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Old 01-06-2007, 11:47 PM
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Default The Harbor Freight Throatless Shear

I had been wanting to post this for several days. With Madam's help and considerable patience,
we posted it to my domain.
Thank you, Madam X!
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I want to express thanks also to Glen at the Harbor Freight store here in Lubbock.

edit: I have noticed it works better to right click on the picture links; then choose "open in a new window".
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I had been wanting to post this for several days. With Madam's help and considerable patience,
we posted it to my domain.
Thank you, Madam X!
You can see some pictures there:

The BeverlyYang

I want to express thanks also to Glen at the Harbor Freight store here in Lubbock.

edit: I have noticed it works better to right click on the picture links; then choose "open in a new window".
Nice write up on that shear,I just mite get one as I have been looking at them.I did get the belt disk sander everyone was running down.It was on sale for 149.And I hat the 15%off coupon so I got it.Its been doing fine so far.I am thinking about changing the drive pully to make it a little faster...
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:49 PM
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nice writeup Cutter. i too think Chinese tools are getting better, only bad part, by forcing them to build to our quality standards we are giving them all kinds of technology in the process....not a good thing IMO. of cource we don't have a HF store within 100 miles of us, my opinion may be diffrent if i can save $300 by driving into town.
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Old 01-07-2007, 02:34 PM
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Hmm I have a real B2... makes me kinda wish I had gone chin for the amount I use it. I have not checked the HF catalog/store.. do they make a B2?
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Old 01-07-2007, 02:57 PM
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Cav, I think this is the only size they offer and I do not mean to imply it would satisfy anyone who's more than a hobbyist.
Only time will tell if it will hold up for me if I start using it for more than thin gauge stuff but jeez, I got sick of hand-snipping those roses.
I tell you what though, just in a weak moment I'm having here - I will trade even for your B-2 so you won't have that regret.
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I have always felt that with a little help, some of the lower priced imports can be of great use and as well a benefit to those of us on tighter budgets and other constraints.

Thanks Cutter for the trouble it took to allow us a better look at this shear.

As I said yesterday, I'll be looking for a few discount allowances so I too can have one.

Nice outcome here for sure.

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I tell you what though, just in a weak moment I'm having here - I will trade even for your B-2 so you won't have that regret.
I tell you what I'll throw in my brake and its a deal!
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I tell you what I'll throw in my brake and its a deal!
I dunno man, I'm gonna have to think about that. I was planning to offer to split the shipping with you,
but this is probably just too much.
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Good report Cutter. Sounds about like the chinese straight hand shears. We don't have Harbor Freight, but I've had 2 from import tool places. Broke my first one, replaced it with a 12". It's great for cutting the odd piece but 1/8" is about max for it, too. Also, noticing some chipping on the blades of this one. All in all, you get what you pay for. I couldn't afford/justify a domestic one and this one is just fine if used carefully for non-production work.
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Thanks Cutter for the time and effort you took to answer my questions. It is appreciated.
I see a new addition to the shop in my immediate future.
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