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Posted: 3/10/2013 1:32:48 AM
Originally Posted By BuildnBurn:
Probably the rendered fat of dead Chinese people used as a preservative/ rust preventative



Chinese oil is PEOPLE!!!!



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Posted: 3/10/2013 1:44:45 AM
I like the smell. I dont know why. Its like the smell of guns shops and tire stores
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Posted: 3/10/2013 1:45:04 AM
Yes I have smelled it. I thought it might be some kind of oil used to machine some of the parts.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 1:49:57 AM
I wonder if its harmful?
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Posted: 3/10/2013 1:53:37 AM
vulcanized rubber
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Posted: 3/10/2013 1:55:32 AM
Do not buy their rubber gloves!!!!!!!
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Posted: 3/10/2013 1:56:52 AM

Originally Posted By ARtraffic:
Originally Posted By BuildnBurn:
Probably the rendered fat of dead Chinese people used as a preservative/ rust preventative



Chinese oil is PEOPLE!!!!



Liposuction residue. You never see many fat china people, do you? They let nothing go to waste.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 3:09:15 AM
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I wonder if its harmful?




'course it's harmful. People are all worried about chemtrails, genetically modified grain, fluorine, dioxin, mercury and lead...

Meanwhile, the Chinese are slowly but surely poisoning, us with their deadly Chicomosmoline.

Actually, it's the only logical explanation for how our Country went down the shitter so fast.


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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:04:44 AM
It smells like Sears. Ever notice its the same smell?
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:09:27 AM
Sort of like the smell of any milsurp store... Cosmoline.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:11:36 AM
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I know of what you speak. I always thought it was the poorly refined crude protectant/lubricant they coat everything with, the stuff that soaks into the brown paper everything is wrapped in.


My thought too. And yeah, all 3 of the local HFs have the same exact smell.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:13:31 AM
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Yeah the cheap oil smell. Say what you will about HF but I bought an electric impact gun and it rips off lug nuts like a champ. The aluminum racing jack I bought there is also fantastic.


I concur.


I have a strong aversion to anything from HF that's intended to support a heavy object over head.

But what are we going to do? The only alternative is to hunt for old tools made in the US.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:20:17 AM
The smell of crappy tools
No clue, I never really paid attention to it before.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:21:49 AM
Originally Posted By AeroE:
Originally Posted By Thoughtcrime:
Originally Posted By wav3form:
Yeah the cheap oil smell. Say what you will about HF but I bought an electric impact gun and it rips off lug nuts like a champ. The aluminum racing jack I bought there is also fantastic.


I concur.


I have a strong aversion to anything from HF that's intended to support a heavy object over head.

But what are we going to do? The only alternative is to hunt for old tools made in the US.



Time machine, bring back tons of good tools and sell-profits.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:22:57 AM
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I know of what you speak. I always thought it was the poorly refined crude protectant/lubricant they coat everything with, the stuff that soaks into the brown paper everything is wrapped in.


This.

Kind of like how Hyundais used to stink from the cheap mold release compound the Koreans used on their injection molded interior plastics.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:24:15 AM
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China has a distinct aroma. And every once in a while you get a hit of feces.


In Korea the stench of human hole products is continuous.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:24:41 AM
Their version of cheap rubber. Their cheap tires, just like those from Northern Tool. Those stink.
What is wrong? We tolerate mediocrity and call it diversity.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:25:35 AM
It's the oil.

Next time you're in a Walmart, go to sporting goods and check out the weight lifting stuff like the dumb bells.

I was looking for ammo one day, walked by the weights and thought, "Harbor Freight?"
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:25:43 AM
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:26:26 AM
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Their version of cheap rubber. Their cheap tires, just like those from Northern Tool. Those stink.


Asia is possibly the only region where natural rubber is still widely used.

In the rest of the world it's mostly BRC.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:27:37 AM
I bought some 13" wagon tires because I am making a monster wagon for a friend.
Those damned things stunk up my whole shop. I finally put them outside for a couple weeks.


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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:37:59 AM
You must not have bought an SKS in the 80s or 90s.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 11:01:13 AM
My first question is to why you even walked into the china outlet store.
Next I guess you will drive down the street with your window open throwing money out as well.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 11:17:41 AM
combination of cigarette smoke and BO absorbed from their customers

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Originally Posted By BigeasySnow: The only reason I havent gone that way is because of the cost. If I had spare money, I'd blow it all on guns and a lasered bare snatch.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 11:38:54 AM
I just bought a rubber mallet from there. I swear the smell from the store comes from those things. Smells like yugo burn outs
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Posted: 3/10/2013 12:32:34 PM
Thats the smell of disappointment.

Thats what you will be with what ever you buy...
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Posted: 3/10/2013 12:39:31 PM
Smells like debt money
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Posted: 3/10/2013 8:57:02 PM

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combination of cigarette smoke and BO absorbed from their customers

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Posted: 3/10/2013 9:08:17 PM

Originally Posted By paris-dakar:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Their version of cheap rubber. Their cheap tires, just like those from Northern Tool. Those stink.


