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I got the HF flyer this month and it had their 4 X 36 belt sander for 60 bucks with coupon. Now I already own a 12" disc. spindle and a 12" drum sander so its not like this was a need or anything. I trotted over there and stared at it. Finding room for it I swore after fitting the drum sander in my 30' x 14' basement shop no more it nothing will fit around 4 RT, 3 drill presses, a band saw TS and dust collector nothing else would fit. No I told myself I really did not need it. After my first lap around the store I returned and stared again. Cringing at the task ahead I put it under my arm. Torn I was between the new toy and the task of fitting it in.

Week later I can report its nice junk. Its worth the 60 I paid. It has a functional dust collection on it It will help me sand to finish on my cutsl

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You didn't go wrong , a man after my own heart. I throw away the HF ads ,too tempting.

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Week later I can report its nice junk.
I like your assessment!! Most of the HF stuff seems to serve its intended purpose..beyond that, its hit or miss..

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I was left with one of those sanders after my Dad died in Jan 2012. I don't often need it, but when I do; it works quite well. My dad collected knives and he also made knives when he had the occasional spare time. He used that sander for several years and turned-out some very nice work from it.

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:I could of built the shop notes belt sander and spent more money, It has a flat bed and a sands Not every tool has to be blue color and HF has nice disposable gloves and paint brushes for a buck cheap togglers etc So no thank you I will not throw my flyer away

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"HF" really means "Harbor Fright"....
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I was paging through the newest SHOP NOTES OOPS I mean woodsmith issue and guess what there is an article on the good things to buy at HF OMG MIND BLOWN Freakin Harbor Freight can you believe it in shop er woodsmith magazine
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They have some good stuff, Not commercial grade but good enough for the home guy and if it don't work take it back they will either refund or give you a replacement. I shy away from some of the larger shop tools, but the air compressors, generators and such are OK. And a lot of the small consumables are good too. Even the wrenches and screw drivers work good. I buy their files for wood working, they are great, for the price. My problem with them is that I can't get out the door for less than $100.

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They have some good stuff, Not commercial grade but good enough for the home guy and if it don't work take it back they will either refund or give you a replacement. I shy away from some of the larger shop tools, but the air compressors, generators and such are OK. And a lot of the small consumables are good too. Even the wrenches and screw drivers work good. I buy their files for wood working, they are great, for the price. My problem with them is that I can't get out the door for less than $100.

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I would have to disagree with you a bit on the fact that the bigger tools aren't worth buying. Certainly it's hit and miss with everything at HF, but I've had bad luck with several of the smaller things I've bought there. Screws and any kind of fastener they sell there is junk. The most valuable thing they sell for woodworking is the dust collector. It's the most bang for your buck.

Also you can save a lot more money the bigger the tool you buy there when you use a 20% or 25% off coupon. Which is the only time I buy from there.

I've heard nothing but negative things about both of their sliding compound miter saws. I don't have one of them, but if I did, I would rest easy knowing that I saved a ton of money even buying a ryobi or craftsman.

For a hobbyist, most of the time, HF is near the top of my list for affordability and their return policy.

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