On Monday, June 11, 2012 11:04:09 AM UTC-4, Davej wrote:
ALL blue tarps are garbage, and have been since the early 1980's at least. Where
have you been?
They're meant for TEMPORARY, OCCASIONAL use. If you want a better tarp go with
the silver or green ones. Even those aren't meant for permanent installations.
No tarp is. Brown canvas tarps last the longest but even those aren't forever.
On Jun 11, 3:06 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've got a couple of heavy duty brown plastic tarps that are at least
twice as thick as any other tarp I've ever had. Don't know where they
came from...other than that my dad bought them for me years ago.
A group I volunteer with has some large (like 20' x 20') silver tarps
that we've used to cover equipment during overnight torrential
downpours. We've had them for years, are not very nice to them, and
they are still waterproof.
Yeah, my experience has been that while nothing is
real durable, a lot of what they have is great for the
kind of tool you need to use once in 3 years. If I
were using it every day, I wouldn't buy it from HF,
but then it would cost many times more.
The only thing I bought that was real garbage was
a set of retaining ring pliers. The tips were made out
of steel that was so soft they would just bend instead
of spreading the retaining ring. I took them back and
they refunded my money.
I've had their $100 10" SCMS for about six years. I also have a Bosch 12" so
the HF doesn't get used much anymore but if I work on a project outside, the
HF SCMS goes with me. The Bosch is much harder to move and if it rains, I
don't care much about the HF saw. The HF saw is certainly good enough for
most framing jobs.
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