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Making fun of Harbor Freight’s non-tool items is sorta like laughing at Pat in Something About Mary — in so many ways it’s wrong, but you just can’t stop. So yet again, we feature an item that we’re surprised to find on the front page of the HF site today: a coffee mug.

That’s not to say that we’re not fans of coffee mugs — or more seriously of the life-giving elixir within. It’s just that when I think about buying beverage containers, I think, say, Target. Or maybe the grocery store. For those of you with newly-purchased class, maybe Crate and Barrel or Williams-Sonoma pops into your mind.

BS aside, we present for your consideration one 14 oz. stainless steel travel mug. Certainly from China and probably not coated in anything that’ll kill you (any faster than coffee), this 5″ high, PVC-lined cup with non-slip rubber base can be yours for the princely sum of $2. Maybe the Chinese tool manufacturers make the ‘Freightster take a few of these (and a few four-piece decorative frog sets) for every good cheap-but-decent toolbox they deliver.

Oh yeah, and they have an English wheel on sale for $249 again. Be sure to watch that shipping cost.

Travel Mug [Harbor Freight]


4 Responses to My Favorite Not-Tool From Harbor Freight Today

  1. Jim K. says:

    I always wondered about those bloody decorative frogs that HF sells, I mean- WHY? But now that I see the post about the dragon engraved hammer, an idea seems to be coming to mind…

  2. kif says:

    Someone gave me one of these once, the lid fit so loosely that you needed to hold it in place with your yap before it tilted to a drinking angle. Sometimes I wonder whats the point in striving to buy already cheap things even more cheaply. One of my new year’s resolutions is to avoid buying Chinese stuff. 10 days into the new year and I’ve only bought Scotch, rye whiskey, and a box of paperclips from Viet Nam. My son wants a BB gun, and I was surprised to see that Wal-Mart’s $28.00 Crosman was made in the U.S., while their $130 Beeman was made in China.

  3. Patrick says:

    Watch out, or your son will poke an eye out with that thing…

  4. RedOregon says:

    Not bad, but wash em by hand. There is a rubber grommet on the bottom; under it there are four rivets/attachment points that will eventually degrade and let in water if you toss it in the dishwasher too often. Once water gets in between the inner and outer shell, it does rude things… like drip back out into your lap when you least expect it, grow interesting science experiments….

    Like I say, not a bad cup if you treat it right.

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