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Old 08-02-2004, 08:32 AM
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I have been looking around at diffrent sites and was just wondering if anyone knew of a place where I can get an engine stand that rotates 360* and that dosent cost an arm and a leg? I need to for use on a SBC 350 Thanks everyone!

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Harbor freight?????
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Old 08-02-2004, 01:35 PM
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Been using my HF stand for 20 years on everthing from Chevy 230cuin 6 to 354 hemi. Why pay more?HF stand
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Old 08-02-2004, 02:30 PM
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Yeah HF or hell you can even get them at AutoZone as well or used to be able to. If no AutoZone in your area maybe Advanced Auto. Just about any automotive supply place should have one that is not all that expensive.
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Old 08-02-2004, 02:58 PM
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I ordered one from jegs today for 60$ one of the 1000lb ones. I looked at the auto zone ones (AA) and the had a 70$ that looked good but the cheaper one didn't look to well built. Summit had one but it was a little more so I got it from jegs. It was a good price and the stand looks to be very well built. the HF stand looks like it is the same thing. So im happy now gotta get ready for some engine fun lol. Thanks everyone!
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They are probably all made by the same Chinese factory!
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They are probably all made by the same Chinese factory!
LOL that is probally so true it is not even funny
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They are probably all made by the same Chinese factory!
True, but there are differences in the stands. I went to a truck tool sale to look at a stand for $59. I didn't like the way it looked, so I passed it up. Following weekend I went to HF and bought one that looked a lot sturdier than the previous one I looked at for the same money.

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Old 08-03-2004, 09:58 AM
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Whatever you get, just get one with four wheels instead of three.
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Ditto on the 4 wheels. Hit a floor crack with a 3-wheeler and you'll understand why.
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JC Whitney has them too.
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Ditto on the 4 wheels. Hit a floor crack with a 3-wheeler and you'll understand why.
ditto one of my buddies was moving his pontiac 400 over to his lemans when it hit a fresh air vent and strted to tip.. his arm was in a werid brace like a halo from a skate accedent so no catchign it.. fell and bent the vavles on one side and screwed the headers up so they wouldnt fit cuz of the tight toleracnes... Man that guy was so cool, he lost control of his mustang in sep and killed him self and his fiance on burke center pkwy...
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Been using my HF stand for 20 years on everthing from Chevy 230cuin 6 to 354 hemi. Why pay more?HF stand
It sounds like you had a good experience with your stand from HF. I'd suggest caution in buying stuff from them. Often what looks like the same thing is a cheaper ripoff of a better product. Thinner steel, lower quality, cheaper materials. If it fits your bill , its not something you use regularly, and your safety isn't compromised, I guess its a good option.

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It sounds like you had a good experience with your stand from HF. I'd suggest caution in buying stuff from them. Often what looks like the same thing is a cheaper ripoff of a better product. Thinner steel, lower quality, cheaper materials. If it fits your bill , its not something you use regularly, and your safety isn't compromised, I guess its a good option.

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True, there are some products they sell that aren't very good. Little stuff needs to be looked at with a jaundiced eye. Hacksaw blades and saws-all gears are a couple of things that have nipped me in the past. HF drill bots below 1/4" in size are trash but larger than 1/4" are great. I get a set of Hansen 1/16" - 1'4" and the $9 HF set to 1/2". that is for the black oxide bits. I also have a set of their titanium number/letter/fraction bits (half the price of other sources) and they are as good and durable as any I have used. However, the majority of their larger stuff is great. Big stuff like a chain hoist, 12 ton press, floor jack, and engine stand have given me many years of tough, reliable service. The engine stand is as good as any I have seen out there and in fact, looks like it was made by the same people.
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