...the Vice President in charge of Harbor Freight's Hercules Power Tools division called a meeting.
Executive 1: Boss, our fans really love the Hercules 20v lineup. Executive 2: And the table and miter saws have been huge hits, taking a big chunk of regular tool consumers away from well established brands. Executive 3: I think we need to keep the momentum going with new, reasonably priced tools along these lines. VP: (snorting a nail of a white powdery substance) I'm way ahead of you, boys an. Get this--we are going to announce a 20v recip saw and a 20v circular saw! Executive 1: Genius, boss! That's exactly what we need. VP: Only release one of them though. Executive 2: Wait. What? VP: Oh, my bad. We're not going to release either of them for a really long time, but when we do it'll only be one of them. Executive 3: That's a terrible idea. Why would we announce a tool only to sit on it? VP: It's called hype, genius. What better way to get people excited about our tools than by not selling them our tools? (snorting a rail of white powdery substance off the table with a rolled up Super Coupon) God, I love blow...ers! That's what else we'll release--a 20v jobsite blower! Executive 1: Isn't the Bauer division already making one of those? Executive 2: Is ours just going to be the same tool but blue? VP: Don't be stupid. Ours will use Hercules batteries. Executive 3: Well, at least we and Bauer will have a common price point. VP: No, ours will also cost more for some reason. Wait! I know what our product line needs! What's the one tool Harbor Freight doesn't sell but could be extremely popular with professional tool users? Executive 1: A jointer? A track saw? A hybrid table saw? A 14" bandsaw that is actually good? Executive 2: A 2" belt grinder? A heat treating kiln? A cold-cutting chop saw? An anvil that's made out of actual steel? Executive 3: A 20v nailer? A brushless version of any of our popular drills or drivers?
VP: No! An oscillating multitool! Executive 1: Harbor Freight literally has three different multitool for sale right now. Executive 2: Will this use our popular battery system? Executive 3: Since there's no Bauer multitool, will this be priced reasonably in comparison to the existing tools? VP: Hahaha, no and no. (simultaneously snorts two lines of a white powdery substance) Executive 1: Boss, maybe you should slow down... VP: LET'S RELEASE A FREAKIN' $900 JACKHAMMER!
This is a fictional account how I imagine things work over at HF HQ. No names were used, as I wasn't even sure these people exist. What I am sure exists is this page for the Hercules jackhammer exists, and there is a highly dubious 5-star review on it.
I know I'm not as plugged into the world of HF as some, but did this release really sneak by me a year or more ago as the reviewer implies? This is the first time I recall seeing it, and hfqpdb.com only has a current coupon as its price history.