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What do yall think about this tool...UJoints?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Boss, Jan 8, 2001.

  1. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Fellas, what do yall think about this tool??

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/taf/displayitem.taf?function=Search>http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/taf/displayitem.taf?function=Search</A>
    <font color=red>**Hey, that URL didn't bring you to the page with the tool. So, when you click on that URL...go to the left where it says: "Search by Item #" and type in 38335 and that will take to you the Ujoint tool.**</font color=red>

    It's only $39.99 versus the other one from Tiger tools http://www.boss.coloradok5.com

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Boss on 01/08/01 06:32 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    The Harbor Freight link doesn't seem to be working

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  3. Burt4x4

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    Hey fer 40 bucks not bad Idea espically for trail repairs!!
    I saw that one tool in one of the mags and they wated over 200 bucks for that damn thing!! It is very similar to the one at HFreight too!! Go for IT!!

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  4. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Yeah I got that same one. Works great! If you have air available you can do a U-Joint in about 10 Minutes. About 20 without air. Does a good job on Ball joints also.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  5. Gandolf

    Gandolf 1/2 ton status

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    That tool looks like it would work, but tell me about Harbor Freight tools. Are they cheap crap or are they decent quality? I've seen their mailings and their prices are attractive, but have never been to one of the stores. I have to drive 45 minutes each way to get to one and it's in a town I rarely go to. (It's in Vallejo, CA for those of you who know the town).

    '89 K5 Silverado 4" lift w/BFG 33's
     
  6. Boss

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    Gandolf,

    I'm not so sure with the quality of their tools. I don't think I would get any sockets or ratchets or stuff like that from them, just hard to find stuff, like the Ujoint puller/installer and a Press and other stuff. Wrenches, sockets, you can get those at Sears and they have the Life time replacement deal. Atleast that's what I do. I havent' purchased anything major from them yet, But I'll let you know what kind of quality this thing is in when I get it. Thanks
    Boss
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  7. HarryH3

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    I've bought a few things from them over the years. Most of it is made in China or Taiwan and is certainly not the highest quality stuff that you can buy. But for occasional use, it's OK. All my wrenches, sockets, etc. are Craftsman, Snap-On or Mac. But I've got a 12-ton press and 4-ton portable hydraulic ram set from Harbor Freight that work great. I also get stuff like rubber hammers, cleaning brushes, welders clamps, magnetic work holders, etc. from them.

    They have a store here in Colorado Springs where I can actually see stuff before I buy it. I've not been too impressed with any of their electric tools, other than the drill presses and bandsaws. The smaller tools just look like they'd barely outlive their warranty. [​IMG] I have their air powered cutoff tool and it works great. They also have great prices on replacement cutoff wheels. If you get on their mailing list, you'll get notified on some great sales.

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  8. Gandolf

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    OK, it's kinda like I thought. For occasional use their stuff is probably OK. I use Craftsman for mechanic tools and Porter Cable, Dewalt, Milwaukee, etc for construction power tools, so I wouldn't be buying those types of tools at Harbor Freight. I will say that a friend bought the small handheld grinder Harbor Freight sells, the one that is perpetually on sale for $19.95, and he uses it all the time and says it works great. I may take a chance on that since I need one occassionally. I have bought new power tools on eBay with good luck. The last one I got was the Paslode Impulse Framing Nailer (cordless - uses a fuel cell and battery) which I got new for $305 plus $10 shipping. I think they are around $385 + 8% CA sales tax in the stores so I saved about $100 on that one. I typically save around 25% on new tools by buying them on eBay. Let me know how that U-joint tool works. If you like it, I'll get one too. Thanks

    '89 K5 Silverado 4" lift w/BFG 33's
     
  9. Emmettology 101

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    That looks like a pretty sweet tool and it hundreds cheaper that the other brand!!

    Mike [​IMG]
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  10. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I have the Harbor Freight one, it works great. I have used it quite a bit. We did a trail repair on a friend's truck, he had an inverter and an electric impact. I had that same u-joint tool. That was the smoothest fix you could hope for. Swapped the u-joint and Dana44 inner axle with enough time to be first in line for BBQ.

    Jim '80 GMC
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