Are Harbor Freight grinders any good?

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asked Dec 5, 2020 in Do it yourself by jarrybarbeverest (1,390 points)
Are Harbor Freight grinders any good?

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answered Dec 10, 2020 by Larry S (42,350 points)
The cheap Harbor Freight grinders are pretty good for the price.

I have gotten lots of use out of a cheap Harbor Freight grinder that I paid $12.00 for on sale and I used it a lot and got my money's worth.

The Harbor Freight grinder lasted me a year of near constant use and more than paid for itself.

Eventually the gears stripped out and although the motor still worked great it was finished.

I just went got another cheap one again on sale.

It's not worth my time to return it.

I just throw the old Harbor Freight grinder into the scrap pile and get another one.

They are cheap for a reason as the Harbor Freight grinders are not built very good but for the average home user they work great.

If you're running a business then get a good quality grinder as they can last a lot longer.

My dad has a Makita Angle Grinder that is around 30 years old and it works just fine.

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