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Old 09-23-2009, 08:36 PM
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I googled hein warner, went to their web site, catalog was 4 meg's, too big for my slow a** dial up. I don't have all night to wait. You might try it. Might get review's too.

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My 40-year-old Sears (Walker) 1.5T jack suffered hydraulic failure again, so I asked the owner of one of the last real service stations in town about who could rebuild it decently, and he pointed out his collection of yellow & black 3T Harbor Freight units. He said it's cheaper to use them and just replace a dead one with one of the spares that he keeps in the back, bought whenever they're on sale. I now have two.
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Air Hydraulic Bottle Jack

I have a Northern Tool Air Hydraulic jack which cost about $80 and it is a dream come true. Only disadvantage is it's starting height is 10" so you will probably need a low profile jack as well. Advantage is it is painless to jack many cars and trucks. I also like the fact that I can work my car up to the ceiling if I want to; safety first, don't try this at home.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:40 PM
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don't buy the jacks from wal-mart though i was getting a good deal for myself and the local fire depertment that i am a voulenteer for trying to save them money and they both have the same problem, no weight they go up great put under load won't go up, we ended up buying a crafstman,
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:31 AM
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What are you trying to lift, a fire truck? The wal mart jack I bought (3 ton) will lift the whole front end of my 4x4 chevy as high as the jack will go.
I've had it 2 yrs so far and no problems. Starting height of 5 in. is pretty good but it's heavy as hell. It sit's in my garage and has survived temp ranges from 0* to 100*.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:03 AM
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I have a 2T no name $20 Taiwanese cheapie that I bought about 1988 that works very nicely even yet. I also have a 3T Crapsman that I really don't trust as it occasionally decides to release itself. Neither one will lift the front of my 8000+ pound F350 but will do one corner at a time . I've been looking for a decent used jack for 2 years but as 'pre-owned', they all seem to be "used up". So with that said, I'm adding my name to this thread as a subscriber so maybe I can get one that's acceptable. HF - they do have a decent warranty - but the trip there can be a pain

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we were trying to lift a 1991 chevy astro van with no added equipment that is used to haul personal to a scene and need new shocks in it.
and i have a 1991 mazda 323 stripped out for a race car, which maybe 1500 puonds it won't even lift that neither of them will.
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Does anybody know about Hein-Warner jacks, they seem to be good quality, and are made in America. The 2 ton has a hefty price tag of about $350 from sears. I was going to buy a craftsman jack, but the reviews on their website are very discouraging.
I bought one years ago and still have it. Never any problems.
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A Craftsman or a Hein Warner?
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A Craftsman or a Hein Warner?
Hein Warner. I think I bought it at Granger many years ago.
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