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On the harbor freight stuff, have to be a little cautious. I have noticed a lot of their stuff that they "compare to" major quality brands are often priced as high or higher than the prices you can get the other brands for when they are on sale.

In my experience a lot of the hf stuff is only fair quality and is often made of cheap steel. For something you are not using regularly or an odd tool that you are not going to get knuckles busted on if it breaks they serve their purpose. The hf tire changer I have in my shed paid for itself the first time I had to put a tube in a front tractor tire.

I looked at the hf rolling lowers a couple years ago before buying the craftsman 4 drawer lower for my ammo reloading box that is in my basement under my bench. Think with the sale price on the craftsman I came out a little better and had 2 more drawers than I would have had with the hf cart. Was looking at their mig carts a while back too, and found that theirs were priced higher than I could get a cart for from northern tool.
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On the harbor freight stuff, have to be a little cautious. I have noticed a lot of their stuff that they "compare to" major quality brands are often priced as high or higher than the prices you can get the other brands for when they are on sale.

In my experience a lot of the hf stuff is only fair quality and is often made of cheap steel. For something you are not using regularly or an odd tool that you are not going to get knuckles busted on if it breaks they serve their purpose. The hf tire changer I have in my shed paid for itself the first time I had to put a tube in a front tractor tire.

I looked at the hf rolling lowers a couple years ago before buying the craftsman 4 drawer lower for my ammo reloading box that is in my basement under my bench. Think with the sale price on the craftsman I came out a little better and had 2 more drawers than I would have had with the hf cart. Was looking at their mig carts a while back too, and found that theirs were priced higher than I could get a cart for from northern tool.

Moral of the story is be aware.

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Ultimate set of 10mm sockets !!

I saw these at Autozone the other day and nearly burst out laughing - a 10-pack of 10mm sockets !!

" and ⅜" drive, short, long and intermediate, swivel and impact - what else could anyone ever want in a 10mm socket?

$19.99 at my neighborhood Autozone

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Still more must-have 10mm sockets !!

Just when I thought I had posted the be-all-end-all 10mm kit, I saw these on Facebook and just had to share - GLOW IN THE DARK 10mm sockets. Never again will you lose them in the dark

Oops - looks like a UV light is needed. Fortunately, I have one under my Hendrix poster

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Just when I thought I had posted the be-all-end-all 10mm kit, I saw these on Facebook and just had to share - GLOW IN THE DARK 10mm sockets. Never again will you lose them in the dark



Oops - looks like a UV light is needed. Fortunately, I have one under my Hendrix poster



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Ultimate floor jack

I need one of these. Maybe I'll float this out to the fam for a Christmas suggestion

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A bit spendy, but I too want one.
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My birthday is Christmas Day but I'm still on Santa's lump of coal list so I won't get one
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That's because you bullied him when you were in grade 2 together.
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That's because you bullied him when you were in grade 2 together.
Yaa but he took the baseball card and cloths pin off of my bike fork.
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Yaa but he took the baseball card and cloths pin off of my bike fork.
We used balloons - they had a lot better low end rumble than cards

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Ah, memories.... My older brother collected baseball cards. He was NOT happy when he found that I used some of his collectible cards in my bike spokes. ;-)
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Folks that are in the market for a decent set of Metric and SAE Box End wrenches with no skips may want to take a look at the larger set from Tekton.

More than a few of my Box End wrenches recently sprouted legs so I needed another set. Pretty sure who has them... younger members of the Famn Damily... I may eventually get them back but I'm not counting on it.

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Fit and Finish seems to be good. Actually better than my missing 1970's Craftsman wrenches.
The smaller 8mm & 1/4" wrenches are longer than my old wrenches that are still in the drawers and the holders are sturdy to make taking a whole wrench set out on the cart easy.
The reviews looked good so I took a chance on them.
The wrenches I've used so far seem to fit the fasteners nice and snug. Not happy about the reason I had to buy these but happy with these wrenches.

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I have been very impressed with the Tekton brand. The couple of tools I have of theirs take a lot of abuse without any issues.

They hold up well enough that I have thought about replacing some of my Crafstman with them. I also like the lifetime warranty; if a tool breaks simply email them a picture of it and they will send you a new one. Another plus for me is on their web site they disclose the country of manufacture.
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