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Author Topic: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++  (Read 608 times)

Craig McClure

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Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« on: November 23, 2013, 07:12:15 PM »
The Latest Issue of MOTORCYCLIST Magazine not only has another $299. Lift Coupon in the HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS ad. Just in time for Santa to bring.
They have also included a very Favorable review of the Royal Enfield Continental GT.
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 09:25:30 PM »
Caught a copy of Flying Mag at the airport. Had a 25% off coupon for HF. Since it doesn't specify "Lifts" as being excluded I'll see if they'll honor it. Otherwise it's off to the News Stand for a copy of Motorcyclist.  ;)
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 10:42:34 PM »
Got mine over a year ago, makes maintenance a lot easier.
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 05:40:58 AM »
I don't know how I ever got along without one. 
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 11:40:43 AM »
Saw the ad a few weeks ago while I was nursing my back after a weekend afternoon of wrenching.  I hate to admit I need it but I think it's getting to be time.  Maybe I'll tell Santa to get me one...

And Craig, I no longer believe you when you say you don't own any HF stock ;)

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 11:44:59 AM »
The article on the Cafe Racer is quite nice!
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 12:01:17 PM »
Saw the ad a few weeks ago while I was nursing my back after a weekend afternoon of wrenching.  I hate to admit I need it but I think it's getting to be time.  Maybe I'll tell Santa to get me one...

And Craig, I no longer believe you when you say you don't own any HF stock ;)

Scott
You Gotta get one Scottie....especially with the wrenching you do....
And I agree Craig must have some stock in HF.... ;D
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 12:47:27 PM »
Gotta get the kids (my son and nieces/nephews) for Christmas first, then the old man ;)  Funny, my son wants a $240 bike and I think nothing of it, but spend $300 on myself?  Whoa!  Let's not be hasty.  To be fair, the kid has excellent taste in two wheelers:
http://www.rei.com/product/851112/electra-mini-rod-1-16-bike-2014,-red?preferredSku=8511120001&cm_mmc=cse_PLA-_-pla-_-product-_-8511120001&mr:trackingCode=B8FF641D-E16F-E211-BA78-001B21631C34&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=36518427160&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=49836718240&msid=k2AdSPds_dc|pcrid|36518427160|&{copy:s_kwcid}
Candy apple red, flames, flat black accents, even has flames in the tire treads.  He got busted for speeding in the store the other day when we went to try it out.  I was pretty proud :)

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 10:38:36 PM »
  Atta boy.... 8) 
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2013, 06:50:35 PM »
Saw the ad a few weeks ago while I was nursing my back after a weekend afternoon of wrenching

And Craig, I no longer believe you when you say you don't own any HF stock ;)

Scott
I ought to be an honorary H.F. board member after all I, & my past employers have bought from them. But true to form here goes:
DON'T FORGET THE "BIG SALE" AT H.F. OF RATCHETING FLAT WRENCHES. Along with my Lift Purchase, my ratcheting flat Wrenches have made for some very pleasant moments in the workshop.
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2013, 05:57:02 AM »
Ok, since we're talking about sales and HF already-

Would this torque wrench be a waste of money?  I know we get what we pay for...



http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-half-inch-drive-click-type-torque-wrench-239.html

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    Click-type, accurate within +/- 4%
    Heavy duty cam and pawl mechanism
    Torque range: 20-150 ft. lbs
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2013, 09:22:43 AM »
Let me ask you this Mattz.  Would you trust a $10 tool to torque the most important nuts and bolts on your prized machine?  I'm all for Harbor Freight, but like you said you get what you pay for.  Some tools you're better off spending the extra money to make sure you are getting a quality product that works accurately.  That's my thoughts anyways.

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2013, 10:46:47 AM »
Let me ask you this Mattz.  Would you trust a $10 tool to torque the most important nuts and bolts on your prized machine?  I'm all for Harbor Freight, but like you said you get what you pay for.  Some tools you're better off spending the extra money to make sure you are getting a quality product that works accurately.  That's my thoughts anyways.

