Originally Posted by Scott 78
I bought a lightweight aluminium craftsman race jack from sears. It came with 4 jackstands and a nice work mat. Cost $400. It worked for less than half a race season. I took it back to the sears for them to warranty it and they said they only warranty hand tools. They couldn't even tell me where to get replacement seals for it. I went to Harbor Freight and bought their "Titanium" brand light weight race jack for $50. The "Crappy Chinese" jack hasn't failed yet in 5 years. I will never buy craftsmen again because of the sears here in town.
I went through 3 Craftsman floor jacks (in about 12 years), the last one being a heavy duty Professional model. They all failed. About 5 years ago, I dropped around $69 bucks on a Harbor Freight aluminum jack - if I'm going to replace them every 3-4 years, I might as well spend less. No problems so far... I really like it.