deals4-1/2" angle grinder for $9.99

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I bought one of these a couple of years ago for a project I was doing. Abused it during the project, but it still runs fine.

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I did the same with the same results except someone borrowed it, must assume it still runs fine since it hasn't been returned.

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I feel you guys. I bought one 4 or 5 years ago as a throw away and am still beating it up a few times a month. Might get another while it's under ten bucks. If the old one ever goes out, I'll be set. If not. Someone gets an inheritance someday...

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Anyone know if you can use that coupon code for an in-store purchase?

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Harbor Freight has become my new favorite place to go. Since the first trip to my local store I've picked up several tools that I avoided before due to the cost at Lowe's and Home Depot. This may just be my next purchase.

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I have mixed good experiences with their tools - but, if I leave a H/F tool on a job site, it will be there the next day - The Milwaukie or Porter-Cable tool will be gone

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@dsscheibe: You have to use the coupon code… like it says in the description.

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I bought one of these and it lasted a few years of just occasional use. The only reason it no longer works is because i cut through the cord during my last project. Oops my bad, has nothing to do with Harbor freight quality and just my quality of bone-headedness, but for 10 bucks I thought it would be better to just buy another rather than splice the cord.

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I will add my $0.02 worth.....I normally only buy the highest quality tools. However, when I expect to job to be hard on a tool, I will buy H/F tools, with the expectation of it lasting one or two jobs....Many of them have surprised me with how robust they are and how well they stand up to abuse. This grinder is one of them.

Also, it is a little known and non-advertised fact that most H/F stores will replace broken hand tools just like Sears and other tool sellers. You just have to ask.

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for the price of $9.99 and 3 months warranty is ok and you don’t have to worry about owning great tools again.

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@tradergeorge: lol... it's not little known. almost everything with the pitsburgh name on it has a lifetime warranty. it's on the packaging, and they usually tell you when you buy it as well.

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Yeah China Tool Outlet aka... HF has become my new goto for tools. According to my wife it's become a sickness. With that in mind, here is a 25% off one item coupon code that is good through 14 May 2014: 69830292

Just enter it in the coupon code box on the checkout page or give that number to the cashier in the store. Has worked for me for 6 weeks now. And by 6 weeks I mean at least ONCE a week in the store. I should mention it does have a few exempt items such as welders, floor jacks, compressors, other coupons, special sales and such.

Hope this helps.

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@bloodystinktube: Most of the tools I buy at my local store are Chicago Electric. I'll start looking for the Pittsburgh name.

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I love me some Harbor Freight!!!!! Being a real cheapskate helps, but, I built a 28x52 foot shop almost entirely with H F tools. I have a stack of their 20 or 25% off coupons, so, I hardly ever buy ANYTHING without a coupon. WIN-WIN!! oh, I've tried for 3 years to wear this grinder out. On a job cost basis....I'm figuring its cost me about a nickel a job.

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BTW, you can also purchase either a 1 or 2 year extended protection plan for super cheap either at the register or by calling customer service. Makes replacement guaranteed (postage paid? not sure). I don't know what it costs for this item, but it's always very low. I purchased 2 year protection on a $299.99 drill press for 34.95, and on a $78 impact driver for $9.99. The protection starts the day you purchase it, and you can purchase it within 30 days of buying the product, so I always wait until day 25 or so. If you call, just be prepared for it to take more time than you think it should. ;-)

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I am equal parts impressed and terrified at the prices of some of their power tools.

That being said, I'm waiting on a reciprocating saw :)

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@tradergeorge: Everyone should note: that lifetime warranty on hand tools has NOTHING to do with this item whatsoever. (Ditto for Sears and Pittsburgh Tools)

"Hand Tools" are non-powered tools: socket wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers...

No one offers a lifetime guarantee on motorized tools, because no one can make a motor that can be reasonably expected to last a lifetime. Contacts experience wear, and can be ruined by mere dust.

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But is it angle-grinder man approved?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/3112670.stm
I'm not sure if I want it if it isn't...

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@hubbleusaf: Keep in mind that that only includes hand tools....Electrical tools follow the warranty (even at Sears)...

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@joemarfice: That is true....I just added it as an aside, since the OP was close to the issue (same store)

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@lparsons42: It looks like "grinder man" is using a chop saw, not a grinder....LOL

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@allevi: Thats a plus then, right? Sounds like a good feature, built in anti-theft!

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@tradergeorge: He's not my alter-ego, I swear. Maybe someone should contact the BBC and ask that they take a new photo?

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I work at Harbor Freight. you can use any coupon code in-store but we prefer to have a print out of the coupon. You really don't have to wait for deals with us, we will send you coupons at the drop of a hat! Also if you choose to buy the extended warranty later just bring in the receipt within 30 and we can do it in 2 minutes, those warranties are commission based and really help out our associates.

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@smalls1503: Glad they help the associates, because they don't help the customers (on average). Warranties are a profit leader.

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I bought this yesterday at the store and gave them the coupon code and endd u paying $9.99. If you try to buy it online it charges you for shipping.so for those who want to avoid shipping.. go to the store (its priced $14.99) and at chekout give them this coupn code mentioned in the ad..and avoid shipping..:)

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If this is the one they usually sell then it even comes with two replacement brushes, which says a lot about the durability of the rest of the tool.

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Only 10.00, and my catalytic converter costs $300.00.
YOU know why you want this tool.

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@polysorbate: I suggest maybe next time if you have to park in questionable parts of town try to find parking spots that are further from electric outlets!

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@lparsons42: I think he meant that he was going to bypass the catalytic converter for $10 instead of replacing it for $300.