djdawg Months ago I was trying to adjust the nipple on my propane stove (it's the two burner type that is available at Harbor Freight) and I twisted the nipple right off...and we all know how painful that can be! But I digress..
We were just talking about Harbor Freight on another forum here
. A few things I have found out in my own research:
1) Never buy online from Harbor Freight unless there is a brick & mortar store that you can return it to.
2) If having the item break down can cost you more than you saved, don't buy it from Harbor Freight. The quality control on their products is atrocious.
3) Buy the extended warranty. If that brings the price up to over half of what a similar tool would cost elsewhere, don't buy it at all.
4) Do you get that a lot of Harbor Freight tools break down?
5) Double check reviews. Many Harbor Freight tools don't work right from the get-go. For example, their cheap rotary tool has no torque to speak of, while their still inexpensive variable speed rotary tool has gotten pretty decent reviews (but get that extended warranty).