Asia is possibly the only region where natural rubber is still widely used.

In the rest of the world it's mostly BRC.

Natural rubber is still used. Most tires contain multiple alloys of rubber, two at least.

The key to most rubber vulcanization is sulfur, this causes irreversible cross-linking but can also cause embrittlement as tires age (vulcanization is a time-temperature process). That smell is excess sulfur that reacted to other compounds in the tire, some put there to prevent brittle aging. Excess sulfur is used to enable full cure without excessive mold time. Basically, a cost saving measure.

DOT rated tires cannot tolerate this as these sulfur-stench compounds will cause tire failure. But for non-highway service tires which won't get hot, it is fine.

What is wrong? We tolerate mediocrity and call it diversity.
No wonder we are headed to hell on a fast pony.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 9:16:13 PM
yeah it's the smell of failure.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 9:16:23 PM

Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
The sweat and toil of hard working Chinese toddlers. They're kind of like Santa's elves, only they're three years old and Chinese.

...and smell like petrochemicals.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 9:42:53 PM
Just out of curiosity, you guys who are just too cool and tactical to soil yourselves by going to HF--how do you know what the place smells like? You been creepin'?
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Posted: 3/10/2013 9:48:37 PM

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My first question is to why you even walked into the china outlet store.
Next I guess you will drive down the street with your window open throwing money out as well.

^^^^^^^Well said^^^^^^^
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Posted: 3/10/2013 9:54:20 PM
Dunno but I was at Northern Tool yesterday and picked up a floor jack. It had a distinctive smell.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 9:59:57 PM
Originally Posted By dechosen1:

Originally Posted By ARs4EVER:
My first question is to why you even walked into the china outlet store.
Next I guess you will drive down the street with your window open throwing money out as well.

^^^^^^^Well said^^^^^^^


You seem... familiar to HF.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:04:17 PM

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Just out of curiosity, you guys who are just too cool and tactical to soil yourselves by going to HF--how do you know what the place smells like? You been creepin'?

All non-highway service tires from China smell like that. The pressure washer I BOUGHT from Northern Tool last year have that smell, the only Chinese parts on it. Italian pump, Honda (Taiwan) engine, frame made in USA. Even Goodyear hose.

4 GPM, 4000 PSI. Cuts wood. Etches concrete. Removes paint from automobiles. Even strips rust. I have to store it in the truck as it stinks like a polecat.


Like I stated, they use excess sulfur in the rubber mix so the tires don't need to cook long in the vulcanization process. Highway (DOT) tires cannot as the excess sulfur would cause the rubber to get brittle since highway tires spend time at elevated temperatures.
What is wrong? We tolerate mediocrity and call it diversity.
No wonder we are headed to hell on a fast pony.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:16:09 PM
Nothing says you don't take pride in your work like using harbor freight tools.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:51:00 PM

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Just out of curiosity, you guys who are just too cool and tactical to soil yourselves by going to HF--how do you know what the place smells like? You been creepin'?

All non-highway service tires from China smell like that. The pressure washer I BOUGHT from Northern Tool last year have that smell, the only Chinese parts on it. Italian pump, Honda (Taiwan) engine, frame made in USA. Even Goodyear hose.

4 GPM, 4000 PSI. Cuts wood. Etches concrete. Removes paint from automobiles. Even strips rust. I have to store it in the truck as it stinks like a polecat.


Like I stated, they use excess sulfur in the rubber mix so the tires don't need to cook long in the vulcanization process. Highway (DOT) tires cannot as the excess sulfur would cause the rubber to get brittle since highway tires spend time at elevated temperatures.

There is something in new rubber products that drives my cat crazy, producing the same effects a catnip.

If I leave a rubber band out, the cat will go nuts playing with it and then try to eat it. The cat rubs its head on the rubber covers on the bottom of metal chair legs. I just bought a chinese hand cart, and it came with those cheap rubber tires that smell bad. While I had the tires on the floor putting the cart together, the cat starts rubbing its head on the new tires, tries to nibble on them, and then rolls around on the floor.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:52:25 PM
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I recently got a HF StormCat 900w generator and it smells like 'win'.

Chris


So its a nice smoke and noise machine?
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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:58:14 PM
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Posted: 3/10/2013 11:14:24 PM
I like to think of HF as a little China. I get in big trouble there.
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Posted: 3/10/2013 11:19:32 PM
I like the smell.

It smells the same as every Army clothing issue facility I have ever been in.
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Posted: 3/11/2013 4:23:25 PM

Originally Posted By dmfl54:
Yes I have smelled it. I thought it might be some kind of oil used to machine some of the parts.

I was in a HF store 2 hours ago to look at tool chests. I can still smell it on my clothes.
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Posted: 3/11/2013 4:34:22 PM
I don't know the Harbor Freight smell. Is it like the smell of the MAK 90 I bought in...the 90's? That sucked. Stank 'till I sold it.
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Posted: 3/11/2013 10:52:47 PM
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I don't know the Harbor Freight smell. Is it like the smell of the MAK 90 I bought in...the 90's? That sucked. Stank 'till I sold it.


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