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    Re: floor jack


    Quote Originally Posted by Charlief View Post
    Very easily. Ride with me for a day and I’ll show you shops that have bought the “Daytona “ because of price. They now sit in the corner of the shop because of failure. It’s about doing the job time and time again without failing.

    Now I’m talking in a professional shop where the jack is used a couple dozen times a day…. Day after day … think inspections. Shop owners don’t have time to return the product to the store for warranty.

    If you’re not a professional that turns wrenches for a living then you just don’t understand. Price is not a factor when it comes to quality and a tool that performs a job time and time again without failing.

    I hope I answered your question.

    But if you only think with your wallet then I’ll be “wrong” in your eyes and there’s nothing I can do or say to change your mind.
    if I had a professional shop, I would go the Snap-On route, I'm lookin at occasional use primarily for a utv, light weight is my #1 concern

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlief View Post
    Very easily. Ride with me for a day and I’ll show you shops that have bought the “Daytona “ because of price. They now sit in the corner of the shop because of failure. It’s about doing the job time and time again without failing.

    Now I’m talking in a professional shop where the jack is used a couple dozen times a day…. Day after day … think inspections. Shop owners don’t have time to return the product to the store for warranty.

    If you’re not a professional that turns wrenches for a living then you just don’t understand. Price is not a factor when it comes to quality and a tool that performs a job time and time again without failing.

    I hope I answered your question.

    But if you only think with your wallet then I’ll be “wrong” in your eyes and there’s nothing I can do or say to change your mind.
    Randy isn't a professional doing this day in and day out. Neither am I. And I'd wager that most here aren't. That's how it's justified.

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    Re: floor jack

    I paid $1600 for my jack, now my 30 year old craftsman floor jack sits unused in the corner.

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    Re: floor jack

    Why not a bottle jack? Compact, reasonably light and plenty of lift height

    Also, FWIW, I have a Torin 3 ton trolley jack that has been very good. It has definitely been put through its paces between lifting a boat trailer (26' cabin cruiser) as well as semi-regularly lifting my Tundra.

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I paid $1600 for my jack, now my 30 year old craftsman floor jack sits unused in the corner.

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    I will have one of those, once I get my office and suspended ceiling removed from my barn

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Randy isn't a professional doing this day in and day out. Neither am I. And I'd wager that most here aren't. That's how it's justified.
    Agree.


    But there are people out there who like buying the best there is that fits into their financial situation. I wish you the best sir and I hope your ‘72 Ford Pinto is still giving you miles of smiles.

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    Re: floor jack

    Ah, NESR.

    Where Ducati owners preach the economic benefits of U.S. made $950 floor jacks.

    P.S. This sounds meaner than intended: firmly tongue in cheek. Everyone has my full support to purchase any motorcycles, tools, etc.

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    Re: floor jack

    Just get a few guys......

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by black View Post
    looking to buy that as well( the extended left however) to lift the Cayenne, the GX470( 2" suspension lift) and the replacement for the audi a4

    https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-...lue-56641.html
    I have the previous generation 2.5 ton version of that jack and love everything about it. It's one of those tools I wish I had known earlier that it existed and I would have bought it sooner.

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyDingo View Post
    Just get a few guys......
    What Randy REALLY needs is a Crane

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I paid $1600 for my jack, now my 30 year old craftsman floor jack sits unused in the corner.

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    Our new house will have that fo' sho'!

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    What Randy REALLY needs is a Crane
    Let’s go shopping for him!

    https://www.manitowoc.com/grove

    This should git er done.


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    Re: floor jack

    of course, now that I have ordered a jack, I'm getting a ton of pop ups for jacks

    anyone have one of these ?


    https://www.harborfreight.com/low-pr...and-99701.html

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by MUZ720 View Post
    Pickup a 3 ton jack from Sears 20 years ago still works. When craftsmen stuff was well built..But I like the low profile ones on the mkt now. Napa sells a good unit that we use at work. Sorry no linky
    i have one as well...i need a low profile one for my wife's car...takes a thousand pumps cause the handle is constantly hitting the front bumper due to how far i have to slide it under...for this reason i'm not even sure if a low profile one would help me much...i may look at seeing if i can drive it up on some steel ramps i have without hitting the bumpers

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    of course, now that I have ordered a jack, I'm getting a ton of pop ups for jacks

    anyone have one of these ?


    https://www.harborfreight.com/low-pr...and-99701.html
    yes, its exactly what you see. not great, not junk.

