OrientExpress wrote:The Wolo products at HF are the same ones that auto Parts retail stores sell. They are just fine and a good value for their price.
As a general comment of the quality of Harbor Freight tools, I have been buying tools from them since the 1990s, and while in the early days some of the product's workmanship was suspect, the tools that I have purchased in the last 10 years have been of excellent quality. But HF always stood by their products, and when I had a faulty one, HF did not hesitate to replace it or refund my purchase. (keep your receipt for any tool purchase)
I still have and use many HF tools that I purchased in the '00s and I tend to look for tools at my local HF first before I buy them elsewhere.
On the other hand, I have seen a real degradation of the quality and workmanship of Craftsman tools, especially those that use a 2 or 4 cycle engine. I really can't recommend Sears or Craftsman these days.
true that about Crapsman- growing up they were the best, funny you mentioned their engines because now Harbor Freights Predator engine line is pretty good - I build systems that use 4 cycle engines (http://www.detrailers.com
) and would only use Honda for many years, the past 4 years we started using the Predators on some of our systems with great results...plus HF has a great no questions asked return policy...many of my shop tools are HF....just not horns lol