PSA: Tool Disposal Notice! Harbor Freight Highlights

For those of you poor, downtrodden 'dorkers, without access to the Creme de la Creme Equipment Supplier: Harbor Freight - I'm honored to share some of the highlights from the latest flyer. At least I think it's the latest flyer - hard to tell when they send one every other day.
Tool Disposal Notice! Buy Now and Save!
10" Compound Slide Miter Saw $99.99 90891-1YJA 18g 3/8"-2" Brad Nailer $29.99 46309-2YJA (As reviewed by Fine Woodworking!) 14" 4 speed 'Dorking Bandsaw $299.99 32208-5YJA 18V Cordless 4 Tool Combo $39.99 90374-2YJA 8" C2 Tungsten Carbide Tipped Dado Blade Set $19.99 40745-4YJA 64oz Stainless Steel Pet Bowls (2!) $5.99 47385-2YJA Mortising Machine $99.99 35570-2YJA 18V Cordless 4 Tool Combo $139.99 45803-4YJA (Hmmm wonder what's in the xtra hunnert bux?) 14.4V Cordless 4 Tool Combo $79.99 40056-1YJA (Hmmm wonder what's in the xtra forty bux?) 2HP Industrial Dust Collector $149.99 45378-3YJA
A couple of popular jewels in that list. Yur welcome.
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Mttt...
I've had the bandsaw with the riser block for about 4 years. While I don't think it's up to cutting acres of veneer, I am happy with the $219 I paid for it.
I also have their 10" slider chop saw. I couldn't bring myself to put a Forrest blade in it because it cost more than the saw! I use it for my "knock about" and for rough work it's fine. My Bosch 4412 CSMS stays in the shop...
YMMV...
John Moorhead

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Have the same band saw, but when I checked on a riser block, HF said "don't have it". Where did you get your riser?
John Moorhead wrote:

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Rick -
I ordered it over the phone after I purchased the saw. It took *Forever and a Day* Like.... 2 months... but it did arrive. Go to the website and download the product manual for the saw, item 32208. The riser parts diagram is on page 25, with part numbers. That'll shut em up.
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John Moorhead

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Here is a copy of my recent order for a riser block. I have received the roller blade guides but I haven't put them on yet. I'm also planning to purchase a selection of Timberwolf blades after the riser arrives. Should only be a few more months if the average delivery time I read about holds true.
Dave
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Thank You for Ordering from Harbor Freight Tools
Here is your Order Confirmation Order ID:(snip) Order Date:2004-05-18 12:53:57.646 ***Order Summary*** 1 9645-0ZZA BLOCK KIT, RISER, FOR 32208 @ $49.99 1 46370-0VGA BANDSAW ROLLER BLADE GUIDE,14" @ $9.99 Subtotal: 59.98 Tax Rate: 0.066 Tax Total: 3.96 Shipping: 0.00 Handling: 5.95 TOTAL: $69.89
your order will be sent via HFT Shipping ***NOTE: This is a copy of your order. Charges are not final until the order is processed.***
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I don't know what you are looking at, but I just bought the 18g nailer for $19.99! Works fine, though I expect it will not last long. The cheap non-slide miter saw looks like a POS that would only be as a chopsaw. They have a slider for $100?! I gotta go see that.
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I got the 18g brad nailer (3/8-1 3/8") for $14.99 and have used it many times. While the safety mechanism will leave marks on softwoods and that foam trim stuff, I have used it often for over a year and she still shoots fine. In my opinion, if you need 2" nails you should step to a 16g gun. SS
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Makita LS1011, with a single slide rail. The new model looks like a Makita LS1013, with 2 rails. It's usually "on sale" at $99.99. I've noticed a few other of their power tools appear to be Makita designs.
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Larry Wasserman Baltimore, Maryland
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On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 13:55:12 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@fellspt.charm.net (Lawrence Wasserman) wrote:

look for Makita to discontinue it for a newer model then.
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