I don’t often shop at Harbor Freight.
I’ve got a new outlook on them, due to their attempts to push into the Pro tool market, and the direction they do seem to be headed in.
But if you’re expecting me to tell you about all the great deals they have planned for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, you’re going to be disappointed.
The truth is, I simply don’t know – I haven’t paid serious attention to Harbor Freight offerings, and so I simply can’t tell which of these are good deals, others products to avoid.
Their HaulMaster 17-foot multi-task ladder, for example, is on sale for $100. That ladder is $140 right now – although I didn’t check for any current coupons, and so $100 is a good deal. But is it a good product? When dealing with ladders, I’m inclined to go with more “tried and true” brands.
Sorry, I digress.
Shown here, are Harbor Freight Black Friday 2017 tool deals. I’ll provide commentary where I have something to say, but just know that there’s not much else I can offer in the form of insight or opinions.
But if Harbor Freight continues on the path they set out on, to produce higher quality tools, perhaps this time next year will see me saying a lot more about 2018’s new tools and tool deals.
I can add that the US General 13-drawer roller cabinet looks like a good deal, at $350. Harbor Freight’s US General tool cabinets seem to have a good reputation on many online forums and communities. If there was just one tool I’d seriously look at in their Black Friday 2017 sales flyer, it’d be that one.
Deals kick off on 11/24/2017, Friday, at 7am in stores.
Has anyone seen the Apache weather-resistant cases in store? Comparing to Pelican is a very tall claim. I LOVE Pelican cases, and have yet to see a brand that compares to it on even ground.
Hmm, if that Apache case is even anywhere near Pelican quality, maybe it will be worth my taking a trip to my local Harbor Freight during Black Friday weekend. If you’ve seen it and think I’ll be disappointed, please let me know and save me the trip!
The Harbor Freight Hercules 20V Max drill/driver will be $90, which is $10 less than I paid for it.
It’s not a perfect drill, but I think it is a step in the right direction for Harbor Freight. If they’re after professional tool quality, they’re not going to get there with their first attempt. I think that their Hercules line is promising.
Those step drill bits seem to be popular, although I personally prefer sticking with better known brand names.
I’ve heard some good things about that Earthquake XT air impact wrench. If I were a heavier air tools user, I’d look more closely at it.
Is that a Diablo-branded 3/8″ x 50′ rubber air hose? Can they use the Diablo brand? Legally, I don’t see why not, since Bosch’s Freud Diablo brand doesn’t offer air tools of any kind.
Anyways, forget what I said about not being much interested in Harbor Freight’s Black Friday 2017 sales flyer. I’m on the fence about whether I really want to head to Harbor Freight next weekend or not, but the Apache case and Diablo air hose are working to convince me.
Have you seen or used this air hose yet? If so, do you think it’s worth it? Or should I stick to a Goodyear rubber air hose, currently $28 at Amazon? I’ve tried Goodyear hoses, and they’re good for the money. I posted about them ever so briefly back in 2012.
For those of you that will be shopping at Harbor Freight stores or their website next week, what are you buying?