In Reply to: How is the quality of tools from Harbor Freight? posted by Chris B on September 24, 2001 at 04:56:29:
You can pretty much count on everything being made in China. If you can get a bargain on the few USA tools they have, go for it.
For hand tools, just wait until Sears has a sale on Craftsman. You'll be much happier with their wrenches and screwdrivers. The quality is comparable to Matco and Snap-on, the prices are less, and you can take 'em back if they break. For big stuff (table saw, band saw, drill presses, anvil, vises, even lathes) it's hard to beat HF, can't argue with free shipping. Stay away from anything with a wooden handle made in China, it will break the first time you use it.
I noticed there is a harbor freight store here in pasadena and the prices for their tools is quite cheap compared to snap-on, matco, etc. Can anyone vouch for their quality? Thanks