New Floor Jack time - thoughts/Input appreciated

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  1. Smokin'Joe

    Smokin'Joe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I was working on my 1991 Camaro last night and threw in the towel with my old dinosaur steel floor jack. Santa was good to me so I'm in the market for a new one. I was hoping some of you might have experience with the 2 Ton Jegs model. --> http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+Products/555/80006/10002/-1

    Any other recommendations ? I would like to have something semi-professional that will last another 30 years like my last one did.


    Thanks in advance !

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  2. 351maverick

    351maverick Veteran Member

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    I have a few of the Harbor Freight aluminum floor jacks

    if I'm going to buy anything that says made in ChinA (like the Jegs one) i might as well save my $$$ & go with the HF

    I love them
     
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    fatkid_racing Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My brother just bought an HF low profile steel Jack and I must admit I'm impressed with it. Other than the fact it was made by the Chicoms it's a nice unit. It'll fit under my first gen and still has 22" of travel. It lifted his 73 C10 with ease and had enough travel to get my big stands under the rear axle.
     
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    HF for me too. If not, look for a sale on jack at a local auto parts store.

    Michael
     
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    grzewnicki Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'll stick with one of the best jacks available, Hein Warner. Made in USA, if you ever need a part, you'll be able to get it, top quality jack, you may find it a little pricey, $324 on Amazon shipping is free. I just refuse to buy a cheap jack, I've always bought quality tools, they are a lifetime investment. Link to jack on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Hein-Werner-HW93642-Blue-Hydraulic-Service/dp/B000RFR498
     
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    I love my Hein warner. I think its 23.5 total lift height, something else to consider when looking at floor jacks.

    Edit: I have the 3 ton version.
     
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    I have a HF aluminum jack that's been in use since 2001, survived a 125 mph rollover wreck, been under many a car and truck, and I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
     
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    krabben1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    This is how I think now.
    Most of that stuff is made in the same factory,its just the color paint they spray it before it leaves.
    Why pay more for the same thing.
    I use the HF steel low profile one.Takes less pumps to get it up(lol) and it fits where my regular one does not.
     
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    ^^^^DING DING DING. HF low profile. Really good product from HF, which in itself is a miracle. I can get under my lawn tractor with it.
     

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