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Jack stands

Discussion in 'Workshop and Home Improvement' started by El Cazador, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. El Cazador

    El Cazador

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    Need a set, or more, of jack stands but I'm wary of the "lift the handle to release" models that are everywhere. What do y'all use and is there a good source you're recommend?
     
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    I have the biggest one's they sell at Wal-Mart. They're 6 tons I think and have a secondary safety pin. I have no fear of the lift to release type as long as they aren't the cheapest ones you can find.
     
  3. 2badfjs

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    i have quiet a few stands from the type you described to a pair of 10 ton stands that at the minimum heigth stand about 3 ft tall, extended heigth is probably close to 4.5 feet.
     
  4. nicholastheczar

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    I have a pair of 6 ton craftsman that are built like that and have had no problems with them. They have been holding my 62 up for a while now.
     
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    spressomon glutton Moderator

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    I wouldn't have any issues with them. Although that being said I do like the ones that have the safety pins just for the added piece of mind when crawling around under a 7K lb rig.
     
  7. bsevans

    bsevans Focus on the Journey

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    I have 4 3 ton AC Hydraulics and a pair of 6 ton jacks from Sears. I find I use the AC Hydraulics most of the time.
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    I still throw my tires underneath when I can just for good measure and usually leave my jack in place for a little extra safety.
     
  9. John McVicker

    John McVicker SILVER Star

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    Always tires under the truck. Always.

    John