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82 Fun Finds at Harbor Freight That DIYers Will Love

Camping gear, storage solutions, hand tools and more! Check out 82 of our favorite items for DIYers at Harbor Freight.

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Outdoor Lights

Who says camping can’t be glamorous? With these heavy-duty outdoor string lights, you can add a little flair to your awning, tent, or even the trees in your campsite that will rival the beauty of the night sky. Plus: 10 Breathtaking Outdoor Lighting Looks for Your Yard

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Portable Generator

If you ever work on sites that lack electric power, or if you want to ensure your equipment doesn’t draw so many amps that you’re tripping breakers inside your home, then you need a portable generator. And when it’s time to pick the best power generator for your needs, don’t miss the great deals that Harbor Freight offers on these solid units.

Sure, for a contractor who’s paying a five man crew to be onsite it may make sense to pay an extra $1,200 for a generator with identical specs, as long as it buys some peace of mind. But if your only expense is the generator itself, Harbor Freight is a no-brainer.

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Vacuum Storage Bags

If you have soft goods to store, then chances are you’ve run into the frustration of shoving fluffy pillows, blankets, tarps or drop cloths onto a shelf. They take up an enormous amount of space, and are prone to collecting dust and catching on stray nails or splinters.

Luckily, vacuum storage bags can be used to compress these soft goods, while also wrapping them in a protective covering. All you need is a wet/dry vac or vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment, and you’ll be able to store soft goods in as small of a space as possible, and stack them high and dry.

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Trailer Hitch

If you’re going to be hauling materials from the lumber yard or hardware store, a trailer will let you get things done faster and more efficiently. Selecting a trailer hitch involves balancing quality and affordability, as well as an understanding of the kinds of items and trailers you’ll be towing.

If you’re planning on standard towing for a DIYer, you’ll want to be sure to check out this dependable three-ball hitch and see if it’s a good fit for your needs.

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Deep Well Sockets

Stop borrowing your neighbor’s socket set and but this 10-piece deep well socket set instead. Still wondering what kind of socket set you need? Check out 6-point sockets vs. 12-point sockets.

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Chain Hoist

Chain Hoist

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Like a shop crane, a chain hoist is a great tool to have for lifting heavy objects. But the advantage of a chain hoist is that you can lift things ten feet up in the air! Which is a big help if you need to hoist something big in an auto shop or industrial warehouse. Normally an expensive item, but Harbor Freight sells one-ton hoists for $60. See more tips for when working by yourself.

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2000 Watt Generator

2000 Watt Generator

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This 2000 Watt Super Quiet Inverter Generator is the perfect solution for all your camping power needs. It's lightweight, making it a great choice for camping, boating and RV use—and it's efficient; pumping out more power while using less fuel. (Don't miss these generator maintenance tips!)

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Binoculars

Binoculars

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Ideal for any outdoor activities, these wide-angle binoculars feature 10x magnification, for easy viewing of far-off items. Speaking of the outdoors, don't miss: 16 Camping Hacks, Tips, & Tricks You'll Wish You Knew Earlier!

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Portable Parts Case

If you need a collection of nuts, bolts or other small parts on the go, then you need to check out this portable parts case. It’s equipped with bins big enough to store most common fasteners, and a lid that seals tight enough to ensure that the parts won’t slip and slide while you’re on the road.

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Clamps

As any woodworker can tell you, the number of clamps you need for a project is always one more than the number you have in your shop. Whether you’re an old pro or just learning how to use clamps, Harbor Freight has got you covered. Like anything else in life, the quality varies, so be sure to examine the clamps for strength and straightness. Many DIYers find this blue-pad Pittsburgh brand clamp to be a best buy.

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Torque Wrench

Torque Wrench

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Another torque wrench to add to your collection! This one has a 3/8 inch drive click type, and ranges between 5 to 80 ft.-lbs., accuracy also within +/- 4 percent. Learn how to use a torque wrench here.

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Ratcheting Tie-Downs

Ratcheting Tie-Downs

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These ratcheting tie-downs have a 400 lb. capacity and can securely fasten and prevent sudden shifting of loads as you travel. As a bonus, they can also strap tarps to trees, and hoist coolers off the ground to prevent animals from getting at your supplies. If you have problems securing your cargo — check out our Tie-Down Troubleshooter!  

