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  • Harbor Freight Pro line

    Have any of y'all looked at HF's new Pro Line hand tools? They look to be pretty nice quality to me. I've got some old HF end wrenches that I've had for years, didn't even know about HF when I bought them at a flea market. They have held up well with everything I've thrown at them. I lost a couple of bigger wrenches recently when I left them laying on the truck step, so I need to replace them. 15/16", 1", maybe a 7/8", can't remember right now just which ones it was, but I'm thinking about trying to find a set of the large wrenches, 7/8" to about 1 1/2", for use on the truck. Don't need stuff that big very often, but sure is nice when I'm working on the farm tractor or the truck not to have to use something that doesn't fit good.

    I think HF is stepping up their game. Sure, they still have a lot of the use once, throw away stuff, but they have been adding stuff lately that looks as good as Craftsman, but cheaper in price. I think their market will grow if the quality is what it seems to be.
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  • #2
    A couple weeks ago I purchased the Daytona 3 ton professional rapid pump floor jack from HF, so far so good.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...ack-64779.html
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    • #3
      Pittsburg is the name brand I couldn't think off the other day. Back when I bought them, HF was mostly a mail order bunch advertising in magazines. They were used when I bought them 30 years ago at that flea market. No telling how old they really are.

      I need to get a new floor jack myself, just been putting it off. Can't hardly find a US made one anymore, all of them are china now. Last one I bought at WalMart, a little 1.5 ton to use changing tires here at home, lasted through one use, then wouldn't pump anymore. Of course I had done thrown away the receipt so I couldn't take it back. I bought a big long frame 3 ton one used off of craigslist a few years ago, it turned out to be a china HF one, it wouldn't pick up my pickup, although it worked fine the day I bought it. Looked around, nowhere to buy any parts for it, or even a new jack unit, so it sits in the scrap pile, $75 wasted on scrap metal.
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      -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mike65 View Post
        A couple weeks ago I purchased the Daytona 3 ton professional rapid pump floor jack from HF, so far so good.

        https://www.harborfreight.com/automo...ack-64779.html
        You see a lot of those at the race track and folks speak highly of them.

        I have a couple of ancient Craftsman jacks that have held up over the years. I think one of them is due for some seals.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by lonewolf View Post

          You see a lot of those at the race track and folks speak highly of them.

          I have a couple of ancient Craftsman jacks that have held up over the years. I think one of them is due for some seals.
          I also have an old Craftsman jack that is need of a re-seal. I found a video on you tube on how to re-seal it. I got the Daytona because I needed one & did not have the time to order the seals & do it. That sounds like a summer project. Here is the link to the video of the re-seal.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhAiAQKPgoY
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          • #6
            I think HF is equal to Craftsman these days. You can find a lot of junk in the Craftsman line these days.

            If you have to buy a China made tool, you might as well send them as little money as possible, I feel.

            HF Icon line supposedly will be competing with Snap-On, which now is making some tools in China too.

            This corona virus thing is going to teach companies a lesson about relying on backwards communist nations.
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            • #7
              You said a mouthful there Steve! I was on eBay looking for a sound card for my computer, the best prices were direct from China. Wife asked me if I was going to order anything from where the virus was, I told her hell no! I would spend double for one already in the US! I figure it will have been on the boat and in a warehouse long enough that any virus would be dead by now.

              I might even use rubber gloves to take it out of the packaging and put it in the computer!
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              -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
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              • #8
                I've gone through a lot of floor jacks recently. I've gone through 3 Craftsmans and finally gave up on them. I bought a Pittsburgh Steel 3 ton from HF about 3 years ago. That thing has been money. I love it. Caught it on sale and I feel just a little bit guilty. lol
                It isn't an official project until you've bled on it!

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                • #9
                  I'm in need of a new floor jack myself. My current jack is at least 30 years old and was given to me as a gift by my grandfather. Knowing his attitude towards spending money, I am sure it came from either HF or Northern Tool. It's a big ole heavy steel unit. I had to refill the hydro fluid once, but it's been pretty reliable this whole time. However, now the handle no longer lines up correctly with the gears to allow you to tighten or release the valve to allow it to go up or down. I've been using a big screw driver to turn the gear, and that's just not handy at all. LOL
                  I really would like an aluminum jack this time just to make it less of a hassle for taking to the track, but have heard some bad things from racetrack buddies about the 1.5 ton Pittsburgh units they sell at HF. Personally, I would get one bigger than that so it would pick up my dually for changing the tires, or my big trailer when the need arises.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GTRocks View Post
                    I've gone through a lot of floor jacks recently. I've gone through 3 Craftsmans and finally gave up on them. I bought a Pittsburgh Steel 3 ton from HF about 3 years ago. That thing has been money. I love it. Caught it on sale and I feel just a little bit guilty. lol
                    Don’t feel guilty, the Craftsman jacks probably came from China too.

                    I have a HF 3 ton too, it’s been a good jack. Never trust any jack though, no matter who makes it.
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                    • #11
                      I think the only US made jack anymore is a Heim- Warner, if they even are. But you are talking $1000-$1500 for a 3 ton floor jack,yikes! I don’t use one enough for that kind of investment.
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                      -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
                      -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
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