Weld with Style and the Blue Flame Welding Helmet!

While safety and eye-protection is important, sometimes you want a little style with your welding helmet on top of the basic features. At Harbor Freight, we have a few cool options that will add some style and flair to any garage or welding shop. If you’re looking to pick out a welding helmet that stands out from the rest, take a look at the Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Blue Flame Design (Item #: 91214)!

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For just $54.99, you get all the great features you’d expect with any top-of-the-line welding helmet, plus more. As soon as you start welding, the lens on this helmet darkens in just 1/25,000th of a second for optimal protection and safety while welding. Also, you can work in comfort with an adjustable head strap and padded interior. This helmet works so well, you might forget you have it on! That is, until you hear all the compliments you’re getting about how awesome it looks on you.

“This helmet has a quick flash response. It works just as good as any high $$$ helmet. I work with a 125AMP MIG/Flux welder and I have no problems with the flash rate. I was very hesitant on buying this one but, boy I’m glad I did. The settings are easy to control. Definitely one of my smartest purchases.” – by Big Ed’s Harley Repair from Phoenix, AZ

“I asked my wife to get this for me for Christmas last year. I just got a chance to use it. It works perfectly! The adjustments to speed and sensitivity are perfect. As a former professional welder I was amazed that something so low cost could work so good. The suspension is a bit less than desired, but for the money? This is a GREAT DEAL. So, 5 stars is valid. Thanks Harbor Feight for another great deal on a tool.” – by gliverson from Boise, ID

“Bought the 170 amp welder earlier and just as with that, I went a step up and got this helmet. Really pleased. Adjustable darkening works great. Tension adjusters allow the helmet to stay up with no fuss. On/Off in a flash allows much better results with MIG welding. Adjustable head strap is also comfortable. No problems so far so we’ll see but am very pleased for the money.” – by Mr Beam from Windham, NH

From professional welders to beginners in the field, this welding helmet satisfies the requirements for all skill levels. Whether you’ll be using the helmet constantly or intermittently, you’ll find that it helps you get the job done right without getting in your way. However, I can’t guarantee other customers won’t get in your way when you try to grab this hot item! So get down to your local Harbor Freight store today and grab one for yourself!

A Tote-ally Awesome Tool Tote!

We all love toolboxes but sometimes they just aren’t practical (or comfortable) to carry around from job to job. If you’re looking for a tool storage alternative that features all the storage capacity you need while remaining easy to carry and durable, Harbor Freight has your solution. Check out the 19” Tool Tote (Item #: 61470) which retails for the paltry sum of $19.99! With the money you save, you could even pick up a few extra tools and accessories to start filling it with.

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And you’ll certainly be able to fit a shocking amount of tools and equipment in this handy tool tote. Aside from a huge central pocket for bigger power tools, you also get 13 outside pockets for placing hand tools or smaller accessories until you need them.  Until you do though, they’ll stay safe and protected by the durable polyester construction and a tough rubber bottom. That means the tote takes a beating while ensuring that your tools don’t! And neither does your tool budget, for that matter.

“Get rid of your metal/plastic tool boxes. Get rid of your bucket bag. GET THIS! Way easier than a tool box, fits all my pliers and screwdrivers in outside slots with sockets inside. Has multiple straps inside for drill etc. Much easier than always opening a tool box or, even worse, one with drawers that open every time you carry it. Great price….metal handle…..think you will like it.” – by DogTag from Ft. Worth, TX

“I work professionally installing hard wood floors. I need a lot of hand tools with me on the job. Don’t like a tool box where you just throw your tools all together and then have to dig for the one you need. This is perfect, it allows you to keep your tools organized and you can find what you need fast and easy. I’ve had this tool bag for about three months now and it’s held up great. Similar tool bags cost twice as much, this one is a great value.” – by Dom from Omaha, NE

Once you’ve gotten over the fact that Dom & DogTag may be the greatest unmade buddy cop action TV series ever, you’ll realize that these guys know what they’re talking about. Whether you’re a casual do-it-yourselfer or a professional contractor, the 19” Tool Tote is a great way to help organize and protect your tools while also being able to take them just about anywhere! Get to your local Harbor Freight store and grab one today!

