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09-09-2004 04:01 AM
julmer A lot of jacks are 2 speed. They go up to contact really fast and then normal speed and pumps once they start picking up the load. My old Walker is that way. It really works nice if you need to pick up a big SUV or the like.
09-08-2004 03:58 PM
fat50 I have the $20 cheapie (I think it's a Rally brand) for travel, and a Craftsman SUV high lift for the garage.
09-08-2004 11:37 AM
poncho62 Have a 2 ton Walker that I bought at least 25 years ago. Needs a rebuild now. I paid $200 back then for it. Today, you can get a decent jack for $100. Reverse inflation??????
09-08-2004 10:11 AM
sodas38 I have a 3 ton aluminum racing jack I got for Christmas last year. Its a craftsman from Sears. Right now it will lift up fast except when you put it under load then it acts like a normal lift jack and is real slow. I've plugged it with oil but no help there. Any what provide any help????
09-06-2004 06:05 PM
BoomerADF 3 Ton Craftsman, old 3 ton that needs rebuilt, and a 48" Hi-Lift.
09-06-2004 12:47 PM
fourbyfourblazer Has any one seen the new mini race floor jacks at Northern Tools? My friend got a couple of these. Makes a cool gift. They lift up to 200lbs and fit in your hand.
09-06-2004 05:49 AM
I have a 3 ton Craftsman, it's ok for $110. The only thing I don't like is when you turn the handle to lower the jack down it drops down very fast.
I have a China jack made from the travelling tool truck that sells everything from tools to furniture. Actually it is a good jack. But the handle is tight when you go to release it and it will do the same thing if not careful. It will drop fast.
09-06-2004 01:11 AM
julmer 2 ton cheapie destined for the trash - it leaks. 3 ton semi-cheapie, 3 ton Walker long frame - it's about as old as I am, and a 2 1/2 ton air jack - designed to lift from the axle or similar. It will lift a tad over 4 feet for those "unusual" jobs.
09-05-2004 03:03 AM
78 monte Craftsman 2 ton(maybe 3 I dunno).Its there second biggest one with the twist handle.Big enough to do anything I'll need it for.Its jacked our bands duely G30 cubevan off the ground by the rear end pumpkin without a flinch.
Befor that I had a craftsman 2ton,one of the PITA models with the release valve next to the pumper so you gotta keep taking the handle out to lower the jack.
09-03-2004 08:03 PM
AngliaBob I currently have a 3 Ton jack made in China..
I want to purchase an aluminum "fast" jack..
But the minimum height has to 3 1/2 or under..
and the price needs to be closer to 100 tahn 150..
09-03-2004 07:55 PM
schnitz 7000# Michelin brand Sams Club $65.00 special. It presently won't hold height. Year old & needs a rebuild. Funny?
09-03-2004 03:03 PM
Canadian Charlie I got 2 floor jacks. Got a 2 ton jack Italian made and leaks oil. Got another jack 1 Ton that i bought from Canadian Tire 20 years ago, this one doesn't leak

The little one is great when you're trying to raise a lowered truck. The 2 ton won't even go under the front air dam
09-03-2004 12:10 PM
Nightfire Just the crappy one that came with the van (you know, the ones that come with the cars for roadside tire change) and some wooden blocks as jackstands.

09-03-2004 10:29 AM
302 Z28 I have one of the aluminum racing jacks from HF. It works good on my street rod, but struggles with my full size Chevy extented cab. I do however like the light weight.

09-02-2004 07:26 PM
Mag I use a generic 2-ton from harbor freight. Never had a problem with it. But if I were shopping for a new one, I'd buy one of the "aluminum racing jacks". I'd probably still stick with a generic model though. One of these days I'll have a full in floor lift. For now though, it serves my needs.
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