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Ghetto Jet 09-02-2004 04:29 PM

What Kind Of Floor Jack Do You Have?
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.

montea 09-02-2004 05:54 PM

2 ton mvp? i think... just some $20 jack from crappy canadian tire. oh and one that was given to me but the wheels keep falling off:mad: 09-02-2004 07:13 PM

MAIN ONE an ooooold Blackhawk. Been rebuilt at least three times, keeps on coming. Plus about a dozen Taiwan from 2ton up. (I won an unclaimed freight auction once that was full of salt waterlogged air tools and hydraulic jacks..)

Mag 09-02-2004 07:26 PM

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.

302 Z28 09-03-2004 10:29 AM

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.


Nightfire 09-03-2004 12:10 PM

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.


Canadian Charlie 09-03-2004 03:03 PM

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:(

schnitz 09-03-2004 07:55 PM

7000# Michelin brand Sams Club $65.00 special. It presently won't hold height. Year old & needs a rebuild. Funny?

AngliaBob 09-03-2004 08:03 PM

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..

78 monte 09-05-2004 03:03 AM

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.

julmer 09-06-2004 01:11 AM

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.

Kevin45 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.

fourbyfourblazer 09-06-2004 12:47 PM

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.

BoomerADF 09-06-2004 06:05 PM

3 Ton Craftsman, old 3 ton that needs rebuilt, and a 48" Hi-Lift.

sodas38 09-08-2004 10:11 AM

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????

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