Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Live - Cocoa, FL; Hunt - Mims, FL; Lk. Poincette, FL; Union, SC
Deacon & pastor...at our ages, we are not employed by the skills of our labor using tools! Harbor Freight does sell Chinese "junk", as you say, that we buy, use, and sometimes throw away, but it is doubtful if it fails from overuse...and more likely from misuse or disuse. Some tools are made for hard use, some for moderate use, and others are to be avoided. I think we know which are which when we go out to purchase something.
I do not shop Harbor Freight, Northern Tools, Tractor Supply, etc., very often, so they are not staying in business on my account and I suspect not on yours either. I have found some deals at HF that I could not pass up, and immediately needed tractor and farming parts at TS, which are continuing to serve me today in the limited times I have used these tools and "expendables".
The Big Ticket items will still be the expensive toys we purchase to make ourselves feel good and not necessarily the limited use, lesser quality, or cheaper cost (that pesky triangle COST-TIME-QUALITY again) with which we can get by. When I am dead and gone, I don't have anyone to whom to leave a $1,500 air compressor that'll drive a $4,500 set of impact tools, so I don't own either for the very-very limited use that I might eventually put on these. I get by with the lower hanging fruit...
Last edited by land_owner; 02-25-2020 at 11:02 AM.