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need help buying a good floor jack

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by ross123, May 7, 2012.

  1. May 7, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    ross123

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    so i bought a cheap 2.5 ton floor jack from autozone. it lasted about 2 years with minimal use and it broke today. what is a good 2.5 or 3 ton floor jack. with decent lift?? thanks guys
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    tan4x4

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    I like the one I bought at NAPA. Had it a year now, and no issues.
    Works really well.
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    Neighbor let me use their craftsmen and it didn't work at all, maybe 5 years old and never used apparently...

    Grandpa's has done well, got it at Costco. Blue?--forgot brand. :eek:
     
  4. May 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    all the shops around here use the alcon jacks they sell at costco for $99. I have had one for more than 3 years and it gets my tires off the ground with LT
     
  5. May 15, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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  6. May 16, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    i HATE buying floor jacks. i searched out an american jack. i bought one from a company called AMERICAN FORGE AND FOUNDRY. got the jack in the mail, and in big font on the box.."made in china" wtf? the jack is still working, but i am leary.

    just as soon as i learn how to shit money..i am buying one of these!! my buddy has one..it is bombproof, will last a lifetime, and probably minimize my death by jack.

    http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/shopcart/TOOL/POR_TOOL_ACHyd1_pg3.htm
     
  7. May 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    Pugga

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    I bought a Craftsman kit from sears. It came with a 3 ton jack, 2 stands (which are a little shorter than they should be a for a truck and I end up blocking them up) and a creeper for about $100.
     
  9. May 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    Pugga

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    Shouldn't have an issue with death by jack to begin with... always use jack stands and it doesn't matter if you have the cheapest Chinese built jack on the market or the most expensive jack ever built. The jack shouldn't be supporting weight while you work.
     
  10. May 16, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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    I bought the same set a while back and four of the hi-lift jack stands at the same time. Sold the standard lift stands on craigslist. The jack is heavy as hell but works very well and I get to use the handle as a breaker bar on occasion.
     
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  13. May 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    i know this.
     
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    blackhawke, you got stock in these fellas or what?
     
  16. May 16, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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    :anonymous:

    EDIT: haha jk, just want to make sure my TW brothers are getting the best deal out there :)
     
  17. May 16, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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  18. May 16, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    i bought the 3 ton harbor freight for 69(after a 15 buck coupon). nice piece. by the way, stop looking for one made in usa, they are history. china is the deal these days, unfortunately.
     
  19. May 16, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    I figured it out, in the descrition on Arcans page it says these have bypass valves :cool:

    http://arcanusa.com/lifting.html
     
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