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#16 NadieLite

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:39 AM

Good idea and nice welds!

But its not safe. Most likely it will break at the welds and the orginial jack side (your side looks stronger).

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:38 PM

Holy hell I would jack up my riding mower with that thing.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:45 PM

Did that over 3 years ago guys and its still fine :jester: Only use it on my car though

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:47 PM

Even though I bought the new jack for the truck, I ordered the rebuild kit from Larin for $10. I will report back on how the rebuild goes and what the pump looks like (quality, condition, etc). I can always use this jack on my wife's car.

I also found a place online that has 100% made-in-USA jacks and even rebuilds other jacks:

http://www.phjjacks....gory_Code=PHJFJ

Their 3-ton jacks are under $200. they also sell reconditioned Hein-Warner and OTC stuff as well.

I was shocked to find out that all Craftsman and Snap-On jacks are now made in China!!! My father's Sears jack from the late 60's (made in USA) is still going strong!

The saying is true.......they don't make 'em like they used to......

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#20 MikeNH

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:23 PM

I bought one at autozone and it failed the first time I used it. Went to jack up my 03 to rotate tires and it basically folded over on itself:

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I didn't realize how cheesy and thin the metal was when I bought it but regardless this is why I stopped buying tools made in china.

#21 Harvey Halabookie

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:09 PM

I bought one at autozone and it failed the first time I used it. Went to jack up my 03 to rotate tires and it basically folded over on itself:

I didn't realize how cheesy and thin the metal was when I bought it but regardless this is why I stopped buying tools made in china.

Damn, that is scary! What brand was the jack and how many tons was it rated for? I wish it was easy to buy American, but these days it seems American-made stuff is hard to find: http://www.stillmade....com/tools.html

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#22 MikeNH

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:36 PM

It was some no-name brand and if memory serves the box said it was a 5000 pound jack. It was a time when I was short on money and I didn't really expect the jack to be an excellent tool, but I thought I'd at least be able to use it! :lol:




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