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Old 04-24-2011, 09:33 AM   #1
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Floor jacks, What do you use?

Over the years I have been through three craftsman floor jacks. This last one only lasting two years. I noticed that it says made in China on a Craftsman jack? What the heck! I need something that will last.

So basically, what would you recommend?

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Old 04-24-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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Bring it back! Doesn't Craftsman warranty stuff for life? Even if they say no I would still argue with them a little.
The only thing I know about my floorjack is that its orange and I stole it from my dads garage a long time ago.

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Old 04-24-2011, 10:14 AM   #3
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Matco makes good floor jacks. Never had a problem with it.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
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My Nv. floor jack is a Kobalt 2˝ ton and is fine after 1˝ yrs-

One pump gets the pedastle to the frame/axle/diff and then it ops pretty fast --

The reach is 16" I believe.but it was $129 bucks/w jack stands at LOWES !

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Old 04-24-2011, 10:25 AM   #5
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Bring it back! Doesn't Craftsman warranty stuff for life? Even if they say no I would still argue with them a little.
The only thing I know about my floorjack is that its orange and I stole it from my dads garage a long time ago.
Craftsman only warranty floor jacks for a year. The only life time warranty with craftsman is on hand tools.


I will look into the matco one. Hopefully it won't break the bank!
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:30 AM   #6
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I have a Harbor Freight floor jack. I've had it now for 3 years without a single issue. It was cheap and works great. The only thing that I don't like is that it is slow...but big deal.

My old Craftsman jack lasted a year and quit. It was junk.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:32 AM   #7
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pro-value from carquest autoparts. the name sounds cheap but it seems to hold up well in our shop.heavy equipment repair shop.
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Harbor Freight cheap cheap cheap, 10+ years now I've had to tighten the casters a couple of times but other then that still going strong.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:30 PM   #9
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My floor jack is blue, huge, and at least 50 years old. A "Walker Hydraulic Roll-A-Car" 2 ton. It's left over from the family farm.

I have a smaller one (2 ton Team Mechanix) that I bought at schucks a few years ago. "Big Blue" just isn't 'portable', weighing in around 100 pounds. I never was impressed with the Schucks jack.But, it was on sale, and it came with floor stands, that I use a lot more than I do that jack, lol!
I also have a nice little AC Delco 6 ton bottle jack.
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Most folks will probably agree, that Snap-on, Matco, (and there's a third I'm forgetting) will serve you best as they're suppliers for places that make their living off their products...
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:45 PM   #11
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I have a HEIN WERNER 1 1/2 ton that I bought in 1979 and never had a problem with it. I think I paid just over $200 back then.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:28 PM   #12
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harbor freight 60$ aluminum jack had mine for 4 years and i use it alot in glamis to change tires on the buggy only problem i had is i had to tighten a bolt once that holds the front tire thing on
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:11 PM   #13
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I will check out harbor freight next time I am there. I didn't think they would hold up, but it sounds like you guys have had good luck! Thanks
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:16 PM   #14
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I have a craftsman aluminum jack and a harbor freight long arm jack. Nice thing about the craftsman that in 1 or 2 pumps it is where it needs to be at.

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