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Furniture dolly

Furniture dolly

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You probably couldn't build a furniture dolly this cheap yourself. For $16, you get a heavy-duty dolly made from hardwood and rated for 1,000 lbs. The rubber wheel swivel casters ensure smooth hauling of even the heaviest loads. But, if you prefer the DIY route, learn how to make your own dolly using a pallet.

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Solar Charger

Solar Charger

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This 13-Watt Briefcase Solar Charger has amorphous solar cells for optimum performance even under cloudy skies. The briefcase-style storage makes it easily fit in your car, and will allow you to charge a variety of devices on your next camping trip. Plus, check out our favorite RV solar panels and kits.

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Anti-Fatigue Foam Mats

Anti-fatigue mats are perfect for anyone with a shop of any size. Sure, you can always make your own with a spare carpet pad, but if there’s any chance that your shop or work space will get wet, sooner or later you’ll wish that you’d used something that wasn’t essentially a big sponge.

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Blanket

Blanket

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This durable wool-blend blanket will keep you warm and toasty no matter what the weather. Soft, loom-woven and easy to care for, it is the perfect blanket for your camping adventures. Before you donate your old blanket, check out: 10 Ways to Repurpose an Old Wool Blanket.

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Parts Rack

As always, there’s the option to build your own parts bin, but if you want to buy a plug-and-play solution, you can’t go wrong with this standing parts bin from Harbor Freight. For large parts bins, whether homemade or store-bought, be sure to think through the weight of the parts. Always keep the center of gravity low to the ground, and consider securing the bin to the floor or the wall in order to ensure it won’t tip over.

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Digital Caliper

Digital Caliper

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This 6 in. digital caliper is built with stainless steel and can handle even the harshest of conditions. It provides metric and SAE decimal readings, making measurement conversions easy. Features also include an automatic shut-off and a convenient storage case. Here's why you need to add a digital caliper to your tool box

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Classic Tool Belt

A classic tool belt is a must-have for any DIY enthusiast. Use it as a hands-free tool box on the go (here’s how to keep it as lightweight as possible). A tool belt helps you work faster, safer, and with less fuss than you would by toting around a heavy box full of tools.

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Survival Knife

Survival Knife

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This economical survival knife does more than cut through brush with ease. Its brilliant design allows for a compass and mini survival-kit hidden in the handle, which makes it the perfect go-to camping tool. Photo: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

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Nitrile Gloves

Nitrile Gloves

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Gloves are a handy items to have in your workshop for protecting against against chemical solvents and oils, or for emptying a trailer or RV black water tank. These sturdy, nitrile gloves are highly-reviewed and three times more puncture resistant than latex or vinyl. (You can also use them to tackle these 21 things you've probably never cleaned!)

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Rotary Hammer

Rotary Hammer

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A rotary hammer will easily drill holes in masonry, chisel concrete apart like a mini-jackhammer, and even drive rebar into the ground. Once you own one, you'll wonder what you ever did without it. Find out the difference between a hammer drill and a rotary hammer.

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Auto Fuses

Auto Fuses

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This assorted mini blade fuse kit contains a complete assortment of the six most commonly used ranges for cars and trucks. They're great to have on hand for quick repairs. Speaking of auto repairs — here are the 10 most common car problems, and how to fix them.

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Write-Off or Loaner Tools

This affordable cordless drill is great to have on hand for all sorts of DIY projects around the house. And because of the price, you don’t have to worry too much when you lend it to a friend or neighbor. It has 21 torque clutch settings and a built-in LED lamp to light up dark corners. If you’re willing to spend a little more, check out our list of the top cordless drills on the market.

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Storage Hooks

One of the best way to store materials is to simply get them up off the floor. Building storage shelves is great, but that solution still eats up floor space. Instead, make use of all that wall and ceiling area in your workshop by installing these storage hooks and suspending anything from shovels, rakes, bikes and even scrap lumber.

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Bucket Organizer

If your favorite tools are too large for a tool belt, or if you simply need more pockets for small items, consider picking up a canvas bucket insert organizer. One of the more ingenious uses for those plastic five gallon buckets that seem to accumulate in the homes of DIYers the world over; this insert provides a way to store, organize, access and transport your go-to tools.

