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Old 06-23-2011, 01:52 PM
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Need a Floorjack...

I'm about tired of my Cr@psman 50239 2T aluminum jack dropping all at once on release. That and the fact that the handle only lifts the saddle about 1/2" per full stroke under load. Being the cheap Chinese POS it is, there is no rebuild kit available.

So far, I've seen some interesting ones, Schwaben PJM-626, Intermarket 200T, and Arcan ALJ3T. I know nothing about any of these jacks, the companies that make them, or the countries of origin.

I'm looking for recommendations. Will need:
  • something that goes to 3 3/4" or lower.
  • Something that goes to 18" or higher.
  • Something rated for 1.5T or higher.
  • Something with a rapid pump start.
  • Preferably aluminum (bad back)
  • Price is an object, but I believe you get what you pay for!

Will listen to all opinions.

Thanks!

Russ

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I recently got one made by Hein-Werner. Only used it a few times, but it seems ot work. I got it at a local auto parts store, and the jack is made in the USA. It is steel, so not really light, but it does have wheels, so it rolls where I need it.
Paid about $350.00.
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I recently got one made by Hein-Werner. Only used it a few times, but it seems ot work. I got it at a local auto parts store, and the jack is made in the USA. It is steel, so not really light, but it does have wheels, so it rolls where I need it.
Paid about $350.00.
Steel, but on my short-list. Anybody else???

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Check out Costco, if you have one nearby. Theirs is around $95 and an excellent value. It is steel, but it works great and you cannot beat Costco's warranty approach. I've had mine for almost three years and it's still like new. If you don't have Costco, check out NAPA. They were my second choice and more $$.
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:13 PM
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I bought the low profile jack at NAPA.. I got mine right at $200.00 It's not alum.. But a d*** good jack..

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Old 06-25-2011, 09:06 PM
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I bought the low profile jack at NAPA.. I got mine right at $200.00 It's not alum.. But a d*** good jack..
That is nice! It says "nylon casters", how are they working out?

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Old 06-25-2011, 09:41 PM
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That is nice! It says "nylon casters", how are they working out?

Russ

Well...I had to go out and make sure mine was the same... Almost 3 years of owning mine... I never realized it had them....
Well... I have to say this.... ''Never'' had any problem with them at all yet....

MAN !!!! I sure thought they where steel wheels all this time...

I guess I been moving way to fast in the shop to realize.... Now!!!! this is some funny ****...
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Well...I had to go out and make sure mine was the same... Almost 3 years of owning mine... I never realized it had them....

I guess I been moving way to fast in the shop to realize.... Now!!!! this is some funny ****...
That is funny I have had the same type of thing happen to me.......... We think we know so much..LOL

That is a nice jack.

Too the poster, casters are replaceable if you are not liking that part.
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I bought the low profile jack at NAPA.. I got mine right at $200.00 It's not alum.. But a d*** good jack...

Got this one yesterday. Price was $259 (sale price for July), which from what I could tell, was $20 over jobber price. Heavy, but can't beat the lift range of 2 1/2" to 21". Very smooth action and the cylinder has a rebuild kit available for it.

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I've had the Costco jack for about four years now (I bought it when it was still $79). I use it a lot. No issues at all. It's rated at 7,000 lbs, and I use it to lift my crewcab dually as well as all the cars. It sure LOOKS like the $259 NAPA jack. If it lasts for 5 years or more at $79 (or even today's price of $95), that's a deal in my book.
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I have an old Walker jack (now Lincoln). Had it since 1976 no issues and it takes a beating.
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Got this one yesterday. Price was $259 (sale price for July), which from what I could tell, was $20 over jobber price. Heavy, but can't beat the lift range of 2 1/2" to 21". Very smooth action and the cylinder has a rebuild kit available for it.

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Mr.Russ.. You will enjoy that jack.... I went in and bought mine around Christmas..I think it was right at $200.00
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Now that I've disassembled my Sears Chinese aluminum jack, I'm looking for a new rebuildable cylinder that I can adapt over to it. Anyone have a source for replacement hydraulics? I made a hand sketch, but the cylinder has 4" stroke and is 7 1/2" long closed from the tip to the mounting bolt holes...

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