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Need Floor Jack Recommendation

Dvendet

Everyone's entitled to my opinion. ;)
I looking for a non-Aluminum, non-Chinese imported, floor jack that's going to last. I'm looking for one to lift the Boss, I guess maybe a 2 to 2 1/2 ton capacity will probably do the trick. Any recommendations?

Thanks to all who respond.

MMD
 
Good timing as I've been thinking about replacing mine with a lower profile one. The ones at Harbor Freight look like they should be fine but they are made in China. Are there any that aren't made in China that don't cost multiples of the Chinese made floor jacks?

BTW my current floor jack that I purchased from Harbor Freight over 20 years ago still works fine. It's made in China. ;)
 

Justin

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I have always wanted this jack but its to rich for me
http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/2-ton+floor+jack.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search
 

Dvendet

Everyone's entitled to my opinion. ;)
Thanks Justin.

I am just a buy-American type. So far this jack looks like it might be a winner. I just love the picture of the little old lady with the blue hair pushing her car around on casters! LMAO. Now that something you don't see everyday.

MMD
 

Justin

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MakeMyDay said:
Thanks Justin.

I am just a buy-American type. So far this jack looks like it might be a winner. I just love the picture of the little old lady with the blue hair pushing her car around on casters! LMAO. Now that something you don't see everyday.

MMD
he has the jack made in spain it says in the write up.
 

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MakeMyDay said:
PeteInCT said:
I have an OTC low profile aluminium, built like a tank. The local shops use the same model so I figured it would hold up over time.

http://www.amazon.com/OTC-1532-Capacity-Aluminum-Racing/dp/B000XSCEBM
Pete,

Thanks for the link. I saw this jack yesterday. I read some of the reviews and was scared off by the negatives.

MMD


Which reviews, I'm curious. On Amazon the cust reviews were great. If you have pro review link please send, I'd like to see them (always looking to spend $$$ on tools ;D ) From my perspective it's been great, no issues.
 
boss2511 said:
MakeMyDay said:
Thanks Justin.

I am just a buy-American type. So far this jack looks like it might be a winner. I just love the picture of the little old lady with the blue hair pushing her car around on casters! LMAO. Now that something you don't see everyday.

MMD
he has the jack made in spain it says in the write up.
I'm not sure construction in Spain is any better than China or even as good.

This is the one I'm thinking of buying.

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-low-profile-heavy-duty-floor-jack-rapid-pump-68050.html
 

Dvendet

Everyone's entitled to my opinion. ;)
Bottom line. - this is the only manufactured American jack maker remaining (Milwaukee).
Interesting read about jacks if you're interested. How sad. This would truly have broken my late father's heart to see what has happened in America.

http://www.hyjacks.com/wichjac.htm

615 dollars for the 2 ton.

MMD
 

Justin

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MakeMyDay said:
Bottom line. - this is the only manufactured American jack maker remaining (Milwaukee).
Interesting read about jacks if you're interested. How sad. This would truly have broken my late father's heart to see what has happened in America.

http://www.hyjacks.com/wichjac.htm

615 dollars for the 2 ton.

MMD
very informative read thanks for the link.
 
PeteInCT said:
I have an OTC low profile aluminium, built like a tank. The local shops use the same model so I figured it would hold up over time.

http://www.amazon.com/OTC-1532-Capacity-Aluminum-Racing/dp/B000XSCEBM
That looks like the one I have that's branded AC Delco. I bought it at O'Reilly's and I've had it for 3 years now and it's still working fine. I've had 3 Craftsman from Sears that all leaked within a few months of buying them so I gave up on them.
 

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Justin said:
I have always wanted this jack but its to rich for me
http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/2-ton+floor+jack.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search
I have the Griots jack, it's great for the shop but taking it to the track it's just too heavy. I need to get another aluminum jack, my harbor freight China model gave up last year but it gave good service for over 10. For changing tires it will be nice and light.
Steve
 
I hate to say it but the one from harbor freight that is aluminum works great and is supr light but built very well. It even sucked writting this one.....China
 
jeepinocala said:
I hate to say it but the one from harbor freight that is aluminum works great and is supr light but built very well. It even sucked writting this one.....China
I keep going back and fourth between the one below and the one Pete posted. I've decided I want a lighter aluminum jack. I need to make up my mind soon. Now that my car is lowered my current 20 year old jack from Harbor Freight won't fit under my car.

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-lightweight-aluminum-racing-jack-with-rapid-pump-68051.html
 

Justin

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5 DOT 0 said:
jeepinocala said:
I hate to say it but the one from harbor freight that is aluminum works great and is supr light but built very well. It even sucked writting this one.....China
I keep going back and fourth between the one below and the one Pete posted. I've decided I want a lighter aluminum jack. I need to make up my mind soon. Now that my car is lowered my current 20 year old jack from Harbor Freight won't fit under my car.

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-lightweight-aluminum-racing-jack-with-rapid-pump-68051.html
I like that harbor freight jack 5 pumps under load....nice. my junksman alum jack is a one pump to the saddle but it keeps getting dead spots and leaks. if you get one be sure to let us know how it works
 
I picked up a pittsburg jack #68050 at Harbor freight. It is a bit heavier but it is ideal for a lowered car. The base is only 1/4 in. off the floor and you only need 2 1/2 in.of clearance and it raises 24 in. It is a 2-ton heavy duty rapid pump and it has a long low base that will allow you to run it under the car 18-20 in.
 
5 DOT 0 said:
jeepinocala said:
I hate to say it but the one from harbor freight that is aluminum works great and is supr light but built very well. It even sucked writting this one.....China
I keep going back and fourth between the one below and the one Pete posted. I've decided I want a lighter aluminum jack. I need to make up my mind soon. Now that my car is lowered my current 20 year old jack from Harbor Freight won't fit under my car.

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-lightweight-aluminum-racing-jack-with-rapid-pump-68051.html
I purchased this jack and it works fine. Now that my Boss is lowered it slides right under the pinch welds with plenty of clearance. And it's a lot nicer being about 30-40 pounds lighter than my old steel floor jack.
 

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