4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander

combo sanderHarbor Freight’s 4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander is a must-have power tool for your garage or shop. The adjustable belt sands inside and outside curves with ease and accuracy for smooth finishes.

Additional features including a powerful ¾ HP motor, reinforced steel motor housing, cast aluminum table that tilts up to 60° for use with belt or disc and a miter gauge for sanding angles on workpieces.

Check out these customer reviews:

We have given it to front and center place of honor on our workbench. I just can’t believe I didn’t get one sooner. Thank you Harbor Freight. Planter, Santa Barbara

I am installing lots of molding around the house. I have used the sander to fine tune the joints. My finished work looks great. – LTHARLEY, Anaheim, CA

Took it out of the box and spent about 15 minutes putting it together, turned it on, adjusted the belt and away we went. I love it. Works great. – Eddie, Sylvania, OH

The product is very useful for many jobs. It’s easy to use and keep clean. – Lance, Georgia

Pick up the 4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander
item#97181

4 IN. RATCHETING BAR CLAMP/SPREADER

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Harbor Freight’s 4 In. Ratcheting Bar Clamp/Spreader is a light duty tool that’s perfect for delicate woodwork or scale modeling. The clamp features a pistol grip for easy one-hand operation and a quick-release button that works with the touch of a finger.

The bar clamp easily converts to a spreader by simply removing the fixed jaw and placing it on the opposite end of the bar. Pick up half a dozen or more for your garage or shop—you can never have enough of these clamps.

These clamps have been upgraded from their predecessors thanks to feedback from customers like you. Check out these reviews:

I grabbed three as soon as I got home and clamped a wooden gear I was gluing up. They were a great size to fit my space and held firmly. – Alan, Las Vegas, NV

These clamps are just what the doctor ordered. They are small (but with large jaws). Provide strong hold. Easy to adjust when putting on; easy to pop off. Have used them to climb a guide for my circular saw; both for cross-cultural and ripping. Hard to believe you can get such a great tool for so little money! – Gill Heath, Carney, MD

Never have a problem clamping small projects with these. Every time I drop by the store, I  always pick 2 up. You can never have enough clamps! – Frequent Shopper, Virginia

Pick up the 4 In. Ratcheting Bar Clamp/Spreader at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

4 in. Ratcheting Bar Clamp/Spreader
item #: 68974

10 in., 13 Amp Benchtop Table Saw

10 in., 13 Amp Benchtop Table Saw

The 10 in., 13 Amp Benchtop Table Saw from Harbor Freight Tools features an extra-wide die cast aluminum table to support a large range of ripping applications, powerful 12 amp motor that delivers up to 5000 RPM for smooth cutting and an adjustable miter gauge for accurate cross cutting and overload protection. The table saw also features a 3 in. rear dust chute for a cleaner working atmosphere.

Check out these customer reviews:

I use the product in house projects. It is very easy to operate and at a very competitive price. – Miguel Angel, Miami, FL

I bought this saw because I didn’t want to pay a lot for one and so far it seems to be just as good as the top brand saws on the market. It cuts smooth and I’ve ripped down 1×4’s to use as window jams and it is very accurate as every board is smack dab against the window with no cracks. Very straight cut … Lowoncash95, Pageland, SC

I have a woodworking shop and this 10″ table saw is a great addition. The safety features and the sawdust port makes this a must-have for my shop. – woodworkingforfun, Hazel Green, WI

You can pick up the 10 in., 13 Amp Benchtop Table Saw at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

10 in., 13 Amp Benchtop Table Saw
item#68827

(stand sold separately)

4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander

combo sanderThis combination sander is a great addition to any garage or shop. The adjustable belt sands inside and outside curves with ease and accuracy, creating smooth finishes. Other features including a powerful ¾ HP motor, reinforced steel motor housing, cast aluminum table that tilts up to 60° for use with belt or disc and a miter gauge for sanding angles on workpieces.

