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I equate buying a chainsaw from Harbor Freight to buying a knockoff pistol from a Pakistani gunsmith in the back alley of a street market.
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I buy chainsaws at Harbor Freight all the time. I get my health advice from people at the bus stop too. When it comes to safety, I always get the cheapest tool I can find.
This has to be the first time in history that something from Harbor Freight worked longer then desired.
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The manager of the factory was just fired. His name is Bang Ding Ow.
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You guys are missing the point. Even if the HF chainsaw isn't going to last real long, HTF do you injure yourself because it doesn't turn off? At some point, user error is the real problem. You could hand me pistols all day long that have faulty parts and I wouldn't shoot myself with them by accident.
My 4in grinder for $10 has been awesome. $12 for a 1/2in hammer drill that has lasted for far longer than the one job.
Pneumatic tools? Meh, not so much.
I certainly agree there’s some operator culpability in the story as relayed.
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Last week I handled 2 weed wackers, gas powered, one made by Murrey and the other Hyper Tough. They were identical. That Hyper Tough junk is sold by W Mart and Sams. They make saws, car jacks, pressure washers, all sorts of products we cant possibly make here in America. Their china made junk gets store returned by the millions and bought up by the Gaylord on pallets, to be resold at Flea Markets. Its all a waste of the dollar. Junk I say.
While true, it's also true that a chainsaw is one of the most dangerous power tools you can use. For that reason, ISTM if behooves you to choose the best, most reliable product possible.
If I make a mistake with one of my chainsaws ( two Stihls and a Tanaka), I expect that, when I release the trigger or engage the kick-back brake, the chain will stop.
I also expect that, because they're better-made tools, they're less inclined to bind, or otherwise get me into the kind of trouble that might result in an accident.
But I also wear boots, chaps and a face-guard helmet with integral hearing protection when I use those saws.
I don't believe in gambling with power tools.
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"But I also wear boots, chaps and a face-guard helmet with integral hearing protection when I use those saws."
Me too, and I see my neighbors very often using chain saws with zero safety gear, not even ear pro...dumb.
But my C.S. is a Husky - still going strong after 12 yeas.
P.S. I use only pre-oiled gas (or whatever it's called) not wanting to mix oil and gas. Yes, it's costly stuff, but it has a 2 year shelf life and works like charm.
My dad bought an oscillating saw from China Freight. It literally lasted for seven cuts before it stopped oscillating.
I'm sorry, I'm thinking about the cats again...
Well, that sounds damn dangerous even if it worked correctly.
As we all know, the correct ways to stop a running chainsaw are to jam it blade first into the dirt or toss it into a body of water.
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I have various harbor freight tools but a chainsaw is not one of them.
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That's not far from the truth. Same goes in reverse. If you pack your luggage, go to a third world country, open your luggage for the first time after a couple of days, you get a whiff of distinctly "American" coming out of your luggage.
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