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First-Aid Kit

First-Aid Kit

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Even the most experienced DIYer can have an injury on the job; which is why every shop needs a first-aid kit. Be prepared for splinters, scrapes, and cuts; and keep everything organized in the easy-to-carry case. Don't miss: how to build your own emergency kit.

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Corded Reciprocating Saw

There is an endless string of excellent uses for reciprocating saws, but all of them have one thing in common: they don’t require precision. These are tools that rely on amps and a solid build, rather than precision machining. As a result, Harbor Freight’s options get the job done at a price that’s light on your wallet. The price of Harbor Freight’s corded reciprocating saw makes it the perfect tool for tearing into a project. If you only need them for very light work, they’ll last for quite a while. For full on demo work they’ll burn up quickly, but not before you get more than your money’s worth.

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Wet/Dry Vac

Shop vacuums are a near-necessity for most DIYers. When you’re working on projects in our own home, it’s vital to keep the work space clean and free of debris. At the Harbor Freight price point, these wet/dry vacs are affordable enough that you can even have multiple vacuums around the house. (Check out our 8 tips for maintaining your shop vac.)

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1/2 in. Drive Click Type Torque Wrench

1/2 in. Drive Click Type Torque Wrench

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The 1/2 in. drive click torque wrench is about to be your new go-to tool next time you’re looking for a precise torque. The click type design ranges from 20 to 150 ft.-lbs., and is accurate within 4 percent. Here are a few more of our favorite auto tools at Harbor Freight.

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Grinding and Cut-off Wheels

Harbor Freight is a fantastic source for high-use, short-lifespan tools. A great example is cutting and grinding wheels. As anyone who’s used an angle grinder knows, the life expectancy of a cutting wheel is short at best. Pick up your cutting discs at Harbor Freight and over the course of a few projects you’ll see significant savings. This holds true for rotary tool grinding and cutting discs as wells as angle grinder cut-off wheels.

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Furniture Blankets

Furniture Blankets

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Planning a move or just need to protect your furniture during a remodel? At only $5-10 each (depending on size), these furniture blankets cost less than half what moving supply companies charge. We've seen them go for as little as $3 on sale at Harbor Freight, so load up and get moving!

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Your First Welding Rig

MIG welding is an intimidating task, but is actually within the grasp of the DIY community. Welding is certainly a skill that requires safety precautions, but you can get started in welding with relatively simple, common-sense procedures. And the most expensive upfront purchase is the welder itself. For the average DIY enthusiast, the Harbor Freight balance of price and practicality is just right.

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Micro Pinner

Micro Pinner

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A 23-gauge air nailer — sometimes called a micro pinner — is great for nailing on small trim because it's less likely to split the wood. The nails don't have any heads, so you don't have to set them and fill the hole with wood putty. Premium brands go for as much as $270, but this one only costs $25.

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Chip Brushes

A chip brush doesn’t need to be high quality because it’s used for projects like stripping furniture, where it doesn’t matter if their line is ragged or if the brush fibers fall out. There’s no reason to pay a premium for chip brushes, yet big name hardware stores will often charge a dollar or more for a single brush, while savvy DIYers pay a fraction of that at Harbor Freight.

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Revolving Parts Trays

Clean up and organize your shop for good with this storage bin organizer. You’ll never lose another screw, fasteners or washer thanks to the 40 small storage bins; plus it also has one full length drawer for larger tools and parts.

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Angle Grinder

Angle Grinder

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If you're a typical DIYer, then a angle grinder probably isn't something you'll use very much. You can rent them at home centers; but for only $15, why not just buy your own? They're great for cutting, grinding, and polishing wood, metal, and concrete. They come with metal-cutting blades, but you can also outfit them with diamond blades, wire wheels and sanding disks. Check out our 10 easy ways to cut metal.

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Safety Glasses

We all know that no matter what kind of job you’re tackling, safety is paramount. Harbor Freight provides safety equipment for DIYers at a price low enough to have it everywhere you DIY. Safety glasses are an essential shop item, and at this price you can buy multiple pairs so they’re always within reach.

