Wowza. Five (5) dollars. FULL REFUND. Guys, the Taco Bell Crunchy Tacos Combo costs seventy-nine cents more than this Harbor Freight knife, and when those snap it’s because you are biting into a crisp, delicious corn shell, not slicing off your index finger. Certainly no one expected this to be a good blade for $5, but it’s difficult to imagine purchasing just about anything for $5 or less and then later employ it in a situation where failure of this object (that has “CHINA” emblazoned on the edge, no less) would cause death or great bodily harm.
Did Harbor Freight make a junk knife that it could have reasonably expected to be used in a situations where the locking mech might fail? Possibly. But then again, look at the numbers – one million sold and only 7 reports (emphasis: “reports”) of failure? That’s 99.9999993% of the knives out there NOT failing (yet). Hmm.
Please also note the subtle dig at the end of the article:
The California-based company has more than 1,000 stores across the U.S. and sells “great quality tools at the lowest prices,” according to the store’s website.
I am not quite as anti-Harbor Freight as the author of this piece. While I certainly appreciate and prefer an American made tool, there are many single-purpose automotive tools in particular that aren’t worth buying American, if you can even find 0ne. Things like a Pitman Arm puller, or other similar items. I have been really pleased with the electric impact wrench I bought when building my Jeep.
That said, I wouldn’t buy a knife from Harbor Freight, there are better beaters out there for not much more money.
What are your thoughts on Harbor Freight?
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