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Old 12-03-2006, 04:17 PM
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Advise on a GOOD floor jack.

I am tired of these Crapsman jacks that I have and want to buy a good jack. I am willing to spend a few hundred dollars to get one so let me know what you are using and where I can find one. It's uses are hobby inspired and and will be lifting cars like a convertible bug, 50 Chevy, 87 Corvette, 02 Dodge Ram. I would be willing to give up the ability to lift the truck because I would like something low profile to get under the Vette.
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just get somthing from OTC, take your pic at there sizes. there a good tool company, and they are a professional tool company.
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Who is OTC?
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http://www.otctools.com/ it's actually SPX OTC. Owantonna Tool Comapany

you can get them thru Napa uppon request, they will have to special order most likely
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:31 PM
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Never used an OTC floor jack but have used OTC trans jacks and they are a quality unit
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I walked in a napa store one day, and this guy that runs a junkyard was buying a 2 1/2 or 2 1/4 ton jack. When he left I asked the napa guy why he didn't buy a higher rated jack, he looked at me and says that guy knows what he's doing.

I bought one myself, then two years later bought another one just like the first one, I don't have a lift so I use about four floor jacks, but these napa jacks, they are really stout and user friendly, and they don't break.

I'll go out to the garage and get some numbers in case anbody is interested.

I was wrong there 2 ton, can't read all of the paper tag anymore, but there is a # 241406 if that means anything.

I'm thinking around $300, but if I can't remember the tonnage, then I'm probably off on the price.

I put a level across the lowest part, and its 4''.

I type with two fingers, otherwise I would redo this.

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All my jacks are Walker. Some are 40 years old and function flawlessly. I take that back, I did recently purchase on of those aluminum racing jacks for 400. It almost got clear up before it blew the seals out lifting the front of a 2100 lb rod.
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Walker Like 61 I have some old Walker jacks That I have used and abused over the years. One I had was bought new in 1968(not by me ) and it still works flawlessly today and another one I have is a 2 ton that is used outside and is left in the weather sometimes but it too works exceptionally well. Matt is right, just about anything made by OTC is top of the line but these Walkers are just about indestructible.
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Walker is a quality jack, no doubt about that, but he said for about $200. With that limit he better go by Harbor Freight. Even Walker jacks that need an overhaul go for almost $200.

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He said he wanted a GOOD jack, well good jacks are not cheap and cheap jacks are not good!
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Any where I should look for a walker jack? I don't mind spending the money if I get my moneys worth.
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Napa, if they don't have them they can get them.
Regardless of how attractive they are, don't buy one of the aluminum jacks unless it is made by Walker, OTC or (senior moment, it'll come to me). Took a while, but the other is Hein Warner. These are high quality steel jacks with a low profile and very good reach.
Can't say I've ever had a walker overhauled. Company had one but it got ran over by a d-8 . That oughtto tell you something, it was still repairable.

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My dad has an orange one with a white "bowl" that's really heavy, I have no idea who made it but it's ancient and works like a champ.
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I found this one a NAPA and they have it on sale for $189. It comes with a 2 year anything warranty, free replacement. What do you guys think of it?
http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPage...ion=Floor+Jack
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That might be what I have, I will go out and look in the garage, I have the papers on them, about a half hour, the bride has supper on.

Anyway, I don't know what you're going to get, but I'll find the papers, I know I have them.

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