What Holds Over Two Tons of Tools and is Red All Over?

That would be the 72”, 18 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet (Item #: 61656) from U.S. General at Harbor Freight Tools! But it’s no riddle as to why these heavy duty tool chests are so popular. Not only does it provide superior tool storage, but it is also easily maneuverable to wherever you need it to be in your shop or garage thanks to rugged, smooth-rolling 6” casters. This tough, super-sized unit is the perfect combination of security and accessibility for anyone who is serious about tools.

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With this monster roller cabinet in your garage, you can load up 4,600 lbs. worth of tools, equipment, and accessories for organization and safe-keeping. If you’re looking for the top-of-the-line in tool storage and organization, you’ve found it. And it comes with:

  • Ball bearing slides on all drawers. Getting to your tools is quick and easy
  • Powder coated glossy finish. This cabinet isn’t just stylish, it’s built to last too.
  • Lockable drawers. Your tools stay organized and also secure from nosy neighbors or kids.
  • Non-slip liners in all drawers. Your tools will stay right where they’re supposed to.

“I have not had a new tool cabinet since 1970. I am an avid DIY’er and tinkerer…. When I saw this cabinet I knew it would be the great place to put over 40 years of hand tool accumulation and now I want the side boxes too. It is very heavily built, has the double slides, comes with drawer liners and even labels for the drawer fronts, so far it’s everything that an owner could want.” – by Fuzzyjets from Iowa

“Needed something for the home with a lot of storage space. This fit the bill perfectly. Some people may knock it for not being one of the “Big Brand” tool boxes. To them I say this… Does it fit my needs – Yes. Is it reasonable quality when compared to the “Big Brand” – Yes. Did it come with a payment book – No. Let’s face it it’s not a 10 thousand buck box but it certainly is rugged and sure to give years of service. And I can buy a bunch of them for what the other’s cost so who is ahead of the game?” – by Vinmar from Connecticut

“I use this box every day in an agricultural dealership. Stepped up from a big name toolbox and I am so satisfied. I do not have to roll the box around as it is used at my bay. I truly love the fact that the deep drawers have 4 roller bearing tracks. Of all the other boxes I looked at this is the one aspect that really set it apart for me. A very similar box on the weekly “Tool Truck” sold for $3995.00 and did not have the dual tracks on the deep drawers. This HFT cabinet is HUGE and the absolute best money I have ever spent on a tool storage unit. I now have a little more money to spend on the tools to go into this box, and that’s what helps me make money!” – by Sarge from North Carolina

From the casual handyman to the professional contractor, this Industrial Roller Cabinet fulfills the needs of nearly anyone who needs a place to store their tools. This unit isn’t just a place to put your stuff though, it’s a home for your tools where they will be safe, organized, and ready to go when you need them. So get down to your local Harbor Freight store today and grab one. Your tools will thank you.

A Great Welder for Any Skill Level

Tackle small jobs while saving big money with the 90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder (Item #: 61849)! At just $109.99, this handy little welding unit is the perfect tool for handling minor repairs or other tasks that could cost double if you hired someone else to do them. And the best part of this welder is that no gas is needed so you get the functionality of a MIG welder without any of the usual hassle. Easy to set-up and easy to use, this Flux Cored Welder is a necessity for any home garage or professional shop!

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This Flux Core Arc Welder (FCAW) is specifically designed to use self-shielding flux-cored welding wire. That means one less step for you when getting a welding job done. While a normal MIG welder would require gas and regulators, this welder from Harbor Freight is a terrific way around that issue. Even if you’re a welding beginner, the Flux Core Welder is just the ticket for gaining the experience you need to become a welding expert. Just ask some of these satisfied customers:

“Great price. Seems to be a nice light duty welder and it is not meant for continuous welds. Instructions say 2 minutes weld time with 8 minutes cool down. It does do a decent job for small jobs. I built a fence panel using 1/8″ steel and this little welder did a good job. My welding skills need practice, but that’s a different story. Follow the instructions and stay within parameters. I have had no problems so far.” – by Dave from Las Vegas, NV

