Harbor Freight Gets Up In Your Grill

Surfing for BBQ-ing tips the other day, I wandered into some chat forums where it’s “All-Barbecue, All the Time.” Make no mistake, those “Q-ers” are serious about cooking their meat. The best cuts, types of fuel, which wood for smoking, the tools, curing, venting, seasoning & preparing, temps and times. To them, grilling a steak is like customizing a car– the body may be pretty, but it’s all about what goes under the hood.

Not happy with their out-of-the-box units, some guys retrofit their BBQ grills (as I said, like a car). For example, Phil Lee of Hawg Heaven Smokin’ Barbecue modified his smoker…

bbq mod

…with 10” air tires (#30900) to better deal with mobility on lawns, parks, campsites and such.

My favorite modification is the BBQ trailer: A Q-er will either remove the legs from their BBQ grill, and then bolt or weld them onto a utility trailer, or build one up from scratch–making them über-mobile! Here’s a great example of a customized, homemade barbecue trailer– created by a fellow named Spankerchief– on SmokingMeatForums.com

bbq smoker trailer

…using the Haul-Master 1720 Lb. Capacity Super Duty 48″ X 96″ Utility Trailer with 12” Wheels (#94564). In fact, every BBQ forum I clicked on had at least one thread where an adventurous “trailer Q-er” incorporated a Haul-Master utility trailer from Harbor Freight. Several put their projects together using the popular & affordable Chicago Electric 90 Amp Flux Wire Welder (#68887).

The online BBQ cooks were all loaded for bear with gear that supported their grilling operations. The Propane Torch with Igniter (#91037) was a favorite– for its turbo performance and for its great, low price. The Instant Read Digital Thermometer (#95382) was also popular, for its accuracy and, again, price. Also included were the Compact Food Slicer (#42787), Electric Meat Grinder (#99598) and plenty of protective wear like nitrile, PVC-dipped and/or welding gloves.

Needless to say, I was bitten by the BBQ bug and ended up getting a “barrel-style” barbecue grill with smoker side box, as well as the igniter and thermometer. I also picked up this pair of welding gloves, and, of course, a BBQ cookbook. I’ll probably get the 10” wheels next (they look cool).

Now all I have to do is experiment on the meat and hope I don’t burn anything vital… like Sunday dinner.

An Auto Darkening Welding Helmet That’s a Shade Above the Competition

auto darkening welding helmet with blue flame design

Auto-darkening welding helmet switches instantaneously from clear to dark right when you start welding!

Check out the Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Blue Flame Design (Chicago Electric 91214) from Harbor Freight Tools! For arc, MIG or TIG welding, you can’t go wrong with this auto darkening welding helmet that goes from clear to dark as soon as you start welding! The superior lens takes just 1/25,000th of a second to darken from clear #4 to its dark state and the variable shade control allows you to adjust the darkness from shades #9 to #13.

The lens on this welding helmet also includes high/low light-sensitivity adjustment as well as ultraviolet and infrared protection so you can see clearly and work safely. And with a padded interior for a comfortable fit and its stylish blue flame design, this amazing welding auto darkening helmet is the perfect way to top off your welding wardrobe.

For a safe and efficient welding helmet auto darkening is the way to go. Just put your welding helmet on and start welding! And, of course, for affordable auto darkening welding helmets, Harbor Freight is the place to go! The equally eye-catching Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Racing Stripe Design is also available, so pick the look that fits you for a price that fits any budget.

Weld Plastics at Different Melting Points with This Plastic Welder

plastic welder

This heavy duty Plastic Welder (Chicago Electric 96464) is temperature adjustable to handle a variety of applications!

Not all plastics melt at the same temperature!  Why use a multitude of tools when just one will suffice?  The Chicago Electric Plastic Welder and Welding Kit (SKU 96464) from Harbor Freight Tools makes plastic welding easier no matter the application.  This heavy duty plastic welder is temperature adjustable for welding a variety of plastics, framing or bending plastic, and many other applications most plastic welding kits won’t handle.

And if you think that’s all this plastic welding kit can do, you’re in for a surprise!  You can:

  • Break down paint, solvents, or varnish
  • Dry non-flammable wet surfaces
  • Generate hot air in machines or equipment
  • And more!

Great for the Do-It-Yourselfer and Professional Alike

This amazing plastic welder makes a great addition to your other plastic welding equipment and might very well replace a few of them too!  With a stainless steel heating barrel and tip, light sensor and thermal protector to prevent overload and a convenient user manual to serve as your plastic welding how-to guide, it’s sure to become your go-to tool for all your plastic welding needs.

Pick one up today and see what the Chicago Electric Plastic Welder and Welding Kit can do for you!