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Metal Cutoff Saw

Metal Cutoff Saw

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A metal chop saw is the tool to use when you need perfectly straight or angled cuts in angle iron, rebar, or steel pipe. A 14" model is normally $150 or more at home centers, but this one works great and it's only $95. The 3-1/2HP motor slices through metal with ease. Plus it's also fairly lightweight and easy to carry and store when not in use.

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Shade Canopy

Shade Canopy

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This versatile, 10 x 10 pop-up canopy is perfect, from the beach to backyard to campground. Water-resistant and UV treated, this all-weather canopy is ideal for sheltering your picnic table, sitting area or even a small tent while camping. Plus: How to Shade Your Deck or Patio

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Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven

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With its steel handle, stable legs, and 6-quart cooking capacity, this cast iron Dutch oven is perfect for cooking one-dish meals over coals. Cast iron heats evenly for perfectly cooked stews, roasts, and soups. Plus: 12 Tips for Planning the Ultimate Backyard BBQ

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Funnel Tray

When you complete a project there are often leftover parts. A key step in the clean up process should be collecting miscellaneous bits and pieces and putting them in the proper storage bin. The problem is, all that collecting and organization is time-consuming, which makes it tempting to skip. By using small tricks and tools like this funnel tray, you can make clean up so easy that it’s almost a pleasure to put everything away.

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7 in. Wire Stripper with Cutter

7 in. Wire Stripper with Cutter

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This convenient wire stripper and cutter is a shop or garage staple. It can cut and strip 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, and 10 AWG wire, and is equipped with a spring return and a built-in safety lock. But before you start, find out how to strip wire the safe way.

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Tent Stakes

Tent Stakes

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Never fear high-winds again while camping. With this set of trusty 10-inch steel stakes, you can secure awnings, tents, rain covers and canopies with ease. Plus: Stay Safe During Hurricane Season

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Engine Hoist

Engine Hoist

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If you work on cars, or just have lots of heavy stuff in your shop that you need to move around, this shop crane (sometimes called an engine hoist) is worth its weight in gold. It's easy to wheel around, and the legs fold up for easy storage. Beyond engines, our editors have wheeled around all kinds of heavy stuff, including table saws and jointers.

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Locking Tool Cabinet

If home security, including shop security, is a priority for you; consider investing in some locking cabinets. Chances are, everyone has a few tools and materials that are either too valuable or too fragile to leave lying around. This wall-mounted locking tool cabinet from Harbor Freight will keep essential items locked up and out of the hands of unauthorized users.

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Hydraulic Table Cart

Hydraulic Table Cart

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An adjustable height table cart has lots of uses around the workshop. It's great for unloading heavy items from the back of a truck or just getting things up to a comfortable working height. This Harbor Freight version will only cost you $180 and it can move and lift up to 500 lbs.

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Trailer Light Tester

Trailer Light Tester

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There's nothing worse than hitting the open road to discover you have a problem with your trailer lights. This pocket-sized trailer-light tester can quickly check your left, right, tail and brake lights in a flash to help diagnose problems. Plus: Fix Bad Boat and Utility Trailer Wiring

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12 in. Quick Release Bar Clamp

12 in. Quick Release Bar Clamp

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Lightweight but very sturdy, this bar clamp will make your workplace extremely secure. It has steel jaws for a reliable grip, with a quick release lever. The throat is 2 and a half inches deep and has a powder coating.

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Magnetic Wrist Band

And why limit your magnetic strips to tool storage solutions? If you’ve ever worked on a ladder, chances are you know the sinking sensation of watching a nut or screw fall from your fingers and disappear far below. Avoid the headache of climbing down and searching for a lost piece by picking up one of these magnetic wrist bands from Harbor Freight, and never lose track of small parts again.

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Cargo Carrier

Cargo Carrier

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Easily carry heavy or oversized items without losing valuable passenger space in your vehicle with this 500 lb. Steel Cargo Carrier. This carrier is rust resistant, easy to assemble and fits all Class III / IV 2-inch hitch receivers, making it a natural option for your camping supplies. Plus: Removing a Trailer Hitch Ball

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Right Angle Drill

Right Angle Drill

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Need to chew holes through a bunch of wall studs for new plumbing or electrical lines? You'll want a heavy duty right angle drill. They're not cheap at home centers – about $250. And renting costs add up quickly over the course of several days. But Harbor Freight sells them for only $150. With a two-speed gearbox and heat treated gears, this thing is a beast! Learn how to bore holes in studs.