Scottie

If it worked?  Sure!  My $3 screwdriver works just great!  ;)  I know, I know...

But now I know your opinion, Scottie!  There are things, like the Harbor Freight motorcycle lift, which I might steer clear of if not for such praise of it here! (I'm still not getting one  :) )


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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2013, 10:56:16 AM »
I was given a Sears click torque wrench one birthday, but have a pair of small & large old school ones, with torque bar & pointer that I like better.
  I would mention that harbor freight gets stuff from INDIA & CHINA. Both have space programs & put stuff in orbit. Not hard to make a good Torque Wrench.  I'd trust it.
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2013, 12:03:34 PM »
A torque wrench off 4% is better than none at all. You can get the wrench tested and see what the error is and correct it from there! Just shoot for the middle of the torque range, if there is one.
We had to get our torque wrenches certified every year in the aircraft wrenching business, unless it as the bending bar type. Those never go out!
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2013, 12:54:59 PM »
I have their 1/4" one and a few others from so called "good" brands. Most of these have overlapping ranges and once in a while I check a couple on the same bolt, and they always come out pretty close. This should be absolutely fine and you can't beat the price.

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2013, 02:20:22 PM »
$34.99 <> $9.99
Says a lot of profit margins.
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2013, 02:33:15 PM »
Like bare said, +/- 4 percent of being right on is a lot better than nothing at all.

Several years ago I bought a 1/2" drive Harbor Freight torque wrench and a deep socket just to remove and re-tighten the lug nuts on my Miata.
Not only is it a lot easier to get the nuts off and on, I know they will be tightened down close to the mfg recommendation.  It's been doing a great job. 
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2013, 02:46:48 PM »
I've got a bendy one, but sometimes I can't read it due to tool angle.  So a click one might be better.

On the other hand, if I had a lift...

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2013, 12:38:10 AM »
......... Would you trust a $10 tool to torque the most important nuts .......

I've paid less than that to get my nuts torqued .....   or, is that a campfire question ?
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2013, 06:03:39 AM »
Gremlin - definitely a Campfire section post!  But then again, my post just above yours is, too!

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2013, 07:57:22 AM »
You guys are probably right.  To each their own.  I personally would trust my naked hand over a Chinese torque wrench, and I do.  You're still getting what you paid for, why wouldn't you want to spend a few more dollars and buy something that has a good reputation rather than wasting your money on something that you know is not accurate?  Seems silly to me.

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2013, 08:07:05 AM »
...You can get the wrench tested and see what the error is and correct it from there!...
Where can you get them tested for accuracy?
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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2013, 10:12:16 AM »
You guys are probably right.  To each their own.  I personally would trust my naked hand over a Chinese torque wrench, and I do.  You're still getting what you paid for, why wouldn't you want to spend a few more dollars and buy something that has a good reputation rather than wasting your money on something that you know is not accurate?  Seems silly to me.

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           My little 3/8" drive clicker is fine for the RE (head nuts). You wouldn't need a 1/2" drive torque wrench too often for a RE. Maybe for axle nuts? I'd trust my well practiced arm for those.

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Re: Another Big Red Lift Coupon & +++
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2013, 09:02:03 AM »
Three styles of torquers:
   Deflection (benders)
   Dial
   Click
The only truly accurate one the Deflection, or Beam type. All others have a disputed margin of error, usually around +/- 4%, even with the expensive ones. Each has its use depending on the application.
The click-type from HF are of decent home-use quality. My only gripe would be with the 1/4" drive. The head is way too big for the application. The 1/2" and 3/8" models are perfectly fine.
My rule of thumb over the years has been to buy the least expensive tool for the job, and as long as it works I'm good to go. If/when it breaks I go up a step, and continue the process until I get one that doesn't break.  ::)
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