The "Found a Bargin Today" Thread: Tools Edition

Discussion in 'Garage Talk :: Tool, Tips and Maintenance' started by BlwnAway, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. BlwnAway

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    #1 BlwnAway, Oct 23, 2013
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    Didn't find a "Bargin Sharing" thread, so figured I'd start one, and since for the last year or so I've been a "Tool Whore", I'll just specialize it.
    (And yes, since I don't wrench for a living & most of what I've gotten has been for limited use, most of my stuff has come from H/F, so technically I guess I've been a "Cheap Tool Whore".)

    Anyway wanted to share this:

    Been waiting for the HF version of one of these, finally found it:

    120 LED Rechargeable Under Hood Work Light

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    120 led, rechargable under hood light, $25 w/ coupon till 11/03
    -or $23.50 w/ the 25% off coupon good till 10/31
    http://www.dealsoff.com/images/harbor-freight-1031.jpg
     
  2. Crashton

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    Cheap light saber FTW..... :D
     
  3. MCS02

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    Cheap is good
     
  4. DneprDave

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    I live about ten miles from a Harbor Freight store, I go there so often that they know me.

    Dave
     
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    That looks like a mighty handy light.
     
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    Nice light, but I do not find myself working under the hood after dark often enough to make it a worthwhile purchase.
     
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    I will be heading down to H/F to add this to my garage of tools.

    Thanks for the info.
     
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    I will be getting this next week
     
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    A bunch of those would look good at night in front of the Helix House at the Dragon!
     
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    I got one at an Interstate Battery store about a year ago. Looks just like this except it doesn't have the red trim. Works pretty well. Magnets need to be a little stronger. The link shows the light attached to a Chili Red R53.
     
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    Looks like it will be helpful for late night MOTD searching for vacuum leaks parties.
     
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    I spend a lot of time at H/F. You can never have enough tools. :biggrin5:
     
  13. BlwnAway

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    #13 BlwnAway, Oct 25, 2013
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    Me too, way to much time, all I can hope for is that the GF doesn't find my stash of reciepts.....:)

    There are 3 in close enough proximity to where I travel, been know to hit all three in one day to take advantage of an expiring "use no more than once a day" 25% off coupon. :rolleyes:

    I really took advantage of them, bought 2, I've moved all my tools out to my 8x30 old construction office trlr that I use for storage & created an 8x15 workshop, decided to hang these from the ceiling for lighting, & can just pull one down when I need it for the car, don't do much out there in the dark anyway, so it was much easier than permanently hanging florescents! (cheaper too)

    I also saw that they finally have a top box for their 56" bottom, but their 44" setup is still their best value & really good quality too, the 13 drawer 44" bottom goes on sale for $350 all the time. For anyone who doesn't know.
     
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    Time to resurrect an old thread...

    Rivnuts

    When you need them, they're great, better than simply tapping a few threads into something and far more convenient than welding a captive nut somewhere.

    Hand Rivnut tools, while good, can be difficult or near impossible in tight spots and can just generally be a PITA. And will run you $50-150 depending on the quality and mandrels.

    Power adaptor and pneumatic Rivnut tools will run you $90-200.

    So... Here's a YouTube link for a DIY solution that will not only fit into tighter situations, it will fasten the Rivnut more secure, can be made for ANY size Rivnut and will only cost $1.00-2.00 per mandrel size.

    This is genius:
     
  15. MCS02

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    Thats great!
    Now the question is do we have to wait a little over 5 years for another great idea?:D
     
  16. Minidave

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    I don't think I would ever trust a rivnut to hold suspension parts on, I like them fine for sheet metal and non stressed parts tho.

    How is that light working out? Is it bright enough? How long does it stay lit till it needs to be recharged? $19.95 now, not even on sale, with a 20% off coupon it's $16!
     
  17. MCS02

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    That was posted in October 2013.
     
  18. Minidave

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    I know, I wanted to know if he still used it?
     
  19. BlwnAway

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    I don't agree with what they used them for either, I just think the tool idea is great.

    Still use the light all the time, I'd say 3 "ish" hrs of continuous use on high, hooks right to the hood latch rods.
    Between it and their Braun rechargeable, there's always light where I need it.
     
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    Cool. I have an LED panel above the front end of my lift, but with the bonnet open it blocks all the light! I may drop by the local HF and check one out.
     

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