Floor jack recommendations

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

  1. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  6. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  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

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    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

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    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

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    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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