Check out customer reviews about the 4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander:

Hands down the best deal for a tool like this …. Bill, Florida

When building Adirondack chairs I had to round off the edges and angle cuts. Worked very well and a lot easier than a handheld belt sander. Easy to assemble and even easier to use. – Rod the rookie carpenter, Texas

Comparing the size, price and features, this product cannot be beat … – wolves69, Parkersburg, WV

This unit is well built, performs just like a much higher priced machine. I am very satisfide with this purchase. For a do-it-your-selfer this is a machine you could only hope to find at this sale price, but Harbor Freight did it. Thank you! – Donnie the bee, Englewood, FL

Pick up the 4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander
item#97181

Portable Band Saw for Heavy-Duty Cutting Applications

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This amazing variable speed, portable band saw goes with you to the worksite to cut tubing, pipes, rebar, wood, metal and plastic! The band saw cuts at no-load speeds between 0 to 420 FPM and only weighs 16 lbs. for easy handling. Features include a needle-bearing-mounted spindle and three wheel-bearing blade guides for even, accurate cuts. Additional features include:

  • Powerful 10 amp motor
  • 5 in. x 5 in. deep cut capacity
  • Superior ergonomics and balance for accurate cuts and less fatigue
  • Storage Case and (1) 14 TPI Blade

Check out what customers are saying about this indispensable power tool:

This is a great improvement over the previous model. Runs smoother, cuts straight and deep. Easy to change bands. Quiet for a portable band saw. – Fury, FL

Took out of the box, dropped the blade in and started cutting. Made 10 cuts through cast iron. Worked perfectly, cut like butter. VERY PLEASED, a big plus to my Harbor Freight tool line up … Recommended. – CJN, Port Huron, MI

I have used Milwaukee and Rockwell portable band saws over the years and this saw is on par with them in performance and quality…  – Fab. Red, Ionia, MI

Love the band saw. I have to admit I had my doubts but they were wrong. I have cut so many things with this saw: angle iron, aluminum,3/4″ rod, wood, copper, and I have nothing but good to say about the power and accuracy. I don’t usually write reviews but this product deserves it. – Clarky, Buffalo, NY

You can pick up the versatile and reliable 10 Amp Deep Cut Variable Speed Band Saw Kit at your local Harbor Freight store!

10 Amp Deep Cut Variable Speed Band Saw Kit
item#62800

This Saw Delivers!

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The 12 In. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw With Laser Guide System from Harbor Freight Tools is designed to make smooth, accurate cuts in larger work pieces—up to 12 inches in width. The trigger-activated laser guide makes it easy to line up and cut wood precisely, including 45 degree left or right bevel cuts. Additional features include a powerful 15 amp motor and dual linear slide rails for stability.

Check out what customers are saying about this powerhouse tool:

I bought this saw in preparation for building a deck on the front of my home. I mounted the saw to a box framed, wooden table that I had built the previous summer with a handle and wheels on one side for easy movement. After installing the 12in blade that I also bought from HF, I performed a few straight test cuts on some 2X4, 2X6 and 4X4 scrap I had lying about and the saw melted thru them like butter. I also tested the ability to cut a 45 degree cut on a section of 2X4 and the saw performed flawlessly. – Chris, Dalton, GA

This is a great saw. It cuts and bevels straight and accurately. I’ve used many miter saws over the years and this one performs as well as any other ones. Great investment for on the job or around the house. – The D, Davenport, FL

This saw worked flawlessly. Arrived within a few days of ordering. After installing a blade I put it through a test of cutting all day. I built me a simple workbench and the saw cut everything with ease. I even tried it on four 2x4s at once and it didn’t even slow it down. Highly recommended. Fantastic tool. – Mike, Painstville, KY

You can pick up your 12 In. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw With Laser Guide System from your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

12 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw With Laser Guide System
item#61969

Blade sold separately.

(photo above taken from The Family Handyman)

 

Most Wanted Gifts Under $100

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Shopping at Harbor Freight Tools for gifts has become a time-honored holiday tradition, especially when you have tool lovers on your list. But just because those special people have been extra good this year, it doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to reward them. Here are ten gift ideas for under $100 from Harbor Freight.

10.

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

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

With a lift range from 2-7/8″ to 19-3/4″ and load capacity up to 6000 lbs., this jack is sure to lift the spirits (and vehicle) of the recipient. The 3 ton Low Profile Steel Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump® also features a dual parallel pump system that lifts higher with less pumps compared to other brands and universal joint release that provides precise load control in any handle position.

 

9.

3 gal. 1/3 HP 100 PSI Oilless Pancake Air Compressor

3 gal. One Third HP 100 PSI Oilless Pancake Air Compressor

This compressor has a compact design yet delivers the power you need for inflation, nailing, stapling and more! With its built-in accessory storage, easy-to-read gauges and convenient carry handle, the 3 gal. 1/3 HP 100 PSI Oilless Pancake Air Compressor proves that big things come in small packages.

 

8.

2500 lb. ATV/Utility Electric Winch with Wireless Remote Control

2500 lb. ATV Utility Electric Winch with Wireless Remote Control

When a sleigh or ATV gets caught in a snowbank, this gift will be a real lifesaver! The 2500 lb. ATV/Utility Electric Winch with Wireless Remote Control features a single-stage planetary gear system for fast line speed, aircraft grade wire rope and a permanent magnet motor that draws less current making it perfect for ATV use.

