Only time I buy tools from HF is when I know I'll only need to use it once or twice or if there's no moving parts. I would never buy any type of power equipment from them.
I did by a mag-bowl that seems like it's pretty solid and what they call I think liquid safety gloves with sewn on full arm sleeves. I use them to clean my fishtank and they seem to do pretty good. I'd like to get a pair of their insulated rubber gloves for pork pulling purposes but I haven't yet.
Welders gloves also sound like a good idea for charcoal handling.
Proud owner of:
22.5 OTS, 22.5 WSM, SJG (and soon to have the tamale pot mini-WSM conversion built)
Stealth gray Thermopen