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Jack Stands....

Discussion in 'Shop Safety' started by neptco19, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009
    neptco19

    neptco19 That guy....

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    Make sure they are worth a sh*t before you trust your vehicle on them...Luckily I was beside it and not underneath it..

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  2. Sep 22, 2009
    SandhillMike

    SandhillMike Moderator

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    Good advice Jason. I do have a few cheaper ones, but any time I'm getting underneath I use some top of the line 6 ton units
     
  3. Sep 22, 2009
    mb82

    mb82 I feel great!

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    Is that first one bent up or is the pic angle?

    I don't like getting under any vehicle with my jackstands. I do it but never am comfortable.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2009
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :shock:
    Glad you're OK...
    That had to cause a ruckus.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2009
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

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    Wow! Glad you're ok.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009
    neptco19

    neptco19 That guy....

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    Yeah it collapsed inward

    It was def. not quiet mehh I had to sit down and take a couple beer break on the garage couch and stare at it for a minute. If it hadn't fallen forward also I would have been able to shut the garage door and call it a night.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Didja change yer shorts before you jacked it back up, or after?
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009
    pathkiller

    pathkiller Member

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    Lemme guess, Harbor Freight? I've got 2 pair just like em. Thanks for the warning. I think if I was in your shoes, Mr. Harbor Freight would have to have them surgically removed from his colon.
     
  9. Sep 22, 2009
    Don X

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    HF ones have the same design but they're orange and white
     
  10. Sep 22, 2009
    dauntless_powered

    dauntless_powered SUB Chief

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    Damn, I have one cheap set, my other 4 sets are all 5 ton or bigger. I still have gotten under neath a rig with the cheap 2 tons though. Maybe I should re think that, glad you are ok!!
     
  11. Sep 22, 2009
    cj5 buggy

    cj5 buggy Member

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    Dayum.... glad you got it taken care of, next time call the house if you can't get me on the cell...
     
  12. Sep 22, 2009
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    :shock:...glad your alright
     
  13. Sep 23, 2009
    w3srl

    w3srl All-around swell dude Staff Member

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    Man Jason, you are one lucky sumbi**h! :shock: Glad you are OK.

    I always back up my jack stands with either my floor jack or a stack of 4x4 cribbing. Never had one fail, but I also don't like tempting fate!
     
  14. Sep 23, 2009
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Glad your ok Jason!!!

    This is one of those cases where the made in China logo really screams don't trust me. I use a set of old ones I have had for 25+ years that were cheapies when I got them but they are pretty stout compared to what you get nowadays
     
  15. Sep 23, 2009
    windyhill

    windyhill Go

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    :shock: I have those exact ones!

    I usually backup with jack as well, but sheesh that's scarry!
     
  16. Sep 23, 2009
    brandon533b

    brandon533b Member since 2007

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    hummm.... makes me wonder about my cheapie craftsmen stands...
     
  17. Sep 23, 2009
    66cj5

    66cj5 Jeep with no name

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    yikes.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2009
    timgr

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    I've had one of the old 'split tube' types break and collapse. Surprising at the time :shock:

    I think you have to take ratings on the cheap Chinese gear with a grain of salt. I bought 2 pair of the 12 ton rated HF stands on sale, for about $30 a pair. They also come in 3 ton and 6 ton, for somewhat less, but you want the heavier ones. The HF stands have a pretty good reputation AFAIK.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2009
    DrDanteIII

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    I've been happy with my 2 sets of Crapsman HD high lift stands. Cost a bit more, but definitely worth it.


    I had an old stamped steel one that was my fathers collapse under my trailer.
     
  20. Sep 23, 2009
    Pokeman

    Pokeman Member

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    :shock: very glad you are OK. I have spent a bit of time under my jeep(s) on jackstands
     
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