With a Harbor Freight item? You gotta be kidding!
I have only bought
about 2 items from them in 15 years. I got a
couple good items from them about 25-30 years ago,
but their quality went in the toilet and I stopped
buying from them
WAY back. The has to be a reason everybody comes
up with funny names for this outfit, along the
lines of "horrible fright".
On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 22:43:44 -0600, the infamous Jon Elson
Out of the hundreds of items I've purchased from HF over the past 40
years, I can probably name only a dozen which were truly trash. The
rest were decent, some truly great.
I've seen just the opposite. Quality levels are up, especially in the
electrical items. Yes, I've returned items and warrantied a few
others. The quality of the replacements was great in most cases. One
recent problem I had was with their Greenlee clone dies. One noodle
factory made the dies, another made the fasteners, and though they
were the same thread, the were way off in diameters. The screw
stripped out before I even got it halfway tightened. 3 other sets in
the store were equally bogus so I ended up buying a real (used)
Greenley set for about the same price via eBay. But that kind of low
quality is infrequent in HF today.
Vive la Frugal!
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
--Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
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