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Floor Jack #2655637
05/15/19 09:46 AM
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My son is looking for a floor jack for his personal use at home. Maximum lift would be important as he has a Ram 1500 and Jeep Wrangler. There are so many out there, just not sure where to look. Sears was always a go to, but not so sure anymore. Any advise and experiences would be greatly appreciated.
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Check the reviews on the Harbor Freight jacks.


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My trustworthy, old, Hein-Werner developed a leak in the middle of a project and with no rebuild parts available, I bought one on sale at Napa, thing has worked great.
It's their 2 t blue and yellow low profile. I se it on our ctd ram, one corner at a time often and going strong for over 6 yrs.

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Originally Posted by srt
My trustworthy, old, Hein-Werner developed a leak in the middle of a project and with no rebuild parts available, I bought one on sale at Napa, thing has worked great.
It's their 2 t blue and yellow low profile. I se it on our ctd ram, one corner at a time often and going strong for over 6 yrs.


I have the NAPA 3-1/2 ton that on the first pump it goes up to where you want to start jacking, the only thing I don't like is that the handle does not rotate 90 degrees, it only goes up 45 degrees! shruggy

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the 2 ton I have will go just past straight up and stay for storage against wall.

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Originally Posted by srt
the 2 ton I have will go just past straight up and stay for storage against wall.


Surprised you could not find seals for an old Hein Werner jack. My two-1/2 ton from the forty's is my go to jack! The pump angle kind of sucks but the jack is more than 20 years older than me.

I know jack repair places are getting scarce but most of those have standard seals.

Thank you

Red

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I have 4 floor jacks.

1 is a 30 year old craftsman still works, but its not a high lift.

I have 2 sears professionals that are maybe 5 years old, both are junk, leak, and one has a broken weld.

I have a harbor freight one that is 10 years old (bought in a pinch) works great I plan to buy another one.


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Re: Floor Jack [Re: 1fastrunner] #2655711
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https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton...or-jack-with-rapid-pump-green-64785.html

Goes up to 24 1/4 inches and the price is downright reasonable.


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Look for the best deal and don't look back. If it leaks down or doesn't work right exchange it for another one. I've never had a cheap jack go bad under normal hobby type use, most of them even hold up with professional use.

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A freind I know owns a tire store that does nothing but tires PERIOD. He was buying 600.00 snap on jacks that were failing after 1.5 to 2 years. He happened to be in a harbor Freight store and the manager talked him into trying their (new at the time) Daytona jack with a promise of a full no questions asked refund.
I was there recently and he has about 8 of the Daytonas. He said they last about 3 years and he is more than happy with them, especially at the price. I will close in saying this guy should be a test depot for floor jacks as they get the cr-p used out of them. twocents

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They have more than 1 Daytona and there's a $60 difference. Is the $200 jack that much better than the $140 one?

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After my made in the early 70s Craftsman jack showed signs of its age and abuse I got one of the Harbor Freight 3 ton jacks. Its been flawless the past 3-4 years. Think I bought it on sale for something like $79. Gene

Re: Floor Jack [Re: 1fastrunner] #2655848
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Originally Posted by 1fastrunner
They have more than 1 Daytona and there's a $60 difference. Is the $200 jack that much better than the $140 one?


The expensive one is a long reach low-profile jack.

I believe it has a higher lift than the cheaper jack. I may be wrong, about that though.


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I have the 'prior generation' I'll call it version of THIS ONE so no rapid pump fast lift stuff. I did sucker in and buy the extended warranty for like $12 at the time and collected on it once. The replacement has been going strong for like 5 years now. If it died tomorrow I would buy another one no question. HF's mfg got the release valving perfect, very controllable so it does not drop and slam to the ground like most jacks tend to do.


Drill a 1/2" hole through the top of the handle and put a 6" bolt & locknut on it to gain some control when cracking the valve open to lower it.

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Scored this one cheap on craigs a few years back - almost never use my floor jack any more.

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Originally Posted by RWG75
Scored this one cheap on craigs a few years back - almost never use my floor jack any more.



Use that thing on a new truck and then spend the next few hours trying to figure out how to fix the air dam. It'll probably work well on the rear though.


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I'll just flip the saddles around and use the jack slots in the bumper grin


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I see a lot of independent shops who have a Youtube Channel use a jack from Harbor Freight. I have 2 both are great.


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I have a 3 ton Daytona that I got for 179, and the $79 low profile 3 ton hf jack. The Daytona one rolls real nice over the floor, lifts higher, and has a nice controlled release. The other one works nice but there is a noticeable difference between them in quality.

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They're all made in China. Get a Harbor Freight.

I recently got the aluminum one for my car to keep in the trunk. It works fine! $59 on sale...........


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