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billt

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Re: American made.
« Reply #50 on: April 28, 2021, 09:00:13 AM »
Go put your hands on the tools, you will know which one to buy.  Horrible freight is at best a one time use tool.

I agree on some of the things they sell. But they are selling...... Like hotcakes in fact. Eric Smidt's net worth is right around the $4.7 BILLION mark, last time I checked. All of it came from the success of Harbor Freight.

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« Reply #51 on: April 28, 2021, 09:10:48 AM »
Go put your hands on the tools, you will know which one to buy.  Horrible freight is at best a one time use tool.

Be a cold day in hell before I pay that much for either tool.
Harbor frieght may not be top quality, but so what ?
They aren't trying to f..k you,
Single use ?
How do you plan on "abusing" a wire twister ?
A home handy man will probably never need it twice,
and a contractor can charge it to the job.
That's why people buy from China .
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Re: American made.
« Reply #52 on: April 28, 2021, 09:55:14 AM »
Be a cold day in hell before I pay that much for either tool.
Harbor frieght may not be top quality, but so what ?
They aren't trying to f..k you,
Single use ?
How do you plan on "abusing" a wire twister ?
A home handy man will probably never need it twice,
and a contractor can charge it to the job.
That's why people buy from China .
Thank the Unions.

I bought a 10# sledgehammer  from them, it broke on the 3rd swing, not the handle, but the bead shattered.  I was breaking up concrete.

Thats why I say at best 1 time use.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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« Reply #53 on: April 28, 2021, 10:26:35 AM »
I have tools from commercial plumbing supply that I paid wholesale prices for 35 years ago that work like new after years of abuse! 

If you’re planning on using the tools even on a limited basis, it’s worth the extra money!  Again, Lowe’s and Home Depot sell crap for the most part.  Craftsman at Lowe’s is NOT craftsman of old...


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Re: American made.
« Reply #54 on: April 28, 2021, 10:44:03 AM »
Be a cold day in hell before I pay that much for either tool.
Harbor frieght may not be top quality, but so what ?
They aren't trying to f..k you,
Single use ?
How do you plan on "abusing" a wire twister ?
A home handy man will probably never need it twice,
and a contractor can charge it to the job.
That's why people buy from China .
Thank the Unions.

That's just it. If I was a professional plumber or aircraft mechanic, I might go for the more expensive tool.... AFTER I tried the Harbor Freight special first. A lot of Harbor Freight tools are now coming with lifetime warranties. Just like Craftsman.... Which are also made in China.

Remember, in the case of the 2 tools I linked, we're talking 900%+ MORE for the premium tool. For as old as I am, and the limited use they'll see before I kick the bucket, I can't justify the cost.

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Re: American made.
« Reply #55 on: April 28, 2021, 11:18:28 AM »
At my age, Lifetime Warranty doesn't hold the same value as it use to.
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« Reply #56 on: April 28, 2021, 12:54:16 PM »
Bill, how big of a pipe cutter and what materials are you cutting!

I have tools I’m no longer using.  My daughter gets right of first refusal but you’re welcome to them if she declined!  Her meathead is a licensed sprinkler guy so who knows.

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Re: American made.
« Reply #57 on: April 28, 2021, 02:07:25 PM »
Bill, how big of a pipe cutter and what materials are you cutting! I have tools I’m no longer using.  My daughter gets right of first refusal but you’re welcome to them if she declined!  Her meathead is a licensed sprinkler guy so who knows.

I don't have any projects in the hopper. I just thought I would grab one because they were cheap, and now I'll have something if a have to make a cut on a larger pipe with something other than a saw. But thanks for the offer!

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Re: American made.
« Reply #58 on: April 28, 2021, 02:47:07 PM »
Bill, how big of a pipe cutter and what materials are you cutting!

I have tools I’m no longer using.  My daughter gets right of first refusal but you’re welcome to them if she declined!  Her meathead is a licensed sprinkler guy so who knows.
  you don't by chance have a ridged 300 laying around doo you?   I am looking for a used one so I can run 1" black iron in my shop for air lines
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: American made.
« Reply #59 on: April 28, 2021, 02:49:42 PM »
At my age, Lifetime Warranty doesn't hold the same value as it use to.

But on the other side a lifetime sentence doesn't seem that bad!!!!  ;^)
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