 

7.

3/8 in. x 50 ft. Retractable Hose Reel

Three Eighths in. x 50 ft. Retractable Hose Reel

Hose for the holidays! The 3/8 in. x 50 ft. Retractable Hose Reel is ideal for the DIYers or contractors on your gift list who like to keep the garage or shop in ship-shape. The mountable hose reel features a ratchet system to set the perfect hose length while four direction non-snag rollers reduce hose wear. Plus, the spring-loaded release makes rolling up the hose a breeze. A 50 ft, 3/8 in. diameter hose is included.

 

6.

3-in-1 Portable Power Pack with Jump Starter

3-in-1 Portable Power Pack with Jump Starter

Anyone on the receiving end of this gift is guaranteed to get a charge out of it! The high-output, sealed battery can easily jump-start any weak or dead 12 volt car battery. No more waiting on the side of a cold, dark road for help to come. The 3-in-1 Portable Power Pack with Jump Starter also features a built-in 3 LED work light and two 12VDC outlets to power other devices.

 

5.

1/2 in. Professional Air Impact Wrench

Half In. Professional Air Impact Wrench

The 1/2 In. Professional Air Impact Wrench delivers more power with better weight distribution, lighter materials and a more compact housing compared to competitive brands. Additionally, premium grade components with close tolerances prolong the tool’s lifespan. It’s simply the most powerful wrench in its class but available at a price that will make you merry.

 

4.

4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander

4 in. x 36 in. Belt 6 in. Disc Sander

The 4 In. x 36 In. Belt/6 In. Disc Sander is really two gifts in one! The adjustable belt sands inside and outside curves while the 6-inch disc removes stock fast. This combo sander also features a miter gauge for sanding workpieces at angles and a cast aluminum table that tilts up to 60 degrees for use with the belt or disc.

 

3.

1500 lb. Capacity Vehicle Dollies 2 Pc

1500 lb. Capacity Vehicle Dollies 2 Pc

Deck the shop with vehicle dollies, fa la la la la… you get the point. Each dolly can hold up to 1500 lbs. and features four swivel casters to allow easy movement of the project. The rust-resistant 1500 lb. Capacity Vehicle Dollies 2 Pc is the perfect gift for the automotive enthusiast and professional auto worker alike.

 

2.

3 gal. 1/3 HP 100 PSI Oilless Hotdog Air Compressor

3 gal. One third HP 100 PSI Oilless Hotdog Air Compressor

This maintenance-free compressor will make the holidays even happier for the lucky gift recipient. Features include an oilless pump, easy-to-read gauges and thermal overload protection. The 3 gal. 1/3 HP 100 PSI Oilless Hotdog Air Compressor stores easily in the trunk of any vehicle and provides a convenient compressed air supply for brad nailing, stapling, air brushing and other related jobs.

 

1.

Multipurpose Workbench with Light

Multipurpose Workbench with Light

Rumor has it this item is a favorite for the big man at the North Pole who has several of these workbenches in his workshop. But any tool lover or craftsman on your gift list will absolutely love the Multipurpose Workbench with Light from Harbor Freight. The sturdy workbench has a built-in cabinet light to illuminate projects and a 120V outlet for tools. The workbench also features a full-width peg board and two sliding drawers plus upper and lower shelves that provide ample storage for materials, tools and accessories.

 

For more great gift ideas in all price ranges, be sure to check out Harbor Freight’s website or with over 600 locations, visit a Harbor Freight Tools store near you.

Happy holidays to you and your family from Harbor Freight!

 

See the other Most Wanted Gift Guides:

Most Wanted Gifts Under $10
Most Wanted Gifts Under $25
Most Wanted Gifts Under $50

How To Make a Rustic Party Ice Chest From Wood Pallets

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Yup, it’s getting colder and wetter, and DIY warriors are retreating behind closed doors for the winter. The LAST thing you want to do is curl up on the barcalounger and remain in a vegetative state ’til the thaw. How about a fun garage project to keep you engaged, limber and rewarded with a cool, new addition to the yard for when the sun comes back out?

This actually really is a fun project (well… minus the breaking-down-the pallets part, but it’ll keep you warm) and the effort is well worth the pleasure and admiration you’ll get for your labors. So, without further ado… the Vintage Ice Chest!

Cost:

Because most of the materials will be coming from (hopefully) salvaged pallets, the expense should be minimal. If you don’t already have one, you should pick up a 48-qt. cooler.

