New Combination Wrench Set @ Harbor Freight Tools!

7 Piece Metric Universal Combination Wrench Set

This Universal Combination wrench set handles both metric and SAE fasteners

New at Harbor Freight Tools is our Pittsburgh 7 Piece Metric Universal Combination Wrench Set. This sturdy and practical set makes life easier by giving you more options while making your toolbox lighter.  It also handles odd sizes and round fasteners.The set includes:

  • Splined box end handles 6-point,12-point, square, E-Torx® and rounded fasteners
  • Speedy open end for fast ratchet-like action
  • Raised panel
  • Offset angle: 15°
  • Chrome vanadium steel
  • Black phosphate finish

Now on SALE for $14.99, this set is priced way below the competition and features a lifetime guarantee. This introductory sale price may not last long so get it while it lasts!

That’s the Gift That Keeps on Giving the Whole Year, Clark

Once again, we see how Harbor Freight is a favorite toy store for tool heads.

Recently on The Garage Journal forum, a member wrote how his boss gave him a $200 Harbor Freight gift card for his birthday, and asked what he should get with it. The replies, of course, were all over the place: 44” rolling cabinet, swivel-head ratchet, composite ratchet, and other Pittsburgh PRO ratchets, 1” belt & 5″ disc combination sander, 2-ton engine hoist, 20-ton shop press, 4”x6” horizontal/vertical metal-cutting band saw, blast cabinet3/8″ Central Pneumatic Earthquake air ratchet, cutoff discs, grinding wheels, welding gloves, dead blow hammers, cable ties, sandpaper, rip and claw hammers, magnetic LED palm-sized light, shrink tubing

It reminded me of when my Aunt Anita sent me $5 and the guys were all telling me how to blow it (“Hot Wheels!” “GI Joe!” “Silly Putty!”).

The lucky birthday boy ended up getting the US General 700 Lbs. Capacity Five Drawer Tool Cart–which has a 4.5-star rating with 112 reviews and, by the way, costs exactly $199.99! Then he created a dead-serious custom welder cart with it (and did a damn fine job)!

How would you spend YOUR $200 Harbor Freight gift card?

 

July Monthly Specials

July Monthly Specials

July is almost half-way done, have you looked at our monthly specials yet? This month we have great deals on electric winches and replacement engines. These deals are only good for July and are in limited supply – so act now or you might just miss them!

While you’re on the site, don’t forget to check out our July retail flyer with even more ridiculous savings and deals on tools.

 

Good Optics at a Great Price


On July 4th I commemorated the day the best way I knew how– shooting at the range with a couple of buddies. I recently acquired a beautiful Remington 788 .358 custom rifle and had yet to take it out, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity. Also, I hadn’t tried out the Gordon 20-60 x 60 spotting scope that I got at Harbor Freight, so I took that along, too.

If you enjoy target shooting, you know what a hassle it is to stop after every few rounds and schlepp to the target to see how you did—so, a spotting scope is definitely a good thing to have. But then go online and you see the suckers can run as high as $2,500 (for that, it better make me breakfast)! I knew Harbor Freight had a spotting scope for $50 when I started shopping, but I was firm in the belief that, when it came to optics, “if it’s good, it’s expensive,” so I quickly dismissed it. Then my friend, Paul (a retired marine, far more experienced than me at target shooting), told me to go for the Gordon model. The magnification range, he said, was perfect, and it didn’t make sense to spend more for the kind of practice we were doing. He’d never steered me wrong before, so I went for it.

It turned out to be a great morning. Zeroed at 100 yards, the rifle shot like a dream, grouped slightly under 1-1/2” (so, I won’t be on Top Shot anytime soon),  and the recoil was mercifully mild. We ended up shooting for about 5 hours (a LEO buddy brought his MP-5… but that’s another story), got so stoked we planned a pig hunting trip, and the Gordon 20-60 x 60mm spotting scope performed wonderfully; clear and sharp. So, at least for the time being, I’ve got no need to spend any more; save that for the ammo. It’ll also be a good companion on backcountry hunts.

If you don’t like to shoot, but do like to watch, the spotting scope’s also excellent for bird & wildlife watching, sightseeing vista spots or sports & music events.

Next time: Cleaning brass with tumblers, ultrasonic cleaners & cement mixers.

Grand Openings for Three New Harbor Freight Tools Stores!

Today, July 11th at 8:00am, the doors swung wide for three new Harbor Freight Tools; in Pennsauken, NJ, Medford, MA and Lakewood, CO. In celebration, each store is having a special Grand Opening Sale, with select merchandise discounted as much as 80%.

In Pennsauken, NJ, at 3:30pm, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be hosted by the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Major John Kneib. The Medford, MA store will also have ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00am local time, hosted by the Medford Chamber of Commerce and attended by City Councilman Rick Caraviello. At the Lakewood, CO location, the ceremony is hosted by the West Chamber of Commerce and attended by City Councilman Scott Koop.

“Our business model is simple,” said Eric Smidt, President of Harbor Freight Tools. “Earn our customers’ business by offering quality tools at ridiculously low prices. In difficult economic times, our Business and Do-It-Yourself customers are more cost-conscious than ever, and Harbor Freight is here to help. Our tools are made in the same factories as many of the high-priced famous brands, but we cut out the middleman and sell them at a fraction of the price.”

If you’re in the area of any of our three new stores, come join the celebration and enjoy the savings—or, just come in to say, “hi.” We’d love to see you!

Pennsauken location: 5247 Marlton Pike (in the Point Shopping Center), 856-488-3524

Medford location: 30 Commercial Street, Unit #2, 781-393-1976

Lakewood location: 10750 West Colfax Avenue, #150 (West Colfax Shopping Center), 303-237-4740

 

Haul-Master Utility Trailers Get a Lotta Love

If there’s anything I learned about Harbor Freight customers, it’s that they’ve got a lot of stuff to haul. A utility trailer is worth its weight in load—and Haul-Master’s been the go-to vehicle for years.