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Fiberglass Ax

Fiberglass Ax

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Lightweight, sharp and dependable—everything you need your ax to be. You'll split firewood in comfort with the impact absorbing handle of this ax which will help you create a cozy campfire. Find out how to keep your ax and other tools sharp.

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Jack Stands

Jack Stands

These are great when you need to get all four of your car wheels off the ground for things like brake jobs, replacing shocks, and other automotive tasks where you're working underneath your car for an extended period of time. Harbor Freight sells these three ton adjustable-height jack stands for under $50, a price you can't beat.

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Wood Tool Chest

A wood tool chest is a beautiful and functional addition to your shop. You can always make your own, or you can simply swing by Harbor Freight and pick up this gorgeous display piece. Store your tools or small parts in this chest, and it will be a pleasure pulling them out.

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Collapsible Multi-Task Ladder

Ladders are key tools for many tasks, but for someone working solo, an overly long or bulky ladder can be unwieldy, hard to store, and impossible to transport in a smaller vehicle. A foldable and/or collapsible multi-task ladder like this one, makes overhead work easier for the DIYer.

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4 Pc 1/2 in. Drive Impact Socket Extension Set

4 Pc 1/2 in. Drive Impact Socket Extension Set

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This set can help expand the reach of your impact wrench for easier access in tight spots and crowded engine bays. They are made of rugged chrome vanadium steel and coated with black phosphate to resist rust. Check out 10 more home improvement tools that will last you a lifetime.

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9-Piece SAE Combination Wrench Set

With quality metal that won’t chip or break easily, and a hand-friendly design, this wrench set is worth checking out. Of course, once you pick up these wrenches, you’ll need someplace to store them. Consider grabbing a Harbor Freight tool chest, or build your own wrench storage tote.

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Tool Kit

Tool Kit

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The first rule of the outdoors is to be prepared. Whether you camp in an RV, trailer or under the stars, you'll appreciate the variety of tools in this 130-piece toolkit. With a variety of commonly-used tools, you'll be able to handle any unexpected situations with ease. Plus: 13 Things You Need in Your Winter Car Survival Kit

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Utility Blade Dispenser

Store all your utility blades in this dispenser, keeping them sharp, safe, and ready to swap out at a moment’s notice. The dispenser easily tucks into a tool bag or attaches to a magnetic strip near your work bench.

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2 HP Dust Collector

2 HP Dust Collector

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A single-stage dust collector with a 4' hose is a coveted tool in most home woodshops, because it keeps your shop cleaner and protects your lungs from the harmful effects of sawdust. You can spend a few hundred to a few thousand dollars on a dust collector, but Harbor Freight sells this 2-HP model for just $200. That's more than enough sucking power for most home shops. The bag on top filters particles down to 5 microns, and the lower collection bag is clear so you can see when it needs to be changed. Check out this DIY dust-collection modification.

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Magnetic Tool Holder

Sometimes you don’t want to hide away your most frequently used tools, but you do want to get them clear of your work space. You can have the best of both worlds by installing magnetic holder strips next to your work area. Need a tool? Just reach out and grab it!

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32 Pc Screwdriver Set

32 Pc Screwdriver Set

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A 32 piece screwdriver set for only $8? Count us in! This set includes four slotted and three Phillips screwdrivers, seven precision screwdrivers and multiple bits. They have soft grip TPR handles, made of heat-treated carbon steel, and are light to hold.

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Reciprocating Saw Blades

And, while you’re getting a reciprocating saw, grab some blades for it as well. This may seem obvious, but in fact not all blades are created equally. There’s a huge range of factors that make picking the right blade a detailed science. These reciprocating saw blades from Harbor Freight are at the right price point to be used and abused, making them a great budget option.

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Drawer Liner

Step one in making the most of your tool chest is to lay in these affordable and practical liners. Without a liner, the motion of opening and closing drawers and (if you have a chest mounted on casters) rolling around your shop will inevitably slide whatever part you need into the back of the drawer, where you’ll have to fumble awkwardly for it. Plus the liners will help protect the finish of your drawer and your tools.

