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12-04-2005 09:07 PM
Rob Keller Lincoln which is the same as Snap on are real nice
OTC makes good tools
but if you wait for the right time sears has a pro combo a 3 ton jack and stand for less than $150 they are 2 speed so you dont spend all day tiring to get to where you are tiring to jet to the pro series ha a yellow handle and 2 arms and the lift plate

if your going to use it in the dirt and throw it around might as well get a flea market special

SR66

I'm not prejudice, I hate everyone
12-02-2005 08:42 PM
TechnTool I have an OTC Stinger 3 ton jack and 2 3ton jack stands. Cost me $150. I love them. I also have 4 other 3ton jack stands, they come in handy.
12-02-2005 05:46 PM
Mr.NutCase
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Originally Posted by poncho62
Are those 2 ton stands the ones that are a piece of round tubing slit into 4 legs?

If they are, dump them.........I bought a set of 6 ton stands for $34/Page Ranking.........small price to pay for safety.
oh the 2 tons, i used them to support a lawn motor.

I wanted to replace with a 3 1/2 jack stands
12-02-2005 05:42 PM
enjenjo Summit racing has three ton stands on sale right now for $29.95 a pair.
12-02-2005 05:16 PM
poncho62 Are those 2 ton stands the ones that are a piece of round tubing slit into 4 legs?

If they are, dump them.........I bought a set of 6 ton stands for $34/pr.........small price to pay for safety.
12-02-2005 05:10 PM
Mr.NutCase i have a 2 ton jack stands, that i would like to replace.
Are the ton Craftsman or 3 1/2 AC Delco brand good? which are better?
12-02-2005 04:10 PM
TwistedTrbl Yeah I've had a Craftsman 3 ton for about 9yrs now. No problems with it and have done more the "average" DIYer with it. My dad bought one at the same time and his went out on him about 4yrs ago. Don't know how, he barely used it. Anyway thats what I was going ro suggest to you until I saw that you already bought one.
12-02-2005 03:33 PM
Mr.NutCase i bought a Craftsman 3 ton floor jack for 50 dollars, last week
06-08-2005 12:48 AM
el clarko i bought the 4,000 lb craftsman aluminum jack and am very pleased with it. two pumps brings it up to the chassis and then it pumps like a standard jack. bought it on sale for $179 and find that it was money well spent, considering i had been using a cheap offshore 2 ton piece for too long.

as for stands, the Goodyear Racing ones available at Sam's club are sweet. Very reasonably priced, durable, and have a nice chrome plating to them.
06-07-2005 02:23 PM
BigDawgsEatFirst
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Originally Posted by 66Caprice
What everyone else said and...

If you want to use a Transmission Adaptor, make sure the floor jack lifting pad can be removed and has a 1 1/4" shaft. Most of the heavy duty adaptors are 1 1/4" but the 2 ton and smaller jacks usually have a smaller diameter shaft.
Amen to that.......good point
06-07-2005 11:08 AM
66Caprice What everyone else said and...

If you want to use a Transmission Adaptor, make sure the floor jack lifting pad can be removed and has a 1 1/4" shaft. Most of the heavy duty adaptors are 1 1/4" but the 2 ton and smaller jacks usually have a smaller diameter shaft.
06-07-2005 08:54 AM
oldred Canadian Charlie hit the nail on the head--If you think a 2 ton will work you will soon find that a 3 ton is so much better that you should have bought a 5 ton
06-07-2005 07:15 AM
Canadian Charlie If you think you will only be jacking up 2 tons get a 5 ton model, you never know what you will be doing in the future
06-07-2005 06:21 AM
poncho62 I have had a Walker for 30 years, still works great.

Just recently bought a larger jack, that will lift to 30+ inches..........funny thing, jacks are cheaper (price wise) than they were 30 years ago.........that probably says something about the quality.
06-07-2005 04:44 AM
302 Z28 I have one of the Harbor Freight aluminum racing jacks. It works great for my 2400lb street rod, but hard to pump when used on my full size Chevy pickup.

Vince
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