A Cut Above

Reciprocating Saw

For plumbing, construction and other jobs, a good reciprocating saw is an absolute must. Harbor Freight answers the call with the 6 Amp Heavy Duty Variable Speed Rotating Handle Reciprocating Saw! This powerful reciprocating saw provides precision and accuracy with features including a 180° rotating handle with five positive stops at 0, 45° and 90° left, and 45° and 90° right, variable speed trigger with switch lock-on button, shoe plate pivots up to 30° for increased stability and a rubber grip for comfort and durability.

Here’s what customers are saying about this workhorse of a power tool:

Recently, I had an old rusty TV tower blow down from high wind. I got this saw and made short work out of cutting up the tower for proper disposal. The rotating head was very useful, too! – The Prospector, Xenia, OH

I’ve used it to cut floor plates, steel pipe and even firewood. The rotating handle is very handy. I’ve only had it for about a month, but I think it will last many years. Thank you Harbor Freight. – Ransom63, North Fort Meyers, FL

This is an amazing tool for the money. I spent the weekend putting it to the test with a demo project. It cut through everything. Nails, wood, bolts. It went through everything. It was easy to use and I really liked the quick change chuck. I also bought the Harbor Freight blades. You will need to buy the blades separately but the price at Harbor Freight is excellent. – Joe S., Greer, SC

Pick up the 6 Amp Heavy Duty Variable Speed Rotating Handle Reciprocating Saw at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

6 Amp Heavy Duty Variable Speed Rotating Handle Reciprocating Saw
Item#62370

Blades are sold separately.

Surveillance for a Steal!

8 Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities

For what you could spend on a good security system – there wouldn’t be much left to steal! Not so with Harbor Freight’s 8 Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities! This system provides excellent security at a price that won’t rip off your wallet!

The security system enables you to monitor up to eight separate cameras at one time (4 infrared day/night cameras come with the system – additional cameras sold separately). Features include an 8 channel H.264 network DVR, huge 500GB hard drive that comes preinstalled for recording with three modes – motion activated, manual activation and scheduled programmable recording. The set-up is easy and you can navigate with a remote control or mouse. The security system connects to your TV or monitor (not included).

Security Camera on Smart Phone

You can also monitor from most smart phones (advanced setup and additional equipment required).

Here’s what customers are saying about the 8 Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities:

I bought this product due to some recent vehicle damage and theft and stealing, also having my catalytic converter being cut out of my truck recently. I had it up and working in about 2 hours. Easy to follow instructions. Seems to work great so far. Very happy with this product. Very affordable and easy to use. – JRB, Wichita, KS

I bought this system as a deterrent for vandals or the like. Great price, easy setup. I had this setup and operational in no time. I am able to access the cameras from my Android phone and laptop computer from anywhere. – Tim, Hudson, NC

I use this to watch over a house I own in another town. It has value as a theft deterrent but I get a lot of satisfaction just seeing that the light timers are working. I put large thermometers in the basement and on the main floor in view of the cameras so I can be sure the heat is on and the pipes won’t freeze. Setup for a remote PC is easy if you are network savvy; the instructions are quite good… It’s great technology for the money. Amazed what I got. – Pinelands Guy, South Jersey

Capture up to 2500 hours of surveillance video with the 8 Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities, available at your local Harbor Freight store!

8 Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities
item#62463

Moving Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!

hardwood dolly

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
item#61899

Portable Power that Packs a Punch!

portable generator

When you’re on the move with camping, tailgating, hunting or other activities, the 900 Peak/700 Running Watts, 2 HP (63cc) 2 Cycle Gas Generator moves with you! This portable power supply features a 63cc air-cooled 2 cycle gas engine, 120-volt grounded receptacle and circuit breaker protection. Compact yet sturdy, this generator provides up to 5 hours of run-time at 50% capacity.

Customers swear by this one! Check out some of the reviews:

This is a great little generator. Easy to start, lightweight and trouble free operation. I have two of these generators and they are the best I’ve found … – Richard, Oregon

This has been a great generator. I have had it on my work truck for some time now. I do property preservation work and use this machine almost every day. It is light enough to carry around and is extremely easy to start. It’s perfect for running small tools or an air compressor. An added bonus is that it is not very loud. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a small generator. – Property King, Pennsylvania

I use this generator daily to charge batteries, provide current for TV, and as a cheap alternative to electricity needs out here off the grid. It starts easily on second or third pull of the rope! It does what it is made to do. I have recommended it to others. – Jethro, Oklahoma

To get your 900 Peak/700 Running Watts, 2 HP (63cc) 2 Cycle Gas Generator or to check out Harbor Freight’s full line of generators for all your power needs, visit your local Harbor Freight store!

