Normally we use this weekly post to hail a particular favorite comment, but this week we’d like to ask for your opinion. We’ve posted a few times regarding Harbor Freight’s sales flyer, and each time it’s elicited a number of comments both good and bad regarding their tools’ quality and price. Clearly they sell some very inexpensive tools, and clearly some of them are below standard.
Clearly some shops — like the body shop at xxx who builds the famous “Eleanor” cars of Gone In 60 Seconds fame — make good use of them, but we feel like we’ve heard as much negative as positive talk about HF.
We have our own opinions, and we’re preparing a post to express them — but we’d like to hear your thoughts first. If you would, take a minute to drop a comment here to indicate you’re ideas about HF in the following areas:
1) Do their low prices overcome low tool quality?
2) If you use HF tools, in what areas of work do you use them (and why)?
3) If you don’t use HF tools at all, what’s your reasoning?
Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think!