Review by Bigplanz on December 4th, 2013 See Item
Good basic set. The little one comes in handy in tight quarters. They all work as expected for general purpose use. For less than $10 with a coupon, just biy it.
Review by JonBoy470 on December 1st, 2013 See Item
This unit is, for all intents and purposes, identical to the model 38391 jump starter, save for the color of the external casing and branding.
The big selling point for this unit, aside from price, is the 17 amp-hour battery, which is significantly higher capacity than the batteries in similarly priced units at other big box or automotive stores. In short, this thing will work when the others would let you down. Also unlike competing units, it has an analog voltage meter that gives a much better indication of state of charge compared to the two or three LED's competing units use. Also unlike competing units, the entire back panel is removable, aiding in battery replacement/disposal, and repairs to the unit should you be so inclined.
The cigarette lighter socket on the side will power an 110V inverter or cell phone charger. The biggest device I've plugged into it was a 12V tire inflater. The voltage gauge lets you get a better idea of how quickly you're draining the battery.
The wall wart initially seems a down-side (who needs more of those?) but again, unlike some competitors, the unit can also be recharged (via the same power jack) using the included cigarette lighter adapter. You can recharge it without taking it out of the car, maximizing the chance it will be charged and in the car when needed.
It's not perfect; Harbor Freight has been using this same design for a number of years, hence it lacks features common on more recently introduced competitors. There's no USB cell phone charger, and the work-light is incandescent, rather than LED, to the detriment of battery and bulb life. The internal recharging circuit is rather basic, as it doesn't incorporate trickle charging, but does turn off charging when the battery is fully charged. The unit can be safely left plugged into power indefinitely. The unit is tall and skinny, which makes for easy storage, but it likes to tip over while you're trying to use it.
Altogether, this is a very nice unit, especially considering it undercuts competitors on price. It's short-comings are not deal-breakers, and are excusable given the low price and the fact that it out-powers those competitors with its larger battery.
Review by Goomer on November 24th, 2013 See Item
Really nothing new to add to the previous reviewers comments. The bits seem to be very good quality. I've used this frequently and have not had any problems with the bits rounding over or not fitting the screw (once I figured out the right size). My purchasing this came from the need for a tiny torx bit which was included in the kit. Don't remember what I was taking apart, but it worked and this is now my "go to" kit for small down to tiny screws. The bits do fall out of the holder, really irritating, that's what keeps my rating from being a 5. A touch of chapstick or something similar will provide enough stickiness to keep the bit in, but you shouldn't need to do that. I've bought a couple for gifts and they have been gratefully received and used.
Review by jerrytoo on November 16th, 2013 See Item
I bought this cap several years ago, maybe even five years, at my local HF and it is still my "go to" hat for everyday wera. My search brought me to this site and review.
I have many more baseball caps but I keep reaching for this one so finally decided to search online, the badly worn lable is still inside and barely readable, a search for a possible hit online where to find another cap like this, actually several of them.
I will buy several if I ever locate them. They are tough and was very inexpensive at HF years ago.
I very easily give this a 5 Star rating. I only wish HF would find more but being a low dollar, low profit, item, I don't for see that.
Review by Bigplanz on November 9th, 2013 See Item
It works quite well, within it's rated capacity. Simple to use and super cheap. I gave 31 bucks for it. It will not power the HF 1/2 inch impact wrench, though. I tested it on a jig saw, a 1/2 inch hammer drill and other light draw power tools. No issues. It also started and ran a 14 inch electric chainsaw and cut a 2x4 in half. Might be useful in power outage i supposr.a