Thursday, January 28, 2010

Too Cheap

On the tool quality continuum, we all dream of the high end. We are sure that only the finest hardware belongs in our toolboxes. Unfortunately, for most of us, financial realities most often dictate that we end up somewhere in the middle. Snap-On's the King, but Craftsman's a pretty sexy Queen. And sometimes, dire circumstances coupled with urgent need sends us to a certain company that rhymes with Arbor Phreight. Which is okay. We know that what we are getting ain't great, but it oughta be good enough for what we need. Until we can afford the real deal. But every now and then, we get blindsided with something that is such garbage that it doesn't belong on the face of the earth.

At times like these, we must take a stand.

5 comments:

Hank said...

Nice, Pat, but will it blend?

Pat S said...

Hank, that is badass, lmao. I'm gonna need the 20amp commercial model for sure. Anytime anyone says "don't try this at home", you can be fairly certain it's gonna get tried at home.

alex said...

I always enjoy seeing some Harbor Freight tools destroyed.

I am curious if you tried using the scribe to find the center instead of a Sharpie. Was it that far off with the scrib too?

Jim G said...

Thanks for that, I'll sleep easier tonight for sure!

Pat S said...

Alex, it was a long way off with the scribe as well. The edge of the rule was visibly a long way off center in the valley of the centering head. Cutting through the scribe with side cutters was like cutting through a piece of solder wire. The whole tool was so cheap that it I was more amused than irritated.