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Old 02-05-2012, 07:35 AM
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Harbor Freight Floor Jack????

I am looking for a 2.5 to 3 ton steel low profile floor jack. One with a long handle. What do you think of the ones at Harbor Freight? Are they any good; reliable, strong construction?

I saw a nice 2.5 ton one at Sears but it had the short handle which I don't care for.

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I bought an expensive floor Jack from my local Carquest store. Cost allmost $300. It lasted about 5 years and was in need of rebuild. The rebuild kit was $50. Got a all aluminum "racing jack" from HF for about $60. that was five years ago. it is still going strong. and its a lot lighter than the Carquest jack.
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X2. I've had mine for 6-7 years now and it's still going strong. When I bought it, the price was $79. It was $99 for a long time, but when I went in to Costco a week ago, the price was up to $129. Still a great deal.
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I've also used the aluminum one from HB. For the $$, I think it's worth it. Lightweight and low profile has lasted me 2 yrs now w/o issue. I use it at home and in the pits.
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A friend of mine bought a fast lift steel jack from HF 3 years ago. At the time it was 100$ and still works great.
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I bought a basic 3 ton jack from HF about three years ago. So far so good. The valve action can be a bit jerky, but I found if I don't twist as hard to close the release is much better.

I had two of the Sears 3 ton jacks (that came with stands and creeper); neither jack lasted more than 6 months. They replaced the first one (after some effort on my part); but I didn't bother to go back on the second one. Still have the stands and the creepers.
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I have a 3T Harbor Freight floor jack - lifts either end of my F350 or either side of my 34', 12,000 pound 5th wheel travel trailer. You do have to be slow and gentle when you let it down as it will release quickly if not cautious.
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of harbour freight stuff and please with all of it. Ive bought from them for 25 years or more never unhappy with their stuff
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I have a HF 3ton floor jack going on 5 years now with no problems. But like the others said go easy on the twist of the handlle for down as it will come down quick if not careful. I dont twist it to tight and have found it does help when trying to control the letting it down gently.
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Thanks for the info.

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