If you thought "ultimate work truck," how do you envision it might be outfitted? The staff at Truckin' magazine recently took up that challenge, and in their October and November 2012 issues ran a 2-part series on creating the "Ultimate Ford F-150 Work Truck"-- with a little help from Harbor Freight Tools!
Taking a 2012 F-150 SuperCab in Part 1, they installed a cool bed slide, a monster ladder rack (capable of holding 1,000 lbs) and a sweet commercial-grade diamond-plate toolbox.
In Part 2, they went on a shopping spree at Harbor Freight Tools and picked up a Predator 4000 Watt Portable Generator-- to which they installed a shock/motion-activated alarm in the back of the truck, lest any covetous individuals think bad thoughts-- a 17 Ft. Type 1A Multi-Task Ladder as well as a full stock of tools for the toolbox:
- Central Forge 6" Swivel Vise with Anvil
- Chicago Electric 12V Cordless 3/8" Lithium Ion Drill
- Pittsburgh 6-piece Plier Set
- Pittsburgh 7-piece Screwdriver Set
- Pittsburgh 4-piece Adjustable Wrench Set
- Pittsburgh Professional Rip Hammer
- Hard Cap Gel Knee Pads
- Work Gloves
- 50-ft. x 12-ga. Extension Cord
Then to fortify their heavily-equipped new rig, they installed a ladder lock, and secured the toolbox and everything else with a myriad of cables and locks, including the hitch. The end result: a "certifiable worksite on wheels."
Take a peek at Truckin' magazine's drool-inducing articles-- with lots of pics-- and while you're at it, check out the low prices and great reviews of the aforementioned tools on Harbor Freight's website!
This Cen-Tech brand Digital Angle Gauge (SKU 95998) from Harbor Freight Tools takes the guesswork out of measuring angles! This high quality digital angle finder is magnetized so it can stick to most metal surfaces including table saw blades, miter tables and more! Even use it to make sure the surface of your work piece is level. This amazing angle finder tool displays the precise angle in seconds on the LCD digital screen. The Hold button allows you to freeze the reading so you can make the appropriate adjustments.
But the only adjustment you need to make now is to switch from your standard angle finder to the Harbor Freight Digital Angle Gauge! With the ease and accuracy the Digital Angle Gauge provides, you’ll save time on your projects after saving money with Harbor Freight Tools. Similar digital angle finders retail for double what you’ll pay at Harbor Freight and you still get the same high quality.
With its durable steel construction and magnetic base, this handy Digital Angle Gauge will serve you for years to come. Accurate to 0.3 degrees, this tool is right on the money in more ways than one!
Tubing rollers come in many shapes and sizes, so it's vital you choose one that works for the applications you intend to work on the most.
If you're in the market for an economical manual tubing roller, you really should take a look at this Tubing Roller from Pittsburgh tools (SKU: 99736). This model is made for bending mild steel, copper and aluminum tubing alike. You can use it to fabricate an exhaust, roll bars and many other projects.
This Pittsburgh tubing roller is an absolute wonder. It includes 1, 1 1/2 and 2-inch rollers that can bend tubing anywhere from 3/4-inch to 2-inches in diameter. It even supports 3/4-inch, 1 1/4-inch and 2-inch Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) conduit sizes. Regardless of your project type, it works incrementally so that you can create bends as precise as necessary.
This tubing roller may be bench mounted as well on this adjustable pedestal stand (sold separately); just make sure your workbench is solid, level and strong enough to support not only the tool itself but your work material and any pressure applied to the tool while performing the bending.
Keep in mind this unit is designed for bending mild steel, copper and aluminum. Never try to bend plastic or PVC pipe with it! Another word of caution: always check your minimum practical bend radius. This depends on the diameter and wall thickness of the tube you are working with. Making bends with too small of a radius will result in tube deformations like flattening, folding or rupturing. As always, practice on a piece of scrap material prior to starting your project.
This week, we're highlighting the 11" Tool Bag from Western Safety.
This tool bag has a durable cotton canvas construction for extended life under tough conditions. Check out some of the key features below:
- Inside pocket to keep extra blades, bits and other sharp items from damaging your tools
- Exterior pocket for quick access to frequently used tools
- Reinforced bottom
- 18 oz. cotton canvas
So use code 70756093 when you check out with the tool bag in your online cart or just click on the coupon below. You will get 37% off this item* from the Harbor Freight website! This offer lasts through August 8, 2011.
*Online quantity limit: 1. For other limitations, please see coupon below.