On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 20:07:29 -0700 (PDT), "hr(bob) email@example.com"
A couple of weeks ago I visited HF for the first time. It was better
than expected, with some cheap crap and some fairly good items at good
prices. I had a 20% coupon so I bought the variable speed tool for
$31 and change.
A few days later, I found myself in need of a tool of that sort. It
did the job and did it well. I had to cut the caulk where it was
between siding trim and the first deck board I was removing.
It may not perform as well as the $100+ tools, but it did what I
needed at a good price. I don't see myself using the tool every day
so I could not justify spending a lot.
Having a physical HF store within reach is the critical part, when you
can personally inspect the items before buying you can readily find the
gems and there are quite a few gems depending on what type of tools you
need. The 20% coupons are also essential to track down. If you're
starting out collecting HF gems, the Inside Track Club membership is
well worth it and will save you more. Eventually you've collected all
the gems and don't need the ITC anymore, just watch the flyers to see if
something new shows up and use the 20% coupons on it.
You're hoarding Harbor Freights<g>. My one store is about10 miles
away, a great bike ride to and from, and the distance and the bike
keep me from spending too much money each visit<g>. I'll probably go
on a bike ride to Aurora, IL tomorrow and piock it up. Single-speed
is not a problem, I have ways to change/lower the speed of a single-
We use a general contractor within our business who uses the Fein multitool.
I used it to do a small task and I cannot conclude any difference with my HF
I use mine frequently and currently using it for a huge drywall job. I keep
it clean and blow it out after each use. I believe doing that will make it
last longer. Either way, I got my moneys worth.
On 6/22/2012 11:07 PM, hr(bob) firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I paid $40 (maybe it was even $50, I don't remember) for mind when they
1st came out from HF. And, that was the single speed unit, too,
however, I don't see any real need for slower speeds on these units.
BTW, I don't feel bad for getting "ripped off" because, I really got my
money's worth out of the unit. I was doing some work on a porch,
additional railings and screening, and it was invaluable. So, at $20,
it's a real steal. Of course the blades will get you.
Same thing happened to me as I missed the coupon.
I've only used the tool once to remove some old appliance paint so I
could clean up a messy job and it worked very well and paid for itself
with that one use.
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