The merchandise at Harbor Freight comes from factories around the world that specialize in tools and equipment. The merchandise is purchased directly from the factories and sold to the public.
Harbor Freight opened in 1977 and carries thousands of products. The tools are obtained from the factory and sold to the public at a fraction of the cost. As of 2015, there are more than 500 Harbor Freight locations around the United States. The company is family owned and their products are tested to ensure they are of high quality. Harbor Freight offers hand tools, power tools and automotive tools. The company also sells home and shop tools and equipment.