Tools & Fabrication - Good Jack/jack stands
03-02-2010, 08:15 PM
I've read the craftsman ones suck...
This one is good tho?
03-03-2010, 01:05 AM
I think there all the same, there all made in China.
03-03-2010, 06:03 PM
jacks- there's a few really nice ones out there which cost $$$, the rest are very similar. you can have cheap or good, not both
as far as the jack stands go, I like the harbor freight ones... they're at least as good as any of the others I've used. The 3 ton ones are fine for normal stuff like rotating tires and stuff, but if you have to get under the car I prefer the 6 ton ones, to get some extra room without resorting to stacking boards or something under the smaller jackstands.
03-03-2010, 08:39 PM
As long as you get the replacement plan when you buy something at HF then you will be taken care of, regardless of how bad the product is beaten/broken. They don't care. You get another one on the spot. If the cylinder leaks or gets hard to turn then just take it back. As long as you spent the $ on a replacement plan you'll walk out with a new one, and that goes for any of their stuff.
03-05-2010, 09:57 PM
My favorite jack stands are made by Alltrade, it's their 3 ton 'All in One' jack stand with built-in bottle jack. A street rod builder friend of mine turned me on to them about a year ago. I got mine at Pep Boys, but you can find them online. I paid about $39 each last year.
Here's a link, http://www.alltradetools.com/3693.htm
A couple of pics, one showing a set under my TCI '32 Ford chassis.
03-12-2010, 06:20 PM
Now that's pretty cool.
03-13-2010, 04:01 PM
Here's the jack I'd like to own. Lightweight and lifts to 19 1/2 inches.
03-13-2010, 08:02 PM
best jack I have ever owned, and used in a shop enviroment....
on sale now too I see, might get another
03-13-2010, 08:09 PM
I have a Craftsman 3 ton jack, and two sets of jack stands. I don't see how you can screw up jack stands, so I'd look for the cheapest ones of those.
As for the jack, it works good for the price I paid. It's probably nowhere near the best, but if you're on a budget I think it's just fine.
06-04-2010, 03:58 PM
After much fence sitting and internet forum searching, I bit the bullet and got the AFF 200SS at Mile-X Equipment for $290.00 + shipping.
VeryVERY nice, I'm glad I got it. I highly reccomend it, it's worth the few more bucks over the others.
Too bad it can't be had in blue....