Concerning Harbor Freight and their line of power tools, Central Machinery, as previously stated, caveat emptor. Nearly all of their tools are Chinese made (as is Ryobi, Rigid, Delta, etc.) and the quality is so hit and miss. I have owned my CM floor model drill press for better than 15 trouble free years, and I bought it used. I also own a hammer drill made by CM that didn't last the day where my reciprocating saw seems to be indestructible!
My secret to my success with HF tools is that I live less than four miles away from the store and have no qualms about returning a tool that doesn't perform or last like it should. I should also note for you that they do offer a 10% military (active, guard, dependent and retired) discount which certainly helps.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17
Last edited by Mr Mac; 06-16-2010 at 08:44 AM.