900 Peak/700 Running Watts, 2 HP (63cc) 2 Cycle Gas Generator EPA/CARB
item#60338

Predator Performance!

6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engine EPA

Since its inception, the Predator line of engines has received rave reviews from customers who want the best while paying less! This 6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engine EPA available at Harbor Freight Tools is a real work horse and can be used to replace the engines on lawn mowers, log-splitters, pressure washers, cement mixers, compressors, water pumps and dozens of other machines.

The engine features gas-saving overhead valves for cooler, cleaner performance and a ball-bearing mounted horizontal shaft. The powerful gas engine also features a durable cast iron cylinder to improve wear, low oil sensor and auto shutdown when the oil level is too low for safe operation and user-friendly controls.

With over 300 reviews, this engine has an average rating of 4-1/2 out of 5 stars. Here what customers are saying:

I installed this engine on my log splitter and it started on the first pull. It is powerful and quiet! – Farmer Marc, Williamsport, PA

Recently ordered a new engine to repower my tired old roto-tiller. Checking prices from various suppliers, I decided on the new 6.6 HP Predator engine from Harbor Freight Tools. After installing the engine and going over the mechanicals to make sure everything was ready, I filled it with the correct amount of oil and fuel. When I was ready, the engine started up the very first pull of the cord. For the price, it’s an excellent value! Plus my old tiller is now ready for another 25 years! – Mechanic, Huntington, ID

Replaced the old engine from my John Deere snow blower, starts easy when cold or hot, has great power to throw the snow. I am very satisfied. Have used for 2 and a half winters so far with no issues. –  Guyforlogos, Minnesota

To get your 6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engine EPA, visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

If you want power and performance–and a price that won’t attack your budget, look no further than the 6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engine EPA from Harbor Freight!

6.5 HP (212cc) OHV Horizontal Shaft Gas Engine EPA
item#69730

Note that this engine is for sale outside of California only – refer to 69727 for the California compliant model.

Just Add Tools

30 In. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart Action Shot

Go mobile and stay organized with the US General 30 In. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart available exclusively from Harbor Freight Tools. This incredibly sturdy cart features rolled drawer edges, gas struts on the lid and spring-loaded drawer latches to hold drawers shut. Additional features include screwdriver storage slots built into the inner frame, ample storage compartment at the bottom for moving large objects plus two swivel and two locking 5 in. steel casters for superior mobility. The editors of Hot Bike Magazine proclaimed they were “Impressed with the quality construction and ease of use,” and Truckin’ Magazine voted it the “Winner – Best Mechanic’s Tool Cart”.

Here’s what customers are saying about the tool cart:

This cart is awesome! It feels sturdy and was pretty easy to assemble. I’ll be buying another one soon! – BigMike, Tallahassee

Used professionally in a union shop for working on cargo trucks. Very well made and very good quality for the price range. I am impressed with how HF has improved their tool box quality in the past year or so. Everything went together well and square. Drawers are smooth to operate. Hardware quality was very good. The serrated locking nuts are appreciated. Overall, an excellent toolbox. – Sidecarnutz, VA

I have been an automotive service technician for 16 years and purchased this tool cart to replace my current one. After one week of use I can say that this cart is built to last and I would not hesitate to purchase another one for my home shop. – Jimmy Vancouver, BC

There’s also an excellent fan video that shows its assembly and reviews the cart. Check it out here!

With over 8100 cubic inches of space, you can store up to 704 lbs. of equipment. Visit your local Harbor Freight and discover why Harbor Freight’s 30 in. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart is one of the best values in tool storage today!

30 In. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart
item#95272

Top Ten Items to Help with Spring Cleaning from Harbor Freight Tools

Spring is just around the corner and while we love the warmer weather, we cringe a bit at all the spring cleaning that awaits us. But cleaning can actually be fun when Harbor Freight Tools is in your corner. Check out the Top Ten Items to Help with Spring Cleaning from Harbor Freight Tools.

10.

5 gal. Wet Dry Vacuum Blower

5 gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum/Blower
item#62266

Lightweight and portable, the powerful motor on this 5 gallon wet or dry shop vacuum cleans up even the most stubborn debris and fluid with ease. A float valve prevents overfilling. Additional features include a corrosion resistant tank, blower mode to swiftly dust areas and shop equipment as well as three extension wands, crevice tool, floor nozzle, filter bag and dust bag. It’s a great shop vacuum to have in the workshop, garage or home.

 

9.

