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Old 03-27-2004, 06:53 AM
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That jack that was made back in the 60's was built under different standards than what is build now. It used to be that only professionals bought that stuff. The price was not that big of a deal, because they expected them to last. Now, everyone wants one for at home. They have dropped the quality of the tools and equipment to be able to cut prices and mass produce the stuff for the consumer. If you buy the "homeowner" grade of tools, the quality will be much lower than the "professional" models. The price will also be much lower.

When buying safety related tools, like jacks and jack stands, don't buy the cheap stuff, buy the professional grade. Your life may depend on it.

When jacking a vehicle, or anything for that matter, it should be done on a solid, level, flat surface. Jack stands should also be used under the same conditions. Jack stands are designed to support objects vertically. They are not intended to hold a vehicle in place while it is being pulled or pushed horizontally.

THINK SAFETY FIRST. If you can't afford the safer tools, let someone else do the job!

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Old 03-28-2004, 04:46 PM
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i second that motion.
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Who buys tools from Wal-Mart anyway?
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Old 03-28-2004, 04:58 PM
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your average everyday home do it yourselfer.
im forced to buy from snap hole.
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Old 03-28-2004, 09:03 PM
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I buy some tools from wal-mart.Stanley is the only thing i will buy their..

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Old 03-28-2004, 09:15 PM
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Yeah Stanly is pretty good. I got a Stanly vice-grip wrench from Target. It's the best wrench ever, you can not strip a nut with it,
and like if you are taking off a bumper you can clamp it on the other side and go to town with the ratchet and not have to hold the wrench.
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Old 03-28-2004, 09:33 PM
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go to town with a ratchet.
thats funny.
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Even Husky tools are even made in China and Taiwian and they are not any cheaper.
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:07 PM
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we just rebuilt that jack. it is a blackhawk jack. i bet that thing will lift up the building.
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Old 04-02-2004, 10:39 PM
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sorry man....thats no great accomplishment....wal-mart takes back anything, even if its so obious that you didnt buy it there....
a friend of mine had a Diablo II CD blow up in his CD drive....he's had the game since it came out.....put it back in the origional box, took it back, said he got it as a present and then it blew up, they gave him an exchange.....it even rang up as like 49$ when they scanned it but he told the woman that the price had just gone down alot recently....and the size of the box was different too.....he just was like 'They changed that too'
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Old 04-02-2004, 10:44 PM
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i like walmart but in nj the walmarts are filled with paterson ites
that keeps me away. they dont mop the floors,stock the shelves. the ones here in jersey are pretty nasty
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Old 04-02-2004, 11:37 PM
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Isn't everything nasty in Jersey? I've seen a few Cops(the show) that were filmed up there. seems kinda rough.



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Good luck with the New Jack.

Hopefully this one will last a year or more and dosn't collapse while your working under it before you cant get the jack stands set up. I have no idea where my jacks are made, so I won't rag on japan or China, or even Mexico since thats where they are most likely from.


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USA for us

Hey, we live in US. We lost many job by Clinton signed all good can make from other countries (specially China). Most China made products are bad because cheap labor and cheap non-quality materials. That why their products alway cheaper. Spend little more money to buy Made in USA, you will see what is the difference.
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I personally would love to buy ALL "Made IN USA" tools, but I cant afford it. If I only bought tools made here, my toolbox and my garage walls (pegboard) would be pretty empty.

Ive been a working stiff all my life (BLUE collar like Springsteen always pretended to be), and my paychecks dont go far after bills, house payment, car payment, etc (same as most of you). I buy Craftsman tools, and I also buy HF stuff. I buy what I can afford, to keep my "old" American vehicles running and on the road. If that takes buying a HF floor jack for 100.00 vs buying a "Made In The USA" floor jack for 300.00, well, I gotta have a jack and I cant afford 300.00 for one, so I buy the HF jack.

American tool companies (the few that are left) find it hard to compete with the imported tools brought here by HF, et al. The American tool buyer is looking for value. Some of them, like myself, see the value in a tool made to last, vs a tool made cheaply, but cant afford the former, so they buy the latter to get a job done. I know thats why I have most of my import tools.

AFA tool safety, come on, there has to be some personal responsibility and/or some common sense applied here. If someone cant see a problem getting under a vehicle held up by a small cheap jack or a spindly set of jackstands and not redundantly supported by some other solid object, then maybe the law of natural selection would apply?

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