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Every off-road forum needs this thread so post em up :D

Please list part number and pics if you can. Don't worry if someone already posted it because redundency verifies its a good tool.

I will start with one of the best tools there for the money, proven and kick ass.
3 Piece Titanium Nitride Coated High Speed Steel Step Drills
Drill Master - item#91616


Get coupon for $9.99-$14 and buy a few, put them away, abuse the crap out of them.


I will post more later once you guys start adding here.
 

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4-1/2" corded angle grinder.
Chop saw.(cuts pipe like the $300 dewalt)
 

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#38847 6 Ton Jack Stands - Sale for $45 - 20% off = $36/pair. You at least need 6 tons for your modded JK!

http://www.harborfreight.com/6-ton-jack-stand-set-38847.html

#68885 - 170a/220v MIG welder - Sale for $200, I've had it a couple weeks. Definitely doesn't suck IMO.

http://www.harborfreight.com/170-amp-migflux-wire-welder-68885.html

#38119 5 speed bench top drill press - Goes on sale for like $40 - 20% off...pretty cheap little drill press. Don't get in a hurry and try to over-work it, does 1/4" plate just fine for me. Stick it on 620rpm and go slow!

http://www.harborfreight.com/garage-shop/stationary-drill-press/5-speed-drill-press-38119.html

#67558 - $6 for 555 freakin' cotter pins! Never worry about working on your suspension without cotter pins..

http://www.harborfreight.com/555-piece-cotter-pin-storehouse-67558.html

#39178 - Scissor trans jack - Works well for scrawny punks like me for transmissions/transfer cases and rolling misc crap around the garage

http://www.harborfreight.com/automo.../450-lb-capacity-transmission-jack-39178.html

#39620 - Up to 2-1/8" adjustable wrench, $22 on sale - 20% off...cheap big-ass monkey wrench. Can't touch this size for less than $50/$60 at Lowes.

http://www.harborfreight.com/18-inch-jumbo-adjustable-wrench-39620.html

#65570 - Sawzall, it's a low-amp but keeps on going. Nice little rotating handle, goes on sale for like $22. Can't beat it

http://www.harborfreight.com/power-...procating-saw-with-rotating-handle-65570.html
 

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Pittsburgh 3 ton floor jack. $139.99 I just got it on sale for $89.99.

Works great, can't give a report on longevity but I have had a smaller floor jack that I bought at HF at least 10 years ago that still works great. Just too small for the JK.
 

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adding this, Compact bender
http://www.harborfreight.com/compact-bender-38470.html


find my thread here on it


12" Direct Drive Bench Top Disc Sander
Central Machinery - item#43468
http://www.harborfreight.com/12-inch-direct-drive-bench-top-disc-sander-43468.html
OMFG great piece of gear to have, it will take your finger prints off if not careful.

The white "stable/riding" gloves for $10 make kick ass mechanics gloves. They are cheap,goatskin leather palmed (no melty on hot shit), breath well and have little terry cloth snot wipers :laughing:
Riding/Stable Work Gloves, Medium
Western Safety - item#99581


Heavy Duty 17-1/2" Hand Riveter With Collection Bottle
Pittsburgh - item#66422
tighten everything and it is a beast. i have abused the crap out of mine it works great.



magnetic paper towel holder and can holder.
ya they seem gay till you use them to hold spray lube and towels to the side of the drill press. Holding cans of white grease on the press brake for dimpling. holding a Lo-carb monster to the tool box.


(magnetic spray can holder not shown)
 

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700 lbs. Capacity Five Drawer Tool Cart
U.S. General - item#95272



find a coupon in a off-road mag or Readers Digest for $169. best under 200 buck tool cart/box I have ever owned. rolls well, eough storage, holds a LOT of crap.

