Originally Posted by Fergusonic
Whichever one you decide on; accompany it with a couple nice Jack Stands. (if he doesn't already have some)
I'll second this point. For safety's sake, DO NOT SKIMP ON THE JACK STANDS.
While working under a car, there is nothing worse than being crushed to death by an inferior or defective stand. Like many safety related items, they should have the welds on them inspected for cracks or weakened/distorted bases on a "per use" schedule.
In a while, Chet.