@Timmy That's disappointing...and a bit concerning. Lol

@cooper @Timmy

how even does what I assume is a fairly big brand USA company manage to do something like that? I bought a 50 year old book about cars (as my Dad had a copy of it back in the 1970s but it had gone missing during many house moves over the years) and reliable jack/axle stands were available back then..

roadandtrack.com/car-culture/b

@vfrmedia @cooper so harbor freight is a "budget" tool store. Everything they sell is the absolute crustiest version of that object available from China or whoever can make it cheaper.

Sometimes this is very good, like for simple tools without many moving parts. People used to specifically recommend their jackstands because the liability means they should at least be serious about basic safety on them.

@Timmy @cooper

we have about 3 or 4 places like this in England, all selling much the same stuff (probably rebadged from the same Chinese factory), what worries me is how many other countries these might turn up in (I was planning on getting a set of jack stands too!)

Although maybe this will be sorted out very quickly, the Chinese like SUVs and trucks as much as the Americans, do so defective tools are no good to anyone..

@Gargron @Timmy Get your shit together Harbor Freight. We literally can't afford to lose you.

@Timmy lol i had one of these collapse on me awhile back and thought nothing of it

guess i can take the other three in

@Timmy

Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked.

youtube.com/watch?v=QZJC5ORod7

@Timmy you never go harbor freight. I learned that as a child. Their tools fucking suck.

@ragingstrikes you go to harbor freight to buy tools you know will suck. I bought a set of digital calipers there once and they're way worse than I expected.

@Timmy did I ever tell you about my friend Jack who stole some of these that were indeed broken, but stood on top of them while fully extended anyway?

Jack stands on Jack’s jacked jacked-up jacked-up Jack Stands

@Timmy I found it odd on the first recall that Princess Auto wasn't affected. I would have guessed that Harbor Freight and Princess Auto got their stuff from similar importers!

@atdt0 @Timmy Princess Auto still hasn't recalled their Powerfist brand name which has been...the butt of many a bad joke.

Think the philosophy around buying from such places is the thing is cheap so buy an extra as back-up... and I guess use both at the same time because the chance of both failing at once is remote...I guess?

@Timmy This is the type of thing that makes me worry about our destiny of building a Dyson Swarms of millions of county-sized rotating habs. Eventually one will be crappily made, break up, and cause star-system-wide Kessler Syndrome.

@Timmy #plannedobsolescence #thezeitgeistmovement #capitalismbelike #scarcitytho #keepemcomingbackformore #finiteresources #thevenusproject #whenscarcityequalsprofit Thank God it's only that they do that with.
Could you imagine if they did that with viruses? Jeez.

.. too soon?

just wait till October flu season!
*drum* *snare*
Can't wait for the "We told you so".
I be like yeah, in Justin Timberlake's SUPPLIES music video last year
Oooooo
in the Rockefeller project LockStep plan
Ooooo
ouch

@Timmy
Crushing news.....aww come on. Someone had to say it!! :p

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