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Materials:

  • 5 reclaimed pallets
  • Wood glue
  • 1 box 2″ wood nails
  • 1 box 1½” wood nails
  • 2 large hinges
  • 1 qt. polyurethane, non-glossy

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Tools:

Time:

  1. Finding pallets
  2. Pallet breakdown – 45 minutes per pallet
  3. Assembly – 4 hours approx.
  4. Use cooler – Every shindig, ’til sunup

Once you’ve dismantled your pallets, sort your wood: the heavy 2×3 supports, the 30” wood slats (will vary). There are an average 6 boards per pallet side. Choose the pieces you want to use for the front. As you see here, ink-stamped pieces were chosen. Using pieces of various shape is best to give it that rustic look.

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OK, you’re ready for the fun part, putting it together! This is where I pass you on to Instructables.com, and “miamitreasure,” who shows us how to assemble our classic pallet ice chest cooler. Also, check out these other pallet wood projects on Instructables!

 

If you’re missing any tools or supplies for this awesome project, don’t forget to swing by Harbor Freight where you’ll find just what you need at low, low prices!

The $55 DIY Fancy, Functional X Desk

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Owning a miter saw brings with it a world of opportunities for DIY home repair, home improvement and building projects that can add so much to your home. Take, for example, a treehouse or playhouse for the rugrats, a new deck for the patio or adding crown molding to the house– all for so much less than if you had someone else doing it. As one becomes comfortable with their miter saw, it soon becomes the most used power tool in their arsenal. 

Chicago Electric has an excellent 12″ miter saw (#61969) with a number of useful features: double-bevel so you don’t have to flip your work over and reset cutting angles; sliding compound so you can cut larger pieces; laser guide for more accurate cuts. And this best-selling unit can often be found on sale at Harbor Freight at a much lower price than you’ll find elsewhere.

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Recently, this X Desk project caught my eye. Here’s a great example of a doable miter saw project, even for relative newbies who want to spread their wings, for a very approachable price: $55 in materials. I found it on Ana White’s site, a source for so many inspiring DIY projects. She re-posts a plan shared by Whitney from Shanty2Chic, but I chose to reference Ana’s site for its graphics. I also like how folks who follow her example post their creations on her site with all kinds of variations and added ideas.

What You Need

Materials:

5 – 2×4 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1×4 @ 8 feet long
2 – 2×12 @ 6 feet long OR 4 – 2×6 @ 6 feet long
2 ½” wood screws for countersinking
2 ½” PH screws

 

Before You Start

  • Take the time to read through the whole article before you start mobilizing.
  • You want to make sure you’ve got a good working area, including a clean, level surface.
  • When you pick out the wood, make sure all the boards are straight.
  • Always pre-drill your holes before attaching the screws.
  • Use glue with finish nails for a strong, solid hold. Wipe excess glue off the bare wood so you can stain it.
  • ALWAYS exercise workshop safety!

Here’s a diagram of the X Table with the dimensions. If this looks like a project you might be interested in pursuing, take a look at Ana White’s plan. It’s extremely detailed and easy to follow– and the graphics are awesome!

Check out Ana’s site for other projects as well, and make sure to visit Harbor Freight Tools for all your tool needs!

HOW TO BUILD A CUSTOM TOOL BOX FOR YOUR EXTRA CAB PICKUP TRUCK

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There’s always a way to build a better mousetrap. Or, in this case, a better tool storage. If you have a pickup with an extra cab, you’re well on your way to getting there.

Trucks are the perfect vehicle for transporting tools and gear, but the storage alternatives, not so much. You can get a tool box for the back, but by so doing, you rob yourself of bed space– and expose yourself to getting robbed. You could throw them in the extra cab, but the run the risk of them getting mixed up, piled on each other and thrown around with every turn.

If you usually don’t have passengers in the back seat, then you’ve got some prime tool real estate just waiting for an apparatus of organization– in other words, a custom-made tool box behind the front seats. First thing, take out the back seats. This is usually pretty easy to do. Then, get the measurements of the extra cab space, from the floor to the top of the back of the front seat,  back of the cab to top of the seat, and then door-to-door. Using these dimensions, cut out a box from 3/4″ plywood.

If you ever need the extra cab for a group trip or you’re ready to sell the truck, you can easily remove the tool storage box and replace the seats, restoring the vehicle to its original condition.

Watch this video from FineHomebuilding for a detailed breakdown on how to design and secure your custom tool storage box for your extra cab.

You can find all the tools you need to make this simple project happen at Harbor Freight Tools!