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Default New floor jack.

My son had stored his NAPA floor jack in my garage for years. I sure got used to it and used it often. Very handy. He moved into a new house w/ a garage and took his floor jack with him. So I borrowed it once in awhile and procrastinated on buying me one for myself until yesterday.

I shopped around and found a 3 ton at Dargo's favorite store Harbor freight for just 89 dollars. I read up on it and other offerings online and decided to take a chance on the HF jack. Got it home and it took care of jacking up the ATV in short order . Worked fine. So off to a good start.

I took the flat tire to the tire store to be repaired and dang if I didn't see a half dozen Pittsburgh Automotive floor jacks, just like the one I just bought. They had the low clearance 2.5 ton one. Multiple 3 ton ones like mine, a couple 4 ton ones and the light aluminum 1.5 ton one. All had obviously been well used. I talked to the guys in the shop about them asking how they like them and they all spoke highly of the jacks. Every one of the guys there had bought one for their home after working with the jacks there at work. They said these jacks worked better than the NAPA $300 jacks they used to buy. I was impressed and felt even better about my purchase. If anyone is in the market for a floor jack you might want to give this one a look.

3 ton Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pump®
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: New floor jack.

Looks like a good deal Doc,

My old one is a 4 ton, and it weighs nearly as much. Millwaukee tools, 50's vintage, cast iron. It even has real needle bearings in the wheel axles.... But it takes two men and a boy to load it in the bed of a pickup truck. It used to be in a Mobile service station here. Wish I had all of the cars it has lifted.

For the price I could justifie not haveing to move the old heavy one anymore. 3 Tons is enough for 90% of what I need it for. Thanks for the heads up..

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Old 08-08-2013, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: New floor jack.

I have a 2 1/4 ton HF floor jack that's about 8 yrs old and it has served me well. No leaks yet and it's still as strong as when new.
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My jack is a Harbor Freight. Years old with no problems.
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Default Re: New floor jack.

I have a jap one like that, with the craftsman name on it 12 years old, still lift fork lift's with it. I also have a company jack form napa it won't lift my 1 ton dodge it's only about 6 years old. also have a low pro 2 pump nascar type jack same basic one that harbor freight has it works like a top
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