“I purchased this welder to install an axle on my work trailer. This welder was cheaper than the price I got to weld the axle by a pro. Anyways, this welder was even easier than I thought. After a few spools of practice I finally decided to give it a try on something useful. This welder worked great. It was so fun that I started making all kinds of things for my shop and trailer. I run it off a 20 amp outlet and it works great. I have owned it for about 5 months. I have gone through about ten spools of wire just messing around. You can’t beat the price. It does what it says it will and more. After a little practice, I can now weld and make it look OK. The only thing is the duty cycle is 20% so you can only weld on high for around 2 minutes out of every 10 minutes. If you need more than that maybe you need a bigger welder. This one is perfect for me.” – by Doug Welder from Lynn, MA

If anyone knows welding, it’s a guy named Doug Welder. And it gets his stamp of approval. Thanks, Mr. Welder! So, if you’re ready to start welding your own projects, get down to your local Harbor Freight store and pick one of these 90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welders up today!

A Hex-ceptional Hex Key Set!

Fasteners come in different shapes and sizes and you never know what style of hex key you’ll need to get a project completed. Luckily, you can solve all of your hex key woes with one quick purchase from Harbor Freight Tools. The 3 Piece SAE/Metrix/Torx Folding Hex Key Set (Item #: 94905) contains three hex key wrench sets for the low price of just $6.49. That means you can now handle SAE, metric, and star fasteners in a variety of sizes with ease.

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Not only are these hex keys conveniently color coded for easy identification, they’re also comfortable to use thanks to rubberized handles. Plus, with a rust-resistant black oxide finish, they’re built to last so you can rely on these hex key wrenches for many projects to come. Whether it’s building furniture or handling certain automotive repairs, this hex key set is a fantastic addition to any handyman’s toolbox. Don’t be caught without the correct hex key!

“Used these a few times for your everyday job. Then I was replacing a tire rod and had to use this for some funky set up. I cranked this hard. I though the plastic would break for sure. Nothing to lose since there’s a lifetime guarantee, but it held up and still works fine.” – by Greg P from Boston, MA

“Another quality product from our friends at HF. Yes they are a little bulky, but the comfort of the grip is totally worth the tiny bit of extra space taken up in your tool box.” – by Dokey Man from Boulder Creek, CA

Compact and reliable, these hex key wrenches fit in your pocket just as easily as your tool box or tool belt. And they’ll likely fit just about any hex key fastener you come across. So get over to your local Harbor Freight and pick this set up today!

Cut Your Projects Down to Size

With the 10”, 13 Amp Industrial Table Saw (Item #: 68827) in your garage, you can kick any work station up a notch! This bench table saw allows you to cut with accuracy and precision. Yes, I know those words both mean the same thing but both are required to describe the greatness of this table saw. It’s practically like having a professional woodworking shop right in your own home! Because with this versatile saw, you’ll have all the features you need to get your project done right.

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Whatever you’re working on, it’s kept stable and steady by a heavy duty, extra-wide aluminum table top so your cuts are smooth and precise. With the included adjustable rip fence, inch/metric scale, and adjustable miter gauge, you’ll be able to achieve the exact cut and look you want for nearly any woodworking project. Plus, the Industrial Table Saw is designed with safety in mind as well. The transparent blade guard, a rocker safety switch with safety pull, and overload protection all provide a little extra peace of mind so you can work without distractions.

