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Floor Jack Recommendations

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by MoQS, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Mar 21, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    MoQS

    MoQS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking to buy a decent floor Jack.
    This is the one that is most appealing to me.

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    From Harbor Freight. It has mixed reviews on their site.

    Raises to an 18-1/4" maximum height in just 6 strokes!
    • Low-profile saddle with 3-1/4" minimum height rotates 360®, non-marring rubber cap
    • Load releases by a simple half-turn of the two-piece knurled aluminum handle
    • Precision-machined, high-strength aircraft aluminum billet weighs just 45 lbs.
    • Two easy-lifting side handles
    • Four aluminum wheels (two fixed in front, two swivel in rear)
    Lifting range: 3-1/4" to 18-1/4" Saddle pad dimensions: 3-5/8"L x 3-5/8"W x 1/4"T Overall dimensions: 27-1/2" L x 12" W Shipping Weight: 49.05 lbs.

    Does anyone own this floor jack?

    Any comments about this jack or suggestions for something else?

    I need something relatively light as I do have some back issues.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    atvlifestyle

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    I have it and it is very light and works pretty well. Takes more than 6 pumps but still lifts fast. havent had any problems with it yet, only had it for a year. Have other jacks but use this one because it is so nice how light it is.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    MoQS

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    I heard that about Craftsman.

    atvlifestyle: is the jack tall enough get get your Taco off of the ground?
     
  4. Mar 21, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    SOSHeloPilot

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    I have a good aluminum floor jack (can't remember rating) that is heavy duty and bought it at COSTCO ... maybe 5 to 7 years ago.
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  5. Mar 21, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    Rufus

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    :popcorn:I need to buy a jack too.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    MoQS

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    I looked at Costco and on their web site but had no luck
     
  7. Mar 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    Bumping for more recommendations.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Napa 3 1/2 Ton. A little pricey but worth it in my mind.
     
  9. Mar 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    bjmoose

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    All the jacks are manufactured inexpensively now.

    I recommend buying from a local auto parts store, and saving your receipt, so that if there's a problem, you can return it easily.

    I bought the AC/Delco from my local O'Reilly(nee Kragen)
     
  10. Mar 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    I bought a cheap floor jack from the local auto parts store 25 years, and the cheap SOB just failed...

    Personally, get the heaviest, longest frame jack you can find. You don't need more than 2 metric ton capacity for your taco, but flexibility in nice. Remember, this is GARAGE equipment, not mobil equipment.

    Howard
     
  11. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    atvlifestyle

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    the harbor freight jack lifts just as high as any other. Which means it wont lift the rear wheels all the way off the ground when on the frame.

    I have two craftsman jacks that have different problems, one blew the seal after about a year. They both cost more than the Harbor Freight one.
     
  12. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:02 PM
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  13. Mar 23, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    I bought the Harbor Freight one when it was on sale for pretty cheap, not bad. I had a Napa low-rider jack (got under lowered cars easy) for about 8 years til I got to SD, then some bum jacked it out of my garage....oh the irony.

    I'll probably buy another Napa jack when I have a better garage situation cause carrying it would be a PITA.
     
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