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I bought one of those winch type lifts for the back of my truck so I can get my Spartan equipment (bad word here, heh) in and out of my plumbing rig.
Did some small modifications and works quite well.
There are some things I stay away from but those 3 piece step drill bits are simply the best deal I've ever seen, and they last, for $9.99
Go get a step drill from a electrical supply and you'll drop $50-$80 like you overdosed on metamucil at a church function.
Been working for 4 years now, saved me countless hemorhoids and pain pills!!!! And that lift is less than $300, trigger up/down operated.
On their 4" angle grinders for $12 I use diamond blades for cutting steel/cast iron/copper piping and I disassemble them when I first get them.
That little turbine inside of them always breaks into pieces and there's no point leaving them in knowing the outcome. The grinder runs hotter
but just be careful how long you run them, have a spare on the truck because you might need it. Storage bins, bolts/screws/pins/washer/allen keys
/screwdrivers/socket sets are all good. Nylon cable ties are awesome for the price compared to the other places and what they charge.
My general rule of thumb is that if it has a tail, I don't get it from HF, in general their powered tools aren't all that great. That said though, you can't beat their prices on light and mid-duty clamps and other expendables, I might go in there once or twice a month and come out with a half dozen clamps or so, you can never have too many clamps.
My dad used to always say, "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me." Unfortunately, I'm not always good at following that wise adage. I had to be scr_wed over 3 or 4 times before I learned to spend my money elsewhere.
Bought an electric 2hp pancake air compressor from HF. Worked passably though was really LOUD and blew out oil. The next season I went to use it and it would barely turn over. A brush wasn't getting contact. Took it to a small engine repair shop. He showed me about 10 different things that would fail next. Bought a Hitachi compressor for twice the price. It is still going strong 10 years later....oh, and it is quiet and clean.
Bought a cast iron work vise. How can you screw up a big chunk of iron? Easy. The first time I clamped something in it one side broke right off. Thing must have weighed 25lbs. Not worth shipping back.
Bought a steel work desk. That should be OK. It is just a desk of steel plates. How can you screw that up. When it came it was a flat box that must have had 50 sheets of steel in it with tiny holes around the edge. There was a little bag of 1/4" screws and nuts. No instructions. I spent about 1/2 hour trying to figure out how it could possibly go together and realizing it would probably take 8 or 10 man hours to do that....before I taped it up and carted it down to the curb for the morning trash.
Bought a set of "titanium" tipped drills. They rounded right over when I tried to drill in steel. I was able to fashion one as a pivot pin when I lost one out of a rifle trigger assembly so it wasn't a total loss.
Needless to say the HF catalog goes right in the trash with the rest of the junk mail.