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Old 02-12-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Craftsman Aluminum Floor Jack=Garbage

I was just lifting my camaro up to put the catback on when my $200 4 year old craftsman 4000lbs Aluminum Floor jack blew a seal and slowly lowered the car. I went online to find a rebuild kit and found over 140 reviews about the same thing happening to others.
I use the thing a couple times a year, kinda thought it would last for that kind of money. No help from Sears or Craftsman. So much for a quality product from a reputable company.
Buyer Beware on that thing.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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So solly Chinese jack did not last. Be glad you were not under it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:51 PM   #3
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Where do you buy a quality non-chinese jack these days that isn't a down payment on a camaro?
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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I have one I got from my grandfather over 15 years ago. It just weighs a hundred pounds. Kinda thought craftsman was decent compared to Harbour Freight. Guess not
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:54 PM   #5
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Where do you buy a quality non-chinese jack these days that isn't a down payment on a camaro?
My floor jack crapped out a few months ago (after about 20 years) and I have been casually looking around. Costco has a 4 ton jack...I'm not sure who makes it but my thought is Costco is very good about returning any merchandise bought from them. I think the price was about $120.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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I've had my 7 1/2 ton Craftsman steel floor jack for probably 10 or so years now. It weighs a metric ton but it's a beast. Never had any issues with it. Sad to see that stuff just isn't made like it used to be. No quality anymore. :(
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:00 PM   #7
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My floor jack crapped out a few months ago (after about 20 years) and I have been casually looking around. Costco has a 4 ton jack...I'm not sure who makes it but my thought is Costco is very good about returning any merchandise bought from them. I think the price was about $120.
Funny you say that. I called sears and the store manager told me I should be happy that I got 4 years out of it. I flipped out and he hung up on me. But I am in line at Costco right now with a $90 3.5 ton lift because I want to mod my camaro!!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:08 PM   #8
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is a 2 1/2 ton low pro jack enough for a 2SS/RS ?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #9
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Where do you buy a quality non-chinese jack these days that isn't a down payment on a camaro?
That would be nice , since a bought mine with ZERO DOWN !
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #10
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is a 2 1/2 ton low pro jack enough for a 2SS/RS ?
One would think yes , since you are going to lift one corner at the time , total weight ~4000 lb so .
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:20 PM   #11
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is a 2 1/2 ton low pro jack enough for a 2SS/RS ?
You would think that a 2.5 ton (5000 pound) jack should be fine to lift the rear half of a 2 ton (4000) pound car. But after today, I have my doubts. Jack stands and ramps will be under the car.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:34 PM   #12
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So solly Chinese jack did not last. Be glad you were not under it.
I really hope no one here is dumb enough to get under a car with only a jack.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:37 PM   #13
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I really hope no one here is dumb enough to get under a car with only a jack.
Several people die every year doing just that.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:39 PM   #14
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I really hope no one here is dumb enough to get under a car with only a jack.
Believe me there are people that do......
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:42 PM   #15
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most if not all Craftsman stuff is made in China :(
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:52 PM   #16
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You would think that a 2.5 ton (5000 pound) jack should be fine to lift the rear half of a 2 ton (4000) pound car. But after today, I have my doubts. Jack stands and ramps will be under the car.
yes sir, you cant ever be too safe when your underneath a vehicle. whenever i have my car on ramps i have a floor jack,jack stands, a secondary jack,and i chock the rear tires
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:01 PM   #17
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yes sir, you cant ever be too safe when your underneath a vehicle. whenever i have my car on ramps i have a floor jack,jack stands, a secondary jack,and i chock the rear tires
That's right exactly...+1
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