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Old 11-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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A good place to get good floor jacks

My POS china made floor jack lasted 4-5 years before crapping out (not low on fluid). It wouldn't lift when its cold out, quick jack feature is useless, & slightly twisting the handle & the load would drop like a sack of potatoes.
I'll never buy one of those again, so I decided to buy a good one, USA made. There are some new good usa jacks out there, but they are an $$ investment. I searched craigs, ebay ect, I didn't really find anything. Swap meet season is over around here, so I called this guy in the yellow pages that has a hydraulic shop, he said 3 or 4 good floor jacks, one was a walker,a H-W, & a couple others. 200 bucks for the walker-SOLD! I'll pick it up tomorrow. He said if I had any problems w/ it don't worry, those can be rebuilt as good as new.
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verify it fits under 3" when all the way down and ideally lifts to 22" all the way up and hopefully lifts a 2.5-3 ton rating, this will allow it to be used on a corvette fairly easily and allow you to use the larger and much sturdier and more stable jack stands easily, the problem many guys have is either the jack won,t slide under the corvette frame easily or it won,t lift the corvette high enough for the larger jack stands that make use of a decent quality mechanics creeper easy to use.
finding a floor jack that meets All three parameters is not all that simple

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Check out Northern Tool. they have all kinds of jacks and most go for about $100 bucks.
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Been down the cheap jack road already, not worth it. Look on craigs, garage sales, hyd. shops, & swap meets for an old usa made floor jack. Then rebuild it, not to hard to do.
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I've had my Craftsman 3 ton for like 10 years...never an issue.
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