“So far so good! Bought it Monday 12-01-14. So far, I have cut 6″ off of 680 hard wood floorboards and 3″ off each end to make the 100 year old floorboards useable again. I have no problems with this saw at all. I think I am going to like it. Next I have to rip 400 hard wood floorboards to go with the ones I have already cut to length. I have over three thousand boards to put into this 118 year-old house to try and restore her. For a 70 year old man, I have my work cut out for me and this table saw.” – by Animal Jim from Denison, TX

“I love this saw. I replaced this saw because my old table saw was on it’s lest leg and fell apart. For the money it got me out of a jam. The more I use it the more I like it. I love the safety guards as well. If you buy this saw don’t be a fool and not use the safety guards. It is a very safe tool. I recommend this tool all day long. Great value.” – by Wolfie from Portmouth, RI

“I started a small woodworking business out of my garage. I used to only use a circular saw to rip boards in half and my cuts were never straight. Then I picked up this table saw and it works AMAZING! Very easy to put together and mount on a table. It was on sale for only $99, you just can’t beat that! I couldn’t be happier with this saw and how easy it was to get a replacement when it had a faulty switch. I have purchased a whole garage full of tools now from HF and I am very happy with how they all work.” – by Crocker Twin Creations from Lewisville, TX

Whether your project is big or small, this handy 10”, 13 Amp Industrial Table Saw makes it easier. Powerful, safe and reliable, the table saw is also designed with a 3” rear dust chute to cut down on mess too. No matter what your cutting needs are, this saw is a must-have addition to your shop or garage! Get to your local Harbor Freight store and pick one up today for just $129.99.

Keep Warm With the Dual Temperature Heat Gun!

I’m not sure how much scientific validity the Groundhog Day custom has but, if Punxsutawney Phil does see his shadow today, you may be staying indoors for a few more weeks. And there’s no better way to keep yourself occupied AND warm than with the 1500 Watt Dual Temperature Heat Gun (Item #: 96289) from Harbor Freight Tools! If it’s going to be cold for a few more weeks, then you might as well take up a hobby that will also keep your hands toasty, right?

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Of course, there is much more you can do with this heat gun than just quick-drying glue. There are lots of practical uses, especially for during the colder months of the year. Pipes that have frozen over, or are in danger of doing so, can be easily thawed with the heat gun, saving you time, money and hassle down the road. Also, peeling paint or removing decals is a breeze. But no matter what you use this Dual Temperature Heat Gun for, it’s sure to be a hot item in your tool kit. And for just $14.99, it’s a steal on any budget!

”Got this on sale last month for the lowest price I’ve ever seen it offered for. Figured I had nothing to lose. It heats up quickly, it’s comfortable to use, it’s very quiet, and it’s CHEAP. I may buy another to have a backup because even if this were to burn out after a few months of use it would STILL be an excellent value.” – by TerribleRedMonster from NWPA (Northwest Pennsylvania?)

“I needed to repair my son’s Galaxy Tab 3 screen, had to have heat to complete the job. I watched videos on changing tablet/cellular glass, but with this heat gun I was able to lift the glass off in half the time it took on the how to video. Now I’m going around cleaning house with it! Stickers, tape, or anything unsightly or annoying stuck to my home furnishings, works like a charm.” – by Big Al from Hudson, FL

“I have used this gun multiple times over the last year both for short term applications like heating shrink tubing and longer applications requiring applying heat for several minutes such as bending 2″ PVC pipe It has worked flawlessly for all. Can’t be beat for the price.” – by Ragermack from Oregon

With the two temperature settings on this awesome heating tool, you’ll be able to handle a variety of jobs while, of course, staying warm until winter is over. And then when it starts warming up outside, you can do some warming up outside with your new heat gun! Great for indoor and outdoor use, this heat gun is another terrific item from Harbor Freight that is tops in both price and quality. Get to your local store and pick one up today!

Make Drain Cleaning a DIY Adventure!

For any home owner (and some renters), the pain and hassle of a clogged drain is all too familiar. Not to mention, the expense of calling out a plumber to handle the situation. But now, you can easily tackle those problems yourself with the 50 Ft. Commercial Power-Feed Drain Cleaner with GFCI (Item #: 68284) from Harbor Freight Tools! With this motorized drain cleaner, you can clear out, clean out, and unclog bathroom sinks, toilets, and pipes between 2 and 4 inches to your heart’s content without having to pay someone else to do it. Thus, saving yourself plenty of money as well as embarrassment from roommates and significant others who may judge you for requiring assistance with the plumbing in your own house.

