I have a few things from Harbor Freight, but most of the major tools
seem to be trash, from much of what I’ve heard, You always get what
you pay for, period. I buy substandard tools when I can’t afford
anything else, and I know that’s what they are, so I don’t expect
much from them. If they last well with whatever use I put them too,
I’m thrilled. If not, I’m not surprised. They have their place,
though, when you are trying to get started, and can’t afford better.
Hopefully, by the time you have to replace, you do have the funds to
buy a quality tool. I have their tiny $10 engraver that i have used
for several years, for signing the backs of pieces, and I buy their
hammers for cutting up to create textured hammers. I have heard about
belt and motor problems with the tumblers, cracking in their
hydraulic presses, and wouldn’t expect too much precision form their
drill presses. They can help you get a good start, though - lots
and lots of Luck!