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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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Old 02-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #18
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And don't jack a car up on black or gravel. Because the wheels of the jack will sink in the blacktop,even if it's cold out. Jack stands will do the same thing.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:13 PM   #19
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Hey, for what it's worth....

at least you didn't have to use one of these.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:16 PM   #20
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I found these great jack stands at Tractor Supply. You just jack the car up put the jack stand where you want it and you can continuing jacking it up just like a regular jack. It's 2 in one when you get it up the height you want they have a safety pin you slide in so it can't come down.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #21
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most if not all Craftsman stuff is made in China :(
Try and find any floor jack these days that's not made in china...not so easy. Griot's sells one that's made in spain, and snap-on isnt chinese i would assume....but any others?
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:33 PM   #22
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Try and find any floor jack these days that's not made in china...not so easy. Griot's sells one that's made in spain, and snap-on isnt chinese i would assume....but any others?
yeah... about that...

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Old 02-12-2013, 02:36 PM   #23
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Any good floor jacks that fit under the front end?

I went to use mine on the camaro and realized the front end is too low. I had to pull the tire jack out of the back and do one side at a time.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #24
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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.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:20 PM   #25
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I bought the same jack and had the same thing happen.I took it apart and put a new oring in it[got it at the local hardware store],been working fine ever since.4 years ago.BTW before i took it apart i called sears and expressed my concernes[BE NICE] because they didn't have a repair kit for it.Told them it was out of warranty.They sent me a $100 gift card.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:29 PM   #26
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I have had my craftsman jack for 15 years and havent had an issue. Luckily you and your car wasnt hurt
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #27
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Here's one... http://www.arctictools.com/shop-equi...FWlxQgod1jEAfw
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:35 PM   #28
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I just bought a Lowpro NAPA floor jack last year. So far so good Not sure where it was made. I'll check it out when I get home
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