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With this handy drain cleaner ready to go, you’ll almost beg for clogged drains, just so you can show it off. The “power-feed” means you won’t have to get messy by pulling out the drain snake yourself, and extra-large wheels allow for easy mobility to wherever you need the unit to be. As for the GFCI, that stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. This safety feature automatically shuts the drain cleaner off if necessary, saving you and others from possibly getting shocked. One thing that is guaranteed to shock you however is the low price on this heavy duty drain cleaner. For just $399.99, you won’t have to worry about calling in a plumber for clogged drains again.

“I’ve used commercial machines before that I have rented & the only thing I can find different is the fact that this one is much lighter & more user friendly! It paid for itself on the first use! I really shopped around & even looked at the lesser model, but for the difference in price & features, this is the better deal! I would recommend this one VERY highly! The people at Harbor Freight in Independence, Mo were very helpful in explaining the feature differences that helped me decide. No pressure just good facts!” – by Doc the Plumber from Independence, MO

“I bought this in the last week since plumbers have priced themselves out of sight! I thought it would be larger than the unit the last plumber used and it was! I have to admit I was skeptical but I was amazed at the ease of use and the strength of this unit. I had a clog in a 3 inch pipe and I had to go to the roof vent to hit it. After 30 plus feet the front bathroom sink and back bathroom shower were flowing better than three years ago when the plumber did this! I didn’t just go until I hit the first clog and call it done but went further and found whatever was knocked loose had just moved down stream and clogged again. This unit has the power and length I needed to do a great job and clean up afterwards was a breeze.” – by Randy M. from De Moines, IA

For cleaning pipes at home or on the job, this is the ideal DIY tool! If you need further proof, or just a visual demonstration, check out the video by YouTube user megalodon1 here:

THE 12 MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS IN YOUR TOOLBOX

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So, up until now you haven’t had much call to for bunch of tools (and you’re sticking to that story). But then things start happening. The bathroom faucet is dripping. The Mrs. decides it’s time to install new light fixtures. It’s the night before a birthday and you need to put a bike together. The cute divorcée next door needs a pair of big, strong hands. It’s time to be self-reliant. With just a handful of tools– and some elemental know-how that you can pick up from your dad or YouTube– believe it or not, you can personally handle most of the basic household projects that speed bump into your personal time. So, as you embark on this new journey of self-reliance, we’re here to share with you you the 12 simple-yet-powerful tools you need to have in your arsenal. No doubt, others will chime in with suggestions of their own because, well, that’s what tool guys do. The great thing about these tools is, they’re all affordable, so you can be all locked and loaded after one quick trip to Harbor freight. Here they are:

 

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Claw Hammer

Claw Hammer

The hammer could be your favorite go-to tool. From driving in nails (or yanking them out), to starting screws and aligning holes, to full-scale demolition detail, the 16-ounce claw hammer packs just the right punch you need for the job. In fact, you’ll probably find yourself pulling it out for projects you don’t even need it for. You know, just in case. Instead of the “old school” wooden handle, we recommend you go with a fiberglass one: they absorb impact a heckuva lot better and they don’t crack or splinter. Also, when you go buy one, try a few different hammers out and feel the heft and balance in your hand. Like a bat or a bowling ball, if it feels good, it makes all the difference. Just watch out for passing patrons when you start swinging it in the store.

 

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Flathead & Phillips Screwdriver Set

Screwdriver Set

Contrary to popular belief, the slotted flathead screwdriver is not dead, not yet. Therefore, it’s inevitable that you’ll need both flathead and Phillips screwdrivers in your journeys. Start out with a basic set of both. Besides slotted screws, the flathead screwdriver is also excellent for lifting the lids off paint cans, scraping off old paint and epoxy, nudging things and emancipating personal items locked in briefcases with lost keys. The Phillips screwdriver has gained more popularity, though, because it’s designed to give a user more torque than is possible with a flathead screwdriver, so when possible, go with Phillips screws.

stripped screwAlso, the last thing you want to have in the middle of a project, is a screwdriver or a screw that starts stripping before you can loosen or tighten, so make sure the following things are true:

  • Make sure the pilot hole is approximately the same size as the inside diameter of the screw threads.
  • Make sure the screwdriver head fits the screw nicely.
  • Put some weight into it when you’re turning the screw, so that it holds its place and isn’t tempted to slip its grip.
  • Make sure the screwdriver is in line with the screw as you turn. Coming at it from an angle is a sure method of stripping.

