Horrid Fright flyer arrived

Wow, nose hair trimmer for 5.99, and a clip on super magnet that will
improve my mileage up to 25%!!!
Hot damn, where's the tater salad?
They call me "tater salad"
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Louis Ohland
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Have you seen item# 96701 yet? The 95563 ultrasonic cleaner is quite nice when on sale / coupon for about $60. The 94217 scanner works quite well.
Ultimately, you just need to get to the physical HF store to see things yourself since their inventory ranges from crap through cheap but serviceable to rather nice and good value. Several times I've looked at items on display in the store and decided "I guess it will do", and when I uncrate the thing at home I find it's noticeably better than the one on display.
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Pete C.
They have a very interesting item, a ratchet for sockets that can be operated by turning the handle along its axis (inline).
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Ignoramus2378
Is that just like a breaker bar with a hinged head, or is it more sophisticated than that?
Chris
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Christopher Tidy
I was just looking at that, with pistol cleaning in mind. what solvent can/do you use in it?
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Rex
It looks to be a regular ratchet head mounted to the handle with a yoke of sorts instead of a rigid connection. Similar to a flex head ratchet, but allowing the handle to be directly inline vs. offset slightly. functioning kind of like a ratcheting screwdriver in that mode.
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Pete C.
Anything that won't rapidly kill stainless I'd expect. I've only used Simple Green in it so far. It's a decent tank size and the heat is nice. It passed the "blow holes in aluminum foil" test just fine.
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Pete C.
More sophisticated. It turns the socket as you turn the handle either way. The socket turns in direction depending on the rotation switch, but not depending on which way you turn the handle. Very nice. I bought one recently, but have not used besides just trying its movement.
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Ignoramus2378
Don't tell me you missed the $3 off coupon for the nose hair trimmer???
Louis Ohland wrote:
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RoyJ
$3? That's nothing to sneeze at...
RoyJ wrote:
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Louis Ohland
Heh! I ordered five of those magnets. I'll have to stop my truck occasionally and empty the tank, otherwise I expect it will overflow.
Harold
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Harold and Susan Vordos
You are supposed to make a boom that sticks out the front of your car to stick onto the ICC bar on the truck a head of you. Don't use too many magnets, you need to be able to brake and separate when near your exit.
Wes
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Wes
I'm astounded that they can make a POJ like that, and ship it from China, and it still costs only six bucks.
Some of their stuff is OK. Especially for an occasional user like myself. I use my plug in impact wrench once a year -- an Ingersol is a bit overkill.
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Stormin Mormon
It is normally on sale for $2.99
What I find really amazing is fireworks. They manufacture explosive stuff, ship the hazmat on a container ship, then truck the hazmat across the US to distributors, get it to the local vendors, and still sell it for $0.89. Something is very wrong with that scenario when it's a big hassle to just ship something with dry ice in the US.
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Pete C.
"Pete C." fired this volley in news: snipped-for-privacy@snet.net:
No, "they" don't. WE pay them 1/2 of the total price before they'll even build the container-full. WE pay them the other half before they'll put it on the water. WE pay all customs fees. WE pay all transport costs across the US.
And when's the last time you saw any serious consumer fireworks product for 89-cents? Some of those "500-gram" cakes (containing, at most, about a pound of powder) cost in the $100 range. Simple 100-gram-ers run $20, retail. Grocery stores sell packages of "safe-n-sane" fireworks around the 4th of July for $80 (for about three ounces, total, of explosives).
'Bout the only thing you can buy worth a hoot at a low price is firecrackers, and those are illegal in most states.
(FWIW, importing and manufacturing fireworks is what I do for a living)
LLoyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
They refers to the entire manufacture, distribute and retail chain.
Last month.
You are in a sucky area with "safe and lame" fireworks it seems.
Here in semi rural Texas, I just go to my friendly neighborhood explosives dealer a.k.a. fireworks stand and then head home with a huge collection of goodies that fill several shopping bags for less than $20.
I tend to favor the 1 3/4" "artillery shells" which are often $3 for a box of six with a launch tube. These shells are built just like the pro ones, only smaller. A brick of firecrackers is perhaps $5.
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Pete C.
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_I_ shoot anything I want, any time I want, all the way up to 16" aerials. That's with 140 acres and a manufacturer's license.
But yes, we do operate in a "sucky" area with the safe and lame laws.
LLoyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
Well, yea, a big bang is kinda fun, but not quite the same as a nice aerial shell with colorful and sparkly stuff :)
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Pete C.
I just go to my local dealer and buy 55# of dynamite for $150 ;)
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nick hull
Some years ago I saw some pretty ones - always a new thing for the forth - that time was 'Texas' stars in white lines. They were rather neat.
Martin
Martin H. Eastburn @ home at Lions' Lair with our computer lionslair at consolidated dot net TSRA, Endowed; NRA LOH & Patron Member, Golden Eagle, Patriot's Medal. NRA Second Amendment Task Force Charter Founder IHMSA and NRA Metallic Silhouette maker & member.
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