Harbor Freight has been pumping out a lot of new tools – here’s a look at some of the most notable ones.
Table of Contents
- US General Series 3 Tool Storage
- Low Profile Jack
- Bauer 12″ Disc Sander
- US General Side Tray
- 6″ Hitch Vise
- Icon Dead Blow Hammers
- Icon Dead Blow Ball Pein Hammer
- Hercules 20V Impact Wrenches
- Hercules 20V Grinder
- Hercules 20V Compact Saw
- Hercules 20V 21700 4Ah Battery
- Bauer 20V 7-1/4″ Sliding Miter Saw
- Hercules 2-1/4 HP Router
- McGraw 29-Gal Oil-Lube Air Compressor
US General Series 3 Tool Storage
Harbor Freight teased about their new next-generation US General Series 3 tool storage lineup, which will include several sizes of roller cabinets, side lockers, a top hutch option, and what looks to be a top chest.
Features include “improved drawer layout,” “integrated power drawer,” and “much MUCH more.”
ETA: Spring 2023.
Daytona 1.5 Ton Ultra-Low-Profile Racing Jack
The new Daytona 1.5 ton jack is quite specifically described as an ultra-low-profile lightweight high performance aluminum racing jack with Rapid Pump.
It has a minimum saddle height of 2-3/8″ for “lifting custom vehicles without damaging rocker panels.”
The Rapid pump tech allows users to “lift most loads to a service height in just 3 pumps.”
Additional features include a dual piston hydraulic system, universal joint release, extra-long 47-5/8″ two-piece knurled aluminum handle, and it weighs just 36 pounds.
Bauer 12-inch Disc Sander
The new Bauer 12″ disc sander features a 1-1/4 HP direct-drive motor and reaches speeds up to 1725 RPM.
Features include a cast aluminum table that can tilt from 0 to 45°, a 2″ dust collection port, heavy-duty cast iron base to reduce vibration and improve stability, and aluminum disc guard.
It works with 12″ adhesive-backed abrasive discs.
US General Folding Side Tray for Tool Carts
There’s a new folding side shelf available in different colors – blue, green, orange, black – and it looks to be replacing a previous generation of the same product.
These are meant to be used with US General 5-drawer mechanics carts, or the US General full bank tool cart.
Harbor Freight has all of the old folding side shelfs on clearance.
I can’t tell the difference, other than the new one being $30 and the old one being on clearance for $20.
The old version is said to be compatible with the 5-drawer cart, and the new one seems to add full bank cart compatibility, so maybe that’s the difference.
Doyle 6-inch Hitch Vise
This new Doyle vise is designed to fit standard 2″ hitch receivers, or can optionally be bolted down via 2 slots.
It can fit flat stock up to 5-3/4″ wide, or round stock from 1/2″ to 3-1/2″ in diameter. The fixed jaw has a flat surface 2-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ and can serve as an anvil.
Construction: 60,000 PSI ductile iron
Icon Dead Blow Hammers
Harbor Freight has expanded their Icon line of premium mechanics hand tools with new dead blow hammers.
There are two sizes – 24oz and 48oz. The dead blow construction reduces rebound, and the polyurethane housing is non-sparking and resistant to most shop chemicals. The hammers also have wide flared handles and soft grips for reduced slipping.
Price: $30 for 24oz, $40 for 48oz
Icon Dead Blow Ball Pein Hammer
There will be a third dead blow – a 32oz ball pein hammer, with flat and rounded steel faces.
Hercules 20V Brushless High and Ultra Torque Impact Wrenches
Harbor Freight has been steadily expanding their Hercules 20V Max cordless power tool lineup, this time with high torque and Ultra-Torque 1/2″ drive impact wrenches.
The high torque model delivers up to 1200 ft-lbs of breakaway torque and 700 ft-lbs of fastening torque. The Ultra-Torque model pushes performance levels a bit higher, with up to 1400 ft-lbs of breakaway torque, and 900 ft-lbs of fastening torque.
Both impact wrenches feature 4-mode controls, with 3 speed ranges and an auto-fastening/loosening mode.
As Harbor Freight not-to-subtly advertises, these tools are now covered by a 5-year limited warranty, which is very nice to see.
Price: $180 for high-torque, $200 for Ultra-Torque
Hercules 20V Brushless Angle Grinder
There’s also a new Hercules 20V Max brushless 4-1/2″ / 5″ paddle switch grinder.
Hercules 20V Brushless Compact Reciprocating Saw
There’s also a new Hercules 20V Max brushless compact reciprocating saw, similar to other brands’ one-handed saws.
Features include a 7/8″ stroke, 3000 SFM, pivoting shoe, tool-less blade change, variable speed trigger, LED light, and electric brake.
Hercules 20V Compact 4Ah Battery
Harbor Freight added another new battery to their Hercules 20V Max cordless power tool system. It’s a compact 4Ah battery built with high performance 21700-sized Li-ion cells.
It’s worth pointing out that the battery has a 4-light fuel gauge.
This should be a nice complement to the recent Hercules Extreme Performance 8Ah and 12Ah batteries that Harbor Freight launched this past summer.
Lastly, the Hercules batteries have a new 3-year limited warranty.
Bauer 20V Cordless 7-1/4″ Sliding Miter Saw
There’s a new Bauer 20V Max cordless 7-1/4″ sliding miter saw, with brushless motor, 8-1/2″ crosscut capacity, and 3800 RPM motor.
Harbor Freight Hercules 2-1/4 HP Router
The new corded (AC) router features a 12A 2-1/4″ HP motor, variable speed dial, 10,000 to 25,000 RPM speed range, 1/4″ and 1/2″ collets, LED light, and integrated dust collection port.
McGraw 29-Gallon Vertical Air Compressor
The new McGraw 29-gallon vertical air compressor features a 1.8 HP oil-lubricated pump, 165 PSI max air tank, 75 dBA noise level, large 10″ flat-free tires, front-facing ball drain valve, and delivers up to 5.3 SCFM at 90 PSI.