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    i have one as well...i need a low profile one for my wife's car...takes a thousand pumps cause the handle is constantly hitting the front bumper due to how far i have to slide it under...for this reason i'm not even sure if a low profile one would help me much...i may look at seeing if i can drive it up on some steel ramps i have without hitting the bumpers
    Every car is different but the long reach low profile jack from Harbor Freight helps in this scenario: https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-...lue-56641.html

    I had the same problem as you with my current vehicle if I wasn't jacking along the pinch weld. This jack solved that problem and I wish I had bought it sooner. On the ramp front, I couldn't find a metal option with a shallow enough angle to work with my car. I ended up getting the heavier duty Rhino Ramps which have a longer, less steep ramp than the standard ones. I always use jack stands with them because I don't trust the plastic they are made from. I have had them for a couple of years now and haven't had any issues.

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    Re: floor jack

    I have a set of ramps, but rarely use em, I have thought of building a pit, but I like R7's solution for getting under a vehicle in the shop,

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I have a set of ramps, but rarely use em, I have thought of building a pit, but I like R7's solution for getting under a vehicle in the shop,
    I donít want to be dramatic, but for someone that works on their own vehicles, and has a bad back , itís been a life changer. Working on anything on jacks, and laying on your back sucks.. itís fine when youíre in your teens upto late 20ís in age, but I had lost my desire to work on anything once I hit 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I don’t want to be dramatic, but for someone that works on their own vehicles, and has a bad back , it’s been a life changer. Working on anything on jacks, and laying on your back sucks.. it’s fine when you’re in your teens upto late 20’s in age, but I had lost my desire to work on anything once I hit 30.
    I wanna get a lift, only cause I want my barn setup for a project vehicle, I got the headroom (16ft. min.) for a lift, also want to put a 5 ton trolley on my LVL beam (I had it sized to hold the loft + 5 ton trolly). I'm still gonna take my vehicles to professionals for most work

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I donít want to be dramatic, but for someone that works on their own vehicles, and has a bad back , itís been a life changer.
    Have you tried one of these to save your back in the engine bay:
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    My mechanic has a fucked up back, said this has kept him working.

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I wanna get a lift, only cause I want my barn setup for a project vehicle, I got the headroom (16ft. min.) for a lift, also want to put a 5 ton trolley on my LVL beam (I had it sized to hold the loft + 5 ton trolly). I'm still gonna take my vehicles to professionals for most work

    My buddy bought a lift for his house brand new and is not going to be installing it if you’re looking for one let me know and I’ll find out the info he is in Derry New Hampshire

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    Quote Originally Posted by zxme View Post
    My buddy bought a lift for his house brand new and is not going to be installing it if you’re looking for one let me know and I’ll find out the info he is in Derry New Hampshire
    won't be happening right away, and there is potential my son may want to move his lift here

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    Re: floor jack

    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyDingo View Post
    Have you tried one of these to save your back in the engine bay:
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    My mechanic has a fucked up back, said this has kept him working.
    At work, almost everyone working on a truck takes the wheels off and uses the lift to lower the truck all the way down to just before the brakes hit the floor. Nobody uses one of those. I do have a folding stepstool because I'm too lazy to take wheels off if I don't have to. I also toss my kneeling pad into the engine bay if I need to sort of lay in there to work.

    If you have a bad back, or are working on medium/heavy duty trucks all the time, I could see that being very helpful. I could also see how it might transfer a lot of the load off your back to your neck and to your hamstrings, which affect your lower back anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    Every car is different but the long reach low profile jack from Harbor Freight helps in this scenario: https://www.harborfreight.com/3-ton-...lue-56641.html

    I had the same problem as you with my current vehicle if I wasn't jacking along the pinch weld. This jack solved that problem and I wish I had bought it sooner. On the ramp front, I couldn't find a metal option with a shallow enough angle to work with my car. I ended up getting the heavier duty Rhino Ramps which have a longer, less steep ramp than the standard ones. I always use jack stands with them because I don't trust the plastic they are made from. I have had them for a couple of years now and haven't had any issues.
    thanks...i will def look into one of those...i have to measure the height (floor to center of where the lever pivots) of my existing jack and the length from the center of the cup to where the lever connects...that is my main issue...i use jack stands with the jack pad adapters for the pinch welds (rubber hockey pucks with cuts in them) as a safety along with the jack as the primary...i'd like to use steel ramps as the primary and use the jack as the safety...basically jack it up and slide the ramps under the wheels...not sure if i can drive up on them due to the angle of the ramps...i have to dig them out and take a look

    edit: looks like the harbor freight one has a foot pedal that takes the place of the lever for a few first pumps till you have the clearance?...am i correct here?...not sure it will help me though since it will be all the way under the vehicle anyway

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