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Good Floor Jack?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by BradleyJ33, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Jul 28, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    BradleyJ33

    BradleyJ33 [OP] Geaux Tigers

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    I'm looking for a good floor jack and jack stands. I was looking at the Craftsman jacks at Sears, but the reviews are terrible on them. Seems they all start leaking fluid after a few months and just don't hold up well at all, plus they drop the truck like a house rather than letting it down gradually. Anybody have any recommendations for any good floor jacks?
     
  2. Jul 28, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    ive been using the 3 tone one from harbor freight, no leaks so far...but any of the bigger jacks ive used drop pretty fast
     
  3. Jul 28, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    dexterdog

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    My dad bought me one of those nice aluminum jobbies at Costco. Works really well on it is way more reliable than the crappy Craftsman that I had. Just remember though, don't trust the jack. Make sure to get some good jack stands if you don't already have them.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    kasey200

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    I have had a NAPA 3.5 ton floor jack for about 7 years now and it works flawless still
     
  5. Jul 28, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    Janster

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    We have a Craftsman 3 Ton hydraulic jack and we've had it for like 12 years. It's a frigin workhorse. No problems, no leaks. It is stiff and does drop hard sometimes.... nothing a good set of muscles can't handle or a towel and channel locks work everytime to get the torque to open it up slowly.

    We also have a low profile Harbor Freight Alluminum hydraulic jack. The first one of these we bought let loose on us...and wouldn't hold. We took it back and got another one. It's been good so far - but - I don't trust it.

    We have about 4 harbor Freight tall jackstands. They're just as good & heavy duty as any of the others.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Big Red 8 ton Bottle Jack. Super easy to lift up, and sets it down gently as a lamb. $35-40 bucks I believe.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    ive got a 4 ton craftsman jack..It works fine..the only complaint I have, is the handle dosent stay in the jack..kind of a pain when dragging it around.
     
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