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths 12 Pk. in Action

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths 12 Pk.
item#60772

A great way to give your vehicle a top notch clean-and-shine but also ideal for using around the home or shop! The microfiber weave lifts and traps dust without scratching finishes. An added bonus is that these microfiber cloths can be machine washed and dried.

 

8.

24 in. Heavy Duty Push Broom

24 in. Heavy Duty Push Broom
item#60252

Clean up big jobs fast with this heavy duty push broom! The push broom features a strut-reinforced head, threaded aluminum ferrule and 53 in. wood handle for leverage and control. It’s ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.

 

7.

8 In Portable Ventilator

8 In Portable Ventilator
item#97762

This portable ventilator circulates and airs out rooms! Whether filled with fumes from painting or other finishes, the two-speed motor gets rid of dank air and strong smells quickly and easily. The ventilator features an aluminum blade and steel housing for long-lasting performance as well as an ergonomic handle for effortless carrying.

 

6.

1650 PSI 1.25 GPM Electric Pressure Washer in Action 3

1650 PSI 1.25 GPM Electric Pressure Washer
item#69488

This electric pressure washer utilizes up to 1650 PSI to power-clean walls, yard equipment and vehicles easily! Lightweight and portable, this pressure washer features a pressure hose over 13 ft. 8 in. long so you can reach tougher areas and 5 in. diameter wheels for easy transport.

 

5.

7 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 50 Pc Large

7 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 50 Pc Large
item#68505

Quality puncture-resistant gloves like these are must-haves to keep your hands intact when you’re wrist-deep in dirt, grease, grime, paint, solvents and the like. Powder-free and ideal for people with latex allergies, the 7mm gloves offer added protection while still providing dexterity. Also available in medium and extra-large sizes. Our customers swear by them!

 

4.

3-In-1 Electric Blower Vacuum Mulcher in Action

3-In-1 Electric Blower Vacuum Mulcher
item#62337

This efficient, electric leaf blower converts to a vacuum with the flip of a switch. First, you can blow the leaves into a pile, then switch to vacuum mode and turn that pile of leaves into mulch! Features include two speeds and a lightweight, balanced design.

 

3.

6 in. 5.7 Amp Heavy Duty Dual Action Variable Speed Polisher in Action

6 in. 5.7 Amp Heavy Duty Dual Action Variable Speed Polisher
item#69924

Get smooth, swirl-free finishes with this heavy duty polisher. The powerful 5.7 amp motor features 6 variable speed settings and a two-position side handle. Foam polishing pads are sold separately.

 

2.

Two Tier Easy-Store Step Ladder

Two Tier Easy-Store Step Ladder
item#67514

With a 225-lb. capacity, this two tier step ladder helps you get a step up on your next cleaning job! The ladder features an extra-large circular support frame, anti-skid feet, locking steps and an extra rail for added safety. The ladder also doubles as a chair, plus it’s collapsible for easy storage and transport.

 

1.

20 Bin Medium Portable Parts Storage Case in Action

20 Bin Medium Portable Parts Storage Case
item#93928

This storage case lays flat or stands upright and is designed to stack with our other portable parts storage cases. The case is made from heavy duty, unbreakable ABS and includes a built-in carrying handle for easy transportation. The storage case has removable bins and a transparent, quick-view top that locks down to keep contents in place.

Find the Harbor Freight Store nearest you or visit harborfreight.com for more great cleaning supplies and a wide array of tools!

 

The ½ In. Earthquake Impact Wrench Is Shakin’ Things Up!

One Half In. Professional Air Impact Wrench

The 1/2 In. Professional Air Impact Wrench from Harbor Freight Tools continues to dominate in its class by delivering more power with better weight distribution, lighter materials and compact housing compared to the competition. Additionally, premium grade components with close tolerances give this tool a longer lifespan than conventional air wrenches.

This impact wrench has received over 420 reviews with an average rating of 4-1/2 out of 5 stars. Here’s what customers are saying about this professional grade impact wrench:

“I bought this one year ago and have been using this in a professional shop. A year of use and is as powerful as the first day.” – phoby

“I have used it and was very impressed. I worked on auto for more than 25 yrs. Would recommend it to anyone that does any automotive repairs.” – drhimes

“This impact wrench gets the job done day in day out.” – By RUSSMOBILE1

Other features of this professional-grade impact wrench include three forward speeds and reverse, vent in the handle to direct exhaust away from the user and twin hammer design that delivers higher torque with less vibration.

If you do any kind of automotive or machinist work, the 1/2 in. Professional Air Impact Wrench from Harbor Freight is a must-have for your garage or shop! And be sure to check out our full line of Earthquake air impact tools!

