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currently I have 3.. LOL

I have a Sears Aluminum one I bought 6-7 years ago.. it is leaking and the hydraulic ram costs more then I paid for the jack originally.

I bought an aluminum one this summer from Harbor Freight, works great for the $70 I paid


I have a jack I got at Sam's club 18 years ago, it is leaking now too (heavy)

Problem is the one from Sam's is the only one that will lift my Kwiklift high enough to swing the legs down

I need a Min of 19" lift, the 2 aluminum ones I have will not work,

I am looking att these 2..
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200345429_200345429

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200345428_200345428

Leanign towards the aluminum for ease of moving around and less weight.

any other suggestions?
 

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I had a few craftsman ones purchased the last few years...

and well I found out i paid alot for them and they are now made in china ....

they leak, slip etc;

so i decided y pay for something and then find out its made in china..

ill just pay for it bein from china...

soo 65 bucks and i got the harbor frieght low pro jack

its on their website just google it !

works like a charm still

btw im not a c4 fan but I love yours in the picture !!!!
 

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I'd go for the steel one just for the added safety of the 3 1/2 ton capacity. If you are going to lift the Kwiklift with it, I think you are better off trading weight for strength. If it will never leave the garage, I don't see a need for the light one.

I have a 2 ton aluminum one that I take with me, but I have to pick it up a lot. I don't use it as my normal service jack in the garage.
 

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I had a few craftsman ones purchased the last few years...

and well I found out i paid alot for them and they are now made in china ....

they leak, slip etc;

so i decided y pay for something and then find out its made in china..

ill just pay for it bein from china...

soo 65 bucks and i got the harbor frieght low pro jack

its on their website just google it !

works like a charm still

btw im not a c4 fan but I love yours in the picture !!!!
I have that $65 Harbor Freight Aluminum Jack. it does not go high enough for my Kwiklift.

Thanks for the Comment on my C4
 

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I'd go for the steel one just for the added safety of the 3 1/2 ton capacity. If you are going to lift the Kwiklift with it, I think you are better off trading weight for strength. If it will never leave the garage, I don't see a need for the light one.

I have a 2 ton aluminum one that I take with me, but I have to pick it up a lot. I don't use it as my normal service jack in the garage.
Yeah or I could go that this one:
http://www.harborfreight.com/automo...on-capacity-low-profile-floor-jack-94629.html

my old one is 2-1/4 ton and lasted me 18 years and was $60

Hate to spend $200 ( $139 plus shipping) for it to not last

Harbor Freight is local..

BUT,

still looking for opinions and options
 

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Yeah or I could go that this one:
http://www.harborfreight.com/automo...on-capacity-low-profile-floor-jack-94629.html

my old one is 2-1/4 ton and lasted me 18 years and was $60

Hate to spend $200 ( $139 plus shipping) for it to not last

Harbor Freight is local..

BUT,

still looking for opinions and options
You can definitely find a decent 3 ton or greater jack for less. Hit the local parts stores and see what deals they have going. I like the NAPA one that Raid posted too.
 

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currently I have 3.. LOL

I have a Sears Aluminum one I bought 6-7 years ago.. it is leaking and the hydraulic ram costs more then I paid for the jack originally.

I bought an aluminum one this summer from Harbor Freight, works great for the $70 I paid


I have a jack I got at Sam's club 18 years ago, it is leaking now too (heavy)

Problem is the one from Sam's is the only one that will lift my Kwiklift high enough to swing the legs down

I need a Min of 19" lift, the 2 aluminum ones I have will not work,

I am looking att these 2..
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200345429_200345429

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200345428_200345428

Leanign towards the aluminum for ease of moving around and less weight.

any other suggestions?
I like the ones you are looking at Jeff

Make sure they are a "Low Profile"

My drops to 3 1/4" which makes it easier to get under the car

Still you need a set of ramps unless your going to grab it from the side

I like to grab mine from the front, All in one lift and alot support can be found up front

Bon
 

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I bought this one a few months ago from HF. One of the higher lift low profile hyd jacks.

Description of Central Hydraulics 67022

2-7/8" minimum height allows this jack to fit under almost any vehicle. Low profile design along with the rear swivel casters makes it easy to move and place.

Extended side flange for added strength
Overload protection
Heavy duty 2" wide steel caster
Height range: 2-7/8" min. - 20-1/16" max.
45" long handle for easier pumping and reaching under vehicles
Overall dimensions: 27" L x 10-3/8" W x 51-5/16" H
Shipping Weight: 74.7 lbs.



Have used it a few times, it seems like it will be okay.
 

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I've have a 3 1/2 ton steel jack from Sears for about 15-20 years now and have never added fluid or anything. I'm sure it gives me 19 inches of lift when fully extended, I'll have to check.
 

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I have not purchased a jack yet.. waiting until after Christmas to buy one. Might just buy a Harbor Freight one
check out your local costco. I bought a new low profile one there a few weeks back for $95. It rocks!! lifts to 21 inches even fits under my ground FX.
 

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Still have not bought one. I was all set to buy the HF 2 ton but on the jack the max lift is 19-1/2" not 20-1/16 like the online description shows. Ah well I will keep looking
 

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Buy a Lincoln made in the USA jack (there low end jacks
is made in CHINA) or Snap on (made by Lincoln) .
Thats what I have , so far 12 years whit no leaks .:thumbsup:
 

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Big mistake , every two years you will need to replace that
jack . There is a reason why they sale for less .

I'm just a weekend mechanic, but have had pretty good luck with their stuff. The aluminum jack I bought from them 7 years ago is still working fine. I've had the high lift one mentioned above a couple of years, and no problems.

But, at work some techs bought some of their grinders, and under industrial conditions they didn't hold up. I burnt out a couple of their grinders wirebrushing the frame on my current project car, but I think they were on sale for 19$, so it wasn't like it cost me much.

For the part time mechanic, HF stuff has it's place.
 
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