Last Call: Hippo-on-Campus Edition

I was looking at angle grinders on the Harbor Freight site the other day. I don’t need a new one, but the side handle on my HF Angle grinder broke off after a couple of uses a year or so ago, and I thought maybe they sold just that piece. I wasn’t able to find the handle there, but I did notice that the current cheap one they have looks amazingly like a robot hippo in the pic. I think that’s pretty amazing.
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Source: Harbor Freight

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8 responses to “Last Call: Hippo-on-Campus Edition”

  1. smokyburnout Avatar

    I made a replacement handle for a Harbor Freight tool once. It would not be cost-effective if I valued my time

    1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      There’s nothing I buy at HF that I value enough to repair, vs replace. Looks like you actually improved on what you bought. However, I’m not sure I’d bank on an emergency light from them to actually, you know, work in an emergency, unless you’d improved most of the other essential parts as well.

  2. Jofes2 Avatar

    I just discovered this email address controlled by an agency that you can write to and find out how many of a certain car there are registered in the country. The main purpose is to order expensive information about the owners, but they do not charge you for the number of cars only. Now, I must find a technique to restrain myself and not abuse this generous offer. One question a month, no more than that or it looks weird and annoying. Maybe two.
    For your information, there are 538 Alfa Romeo 75’s registered in Sweden. About ten times as many as I thought, but still a depressing insight into the finite nature of everything.

    1. Lokki Avatar

      Yes, it won’t be a problem to limit yourself to one question a month, especially if you first question is an example of your tastes… I mean who cares how many Morgans were imported to Sweden or how many Calloway Corvettes there are? Oh sorry! That’s two already!

    2. Sjalabais Avatar

      Fantastic! I send such emails to our “Opplysningsrådet for Veitrafikk” (“Enlightenment Council for Road Traffic”, I kid you not) a while ago, about our cars. My Stream was registered 148 times as per 31.12.2014, and the country had 3951 Camrys. 263 of the 2002 model.
      Norway has 5 million inhabitants, so even if both are very boring cars, I live the dream of driving exotics. Cough.

      1. nanoop Avatar

        Do you know if the data is available at SSB, too?

        1. Sjalabais Avatar

          I guess they have access, but they don’t publish it – as far as I have seen. OFV is a private entity, I think.

  3. Texlenin Avatar

    i suggest, Sir, that you watch every veejayo from “AvE” (arduino vs evil) on that old devil
    tube of ewe. You can thank me later- but cash is prefered. 🙂

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