1/2 in. Professional Air Impact Wrench
item#68424

Predator Generators: How To Prep, Run and Maintain Them for Years of Service

generator with wheel kit - brand new

You just bought– or are about to buy– your first generator. Good move, it’ll be a valuable asset to you and your family, especially in times of emergency. But, even though it’s got a gas engine and a pull cord, a generator isn’t the same thing as a lawn mower or weed whacker. There are a number of steps involved in the prepping, running and maintaining of your generator that you should be aware of before you try to do anything with it. Here are a few tips to make sure you get a smooth, safe operation, and the power you need:

generator outdoors

  • CRUCIAL– If you take anything away from this post, it’s that you NEVER run your generator in a garage (even an open garage) and NEVER run it in the house. Keep it outside, at least 15 feet from the house, and way away from all windows. As valuable as your generator is to keeping things going, it’s also a carbon monoxide machine. But of course, when used properly, it’s invaluable.

generator manual

  • Before you do anything, read the generator’s manual, from cover to cover. The more you know about your portable gas generator, the more apt you are not to do anything wrong, and it will provide many years of low-maintenance emergency power.

grounding rod

  • Prior to setup, you’ll need to ground the generator. This is done by connecting a #6 AWG grounding wire from the Grounding Terminal to a grounding rod (above) which is at least 24 inches in the ground. The grounding rod must be an earth-driven copper or brass rod that can adequately ground the generator. The grounding wire and rod may not be included with the generator, so make sure you get those as well when you make your purchase.
  • A great feature that some gas generators have is an electric start, because they can make starts fast and effortless. If yours has an electric start, now’s the time to make sure the 12v battery is installed and connected.

generator oil fill

  • Next you need to add the fluids. A key to a generators long life– as with any engine– is oil. It’s also helpful to know that without oil, the generator won’t start. Check the manual and make sure you’re using the right oil type and changing it according to manufacturer’s specifications. SAE10W30 is often recommended for general-purpose, all-temperature use.

generator gas fill

  • Add fuel to within 1″ of the rim of the tank. Be careful never to overfill. Unless otherwise instructed, use regular Unleaded 87 Octane gasoline.

generator startup

  • Now you’re ready to start the generator. Note the slight difference in the above chart between the Manual Start and the Electric Start.
  • Let the gennie run briefly before you plug anything into it, and make sure when you do plug something in, that the appliance is off. Plug in appliances one at a time, and power each one up before you plug in the next one. You want to make sure you’ve got the power to accommodate them. Pay attention to the watts of each unit before you plug it in after the other; you want to always stay under the generator’s max. If the generator overloads, it could damage the appliances.
  • Now you’re ready to rock n’ roll!

Other tips to keep in mind…

  • Never connect your generator with a power cord into an electrical outlet in the house. This power will “back feed” into the utility lines running to your house, and in the event of a blackout, this could kill a utility crew member called to restore power to the neighborhood.
  • Only use  a proper power cord. The power provided by your gas generator is measured in watts. A power cord is measured in amps. If, for whatever reason, you need a replacement power cord, choose one that matches the most powerful outlet on your generator. The power cord would need to be heavy-duty, at least 12 gauge, and less than 100 feet.
  • Never refuel a running generator– or even one with a still-hot engine! The heat could ignite the gas. Shut it off and let it cool for at least 10 minutes. And only refuel in a well-ventilated area.
  • Change the oil during lengthy outages. Check your manual for the proper intervals. If your generator doesn’t have an hour meter (telling you how long it’s been running), keep a log so you don’t lose track.
  • Conserve your gas! If the neighborhood power went out, chances are local gas stations are also down. Only use whatever appliances you need to and, if possible, turn it off overnight. A refrigerator can handle no power for 3-4 hours.

When you’re done

  • When the power comes back, drain the gas from the generator. If you leave the gas in, it can ruin the carburetor.
  • Change the oil one last time.
  • Every month, feed the generator a 1/2 gallon of gas and run it for at least 30 minutes. This will prevent blockage in the carb.

Your portable gas generator will be ready for the next emergency, and will last for years!

When you’re ready to purchase your generator, but need help determining what size to get, here’s a GENERATOR BUYING GUIDE to help you out. And don’t make any decisions until you’ve had the chance to look at the award-winning Predator Generators at Harbor Freight Tools! Read the reviews and research the YouTube videos, and you’ll learn for yourself what a great value they really are.

Hyperbole aside, in the event of an emergency, having a portable gas generator can mean the difference between life and death for you and/or a member of your family.