This Pittsburgh Pro screwdriver set is an excellent starting point for your tool arsenal. As jobs come your way, you may need to acquire either a larger or smaller one, but these will tackle most household projects.

 

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Tape Measure

Tape Measure

Whether you’re building a workbench, seeing if a big screen TV will fit on a wall, verifying the diameter of a pipe, or measuring a room, a trusty 25′ retractable tape measure is a must. In fact, since they’re so inexpensive, we’d go as far as to say buy four: one for the toolbox, one for upstairs, one for downstairs, and one for the car. I mean, who likes fetching a tape measure on the other side of the house? It also goes without saying, throw a pencil in the box as well. If you’re grabbing the tape measure, you’ll probably be grabbing one of those, too.

 

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Adjustable Wrench Set

Adjustable Wrench

Of all the tools in your arsenal, besides your hammer, this baby will probably see the most action. Because one adjustable wrench can handle different sized nuts and bolts, it’s like having 50 wrenches in one. So you could literally be walking around the place, tightening your kid’s trike wheels, the BBQ’s frame, the microwave cart and the Gatling gun tripod without ever going back to the toolbox. When using an adjustable wrench, adjust the jaws to fit precisely over the nut, rocking the wrench slightly as you tighten, to help secure a firm fit. Also, for added strength, make sure the nut is positioned as deep as it will go into the throat of the adjustable wrench. As with the aforementioned screwdriver set, the crescent wrench set shown could take on most of whatever your honey-do list can throw at it. There may an occasion to get a bigger one along the way, but those kind of jobs are rare and far between.

 

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Socket Set

 Socket Set

If you’re dealing with a lot of nut-n-bolt action– usually on an engine or other machinery– then it’s time to put aside the crescent wrench and pull out the “big guns”– the socket set. Socket sets can exponentially speed up a project like an ordinary crescent wrench never could. They’re so convenient and effective, in fact, you’ll actually get giddy over the chance to pull it out. This is because of the ratchet that comes with it, a mechanism that eliminates the need to remove and refit the socket on every stroke. Also, because the tool will turn the bolt when swinging in one direction, but won’t pull it back when returning.  A good basic household socket set with about a dozen or so sockets, a ratchet and an extension will prove almost always sufficient for household jobs, such as driving in lag bolts, tightening bolts or other occasional repairs, builds or tasks. Like all guys, you will love your ratchet, and will probably look for excuses to buy several. Which brings us to the Husband’s Litmus Test: If she says, “But, you already have a ratchet,” then you know, she doesn’t understand you.

 

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Locking Pliers

Locking Pliers

Locking pliers are designed to provide maximum locking force and come in handy when you need an extra hand to work with. Then, when the job is done, a quick release disengages the tool for the next step. Extremely versatile, you can employ this multitasking tool as pliers, a pipe wrench, an adjustable wrench, wire cutters, a ratchet, or a clamp. The three shown here can take care of most stuff around the house and garage.

 

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Needle Nose Pliers

Needle Nose Pliers

An valuable tool for electrical work, this little guy can be a lifesaver for projects that require you to cut, bend, re-position, grip or strip wire. They’re also used for crafts, jewelry making, computer repairs, bomb defusing and other functions . Because of their long and skinny shape, they’re particularly useful for getting into tight spots. You can also use them to pinch your bratty nephew.

 

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Cordless Drill

Cordless Drill

Power tools are awesome, but most are unnecessary for the garden-variety shtuff around the house. That said, a cordless drill is a must-have component in your toolbox arsenal. It can be used for drilling holes into sheet rock and driving screws into a 2×4. So, if you’re “earthquake-proofing” furniture, installing towel bars or sawing holes in the back of your entertainment center, this is the go-to tool . When choosing a cordless drill, you want one with lots of power, which is measured by the amount of voltage in its battery. An 18v is a good size for home use, and make sure it’s got variable speeds for different jobs, and is reversible. The reversible feature will come in handy if you need to take some screws out when you realize the outhouse door needs to swing out, not in.

