Floor jack recommendations

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by Johnny Blaze, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Ringgold, GA
    I bought one of those HF aluminum jacks about 4 years ago, normal use just for a car guy, now it's leaking fluid and decompressing under load. So it's just a money thing; $100 for probably four years or $400 for probably a life time.
  2. Bikefixr

    Bikefixr Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    I've been using a USA made Craftsman I got in 1980 and it still works as good as new. Look on CL for a good used Snap-on or other US made jack.
  3. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    Ontario, Canada
    Been using a 2 ton from Canadian Tire since 1983 and installed 1 seal kit in it. The other one I bought in 1984 is a 2-1/2 ton HAI TONG FHM made in China and it's used alot and hasn't let me down. I've replaced the fluid in both a few times.
  4. gpintauro

    gpintauro Veteran Member

    Jun 4, 2012
    bought basically the same jack from Northern tool.....heavy sucker but works great. Have had it for about 8-9 years and use it regularly. Picks up my cars no problem and my 1500 series pick up without breaking a sweat!
  5. cmonson

    cmonson Veteran Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    Calgary, Alberta
  6. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2002
    Rustburg, Va
  7. grzewnicki

    grzewnicki Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Yea good jacks ain't cheap, the Hein Warner is around $320 + shipping, still worth every penny as far as I was concerned.
  8. sponge003

    sponge003 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    Concord, NC

    Got from northern tool as well works well and very heavy!! +1

    I have had 2-3 of the aluminum ones, they work for a while then all have failed or only work partially.
  9. 57Plymouth

    57Plymouth Veteran Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Blythewood, SC
    The part that usually fails on a floor jack is a simple O ring. You can take the jack apart and replace the O ring instead of replacing the jack.
  10. 79zBlue

    79zBlue Veteran Member

    Apr 7, 2012
    long island ,NY
    still have my craftsman 2 1/2 ton floor jack came with jack stands gotta be 15 or 20yrs old no problem. I try and stay away HF stuff..never had any luck their stuff..except for a tire tube for the hand truck..lol

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