20 Ton Shop Press
Central Hydraulics - item#32879


it works, enough said.
You want to upgrade? pick up a 20T air over hydro jack ( 20 Ton Air Hydraulic Bottle Jack Central Hydraulics - item#95553 ) for another hundred and now its air over hydro. Replace the press plates with some good ones from swag or just be carefull (mine are on 8 years so far) and when you do bend it just add more steel.


Compact Air Needle Scaler
Central Pneumatic - item#96997

Best $20 air tool EVAR !!! clean your welds with ease, clean crap in tight spaces, scare the shop cat, fawking GREAT tool

6" Digital Caliper
Pittsburgh - item#47257

get coupon, $10, get 2. One in garage to beat on and one in a cleaner spot. more than accurate for fab work and who cares if you get weld spatter on it.
 

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All of the impact sockets, deep, regular, whatever. I have done some dumb ass shit with them like a 3/4 drive 36" breaker bar reduced to 1/2" drive to a HF socket :laughing: I dont ever recall breaking one, just losing them once in a while.
 

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I'll second these. Need to pick up a set for myself, instead of just stealing/borrowing them from others. :bounce:
Shop rule: If you need to borrow it more than once, you need your own.

Exceptions: Big crap, press, welder, bender, specific specialty tools, etc. :D
 

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Ill second the step bits.
two perfect holes in 3/16 square tubing, dry, and at like 3500 rpm. Still sharp, no discoloration, and they did it fast!

Gloves, dremel bits, angle grinder and wheels. The grease gun kind of sucked, but when I exchanged it, the new one worked great.

Oh! The lifting slings make fuckin awesome cheap tree savers.
 

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Ive had good luck w/the majority of stuff. The magnetic angle finder they sell has been used alot out of my box setting up caster & pinion angles.
 

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Got this on sale for 100 bucks. For the price its outstanding! I'm buying a 220 mig welder from them next.

 

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Pittsburgh 3 ton floor jack. $139.99 I just got it on sale for $89.99.

Works great, can't give a report on longevity but I have had a smaller floor jack that I bought at HF at least 10 years ago that still works great. Just too small for the JK.
I picked up their 4 ton model and am very happy.

Pittsburgh Automotive - item#68056 - $129

www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53584


Great thread BTW - for a weekend warrior like myself the stuff there is hard to beat.
 

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Every off-road forum needs this thread so post em up :D

Please list part number and pics if you can. Don't worry if someone already posted it because redundency verifies its a good tool.

I will start with one of the best tools there for the money, proven and kick ass.
3 Piece Titanium Nitride Coated High Speed Steel Step Drills
Drill Master - item#91616


Get coupon for $9.99-$14 and buy a few, put them away, abuse the crap out of them.


I will post more later once you guys start adding here.
x2on these things!! they mow through ANYTHING i put them to...AWESOME
 

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Every off-road forum needs this thread so post em up :D

Please list part number and pics if you can. Don't worry if someone already posted it because redundency verifies its a good tool.

I will start with one of the best tools there for the money, proven and kick ass.
3 Piece Titanium Nitride Coated High Speed Steel Step Drills
Drill Master - item#91616


Get coupon for $9.99-$14 and buy a few, put them away, abuse the crap out of them.


I will post more later once you guys start adding here.
x3, these things mowed right through my JK's frame and stayed sharp in the process. In fact all of the HF titanium nitride coated stuff I've used has been as good or better than the much more expensive name brand bits.

x3 on the jack stands too....and bottle jacks.

x2 on their recip saw, think I paid $24 for mine and it works fine.

x2 on the big-ass adjustable wrenches and pipe wrenches. Cheap and they work.

Also...



Snap ring pliers set

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Ball joint service kit

Price has gone up, think I got mine for $40....used it on ball joints, ujoints, and a bunch of other chit...

this too



Strut compressor

This one has a bunch of shitty reviews but has always done right by me without scaring the shit outta you like regular spring compressors. It's heavy and bulky to move around the vehicle though.

And countless other things I've bought from them that work fine.

We should also have a thread of things to DO suck from HF....because there are some.
 
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