Admit it — you love receiving the Harbor Freight flyer in the mail — both for the great deals and the great entertainment. (
Where do they get some of this stuff? China. But maybe the best question is, “Why?”)
Seriously, though, there’s some neat stuff in this one — along with some real head-scratchers. Read on past the jump for the best (and worst) this time ’round.
18 Volt Cordless Drill and Flashlight Kit
We wrote about these once before when they were selling the drill by itself for $16. Now at $20 for the drill and a flashlight, it’s an even better deal. Sure, the drill’s a piece of crap, but hey — where can you get a motor, clutch, gearbox, and big-ass Ni-Cd battery — with flashlight — for just a Jackson?
16″ x 30″ Service Cart
We’ve got one of these in the shop, and it’s great. It’s cheaply made, but hell, it drags our crap around just fine. And at $22, it’s hard to go wrong. Assembly’s a PITA, though — but worth it.
Heavy Duty Workstation
This looks like it could make a decent little power tool stand, or at least the basis of a power tool stand project; with a little assistance, it could be pretty sturdy. And hey, try building one yourself for $17.
10″ Pneumatic Tire
Any bets on whether this is meant as a replacement for the 10″ tires on little-red-wagon back on the first page? Regardless, for a fiver you can have a cool wheel for a project. Never count out HF for stuff like this — we’ve picked up caster wheels on the cheap there, too.
1″ Chip Brushes (Case of 36)
No more ruining your paintbrushes brushing chips off the drill press. (What? You’re blowing them off? Stop now, for safety’s sake.) ‘Nuff said.
It’s junk, but now’s your chance to own a pile of C-clamps. If it saves your butt once for $2, it’s a good deal.
6 Pair Leather Industrial Work Gloves
At just over $1 a pair, you can now have enough gloves for all the friends that’ll show up (lured by a weak promise of beer and pizza) to help you move. Or, you can have a couple of pairs of “clean” gloves for when you’re moving the nice stuff. You won’t even be pissed when your family and friends borrow them to work in the garden.
1500 lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift
We picked one of these up for Project BMW and it works pretty decently. Only buy it on sale, though — you can get better ones for around $100.
Mechanic’s Roller Seat
We still like our tractor seat solution, but if you’re going to buy one of these, buy it from HF for $10 instead of from Craftsman for $30. The difference? “C-r-a-f-t-s-m-a-n.” How much is that a letter?
1000 lb Capacity Engine Stand
We have one of these. It won’t hold a 700 lb Chevy 350. It’s a total POS. Pass.
Cen-Tech Hand Wand Metal Detector
What, do you need to practice before going to the airport? Who buys these — from HF?
36″ Decorative Wooden Wagon Wheel
Ok, I could see some uses for this. But who sits around at HF and says, “Hey, I found this deal on 100,000 wagon wheels. Let’s nab ’em!”
Electronic Soduku Game
My God, how many of these do they have? They’ve been listed in the last five flyers. Tools, people. TOOLS.