Kara Garrison Harbor Freight October 05th, 2019 - 03:57:58
Mail Order - This is the oldest division of this company. This division was established when the company acquired several mail order companies in the tool and equipment enterprise. The mail order began with employees sending catalogues to random addresses. The outcome of this experiment was overwhelming, the order began to flood and the company then introduced its very first mail order catalogue. At present, customers can purchase through the catalogue or through the company's official website.
Private Labels and Brands - Majority of the items being sold by Harbor Freight bear private label store brands or products that are produced by other manufacturers. The products usually have American Sounding brands but are actually made overseas. No need to worry though because the company offers a lifetime warranty for all the hand tools and equipment.
For the beer lover, the obvious choice is a kegerator. If you cannot afford a kegerator, then the next best thing is a set of Pilsner glasses and the largest pack of his favorite beer you are willing to splurge on. It will be a hit and you will be rewarded with many thanks. Likewise for the wine lover, a simple but nice wine rack filled with wine will be wildly appreciated. Many stores offer a 10% discount if you purchase 6 bottles or more, so purchase a wide selection for him to enjoy.
Monthly bills are piling up, gas prices are at all time highs and we are all looking at ways we can save ourselves some money. We should start by looking at ways we can make our homes more energy efficient and maybe a starter solar DIY project. Harbor Freight and Northern Tool and Equipment both have solar DIY kits starting at around $200 going up into the thousands. For those who want to find the real savings, building your solar system yourself is the way to go. Spend $20 to $40 and get a high rated solar DIY guide. Let's start saving money.
For the top shelf I cut a piece of 1/2" plywood to fit to lay a sheet of glass on for my palette. The whole system is very sturdy and rolls easily (the wheels do lock in place if I want). I have ample space for mixing my paint and storage of brushes, large tubes of oil paint, and solvents and medium. I even found a plastic sheet cover that slides right over the whole cart when I'm not using it. I'm planning to paint the plywood a medium gray and want to get a bigger sheet of glass for the palette. I figure I'll also add some offset clips or mirror clips to hold the glass in place on the plywood.
Each of the hand crank lead screws goes through an end plate that's bent from the leg support sheet metal. If you look closely, you'll notice that the lead screw plate is secured to the sidewalls by two sheet metal "ears" and two small dimples in the sidewalls. That looks like a potential source of failure downstream: nothing prevents the sidewalls from separating and allowing the crank to become loose. My fix? Simple: I installed a clamping and securing bolt through the sidewalls just behind the end plate. To secure the sideplates and preventing them from spreading apart, about 1 inch from the end plate, I drilled a ¼" clearance hole through the two sideplates (that also mount the legs) and put a 1 ½ inch long, ¼ -20 bolt with a washer and a locknut. Tightening the locknut makes the endplate securely clamped to the sidewall plates; this will prevent any tendency for that endplate holding the leadscrew and cranking handles from coming loose over time.