 

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Hand Saw

Hand Saw

Now, let’s turn to Old School. A great misconception is the idea that you need an electric saw to make cuts. All you really need is a simple hand saw in your toolkit. You don’t have to run an extension cord, you don’t have to recharge a battery, and you can catch yourself alot faster if the cut’s going awry.The image of a wooden-grip hand saw has long been the iconic symbol of the DIY craftsman. A good general-purpose hand saw is the go-to tool for trimming branches or cutting lumber for a DIY project. It’s also the one tool you want to make sure you’ve got a good pair of work gloves to wear while using.

 

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Magnetic Torpedo level

Level

Whether you’re hanging pictures, putting up a curtain rod,  or affixing shelves to a wall, a straight line is absolutely crucial. You don’t want to put a bunch of nails in the wall, only to step back and see your family portraits are all askew. To get the job done right the first time, you need a level. There are some hoity-toity laser levels out there, but you can’t beat the sweet satisfaction of getting that bubble in the middle. Of course, if you enjoy getting the stinkeye from certain cohabitants,  go ahead and just keep doing it by eye. ‘Cause you’re so good at it. Seriously, get this tool, you’ll be happy you did. On the level.

 

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Utility Knife

Utility Knife

This tool might not put out the sexy like other tools, but we bet it’ll never gather dust at the bottom of your toolbox. You’ll find the utility knife to be a stupendous sidekick with every project: Stripping wire, cutting rope, rubber hose or plastic strapping, snipping the sealed tips off epoxy tubes, scraping paint… you get the point. When nothing else in the arsenal can help, the utility knife steps up to the plate.

 

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Toolbox

Toolbox

Well, duh. As time goes on, you’ll probably graduate to a tool cart, then a tool cabinet, and maybe even a wall of tool chests. In the meantime, the humble shlep-around toolbox is the perfect receptacle for carrying your basic tools to any household project. Keep it simple and solid, and it’ll never leave you, even when you need more storage.

 

No doubt, some of you think we overlooked some items you think are crucial to the ensemble. Duct tape. WD-40. The InSinkErator tool. Everyone’s needs could slightly deviate based on their home situations, but we’re standing by this list. So? Go thou, get thee tools and be useless no more.

 

Reach New Heights with the Portable Scaffold!

Got a big painting job to do? Or how about a drywall job of any size? If so, then Harbor Freight is here to help you tackle your project with the assistance of the Heavy Duty Portable Scaffold (Item #: 69055)! Not only is this essential tool made to hold up to 900 pounds, but it is also easily maneuverable thanks to smooth rolling, nonmarring casters for no-hassle positioning. And when you have the scaffold right where you want it, the casters lock in place for stability while you work.

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Sure you could lay a wooden plank across two sawhorses but when it comes to ensuring your safety and a high quality results, you don’t want to take any risks. With the Heavy Duty Portable Scaffold, you can focus on your work and not staying balanced. The scaffold is adjustable from 28” to 71-1/8” in height, allowing you to reach high spots and even ceilings while built-in fittings allow for optional safety rails or toe-boards. Whether you’re repainting your home or working on professional drywall projects daily, this scaffold is the easy, reliable, and affordable solution for reaching high spots safely.

“Easy to assemble and easy to roll around. It’s worth every bit of its cost.” – by Steve from Fresno, CA

“Repaired electrical fixtures in the ceiling….this is cost effective. Just couldn’t find anything wrong to say about it! It fits my budget.” – by J. Collins from San Francisco, CA

This is an excellent tool for assisting you with a wide range of jobs and projects. With 30 height adjustments, you get the perfect positioning no matter what the task may be. Unless it’s washing windows on skyscrapers or something. That would probably require something a lot more complex. But, for home use and occasional professional use, you won’t find a better deal than the Heavy Duty Portable Scaffold, available for $199.99 from Harbor Freight Tools!