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What would you get at Harbor Freight for your pinball habit?

By undrdog

6 months ago

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    #51 6 months ago

    You probably already have some, but 4 orange ratchet straps for 6.99 is a pretty good deal. They’re on sale all the time.

    #52 6 months ago

    Seems Harbor Freight is almost the one stop shop for pin repair and maintenance. I have bought most of the items folks have listed plus a few more:

    That others have mentioned:

    Magnetic pickup tool
    nut/screw/washer kits
    Nitrile gloves
    Moving blankets
    Magnetic trays
    500 lbs table cart (lift)
    Tumbler & Media
    30 in. 4 Drawer Yellow Tech Cart
    6 pack alligator clip end jumpers
    Microfiber towels

    And other things I have bought:
    Springs kit
    4 in 1 convertible hand truck
    Dolly (1,000 lbs hardwood dolly's, great for storing pin cabinets up off the ground and to move around, on sale for $7.99)
    Zip ties
    Hammers/screwdrivers/hex tool set (including a large Tee handle one for my Goldeneye backbox)

    I don't have the suction cup or the LED light that was mentioned (which is on sale for $24.99 now) - so looks like a trip to Harbor Freight in in my future!

    3 months later
    #53 65 days ago

    I’m ready to get a tumbler. HF also has ones that vibrate . Which is better?

    #54 65 days ago
    Quoted from VALIS666:

    The 1000lb. hydraulic table cart. That thing comes in handy for getting pins down from a tailgate, putting legs on/taking them off, or shuttling pins around the gameroom. You'll either have to modify the handle to swing down or just leave it loose when needed. https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lbs-capacity-hydraulic-table-cart-60438.html

    I just bought the 500 lb. How would you modify the handle to swing down? The only thing I know to do would be to cut the handle down so it ends up below the table surface.

    #55 65 days ago

    Some great suggestions here. I have the tumbler, and it's great, but I haven't used it since I got the ultrasonic cleaner. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that. I have since upgraded, but the little one they sell is fine. No more picking walnuts out of screw slots! If I want it to shine, I'll hit it with the buffer for a second.

    #56 65 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    I’m ready to get a tumbler. HF also has ones that vibrate . Which is better?

    The HF tumblers don't last long. Buy one off of Amazon and you'll be a lot happier. Buy pet store walnut media, like for lizards. You'll get three times as much material.

    I bought this Frankfort model tumbler. I've only used it once so far. There's another popular brand name, but I can't remember the name.
    amazon.com link »
    here's a nice seperator (think colander):
    amazon.com link »
    Here's the walnut media that I bought, not a pet store product, but cheap:
    amazon.com link »

    #57 65 days ago


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