Desperately seeking replacement bolt for Harbor Freight oscillating tool
April 26, 2014 8:17 AM Subscribe
I'm at my wits' end trying to find a replacement accessory bolt for my Harbor Freight (er, Chicago Electric) oscillating tool
. HF customer service (ha) says that this part isn't available to purchase on its own, HF Twitter is ignoring me, and my local HF store just says they don't have them.
posted by ndg to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
After spending an hour in the bolt aisle at Lowe's and coming up with nothing, I bought another one just for the bolt. I'm not quite at the point where I'll return the replacement one without the bolt, as I'm afraid they'll put it back on the shelf and ruin some other hapless HF customer's Saturday. I want to have a few of these around.
The manual describes this as an "M8x12 screw." 6mm hex slot. Despite my best Google efforts, I can't find anything that looks just like this.
Maddeningly, even HF's cap screw assortment
doesn't seem to contain this item.