Foldable– AND Brawny!

I was curious why customers were so sweet on the Haul-Master utility trailers. I mean, it’s not like there’s a shortage of other brands. The first thing that caught my attention was all the noise about their durability. Talking about the 1195 lb. Capacity 48”x96” Foldable Utility Trailer (#90154), for instance—

 One guy said: “I bought this trailer about 8 years ago and have abused it without mercy during that period. I estimate it conservatively has about 7000 miles on it now. The longest single trip being around 1000 miles carrying a 2500 lb load…”

Another added, Having just returned from a 5,000 mile trip carting a 500# motorcycle without any problems……THIS LITTLE TRAILER is AWESOME.” (caps included).

And the comments just kept on coming.

When choosing a utility trailer, consider the space it’ll take up at the house. In some areas they don’t like it when you park it on the front yard, driveway or street (the neighbors might think it’s an eye sore– there’s no accounting for taste). But the nice thing about the 1195 lb. trailer, you can just fold it and lay it flat against the garage wall, or out back, and it takes up next-to-no room! And, whether it’s a full-size Harley, a power washer, a half-ton of top soil or a teardrop trailer, the formidable 1195 lb. Capacity Foldable Utility Trailer will take it on, and give you years of reliable service.

Solid Super Duty

If you prefer an un-foldable utility trailer, but still want the heavy load capacity, the 1720 lb. 48”x96” Super Duty (#94564) is just the ticket.

Able to take on everything the foldable trailer does—and more!—the Super Duty is a favorite among ATV, quad and kayak junkies (as well as others) ‘cause it’s lightweight, durable and it’ll tilt to the ground nicely for loading and unloading. One happy owner raved, “I have had one of these for almost 7 years and I love it. I’ve gotten so much use out of it, it’s paid for itself tenfold, at least.”

Another reported, “This is my fourth trailer. I have not worn one out yet but seem to give them away to the family. The one my son has is about 8-yrs old and still kicking.”

Point being, it’s a tough little sucker.

As with others, by adding your own planking to the 5-lug Super Duty, you’ve just created a heavy-duty cargo trailer, ready for anything. Head on over to your local home improvement store and get the thickest pressure-treated decking you can find. This type’s best ‘cause it’s got factory-injected water repellant,– which is up to eight times better than the surface-applied repellant—and they make awesome planking.

Because both the Foldable and Super Duty trailers sport 12” wheels, they’re great for camping trips– even spots that take you off-road—as well as transporting & launching small boats and jet skis. The trailer is fine going into salt water; just be sure to hose it off with fresh water when you get home. The 12 inches also provide a greater load-carrying capacity.

The Mighty Mini

If either one of those utility trailers is too large for your needs, Harbor Freight has smaller models to accommodate you. The 1090 lb. 40-1/2” x 48” Mini Utility Trailer (#90153) is every bit as rugged and reliable as the foldable and Super Duty models,…

…but also has the advantage of being able to brave narrow trails and smaller roadways. “I’ve had one of these for many years now,” bragged one traveler. “It always towed straight and true.”

Bikers like this trailer, too– not only to haul their motorcycles, but also to pull cargo behind their rides.  One biker told us, “Went over 3K miles on one trip. I highly recommend this to pull behind a motorcycle…” The Mini’s light, durable frame also makes it ideal for pulling behind smaller vehicles, and its space-efficient size allows it to fit nicely in the back of the garage.

 And More…

Utility trailer love spreads thick over other models as well. “This thing towed beautifully, solid sturdy and straight… What a great little trailer!” said one owner about his 870 lb. 40”x49” Utility Trailer (#42708).

Another shared this amazing story about the 950 lb. 4’x8’Foldable Utility Trailer (#42709): “Bought this trailer from the original owner who’s had it approximately 20 years” (underline added).

I have to add, I was also impressed with the countless ways customers made use of their utility trailers: besides the methods already mentioned, I read about dump runs, moving furniture, picking up lumber, pulling behind a garden tractor; hauling lawn mowers, sod, refrigerators, wood pellets, mulch, scuba gear, dog kennels, building materials, race tires, jacks, tools, luggage, sheetrock, DJ gear– even making campers out of them!

 Last—and definitely not least—buyers couldn’t say enough about what a great value the HFT trailers are. Time and again, I kept seeing, “the best utility trailer for the price!” No argument here.

Here Comes the Sun – Do, Do, Do, Do-It-Yourself

If you’ve been thinking about adding solar energy to your place—be it for emergency preparedness, getting power to areas where electricity isn’t available, a zombie apocalypse, or just looking to save some dinero with clean energy—the Thunderbolt Magnum 45 Watt Solar Panel Kit, along with a good Power Inverter and 12V storage battery  is an excellent, affordable place to start.

But how to go about it? What exactly do you need for the project you have in mind? This is where an informed support group really comes in handy.

Who would have thought a whole community website could be built around one Harbor Freight product? But that’s exactly what Ray Dias and his fellow enthusiasts have done with their Do-It-Yourself Solar Energy Forum. Chock full of information, the site includes a chat forum where you can ask questions and field ideas, a Tips & Tricks page, project videos, a photo gallery, a DIY Projects blog , and multiple pages covering everything from wire gauges to renewable energy news. It’s also a great place to learn how to expand your solar power with multiple kits, adding  Solar Panels and Conversion Connectors, upgrading Charge Controllers, and more. This information not only helps you set up your solar power project, but totally supe it up!

Cool site, guys!