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Fire Starter

Fire Starter

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This tool could be a literal lifesaver. With its built-in flint, striker knife and magnesium, this pocket-sized fire starter is a must-have for any camper and can start fires even in damp conditions. Plus: How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

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Stethoscope

Stethoscope

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If you like playing car doctor in your garage, this mechanic's stethoscope only costs $5. It's just what the doctor ordered for diagnosing problems under the hood such as piston slap, worn gears, and other mysterious bumps and squeaks. Just touch the probe to the non-rotating part you think might be faulty and listen. Only $4. Not for medical use.

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Project Kits for Young DIYers

This balsa wood T-Rex skeleton is the kind of puzzle that builds skills and confidence at the same time. These affordably priced models are a great way to get kids started in DIY. The sticker price makes it less painful when the inevitable wreaking ball of youthful enthusiasm meets breakable parts, and the variety of options means that you can match a young person’s interests, from woodworking to electronics.

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Chest Drawer Compartment Organizers

Keeping your shop or garage organized is easy with the right products. Make the most of your tool chest drawers by installing these drawer organizers. You’ll never waste time again searching for just the right saw blade or your favorite calipers. Create the right place for your tools, and they’ll always be close at hand.

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Mini Jackhammer

Mini Jackhammer

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Do you do concrete work for a living? A jackhammer is a must-have tool for busting up old concrete steps, walkways, and pads. The professional models are pricey, but this one's only $360. Still not a cheap tool, but should pay for itself over time (and money saved at the chiropractor).

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Tarp

Tarp

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Anyone who's gone to bed camping and woke up wet will know the value of an all-purpose and weather- resistant tarp. It is 11 ft. X 19 ft., the perfect size for under or over a tent to keep you warm and dry. Plus: How to Install a Tarp Grommet

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Mini-Tool Holder

Sometimes you need a dedicated set of tools over and over. Store those items bundled together and close at hand with this mini-tool holder. Attach it to your belt or tuck it inside a larger storage container, and it’s like a tiny tool bag on the go.

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Bolt Cutters

Bolt Cutters

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Here's another tool you don't need every day, but a set of bolt cutters sure comes in handy. Got an old padlock you need to open but can't find the key? Need to cut through some threaded rod, a bolt, a chain, or some chain link fencing? Bolt cutters will make short work of all of these.

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Canvas Riggers Bag

If you’re working indoors, you want to be focused on your project, not worrying about damaging the carpet or hardwood floors. Drop cloths offer protection, but if you want to completely eliminate the chances of your steel toolbox scratching the work surface, consider switching to a canvas tool bag. The open-top design allows for easy access, and the fabric construction is lighter to carry around than a classic steel framed box.

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Drillmaster Router

Drillmaster Router

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This fixed-base router is equipped with a 2-HP motor, which is plenty powerful for most routing tasks, and comes with ¼' and ½' collets. It even has some extras like a spindle lock for quick and easy bit changes and a micro-adjustment feature. (Check out this DIY portable router table base.)

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Airbrush and Compressor Kit

Perfect for learning the basics of airbrush technique, this no-frills, high-value kit provides a compressor and brush for less than half the cost of many high-end airbrushes alone. This kit is great for trying out an airbrush for DIY hobbies and detail work.

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Classic Tool Chest

The classic Harbor Freight purchase is a rock-solid tool chest. They’re well-known for carrying solidly built, affordable tool chests that can hold up to standard shop use, but won’t break the bank when it comes time to replace or upgrade.

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Tool Roll-Up

If you have too many grouped tools to pack into the mini-holder, consider this Harbor Freight tool roll-up. Perfect for thin tools of a short-enough length, the roll-up is a fantastic way to store many tools in a small space, without sacrificing order or ease of extraction.

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Floor Jacks

Even those who aren’t fans of Harbor Freight have to admit that their floor jack selection is top-notch. If you’re a DIYer considering buying a floor jack and stands for home car maintenance, do not whip out that credit card until you’ve seen what Harbor Freight has to offer.

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Deep-Impact Socket Set

Don’t let the affordable price fool you, these deep impact socket set from Pittsburgh are high-quality socket heads; well-built and ready to withstand the wear and tear of an impact wrench. (Don’t miss these 5 tools every car owner should own.)

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