trays for easy access to parts and tools without a lot of hunting around.  It’s made of high impact ABS plastic so it’s durable enough to sustain up to 250 lbs. and ready to put up with all kinds of abuse around the home or shop.  And it’s not just for gardening.  You can use this handy accessory for automotive work, painting, laying tile or flooring and countless other tasks that you never consider until you have to do them.

Whether or not you have a garden next to your driveway or do a lot of work on the floor, this is a great tool to have around.  There are a lot of versatile tools out there but not many that are designed to make your work more comfortable and way easier.  And at just $17.99, the padding stays in the knee pads and out of the price.  So save your knees, your back and lots of time with the Rolling Knee Pads from Harbor Freight Tools! 

Truckin’ Magazine: The Ultimate Work Truck– with Harbor Freight Tools

The Ultimate Work Truck Stocks Up on Harbor Freight Tools

If you thought “ultimate work truck,” how do you envision it might be outfitted? The staff at Truckin’ magazine recently took up that challenge, and in their October and November 2012 issues ran a 2-part series on creating the “Ultimate Ford F-150 Work Truck”– with a little help from Harbor Freight Tools!

Taking a 2012 F-150 SuperCab in Part 1, they installed a cool bed slide, a monster ladder rack (capable of holding 1,000 lbs) and a sweet commercial-grade diamond-plate toolbox.

In Part 2, they went on a shopping spree at Harbor Freight Tools and picked up a Predator 4000 Watt Portable Generator– to which they installed a shock/motion-activated alarm in the back of the truck, lest any covetous individuals think bad thoughts– a 17 Ft. Type 1A Multi-Task Ladder as well as a full stock of tools for the toolbox:

Then to fortify their heavily-equipped new rig, they installed a ladder lock, and secured the toolbox and everything else with a myriad of cables and locks, including the hitch. The end result: a “certifiable worksite on wheels.”

Take a peek at Truckin’ magazine’s drool-inducing articles– with lots of pics– and while you’re at it, check out the low prices and great reviews of the aforementioned tools on Harbor Freight’s website!

Find Any Angle Fast and Easy with the Digital Angle Gauge

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Measure angles quickly and easily on nearly any magnetic surface with this digital angle gauge!

This Cen-Tech brand Digital Angle Gauge (SKU 95998) from Harbor Freight Tools takes the guesswork out of measuring angles!  This high quality digital angle finder is magnetized so it can stick to most metal surfaces including table saw blades, miter tables and more!  Even use it to make sure the surface of your work piece is level.  This amazing angle finder tool displays the precise angle in seconds on the LCD digital screen.  The Hold button allows you to freeze the reading so you can make the appropriate adjustments.

But the only adjustment you need to make now is to switch from your standard angle finder to the Harbor Freight Digital Angle Gauge!  With the ease and accuracy the Digital Angle Gauge provides, you’ll save time on your projects after saving money with Harbor Freight Tools.  Similar digital angle finders retail for double what you’ll pay at Harbor Freight and you still get the same high quality.

With its durable steel construction and magnetic base, this handy Digital Angle Gauge will serve you for years to come.  Accurate to 0.3 degrees, this tool is right on the money in more ways than one!

A Primer On Tubing Rollers

Tubing rollers come in many shapes and sizes, so it’s vital you choose one that works for the applications you intend to work on the most.

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The 99736 is a great tubing roller for many jobs

If you’re in the market for an economical manual tubing roller, you really should take a look at this Tubing Roller from Pittsburgh tools (SKU: 99736). This model is made for bending mild steel, copper and aluminum tubing alike. You can use it to fabricate an exhaust, roll bars and many other projects.

This Pittsburgh tubing roller is an absolute wonder. It includes 1, 1 1/2 and 2-inch rollers that can bend tubing anywhere from 3/4-inch to 2-inches in diameter. It even supports 3/4-inch, 1 1/4-inch and 2-inch Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) conduit sizes.  Regardless of your project type, it works incrementally so that you can create bends as precise as necessary.

This tubing roller may be bench mounted as well on this adjustable pedestal stand (sold separately); just make sure your workbench is solid, level and strong enough to support not only the tool itself but your work material and any pressure applied to the tool while performing the bending.

Keep in mind this unit is designed for bending mild steel, copper and aluminum. Never try to bend plastic or PVC pipe with it! Another word of caution: always check your minimum practical bend radius. This depends on the diameter and wall thickness of the tube you are working with. Making bends with too small of a radius will result in tube deformations like flattening, folding or rupturing. As always, practice on a piece of scrap material prior to starting your project.

Get 37% off this 11 inch Tool Bag

tool bagThis week, we’re highlighting the 11″ Tool Bag from Western Safety.

This tool bag has a durable cotton canvas construction for extended life under tough conditions. Check out some of the key features below:

  • Inside pocket to keep extra blades, bits and other sharp items from damaging your tools
  • Exterior pocket for quick access to frequently used tools
  • Reinforced bottom
  • 18 oz. cotton canvas

So use code 70756093 when you check out with the tool bag in your online cart or just click on the coupon below. You will get 37% off this item* from the Harbor Freight website! This offer lasts through August 8, 2011.

*Online quantity limit: 1. For other limitations, please see coupon below.

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