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Old 10-08-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Jack Stands - Would You Trust These?

I just bought these Jack Stands from Harbor Freight.

Would you trust them?
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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sure, I don't think they will talk
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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They look fine to me... I generally don't like the quality of most Harbor Freight tools, but it's hard to screw up such a simple item. As long as you don't actually get real close to their 3-ton limit I wouldn't worry about them.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:38 PM   #4
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I guess I would but then again I wouldn't have bought ESCO and given away my cheap ones if I really liked them.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:47 PM   #5
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sure, I don't think they will talk
LOL, good one.

I've used HF ones before.. they're pretty beefy.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:51 PM   #6
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I wouldn't trust any jack stand unless each is backed up by a jack.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:11 PM   #7
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I have two pair, they hold great no problems used them on my wife's conversion van......7000Lbs
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:16 PM   #8
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They look beefier than the Autozone stands I use... I'm sure they're fine.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:16 PM   #9
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I have them too, no prob. Here is what i do for added safety and piece of mind. The wheels that i removed from the car i simply put them under the car, just lay them down, just in case.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:17 PM   #10
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Nah I'd use this..
https://www.toolsmithonline.com/prod...{47}Jack-Stand
Once you jack up w/ floor jack or scissor jack, then you can lift it easily with this one..pretty strong!!!!!
It does it's price
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:37 PM   #11
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Yes, your car weighs just over 1.5 tons and EACH jack stand is rated at 3 tons. More than enough magin for the job.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:40 PM   #12
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I get that .

I am just not sure if I can trust a $20 "Made in China" tool with my life.

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Yes, your car weighs just over 1.5 tons and EACH jack stand is rated at 3 tons. More than enough magin for the job.
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Yes, your car weighs just over 1.5 tons and EACH jack stand is rated at 3 tons. More than enough magin for the job.
It won't help if the car moves side ways for some reason. A gust of wind, a passer by giving it a shove, slight ground tremor. Anything can happen. When people get older, they will realise it's good to have some insurance.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:00 PM   #14
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dad buys harbor freight stuff all the time. as long as you don't abuse it, you'll be fine.
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It won't help if the car moves side ways for some reason. A gust of wind, a passer by giving it a shove, slight ground tremor. Anything can happen. When people get older, they will realise it's good to have some insurance.
Which is why you give the car a shove before you get under it. If it's not stable enough to take it you did something wrong and it's best to find out when the worst consequence is damage to the car. Not that I'm disagreeing with leaving a jack or other sturdy object under the car as a backup to the jack stands... I like leaving the jack under the car because if the worst does still happen, the tool that can be used to get the car off me is already in place. Which brings up another point: Tell somebody you're working under your car. At least that way if you get trapped there's somebody that'll think to look for you in your garage...
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It won't help if the car moves side ways for some reason. A gust of wind, a passer by giving it a shove, slight ground tremor. Anything can happen. When people get older, they will realise it's good to have some insurance.
....hurricane, earthquake or tsunami. thats why he only endorses these MDF boards costing $200
you must have some enemies if you're worried a passer by is gonna shove your car off it's jackstands while you're under it.
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Tell somebody you're working under your car.
No need. When the worst happens, it's best to go learn some mechanics from the great mech in the sky, than to burden yourself on someone who had to take care of you because you were paralysed from neck down, or became a vegetable from a hard knock on the head.

I still reckon it's best to have higher safety margins to make it difficult for the worst to happen.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:28 PM   #18
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....hurricane, earthquake or tsunami. thats why he only endorses these MDF boards costing $200
you must have some enemies if you're worried a passer by is gonna shove your car off it's jackstands while you're under it.
You forgot to mention volcanos.

Those MDF ramps are the best money can buy, and are earthquake and shoving resistant. They are so good in fact, I am designing an extension for raising the rear of the car.
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lol mdf boards. That is awesome.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:40 PM   #20
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....hurricane, earthquake or tsunami. thats why he only endorses these MDF boards costing $200
you must have some enemies if you're worried a passer by is gonna shove your car off it's jackstands while you're under it.
It would suck a$$ to roll right over the top and off those MDF ramps
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