Harbor Freight in Waldorf?

PeoplesElbow

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A good while ago I remember reading a news snippet on here that a Harbor Freight was coming to Waldorf. It obviously hasn't happened yet, anyone know did those plans fall through or what?
 
On their website in the Store Locator, there's a 'click for coming stores'. Waldorf is not listed.
 

Escalade14

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As far as I know, it's going to be in the shopping center where Burlington had relocated to the old Sports Authority space. The old Burlington's space is being split up into three smaller stores - Aldi's, Harbor Freight, and one other store. I forgot which one though. I was nearby there recently and from what I can tell, they have one of the storefronts most of the way done, with another in progress. I don't know which of the three stores will be the first one to open though
 

jazz lady

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According to this article, they got in their space in February and are looking to open this summer.

 

PeoplesElbow

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Thanks, i went back and looked, the announcement was 10 months ago, usually these things don't take this long.

I needed something and was going to be in the dorf next week.
 

spr1975wshs

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According to this article, they got in their space in February and are looking to open this summer.

One of the few times I did not work Black Friday at Lowe's back in Illinois, my wife and I spent several hours at Harbor Freight.
 

limblips

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Harbor Freight is okay if you are buying a tool for a small short term job. If you expect to use the tool for a few years or more you would be better going with a higher end place. It is kind of like buying a Zebco 33 to go fishing for a weekend or a Penn 7500 to go fishing for a lifetime.
 

TCROW

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I agree. Their tools are junk from the Ho Chi Minh Trail. You get what you pay for and no thanks — Snap-On, please. Made right here in the USA.
 
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PeoplesElbow

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Believe it or not their pneumatic nailers are pretty decent.

After coupon I ended up paying $13 for a 23 gauge headless pin nailer. It is great as long as you don't use their nails, those are made of the softest metal known to man. It's no Grex, but its on par with a Hitachi. For the freebies I always get the magnetic tool holder or the tarp.

I also go through a couple boxes of their disposable vinyl gloves a year.
 
I get my expendables there. Sanding disks and cutoff wheels, tie wraps, saw blades... I did a lot of moving, so I have a basement full of the large moving blankets. And can't get a better deal on alkaline batteries, 24 for $5. They last as long as everything else except the super premium brands.
 

spr1975wshs

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Sometimes Harbor Freight does carry German made hand tools, picked up a nice fireman's hand axe there.
 
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PrchJrkr

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Some of their stuff isn't too far off from what the local auto parts stores sell. I picked up a set of combination wrenches for work, because tools have a tendency to grow legs. Something like $20 for 32 pc set is hard to beat.

I have their 120v impact wrench to use around the yard. It helps when you're working on your rusty trailers or rotating tires. Glad I bought the extended warranty.

Their 21 gallon compressor, 3200 watt generator, US General rolling mechanics cart all serve their purpose just fine.

Tarps, cut-off wheels, and marine shrink tubing all do the same job at a fraction of hardware store prices.

My boy is just starting out as an auto technician. He is investing his money in quality tools to do his job, Home Depot and HF tool boxes give him a place to secure his investments. They are heavy gauge steel, have smooth casters and drawers, and they lock.
 
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PeoplesElbow

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Some of their stuff isn't too far off from what the local auto parts stores sell. I picked up a set of combination wrenches for work, because tools have a tendency to grow legs. Something like $20 for 32 pc set is hard to beat.

I have their 120v impact wrench to use around the yard. It helps when you're working on your rusty trailers or rotating tires. Glad I bought the extended warranty.

Their 21 gallon compressor, 3200 watt generator, US General rolling mechanics cart all serve their purpose just fine.

Tarps, cut-off wheels, and marine shrink tubing all do the same job at a fraction of hardware store prices.

My boy is just starting out as an auto technician. He is investing his money in quality tools to do his job, Home Depot and HF tool boxes give him a place to secure his investments. They are heavy gauge steel, have smooth casters and drawers, and they lock.
The tool boxes are pretty nice, and are incredibly nice for the price. I have several sets of Pittsburgh wrenches that I keep in the truck for emergency and in my garage in plain view as loaners or in hopes that if something gets stolen those are what gets stolen, but their quality is not bad at all.

Pittsburgh hand tools have the warranty that craftsman use to have, just bring the broken item back to the store and they will replace it question free.
 

GURPS

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— Snap-On, please. Made right here in the USA.

Yeah at 4x the markup ... no thanks My Sears Craftsman have lasted decades

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