Gift card only for me.. i did not have a receipt if that matters..
I feel the same way.. it should be a cash refund. If i paid a lot for those it would be different.I just thought it was wrong, it makes you spend the 'gift' at HF right? So they mitigate losses. It should be a cash refund and then perhaps a gift card to cover your out of pocket expenses.
Those don’t look like a terrible option for a cruiser, but I’d not trust them with 6 tons. For a couple bucks more the 6 ton stands I bought locally look like they’d hold twice the weight.I had the 6 ton recall jack stands. I haven't returned them yet, but I will get around to it. I appreciate the alert for the recall.
For anyone in the market for new jack stands, I did buy replacement jack stands from Amazon. If anyone is interested, the link is below. It is not an affiliate link. They were only ~$45 shipped for me. They are AWESOME. The HF jack stands always made me a bit nervous because there was some wobble of the extension arm in the neck of the base plate. I just wrongly assumed that this was normal. The new jack stands allow for no wobble of the extension arm at all. It is a very snug fit. The teeth in the extension arm are also much deeper than the HF ones were. This allows for a much better engagement of the lock. My favorite part is that there is a secondary locking pin incorporated in the design. With the pin in place, I believe that it is close to impossible for the jack stand to collapse down. If you are in the market for jack stands, I highly recommend the linked model. The only downside I found is that the paint was damaged a bit from the poor packaging in the box. This doesn't bother me though as this is a tool. I just need it to work as intended. The model is the Pro-Lift T-6906D
I am glad that you were able to find another option. Unfortunately, you haven't offered any model number for the floor jacks that you bought. I was seeking to provide an option for people who need replacements for the recalled HF model to work on their Cruiser. As you said, the model I posted will work well enough. I don't work on anything bigger than my 100 so I wouldn't need something that is heavier to hold more weight.Those don’t look like a terrible option for a cruiser, but I’d not trust them with 6 tons. For a couple bucks more the 6 ton stands I bought locally look like they’d hold twice the weight.
Ive found that Amazon doesn’t always have the best prices... Amazon wanted $50 for a genuine Husqvarna Replacement chain and $25 for an aftermarket. The local Husqvarna dealer (out in the boondocks) sold me a genuine one for $25 taxes in.
I am headed to my garage today. I will take a pic comparing the Pro Lifts to the old HF jacks that I have. Most people probably still have the HF jacks around to compare to. I also just ordered a digital caliper and I will measure them both when it arrives.$46 for delivered double locking 6 tons is a good price. The pic does make it look like the base is pretty thin metal, though. How thick is it, if you know?
Returned the jack stands in question to Harbor Freight. With the refund I got these 3 Ton Stands from Oreilly. They cost three times as much. But I guess I had to ask myself how much my life and health was worth. Lesson learned.I've just had a gut full of this race to the bottom mentality. Everyone keeps making stuff cheaper and cheaper and the only way to make it cheaper is to cut wages, materials and safety.
The only way this stuff can be made so cheap is to do it in some f*** hole country that treats their workers like slaves, has zero safety standards and has zero environmental protections and pollutes the hell out of the joint.
The amount of waste and pollution that goes into this stuff is mind boggling.
Its dug up as iron ore in Australia, shipped by train and truck to the docks in Western Australia. Shipped half way across the world to China, turned into steel then freighted to wherever their manufacturing area is and pay some guys a bowl of rice to make this stuff, and if they get hurt or killed in the process then who gives a s*** coz there is another billion of them waiting to fill their position. Its then sent back to the docks then shipped all over the world, where its unloaded and trucked all around the country. To be sold for next to nothing then fail a few years later and thrown in the bin. Then the whole process starts all over and you buy another set.
We're destroying the place flooding it with cheap throwaway crap. I'm just using jack stands as an example but it can be said the same about just about anything. Stuff was built to last, whether it was a fridge or washing machine, the old ones were bullet proof. Now your lucky to get 5 years out of it and we just accept that as normal.
We all own and work on Landcruisers so most of us have an understanding of quality, 40 series landcruisers are still being driven and they are still repairable nearly 50 years on. I dont think we'll be seeing many Kia's, Hyundai's or Great Walls making it to 50.
Ok rant over. I think this Covid stuff and the Chinese government always acting like a bunch of assholes has made me think more about how all this stuff works and I'm sick of supporting them and their cheap s***.