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Harbor Freight Now Open in Sterling VA - April 1, 2013, 01:03 PM

Just wanted to give the local folks a heads up.

Say what you will about the Freight, but I think a majority of their products are an exceptional value, especially if you don't care if your tool lasts for 500 years and don't want to pay the premium that comes with most premium tools. They have honored their lifetime warranty on a few tools I admittedly abused and broke, so they are good in my book. I am glad they have a new location that is a lot closer than Woodbridge or MD for me.

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April 1, 2013, 01:09 PM

Sweet, thanks for the heads up!
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April 1, 2013, 01:17 PM

Good to know. I've been meaning to make a trip, but Woodbridge always seems out of the way.
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April 1, 2013, 01:22 PM

Cool.

Only certain things I get from HF. Sockets - Yes, Ratchets - NO. Hammers, wrenches, razors, rags, ect - Yes, anything that you have plug in or gas up - NO!


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April 1, 2013, 01:28 PM

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Cool.

Only certain things I get from HF. Sockets - Yes, Ratchets - NO. Hammers, wrenches, razors, rags, ect - Yes, anything that you have plug in or gas up - NO!
My general rule is I'll buy stuff there that you could have made in 1970. Anything beyond that and you're asking for trouble.
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April 1, 2013, 01:34 PM

Yea another store selling junk!


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Just wanted to give the local folks a heads up.

Say what you will about the Freight, but I think a majority of their products are an exceptional value, especially if you don't care if your tool lasts for 500 years and don't want to pay the premium that comes with most premium tools. They have honored their lifetime warranty on a few tools I admittedly abused and broke, so they are good in my book. I am glad they have a new location that is a lot closer than Woodbridge or MD for me.

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22350 S. Sterling Blvd,
Sterling, VA 20164
Isn't that the old Safeway building?

I used to live very close to there, probably just as well that I moved or my CC would be getting hit constantly...


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April 1, 2013, 02:46 PM

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My general rule is I'll buy stuff there that you could have made in 1970. Anything beyond that and you're asking for trouble.
I've been surprised on some things. I refused to buy a torque wrench from them, but I have a vernier caliper and a run-out gauge that seem to be dead on accurate, so you never know. Both cost me half of what I could of got a name brand for. And even with the torque wrench, my guess is that it is more accurate than you are without one (if you are shopping there anyway).


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April 1, 2013, 02:58 PM

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Yea another store selling junk!
Yes and no.

If you're a Harry Homeowner type and only go in your toolbox a few times a year, this store is perfect. Just know if it has more than 2 moving parts, plan to replace it after XXX number of uses.

If you're a serious wrencher, largely you want steer clear of this place unless it's for common or very basic implements and tools that do not require precision.



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Any thoughts on the HF wheel chocks? Either the $40 one (69026) or the $65 (97841) one? This would be for the "guest" bike in the enclosed trailer. Mounted on a 3/4" piece of plywood with countersunk round head bolts from the bottom so I could move it around / in / out of the trailer and not add more holes in the trailer floor. Then I would use 4 tie downs on the bike to keep it in place. I supposed I could even go with the $13 cheap-o (97145), but I am not sure I trust it.

Of course my R1 gets to ride in the Pit Bull TRS. The guest can by their own if they want that treatment.

Oh - side note: I have the digital caliper as well. It works fine for my occasional use.


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April 1, 2013, 05:04 PM

I use the beefier of their chocks on my trailer


No issues


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April 1, 2013, 06:23 PM

wow... didn't know they were brick and mortar... always thought they were just an online warehouse.
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April 1, 2013, 06:34 PM

went the other day never having been in one before but it's so close to my place. i bought a couple one-time tools or throw away type of stuff and saved a LOT buying them there. i will be going back, although like mentioned i wont be buying a generator there.
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April 1, 2013, 07:46 PM

Lots of good stuff, and lots of bad stuff there. Research what you want before you buy. I've been waiting for that store to open, i'm tired of driving to woodbridge.

Their large 42" & 56" boxes are a fantastic deal.
4x6 band saw, 20 ton press, Bead blast cabinet, 20gal parts washer, earthquake impact wrenches, 60+ gallon 2 stage air compressors, tubing rollers, 12x36 metal lathes, 1000lb bike lift, all great values.

I'd keep away from the orange power tools, welders, and a few other things.


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