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Old 09-30-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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Harbor Freight DA Polisher - New

I got an ad in the paper this weekend and it appears HF has added a 6inch DA polisher to their power tool offerings (69924), $80 retail so I'm sure you can get it for at least 20% less with wdiely available coupons.

Has anyone purchased or tried this yet? For less than $60, I am tempted to get one to test and compare to my highly agonized over and newly purchased GG DA 6.



Has someone already beat me to this, do share?
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Re: Harbor Freight DA Polisher - New

I'll have to go check this out in store. It may be worth getting just for back up if it seems like an okay built machine. Or I would end up using it to polish my bathroom floor.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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Re: Harbor Freight DA Polisher - New

all there stuff is junk if you just use it on your own car may last 1/2 yr
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Re: Harbor Freight DA Polisher - New

Harbor junk. I wouldn't wast my money at HF. Just my 2 cents
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It may come our of the same Chinese factory as Griots, as the same polisher as the Griots is also sold in Europe under the name Kestrel. That Chinese company also makes a lower power 5 amp version - I wouldn't be surprised if this is the one HF sells.

As for their stuff being junk, I think some of the hand tools like sockets, extensions, and ratchets are fine for weekend warrior auto repair. I don't require a $250.00 Snap On ratchet to change my spark plugs or oil once in a while. I think for the price the performance is more than fine.
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Re: Harbor Freight DA Polisher - New

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As for their stuff being junk, I think some of the hand tools like sockets, extensions, and ratchets are fine for weekend warrior auto repair. I don't require a $250.00 Snap On ratchet to change my spark plugs or oil once in a while. I think for the price the performance is more than fine.
Exactly. I have broken a few Matco tools and instead of having to wait for another to be shipped, I just pick a cheap on up at HF. There is a huge thread over on this other forum that is a pass/fail thread for items that come from HF. You'll be surprised at what is actually a quality piece.
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Re: Harbor Freight DA Polisher - New

All I know is most things I've bought from HF has been low quality. I guess if your a weekend warrior they may be ok.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:15 PM   #8
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Re: Harbor Freight DA Polisher - New

For what it's worth, HF has changed their 20% coupon policy (at least at the store in my city). The 20% coupon cannot be used with any other discount or on sale items. They will give you the lower of the sale price or 20% off the regular price, whichever is beneficial to the buyer. Some of the older 20% coupons didn't have that stipulation and could be used on sale items, albeit only one per transaction.

So if your store's coupon policy has also changed your best price for the new DA will be the $59.99 as advertised in the flyer.
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I searched all over HF's website and their Sept. add circular for an $80.00 DA. And cod find none. All I found were some $50.00 rotaries and those cheapo plastic wax spreaders. They did have an air powered DA/orbital for $50.00 that looked like it was so-so. I couldn't find an October circular on the intranet. I'm curious to see this DA.
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Re: Harbor Freight DA Polisher - New

[QUOTE=swanicyouth;744919]It may come our of the same Chinese factory as Griots, as the same polisher as the Griots is also sold in Europe under the name Kestrel. That Chinese company also makes a lower power 5 amp version - I wouldn't be surprised if this is the one HF sells.
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